Fire

  • 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...
  • 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,"...