Fire

  • Book extract: 'Tiger Fire' by Valmik Thapar December 2, 2013

    The tiger has captured the imagination of human beings from the beginning of recorded history. It has been feared, worshipped, admired, hunted, studied, photographed, written about, immortalised in art and poetry, and has enthralled king and commoner alike. 'Tiger Fire' celebrates this magnificent predator by bringing together non-fiction writing, photography...
  • 2 factories gutted as massive fire breaks out in Sahibabad Industrial area December 2, 2013

    A massive fire erupted in a shoes' factory in Sahibabad Industrial area of Ghaziabad in the wee hours on Monday, gutting it completely and also engulfing a rubbed factory. The fire started at around 3:45 am and it could be doused only by 11 am, fire department officials said. No loss...
  • 4 railwaymen injured while dousing engine fire near Mukundia station November 30, 2013

    Four railwaymen received burn injuries when the engine of a goods train carrying combustible material caught fire near Mukundia station near Katihar. The incident took place midnight on Thursday night on Katihar-Barsoi section. After noticing the fire, the drivers stopped the train and separated the engine from the wagons, Divisional Railway...
  • Billy Joel song 'We didn't start the Fire' adapted by Samajwadi Party in UP November 29, 2013

    Billy Joel's popular English number "We didn't Start the Fire" has been adapted into a Hindi song by the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh for promoting its supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. The rights of the Grammy winner has been bought by SP for the jingle to give a musical touch...
  • Uphaar case: SC stays proceedings against ex IPS Amod Kanth November 29, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the trial court proceedings against former IPS officer Amod Kanth in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri also asked CBI to file its response to the petition of Kanth in the case. Kanth has challenged the...
  • Indonesia orders mass evacuation as alert raised on Sumatra volcano November 24, 2013

    Indonesia ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents near an active volcano in the west of the vast archipelago on Sunday as authorities raised the alert for the emergency to the highest level. Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra has become increasingly active in recent months, spewing columns of ash several...
  • 5 off-beat films everyone's talking about and you need to watch in 2014 November 23, 2013

    New Delhi: You might have heard about these films, but there is a possibility that you haven't watched them yet since they didn't get wide releases as some of their contemporary Bollywood counterparts. Two of these five films are still awaiting their release. I have liked these films for various reasons,...
  • Minor fire breaks out in Shah Rukh Khan's Bandra residence November 22, 2013

    Mumbai: A minor fire broke out in Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's beach-facing bungalow 'Mannat' located in suburban Bandra West tonight, after a short circuit, fire officials said. The short circuit, which occurred in a bathroom's exhaust fan, set off the bungalow's fire alarm, the officials said. The blaze was quickly brought...
  • Josh Hutcherson regrets signing 'The Hunger Games' November 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Josh Hutcherson regrets doing sci-fi adventure movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' as he feels it has destroyed his privacy. The 21-year-old says he had no idea that his role as Peeta Mellark would rocket him into super-stardom. "There's definitely times you have people outside of your house waiting...
  • Passengers can demand safety-demo of Volvo buses: VP Akash Passey November 16, 2013

    There have been two major accidents where Volvo buses went up in flames in a span of two weeks. After the two tragic incidents resulting in the death of many questions are being raised on the safety of going by the Volvo, and the company's Senior Vice President Akash Passey...
  • Tata Steel factory explosion injures 11 workers November 14, 2013

    Eleven Tata Steel employees and contract workers were injured on Thursday following an explosion inside its factory in Jamshedpur. "Eleven persons were injured after explosion in the LD gas holder at our facility. Two of the injured are serious," a Tata Steel spokesperson said. The spokesperson said the area of the...
  • Karnataka: MBBS student battling for life after being set on fire November 14, 2013

    Bangalore: A 22-year-old MBBS student, Kameshwar, is battling for life in Kolar in Karnataka after being set on fire. He has been shifted to St Johns hospital in Bangalore and has suffered 60 per cent burns. Kameshwar is a student from Hyderabad and was studying at Devraj URS Medical College in...
  • Suwasara: 1 killed, 3 injured after SAF jawan opens fire at passengers in a bus November 14, 2013

    A passenger was killed and three others, including the bus conductor, were injured when a policeman, travelling in the bus, opened fire from his service revolver at Suwasara, about 70 km from Mandsaur on Tuesday night. Special Armed Force (SAF) jawan Dinesh Marskole, who was going to Mandsaur from Bhanpura by...
  • K'taka: 7 die after bus enroute to Mumbai from Bangalore catches fire November 14, 2013

    Haveri: Seven people were killed and 40 others injured after a bus enroute to Mumbai from Bangalore caught fire in Haveri district of Karnataka on Thursday morning. A toddler is amongst those who have been killed and three of the injured are very critical. At least 48 passengers were on board...
  • 1 killed,15 injured as fire breaks out at Bhushan Steel Plant November 13, 2013

    One person died and at least 15 others were seriously injured when a fire broke out at Bhushan Steel Plant in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Wednesday prompting the state government to order closure of the factory, police said. "We have received report of one person being killed and another sustaining above 80...
  • 200 shanties in east Delhi gutted, no casualty November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Around 200 shanties were gutted when a fire broke out in Ghazipur area in eastern part of the city on Monday in the evening but no casualty was reported, police said. As per fire officials, around 27 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. The...
  • News 360: MCA felicitates Sachin by naming Kandivili ground after him November 11, 2013

    The MCA felicitated Sachin Tendulkar ahead of his 200th and final Test by naming its Kandivili Ground after him. Earlier in the day, Sachin fans were disappointed as the MCA will reportedly sell only 5000 out of 30,000 tickets for Sachin's last Test match. ...
  • Kolkata: Firings within school premises over property dispute kill two November 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Two youngsters were killed and a third is battling for life at a government hospital in Kolkata after the principal of a kindergarten school and her security guard opened fire on a group of trespassers in the wee hours of Monday morning. Ironically, the incident took place at a stone's...
  • Will give Pakistan benefit of doubt but not at India's cost, says Khurshid November 11, 2013

    India will give Pakistan the "benefit of the doubt" as they pursue peace amid a series of ceasefire violations along the LoC but this cannot be at India's cost, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said. "...if you look at the ground reality and you look at the result of our...
  • Kolkata: Headmistress, guard open fire at miscreants in school, 2 dead November 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Two people have been killed and one person has been seriously injured in a firing that took place in Kolkata early on Monday morning. The incident that has been recorded on CCTV cameras occurred around 4.55 am on Monday when 10 to 15 people entered a kindergarten school building compound....
  • Mumbai: Massive fire in a 7-storey building kills four in Vikhroli November 11, 2013

    Mumbai: A massive fire has engulfed a 7-storey building in Mumbai killing four and injuring eight others. The fire has not yet been doused but is said to be under control. The injured have been admitted to Rajawadi and Sion hospital in Mumbai. The residents have blamed the builder for having...
  • China's first helicopter to fight fire to be ready next year November 8, 2013

    Beijing: China's first helicopter to fight fire will be deployed by the middle of next year at its biggest city, Shanghai. The Russian-made Ka-32 helicopter, currently undergoing final stages of assembly, will be delivered to the metropolis by January next year, said Shanghai fire department chief Zhao Zixin. Shanghai will set...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Government sets up panel to probe bus fire November 8, 2013

    The state government has set up an inquiry committee on Friday to probe for the reasons that lead to death of 45 people in the Mahbubnagar bus fire incident. The two-member panel, comprising IAS officers, has also been asked to suggest steps to prevent a recurrence of such incidents. The committee,...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review: Not good as the iPad Air, but worth its price November 7, 2013

    New York: On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn't received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging...
  • Hotel owner shoots manager dead, angry people set lodge on fire November 6, 2013

    The manager of a private hotel in Purulia was shot dead allegedly by its owner early on Wednesday, sparking protest by local people who set fire to the lodge, the police said. Ashish Banerjee, owner of Pinaki Lodge, shot the manager, Partha Chatterjee, following an altercation over some unknown issues. Partha...
  • Canada: Aircraft catches fire at Montreal airport; passengers, crew evacuated November 6, 2013

    Nearly 250 passengers have been evacuated as a fire break out on the tarmac at Montreal airport in Canada. Five people have suffered injuries. Most of the passengers slid down the emergency chute to safety. Initial reports suggest that the fire was caused by the luggage belt loader. ...
  • Eminem, Taylor Swift win first live YouTube Music Awards November 4, 2013

    London: Eminem and Taylor Swift were among the big winners at the first live YouTube Music Awards. The 'Rap God' rapper took away the award for 'Artist of the Year' after performing the track from his latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Whilt Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble'...
  • Protests erupt after 23-year-old man shot dead by unidentified assailants November 4, 2013

    A 23-year-old man was shot dead and two others injured when unidentified persons opened fire at them, police said. The deceased, Mukul Sharma, was returning home on a motorcycle along with two others on Sunday evening when some motorcycle borne miscreants opened fire at them near Gururam Rai School in Muzaffarnagar,...
  • Delhi: 6 die, 10 injured in garment factory fire November 2, 2013

    Six people died and 10 were injured on Saturday after fire broke out in a garment factory in Delhi's Shadipur area. The condition of five is said to be serious. Twenty others were rescued by the authority and the fire has been doused. (More details awaited) ...
  • Firing at Los Angeles Airport, gunman chased down November 2, 2013

    A 23-year-old man armed with an assault rifle and carrying materials expressing anti-government sentiment opened fire on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, killing one person before being chased down himself. ...