Fire

  • HPCL refinery fire: Chandrababu Naidu demands high-level probe 24-08-2013 11:00 PM

    TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday demanded a high-level probe into the fire at state-run Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) refinery complex in Visakhapatnamin which eight persons were killed. "A high-level expert committee should probe into the mishap," Naidu said after visiting the site on Saturday. He also visited various hospitals...
  • Death toll in HPCL refinery fire in Visakhapatnam rises to 10 24-08-2013 06:19 PM

    The death toll in the major fire that broke Friday in the state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) refinery in Andhra Pradesh's coastal city of Visakhapatnam rose to 10, police said on Saturday. Six charred bodies were recovered from the mishap site on Saturday, taking the toll to 10. Two...
  • Huge California wildfire spreads into Yosemite National Park 24-08-2013 07:51 AM

    A giant wildfire raging out of control spread into Yosemite National Park as authorities urged more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands fled during the week as flames marched through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada. The fire closed backcountry hiking in the park, but was not threatening...
  • Soft appeals by India on LoC firing emboldening Pak: BJP 23-08-2013 09:33 PM

    Appeals to Pakistan to respect the sanctity of the Line of Control were unlikely to yield any results and India should instead adopt a tough posture when dealing with the neighbouring country, BJP said on Friday. "It is precisely because of soft diplomatic appeals (to maintain the ceasefire) that Pakistan...
  • One killed, 35 injured in major fire at HPCL refinery in Visakhapatnam 23-08-2013 06:36 PM

    A major fire broke out at the state-owned HPCL refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Visakhapatnamthis evening, in which one person was killed and as many as 35 others were injured, police said. The fire broke out at 4 pm and has been brought under control, Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner B Shivadhar Reddy said....
  • Firefighter dead, 6 injured in Portugal wildfire 23-08-2013 02:39 AM

    Portuguese authorities say one firefighter has died and six were injured as they battled a wildfire in a remote and hilly region. A civil protection agency official confirmed the death and injuries, but said he could not immediately provide more information about what happened to the firefighters sent on Thursday...
  • Families of INS Sindhurakshak crew to get 'special' compensation: AK Antony 22-08-2013 08:16 PM

    Indicating that all 18 crew members in the ill-fated submarine INS Sindhurakshak have died, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said treating it as a "special case", compensation would be given to their families. "I will ask the Navy to treat the incident as a special case," he said in...
  • INS Sindhurakshak fire: 'Sabotage' angle not ruled out, says AK Antony 22-08-2013 07:10 PM

    Not ruling out the "sabotage" angle behind explosions on Navy's destroyed submarine INS Sindhurakshak, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said the incident has cast a shadow on the force's capability to safeguard country's maritime interests. Giving clarifications in the Rajya Sabha on the August 14 submarine accident, he said...
  • Pakistan Army claims soldier killed in Indian firing 22-08-2013 06:53 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Thursday claimed one of its soldiers was killed in firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. A senior military official said the latest casualty occurred in Rakhcahri sector of the LoC near Rawalakot. "Sepoy Habib (was killed) due to unprovoked...
  • Nawaz Sharif holds high-level meeting to review security issues 22-08-2013 05:39 PM

    Pakistan's highest decision-making body on security issues, on Thursday, met for the first time since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assumed office and reviewed tensions with India on the Line of Control. The Defence Committee of the Cabinet also reviewed the security situation in Pakistan and matters related to the war...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fire breaks out at the cracker factory in Sivakasi 22-08-2013 03:51 PM

    Sivakasi: A major fire broke out at a cracker factory in Sivakasi on Thursday after an explosion. The fire broke out during the lunch hours on Thursday. Some fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze brought under control. The cause of the fire is still unknown. No...
  • Fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Poonch, India retaliates 22-08-2013 11:25 AM

    Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire twice by firing mortar shells on LoC posts in two sub-sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, drawing retaliation from Indian forces. "There were two ceasefire violations by Pakistan on Wednesday night", Defence Spokesman Col R K Palta said on Thursday. There was Pakistani firing...
  • Navy divers recover sixth body from INS Sindhurakshak, hunt on for others 18-08-2013 08:48 AM

    Mumbai: Navy divers have recovered the sixth body from the mangled remains of submarine INS Sindhurakshak on late Saturday night while hopes over the survival of remaining 12 are very dim. The bodies are badly charred and are unidentifiable and have, therefore, been sent to the naval hospital for DNA...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire yet again, targets Indian posts along LoC in BG Sector 18-08-2013 06:41 AM

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated ceasefire once again as it's troops opened firing on Indian posts along LoC in BG Sector on Saturday night in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The firing started around 11PM and continued till midnight. Indian troops, also, reportedly retaliated to the Pakistani firing. The LoC in...
  • INS Sindhurakshak: Navy divers open second access to the submarine 17-08-2013 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: Battling the odds, divers from the Navy continued their search for more bodies on board submarine INS Sindhurakshak without any success but managed to open a second access to the sunken vessel during an overnight "challenging but critical" operation. The rescue team had extricated badly charred bodies of five...
  • INS Sindhurakshak fire: Family of 22-year-old sailor hopeful of his return 17-08-2013 02:30 PM

    Four days after a series of explosions rocked INS Sindhurakshak in Mumbai, the family of a sailor on board the ill-fated submarine, was in a state of shock but hopeful of his return. The family members of 22-year-old Atul Sharma, who was among 18 personnel, were planning to celebrate his...
  • INS Sindhurakshak fire: Russia says technical failure couldn't have been the cause 17-08-2013 09:14 AM

    Mumbai: Navy divers have found five bodies from the mangled remains of the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak. As rescue operations continue, Russia has defended the submarine saying they don't see any technical failure as the likely cause behind the incident. Russia has also offered help in the probe. Of the five...
  • Teenager trapped in lift rescued after cutting its doors open 17-08-2013 03:17 AM

    A teenage girl was trapped in a lift for more than three hours, before she was rescued and admitted to a hospital in Thane in an unconcious condition, fire brigade sources said. Pooja Jadhav (15) who resides on the seventh floor of the BSUP Housing Complex in the Tulsidham locality...
  • Situation returns to normal in Nawada, curfew relaxed for second day 16-08-2013 04:01 PM

    A week after communal clashes erupted in Bihar's Nawada town, curfew was relaxed for 18 hours on Friday for the second consecutive day, with the situation returning to normal, police said. "In view of no fresh communal clashes on Thursday, after curfew was relaxed from morning to midnight, curfew was...
  • Bodies of four INS Sindhurakshak sailors recovered 16-08-2013 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: The Navy divers on Friday recovered the bodies of four sailors from the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, while hopes are dim over the survival of 14 others. The Navy said that the bodies recovered are badly disfigured and unidentifiable due to severe burns and have, therefore, been sent to the...
  • All personnel aboard sunken submarine feared dead: Indian Navy 16-08-2013 03:49 PM

    The Indian Navy said on Friday there were no likely survivors on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine which exploded,caught fire and sank in Mumbai early on Wednesday with 18 personnel on board. "The state of ...(the three recovered bodies) and conditions within the submarineleads to the firm conclusion that finding any...
  • Latest press release by Indian Navy on INS Sindhurakshak 16-08-2013 11:27 AM

    The Navy diving teams have been working non-stop to reach into the compartments of the submarine since rescue operations commenced early noon of 14 Aug. The boiling waters inside the submarine prevented any entry till noon of 14 Aug. Access to the inner compartments of the submarine was made almost...
  • Live: Bodies of four INS Sindhurakshak sailors recovered, search on for 14 others 16-08-2013 11:08 AM

    Mumbai: 2:09 pm: The Navy divers have now recovered four bodies from INS Sindhurakshak while hopes are dim over the survival of 14 others. 12:44 pm: The Navy has said that the three bodies recovered are badly disfigured and unidentifiable due to severe burns. They have now been sent for...
  • INS Sindhurakshak: Bodies of 2 sailors found, search on for 16 Navymen 16-08-2013 10:32 AM

    Mumbai: Over 56 hours after twin blasts and massive fire on the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak at Mumbai's Naval dockyard, the Navy divers have found bodies of two sailors. The search is on for 16 others who were on board the submarine. The Navy has released the names of the sailors,...
  • INS Sindhurakshak fire: Navy lacks salvage expertise, say sources 16-08-2013 09:40 AM

    Mumbai: It's been 56 hours and hope is fading for the 18 Navymen trapped in the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak. There is more worry news with sources saying that the Indian Navy may be incapable with a rescue operation of this magnitude. Sources also say that the Navy generally contracts two...
  • INS Sindhurakshak: No word on 18 men, Navy to make a statement at noon 16-08-2013 08:17 AM

    Mumbai: Hope is fading for the 18 Navymen trapped on the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, in the worst peace time disaster the Navy has seen. Even after more than 56 hours of the twin blasts and massive fire, Navy divers have been unable to make contact or reach the men trapped...
  • Navy releases list of 18 personnel of INS Sindhurakshak 15-08-2013 11:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy has released the list of duty personnel inside INS Sindhurakshak at the time of the twin blasts. The 18 personnel have not been been sighted or recovered by the Navy divers who have been involved in the rescue and salvage operations since early Wednesday morning...