FIRE

  • 5 charred to death after high tension wire falls on bus April 19, 2014

    Five persons, including three children, were burnt alive when a bus carrying a marriage party caught fire after coming in contact with a high tension wire near here on Friday night, police said. The incident took place on the Ater-Porsa Road, about 35 km away from here in Madhya Pradesh. "We have...
  • West Bengal: I would have died of suffocation, says Mamata Banerjee April 18, 2014

    Kolkata: "I thought I would die" of suffocation, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday as she relived the horror when she narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in her hotel room. "I could not see anything as there was smoke all round. Luckily the room was not...
  • WB: Narrow escape for Mamata as fire breaks out in her hotel April 17, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in a hotel room she was staying in Malda district while she was campaigning for the April 24 Lok Sabha poll. The police said that at around 6.40 pm the AC in the room...
  • Bangalore: AC bus catches fire, six charred to death April 16, 2014

    Bangalore: In a tragic incident a bus travelling from Davangere in Karnataka to Bangalore caught fire early on Wednesday morning. Six people were burnt to death in the incident. The Sleeper AC bus had 29 people on board. The driver is absconding after the incident. YS Ravikumar,SP, Chitradurga told CNN-IBN, "The...
  • Three children of a family killed in house fire April 13, 2014

    Three children, aged between 6 and 8 years, of a family were charred to death when a fire broke out at their house in Hapur area in Ghaziabad on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Umeedh (6), Shinu (8) and Abush (6), police said. However, the victims' brother, Shameen, who was also...
  • Women agitated over illegal sale of liquor set shop ablaze April 13, 2014

    A group of women allegedly set a shop on fire on Bhopa road in Muzaffarnagar for illegally selling liquor, police said on Sunday. The agitated women have alleged that they had complained to the district authorities earlier but no action was taken against the shop owner, they said. The accused owner escaped...
  • Massive fire kills three children, over dozen cattle die April 11, 2014

    Three children and over a dozen cattle were killed in fire that engulfed 15 huts in village Aliapur, police said on Friday. The incident took place last night when fire broke out in a hut and spread in other huts too, they said. Three children including Rohit (5), Diwarilal (2) and Shiawati...
  • Fire kills 3 children, over dozen cattle April 11, 2014

    Three children and over a dozen cattle were killed in fire that engulfed 15 huts in village Aliapur, police said on Friday. The incident took place last night when fire broke out in a hut and spread in other huts too, they said. Three children including Rohit (5), Diwarilal (2) and Shiawati...
  • Delhi: Metro services hit after passengers report fire incident April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Metro services were hit for around half an hour on the Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre - Yellow Line - after some passengers reported fire in a moving train between Arjangarh and Ghitorni. The incident took place at around 1:04 pm when passengers noticed sparks and smoke emanating from...
  • HBO's 'Game of Thrones' premiere draws 6.6 million viewers April 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: The season four premiere of fantasy epic 'Game of Thrones' drew an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it the largest audience for HBO since the 2007 finale of mafia drama "The Sopranos," the premium cable network said on Monday. The highly anticipated premiere on Sunday of 'Game of...
  • Indian Army successfully test-fires BrahMos missile at Pokhran April 7, 2014

    Army on Monday successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missile was launched by a mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges. "The launch...
  • Google to launch Android TV: Report April 7, 2014

    New Delhi Close on the heels of the Amazon Fire TV launch, a new report emerged claiming that Google is working on its own version of Android TV, which in all likelihood will compete with Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and Roku. Reportedly, major video app providers have started building...
  • Amazon Fire TV review: A great device, but not fully ready April 6, 2014

    New York: Amazon's new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search on top of that. But for now, it's largely promise: Many of the best features work with only a handful of video services, which makes...
  • Fire TV: Amazon launches Android-powered video streaming device at $99 April 2, 2014

    New York: Amazon.com Inc unveiled a video streaming device dubbed Fire TV that can pipe video directly to television and offers a more prominent showcase for the e-commerce giant's slate of original programming. It is priced at $99. The company says the Amazon Fire TV device has better speed, performance and...
  • Juhu: Fire breaks out in residential complex, no casualties April 1, 2014

    Juhu: A fire broke out inside a residential complex in Juhu on Tuesday noon. The incident happened in an apartment in Sagar City. Fire Department officials said they had received a call around 3.30 pm. They have rushed four fire brigades to the spot. No casualties have been reported so far. More...
  • One killed and nine injured in fire mishap March 31, 2014

    A girl was killed and nine others injured in separate fire mishaps that also gutted 185 houses in the Barabanki, police said on Moday. Annu (10) was killed and nine others were injured when 100 houses were gutted in a fire in Jurua village in Ramnagar area yesterday, they said. The injured...
  • 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...