Fire

  • 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

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  • 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. ...
  • Cloth merchant's burnt, chained body found in Kanpur July 14, 2014

    A cloth merchant's burnt body was found chained on Monday in his shop in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city, police said. The chained and burnt body of Lalit Maheshwari was found in his cloth outlet, Lalityam Sari Centre, at Roland Tower on Mall road when police and firemen were checking damages resulting...
  • Watch: Heart-stopping moment a pregnant woman is caught on film jumping from a burning building into a waiting crowd July 14, 2014

    That was a narrow escape. Whew. A pregnant woman was filmed jumping from the first storey of a burning building in Turkey into a crowd waiting below with sheets and pieces of cardboard. The woman is in a hospital but in good condition. The fire in South St. Louis saw a...
  • Delhi: Fire at petrol pump, two injured July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two employees received minor injuries in a fire at a petrol pump on Saturday, police said. The incident happened at a pump in Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi when fire broke out at a nozzle but was doused within 15 minutes by two fire tenders. Neeraj and Shehzad, who...
  • Criminal case registered against Ghaziabad builder July 12, 2014

    The Indirapuram police on Saturday registered a criminal case against the builder in whose building a fire broke out on Friday. Indirapuram Inspector Rashid Ali told IANS that the FIR was registered following a complaint by one Jamit Kumar, a resident of ATS Residential Apartments. Jamit has named the developing company...
  • Chennai: Fire breaks out in SBI building near North Beach Police Station; under control July 12, 2014

    Chennai: A fire broke out this afternoon in the second floor of an old building here, which housed the State Bank of India, police said. The fire is suspected to have been caused by an electric short circuit, they said, adding none was injured since the bank was functioning only for...
  • Delhi: National-level wushu player shot at, mother alleges revenge attack July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old national level wushu player, Ricky Sahani, was shot at in Delhi on Friday. His mother has claimed that it is a revenge attack. Ricky was shot at when he was on his way to the gym on Friday morning. He was rushed to the Max hospital...
  • Fire breaks out in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram area, damages to property worth crores reported July 11, 2014

    Several cars were gutted in a fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in the basement of a residential building in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad. There was no loss of life in the fire that struck the basement of Tower Number 2 of ATS residential society in Nitikhand area of Indirapuram...
  • Fire breaks out in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram area, four parked cars burnt July 11, 2014

    A fire broke out in the basement of an apartment building in Ghaziabad on Friday, officials said. The fire broke out in the basement of AS Apartments building in Indirapuram and four parked cars were burnt as fire brigade tenders have been rushed to the spot, officials added. ...
  • UP: Fire in residential apartments in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram July 11, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Several cars were gutted in a fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in the basement of a residential building in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad. There was no loss of life in the fire that struck the basement of Tower Number 2 of ATS residential society in Nitikhand area of...
  • Fire breaks out in an apartment in Ghaziabad, several cars damaged July 11, 2014

    A fire broke out in the basement of an apartment building in Ghaziabad on Friday, officials said. The fire broke out in the basement of AS Apartments building in Indirapuram and four parked cars were burnt as fire brigade tenders have been rushed to the spot, officials added. ...
  • Rohtas bandh called by BJP, LJP to protest police firing at Akbarpur hits normal life July 10, 2014

    The 9-hour Rohtas district bandh, called by BJP and LJP to protest the police firing at Akbarpur in which two persons were killed on Tuesday, hit the normal life on Thursday. Shops were closed and vehicles did not ply. The protesters blocked traffic in various places in Sasaram town and adjoining...
  • UP: 2 including gunman dead, 4 injured after a blast followed by firing at Faizabad court July 9, 2014

    Faizabad: Two persons including a gunman have been killed while four others were injured after a blast followed by firing inside a Faizabad court in Uttar Pradesh. A group of assailants detonated the bomb inside the court premises and then opened fire on bystanders. The violence was followed by a clash...
  • 8-year-old minor girl killed in celebratory firing during marriage procession July 8, 2014

    An 8-year-old girl was killed allegedly in celebratory firing during a marriage procession in Hathras, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the groom's father, Durgadutt Upadhaya, a BSP worker, fired from his licenced gun in Tabela gali while the marriage procession was on its way...
  • Cinema hall, medical store gutted in fire; no casualties reported July 4, 2014

    Fire broke out at a cinema hall and a pharmacy shop in the city in separate incidents, police said. No one was reported hurt in the two mishaps, they said. The blaze erupted at the pharmacy shop near a temple on Nasiya road in the wee hours today, Superintendent of Police (Fire),...
  • NHRC notice on GAIL pipeline fire July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: NHRC on Wednesday issued notices to the Union Ministry of Oil and Natural Gas, GAIL and district authorities of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, seeking reports over a deadly fire-blast, apparently after leakage from a gas pipeline, that claimed 19 lives. The National Human Rights Commission issued notices to...
  • Property worth lakhs gutted after fire breaks out in godown-cum-residential building July 2, 2014

    Property worth several lakh rupees was today gutted when a double storey godown cum residential building caught fire in Guljarnagar locality here, police said on Wednesday A huge stock of mobil oil drums, said to be owned by a trader Raju Khan, was kept in the building when the fire broke...
  • Para teacher shot at by unidentified gunmen, critical July 1, 2014

    A para teacher was on Tuesday shot at by unidentified gunmen at Pataghate village in Lohardaga district, the police said. "The para teacher, Mohan Yadav, was hit by a bullet," Superintendent of Police Mritinjay Kumar said. "His condition was serious and doctors at the Primary Health Centre where he was taken...
  • Major fire breaks out at a slipper factory in Vishwakarma industrial area July 1, 2014

    A major fire broke out on Tuesday at a slipper manufacturing factory in Vishwakarma industrial area but no loss of life was reported, police said. The fire broke out on the second floor of the factory where raw material in large quantity and the final products were stored, police said. A petrol...
  • Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants on Monday fired a number of rockets at southern Israel, officials said. More than 10 projectiles were fired from the Palestinian side, Xinhua reported. At least 16 rockets were launched late on Sunday, the Israeli military said in a statement. The Israel Air Force has been launching retaliatory strikes, the...