FIRE

  • Kumbakonam fire tragedy: 10 years on, survivors recall the horror August 9, 2014

    Kumbakonam: More than 10 years after 94 children were killed and 18 others injured in a fire accident in a private school in Kumbakonam, a district court in Thanjavur recently convicted 10 people while acquitting 11 others in the case. Survivors of the fire tragedy still carry with them the...
  • Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire August 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets after Egyptianmediated talks failed to extend a 72hour truce in a monthold war. Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying only a few points remained to be agreed. Palestinian factions said they...
  • Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire August 8, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptianmediated talks failed to extend a 72hour truce in the monthlong war. As rocketwarning sirens sounded in southern Israel, the military said Hamas had fired at least 18 rockets from Gaza and Israel's...
  • 1989 Jamshedpur fire case: TISCO exchairman Irani can't be made an accused, says SC August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief for former TISCO chairman JJ Irani, the Supreme Court has observed that he cannot be made an accused in the 1989 Jamshedpur steel plant fire case. Sixty people had been killed and many others had been injured in the ghastly fire that took place on...
  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in stateonly view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. ...
  • Kolkata: Fire breaks out at Academy of Fine Arts; evacuation underway August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Fire broke out in the Academy of Fine Arts on Thursday evening during the course of an ongoing play. Two fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and evacuation is currently underway. No casualties have been reported so far. Further information awaited. ...
  • Fire breaks out in Mathura's ISKCON temple, many important documents destroyed August 7, 2014

    A fire broke out in the administrative complex of an ISKCON temple in Mathura on Wednesday night, destroying many important documents and items. Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after more than three hours of firefighting, according to fire officials. There was no casualty in...
  • Kumbakonam school fire: Ten years after the tragedy, victims' families still await justice August 7, 2014

    Kumbakonam: A district court in Thanjavur recently convicted 10 people and acquitted 11 others in the Kumbakonam school fire accident a tragedy that left 94 children dead. Ten years after the tragedy, families say they are still waiting for justice. Neither time nor the conviction of 10 people by...
  • Fire breaks out at ISKCON temple, no casualty reported August 7, 2014

    A fire broke out in the administrative complex of an ISKCON temple late Wednesday night destroying many important documents and items. Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after more than three hours of firefighting, according to fire officials. There was no casualty in the fire,...
  • Three killed in firing outside Roorkee sub jail August 5, 2014

    Three associates of a notorious criminal Chinoo Pandit were killed and five others injured on Tuesday when a rival gang of criminals opened fire on them outside Roorkee sub jail in Haridwar district, police said. The clash took place just outside the gate of the sub jail at around...
  • Massive fire in Srinagar, property worth crores damaged August 4, 2014

    Srinagar: A massive fire broke out in Srinagar on Monday morning. The fire broke out in Ranawari in Srinagar, gutting nearly half a dozen houses. No casualties have been reported in the incident as yet. Ten fire tenders brought down the fire which is now under control. Property worth crores...
  • Fire breaks out in Mumbai suburban residential building August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in an 11storey residential building in the western suburbs of Mumbai on Friday, though no loss of life has been reported as yet. According to fire brigade officials, the fire broke out on the fourth floor of Godavari building in suburban Versova, adjacent to the...
  • Class XII girl set on fire after she resisted molestation bid July 31, 2014

    A 16yearold girl died on Thursday after she was allegedly set on fire by three youths, when she resisted their molestation attempt in Sandi area, police said here. The three youths scaled the wall of a house and attempted to molest the victim, a class 12 student, while she was sleeping...
  • 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: 10 including Principal convicted, 11 acquitted July 30, 2014

    Chennai: Ten people have been convicted and 11 acquitted in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy. The school owner, Head Mistress and Principal are among those who have been convicted. The school founder has been given 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 47 lakh has been slapped....
  • Hamas rejects Palestinian agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation July 30, 2014

    The violence in Gaza continues as attempts at a cease fire fall short. Hamas rejects Palestinian leadership's agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation. The violence in Gaza continues and attempts for any conciliation fall short. ...
  • CWG 2014: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar fails to enter men's 25m rapid fire pistol finals July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: In a major set back, India's Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the men's 25metre rapid fire pistol finals but Harpreet Singh made up for the disappointment by entering the summit clash at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Out of the six who qualified from Stage 2,...
  • Three of a family charred to death in Ubhwa village July 26, 2014

    Three persons, including a woman and two children, were charred to death in a village of Madhubani district when their house caught fire in the early hours on Saturday. Police officials said the incident happened at Ubhwa village while the three were sleeping in the house. One person suffered severe burn injuries...
  • Amazon's Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP, reveals iFixit teardown July 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com's new Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday. The Fire phone also houses chips from Synaptics and Skyworks Solutions, said the repair outfit, which made a name for itself taking...
  • Reviewers pour cold water on Amazon's Kindle Fire smartphone July 25, 2014

    Amazon.com's new Fire smartphone features "gimmicks" such as 3D effects and object scanner that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said. Among the features of its first smartphone, Amazon has introduced "Dynamic Perspective", four cameras that track...
  • John Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700 July 24, 2014

    Jerusalem: The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamasdominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said. The continued violence defied world efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist group...
  • Amazon Fire Phone review: This new Android phone offers a fresh approach to smartphones July 23, 2014

    New York What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work. The iPhone and its Android smartphone rivals...
  • Minor fire breaks out at Delhi Police Headquarters; brought under control July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on Tuesday morning at the Delhi Police Headquarters in the national capital. The fire broke out on the fourth floor where the PCR command room is located. It is unclear if PCR services could be hit as a result of the fire. Eight fire...
  • Mumbai fire mishap sheds light on troubles faced by firemen July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The glass facade high rises dotting the skyline give a swanky new look to Mumbai but the Lotus Business Park inferno has put the spotlight on such buildings which are now turning out to be fire traps. Despite a boom in such buildings over the last few years, the...
  • Gas leak at Bombay High Oil Rig, no casualty July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Massive evacuations began at the Bombay High Oil Rig in Mumbai on Saturday evening following reports of oil leak in the compound. Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) immediately activated safety procedures, shut down drilling operations and evacuated all nonessential staff. "This is a minor leak. The leak was spotted...
  • Why was he sent inside the inferno when there was no one, asks Mumbai fireman's wife July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after a Mumbai firefighter lost his life while battling a blaze at an office building in Andheri, his family has accused senior officials of sending their men into such death traps without adequate equipment. It was not the first time that this concern has been raised. Fireman Nitin...
  • Mumbai: Hoax call could have led to fireman's death, says official July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22storeyed building in Mumbai, a top fire official said on Saturday. The fireman, Nitin Ivalekar, had gone to check out a distress call of a woman that she was...
  • Two killed in police firing in Bihar July 19, 2014

    Two people, including a woman, were killed and five others injured on Saturday when police opened fire to control a mob protesting a man's arrest in Bihar's Aurangabad district. "Police were forced to open fire when a mob attacked them, set ablaze their vehicles and targeted the office of the block...
  • J&K: Protest against Israel's Gaza action turns violent, 1 killed in police firing July 19, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir: A youth named Suhail Ahmad was killed on Saturday in the police firing in the Qaimoh area of Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place as the protest against Israel's action against Palestine turned violent. The young Suhail Ahmad succumbed to his wounds. The...
  • Mumbai: Wait ends, fireman's family gets assurance for job, compensation July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Chief Fire Officer on Saturday gave a written assurance to the firefighter's family that the compensation that has been promised will be given to them. As demanded by the family members, the deceased's wife Shubhangi Ivalekar has also been promised a job as per her qualification. The assurance...
  • Mumbai: Won't take his body till government assures compensation, says fireman's wife July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The family of the fireman who lost his life in the massive fire that engulfed a high rise commercial building in Mumbai on Friday, has refused to take his body. They are demanding a written assurance from the government that the compensation that has been promised will be given...