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  • Surface to air missile Akash test-fired from Odisha coast 24-02-2014 06:31 PM

    India on Monday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air missile 'Akash' from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilotless Target Aircraft 'Lakshya'. "Lakshya was sent at 11.31 AM before Akash test fired from the launch complex-3 at 11.42...
  • Fire breaks out at IIT-Delhi campus, no casualties reported 24-02-2014 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: A small fire broke out at the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi campus on Monday morning. Six fire tenders were rushed to the location to douse the blaze. The fire broke out inside a room on the the third floor of a building. The room was unoccupied....
  • Mumbai: Massive fire breaks out at warehouse of CEAT Tyres, 4 people injured 23-02-2014 07:26 PM

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out on Sunday evening at the premises of a tyre manufacturing company in Nahur, near the north-eastern suburb of Bhandup, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster control room said. The fire broke out at CEAT tyre's warehouse at around 5.50 pm, official sources said. 15...
  • Three children charred to death, five sustain burn injuries 22-02-2014 02:05 PM

    Three children were burnt to death and five sustained burn injuries when their thatched house in a Bihar village caught fire, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday at Kusi village in Muzaffarpur district, about 70 km from here. "All the victims were of the same...
  • Bihar assembly passes four bills amidst uproar by BJP MLAs 21-02-2014 08:42 PM

    The Bihar legislative assembly on Fridaypassed four bills amid pandemonium created by the oppositionBJP members in protest against corruption charge levelledagainst its two former ministers by a JD(U) member. Amid slogan shouting by the BJP members who squatted onthe floor of the Well as soon as the House re-convened forbusiness...
  • 11 security men killed in 208 LoC firing incident in 2013: Omar Abdullah 21-02-2014 06:39 PM

    As many as 11 security personnel were killed while 24 others injured in 208 incidents of firing from across Lone of Control (LoC) in Jammu region last year, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Friday. 25 civilians were also injured in the firing from across the LoC. In a written...
  • Akash missile test-fired from Odisha coast 21-02-2014 02:11 PM

    India on Friday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range launch complex at Chandipur near Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilot Less Target Aircraft (PTA) 'Lakshya', defence officials said. "Akash was test fired from launch complex-3 at 11.22 AM," a defence...
  • Fire engulfs cycle shop in Piplyahana, kills sleeping man 19-02-2014 07:06 PM

    A 22-year-old man was killed in a fire that engulfed a cycle-shop in Piplyahana area early on Wednesday, police said. Pavan Rathore had slept inside the shop, locked by his brother Shubham from outside, last night when the incident took place, they said. Police suspect that the youth, in an...
  • One injured in firing in Delhi's Gole Market 18-02-2014 08:27 PM

    New Delhi: An incident of firing has been reported from Delhi's Gole Market on Tuesday evening. One person was injured in the firing. The injured was rushed to RML Hospital. Gole Market is a crowded place in central Delhi. ...
  • Watch: The trailer of 'Game of Thrones Season 4: Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing' 11-02-2014 12:01 PM

    It's time to gear up for some more action and drama in the new season of 'Game of Thrones'. Here is the first look of the season 4 'Game of Thrones: Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing'. Interestingly, the 15 minute long promo doesn't just consist of the trailer but also...
  • Major fire engulfs Valmiki Nagar tiger reserve, 100 acres of forest gutted 09-02-2014 06:02 PM

    A major fire broke out in the Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve (VTR) in West Champaran district on Sunday. The fire broke out in Madanpur forest area under the Reserve and spread over a vast tract of about 100 acres destroying trees, District Forest Officer (DFO) Nandkishore said. Many animals also...
  • Imphal: Gunmen attack Trinamool Congress MLA 08-02-2014 01:04 PM

    Imphal: Trinamool Congress MLA and former Deputy Speaker Th. Shyam Kumar escaped unhurt after unidentified assailants fired at him in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said on Saturday. Kumar, accompanied by his security guards, was returning from a marriage reception at Koirengei area, 15 km from Imphal, last night,...
  • 10 injured after sand mafia gang opens fire at villagers for resisting illegal mining 06-02-2014 02:49 PM

    At least 10 persons, including a village head, were injured when an alleged sand mafia gang fired at locals for resisting illegal mining on their land near Haryana-UP border in neighbouring Shamli district. Thirteenpersons have been arrested in connection to the incident which took place on Wednesday in Bidoli village...
  • Kerala: Drunk retired army officer opens fire, injures two 30-01-2014 04:17 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A retired Colonel opened fire at a group of people after an altercation related to giving side to the his s vehicle at Valiyavila in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday night. He started an argument with the people, later went home to bring his pistol and opened fire. Two people -...
  • Surat: Fire breaks out in commercial buidling, 4 dies 29-01-2014 04:48 PM

    Four persons were asphyxiated to death and three others injured when a fire broke out in a commercial building in Surat on Wednesday, a fire official said. The blaze erupted on the ground floor of the four-storey building on Amroli-Sayan Road where an embroidery factory was operating, divisional fire officer...
  • 4 killed in Surat factory inferno 29-01-2014 10:50 AM

    Surat: Four persons died after a fire broke at a plant on the outskirts of Surat city. The fire was reported at Anjali Industries located at Hajira Phatak area. Further details awaited. ...
  • Thailand: Shots fired as PM meets election body, warns of chaos 28-01-2014 05:36 PM

    Shots were fired at a Thai army facility where the prime minister was meeting on Tuesday and two people were hurt, an anti-government protest leader said. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was meeting the Election Commission at an army complex to try to settle on a date for a general election....
  • Shimla: Major fire breaks out in British-era building 28-01-2014 11:53 AM

    A major fire broke out in a British-era building in this Himachal Pradesh town on early Tuesday, officials said. The fire was reported in the top floor of the Gorton Castle, housing the office of Audit and Accountant General, a fire department official told. Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra said fire...
  • Thorough probe will be done in Sikar jail firing incident: Gulab Chand Kataria 27-01-2014 06:00 PM

    Rajasthan government on Monday assured the state Assembly that firing incident inside the Sikar jail would be investigated properly. on Sunday, a notorious criminal Raju Theth was shot at by another inmate Subhas Moond inside the Sikar jail. Panchayti Raj and Rural Development Minister Gulab Chand Katariaassured the House that...
  • Change your bus design, Karnataka tells Volvo after two major accidents 27-01-2014 07:36 AM

    Bangalore: Two months after more than 50 people were killed in two fire incidents in private Volvo buses, the Karnataka government has told the bus manufacturer company to make design changes in its vehicles. The Karnataka transport department has told Volvo to incorporate design changes that could enhance passengers' safety...
  • Minister Lal Singh Arya shot at by unidentified miscreants, escapes unhurt 25-01-2014 07:58 AM

    A Madhya Pradesh minister was on Thursday shot at by unidentified assailants at Aroli village, about 35km from the district headquarters, police said. Lal Singh Arya, the Minister of State for General Administration, Narmada Valley Development and Aviation, was shot at during a function to inaugurate a government school here....
  • US: 8-year-old boy dies after saving six relatives from fire 24-01-2014 12:19 PM

    In a heroic act, an eight-year-old boy in the US saved six relatives from a house fire but died while saving his disabled grandfather. Tyler Doohan, from East Rochester, New York, was staying at the home of relatives in the nearby town of Penfield when he noticed a fire in...
  • BSF admits lapses by its men in Ramban firing incident 22-01-2014 07:14 PM

    Certain "administrative lapses" have been found on the part of BSF personnel involved in last year's Ramban firing incident in Jammu even and the paramilitary will soon begin trial of its six men in connection with the incident. Sources said Border Security Force (BSF) took over the trial of the...
  • Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations 17-01-2014 05:43 PM

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations at brigadier-level flag meeting along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. "We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Army authorities over the ceasefire violations along LoC in Poonch at the brigadier-level...
  • Constable of Bihar Police shot dead by unidentified assailants in Sahibganj 17-01-2014 01:03 PM

    A constable of Bihar Police was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Sahibganj town, the police said on Friday. "Faizu Yadav, who hails from Nayatola in Sahibganj, was shot dead on Thursday night," Deputy Superintendent of Police Shashi Bhusan Prasad told reporters. The motive behind the killing was yet to...
  • 3 killed, 6 injured in Pratapgarh following clashes between 2 communities; curfew on 15-01-2014 03:26 PM

    Three men were killed and six others injured when a clash broke out between two communities in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district, prompting the authorities to impose curfew in the region. The incident occurred on Tuesday night when some youths were returning home after a programme when another group of four-five youths...
  • Bihar: Man tries to rape neighbour, sets her on fire 14-01-2014 02:37 PM

    Patna: A woman in Bihar has suffered serious burn injuries while trying to escape an alleged rape attempt. The woman was reportedly alone in her room when a neighbour entered and tried to force himself on her. When she protested, he reportedly set her ablaze using a kerosene lamp. The...
  • Kerala: Truck carrying cylinders catches fire 14-01-2014 10:40 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: At Kalliasseri in Kannur, a tanker lorry carrying LPG caught fire after it met with an accident. According to sources, the tanker lorry was hit by a lorry coming from the opposite direction. The fire force officials have rushed to the spot and tried to keep the temperature from...
  • Elderly man charred to death while sleeping 13-01-2014 02:09 PM

    "An elderly man was charred to death while sleeping when his quilt caught fire in the wee hours on Monday", police said. Madan, in his early seventies, was sleeping under a flex canvas along the road side near Apex circle on Sunday night when his quilt caught fire from wood...
  • Delhi: Fire in Sadar Bazar, 27 fire engines sent 11-01-2014 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out in the Sadar Bazar area of New Delhi. According to reports, the fire broke out in Swadeshi Market. Fire is still not in control. Twenty seven fire engines have been rushed to the location. Further details awaited. ...