FIRE

  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight July 18, 2014

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Massive fire in commercial building in Mumbai, one fireman dead, 6 seriously injured July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in a 22storey commercial building in a western suburb of Mumbai on Friday morning. Over 40 fire tenders were pressed into service who, after toiling for hours, managed to douse off the flames. One fireman lost his life and six others were left seriously...
  • Gaza toll hits 258 on day 11 of Israeli campaign July 18, 2014

    Gaza: The death toll in Gaza hit 258 early on Friday as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of a massive operation to stamp out militant rocket fire. The latest deaths were of four family members in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, with another two killed in the...
  • Tensions continue to escalate between Israel and Hamas July 16, 2014

    CNN's Polo Sandoval tells us how tensions continue to escalate between Israel and Hamas. The death toll has now crossed over 190. Both sides are once again clashing after a ceasefire attempt failed. The people caught in the crossfire are preparing for more deadly fighting. ...
  • Cloth merchant's burnt, chained body found in Kanpur July 14, 2014

    A cloth merchant's burnt body was found chained on Monday in his shop in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city, police said. The chained and burnt body of Lalit Maheshwari was found in his cloth outlet, Lalityam Sari Centre, at Roland Tower on Mall road when police and firemen were checking damages resulting...
  • Watch: Heartstopping moment a pregnant woman is caught on film jumping from a burning building into a waiting crowd July 14, 2014

    That was a narrow escape. Whew. A pregnant woman was filmed jumping from the first storey of a burning building in Turkey into a crowd waiting below with sheets and pieces of cardboard. The woman is in a hospital but in good condition. The fire in South St. Louis saw a...
  • Delhi: Fire at petrol pump, two injured July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two employees received minor injuries in a fire at a petrol pump on Saturday, police said. The incident happened at a pump in Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi when fire broke out at a nozzle but was doused within 15 minutes by two fire tenders. Neeraj and Shehzad, who...
  • Criminal case registered against Ghaziabad builder July 12, 2014

    The Indirapuram police on Saturday registered a criminal case against the builder in whose building a fire broke out on Friday. Indirapuram Inspector Rashid Ali told IANS that the FIR was registered following a complaint by one Jamit Kumar, a resident of ATS Residential Apartments. Jamit has named the developing company...
  • Chennai: Fire breaks out in SBI building near North Beach Police Station; under control July 12, 2014

    Chennai: A fire broke out this afternoon in the second floor of an old building here, which housed the State Bank of India, police said. The fire is suspected to have been caused by an electric short circuit, they said, adding none was injured since the bank was functioning only for...
  • Delhi: Nationallevel wushu player shot at, mother alleges revenge attack July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A 21yearold national level wushu player, Ricky Sahani, was shot at in Delhi on Friday. His mother has claimed that it is a revenge attack. Ricky was shot at when he was on his way to the gym on Friday morning. He was rushed to the Max hospital...
  • Fire breaks out in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram area, damages to property worth crores reported July 11, 2014

    Several cars were gutted in a fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in the basement of a residential building in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad. There was no loss of life in the fire that struck the basement of Tower Number 2 of ATS residential society in Nitikhand area of Indirapuram...
  • Fire breaks out in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram area, four parked cars burnt July 11, 2014

    A fire broke out in the basement of an apartment building in Ghaziabad on Friday, officials said. The fire broke out in the basement of AS Apartments building in Indirapuram and four parked cars were burnt as fire brigade tenders have been rushed to the spot, officials added. ...
  • UP: Fire in residential apartments in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram July 11, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Several cars were gutted in a fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in the basement of a residential building in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad. There was no loss of life in the fire that struck the basement of Tower Number 2 of ATS residential society in Nitikhand area of...
  • Fire breaks out in an apartment in Ghaziabad, several cars damaged July 11, 2014

    A fire broke out in the basement of an apartment building in Ghaziabad on Friday, officials said. The fire broke out in the basement of AS Apartments building in Indirapuram and four parked cars were burnt as fire brigade tenders have been rushed to the spot, officials added. ...
  • Rohtas bandh called by BJP, LJP to protest police firing at Akbarpur hits normal life July 10, 2014

    The 9hour Rohtas district bandh, called by BJP and LJP to protest the police firing at Akbarpur in which two persons were killed on Tuesday, hit the normal life on Thursday. Shops were closed and vehicles did not ply. The protesters blocked traffic in various places in Sasaram town and adjoining...
  • UP: 2 including gunman dead, 4 injured after a blast followed by firing at Faizabad court July 9, 2014

    Faizabad: Two persons including a gunman have been killed while four others were injured after a blast followed by firing inside a Faizabad court in Uttar Pradesh. A group of assailants detonated the bomb inside the court premises and then opened fire on bystanders. The violence was followed by a clash...
  • 8yearold minor girl killed in celebratory firing during marriage procession July 8, 2014

    An 8yearold girl was killed allegedly in celebratory firing during a marriage procession in Hathras, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the groom's father, Durgadutt Upadhaya, a BSP worker, fired from his licenced gun in Tabela gali while the marriage procession was on its way...
  • Cinema hall, medical store gutted in fire; no casualties reported July 4, 2014

    Fire broke out at a cinema hall and a pharmacy shop in the city in separate incidents, police said.No one was reported hurt in the two mishaps, they said. The blaze erupted at the pharmacy shop near a temple on Nasiya road in the wee hours today, Superintendent of Police (Fire),...
  • NHRC notice on GAIL pipeline fire July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: NHRC on Wednesday issued notices to the Union Ministry of Oil and Natural Gas, GAIL and district authorities of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, seeking reports over a deadly fireblast, apparently after leakage from a gas pipeline, that claimed 19 lives. The National Human Rights Commission issued notices to...
  • Property worth lakhs gutted after fire breaks out in godowncumresidential building July 2, 2014

    Property worth several lakh rupees was today gutted when a double storey godown cum residential building caught fire in Guljarnagar locality here, police said on Wednesday A huge stock of mobil oil drums, said to be owned by a trader Raju Khan, was kept in the building when the fire broke...
  • Para teacher shot at by unidentified gunmen, critical July 1, 2014

    A para teacher was on Tuesday shot at by unidentified gunmen at Pataghate village in Lohardaga district, the police said. "The para teacher, Mohan Yadav, was hit by a bullet," Superintendent of Police Mritinjay Kumar said. "His condition was serious and doctors at the Primary Health Centre where he was taken...
  • Major fire breaks out at a slipper factory in Vishwakarma industrial area July 1, 2014

    A major fire broke out on Tuesday at a slipper manufacturing factory in Vishwakarma industrial area but no loss of life was reported, police said. The fire broke out on the second floor of the factory where raw material in large quantity and the final products were stored, police said. A petrol...
  • Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants on Monday fired a number of rockets at southern Israel, officials said. More than 10 projectiles were fired from the Palestinian side, Xinhua reported. At least 16 rockets were launched late on Sunday, the Israeli military said in a statement. The Israel Air Force has been launching retaliatory strikes, the...
  • GAIL hands over Rs 3.89 crore relief for blast victims June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Staterun gas utility GAIL on Sunday handed over a cheque of Rs.3.89 crore to the East Godavari district collector for paying compensation to families of the victims of its gas pipeline blast two days ago in Andhra Pradesh. "The disbursement of compensation to the individual eligible beneficiaries will begin...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast mounts to 19 June 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in the disaster in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh rose to 19 with two people succumbing to their injuries since Saturday night, officials said. A 20yearold youth on Sunday breathed his last at a hospital in Kakinada. Another person succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night. The...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast rises to 17, probe begins June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in Friday's explosion in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Saturday rose to 17 while a highlevel committee began its probe. Two injured, including a fiveyearold girl, succumbed at a hospital in Kakinada on Saturday, taking the toll to 17. The explosion and fire...
  • GAIL pipeline blast: Complaints of gas leaks went unheeded, locals tell AP police June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police on Friday said it has started a probe into allegations of some residents of Nagaram, where a massive blaze claimed 15 lives, that GAIL failed to act on their complaints of gas leaks from its pipeline in the past few days. Police, who have lodged a...
  • GAIL pipeline fire: CPI demands probe into possibility of 'sabotage' June 27, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: CPI on Friday demanded that Union government should constitute a high level technical expert committee to probe into the gas pipeline fire at Nagaram village in East Godavari district. National Executive Committee member of CPI, K Narayana, told reporters that it must be probed whether it was "an external sabotage"...
  • Government to pay Rs 25 lakh to relatives of pipeline fire victims June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Friday announced an exgratia compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the relatives of those who lost their lives in the gas pipeline fire at a village in Andhra Pradesh. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who visited the accident site at Tatipaka on Friday afternoon along with state...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Income Tax Office June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out at the Income Tax Office in Mumbai's Church Gate branch on Friday evening. The blaze started from the basement of the building. At least five fire engines have been pressed into service to douse off the flames. The cause of the blaze has not been...