FIRE

  • Indianorigin mother killed son in custody battle: UK inquest September 20, 2014

    London: An Indianorigin mother killed herself and her fouryearold son earlier this year by deliberately setting her house on fire after she lost his custody in a longdrawn court case, an inquest has concluded. Janma Joshi, 40, and her son, Moksha Jai Joshi, had both died in a fatal fire at...
  • Amazon expands Kindle lineup, launches Kindle Voyage; adds touch to basic Kindle, lowers price September 18, 2014

    New York: Amazon.com ramped up its push into hardware on Wednesday with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a highend $199 ereader called the Kindle Voyage and its cheapestever touchscreen tablet. The No. 1 US online retailer also revamped its basic Kindle ereader to include a touch screen....
  • Major fire at a mine in Chandrapur; over 70 miners rescued September 14, 2014

    Chandrapur: A major fire broke out at Sinhala Mines in Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) on Sunday morning and around 70 miners trapped inside were rescued by firefighters, a senior official said. "The fire broke out at the 14th level of the 5th rise in Sinhala coal mine when the miners...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • One killed, 2 injured as security guards open fire in Amethi September 10, 2014

    Amethi: In a shocking incident in Amethi, one person was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday when guards of a private factory opened fire on each other in Kotwali area. The two guards had a dispute over a trivial issue after which they opened fire on each other....
  • Massive blast hits northern Germany chemicals plant September 10, 2014

    Berlin: A massive blast has rocked a chemicals plant in northern Germany, a spokesman for the fire service said, with no details yet on casualties. The explosion was heard many kilometres away and several buildings of the factory were on fire, the spokesman said. Quoting a local police source, Bild...
  • Amazon slashes Fire Phone price; $200 model now available for 99 cents September 9, 2014

    New York: Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone on Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a twoyear contract with AT&T. That's...
  • Fire in Brazil shantytown leaves 2,500 homeless September 9, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown or favela in Brazil's largest city, leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said on Monday. The blaze destroyed about 80 per cent of the rickety shacks making up Buraco Quente, a slum in southern Sao...
  • Ukraine, ProRussian rebels sign ceasefire deal September 5, 2014

    Minsk: ProRussian rebels say on their Twitter that they have signed a ceasefire deal with Ukraine that starts in less than two hours. The announcement on Friday comes as representatives of Ukraine, Russia, proRussian rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were meeting in the Belarusian capital of...
  • TN: Government urged to provide firearm licences to Hindu outfit leaders September 3, 2014

    Coimbatore: Controversial right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene's chief Pramod Muthalik on Wednesday said he would submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting the need for providing licences for firerams for selfprotection for leaders of Hindu outfits considering increasing incidents of attacks on them. As providing police protection was...
  • Kolkata: Fire in Chatterjee International building near Park Street, no casualties September 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Fire broke out on the 15th and 16th floor of the landmark Chatterjee International building near Park Street in Kolkata on Tuesday morning. Ten to fifteen fire tenders had been rushed to the spot to rescue the trapped people. The fire reportedly took place due to a short circuit. Since...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 people from West Bengal dead as bus catches fire in Ramanathapuram August 31, 2014

    Rameswaram: Five pilgrims have been killed in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu after a bus caught fire on Sunday morning. The bus carrying the pilgrims was headed towards Kanyakumari. The pilgrims, who are said to have been asleep during the incident, belonged to West Bengal. The reason behind the fire is...
  • Manipur: 2 killed in police firing in Ukhrul during protest against imposition of Section 144 August 31, 2014

    Imphal: Two persons were killed in the police firing on Sunday in Ukhrul district of Manipur during protest against imposition of Section 144 (CrPC) in the area. Twenty others have been injured. The incident occurred when they were participating in a rally organised by United Naga National Council (UNNC), a civil...
  • Spice Fire One MiFX 1: Spice's first Firefox smartphone launched in India at Rs 2,299 August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Spice has launched its first Firefox OSpowered smartphone, Spice Fire One MiFX 1, in India. Priced at Rs 2,299, the new Spice device aims to tap the vast majority of feature phone users who wish to switch to affordable smartphones. Spice's dualSIM 2G handset features a 3.5inch touchscreen, 1...
  • Why visual search still doesn't quite work August 29, 2014

    New York: Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea but it doesn't quite work. Though many companies are trying...
  • Spice Fire One MiFX 1: Spice's first Firefox smartphone coming to India today at Rs 2,299 August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Spice is all set to launch its first Firefox OSpowered smartphone, Spice Fire One MiFX 1, in India on Friday. Priced at Rs 2,299, the new Spice device aims to tap the vast majority of feature phone users who wish to switch to affordable smartphones. Spice's dualSIM 2G handset...
  • J&K: BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting at Nikowal border outpost August 27, 2014

    Jammu: A 40 minute flag meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers took place at Nikowal border outpost of Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday. The two sides is reported to discuss the ongoing tension along the International Border. After the meeting, BSF IG Rakesh Sharma briefed about the meeting and assured more...
  • Are readingcentric tablets really a better way to experience books? August 26, 2014

    New York: Ebook readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a readingcentric tablet last week, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. Amazon, meanwhile, has the Kindle Fire...
  • Delhi: After fire in CP, 10 shops gutted in Chandni Chowk fire August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The heat is taking its toll on Delhi. Shortly after a fire in a building in Connaught Place in central Delhi, another fire broke out in Chandni Chowk on a transformer, which ended up gutting 10 shops in the area. The incident happened in the Kinari Bazaar in Dariba...
  • Punjab: Fire breaks out at wool factory in Ludhaina, 3 dead August 25, 2014

    Ludhiana: Three people on Monday died in a major fire that broke out in a wool factory in Ludhiana. Suraj, Raju and Chander were burnt alive inside a factory unit as the owner had locked it from outside, Station House Officer Maninder Bedi said. The cause of the fire is yet to...
  • Chaos in Delhi's Connaught Place after massive fire breaks out in building August 25, 2014

    Delhi: Chaotic scenes were witnessed in Delhi's Connaught Place on Monday after fire broke out early in the morning in an NIIT centre. Fire intensified and spread to adjoining building, forcing Delhi Metro to shut Gate no 7 of the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station. Many other establishments in the...
  • George RR Martin to kill off more characters in 'Game of Thrones' sequels August 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Fans of 'Game of Thrones' may find their favourite characters missing in the show's upcoming seasons because author George Martin says he will not spare anyone in the story and will kill them, if needed. Martin, who has written book series 'Song of Ice and Fire' which the hit...
  • Choose between government and separatists: Jaitley to Pakistan August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it was for the neighbouring country to decide whether it wants to talk to the Indian government or the separatists. "After coming to power, we took a decision to call all our neighbours to the swearingin ceremony....
  • India responding adequately to Pak ceasefire violations: Jaitley August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there has been a series of "provocations" by Pakistani Army and the country's armed forces are "responding adequately". "I have said yesterday and repeating it today that there has been a series of provocations from the...
  • Fire breaks out at Jaipur City Palace August 24, 2014

    Jaipur: A major fire broke out at the Mubarak Mahal of Jaipur City Palaca on Sunday morning, destroying valuable property. As many as 12 fire tenders were pushed into service to douse off the falsmes that started in the administrative block. No loss of life has been reported in the incident....
  • Spice Fire One MiFX 1: Spice launches its first Firefox smartphone at Rs 2,299; to be available from August 29 August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Spice has launched its first Firefox OSpowered smartphone, Spice Fire One MiFX 1. Priced at Rs 2,299, the Spice device to be launched on August 29 aims to tap the vast majority of feature phone users who wish to switch to affordable smartphones. ...
  • Ceasefire violation: Heavy firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians; jawan, 3 others injured August 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire yet again on Saturday morning as it fired on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in R.S. Pura sector and Arania sub sector. Two civilians were killed and three others suffered injuries in the firing. One jawan too has been hurt in...
  • IndiGo flight catches fire while landing, at least 28 suffer injuries August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Emergency alert was sounded at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday evening after an IndiGo flight with 154 people on board caught fire during landing at the airport's Terminal 1. As many as 28 passenger suffered injuries in the fire. As the Airbus A320 aircraft operating Flight 6E176...