Safety Norms

  • Bangalore: Safety norms violation claims boy's life September 28, 2012

    Bangalore: Eightyearold Wajid Pasha was the darling of his family. He had gone out to play after school on Tuesday, but never returned home. His worried parents searched in vain, until on Wednesday morning, they found his body in a water sump at a construction site nearby. The shattered family is...
  • T'puram: Fire safety norms for NOCs amended August 29, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Orders were issued on Tuesday revising the norms for issuing NOCs for buildings after assessing the fire safety measures. For singlestorey buildings up to ten metres in height, the NOC will be issued by a committee headed by the Assistant Divisional Officer of the Fire and Rescue Services. The...
  • DGCA says all airlines violating safety norms January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: All major airlines in India are compromising on safety to cut costs, revealed aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in its audit report. The DGCA has put all the airlines on notice for safety. The DGCA has also cautioned lowcost carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir for not...
  • Fire safety norms reviewed in Kolkata hospitals December 12, 2011

    Kolkata: A fourmember probe team from fire services department on Monday visited a number of private and government hospitals to review firefighting arrangements there to avoid disasters like AMRI. "The Government is committed to taking stern action against those flouting fire safety norms. NOC for fire safety compliance is mandatory for...
  • Fire hazards galore at Mumbai skyscrapers March 2, 2010

    Mumbai: With underequipped fire stations, residents are now left to their own devices if tragedy strikes. Maximum city Mumbai is India's tallest story with the highest number of highrises in the country. The higher you go the better the view. But as we found out, if there's a fire, you...
  • Organisations flout fire saftey norms in Hyderabad March 1, 2010

    Chaos reigned both outside and inside a super specialty hospital in Hyderabad, as inmates battled a fire, breaking window panes, some even jumping off the 3rd floor. The fire claimed 3 lives, injuring several others. Three weeks later, the hospital is gearing up to restart.. even as fire officials observe...
  • Safety norms ignored in Bangalore's Carlton Towers February 24, 2010

    Bangalore: Nine people died and 60 others were injured, many of them seriously, after a major fire broke out on Tuesday evening at the Carlton Towers in Bangalore. The incident raises questions on whether the swanky buildings in IT city are following safety norms. A survivor of the incident said...
  • Rajnath's aircraft takes off at night, violates norms October 20, 2009

    BJP President Rajnath Singh's small aircraft took off at night from a pitch dark Dumka airport in Jharkand. They used the lights from jeeps to light up the runway. ...
  • Bangalore: 4yrold drowns in apartment complex pool December 24, 2007

    Bangalore: In Bangalore, a fouryearold boy drowned in the swimming pool of his own apartment complex. His family, that lives in the upscale Shobha Windfall apartments, is yet to come to terms with the loss. Fouryearold Rakshith was playing with his friends near the swimming pool when he stumbled and fell...
  • Can Delhi withstand high intensity quakes? November 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Delhiites were jolted awake on Monday morning by a medium intensity quake. As the 4.3 magnitude tremors rocked the capital at 0442 hrs, IST, frightened citizens ran out to the safety of open spaces. We ran out as we felt the house. We were sleeping when we felt...
  • How Jharia mine turned death trap September 8, 2006

    New Delhi: When workers entered the Bhatdih mine in Dhanbad district at around 1800 hours IST on Wednesday, they never knew they were entering a death trap. The miners were working in the Nagda section of the colliery when a loud explosion took place. The Nagda mines, situated around 30 km...