FIRE

  • 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...
  • GAIL pipeline fire: Naidu cuts short Delhi trip, heads to Andhra Pradesh June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday cut short his visit to Delhi and rushed to Rajamundry after over 15 people were killed in a massive fire at a gas pipeline in the State this morning. A statement from the Government of Andhra Pradesh here said, the...
  • Fire at building near Mumbai's busy CST railway station brought under control June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in a building at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) station here this evening but no casualty has been reported so far, fire officials said. The blaze started on the fifth floor of the new administrative building of the Central Railway at D N Road. Eight fire tenders...
  • Lighting of stove might have sparked GAIL pipeline fire: Police June 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police said the lighting of a stove by a tea vendor might have sparked fire in the GAIL pipeline in East Godavari district after leaked gas from the line enveloped the area. As per initial information, there was a major gas leakage from the pipeline around 4.30 AM...
  • One killed, dozen injured in gas cylinder fire June 27, 2014

    A woman was killed and over a dozen sustained serious burn injuries early on Friday after gas leaked from a cylinder and caught fire in a home in Kanpur, police said. The incident took place at a house in Chamanganj after an LPG cylinder in a house suddenly leaked and within...
  • Blast at a GAIL gas pipeline in Andhra Pradesh, 14 dead June 27, 2014

    East Godavari: Fourteen people have been reportedly killed and several injured in an explosion that occurred at an 18inch pipeline of GAIL near an ONGC refinery complex in Nagaram in the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. 1213 bodies have been recovered from the blast site. The death toll is...
  • Two robbers arrested, five escape June 26, 2014

    Two dacoity were caught while committing dacoity in Chatra village of Dumka district, police said on Thursday. A group of dacoits barged into the house a grocery shop owner, Kanhailal Sheel late night on Wednesday and started committing dacoity after taking his family members hostage at gun point, said Deputy SP AK...
  • Sivakasi: Two dead, five injured in cracker factory fire June 25, 2014

    Sivakasi: Two people died and five others suffered injuries when a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi on Wednesday. Fire tenders were pressed into service and have successfully doused off the flames. Sivakasi, known for its cracker and match sticks factories has witnessed several such fatal...
  • Fire in Nepal factory guts cigarettes worth millions June 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: A major fire at the godown of Surya Tobacco Company, the largest Indian jointventure operating in Nepal, on Wednesday destroyed 40 truckloads of cigarettes and caused huge damage to its property. The fire that broke out in the godown of the company, a subsidiary of ITC, completely turned 40...
  • Google to unveil new television settop box on Wednesday: Report June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Google Inc is expected to unveil at least one small settop box that resembles products like the Roku, Amazon's Fire TV, and Apple Inc's Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources who have seen the device. Google will show off the settop box on Wednesday during its developer...
  • Peshawar: 1 dead, 2 injured in firing at passenger plane just before landing June 25, 2014

    Peshawar: One woman passenger was killed and two fight stewards injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane landing at Peshawar's Bacha Khan airport. The PIA flight PK756, with 196 passengers on board from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, was fired upon for two minutes before landing...
  • Fire broke out at Maharashtra Secretariat, no casualty June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: A small fire broke out on the seventh floor of the Maharashtra Secretariat on Monday. No casualty has been reported so far. According to the BMC, fire broke out because of a short circuit. "Everything is under control. We have managed to contain the fire", said BMC. Fire tenders were rushed...
  • Review: Benefits of Amazon Prime go beyond free shipping June 22, 2014

    Amherst: Spending $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership to get free shipping hardly seems like a deal. After all, I can usually get free shipping by spending at least $35 on a single order. But Prime's benefits became apparent gradually over the nine months I've used it. During a trip...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Naman midtown tower, no casualties June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: A massive fire engulfed Naman Midtown, a fifteen storey building in Dadar West on Saturday. Fire broke out at 5.30 pm. Eight fire engines are working to douse the fire at the spot. Naman Midtown is located in a very congested area. The building is mainly a residential area...
  • Man injured in celebratory firing during marriage function June 21, 2014

    One person was injured allegedly in a celebratory firing at a marriage function in Tugalpur village of Gautam Budh Nagar district. A case against unknown persons has been registered after a bullet hit Ravinder's leg Friday night, said Pravin Singh, SHO Kasna. Ravinder was taken to a nearby hospital where his condition was...
  • Delhi: Fire reported in Hauz Khas, NCERT building, Motibagh Gurudwara June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Three incidents of minor fire where reported in different parts of the national capital on Friday, Delhi Fire Service officials said. The first incident was reported at a restaurant in south Delhi's Hauz Khas area. The fire department got a call at 2:17 PM following which two fire...
  • 6 things to know about the Amazon Fire Phone 3D smartphone June 20, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3D. It was announced Wednesday and will start shipping next month. Here are some details on the new Fire phone: Audio and...
  • Amazon Fire review: 3D 'dynamic perspective' may change smartphones forever June 19, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon set out to do something different with the unveiling of its first smartphone Wednesday. How about a completely new way of interacting with your phone, for starters? As part of the showcase of its brand new "Fire Phone," Amazon.com Inc. took the wraps off a feature it calls "dynamic...
  • Amazon's new Fire smartphone: Firefly, dynamic perspective, pricing, availability June 19, 2014

    Seattle: Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3D. It was announced Wednesday and will start shipping next month. Here are some details on the new Fire phone: Audio...
  • This awesome animated GIF shows the Amazon Fire Phone's 3D dynamic perspective in action June 19, 2014

    Amazon unveiled its first smarphone the Amazon Fire Phone on Wednesday. The highlight of the phone is what Amazon calls 'dynamic perspective.' To make this dynamic 3D effect happen, the phone has four frontfacing infrared cameras to tell where your head is, even if your fingers happen to...
  • Full specifications: Amazon Fire Phone 3D smartphone June 19, 2014

    Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its Fire Phone, a highend handset boasting "breakthrough technologies". Amazon first smartphone of its own has a 4.7inch display, a highdefinition camera and Amazon's free help service. The phone also ties in to Amazon's vast array of other offerings, serving as a platform for digital content such...
  • Amazon launches the Fire phone with four front cameras to offer glassesfree 3D experience June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Amazon has unveiled its longrumoured smartphone with free, unlimited photo storage, jumping into a crowded field dominated by Apple and Samsung. Named Fire, the phone has multiple cameras on the front. (Also see: This awesome animated GIF shows the Amazon Fire Phone's 3D dynamic perspective in action) Amazon's firstever...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Kashmir June 18, 2014

    Jammu: In the second time in two days, Pakistani troopers resorted to unprovoked firing at the Indian positions on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba today in the evening even after a flag meeting between the two sides during the day, an official said. A senior police officer told...