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  • Sindhuratna fire: PIL in SC demands Rs 1 crore for officers' families March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding a Rs 1 crore compensation to the families of the victims of the INS Sindhuratna fire. The PIL also demands a court monitored investigation into the incident. The Navy had said human error led to the...
  • Jama Masjid firing case: No bail for Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar March 11, 2014

    Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were on Tuesday refused bail in connection with the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case by a Delhi court which allowed the plea of police seeking 15 days time to complete its probe against them. The court had on Monday...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Clashes between SP-BSP leaders, one killed March 11, 2014

    Mahoba: Firing between leaders of the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party has left one dead and many others injured in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba area. Clashes between BSP leader and former Uttar Pradesh Minister Badshah Singh and SP leaders turned ugly and resulted in the death of one person. Tension prevails...
  • Man sets himself on fire after fight with wife; critical March 10, 2014

    A man allegedly set himself on fire following a tiff with his wife in the Bhoor Bharat Nagar area in Ghaziabad on Monday, police said. The man, identified as Sunder, is admitted to hospital in a serious condition. Sunder, a sweets shop owner, had an argument with his wife over some issue, said police. After the argument,...
  • Pakistan may extend Non-Discriminatory market access to India by March March 10, 2014

    Pakistan is likely to extend Non-Discriminatory Market Access to India by the end of this month which would give a huge boost to bilateral trade ties, a media report on Monday said. Pakistan would get maximum tariff concessions for its export-oriented industry and in return will extend NDMA to India when...
  • Art of Living yoga centre set afire in Pakistan March 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Unidentified armed men have set ablaze an Art of Living yoga centre established by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who once offered to hold talks with the Taliban to usher in peace in Pakistan. The centre, which is based in Peace Street in the upmarket Bani Gala area, was set...
  • Human error led to INS Sindhuratna fire: sources March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The preliminary inquiry report on the INS Sindhuratna tragedy has stated that a 'human error' led to the fire on the submarine, say sources. Sources say the probe mentions a deviation from standard operating procedure. The report had revealed that fire in some cables led to the smoke...
  • Uphaar fire tragedy: Supreme Court upholds conviction of Ansal brothers March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Ansal brothers in the Uphaar cinema hall fire tragedy. The SC bench rapped Sushil and Gopal Ansal saying that the two were more concerned about making money than ensuring safety of cinemagoers. However, the two-judge bench differed on quantum of...
  • Photos: Samajwadi Party workers fire a gun, throw money in the air during Moradabad road show March 5, 2014

    A Samajwadi Party worker fired in the air during a roadshow in Moradabad on Monday. PTI photos of TV grabs showed party workers allegedly throwing money in the air earlier. ...
  • SC to pronounce verdict in 1997 Uphaar cinema tragedy today March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its judgement in the Uphaar cinema tragedy case on Wednesday. Sushil and Gopal Ansal have sought an acquittal from the Supreme Court. The High Court had reduced their sentence from two years to one year whereas the CBI and victims of the...
  • Sindhuratna fire due to faulty cables: Inquiry report March 3, 2014

    Mumbai: A preliminary inquiry into the mishap aboard the INS Sindhuratna has revealed that fire in some cables led to the smoke in the third compartment. Earlier it was said that the smoke was caused by faulty batteries. Two sailors lost their lives and seven others were injured after inhaling toxic...
  • Rajasthan: Fire breaks out in Udaipur's Sheraton Hotel March 1, 2014

    Jaipur: A major fire broke out in Udaipur's Sheraton Hotel on Saturday morning. Fire tenders rushed to the spot and are toiling to douse the flames. Five teams of fire tenders have been pressed into service. The plush hotel is situated near Fateh Sagar Lake in Rajasthan's Udaipur. ...
  • SP LS candidate accidentally fires shot while cleaning revolver, receives bullet injury February 28, 2014

    Samajwadi Party candidate from the Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency Ajmal Nawaz Khan sustained bullet injury near his eye as he accidentally fired a shot while cleaning his licensed revolver, police said on Thursday. Khan was cleaning his revolver at home at Ekkad village in Pathri area of Haridwar district yesterday when...
  • News 360: Major fire in cracker factory in Mumbai, 9 dead February 27, 2014

    A major fire broke out on Thursday evening at a cracker factory in Alibaug near Mumbai. At least nine people are feared dead in the incident. The incident took place around 3 pm. ...
  • Maharashtra: Major fire breaks out at a cracker factory in Alibaug, 9 feared dead February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out on Thursday evening at a cracker factory in Alibaug near Mumbai. At least nine people are feared dead in the incident. The incident took place around 3 pm. Meanwhile, fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the flames. (More details awaited) ...
  • Submarine mishap: Navy sets up probe panel, BJP attacks UPA government February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Navy has set up a probe panel to investigate a mishap aboard its submarine Sindhuratna that killed two crew members. A statement issued by the Navy said that a "high-level inquiry, headed by an officer of Rear Admiral rank", has been set up to investigate all the recent...
  • Submarine Sindhuratna docks at Mumbai harbour, search operations to resume February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna docked at the Mumbai harbour early on Thursday morning. Sources said that three compartments aboard the submarine were locked from inside. Naval sources say the two missing sailors could be in any of these. The search operations will resume in a short while from...
  • Submarine mishap: Was Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi forced to quit? February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: It's been a tough 24 hours for the Indian Navy. Shortly after two of its officers went missing and seven others were injured in a mishap on board the INS Sindhuratna submarine, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi quit, citing moral responsibility. A press note issued by the Defence Ministry...
  • 1993 Kolkata firing: Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb deposes before panel February 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday deposed before the 21 July commission set up by the Mamata Banerjee government. The commission is probing the police firing on an anti-government protest rally led by Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on 21 July, 1993 which killed 13 Youth Congress workers. Mamata,...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' becomes the 10th highest grossing film of all time February 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Lawrence starrer 'Hunger Games' sequel 'Catching Fire' has become the 10th highest-grossing film of all time by earning USD 423.6 million. The film has left Johnny Depp's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' (USD 423.3 million) behind to reach the top-10 level, reported the Wrap. It's...
  • Surface to air missile Akash test-fired from Odisha coast February 24, 2014

    India on Monday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air missile 'Akash' from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilotless Target Aircraft 'Lakshya'. "Lakshya was sent at 11.31 AM before Akash test fired from the launch complex-3 at 11.42 AM,"...
  • Fire breaks out at IIT-Delhi campus, no casualties reported February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A small fire broke out at the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi campus on Monday morning. Six fire tenders were rushed to the location to douse the blaze. The fire broke out inside a room on the the third floor of a building. The room was unoccupied. "We...
  • Mumbai: Massive fire breaks out at warehouse of CEAT Tyres, 4 people injured February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out on Sunday evening at the premises of a tyre manufacturing company in Nahur, near the north-eastern suburb of Bhandup, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster control room said. The fire broke out at CEAT tyre's warehouse at around 5.50 pm, official sources said. 15 fire...
  • Three children charred to death, five sustain burn injuries February 22, 2014

    Three children were burnt to death and five sustained burn injuries when their thatched house in a Bihar village caught fire, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday at Kusi village in Muzaffarpur district, about 70 km from here. "All the victims were of the same family," a...
  • Bihar assembly passes four bills amidst uproar by BJP MLAs February 21, 2014

    The Bihar legislative assembly on Friday passed four bills amid pandemonium created by the opposition BJP members in protest against corruption charge levelled against its two former ministers by a JD(U) member. Amid slogan shouting by the BJP members who squatted on the floor of the Well as soon as the House re-convened for business in...
  • 11 security men killed in 208 LoC firing incident in 2013: Omar Abdullah February 21, 2014

    As many as 11 security personnel were killed while 24 others injured in 208 incidents of firing from across Lone of Control (LoC) in Jammu region last year, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Friday. 25 civilians were also injured in the firing from across the LoC. In a written reply...
  • Akash missile test-fired from Odisha coast February 21, 2014

    India on Friday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range launch complex at Chandipur near Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilot Less Target Aircraft (PTA) 'Lakshya', defence officials said. "Akash was test fired from launch complex-3 at 11.22 AM," a defence official...
  • Fire engulfs cycle shop in Piplyahana, kills sleeping man February 19, 2014

    A 22-year-old man was killed in a fire that engulfed a cycle-shop in Piplyahana area early on Wednesday, police said. Pavan Rathore had slept inside the shop, locked by his brother Shubham from outside, last night when the incident took place, they said. Police suspect that the youth, in an inebriated state,...
  • One injured in firing in Delhi's Gole Market February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: An incident of firing has been reported from Delhi's Gole Market on Tuesday evening. One person was injured in the firing. The injured was rushed to RML Hospital. Gole Market is a crowded place in central Delhi. ...
  • Watch: The trailer of 'Game of Thrones Season 4: Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing' February 11, 2014

    It's time to gear up for some more action and drama in the new season of 'Game of Thrones'. Here is the first look of the season 4 'Game of Thrones: Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing'. Interestingly, the 15 minute long promo doesn't just consist of the trailer but also...