Fire

  • Lighting of stove might have sparked GAIL pipeline fire: Police June 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police said the lighting of a stove by a tea vendor might have sparked fire in the GAIL pipeline in East Godavari district after leaked gas from the line enveloped the area. As per initial information, there was a major gas leakage from the pipeline around 4.30 AM...
  • One killed, dozen injured in gas cylinder fire June 27, 2014

    A woman was killed and over a dozen sustained serious burn injuries early on Friday after gas leaked from a cylinder and caught fire in a home in Kanpur, police said. The incident took place at a house in Chamanganj after an LPG cylinder in a house suddenly leaked and within...
  • Blast at a GAIL gas pipeline in Andhra Pradesh, 14 dead June 27, 2014

    East Godavari: Fourteen people have been reportedly killed and several injured in an explosion that occurred at an 18-inch pipeline of GAIL near an ONGC refinery complex in Nagaram in the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. 12-13 bodies have been recovered from the blast site. The death toll is...
  • Two robbers arrested, five escape June 26, 2014

    Two dacoity were caught while committing dacoity in Chatra village of Dumka district, police said on Thursday. A group of dacoits barged into the house a grocery shop owner, Kanhailal Sheel late night on Wednesday and started committing dacoity after taking his family members hostage at gun point, said Deputy SP AK...
  • Sivakasi: Two dead, five injured in cracker factory fire June 25, 2014

    Sivakasi: Two people died and five others suffered injuries when a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi on Wednesday. Fire tenders were pressed into service and have successfully doused off the flames. Sivakasi, known for its cracker and match sticks factories has witnessed several such fatal...
  • Fire in Nepal factory guts cigarettes worth millions June 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: A major fire at the godown of Surya Tobacco Company, the largest Indian joint-venture operating in Nepal, on Wednesday destroyed 40 truckloads of cigarettes and caused huge damage to its property. The fire that broke out in the godown of the company, a subsidiary of ITC, completely turned 40...
  • Google to unveil new television set-top box on Wednesday: Report June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Google Inc is expected to unveil at least one small set-top box that resembles products like the Roku, Amazon's Fire TV, and Apple Inc's Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources who have seen the device. Google will show off the set-top box on Wednesday during its developer...
  • Peshawar: 1 dead, 2 injured in firing at passenger plane just before landing June 25, 2014

    Peshawar: One woman passenger was killed and two fight stewards injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane landing at Peshawar's Bacha Khan airport. The PIA flight PK756, with 196 passengers on board from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, was fired upon for two minutes before landing...
  • Fire broke out at Maharashtra Secretariat, no casualty June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: A small fire broke out on the seventh floor of the Maharashtra Secretariat on Monday. No casualty has been reported so far. According to the BMC, fire broke out because of a short circuit. "Everything is under control. We have managed to contain the fire", said BMC. Fire tenders were rushed...
  • Review: Benefits of Amazon Prime go beyond free shipping June 22, 2014

    Amherst: Spending $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership to get free shipping hardly seems like a deal. After all, I can usually get free shipping by spending at least $35 on a single order. But Prime's benefits became apparent gradually over the nine months I've used it. During a trip...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Naman midtown tower, no casualties June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: A massive fire engulfed Naman Midtown, a fifteen storey building in Dadar West on Saturday. Fire broke out at 5.30 pm. Eight fire engines are working to douse the fire at the spot. Naman Midtown is located in a very congested area. The building is mainly a residential area...
  • Man injured in celebratory firing during marriage function June 21, 2014

    One person was injured allegedly in a celebratory firing at a marriage function in Tugalpur village of Gautam Budh Nagar district. A case against unknown persons has been registered after a bullet hit Ravinder's leg Friday night, said Pravin Singh, SHO Kasna. Ravinder was taken to a nearby hospital where his condition was...
  • Delhi: Fire reported in Hauz Khas, NCERT building, Motibagh Gurudwara June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Three incidents of minor fire where reported in different parts of the national capital on Friday, Delhi Fire Service officials said. The first incident was reported at a restaurant in south Delhi's Hauz Khas area. The fire department got a call at 2:17 PM following which two fire...
  • 6 things to know about the Amazon Fire Phone 3D smartphone June 20, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3-D. It was announced Wednesday and will start shipping next month. Here are some details on the new Fire phone: Audio and...
  • Amazon Fire review: 3D 'dynamic perspective' may change smartphones forever June 19, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon set out to do something different with the unveiling of its first smartphone Wednesday. How about a completely new way of interacting with your phone, for starters? As part of the showcase of its brand new "Fire Phone," Amazon.com Inc. took the wraps off a feature it calls "dynamic...
  • Amazon's new Fire smartphone: Firefly, dynamic perspective, pricing, availability June 19, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3-D. It was announced Wednesday and will start shipping next month. Here are some details on the new Fire phone: Audio...
  • This awesome animated GIF shows the Amazon Fire Phone's 3D dynamic perspective in action June 19, 2014

    Amazon unveiled its first smarphone - the Amazon Fire Phone - on Wednesday. The highlight of the phone is what Amazon calls 'dynamic perspective.' To make this dynamic 3D effect happen, the phone has four front-facing infrared cameras to tell where your head is, even if your fingers happen to...
  • Full specifications: Amazon Fire Phone 3D smartphone June 19, 2014

    Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its Fire Phone, a high-end handset boasting "breakthrough technologies". Amazon first smartphone of its own has a 4.7-inch display, a high-definition camera and Amazon's free help service. The phone also ties in to Amazon's vast array of other offerings, serving as a platform for digital content such...
  • Amazon launches the Fire phone with four front cameras to offer glasses-free 3D experience June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Amazon has unveiled its long-rumoured smartphone with free, unlimited photo storage, jumping into a crowded field dominated by Apple and Samsung. Named Fire, the phone has multiple cameras on the front. (Also see: This awesome animated GIF shows the Amazon Fire Phone's 3D dynamic perspective in action) Amazon's first-ever...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Kashmir June 18, 2014

    Jammu: In the second time in two days, Pakistani troopers resorted to unprovoked firing at the Indian positions on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba today in the evening even after a flag meeting between the two sides during the day, an official said. A senior police officer told...
  • Fire Department conducts awareness programmes to curb fire June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: With several incidents of fire being reported in the last three weeks in the national capital, Delhi Government has initiated number of steps and conducted important activities in order to curb them. The fire department had received 1701 number emergency calls for extinguishing fire which were attended with...
  • Fire in Odisha secretariat June 16, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Official files, computers and furniture were destroyed in a fire that broke out on Monday morning at the Panchayati Raj department in Odisha secretariat, police said. The fire was detected by employees and fire brigade personnel soon brought the blaze under control. But by then, several files and office...
  • Mobs go on a rampage after two constables shot dead by criminals June 16, 2014

    Violent protests broke out after two police constables were shot dead by unidentified miscreants during a chase in the Ramgarh area in Firozabad. Protestors blocked roads and were seen hurling stones and vandalising buses. Police duo, constables Dinesh Pratap Singh and Giriraj Kishore Gujjar, aged between 30-32 years, were chasing a group of miscreants...
  • For that ONE person who has no idea what 'Game of Thrones' is all about June 14, 2014

    Seriously, how have you avoided detection so far?! Are you not being mocked at school/college/work? Are people not trying to hunt you down?Fear not, lonely wanderer. As the world waits with awaited breath for the finale for the fourth season of 'Game of Thrones', we now offer you the opportunity...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out on 6th floor of Shastri Bhavan that houses I&B Ministry offices June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A fire broke out at the Shastri Bhavan in Delhi on Saturday evening. The blaze was reported from the third floor of the multi-storeyed building which houses the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. The flames have reportedly been put off. This is not the first such incident at Shastri Bhavan...
  • 10 things we want to see in the 'Game Of Thrones' season 4 finale June 14, 2014

    Note: This post contains discussion and speculation of book spoilers through the end of season four of 'Game of Thrones'. By now, George RR Martin and the makers of HBO series 'Game Of Thrones' must be sitting happily in their offices, smug with the knowledge that this season's finale is set...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die June 9, 2014

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed four-storey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh and...
  • Turmeric bags destroyed in fire in Salem June 9, 2014

    Salem: Thousands of bags of turmeric were on Monday destroyed in a fire in a private turmeric godown in Thukukanour village in the district, police said. The fire occurred in the wee hours and 15,000 bags were destroyed. The fire was brought under control by fire force personnel. Police are...
  • Chandigarh building collapses after blaze; 2 firemen dead, 2 still trapped June 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: At least 2 firemen have been killed while two others are still feared trapped after a fire broke out in a four-storey building in Chandigarh. The building in Chandigarh's Sector 17 collapsed after the fire trapping the ill-fated firemen under the debris. According to authorities, the firemen were engaged in...