Fire

  • Bihar: Two, including police officer, killed in Jurawanpur 02-01-2014 10:03 AM

    Two people, including a police officer, were killed in a firing incident at a Bihar village late Wednesday night, an officer said on Thursday. The incident took place at Vaishali district's Jurawanpur police station, over 30 km from Patna, during a party late Wednesday night when a village head opened...
  • Dubai 2014 fireworks display breaks Guinness world record 01-01-2014 05:21 PM

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said on Wednesday. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six...
  • WB: Fire breaks out at jute mill in Howrah, no casualties 31-12-2013 04:20 PM

    A fire broke out in Shibpur Jute Mill on Tuesday at Foreshore Road in Howrah district, fire brigade sources said. No casualty or injury was reported. The fire was detected at about 1 pm and 15 fire tenders brought the blaze under control. The reason of the fire was not...
  • Maoists torch 3 vehicles over non-payment of money demanded by them 31-12-2013 01:15 PM

    Maoists torched three vehicles of a road construction company at Khaira in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Tuesday. About 40 armed Maoists raided the site of a road construction company and torched a machine and two road rollers on Monday late night, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ashok Kumar...
  • Srinagar: Fire in Hazratbal area damages 14 houses 30-12-2013 04:39 PM

    At least 14 residential houses and two boats were damaged in a devastating fire in Hazratbal area in the outskirts of the city on Monday, officials said. Fire broke out in a house at Dhobi Ghat locality in the vicinity of holy Hazratbal shrine on the banks of Dal Lake...
  • Hyderabad: Major fire breaks out at timber factory, no casualties 30-12-2013 11:43 AM

    A major fire broke out in a timber factory in Musheerabad area at Hyderabad in the early hours on Monday. Eight fire engines have been pressed into service. "No one is injured...Efforts are on to extinguish the fire," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) V B Kamalasan Reddy said. The...
  • Bangalore-Nanded Express fire: 20 bodies identified 29-12-2013 05:18 PM

    Bangalore: A day after 26 people were charred to death in a devastating fire in a train near Puttaparthy in Andhra Pradesh, as many as 20 bodies were identified and eight of them have been handed over to relatives. "The bodies of 20 people, who were charred to death in...
  • 2007 Nandigram firing: CBI yet to get sanction to prosecute policemen 29-12-2013 02:49 PM

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Government, which cashed in on the Nandigram protests in state politics, has not yet given CBI the sanction to prosecute five police officers involved in the 2007 police firing which killed 14 villagers. The agency has now filed charge sheets without giving alleged role of these five...
  • Bangalore-Nanded Express fire: Inquiry set up to acertain the reason 29-12-2013 08:30 AM

    Anantapur: A day after 26 people were charred to death after an AC coach of the Bangalore-Nanded Express caught fire near Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, a railway official said that the time guard got late in giving the smoke alarm which could have averted the incident. Rajeev Bhargava ,...
  • Thailand: Gunmen open fire on anti-govt protesters, one dead 28-12-2013 11:45 AM

    An anti-government protester was killed and three others injured on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a rally site near Thailand's Government House in Thailand, raising fears of violence in deeply polarised country. The pre-dawn attack follows weeks of protests demanding resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, triggering bloody...
  • Odisha: Girl sets self on fire after mother denies money for picnic 26-12-2013 01:03 PM

    A 15-year-old girl in Bhadrak district of Odisha poured kerosene and set herself on fire after being denied money for picnic by her mother, the police said on Thursday. The girl with 90 per cent burns is in a critical condition in a hospital. The incident took place on Wednesday...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Fire breaks out at rubber factory, four killed 26-12-2013 11:52 AM

    Four workers were charred to death in a fire that broke out in a rubber factory in Gaganpahad area on Thursday morning. Preliminary reports say that leakage from a pipe line supplying hot liquid chemical resulted in the blaze that spread to one of the rest rooms in the factory...
  • Junior Bar Association president shot dead, lawyers vandalise hospital 19-12-2013 05:20 PM

    The president of Junior BarAssociation was on Thursday shot dead by unidentified persons inPratapgarh district, following which lawyers vandalised thedistrict hospital and collectorate office, police in Kota on Thursday. Raj Dutt Mishra (52) riding a motorcycle with one U DPandey was shot dead by some motorcycle-borne persons when hewas on...
  • Jennifer Lawrence against girls being called 'fat' on TV 18-12-2013 02:30 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence does not support girls being called 'fat' on television. The actress believes this should be made 'illegal'. The 'The Hunger Games - Catching Fire' actress said it is very important to regulate such behaviour, reports contactmusic.com. "I just think it should be illegal to call...
  • Village Development Officer shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside his house 17-12-2013 11:40 AM

    A Village Development Officer was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside his home in broad daylight, police said on Tuesday. Sahaspur VDO Divesh Kamboj was getting ready for office on Monday when the doorbell rang. As his wife opened the door three young men riding a motorcycle asked for Kamboj....
  • Middle-aged man shot at by 4 unidentified miscreants near GDA office 16-12-2013 07:22 PM

    A middle-aged man was shot at byfour unidentified persons near Ghaziabad Development Authority(GDA) office on Monday morning in Ghaziabad, police said. The incident occurred when Narrandra Tomar (40), secretaryof Awasiya Sahakari Samiti of Ghaziabad, was going to hisoffice around 10.45 AM in Nav Yug Market of the district whenfour unidentified...
  • One killed in police firing in Singrauli, indefinite curfew imposed 14-12-2013 12:24 PM

    One person was killed in police firing in Singrauli town, where an indefinite curfew was clamped this evening following violence, police said. Enraged over the death of a person who was detained by police and later went missing, a large number of people staged a road blockade and set afire...
  • Mumbai: Death toll in massive fire in a residential building rises to 7 14-12-2013 08:20 AM

    Mumbai: Seven people have been killed in a massive fire that that engulfed the 26-storey Mont Blanc building in the southern part of the city on Friday night. The bodies of four people have been charred beyond recognition. The mishap took place after a fire broke out on the 12th...
  • Major fire at residential building in South Mumbai, no casualties 13-12-2013 09:00 PM

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out in a 30-storey residential building at Kemps Corner in South Mumbai on Friday evening. The fire reportedly broke out on the 14th and 15th floor of the building. Civic body sources said six fire-fighters sustained injuries during the operation to control the flames. "People...
  • Two Maoists killed in firing between rival groups 11-12-2013 02:21 PM

    In an exchange of fire between Maoists and their rival group, two Maoists were killed and several others injured at a village in Gaya district on Wednesday, a police officer said. The incident took place at Dhangai village when the ultras belonging to the CPI(Maoist) and Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC)...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 10-12-2013 02:07 PM

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such...
  • 2 years after AMRI fire, relatives of victims wait for justice 10-12-2013 01:26 PM

    Two years after the ghastly fire at AMRI Hospital in Dhakuria which led to the death of over 90 people, relatives of the victims feel the system has failed them. "It has been two years but we are yet to get justice. Those who were accused are out on bail...
  • Jennifer Lawrence hates being treated differently 08-12-2013 02:39 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence hates being treated differently by people just because she's an Oscar winner. 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star keeps her prestigious acting trophy, which she won earlier this year for her role in "The Silver Linings Playbook", at her mother's house so people don't fuss...
  • 'The Hunger Games - Catching Fire' review: The film ends on a promising note 06-12-2013 10:40 PM

    Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Phillip Seymour Hoffman Director: Francis Lawrence "You never get off this train," says mentor Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) to the new champions Katniss and Peeta in 'Catching Fire', the thrilling sequel to last year's 'Hunger Games'. This is bad news because Katniss...
  • Five cops injured as armed miscreants open fire on police team 06-12-2013 07:56 PM

    Five police personnel were injured,including two of them seriously, as armed persons allegedlyopened fire on a police team escorting two undertrails in theAndhra Pradesh Express and escaped with the prisoners. Harendra Rana and his associate Dinesh, lodged in thedistrict jail here, were being brought back on Thursday night to Agrafrom...
  • 'The Hunger Games 2' Tweet Review 06-12-2013 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: 'The Hunger Games - Catching Fire' is the sequel to 2012 film 'The Hunger Games'. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film features Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson in prominent roles. The film is based on the second book of The Hunger games Trilogy, written...
  • 55-year-old ex-army man shot dead by unidentified assailants 06-12-2013 11:35 AM

    An ex-army man was on Friday shot dead by unidentified people in Kotwali area, police said in Etah. Viresh (55) was shot dead by unidentified people while he was going to get milk from Shyamnagar locality on Friday morning, they said. No FIR has been lodged in this regard so...
  • Indian woman burnt to death in Aus, police launches probe 05-12-2013 10:45 PM

    Melbourne: A 32-year-old Indian woman has died in Australia after suffering serious burn injuries, prompting police to launch a probe into her "horrendous and horrific" death. Parwinder Kaur died on Tuesday after she suffered 85 per cent burns on her body. Accoridng to Sydney Morning Herald, the detectives were now...
  • Homeguard jawan killed in accidental bullet hit 03-12-2013 03:18 PM

    A homeguard jawan was killed on duty when a bullet was fired accidentally from rifle of an another jawan while he was cleaning it at transport office on Tuesday morning, police said. The slain jawan has been identified as Saroj Kumar Ishwar, resident of Bhumrupur village under muffasil police station,...
  • Amazon reduces prices of Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets in India 03-12-2013 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: Global online retailer Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets by up to 18 per cent. The company has priced 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch tablet at Rs 21,999 and 16 GB at Rs 17,999, Amazon India said in a statement. Earlier,...