Sivakasi

  • Sivakasi: Two dead, five injured in cracker factory fire June 25, 2014

    Sivakasi: Two people died and five others suffered injuries when a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi on Wednesday. Fire tenders were pressed into service and have successfully doused off the flames. Sivakasi, known for its cracker and match sticks factories has witnessed several such fatal...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fire breaks out at the cracker factory in Sivakasi August 22, 2013

    Sivakasi: A major fire broke out at a cracker factory in Sivakasi on Thursday after an explosion. The fire broke out during the lunch hours on Thursday. Some fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze brought under control. The cause of the fire is still unknown. No causalities...
  • Vijay-Asin to pair up again for Murugadoss's next March 4, 2013

    There is a buzz in K-town that post the hattrick victory of films with his lucky heroine Asin, Vijay may pair up with her yet again in AR Murugadoss's big budget. It is well known that 'Sivakasi', 'Pokkiri' and 'Sivakasi', 'Pokkiri' are turning point success stories in Vijay's career, and...
  • Actor Asin to pair up with Vijay after 'Kavalan' February 22, 2013

    Actress Asin hasn't been seen in K-town for a while now. This young actress's dream came true when called in for Bollywood films and we thought she was settled there for good. Now, it seems like Asin who was missing from Kollywood for quite some time is coming back! Rumours are...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fire in a house in Sivakasi, 3 dead September 28, 2012

    Sivakasi: In yet another case of fire in the cracker-making hub of Sivakasi, at least three people died on Friday. The fire broke out on Friday morning in a house resulting in the tragedy. Even though the fire was put out quickly, three people had already died. Earlier, on September 5 as...
  • Sivakasi fire: Factory owner Murugesan arrested September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Murugesan, the owner of the Sivakasi cracker factory, in which 37 people died and over 60 got injured in a massive fire, has been arrested on Sunday in Madurai. Investigations have confirmed that the factory was operating illegally and had been inspected less than 24 hours earlier and ordered...
  • Ground report: Sivakasi, a ticking time bomb September 7, 2012

    Sivakasi: Images of the recent accident in Sivakasi are still fresh. But locals here seem to have resigned themselves to a fate of playing with fire. Rajeshwari lost here husband and son in a similar accident three years ago. Her elder son still works at one of the fireworks factories...
  • 33% Sivakasi units don't have licence September 7, 2012

    Madurai: As many as 33 per cent of all crackers units in Virudhunagar district function illegally, especially ahead of Diwali, sources said on Wednesday. These firecracker units engage unskilled workers through the contract system and sell crackers through brokers, who supply it to other parts of the country. “These companies...
  • Do those who work in hazardous industries have no protection? September 6, 2012

    Almost 300 people were inside the Sivakasi cracker factory when the tragedy occured, 37 died and several others were injured in the blaze. ...
  • News 360: Sivakasi fire due to blatant violation of norms September 6, 2012

    It is now clear that the Sivakasi cracker factory fire accident that led to loss of lives was due to violation of norms. ...
  • Sivakasi accident exposes the gap in fire safety September 7, 2012

    Sivakasi: A day after 37 people lost their lives in a fire at a cracker factory in Sivakasi, serious questions are being raised about fire safety in a town the produces 98 per cent of India's Diwali fire works. The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a probe, but is too little...
  • Sivakasi fire: 12 including factory owner arrested September 6, 2012

    Sivakasi: Six more people were arrested in the Sivakasi cracker factory fire that left 37 people dead on Wednesday, taking the total number of people arrested so far to 12 which also includes the factory owner. Investigations had confirmed that the factory was operating illegally and had been inspected less than...
  • Parliament mourns loss of lives in Sivakasi fire September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliament on Thursday mourned the loss of lives in a devastating fire at a crackers factory in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu. "The House expresses its profound sorrow on this tragedy which has brought immense pain and sufferings to the affected families," Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said. In the Rajya...
  • Sivakasi fire: Cracker factory owner arrested September 6, 2012

    Chennai: The owner of the cracker factory in Sivakasi that was gutted in a fire on Wednesday has been arrested. Five others have also been arrested. This came after the investigations into the cause of the fire threw up some startling facts. The police confirmed that the plant was operating...
  • 'Sivakasi cracker factory was running illegally' September 6, 2012

    Chennai: The investigations into the cause of the fire that gutted a fire cracker factory in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday have thrown up some startling facts. The police have confirmed that the plant was operating illegally when the fatal fire broke out. It had been inspected less than...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 5, 2012

    MPs from the BSP and the SP come to blows in Rajya Sabha. At least 37 people killed and several injured in fire at a cracker factory in Sivakasi. ...
  • 37 dead, 60 hurt in fire at Sivakasi cracker factory September 5, 2012

    Chennai: In a tragic incident in Tamil Nadu, as many as 37 people were killed and over 60 got injured in a massive fire at a cracker factory in Sivakasi. Around 300 people were also believed to be trapped inside the factory when the fire broke out. A total of 19...
  • Kids play with fire, make crackers June 27, 2007

    Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu): When the Australians win the Champions Trophy in Mumbai or a Delhiite gets married, firecrackers invariably become a part of the celebration. As the dazzling fireworks lit up the sky, what gets lost in the din is the fact that these firecrackers are manufactured by child labours. Sivakasi...