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  • Amazon's new Fire smartphone: Firefly, dynamic perspective, pricing, availability June 19, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3D. It was announced Wednesday and will start shipping next month. Here are some details on the new Fire phone: Audio...
  • This awesome animated GIF shows the Amazon Fire Phone's 3D dynamic perspective in action June 19, 2014

    Amazon unveiled its first smarphone the Amazon Fire Phone on Wednesday. The highlight of the phone is what Amazon calls 'dynamic perspective.' To make this dynamic 3D effect happen, the phone has four frontfacing infrared cameras to tell where your head is, even if your fingers happen to...
  • Full specifications: Amazon Fire Phone 3D smartphone June 19, 2014

    Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its Fire Phone, a highend handset boasting "breakthrough technologies". Amazon first smartphone of its own has a 4.7inch display, a highdefinition camera and Amazon's free help service. The phone also ties in to Amazon's vast array of other offerings, serving as a platform for digital content such...
  • Amazon launches the Fire phone with four front cameras to offer glassesfree 3D experience June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Amazon has unveiled its longrumoured smartphone with free, unlimited photo storage, jumping into a crowded field dominated by Apple and Samsung. Named Fire, the phone has multiple cameras on the front. (Also see: This awesome animated GIF shows the Amazon Fire Phone's 3D dynamic perspective in action) Amazon's firstever...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Kashmir June 18, 2014

    Jammu: In the second time in two days, Pakistani troopers resorted to unprovoked firing at the Indian positions on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba today in the evening even after a flag meeting between the two sides during the day, an official said. A senior police officer told...
  • Fire Department conducts awareness programmes to curb fire June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: With several incidents of fire being reported in the last three weeks in the national capital, Delhi Government has initiated number of steps and conducted important activities in order to curb them. The fire department had received 1701 number emergency calls for extinguishing fire which were attended with...
  • Fire in Odisha secretariat June 16, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Official files, computers and furniture were destroyed in a fire that broke out on Monday morning at the Panchayati Raj department in Odisha secretariat, police said. The fire was detected by employees and fire brigade personnel soon brought the blaze under control. But by then, several files and office...
  • Mobs go on a rampage after two constables shot dead by criminals June 16, 2014

    Violent protests broke out after twopoliceconstables were shot dead by unidentified miscreants during a chase in the Ramgarh area in Firozabad. Protestors blocked roads and were seen hurling stones and vandalising buses. Police duo, constables Dinesh Pratap Singh and Giriraj Kishore Gujjar, aged between 3032 years, were chasing a group of miscreants...
  • For that ONE person who has no idea what 'Game of Thrones' is all about June 14, 2014

    Seriously, how have you avoided detection so far?! Are you not being mocked at school/college/work? Are people not trying to hunt you down?Fear not, lonely wanderer. As the world waits with awaited breath for the finale for the fourth season of 'Game of Thrones', we now offer you the opportunity...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out on 6th floor of Shastri Bhavan that houses I&B Ministry offices June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A fire broke out at the Shastri Bhavan in Delhi on Saturday evening. The blaze was reported from the third floor of the multistoreyed building which houses the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. The flames have reportedly been put off. This is not the first such incident at Shastri Bhavan...
  • 10 things we want to see in the 'Game Of Thrones' season 4 finale June 14, 2014

    Note: This post contains discussion and speculation of book spoilers through the end of season four of 'Game of Thrones'. By now, George RR Martin and the makers of HBO series 'Game Of Thrones' must be sitting happily in their offices, smug with the knowledge that this season's finale is set...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die June 9, 2014

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed fourstorey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh and...
  • Turmeric bags destroyed in fire in Salem June 9, 2014

    Salem: Thousands of bags of turmeric were on Monday destroyed in a fire in a private turmeric godown in Thukukanour village in the district, police said. The fire occurred in the wee hours and 15,000 bags were destroyed. The fire was brought under control by fire force personnel. Police are...
  • Chandigarh building collapses after blaze; 2 firemen dead, 2 still trapped June 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: At least 2 firemen have been killed while two others are still feared trapped after a fire broke out in a fourstorey building in Chandigarh. The building in Chandigarh's Sector 17 collapsed after the fire trapping the illfated firemen under the debris. According to authorities, the firemen were engaged in...
  • Chandigarh: Major fire breaks out in Sector 17, firemen feared trapped June 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: A major fire broke out on Sunday night at the Regional Computer Centre in Sector 17 of Chandigarh. The firemen with about 45 fire tenders rushed to the spot which is reportedly the most posh area in the city. Authorities informed that the fire stricken building collapsed as the firemen...
  • Gujarat: Massive fire engulfs Ajanta clock manufacturing unit June 8, 2014

    Morbi: A major fire broke out at the Ajanta clock manufacturing unit in Gujarat's Morni on Sunday morning. No casualties have been reported in the incident. Thick black smoke soared above the factory which is one of the largest clock manufacturing units in the country. Heavy loss of property is...
  • Watch: Reasons why cars catch fire June 7, 2014

    Cars, which are meant to be a convenient way of transport are now turning into deathtraps. Incidents of cars going up in flames have been on the rise in the past few months. In a recent incident, two speciallyabled siblings were charred to death in Delhi. Earlier last month, an...
  • Four burnt alive as two trucks carrying chemicals and bundles of cloth collide June 6, 2014

    Four persons were on Friday burnt alive when two trucks in which they were travelling caught fire following a drastic collision on Jhalawar road in the district. "Two trucks loaded with chemicals and bundles of cloth collided on Jhalawar road and the trucks caught fire after collision," Mandana Station House Officer...
  • Man caught on camera opening fire at a pub manager in Mumbai June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: A man, who tried to molest a woman, opened fire at a pub manager in Mumbai following an altercation with the people present there. The incident took place on May 30 and the accused, Vikram Kumar, had been arrested by the Amboli police. The footage showed that Kumar was allegedly...
  • 2 charred to death in car fire in Delhi; what's making cars unsafe? June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Two teenagers were charred to death after their car caught fire in the national capital. Their uncle, who was driving, managed to escape when a passerby helped him break the window. But this incident again highlights the safety concerns with cars. Cars, meant to get you home safely,...
  • Delhi: Death toll in building collapse at Sadar Bazar rises to 3 June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Three people have been killed when an underconstruction building collapsed in Sadar Bazar in old Delhi on Sunday. Twelve people have also been injured in the accident and many are still feared trapped. Three firetenders have been sent to the spot and rescue efforts are underway at the site....
  • Major fire at Indian Railway Project Management unit office in Delhi May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out on Saturday evening at Indian Railway Project Management unit office near Connaught Place in Delhi. However, the railway officials have said that the fire has been brought under control. "Eight fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. The fire is under control," ADO MK...
  • 2013 firing on cops: Three terror suspects produced in AP court May 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three terror suspects, who were arrested in connection with the 2013 firing case on cops, on Saturday produced before a local court at Puttur in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Panna Ismail, Bilal Malik and Fakruddin alias 'Police' Fakruddin, were brought to Puttur on a transit warrant from Vellore jail...
  • Jammu: 4 people killed, 11 injured in hotel fire May 31, 2014

    Jammu: Four persons were killed and 11 injured when a fire broke out in a hotel in Jammu in the early hours of the day. The incident occurred in Hotel Neelam in bus stand area of Jammu city at around 2:30 AM, police said. As the smoke started billowing out of the...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for opening fire at a pub manager May 30, 2014

    Mumbai: In a shocker in Mumbai, a man has been arrested for opening fire at a pub manager in the suburbs. The accused, Vikram Kumar, has been arrested by the Amboli police. Kumar was allegedly harassing a female patron at the pub. The woman complained to pub manager about him,...
  • 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 81yearold 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,...