Fire

  • 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...
  • Mumbai: Minor fire on frigate INS Ganga, 3 injured May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: In yet another Naval mishap, three people, including a navy sailor, were injured in a minor fire on frigate INS Ganga, which was going through routine maintenance and refit at the Naval Dockyard here. The incident occurred at 11 am when the welding work was going on. "During the welding...
  • All cracker units to be inspected, says home minister Babulal Gaur May 6, 2014

    Taking a serious view of a recent fire in a cracker factory at Badnagar in Ujjain district which claimed 18 lives, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur said in Bhopal on Monday that all cracker units will be inspected and directed officials to ensure safety measures at these units. After inspecting...
  • Over 4,000 government schools at fire risk in Delhi May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: It's playing with children's lives but the startling fact is that over 4,000 government schools in the national capital are at high fire risk since they do not have the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Delhi Fire Service, said its director AK Sharma. "These 4,000 schools not only...
  • 15 labourers killed as fire breaks out in cracker factory, compensation of Rs 1.50 lakh announced May 3, 2014

    Fifteen persons, including three children were killed in a major fire at a cracker factory in Badnagar town in the district on Saturday, police said. The cracker factory, located near Khob Darwaza area in the city caught fire around 4.45 PM, in which eight women, four men and three children were...
  • Surface-to-air Akash missile successfully test fired May 2, 2014

    Balasore: In a perfect launch of the same missile for second day in a row, India on Friday successfully test fired indigenously-developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. The missile with a strike range of 25 km and...
  • Noida: RTI activist burnt to death in a car 'accident' May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: An RTI activist, Chandramohan, was burnt to death when his car caught fire on Friday. According to the police his car was giving him trouble for the past three days and on Thursday, he removed the CNG kit out of the car. There is no word yet on...
  • Fire breaks out after TV set explodes April 30, 2014

    A fire broke at a house after a television set exploded in Vasundhara area in Ghaziabad on Wednesday evening, but no one was injured, fire department officials said. However, loss of property worth lakhs of rupees could not be ruled out, they added. The incident took place around 4 PM when Prasun,...
  • Srinagar youth killed in clashes with security forces on polling day April 30, 2014

    Srinagar: On the day when Srinagar populace voted to elect their representative to the Lok Sabha, a youth was killed during clashes with the security forces in the Valley. The security forces fired at a mob which was attacking polling staff during the de-induction of polling booth and the youth...
  • Fire on 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' set, no injuries April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: A fire broke out on one of the sets of Life OK's mythological show 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' Tuesday afternoon, but "no one suffered any injuries", said a statement from the channel. The fire broke on the sets put up at Naigaon here around 1 p.m. Five fire engines tried...
  • Delhi: Minor fire breaks out near PMO, situation under control April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out near the Prime Minister's Office in South Block in New Delhi on Tuesday morning. Smoke was seen emerging from near the PMO after which the Fire Department was alerted. Six fire tenders were rushed to the spot after the Fire department received a...
  • Massive fire breaks out in Ghaziabad slum cluster, 3 injured April 28, 2014

    Ghaziabad: A massive fire broke out in a slum cluster in Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad in the early hours on Monday, leaving three persons injured and gutting around 200 jhuggis. Fire fighters have completely doused the flames, which erupted between 1 am and 2 am. Fire department officials said that around 12...
  • Major fire engulfs refined oil factory, no casualty reported April 26, 2014

    A major fire brokeout in a refined oil factory in Rania industrial belt in Kanpur, gutting the entire factory, the police said on Saturday. The incident occured when a pile of husk lying behind Vaibhav Oil factory in Rania area caught fire on Friday and soon spread inside entire premises within no...
  • Teacher shot at by another teacher in a temple after an altercation at Medininagar April 26, 2014

    A teacher was allegedly shot at by another teacher after an altercation at an area under Ramgarh police station in Medininagar in Jharkhand on Saturday. The teacher, Rajesh Gupta, was shot at in a temple by another teacher Srikant Sharma after an exchange of angry words between the two, police sources said. Gupta was admitted to...
  • Seven of family get burn injuries as LPG cylinder explodes April 25, 2014

    Seven members of a family, including four women, received serious burn injuries when a house in Vikasnagar area in Dehradun caught fire after an LPG cylinder exploded, police said on Friday. The explosion which occurred last evening was so powerful that it damaged not only the walls of the building where...
  • Delhi: Several shops gutted in Bengali market fire, no casualties April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A fire broke out in Delhi's Bengali market early on Friday morning, gutting several shops. 20 fire brigades rushed to the spot to douse the flames. The fire was put out within a couple of hours. No casualty has been reported so far. It is unclear as to...
  • Fire breaks out in Punasia village, over 40 houses gutted April 25, 2014

    Over 40 houses were reduced to ashes when a fire broke out in Punasia village under Ghorabandha police station in Ghatsila sub-division on Thursday, fire brigade sources said. Two fire-tenders from Baharagora went to the spot and were yet to bring the blaze under control, fire brigade sources said. No loss of...
  • Fire in a godown of a tent house in Noida April 22, 2014

    A fire broke out in a godown of a tent house in Sector 122 here in the wee hours on Tuesday. The fire spread quickly as wooden material was stored in the godown in Parthala area, fire brigade officials said. Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot and took nearly two...
  • Clumsy humans, take note: This super intelligent chimpanzee has learnt how to build a fire and toast marshmallows! April 22, 2014

    Kanzi the bonobo lives in America and has learnt how to build a fire, light it using matches and toast marshmallows on it. It shows just how like us some primates really are. On a side note, how clumsy does that make you feel? ...
  • One injured in firing in front of police control room in Bundi April 20, 2014

    One person sustained bullet injuries when a man opened fire at him in a busy market area, in front of the police control room, of the city on Sunday evening, police said. "Rajendra Singh Hada, 30, opened fire at Roshan Harijan with his country made pistol just in front of police...
  • Fire alarm sounded at Rajiv Chowk Metro station in Delhi April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A fire alarm was sounded at the Rajiv Chowk metro station in Delhi on Saturday afternoon leading to commotion. Almost seven fire engines were pressed into service, it was however reported that there was no fire had broken out at the station. There was a minor fire on the electrical...
  • 5 charred to death after high tension wire falls on bus April 19, 2014

    Five persons, including three children, were burnt alive when a bus carrying a marriage party caught fire after coming in contact with a high tension wire near here on Friday night, police said. The incident took place on the Ater-Porsa Road, about 35 km away from here in Madhya Pradesh. "We have...
  • West Bengal: I would have died of suffocation, says Mamata Banerjee April 18, 2014

    Kolkata: "I thought I would die" of suffocation, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday as she relived the horror when she narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in her hotel room. "I could not see anything as there was smoke all round. Luckily the room was not...
  • WB: Narrow escape for Mamata as fire breaks out in her hotel April 17, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in a hotel room she was staying in Malda district while she was campaigning for the April 24 Lok Sabha poll. The police said that at around 6.40 pm the AC in the room...
  • Bangalore: AC bus catches fire, six charred to death April 16, 2014

    Bangalore: In a tragic incident a bus travelling from Davangere in Karnataka to Bangalore caught fire early on Wednesday morning. Six people were burnt to death in the incident. The Sleeper AC bus had 29 people on board. The driver is absconding after the incident. YS Ravikumar,SP, Chitradurga told CNN-IBN, "The...
  • Three children of a family killed in house fire April 13, 2014

    Three children, aged between 6 and 8 years, of a family were charred to death when a fire broke out at their house in Hapur area in Ghaziabad on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Umeedh (6), Shinu (8) and Abush (6), police said. However, the victims' brother, Shameen, who was also...
  • Women agitated over illegal sale of liquor set shop ablaze April 13, 2014

    A group of women allegedly set a shop on fire on Bhopa road in Muzaffarnagar for illegally selling liquor, police said on Sunday. The agitated women have alleged that they had complained to the district authorities earlier but no action was taken against the shop owner, they said. The accused owner escaped...
  • Massive fire kills three children, over dozen cattle die April 11, 2014

    Three children and over a dozen cattle were killed in fire that engulfed 15 huts in village Aliapur, police said on Friday. The incident took place last night when fire broke out in a hut and spread in other huts too, they said. Three children including Rohit (5), Diwarilal (2) and Shiawati...
  • Fire kills 3 children, over dozen cattle April 11, 2014

    Three children and over a dozen cattle were killed in fire that engulfed 15 huts in village Aliapur, police said on Friday. The incident took place last night when fire broke out in a hut and spread in other huts too, they said. Three children including Rohit (5), Diwarilal (2) and Shiawati...