FIRE

  • Massive fire accident at a chemical factory in Dhar, 3040 labourers feared trapped May 24, 2014

    A massive fire took place at a chemical factory in Pithampur in the Dhar area of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, claiming the lives of at least 23 labourers. The death toll is expected to rise as reportedly, around 2030 labourers are still feared trapped inside the factory. 23 fire tenders rushed...
  • Clashes over bursting of fire crackers during marriage ceremony May 24, 2014

    Clashes took place in an Uttar Pradesh village following an argument over bursting of fire crackers during a marriage ceremony, police said Saturday. The clashes erupted Friday night in Pratapgarh district's Gajadharpur village, police officials told reporters. Members of a community objected to the bursting of fire crackers leading to a brawl....
  • Irate villagers set bus afire after it rams motorcyclist to death May 24, 2014

    A private bus was set afire by irate villagers after it hit a motorcyclist who died on the spot in Navadapant area in Indore, police said on Saturday. The Barodabound bus hit Heera Singh (30) who was riding a motorcycle from the rear following which he died on the spot last...
  • Woman, 3 sons charred to death in house fire May 24, 2014

    A 35 yearold woman and her three children were killed in a fire that broke out in their house under mysterious circumstances in a village in Mirzapur. Rekha and her three sons, aged between 4 and 8 years, were asleep on Friday night when the incident took place in Katra Gadhchirauli...
  • Tension in Muzaffarnagar after 2 Darul Uloom students shot at May 24, 2014

    Tension prevailed in the communally sensitive Muzaffarnagar district after unidentified gunmen shot at two students of Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, critically injuring them, in Muzaffarnagar on Friday. Mohd Mubarik and Abu Azmi were shot at by the motorbike borne criminals near Barla in Chapar police station area when they were...
  • Woman immolates two kids, self in Rajnandgaon May 23, 2014

    A 24yearold woman allegedly committed suicide by immolating herself after she killed her two minor children by setting them afire at their house in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday. Devki Bai Verma and her twoanhalf year old son Sanjay and a yearold daughter Sudha died in the incident...
  • Minor fire breaks out in Parliament House May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on Friday morning on the third floor of Parliament house in New Delhi, an official said. The fire was reported at 8.40 am and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot. "The fire broke out from the airconditioners on the floor," a fire...
  • Amethi: Rahul, Priyanka visit village hit by fire tragedy May 21, 2014

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka made a visit to his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The brothersister duo visited a village where 65 houses were gutted in a major fire. The visit is significant as Rahul has been accused of ignoring his constituency. Rahul...
  • Three trucks set on fire by suspected PLFI activists for not paying extortion May 21, 2014

    Three trucks were set on fire by suspected activists of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district, the police said on Wednesday. The trucks were set ablaze near Senah area on Tuesday night after the drivers and helpers were asked by the militants to get off, Superintendent of...
  • Minor fire breaks out at Shastri Bhawan, no casualties May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on the seventh floor of the Shastri Bhawan in central Delhi on Wednesday morning. The fire broke out at 9.40 am. Fire officials have rushed eight fire engines to the spot. No casualties have been reported so far. The cause of the fire is being...
  • Huge blaze ravages village in Rahul's Amethi, 65 houses gutted May 21, 2014

    As many as 65 houses were gutted in a fire at Pure Nidhan Kuwar village in Gauriganj area of Amethi, police said on Tuesday. The fire broke out at the village in Jamo police station area on Monday evening. According to Jamo police station SHO Harishankar Tiwari, the fire started from...
  • Snacks manufacturing unit gutted in fire May 20, 2014

    A snacks manufacturing unit was gutted in a devastating fire in the Heerawal Industrial Area in Kanota, a suburban town near Jaipur on Tuesday, a fire department official said. Fire broke out at the factory packed with raw and finished packaged materials, worth Rs 15 to 20 lakh, around 6 AM,...
  • Neerpur sarpanch shot dead by criminals, 1 injured May 20, 2014

    The 'mukhiya' (headman) of Neerpur panchayat under Noorsarai police station of Bihar's Nalanda district was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Monday. Police officials said the incident took place while mukhiya Pradeep Chaudhary was sitting near his house. Three armed miscreants came on a motorcycle and fired indiscriminately at him. "Chaudhary was...
  • Watch: Andrew Garfield dresses up as a transwoman in the heartwrenching music video 'We Exist' May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: You've seen 'SpiderMan' actor Andrew Garfield slip in and out of his costume many times. But in the latest music video titled 'We Exist' by Arcade Fire, you'll see him like you've never seen before in the character of a smalltown boy, struggling with his sexuality.The video,...
  • Fire in Turkish mine delays rescue work, death toll rises to 299 May 17, 2014

    Soma: A fire broke out on Saturday in part of a mine where nearly 300 miners were killed in Turkey's worst industrial disaster, hindering efforts to find up to three remaining workers believed to be still underground, the energy minister said. The bodies of 15 miners were retrieved overnight, bringing the...
  • George RR Martin says the makers of 'Game of Thrones' are killing characters still alive in books May 15, 2014

    Note: The following video clips contain spoilersWith only four more episodes left in season four of the hit HBO show 'Game of Thrones', creator George RR Martin explains why he uses an antique word processing unit to stay away from viruses and how even he's taken by surprise, after watching...
  • Was Jill Abramson, New York Times' first female top editor in 162 years fired for being 'too pushy' or asking for equal pay? May 15, 2014

    The New York Times Co on Wednesday abruptly ousted the newspaper's top editor, Jill Abramson, after less than three years in the job and named managing editor Dean Baquet to replace her. Baquet, 57, a Pulitzer prizewinning reporter and former editor of the Los Angeles Times, becomes the paper's first AfricanAmerican...
  • Meerut riots: District administration bans fireworks till May 17 May 15, 2014

    Following last week's communal clashes here, the local administration has enforced a ban on the sale and use of fireworks in Meerut district with effect from on Wednesday till May 17 to prevent any fresh eruption of trouble when Lok Sabha poll results are declared. According to district collector Navdeep Rinwa,...
  • Communal clashes in old Hyderabad, 2 dead in police firing May 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Two people have been killed and seven others injured when police opened fire to control a communal clash in the old city of Hyderabad on Wednesday. Clashes broke out between members of two communities in old Hyderabad on Wednesday afternoon. Police fired at the mob to control the situation. Two...
  • Six killed in firecracker manufacturing unit explosion May 13, 2014

    At least six people were killed in an explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday. The accident occurred on Monday in Sultanpur district's Jaitapur village and killed six members of a family Chand Babu (20), Islam (18), Ajay Bheem (20), Mohd Ramzan (12), Mohd...
  • 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 5, 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...
  • Surfacetoair 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 indigenouslydeveloped surfacetoair 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 Ghaziabadon 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 deinduction of polling booth and the youth...