Fire

  • Surat: Major fire at a commercial building, no reports of casualties May 29, 2014

    Surat: Massive fire has broken out in a commercial building, Orchit tower, of the Sahara Darwaja area of Surat. 10 fire tenders are trying to douse the fire at the spot. There are no reports of casualties so far. There are nearly 100 shops in the building. The fire...
  • Criminals fire at police outpost in Mathura May 28, 2014

    Three criminals allegedly fired indiscriminately at a police outpost in Krishna Nagar area in Mathura, police said on Wednesday. "The criminals have been identified as murder and dacoity accused Lokesh, Jagram and their accomplice Bhupender," Deputy SP Anil Yadav said. The incharge of the post had a narrow escape in the firing...
  • Fire kills 21 at South Korean hospital for elderly May 28, 2014

    Seoul: A fire believed to have been set by a man with dementia suffocated 21 people and injured seven others on Wednesday at a South Korean hospital that specializes in dementia and palsy patients, police and fire officers said. An 81-year-old patient was detained on suspicion of setting the fire at...
  • Property worth crores damaged as fire erupts in Crossroads Mall May 28, 2014

    Property worth crores of rupees was burnt down as a major fire broke out at a city mall, police said on Wednesday. The blaze occurred on the second floor of  Crossroads Mall late on Tuesday night and spread to the third. As thick plumes of smoke began emanating from the building,...
  • Policeman shot at by unidentified man in Aligarh May 27, 2014

    A policeman was shot at and injured in Kuwarsi area in Aligarh, police said. The incident took place on Tuesday night when sub-inspector Bhudev Sharma was returning home. A bullet fired from unspecified location hit him, injuring him seriously. Police could not ascertain who fired at the SI as he could...
  • Mumbai: Guard opens fire at Santacruz Air Force station, 2 dead May 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Two people have been killed after a security guard at the Santacruz Air Force station in Mumbai opened fire late on Monday night. Two people killed were guards at the base and two others have been injured. The accused who opened fire escaped from the spot but was later...
  • Six killed, 25 huts destroyed as fire breaks out in village May 25, 2014

    Six people were burnt to death and 10 others received serious burn injuries after a fire broke out in a village in Agra district, officials said. The accident took place around midnight between Saturday and Sunday in Basai Gurjar village in Bah tehsil of Agra district. Police said that the fire was...
  • Short-circuit causes fire accident at SBI guest house May 24, 2014

    A fire accident took place at SBI guest house in Jawahar Nagar Police Station circle in the capital on Saturday. Three fire tenders rushed to the spot. The cause of the accident is known to be a short-circuit. More details awaited. ...
  • Massive fire accident at a chemical factory in Dhar, 30-40 labourers feared trapped May 24, 2014

    A massive fire took place at a chemical factory in Pithampur in the Dhar area of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, claiming the lives of at least 2-3 labourers. The death toll is expected to rise as reportedly, around 20-30 labourers are still feared trapped inside the factory. 2-3 fire tenders rushed...
  • Clashes over bursting of fire crackers during marriage ceremony May 24, 2014

    Clashes took place in an Uttar Pradesh village following an argument over bursting of fire crackers during a marriage ceremony, police said Saturday. The clashes erupted Friday night in Pratapgarh district's Gajadharpur village, police officials told reporters. Members of a community objected to the bursting of fire crackers leading to a brawl....
  • Irate villagers set bus afire after it rams motorcyclist to death May 24, 2014

    A private bus was set afire by irate villagers after it hit a motorcyclist who died on the spot in Navadapant area in Indore, police said on Saturday. The Baroda-bound bus hit Heera Singh (30) who was riding a motorcycle from the rear following which he died on the spot last...
  • Woman, 3 sons charred to death in house fire May 24, 2014

    A 35 year-old woman and her three children were killed in a fire that broke out in their house under mysterious circumstances in a village in Mirzapur. Rekha and her three sons, aged between 4 and 8 years, were asleep on Friday night when the incident took place in Katra Gadhchirauli...
  • Tension in Muzaffarnagar after 2 Darul Uloom students shot at May 24, 2014

    Tension prevailed in the communally sensitive Muzaffarnagar district after unidentified gunmen shot at two students of Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, critically injuring them, in Muzaffarnagar on Friday. Mohd Mubarik and Abu Azmi were shot at by the motorbike- borne criminals near Barla in Chapar police station area when they were...
  • Woman immolates two kids, self in Rajnandgaon May 23, 2014

    A 24-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by immolating herself after she killed her two minor children by setting them afire at their house in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday. Devki Bai Verma and her two-an-half year old son Sanjay and a year-old daughter Sudha died in the incident...
  • Minor fire breaks out in Parliament House May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on Friday morning on the third floor of Parliament house in New Delhi, an official said. The fire was reported at 8.40 am and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot. "The fire broke out from the air-conditioners on the floor," a fire...
  • Amethi: Rahul, Priyanka visit village hit by fire tragedy May 21, 2014

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka made a visit to his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The brother-sister duo visited a village where 65 houses were gutted in a major fire. The visit is significant as Rahul has been accused of ignoring his constituency. Rahul...
  • Three trucks set on fire by suspected PLFI activists for not paying extortion May 21, 2014

    Three trucks were set on fire by suspected activists of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district, the police said on Wednesday. The trucks were set ablaze near Senah area on Tuesday night after the drivers and helpers were asked by the militants to get off, Superintendent of...
  • Minor fire breaks out at Shastri Bhawan, no casualties May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on the seventh floor of the Shastri Bhawan in central Delhi on Wednesday morning. The fire broke out at 9.40 am. Fire officials have rushed eight fire engines to the spot. No casualties have been reported so far. The cause of the fire is being...
  • Huge blaze ravages village in Rahul's Amethi, 65 houses gutted May 21, 2014

    As many as 65 houses were gutted in a fire at Pure Nidhan Kuwar village in Gauriganj area of Amethi, police said on Tuesday. The fire broke out at the village in Jamo police station area on Monday evening. According to Jamo police station SHO Harishankar Tiwari, the fire started from...
  • Snacks manufacturing unit gutted in fire May 20, 2014

    A snacks manufacturing unit was gutted in a devastating fire in the Heerawal Industrial Area in Kanota, a sub-urban town near Jaipur on Tuesday, a fire department official said. Fire broke out at the factory packed with raw and finished packaged materials, worth Rs 15 to 20 lakh, around 6 AM,...
  • Neerpur sarpanch shot dead by criminals, 1 injured May 20, 2014

    The 'mukhiya' (headman) of Neerpur panchayat under Noorsarai police station of Bihar's Nalanda district was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Monday. Police officials said the incident took place while mukhiya Pradeep Chaudhary was sitting near his house. Three armed miscreants came on a motorcycle and fired indiscriminately at him. "Chaudhary was...
  • Watch: Andrew Garfield dresses up as a trans-woman in the heart-wrenching music video 'We Exist' May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: You've seen 'Spider-Man' actor Andrew Garfield slip in and out of his costume many times. But in the latest music video titled 'We Exist' by Arcade Fire, you'll see him like you've never seen before -- in the character of a small-town boy, struggling with his sexuality.The video,...
  • Fire in Turkish mine delays rescue work, death toll rises to 299 May 17, 2014

    Soma: A fire broke out on Saturday in part of a mine where nearly 300 miners were killed in Turkey's worst industrial disaster, hindering efforts to find up to three remaining workers believed to be still underground, the energy minister said. The bodies of 15 miners were retrieved overnight, bringing the...
  • George RR Martin says the makers of 'Game of Thrones' are killing characters still alive in books May 15, 2014

    Note: The following video clips contain spoilersWith only four more episodes left in season four of the hit HBO show 'Game of Thrones', creator George RR Martin explains why he uses an antique word processing unit to stay away from viruses and how even he's taken by surprise, after watching...
  • Was Jill Abramson, New York Times' first female top editor in 162 years fired for being 'too pushy' or asking for equal pay? May 15, 2014

    The New York Times Co on Wednesday abruptly ousted the newspaper's top editor, Jill Abramson, after less than three years in the job and named managing editor Dean Baquet to replace her. Baquet, 57, a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and former editor of the Los Angeles Times, becomes the paper's first African-American...
  • Meerut riots: District administration bans fireworks till May 17 May 15, 2014

    Following last week's communal clashes here, the local administration has enforced a ban on the sale and use of fireworks in Meerut district with effect from on Wednesday till May 17 to prevent any fresh eruption of trouble when Lok Sabha poll results are declared. According to district collector Navdeep Rinwa,...
  • Communal clashes in old Hyderabad, 2 dead in police firing May 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Two people have been killed and seven others injured when police opened fire to control a communal clash in the old city of Hyderabad on Wednesday. Clashes broke out between members of two communities in old Hyderabad on Wednesday afternoon. Police fired at the mob to control the situation. Two...
  • Six killed in firecracker manufacturing unit explosion May 13, 2014

    At least six people were killed in an explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday. The accident occurred on Monday in Sultanpur district's Jaitapur village and killed six members of a family - Chand Babu (20), Islam (18), Ajay Bheem (20), Mohd Ramzan (12), Mohd...
  • 2 dead, 1 missing after hot air balloon catches fire in Virginia May 11, 2014

    Virginia: Two people were killed and another was missing after a hot air balloon hit a power line and caught fire over Virginia during a festival, as horrified witnesses watched from below, police said on Saturday. Authorities conducted a search in the air and with more than 100 people on the...
  • Class 10 student's murder sparks tension, additional police forces deployed May 9, 2014

    A student of class ten was shot dead by some young men in a mobile shop in Muzaffarnagar on Friday,  sparking tension in the area. Furious over the killing of Uvais, locals blocked road traffic, police said. One person had been arrested in connection with the killing of the student while...