Fire

  • 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,"...
  • Fire breaks out at IIT-Delhi campus, no casualties reported February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A small fire broke out at the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi campus on Monday morning. Six fire tenders were rushed to the location to douse the blaze. The fire broke out inside a room on the the third floor of a building. The room was unoccupied. "We...
  • Mumbai: Massive fire breaks out at warehouse of CEAT Tyres, 4 people injured February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out on Sunday evening at the premises of a tyre manufacturing company in Nahur, near the north-eastern suburb of Bhandup, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster control room said. The fire broke out at CEAT tyre's warehouse at around 5.50 pm, official sources said. 15 fire...
  • Three children charred to death, five sustain burn injuries February 22, 2014

    Three children were burnt to death and five sustained burn injuries when their thatched house in a Bihar village caught fire, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday at Kusi village in Muzaffarpur district, about 70 km from here. "All the victims were of the same family," a...
  • Bihar assembly passes four bills amidst uproar by BJP MLAs February 21, 2014

    The Bihar legislative assembly on Friday passed four bills amid pandemonium created by the opposition BJP members in protest against corruption charge levelled against its two former ministers by a JD(U) member. Amid slogan shouting by the BJP members who squatted on the floor of the Well as soon as the House re-convened for business in...
  • 11 security men killed in 208 LoC firing incident in 2013: Omar Abdullah February 21, 2014

    As many as 11 security personnel were killed while 24 others injured in 208 incidents of firing from across Lone of Control (LoC) in Jammu region last year, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Friday. 25 civilians were also injured in the firing from across the LoC. In a written reply...
  • Akash missile test-fired from Odisha coast February 21, 2014

    India on Friday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range launch complex at Chandipur near Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilot Less Target Aircraft (PTA) 'Lakshya', defence officials said. "Akash was test fired from launch complex-3 at 11.22 AM," a defence official...
  • Fire engulfs cycle shop in Piplyahana, kills sleeping man February 19, 2014

    A 22-year-old man was killed in a fire that engulfed a cycle-shop in Piplyahana area early on Wednesday, police said. Pavan Rathore had slept inside the shop, locked by his brother Shubham from outside, last night when the incident took place, they said. Police suspect that the youth, in an inebriated state,...
  • One injured in firing in Delhi's Gole Market February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: An incident of firing has been reported from Delhi's Gole Market on Tuesday evening. One person was injured in the firing. The injured was rushed to RML Hospital. Gole Market is a crowded place in central Delhi. ...
  • Watch: The trailer of 'Game of Thrones Season 4: Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing' February 11, 2014

    It's time to gear up for some more action and drama in the new season of 'Game of Thrones'. Here is the first look of the season 4 'Game of Thrones: Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing'. Interestingly, the 15 minute long promo doesn't just consist of the trailer but also...
  • Major fire engulfs Valmiki Nagar tiger reserve, 100 acres of forest gutted February 9, 2014

    A major fire broke out in the Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve (VTR) in West Champaran district on Sunday. The fire broke out in Madanpur forest area under the Reserve and spread over a vast tract of about 100 acres destroying trees, District Forest Officer (DFO) Nandkishore said. Many animals also perished...
  • Imphal: Gunmen attack Trinamool Congress MLA February 8, 2014

    Imphal: Trinamool Congress MLA and former Deputy Speaker Th. Shyam Kumar escaped unhurt after unidentified assailants fired at him in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said on Saturday. Kumar, accompanied by his security guards, was returning from a marriage reception at Koirengei area, 15 km from Imphal, last night, when...
  • 10 injured after sand mafia gang opens fire at villagers for resisting illegal mining February 6, 2014

    At least 10 persons, including a village head, were injured when an alleged sand mafia gang fired at locals for resisting illegal mining on their land near Haryana-UP border in neighbouring Shamli district. Thirteen persons have been arrested in connection to the incident which took place on Wednesday in Bidoli village of...
  • Kerala: Drunk retired army officer opens fire, injures two January 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A retired Colonel opened fire at a group of people after an altercation related to giving side to the his s vehicle at Valiyavila in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday night. He started an argument with the people, later went home to bring his pistol and opened fire. Two people - Manoj,...
  • Surat: Fire breaks out in commercial buidling, 4 dies January 29, 2014

    Four persons were asphyxiated to death and three others injured when a fire broke out in a commercial building in Surat on Wednesday, a fire official said. The blaze erupted on the ground floor of the four-storey building on Amroli-Sayan Road where an embroidery factory was operating, divisional fire officer...
  • 4 killed in Surat factory inferno January 29, 2014

    Surat: Four persons died after a fire broke at a plant on the outskirts of Surat city. The fire was reported at Anjali Industries located at Hajira Phatak area. Further details awaited. ...
  • Thailand: Shots fired as PM meets election body, warns of chaos January 28, 2014

    Shots were fired at a Thai army facility where the prime minister was meeting on Tuesday and two people were hurt, an anti-government protest leader said. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was meeting the Election Commission at an army complex to try to settle on a date for a general election. The...
  • Shimla: Major fire breaks out in British-era building January 28, 2014

    A major fire broke out in a British-era building in this Himachal Pradesh town on early Tuesday, officials said. The fire was reported in the top floor of the Gorton Castle, housing the office of Audit and Accountant General, a fire department official told. Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra said fire tenders of...
  • Thorough probe will be done in Sikar jail firing incident: Gulab Chand Kataria January 27, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Monday assured the state Assembly that firing incident inside the Sikar jail would be investigated properly. on Sunday, a notorious criminal Raju Theth was shot at by another inmate Subhas Moond inside the Sikar jail. Panchayti Raj and Rural Development Minister Gulab Chand Kataria assured the House that the government...
  • Change your bus design, Karnataka tells Volvo after two major accidents January 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Two months after more than 50 people were killed in two fire incidents in private Volvo buses, the Karnataka government has told the bus manufacturer company to make design changes in its vehicles. The Karnataka transport department has told Volvo to incorporate design changes that could enhance passengers' safety and...
  • Minister Lal Singh Arya shot at by unidentified miscreants, escapes unhurt January 25, 2014

    A Madhya Pradesh minister was on Thursday shot at by unidentified assailants at Aroli village, about 35km from the district headquarters, police said. Lal Singh Arya, the Minister of State for General Administration, Narmada Valley Development and Aviation, was shot at during a function to inaugurate a government school here. He...