Fire

  • 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 9hour 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...
  • 8yearold minor girl killed in celebratory firing during marriage procession July 8, 2014

    An 8yearold 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 fireblast, 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 godowncumresidential 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...
  • GAIL hands over Rs 3.89 crore relief for blast victims June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Staterun gas utility GAIL on Sunday handed over a cheque of Rs.3.89 crore to the East Godavari district collector for paying compensation to families of the victims of its gas pipeline blast two days ago in Andhra Pradesh. "The disbursement of compensation to the individual eligible beneficiaries will begin...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast mounts to 19 June 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in the disaster in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh rose to 19 with two people succumbing to their injuries since Saturday night, officials said. A 20yearold youth on Sunday breathed his last at a hospital in Kakinada. Another person succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night. The...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast rises to 17, probe begins June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in Friday's explosion in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Saturday rose to 17 while a highlevel committee began its probe. Two injured, including a fiveyearold girl, succumbed at a hospital in Kakinada on Saturday, taking the toll to 17. The explosion and fire...
  • GAIL pipeline blast: Complaints of gas leaks went unheeded, locals tell AP police June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police on Friday said it has started a probe into allegations of some residents of Nagaram, where a massive blaze claimed 15 lives, that GAIL failed to act on their complaints of gas leaks from its pipeline in the past few days. Police, who have lodged a...
  • GAIL pipeline fire: CPI demands probe into possibility of 'sabotage' June 27, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: CPI on Friday demanded that Union government should constitute a high level technical expert committee to probe into the gas pipeline fire at Nagaram village in East Godavari district. National Executive Committee member of CPI, K Narayana, told reporters that it must be probed whether it was "an external sabotage"...
  • Government to pay Rs 25 lakh to relatives of pipeline fire victims June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Friday announced an exgratia compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the relatives of those who lost their lives in the gas pipeline fire at a village in Andhra Pradesh. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who visited the accident site at Tatipaka on Friday afternoon along with state...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Income Tax Office June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out at the Income Tax Office in Mumbai's Church Gate branch on Friday evening. The blaze started from the basement of the building. At least five fire engines have been pressed into service to douse off the flames. The cause of the blaze has not been...
  • GAIL pipeline fire: Naidu cuts short Delhi trip, heads to Andhra Pradesh June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday cut short his visit to Delhi and rushed to Rajamundry after over 15 people were killed in a massive fire at a gas pipeline in the State this morning. A statement from the Government of Andhra Pradesh here said, the...
  • Fire at building near Mumbai's busy CST railway station brought under control June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in a building at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) station here this evening but no casualty has been reported so far, fire officials said. The blaze started on the fifth floor of the new administrative building of the Central Railway at D N Road. Eight fire tenders...
  • 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 18inch pipeline of GAIL near an ONGC refinery complex in Nagaram in the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. 1213 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 jointventure 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 settop box on Wednesday: Report June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Google Inc is expected to unveil at least one small settop 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 settop 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...