Fire

  • Kumbakonam school fire: Ten years after the tragedy, victims' families still await justice August 7, 2014

    Kumbakonam: A district court in Thanjavur recently convicted 10 people and acquitted 11 others in the Kumbakonam school fire accident - a tragedy that left 94 children dead. Ten years after the tragedy, families say they are still waiting for justice. Neither time nor the conviction of 10 people by...
  • Fire breaks out at ISKCON temple, no casualty reported August 7, 2014

    A fire broke out in the administrative complex of an ISKCON temple late Wednesday night destroying many important documents and items. Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after more than three hours of firefighting, according to fire officials. There was no casualty in the fire,...
  • Three killed in firing outside Roorkee sub jail August 5, 2014

    Three associates of a notorious criminal Chinoo Pandit were killed and five others injured on Tuesday when a rival gang of criminals opened fire on them outside Roorkee sub jail in Haridwar district, police said. The clash took place just outside the gate of the sub jail at around...
  • Massive fire in Srinagar, property worth crores damaged August 4, 2014

    Srinagar: A massive fire broke out in Srinagar on Monday morning. The fire broke out in Ranawari in Srinagar, gutting nearly half a dozen houses. No casualties have been reported in the incident as yet. Ten fire tenders brought down the fire which is now under control. Property worth crores...
  • Fire breaks out in Mumbai suburban residential building August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in an 11-storey residential building in the western suburbs of Mumbai on Friday, though no loss of life has been reported as yet. According to fire brigade officials, the fire broke out on the fourth floor of Godavari building in suburban Versova, adjacent to the...
  • Class XII girl set on fire after she resisted molestation bid July 31, 2014

    A 16-year-old girl died on Thursday after she was allegedly set on fire by three youths, when she resisted their molestation attempt in Sandi area, police said here. The three youths scaled the wall of a house and attempted to molest the victim, a class 12 student, while she was sleeping...
  • 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: 10 including Principal convicted, 11 acquitted July 30, 2014

    Chennai: Ten people have been convicted and 11 acquitted in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy. The school owner, Head Mistress and Principal are among those who have been convicted. The school founder has been given 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 47 lakh has been slapped....
  • Hamas rejects Palestinian agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation July 30, 2014

    The violence in Gaza continues as attempts at a cease fire fall short. Hamas rejects Palestinian leadership's agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation. The violence in Gaza continues and attempts for any conciliation fall short. ...
  • CWG 2014: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar fails to enter men's 25m rapid fire pistol finals July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: In a major set back, India's Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol finals but Harpreet Singh made up for the disappointment by entering the summit clash at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Out of the six who qualified from Stage 2,...
  • Three of a family charred to death in Ubhwa village July 26, 2014

    Three persons, including a woman and two children, were charred to death in a village of Madhubani district when their house caught fire in the early hours on Saturday. Police officials said the incident happened at Ubhwa village while the three were sleeping in the house. One person suffered severe burn injuries...
  • Amazon's Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP, reveals iFixit teardown July 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com's new Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday. The Fire phone also houses chips from Synaptics and Skyworks Solutions, said the repair outfit, which made a name for itself taking...
  • Reviewers pour cold water on Amazon's Kindle Fire smartphone July 25, 2014

    Amazon.com's new Fire smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said. Among the features of its first smartphone, Amazon has introduced "Dynamic Perspective", four cameras that track...
  • John Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700 July 24, 2014

    Jerusalem: The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said. The continued violence defied world efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist group...
  • Amazon Fire Phone review: This new Android phone offers a fresh approach to smartphones July 25, 2014

    New York What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work. The iPhone and its Android smartphone rivals...
  • Minor fire breaks out at Delhi Police Headquarters; brought under control July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on Tuesday morning at the Delhi Police Headquarters in the national capital. The fire broke out on the fourth floor - where the PCR command room is located. It is unclear if PCR services could be hit as a result of the fire. Eight fire...
  • Gas leak at Bombay High Oil Rig, no casualty July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Massive evacuations began at the Bombay High Oil Rig in Mumbai on Saturday evening following reports of oil leak in the compound. Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) immediately activated safety procedures, shut down drilling operations and evacuated all non-essential staff. "This is a minor leak. The leak was spotted...
  • Why was he sent inside the inferno when there was no one, asks Mumbai fireman's wife July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after a Mumbai firefighter lost his life while battling a blaze at an office building in Andheri, his family has accused senior officials of sending their men into such death traps without adequate equipment. It was not the first time that this concern has been raised. Fireman Nitin...
  • Mumbai: Hoax call could have led to fireman's death, says official July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22-storeyed building in Mumbai, a top fire official said on Saturday. The fireman, Nitin Ivalekar, had gone to check out a distress call of a woman that she was...
  • J&K: Protest against Israel's Gaza action turns violent, 1 killed in police firing July 19, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir: A youth named Suhail Ahmad was killed on Saturday in the police firing in the Qaimoh area of Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place as the protest against Israel's action against Palestine turned violent. The young Suhail Ahmad succumbed to his wounds. The...
  • Mumbai: Wait ends, fireman's family gets assurance for job, compensation July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Chief Fire Officer on Saturday gave a written assurance to the firefighter's family that the compensation that has been promised will be given to them. As demanded by the family members, the deceased's wife Shubhangi Ivalekar has also been promised a job as per her qualification. The assurance...
  • Mumbai: Won't take his body till government assures compensation, says fireman's wife July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The family of the fireman who lost his life in the massive fire that engulfed a high rise commercial building in Mumbai on Friday, has refused to take his body. They are demanding a written assurance from the government that the compensation that has been promised will be given...
  • Mumbai fire: 15 lakh compensation for the relatives of the deceased July 19, 2014

    A massive fire broke out in Mumbai on Friday at a business centre. It took nearly eight hours for fire officials to douse the blaze. One firefighter lost his life and six others were seriously injured. Fire officials said that many building norms were flouted which in turn trapped many...
  • Mumbai: Faulty fire safety equipments in building left several firemen trapped July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai: Hours after a massive fire gutted a high rise commercial building in Mumbai, on Friday fire officials claim that safety norms were flouted in the building which led to several firemen being trapped in the building. "It was a difficult task as 33 of my men got stuck when...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor July 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Probe ordered into Rohtas police firing incident July 18, 2014

    The Bihar government on Friday ordered a probe into the Rohtas police firing incident in which two persons were killed and six others injured in a village on July 8. Replying to a brief 30-minute debate on the Rohtas police firing incident in the legislative Assembly, state Home Minister Vijay Kumar...
  • Mumbai building fire: Fire brought under control, fireman dead July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Eight hours of relentless rescue operations has finally brought under control, the massive fire that had broken out at a business centre in Mumbai earlier this morning. One firefighter has died and six others injured. Navy choppers were used to airlift nine of the firemen trapped inside the building. According...
  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight July 18, 2014

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Massive fire in commercial building in Mumbai, one fireman dead, 6 seriously injured July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in a 22-storey commercial building in a western suburb of Mumbai on Friday morning. Over 40 fire tenders were pressed into service who, after toiling for hours, managed to douse off the flames. One fireman lost his life and six others were left seriously...
  • Gaza toll hits 258 on day 11 of Israeli campaign July 18, 2014

    Gaza: The death toll in Gaza hit 258 early on Friday as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of a massive operation to stamp out militant rocket fire. The latest deaths were of four family members in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, with another two killed in the...
  • Tensions continue to escalate between Israel and Hamas July 16, 2014

    CNN's Polo Sandoval tells us how tensions continue to escalate between Israel and Hamas. The death toll has now crossed over 190. Both sides are once again clashing after a cease-fire attempt failed. The people caught in the crossfire are preparing for more deadly fighting. ...