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  • 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...
  • Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire HDX tablets with live video helpdesk 25-09-2013 11:59 AM

    Seattle: Amazon.com Inc unveiled two new high-definition tablets on Tuesday with a unique on-screen helpdesk feature it hopes will give it an advantage over devices from rivals Apple Inc and Google Inc. The new Kindle Fire HDX tablets feature what Amazon has called the 'Mayday Button', which instantly brings up...
  • Massive fire breaks out in Dubai industrial zone 22-09-2013 09:15 PM

    Dubai: A massive fire broke out Sunday in an industrial area in Dubai near a shopping centre, Mall of the Emirates. Thick black smoke was seen rising from an area of the size of a football field adjacent to a branch of the Dubai roads and transport authority RTA, Xinhua...
  • Fire breaks out in government official's home in Delhi 22-09-2013 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: A fire broke out in the afternoon Sunday at the residence of a central government official in Delhi's high-security Lutyens' zone. The incident occurred at Ravinder Nagar in the well-known Khan Market area here. According to a fire department official, nobody was at the residence when the incident...
  • Constable shot at by unidentified assailants, seriously injured 19-09-2013 01:38 PM

    A constable was seriously injured when he was shot at by unidentified motorbike-borne men during a vehicle checking drive in the city in Azamgarh, police said on Thursday. The incident happened on Wednesday night when Rajnish Singh, attached with the circle officer, stopped the motorcycle during checking drive at the...
  • Congress MLA opens fire during a party at minister's residence, 2 injured 18-09-2013 07:18 AM

    An MLA of Uttarakhand's ruling Congress party on Tuesday allegedly opened fire at the residence of state Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat during a party leaving two persons, including a party leader, injured. A party was on at the minister's residence when Congress MLA from Khanpur in Haridwar district Kunwar...
  • Middle-aged man arrested for throwing fire crackers inside White House fence 17-09-2013 10:07 AM

    A man threw fire crackers over the north fence of the White House, hours after a shooting rampage at a Navy Yard in Washington that left at least 13 people dead. A middle-aged man was arrested near the White House after he threw fire crackers inside its fence, officials said....
  • Sitapur: Woman, infant son charred to death 14-09-2013 10:46 AM

    A woman and her infant son were charred to death allegedly when she caught fire while cooking in Reosa area. Pooja Singh (22) and her six-month old son Shubham caught fire apparently when she was cooking food with him in her lap, police said. They were rushed to a private...
  • 37 dead in fire at Russian psychiatric hospital 13-09-2013 08:53 PM

    Moscow: A pre-dawn fire swept through a Russian psychiatric hospital Friday, killing 37 people, Russia's top investigative agency said. Authorities had long warned that the mostly wooden building dating to the 19th century was unsafe. It was the second such deadly blaze in less than five months, underlining the widespread...
  • Indefinite curfew in Shopian after man fatally shot dead by CRPF 13-09-2013 08:08 AM

    Indefinite curfew was on Thursday imposed in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian town in the wake of protests against the gunning down of a man on Wednesday, officials said. Residents said Muhammad Rafi Rather, a 28-year-old bus driver, was shot down by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel posted...
  • J~~amp;amp;K govt orders inquiry into Shopian firing incidents 12-09-2013 10:31 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the firing incidents outside a CRPF camp in which left five persons dead over the past five days. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Shailendra Kumar said he has asked District Magistrate, Shopian, Bashir Ahmad Bhat to conduct an inquiry into the...
  • WB: Explosion in cracker factory kills two 12-09-2013 11:33 AM

    Two persons were killed in an explosion in a cracker factory in West Midnapore district on Thursday. An explosion took place at the cracker factory in Thakurda Gurtala on Thursday morning, Additional Superintendent of Police, Kharagpur, B Chandrasekhar said. Two persons died in the explosion and many are injured, the...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again, target 5 Indian posts along LoC 11-09-2013 05:11 PM

    In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops on Wednesday opened unprovoked firing on five Indian forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting retaliation from Indian forces. Pakistan Army troops opened small and medium weaponry firing and lobbed rocket-propelled grenades in Mendhar sub-sector of Poonch...
  • Probe into HPCL fire case on as death toll reaches 25 06-09-2013 12:21 PM

    Visakhapatnam: With one more victim succumbing to his burns Friday, the death toll in last month's fire at the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited's complex rose to 25. A probe is on into the accident, though prima facie a gas leak in the sea cooling water system was attributed to the...
  • LoC incident raised doubts about Pakistan's sincerity: Indian Envoy 03-09-2013 10:49 PM

    Islamabad:India on Tuesday said recent developments on the LoC raised doubts on Pakistans sincerity and stressed the need for both countries to forge a common policy for combating terrorism. India's position was conveyed to Pakistan by High Commissioner T C A Raghavan during a courtesy call on Adviser to the...
  • Pakistan Army Chief visits LoC to assess the situation 03-09-2013 05:49 PM

    Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, on Tuesday, visited the LoC to assess the security situation in the wake of violations of a ceasefire in the region over the past few weeks. Kayani visited Kotli sector of the Line of Control, an area that has witnessed heavy exchanges of...
  • Budaun: Man shot dead for opposing liquor drinking outside his residence 01-09-2013 11:22 AM

    A person was shot dead by some men of his village in an inebriated state in Ushait area in Budaun, police said on Sunday. The incident took place last night when Arab Singh (31) was sitting outside his home in Mallaha Nagla village and objected to drinking of liquor by...
  • Death toll in HPCL refinery fire in Visakhapatnam rises to 19 01-09-2013 12:05 AM

    The toll in last week's blast at the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) refinery in Visakhapatnam rose to 19 with one more injured succumbing to burns on Saturday. Varun Kumar (20) died at New Care Hospital, police said. Sixteen injured are still undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the coastal...
  • Lower diplomatic ties with Pak till it mends ways, says BJP chief Rajnath Singh 31-08-2013 08:02 PM

    BJP President Rajnath Singh, on Saturday, slammed PM Manmohan Singh for deciding to engage Pakistan across the talks table, saying India should lower the status of its diplomatic relations with the neighbouring country in light of recent ceasefire violations by it. "Government of India should lower the status of its...
  • Gunmen kill five Sunni worshippers in Iraq 31-08-2013 02:27 PM

    Iraqi authorities say that gunmen have stormed a Sunni mosque in Baghdad, killing five people. Police officials said the attackers entered the building in Baghdad's southeastern neighborhood of New Baghdad and shot at Sunni worshippers who were performing Saturday's dawn prayers. Police said the gunmen used weapons fitted with silencers....
  • Minor sets herself on fire on being harassed by relatives 31-08-2013 02:10 PM

    A 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire after being harassed by a relative, in Kalyanpur district, police said on Saturday. The victim, a Class IX student, was allegedly being harassed by Guddu, a resident of the same area and a distant relative of the girl. On...
  • One dead, three injured in Delhi factory fire 31-08-2013 12:25 PM

    A man was killed and three were injured in a fire that broke out on Friday night in a motorcycle parts producing factory in Delhi, authorities said on Saturday. The factory situated at Bawana caught fire around 8.40 pm. The dead man has not been identified, while the three injured...
  • Pakistan asks world bodies to intervene in Kashmir issue 30-08-2013 06:18 PM

    Pakistan, on Friday, said the world community should play its role for resolving the Kashmir dispute as India's insistence on settling the issue through bilateral talks has not produced results. India has always insisted on solving this issue through bilateral talks, but so far these efforts have failed to produce...
  • Pakistan Army violates ceasefire again, fires indiscriminately along LoC in Pallanwala 30-08-2013 12:04 PM

    After a two-day lull, Pakistan Armyagain violated the ceasefire by targeting forward posts alongthe LoC in Jammu district, drawing retaliation from Indian forces. "Pakistan Army opened indiscriminate and unprovokedfiring on forward posts along the LoC in Pallanwala sub-sectorin Jammu district around 11:30 pm hours on Thursday night", a senior Armyofficer...
  • Kashmir: Two civilians injured in firing between police, guerrillas 28-08-2013 05:31 PM

    Two civilians were injured on Wednesday in south Kashmir's Pulwama district when guerrillas fired at a police party. A senior police officer told IANS that motorcycle-borne militants fired at a police party in Awantipora town of Pulwama district, 30 km from Srinagar. "Two civilians, including a woman identified as Sabina...
  • Vadodara: Death toll rises to 7 in twin building collapse; Narendra Modi orders probe 28-08-2013 12:13 PM

    At least seven persons were killed and 40 feared to be trapped under the debris as two multi-storey buildings collapsed in Madhavnagar locality in Vadodara in the wee hours on Wednesday. The twin multi-storey buildings collapsed behind Atladara area around 4:30 am, catching the sleeping occupants unaware, H J Tapariya,...
  • Death toll in Visakhapatnam HPCL refinery fire mounts to nine 26-08-2013 05:01 PM

    The death toll in the massive fire at state-run Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Visakhapatnamhas risen to nine with one more worker succumbing to burn injuries on Monday, a PSU official said. 50-year-old S Sanyasi Rao who was undergoing treatment at the Old Care hospital in Visakhapatnamdied on Monday,the...
  • Pak claims 2 killed in shelling by Indian Army 25-08-2013 08:42 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Sunday claimed that two women were killed and seven other persons were injured in "unprovoked" shelling by the Indian Army across the LoC. A woman was killed and six other persons were injured seriously as a result of unprovoked Indian army shelling at Nakyal sector on...