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  • Gujarat: 1 labourer dead, 3 injured in blast at chemical unit in Bharuch 5 days ago

    Bharuch: A labourer has died and three others have been injured in an explosion that took place on Tuesday early morning at a chemical factory unit in Bharuch, Gujarat. The fire has now been brought under control. It is yet to be deciphered what kind of product was being manufactured when...
  • 3 burnt to death as mob torches houses in Bihar village 6 days ago

    Muzaffarpur: Three persons were charred to death as a mob on Sunday torched nine houses in a village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district following the recovery of an abducted youth's body. The body of 19-year-old Bhartendu Kumar was found near the house of Vikki, who is the main accused in the abduction...
  • Cat on fire starts New York apartment blaze, two people critical January 12, 2015

    New York: Two people were fighting for life after a cat caught fire and ran around, unwittingly helping to ignite an apartment, officials and neighbours said. Angel Alcazar - the owner of six cats - was cooking pork chops inside his apartment on Gouverneur Avenue in Bronx when a grease...
  • 'Tiger Fire' speaks to all animal lovers January 10, 2015

    A book on tigers and their history and more so five hundred years of the tiger in India is a treat for readers from the word, "Go"! This book is wonderfully contributed by various writers and brilliantly edited by Valmik Thapar, the tiger expert. "Tiger Fire" charts the history of...
  • Watch: Chilling video of Charlie Hebdo newspaper attackers in Paris January 8, 2015

    Here is the footage we have of the chilling attack in the heart of Paris which left at least 12 people dead. Gunmen entered the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire. ...
  • India replying with four bullets to each Pakistan bullet: Jitendra Singh January 8, 2015

    Jammu: Asserting that people in the border did not want India to stop its response till Pakistan surrenders, Union Minister in PMO, Jitendra Singh said that troops are firing four bullets for each bullet fired by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. "Where one bullet is being...
  • We cannot go on taking bullets, says BSF chief DK Pathak January 6, 2015

    Jammu: India will not do anything to disturb peace along the border in Jammu and Kashmir but will retaliate to any aggression by Pakistan, BSF chief DK Pathak said on Tuesday. "We cannot go on taking bullets," Pathak said, after paying tribute to Border Security Force trooper Devinder Singh who was...
  • J&K: 7,000 people along border areas shifted to safer places as Pakistan indulges in heavy firing January 5, 2015

    Srinagar: With Pakistan resorting to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, over 7,000 people residing along the border in Samba and Kathua districts have been evacuated to safer places. Besides, BSF Director General (DG) DK...
  • J&K: One BSF soldier killed in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Hiranagar sector January 5, 2015

    Srinagar: In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan resorted to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier. The Kathua district collector said the situation was very serious as Pakistani shells have landed three to four klometres inside the...
  • India wants to engage Pakistan in 'low-intensity war': Pakistan Defence Minister January 5, 2015

    Islamabad: Amid the war of words between India and Pakistan over cross-border firing and the December 31 'terror boat' incident, Pakistan's defence minister has alleged that India "wants to keep his country busy in a low-intensity war". "India wants to keep us busy in a low-intensity war or low-intensity...
  • False fire alarms cost Swedes $3.8 million each year January 5, 2015

    Stockholm: Taxpayers and businesses are hit with a bill of about 3.8 million US dollars each year to pay for false fire alarms, or 96 per cent, in Stockholm, media reported on Sunday. Only four per cent of automatic fire alarms triggered in Stockholm during 2013 required any actual fire-fighting action,...
  • J&K: Pakistan firing leaves two Army jawans, one woman dead January 3, 2015

    Bullets and mortar shells continue to fly across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. In yet another instance of ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers on Saturday fired at several posts along the International Border in Samba sector of Jammu region. ...
  • Caught on camera: Firefighters drink, celebrate New Year on duty in Hyderabad January 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: A shocking act caught on camera in which a group of firefighters in Hyderabad were caught drinking and celebrating while on duty. In the video, the firefighters are seen celebrating at the fire station on the night of New Year's eve. However, all the four firefighters have been suspended. They...
  • Burnt-out ferry towed to Italy after deadly blaze January 3, 2015

    Brindisi: Tug boats hauled the burnt-out hulk of a ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece into a southern Italian port on Friday, opening the way for an investigation into the blaze that killed at least 11 people. Listing visibly to starboard, the Norman Atlantic multi-deck car-and-truck ferry docked...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 2, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Kolkata: TMC office gutted in Ulberia, party workers allege BJP's hand January 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) office has been burned down in Ulberia area of Howrah district in the early hours on Thursday. The TMC workers alleged that the office was burned down by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers. It was a thatched office in Ulberia area of Howrah district. ...
  • 17 AC buses of DTC gutted in fire, probe ordered January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: 17 low floor air-conditioned buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) were gutted in a major fire at Ambedkar Nagar depot in South Delhi in the wee hours. Nobody was injured. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident. Fire department...
  • Italy: 98 still unaccounted for from fire-ravaged ferry January 1, 2015

    Brindisi: Stormy weather in the Adriatic Sea thwarted efforts to tow a fire-ravaged ferry to Italy so authorities can investigate the blaze that killed at least 11 people and search the ferry for more possible dead. Ninety-eight people were still unaccounted for Wednesday after a pre-dawn fire raced through the...
  • Siliguri: Two dead, three injured after fire broke out in a hotel December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Two tourists from Kolkata died after a fire broke out at a hotel in Siliguri, West Bengal. The fire broke out around 1 am on Tuesday night. Reportedly, three others were injured and are now receiving medical treatment. Preliminary reports suggest that a short circuit may have caused...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Timberwood plant in Bhiwandi, 8 killed December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Eight people died on Saturday as fire broke out at Timberwood plant in Bhiwandi. All those killed were labourers. According to Thane police, the blaze was reported at 2 AM in the timber goods warehouse in Mankoli. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained as yet but it was...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year December 24, 2014

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • UP: 3 boys allegedly set 19-year-old girl on fire in Varanasi December 19, 2014

    Varanasi: Three youths allegedly set on fire a 19-year-old girl inside her house for opposing their teasing and harassment in Lallapura area under Sigra police station limits on Thursday, police said. Circle Officer of Chetganj Rahul Mishra said the girl's mother has alleged that three youths entered their house in the...
  • WB: 23-year-old sets 18-year-old girl on fire for resisting rape attempts December 9, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from West Bengal, a 23-year-old man allegdly set an 18-year-old girl on fire after she resisted his attempts to rape her. The incident took place in Howrah on Monday. The girl has suffered nearly 60 per cent burns and was admitted in hospital. The accused...
  • J&K: Massive fire breaks out in Srinagar, no casualties so far December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: A massive fire broke out in a market in Srinagar on Saturday night. The fire engulfed the Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and nearly half a dozen shops were gutted due to the fire. Due to narrow lanes, it took time for fire tenders to reach the spot....
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Chitra studio in Powai, no casualties so far December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: A minor fire broke out at Chitra studio in Powai area of Mumbai but no casualties have been reported so far. Eight fire engines have been sent to the spot. According to the preliminary report, fire broke out in the warehouse of the studio. More details are awaited. ...
  • Delhi: Major fire breaks out at TATA Motors godown December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A major fire broke down in Tata Motors godown in south Delhi's Mahipalpur area on Friday evening. Nearly 30 fire engines were sent to the spot to douse off the flames. No casualty has been reported. More information awaited. ...
  • CEO Jeff Bezos defends Amazon's flop projects, lack of profits December 3, 2014

    New York: Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, was unapologetic about his twenty-year-old company's lack of profit during a rare public appearance on Tuesday, noting he spends just six hours a year on investor relations. Bezos also discussed Amazon's acrimonious dispute with publisher Hachette Book Group and his purchase...
  • Bengaluru: Bus catches fire, three suffer injuries December 2, 2014

    Bengaluru: In a tragic incident, a private bus caught fire in East Bengaluru injuring three people. The bus was engulfed in flames after it hit a road divider. The bus had started its flight in Chintamani and was heading to Bengaluru when it met with the accident. Two fire tenders were rushed...
  • India successfully tests nuclear capable Agni-IV missile December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 am from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the...