Fire

  • South Korea fires shells at North Korean waters after drills March 31, 2014

    South Korea on Monday returned fire into North Korean waters after shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the rivals' disputed western sea boundary, a South Korean military official said. Residents on a front-line South Korean island said they were evacuated to shelters during the exchange. No shells...
  • 18 killed in shooting at Nigeria State Security headquarters March 30, 2014

    Abuja: A shootout at Nigeria's State Security Services headquarters near the presidential villa killed at least 18 people today, a government spokeswoman said of what appears to be an attempted jailbreak by Islamic extremists. Residents described shooting that went on for two hours on Sunday morning. Security services spokeswoman Marilyn Ogar tried...
  • 160 houses gutted in fire-related incidents, seven injured March 30, 2014

    At least 160 houses were gutted on Sunday in fire-related incidents in Bihar's Samastipur, Vaishali and Madhubani districts injuring seven persons, police sources said. A major fire broke out in Chapahi village under Rajnagar police station area in Madhubani district razing more than 70 thatches houses in which an unidentified man...
  • Four children die as house catches fire in Giridh March 29, 2014

    Four children were burnt to death in Jharkhand's Giridh district on Saturday, police said. According to the police, a fire broke out in the house of Khalif Mia situated in Brajo village of the district, about 160 km from the state capital Ranchi on Saturday. Three children died after being engulfed by...
  • Hindu temple attacked, set on fire in Pakistan March 29, 2014

    A Hindu temple has been desecrated and set on fire by unidentified persons in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, two weeks ahead of an annual fair at the holy site. The caretaker of the temple of Hindu deity Hanuman, in Latifabad town told police that three men came on Friday to offer...
  • Five killed, 150 houses gutted in separate incidents of fire March 28, 2014

    Five persons, including three siblings, were charred to death and 150 houses gutted on Friday in separate incidents of fire in Bihar's Lakhisarai, Begusarai and Samastipur district. A major fire broke out in a hutment in Amhara Ramnagar Tola under Town police station area in Lakhisarai district in which three siblings,...
  • Lakhisarai: Three children charred to death March 28, 2014

    Three children of a labourer's family were burnt to death on Friday when their thatched hut in a Bihar village caught fire, police said. The incident took place in Amhara Ramnagar Tola as the fire broke out in kitchen and soon engulfed the entire hut fatally trapping three siblings Shobha Kumari...
  • CJ Kuldeep fights for justice after in-laws set his sister on fire for dowry March 24, 2014

    CJ Kuldeep Yadav is appealing for strict punishment for the perpetrators of the ghastly crime carried on her sister who was set ablaze by her in-laws after she failed to fulfill their repeated demands for dowry. ...
  • Bike-borne miscreants open fire at travel agent's house in Himmat Nagar March 22, 2014

    Around half a dozen miscreants opened fire at the house of a travel agent in Himmat Nagar area on Saturday. However, no one was injured in the firing but the bullets damaged windscreen of a car parked in the house and a window, police said. The incident occurred in the morning. Motorbike-borne...
  • Tirupati wildfire brought under control but yet to be doused March 21, 2014

    Tirupati: The fire near the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh has been brought under control but has not yet been doused. Two Indian Air Force helicopters have now been deployed to help put out the fire. Each of the two helicopters has the capacity to carry 4,000 litres of water. They...
  • Retired police sub-inspector shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants March 21, 2014

    Unidentified gunmen Thursday shot dead a retired police sub-inspector in Ghaziabad, police said. The incident occurred around 5.30 pm in Pratap Vihar area, when PD Sharma was on his evening walk. Two motorcycle-riding assailants came near Sharma and fired three shots at him. Two bullets hit him in the chest while the...
  • Wildfire continues to rage in Tirupati, efforts on to control it March 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: The forest fire continues to rage on the hills of Tirumala in the temple town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. With authorities going all out to control it, Air Force choppers have been put on stand by to air spray water. The chief secretary and Governor have asked all...
  • Tirupati fire still raging on, path to temple closed: Police March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A huge forest fire that broke out in the temple town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday is still raging on, the police said. Officials suspect that increase in temperatures could have led to the fire. Officials of the temple board, the police and the fire department are trying...
  • Forest fire engulfs hills of Tirumala; no casualties reported so far March 19, 2014

    A massive forest fire has engulfed the hills of Tirumala, forcing the authorities to stop pilgrims who were on the way to Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh. The pilgrims were walking uphill to the shrine when the fire broke out. Triumala temple's officials along with police and fire department are trying...
  • Five trucks and a JCB machine charred in fire due to short circuit March 19, 2014

    Five trucks and a JCB machine of a transport company were destroyed in a fire caused by a short circuit in Kanpur, fire officials on Wednesday said. SK Kushwaha, Chief Fire Engineer of the area said the polythene cover on the top of a truck, parked alongside the street in...
  • One killed as fire breaks out at grain mandi March 19, 2014

    One person was killed while grains worth several lakhs of rupees were gutted as a fire broke out at a grain mandi in the Highway police station area in Mathura district. The incident took place during the wee hours on Monday. "Exact loss is being ascertained. The charred body of a person...
  • Fire tenders run out of water while dousing major fire at wholesale market; 1 dead March 18, 2014

    A labourer was on Monday charred to death while two others sustained serious burns in a blaze at a local wholesale agricultural market, police said. According to police, items worth an estimated Rs 2 crore were also destroyed in the fire which claimed the life of Janardan, a labourer hailing from...
  • TN: CISF personnel kills Neyveli worker, tension grips township March 18, 2014

    Tension gripped the Neyveli township in Tamil Nadu on Monday after a CISF constable open fired killing a contract worker of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation. According to the police, the victim, 36-year-old Raja, wanted to enter a mine without a valid pass. An altercation broke out with the CISF constable...
  • CJ follow-up: Neelam fights for the justice of Uphaar victims March 17, 2014

    17 years after the Uphaar fire tragedy, families of the victims are still fighting for justice. Here's Neelam Krishnamoorthy's appeal who lost her two children in the blaze that killed nearly 59 cinemagoers . ...
  • Fire on 12th floor of a Thane building leaves 2 dead, 2 injured March 16, 2014

    Thane: Two people have died and two others injured in a fire that broke out on the twelfth floor of the Sundarban park building in Thane district of Maharashthra. The fire reportedly started at 6 am on Sunday. Short circuit is believed to be the reason for the fire though there...
  • Gujarat: Fire engulfs rubber factory, no loss of life reported March 14, 2014

    Bharuch: A major fire broke out at a rubber factory in Gujarat's Ankhleshwar near Bharuch district on Friday evening. No casualties have been reported in the incident. While the cause behind the fire is yet to be known, seven fire tenders were pressed into service at the spot. ...
  • Mistaking each other for Maoists, security men engage in fierce gun battle March 13, 2014

    Two groups of security personnel mistook each other as Maoists and began a gunfight that left three men injured in a jungle of Latehar district on Thursday. "The personnel comprising CRPF and Jharkhand Jaguar were in a search operation after getting tip off that Maoist leader Arvindji was to come to...
  • 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...