Fire

  • Underground fire, subsidence in Jharia be considered as 'national disaster': CPI(M) January 11, 2014

    The CPI(M) on Friday told the 14th Finance Commission that the underground fire, subsidence and emission of poisonous gas in the Jharia coalfields of Dhanbad be considered as a "national disaster". "Lives and livelihood of about seven lakh inhabitants in the area are adversely affected due to the underground fire following...
  • Watch: Footage of fire on Bandra-Dehradun Express January 8, 2014

    A fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning leaving nine people dead. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane. ...
  • Dehradun Express fire: Railways announce Rs 5 lakh compensation for victims' families January 8, 2014

    Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the incident and announced...
  • Dehradun express fire: Railways announce ex-gratia January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the incident...
  • Dehradun Express catches fire in Thane, nine dead; passengers rescued January 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Nine people have died as a fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane when the train was on its way from Bandra to Dehradun. The Railway authorities say...
  • AP: Major fire in chemical factory, no casualty January 6, 2014

    Nalgonda: A huge fire gutted a chemical factory in Bibinagar area of Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh on Monday but no one was hurt, police said. There were no injuries or casualty in the mishap, they said. The blaze started in the agro-chemical factory at around 11.15 am and the flames spread rapidly....
  • 1 dead, 1 critically injured in New York City high rise fire January 6, 2014

    Authorities say one person has died and another has been critically injured in a high-rise apartment fire in midtown Manhattan. Firefighter spokesman Danny Glover said the fire reported to authorities shortly after 11 am on Sunday was in an apartment on the 20th floor of a building at 43rd Street and...
  • 19-year-old battles for life after in-laws set her on fire at Irba Village January 5, 2014

    A 19-year-old girl suffered serious burns after being allegedly set on fire by her in-laws at Irba village, about 15km from Ranchi, the police said. The victim, who is said to have eloped with and married a youth last year, suffered serious burns when her in-laws allegedly set her on fire last night when she...
  • Bihar: Two, including police officer, killed in Jurawanpur January 2, 2014

    Two people, including a police officer, were killed in a firing incident at a Bihar village late Wednesday night, an officer said on Thursday. The incident took place at Vaishali district's Jurawanpur police station, over 30 km from Patna, during a party late Wednesday night when a village head opened fire...
  • Dubai 2014 fireworks display breaks Guinness world record January 1, 2014

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said on Wednesday. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six minutes,...
  • WB: Fire breaks out at jute mill in Howrah, no casualties December 31, 2013

    A fire broke out in Shibpur Jute Mill on Tuesday at Foreshore Road in Howrah district, fire brigade sources said. No casualty or injury was reported. The fire was detected at about 1 pm and 15 fire tenders brought the blaze under control. The reason of the fire was not yet known,...
  • Maoists torch 3 vehicles over non-payment of money demanded by them December 31, 2013

    Maoists torched three vehicles of a road construction company at Khaira in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Tuesday. About 40 armed Maoists raided the site of a road construction company and torched a machine and two road rollers on Monday late night, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ashok Kumar Singh...
  • Srinagar: Fire in Hazratbal area damages 14 houses December 30, 2013

    At least 14 residential houses and two boats were damaged in a devastating fire in Hazratbal area in the outskirts of the city on Monday, officials said. Fire broke out in a house at Dhobi Ghat locality in the vicinity of holy Hazratbal shrine on the banks of Dal Lake around...
  • Hyderabad: Major fire breaks out at timber factory, no casualties December 30, 2013

    A major fire broke out in a timber factory in Musheerabad area at Hyderabad in the early hours on Monday. Eight fire engines have been pressed into service. "No one is injured...Efforts are on to extinguish the fire," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) V B Kamalasan Reddy said. The factory...
  • Bangalore-Nanded Express fire: 20 bodies identified December 29, 2013

    Bangalore: A day after 26 people were charred to death in a devastating fire in a train near Puttaparthy in Andhra Pradesh, as many as 20 bodies were identified and eight of them have been handed over to relatives. "The bodies of 20 people, who were charred to death in a...
  • 2007 Nandigram firing: CBI yet to get sanction to prosecute policemen December 29, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Government, which cashed in on the Nandigram protests in state politics, has not yet given CBI the sanction to prosecute five police officers involved in the 2007 police firing which killed 14 villagers. The agency has now filed charge sheets without giving alleged role of these five...
  • Bangalore-Nanded Express fire: Inquiry set up to acertain the reason December 29, 2013

    Anantapur: A day after 26 people were charred to death after an AC coach of the Bangalore-Nanded Express caught fire near Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, a railway official said that the time guard got late in giving the smoke alarm which could have averted the incident. Rajeev Bhargava ,...
  • Thailand: Gunmen open fire on anti-govt protesters, one dead December 28, 2013

    An anti-government protester was killed and three others injured on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a rally site near Thailand's Government House in Thailand, raising fears of violence in deeply polarised country. The pre-dawn attack follows weeks of protests demanding resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, triggering bloody clashes...
  • Odisha: Girl sets self on fire after mother denies money for picnic December 26, 2013

    A 15-year-old girl in Bhadrak district of Odisha poured kerosene and set herself on fire after being denied money for picnic by her mother, the police said on Thursday. The girl with 90 per cent burns is in a critical condition in a hospital. The incident took place on Wednesday at...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Fire breaks out at rubber factory, four killed December 26, 2013

    Four workers were charred to death in a fire that broke out in a rubber factory in Gaganpahad area on Thursday morning. Preliminary reports say that leakage from a pipe line supplying hot liquid chemical resulted in the blaze that spread to one of the rest rooms in the factory...
  • Junior Bar Association president shot dead, lawyers vandalise hospital December 19, 2013

    The president of Junior Bar Association was on Thursday shot dead by unidentified persons in Pratapgarh district, following which lawyers vandalised the district hospital and collectorate office, police in Kota on Thursday. Raj Dutt Mishra (52) riding a motorcycle with one U D Pandey was shot dead by some motorcycle-borne persons when he was on his...
  • Jennifer Lawrence against girls being called 'fat' on TV December 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence does not support girls being called 'fat' on television. The actress believes this should be made 'illegal'. The 'The Hunger Games - Catching Fire' actress said it is very important to regulate such behaviour, reports contactmusic.com. "I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat...
  • Village Development Officer shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside his house December 17, 2013

    A Village Development Officer was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside his home  in broad daylight, police said on Tuesday. Sahaspur VDO Divesh Kamboj was getting ready for office on Monday when the doorbell rang. As his wife opened the door three young men riding a motorcycle asked for Kamboj. As the...
  • Middle-aged man shot at by 4 unidentified miscreants near GDA office December 16, 2013

    A middle-aged man was shot at by four unidentified persons near Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) office on Monday morning in Ghaziabad, police said. The incident occurred when Narrandra Tomar (40), secretary of Awasiya Sahakari Samiti of Ghaziabad, was going to his office around 10.45 AM in Nav Yug Market of the district when four unidentified persons...
  • One killed in police firing in Singrauli, indefinite curfew imposed December 14, 2013

    One person was killed in police firing in Singrauli town, where an indefinite curfew was clamped this evening following violence, police said. Enraged over the death of a person who was detained by police and later went missing, a large number of people staged a road blockade and set afire several...
  • Mumbai: Death toll in massive fire in a residential building rises to 7 December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Seven people have been killed in a massive fire that that engulfed the 26-storey Mont Blanc building in the southern part of the city on Friday night. The bodies of four people have been charred beyond recognition. The mishap took place after a fire broke out on the 12th floor...
  • Major fire at residential building in South Mumbai, no casualties December 13, 2013

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out in a 30-storey residential building at Kemps Corner in South Mumbai on Friday evening. The fire reportedly broke out on the 14th and 15th floor of the building. Civic body sources said six fire-fighters sustained injuries during the operation to control the flames. "People who reside...
  • Two Maoists killed in firing between rival groups December 11, 2013

    In an exchange of fire between Maoists and their rival group, two Maoists were killed and several others injured at a village in Gaya district on Wednesday, a police officer said. The incident took place at Dhangai village when the ultras belonging to the CPI(Maoist) and Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) fired...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher December 10, 2013

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such as...
  • 2 years after AMRI fire, relatives of victims wait for justice December 10, 2013

    Two years after the ghastly fire at AMRI Hospital in Dhakuria which led to the death of over 90 people, relatives of the victims feel the system has failed them. "It has been two years but we are yet to get justice. Those who were accused are out on bail and...