Fire

  • 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...
  • US: 8-year-old boy dies after saving six relatives from fire January 24, 2014

    In a heroic act, an eight-year-old boy in the US saved six relatives from a house fire but died while saving his disabled grandfather. Tyler Doohan, from East Rochester, New York, was staying at the home of relatives in the nearby town of Penfield when he noticed a fire in...
  • BSF admits lapses by its men in Ramban firing incident January 22, 2014

    Certain "administrative lapses" have been found on the part of BSF personnel involved in last year's Ramban firing incident in Jammu even and the paramilitary will soon begin trial of its six men in connection with the incident. Sources said Border Security Force (BSF) took over the trial of the case...
  • Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations January 17, 2014

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations at brigadier-level flag meeting along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. "We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Army authorities over the ceasefire violations along LoC in Poonch at the brigadier-level flag...
  • Constable of Bihar Police shot dead by unidentified assailants in Sahibganj January 17, 2014

    A constable of Bihar Police was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Sahibganj town, the police said on Friday. "Faizu Yadav, who hails from Nayatola in Sahibganj, was shot dead on Thursday night," Deputy Superintendent of Police Shashi Bhusan Prasad told reporters. The motive behind the killing was yet to be...
  • 3 killed, 6 injured in Pratapgarh following clashes between 2 communities; curfew on January 15, 2014

    Three men were killed and six others injured when a clash broke out between two communities in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district, prompting the authorities to impose curfew in the region. The incident occurred on Tuesday night when some youths were returning home after a programme when another group of four-five youths had...
  • Bihar: Man tries to rape neighbour, sets her on fire January 14, 2014

    Patna: A woman in Bihar has suffered serious burn injuries while trying to escape an alleged rape attempt. The woman was reportedly alone in her room when a neighbour entered and tried to force himself on her. When she protested, he reportedly set her ablaze using a kerosene lamp. The...
  • Kerala: Truck carrying cylinders catches fire January 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: At Kalliasseri in Kannur, a tanker lorry carrying LPG caught fire after it met with an accident. According to sources, the tanker lorry was hit by a lorry coming from the opposite direction. The fire force officials have rushed to the spot and tried to keep the temperature from...
  • Elderly man charred to death while sleeping January 13, 2014

    "An elderly man was charred to death while sleeping when his quilt caught fire in the wee hours on Monday", police said. Madan, in his early seventies, was sleeping under a flex canvas along the road side near Apex circle on Sunday night when his quilt caught fire from wood logs...
  • Delhi: Fire in Sadar Bazar, 27 fire engines sent January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out in the Sadar Bazar area of New Delhi. According to reports, the fire broke out in Swadeshi Market. Fire is still not in control. Twenty seven fire engines have been rushed to the location. Further details awaited. ...
  • Over 100 houses burned down in China's ancient Tibetan town January 11, 2014

    An ancient Tibetan town in Shangri-la, a resort county in China's southwestern Yunnan Province, today suffered heavy damage after fire destroyed over 100 wooden houses. The houses were burned down when fire broke out in the early hours at Dukezong, meaning "the town of moon" in Tibetan and built 1,300 years...
  • Underground fire, subsidence in Jharia be considered as 'national disaster': CPI(M) January 11, 2014

    The CPI(M) on Friday told the 14th Finance Commission that the underground fire, subsidence and emission of poisonous gas in the Jharia coalfields of Dhanbad be considered as a "national disaster". "Lives and livelihood of about seven lakh inhabitants in the area are adversely affected due to the underground fire following...
  • Watch: Footage of fire on Bandra-Dehradun Express January 8, 2014

    A fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning leaving nine people dead. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane. ...
  • Dehradun Express fire: Railways announce Rs 5 lakh compensation for victims' families January 8, 2014

    Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the incident and announced...
  • Dehradun express fire: Railways announce ex-gratia January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the incident...
  • Dehradun Express catches fire in Thane, nine dead; passengers rescued January 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Nine people have died as a fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane when the train was on its way from Bandra to Dehradun. The Railway authorities say...
  • AP: Major fire in chemical factory, no casualty January 6, 2014

    Nalgonda: A huge fire gutted a chemical factory in Bibinagar area of Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh on Monday but no one was hurt, police said. There were no injuries or casualty in the mishap, they said. The blaze started in the agro-chemical factory at around 11.15 am and the flames spread rapidly....
  • 1 dead, 1 critically injured in New York City high rise fire January 6, 2014

    Authorities say one person has died and another has been critically injured in a high-rise apartment fire in midtown Manhattan. Firefighter spokesman Danny Glover said the fire reported to authorities shortly after 11 am on Sunday was in an apartment on the 20th floor of a building at 43rd Street and...
  • 19-year-old battles for life after in-laws set her on fire at Irba Village January 5, 2014

    A 19-year-old girl suffered serious burns after being allegedly set on fire by her in-laws at Irba village, about 15km from Ranchi, the police said. The victim, who is said to have eloped with and married a youth last year, suffered serious burns when her in-laws allegedly set her on fire last night when she...
  • Bihar: Two, including police officer, killed in Jurawanpur January 2, 2014

    Two people, including a police officer, were killed in a firing incident at a Bihar village late Wednesday night, an officer said on Thursday. The incident took place at Vaishali district's Jurawanpur police station, over 30 km from Patna, during a party late Wednesday night when a village head opened fire...
  • Dubai 2014 fireworks display breaks Guinness world record January 1, 2014

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said on Wednesday. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six minutes,...
  • WB: Fire breaks out at jute mill in Howrah, no casualties December 31, 2013

    A fire broke out in Shibpur Jute Mill on Tuesday at Foreshore Road in Howrah district, fire brigade sources said. No casualty or injury was reported. The fire was detected at about 1 pm and 15 fire tenders brought the blaze under control. The reason of the fire was not yet known,...
  • Maoists torch 3 vehicles over non-payment of money demanded by them December 31, 2013

    Maoists torched three vehicles of a road construction company at Khaira in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Tuesday. About 40 armed Maoists raided the site of a road construction company and torched a machine and two road rollers on Monday late night, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ashok Kumar Singh...
  • Srinagar: Fire in Hazratbal area damages 14 houses December 30, 2013

    At least 14 residential houses and two boats were damaged in a devastating fire in Hazratbal area in the outskirts of the city on Monday, officials said. Fire broke out in a house at Dhobi Ghat locality in the vicinity of holy Hazratbal shrine on the banks of Dal Lake around...
  • Hyderabad: Major fire breaks out at timber factory, no casualties December 30, 2013

    A major fire broke out in a timber factory in Musheerabad area at Hyderabad in the early hours on Monday. Eight fire engines have been pressed into service. "No one is injured...Efforts are on to extinguish the fire," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) V B Kamalasan Reddy said. The factory...
  • Bangalore-Nanded Express fire: 20 bodies identified December 29, 2013

    Bangalore: A day after 26 people were charred to death in a devastating fire in a train near Puttaparthy in Andhra Pradesh, as many as 20 bodies were identified and eight of them have been handed over to relatives. "The bodies of 20 people, who were charred to death in a...
  • 2007 Nandigram firing: CBI yet to get sanction to prosecute policemen December 29, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Government, which cashed in on the Nandigram protests in state politics, has not yet given CBI the sanction to prosecute five police officers involved in the 2007 police firing which killed 14 villagers. The agency has now filed charge sheets without giving alleged role of these five...
  • Bangalore-Nanded Express fire: Inquiry set up to acertain the reason December 29, 2013

    Anantapur: A day after 26 people were charred to death after an AC coach of the Bangalore-Nanded Express caught fire near Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, a railway official said that the time guard got late in giving the smoke alarm which could have averted the incident. Rajeev Bhargava ,...
  • Thailand: Gunmen open fire on anti-govt protesters, one dead December 28, 2013

    An anti-government protester was killed and three others injured on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a rally site near Thailand's Government House in Thailand, raising fears of violence in deeply polarised country. The pre-dawn attack follows weeks of protests demanding resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, triggering bloody clashes...