Fire

  • 3 killed, 2 injured as suspected PLFI activists open fire in a market 02-11-2013 09:27 AM

    Three persons including a trader and his son were on Friday killed while two others received injuries when suspected activists of ultra outfit PLFI opened fire indiscriminately at a market in Khunti district, police said. A group of over a dozen suspected PLFI members arrived in Saiko village market in...
  • TN: Fire at Kumbakonam cracker unit, 9 killed 01-11-2013 04:47 PM

    Kumbakonam: Kumbakonam: Nine people have died and at least four others suffered injuries after a fire broke out at a cracker unit in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. The workers were at work in the unit when the crackers burst. The...
  • 2 Naxals killed in an encounter with security forces 31-10-2013 11:59 AM

    Two Naxalites were killed in a fierce gun battle with security personnel in Maoist-hit Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on Thursday. "The face-off between the ultras and the joint group of security personnel from state police and Andhra Pradesh took place in the forests under Maraigudi Police Station limits on...
  • AP: Relatives await identification as 44 people die in bus accident 30-10-2013 07:57 PM

    Hyderabad/Bangalore: In a tragic incident on Wednesday, 44 passengers traveling from Hyderabad to Bangalore by an overnight bus were burnt to death when the fuel tank exploded. Besides the driver and the cleaner, only five passengers survived the accident. All the passengers have been charred beyond recognition and the families...
  • AP: 44 dead after a volvo bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar 30-10-2013 07:33 AM

    Hyderabad: Forty four people have died after a bus volvo caught fire in Mahbubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday early morning. Only five people, including driver, survived and they have been taken to a nearby hospital. The driver and cleaner of the bus have been taken into custody. The...
  • Odisha: Woman teacher set on fire, school inspector absconding 29-10-2013 08:35 AM

    Bhubaneswar: In shocking news from Odisha, a 27-year-old woman teacher has been set on fire in the Rayagada district. She has sustained 90 per cent burn injuries and is critical. She has been moved to Vishakapatnam for treatment. The main accused, the school inspector, is absconding. More than three months...
  • 10 farmers injured in firing at Maharashtra-MP border 26-10-2013 12:31 PM

    Dhule: Ten farmers were injured in a firing incident at the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border on Friday evening. The incident was a result of the dispute between two groups of farmers from both states over a forest land. Both groups resorted to firing. Of the 10 farmers, four belong to Dhule...
  • Delhi: Fire at AGCR building near ITO 25-10-2013 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: A minor fire has been reported from the fifth floor of the AGCR building in Delhi. Eight to ten fire tenders are currently at the spot to control the fire. No cases of injuries have been reported so far. The building is near the ITO. The cause of...
  • J&K: Pakistan troops fire mortar bombs on LoC 24-10-2013 09:26 PM

    Jammu: Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs, rockets and automatic weapons on border posts and civilian areas along the international border in Jammu and Samba districts, resulting in heavy exchanges till the wee hours of Thursday. "There was shelling of mortar bombs, rockets and firing by automatic weapons on border outposts...
  • Jalaun: Three men gangrape class 8 girl and burn her alive 23-10-2013 11:10 AM

    A minor girl was gangraped by village youth and then burnt alive in a Uttar Pradesh district on Tuesday night. The girl sustained 80 percent burns and died in a district hospital on Wednesday morning, police said. The incident took place in Sirsa Kalaar area of Orai in the Jalaun...
  • J&K: Army's claim over Keran operations under a cloud 20-10-2013 04:57 PM

    Nearly a fortnight after the Army operations were called off in Keran sector, questions have cropped up over what happened during the long intrusion by infiltrators from Pakistan believed to be from its special forces. The Army operations, which were said to have been stopped on October 8, continued even...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan targets 10 Indian posts, 2 BSF jawans injured 18-10-2013 09:40 PM

    Two BSF jawans were injured on Friday as Pakistani troops opened fire at ten border out posts and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts. Violating the ceasefire, the Pakistani rangers fired on border out posts and forward civilian areas along International Border in R S...
  • No dates decided yet for Indo-Pak DGMOs meet, informs Foreign Secy 18-10-2013 07:01 PM

    Notwithstanding increased border ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan are yet to decide a date for a meeting between their DGMOs, three weeks after the Prime Ministers of the two countries decided that they would meet to address the issue. "At this juncture, we have no dates,"...
  • Pune Toll booth firing: Three suspects arrested 18-10-2013 08:01 AM

    Pune: Three suspects of the firing at Khed Shivapur toll firing case have been arrested early on Friday morning by Pune rural police. The arrests were made at Rajgarh. Firing was reported from Khed Shivapur toll booth near Pune late on Tuesday. According to reports, individuals traveling in a Swift...
  • Fire breaks out at Wadi Bunder area in Mumbai 16-10-2013 11:53 PM

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out at a godown in Wadi Bunder near Bombay Port Trust area on Wednesday evening, civic sources said. The fire broke out near the Hong Kong Bridge, an official said. Efforts to douse the fire are on, he added. Sixteen fire engines and 10 water...
  • Individuals in a Swift fire at toll booth near Pune, attendant injured 16-10-2013 08:50 AM

    Pune: Firing was reported from Khed Shivapur toll booth near Pune late on Tuesday. According to reports, individuals traveling in a Swift car fired at one of the attendants manning the Khed Shivapur toll booth injuring him. The people in the car were chased by the people present at the...
  • Fire In The Blood: Why this documentary is so important 15-10-2013 09:21 AM

    New Delhi: Dylan Mohan Gray's hard hitting documentary 'Fire In The Blood' has generated a good buzz throughout the globe. Now, the film has been released in India and is receiving rave reviews. Dylan speaks about the struggle and the wide canvas he covered during the research for 'Fire In...
  • Dibrugarh-Delhi Rajdhani Express catches fire, no injury reported 15-10-2013 09:17 AM

    New Delhi: The pantry car of the Dibrugarh-Delhi Rajdhani Express caught fire on Tuesday morning. No injuries have been reported in the incident. The fire has now been brought under control even as the rail traffic on the Dibrugarh-Delhi route was affected. At around 4.30 AM, a fire broke out...
  • Pakistani troops violates ceasefire again, opens fire in Poonch 13-10-2013 12:22 AM

    In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops targeted forward posts along LoC in Poonch district with mortar shelling and automatic weapons, prompting Indian troops to retaliate strongly. Pakistani Army troops resorted to firing of mortar shells, automatic and small arms firing in forward areas along LoC in Bharasingha and Mendhar...
  • 'Fire in the Blood' review: It tells you how YOU can help save lives 11-10-2013 10:46 PM

    Director: Dylan Mohan Gray Why are millions of AIDS-infected patients dying in Third World countries when there is affordable treatment available? Because they are poor. That is the simple answer, but I urge you to listen to the complex and uncomfortable questions that the powerful documentary Fire in the Blood...
  • 'The Hunger Games' sequel to be released in India on Nov 29 11-10-2013 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: Director Francis Lawrence's adventure film 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' will release in India Nov 29 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The sequel to the 2012 science fiction 'The Hunger Games' stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. The story of the film continues from where...
  • Nest Protect: iPod inventor launches the world's smartest fire alarm 09-10-2013 07:12 AM

    San Francisco: Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low. Tony Fadell, a gadget guru who helped...
  • Uphaar cinema fire: Court to hear arguments on charges against Amod Kanth 05-10-2013 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday fixed November 30 as the date for hearing arguments on framing of charges against former IPS officer Amod Kanth for his alleged culpability in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma set the date for the hearing after...
  • Italy: 114 African migrants killed as ship catches fire, capsizes off Lampedusa 04-10-2013 01:32 PM

    The rickety fishing boat was the third of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, overloaded with African migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Most never reached shore. After the boat started taking on water, someone on board set a fire to get the attention...
  • Shots heard at Capitol, building under lockdown 04-10-2013 12:11 AM

    Police say the US Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building. People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities. In a notice distributed by email, the US Capitol Police...
  • Major fire breaks out at Vivekanand Hospital, no casualties 02-10-2013 11:32 PM

    Patients and staff at the Vivekanand Hospital in Niralanagar in this Uttar Pradesh capital had a close shave with disaster on Wednesday evening as a major fire broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU), police said. The staff quickly managed to evacuate the five critically ill patients in the...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review: A worthy contendor but falls short in app selection 02-10-2013 12:18 PM

    New York: Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX tablet resembles Google's Nexus 7 in many ways - from its light weight to its sharp display. Both tablets run a version of Google's Android operating system, and they even have the same starting price of $229. The similarities end when you turn...
  • J&K: Two youth open fire at security forces' vehicles, civilian injured 28-09-2013 01:10 PM

    Srinagar: Two youngsters on a scooter opened fire in Sanat Nagar, Srinagar on Saturday. A civilian injured himself after he panicked hearing gunshots. The youngsters opened fire on vehicles of the security forces between Sanat Nagar and Hyderpora bypass road, official sources said. Army, police reached the spot and carried...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review: Not for gamers, apt for ebook reading 26-09-2013 02:58 PM

    Seattle: In the fleeting moments I had with Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet, I noticed one major thing: It lost a lot of weight. The engineers at Amazon managed to slim down their flagship tablet in every dimension. The new Kindle Fire HDX is lighter by 23 per cent for...
  • No casualties in fire on the sets of 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' 25-09-2013 05:13 PM

    Mumbai: Fire broke out on the sets of popular TV show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' at Film City here Wednesday morning, but there were no casualties, said an official. The accident was reported around 6:30 a.m. "It is unfortunate that such an incident has occurred on the sets of 'Comedy...