Tragedy

  • Juhu: Fire breaks out in residential complex, no casualties 01-04-2014 04:17 PM

    Juhu: A fire broke out inside a residential complex in Juhu on Tuesday noon. The incident happened in an apartment in Sagar City. Fire Department officials said they had received a call around 3.30 pm. They have rushed four fire brigades to the spot. No casualties have been reported so...
  • Uphaar tragedy: Sushil Ansal goes abroad, SC raises the red flag 26-03-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed displeasure over Uphaar case accused Sushil Ansal traveling abroad without the court's consent. Ansal had gone abroad for medical treatment. Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal have been convicted by the court to serve 1 year in jail in the Uphaar case. Lawyer for...
  • This time, Holi low key affair for both Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar 17-03-2014 12:27 PM

    Millions in Bihar celebrated Holi on Monday with traditional fervour. But, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not one of them, and it was a low key Holi for RJD leader Lalu Prasad. Nitish Kumar did not mark Holi to express grief over the death of 23 children who died after...
  • CJ follow-up: Neelam fights for the justice of Uphaar victims 17-03-2014 10:37 AM

    17 years after the Uphaar fire tragedy, families of the victims are still fighting for justice. Here's Neelam Krishnamoorthy's appeal who lost her two children in the blaze that killed nearly 59 cinemagoers . ...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy 08-03-2014 08:40 AM

    New Delhi: After a Naval officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata, the Defence Ministry has now ordered a probe into the incident. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the causes of the...
  • Uphaar fire tragedy: Supreme Court upholds conviction of Ansal brothers 05-03-2014 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Ansal brothers in the Uphaar cinema hall fire tragedy. The SC bench rapped Sushil and Gopal Ansal saying that the two were more concerned about making money than ensuring safety of cinemagoers. However, the two-judge bench differed on quantum...
  • SC to pronounce verdict in 1997 Uphaar cinema tragedy today 05-03-2014 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its judgement in the Uphaar cinema tragedy case on Wednesday. Sushil and Gopal Ansal have sought an acquittal from the Supreme Court. The High Court had reduced their sentence from two years to one year whereas the CBI and victims of...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Court summons US chemical giant Dow Chemicals 28-02-2014 11:41 PM

    Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Bhopal, Pankaj Maheshwari today issued a notice to Dow Chemicals to appear before the court on July 4 and present its stand with regard to the Bhopal gas leak disaster of December 1984. Bhopal Group for Information and Action, an NGO working with the gas-affected people,...
  • Government announces compensation to calamity-hit shopkeepers 28-02-2014 08:14 PM

    Uttarakhand government today decided to compensate shopkeepers who lost their goods in last year's calamity and give concession to over five lakh consumers in water tax. It also decided to introduce a food security scheme of its own and fill vacancies in the education department. The decisions were taken at...
  • Submarine mishap: Navy sets up probe panel, BJP attacks UPA government 27-02-2014 12:42 PM

    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...
  • Odisha boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 26, five still missing 10-02-2014 03:10 PM

    Sambalpur: Rescue operations continue in Sambalpur in Odisha after 26 people lost their lives in a boat tragedy on Sunday evening. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit the families of the victims on Monday. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying people on a picnic, capsized in the Hirakud dam...
  • Odisha: Rahul Gandhi to visit families of boat capsize victims 10-02-2014 10:18 AM

    Bhubaneswar: After 12 people lost their lives in a boat tragedy in Odisha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Sambalpur on Monday to meet families of the victims. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying people on a picnic, capsized in the Hirakud dam reservoir in Sambhalpur. Even as 12...
  • Carbide responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy, new evidence reveals 06-02-2014 07:18 PM

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UCC) have released new evidence to show its "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal" where the 1984 gas disaster killed thousands. Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site claiming that its...
  • 'Union Carbide had direct role in designing, building Bhopal plant' 06-02-2014 12:19 PM

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UDC) for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy released new evidence on Wednesday that demonstrates the company's "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal, India". Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site,...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Seven months on, roads still a distant dream 04-02-2014 09:46 AM

    Kedarnath: It has been more than 200 days since the floods devastated Uttarakhand and killed thousands of people. Special funds were released by the Centre but there is little to show for it on the ground. CNN-IBN travels on the route to Kedarnath for a reality check of the reconstruction...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Questions on lapses galore, MHA takes cognisance 27-01-2014 10:52 PM

    Chennai: A day after a tourist boat capsized off the Andaman coast leaving 21 people dead, the scale of the tragedy is becoming apparent. Preliminary reports suggest the boat which had a capacity of 25-30 passengers was overloaded with almost 48 people on it. The passengers have claimed they were...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: 3 people including the boat owner detained 27-01-2014 05:09 PM

    The owner of the overcrowded boat carrying 51 tourists which capsized in the Andaman and Nicobar islands was among the three persons detained on Monday even as a Union Minister said there were no life jackets and divers on board the vessel. Conflicting claims were also made on the response...
  • Andaman administration submits report on boat tragedy to Home Ministry 27-01-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Andaman and Nicobar administration has handed over a report on a boat tragedy that happened on Sunday to the Ministry of Home Affairs. According to sources, the report mentions the time of the accident, the number of casualties and the ex-gratia paid to the victims' families. The...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Tourism dept responsible, says Narayanasamy 27-01-2014 12:12 PM

    A tourist boat capsized near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday evening in which 21 people lost their lives. Of the 21 casualties, 16 bodies have been identified. Minister of State V Narayanasamy has said that tourism department is responsible for the tragedy and strict action will be taken...
  • 7 months after Uttarakhand tragedy, Rahul Gandhi assures rehabilitation to flood victims 27-01-2014 09:17 AM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday met the family members of the victims of last year's Uttarakhand flashflood tragedy. The youth Congress, engaged in relief and rehabilitation work in the region, has taken the initiative of inviting affected families to Delhi as guests for the Republic Day parade. The...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Eyewitnesses say rescue teams reached late 27-01-2014 08:31 AM

    New Delhi: A tourist boat capsized near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday evening in which 21 people lost their lives. Of the 21 casualties, 16 bodies have been identified. The tourist boat identified as Aqua Marine capsized between Ross Island and North bay, about 2 kilometre off the...
  • Boat capsizes in Andaman, 21 dead 26-01-2014 06:31 PM

    Port Blair: A boat carrying tourists capsized near Port Blair in Andaman on Sunday resulting in the death of 21 people. According to reports, 43 people were onboard boat Aqua Marine when the incident took place. The boat capsized between Ross Island and North Bay at 4:00 PM. P Jawahar,...
  • Goa building collapse: Toll mounts to 21, contractor's bail plea rejected 08-01-2014 11:53 PM

    Panaji: The death toll in Goa building collapse has risen to 21. The under-construction building in Chawdi area of Canacona collapsed last Saturday. The rescue operations were stalled for two days when the adjacent buildings started tilting. However, they have been resumed now. Meanwhile, the contractor Vishwas Desai 's anticipatory...
  • No failure on part of Met department in Uttarakhand calamity: Government 18-12-2013 09:08 AM

    There was no failure on the part of the Met department as it had issued warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Uttarakhand and also advised state authorities to postpone the Char Dham Yatra just before the disaster, government has said. "As far as issuance of severe weather warnings...
  • Top motorists to participate in Adventure Car Rally 15-12-2013 07:51 PM

    The husband-wife team of Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera DSouza from Bangalore head a strong field of 35 entries participating in the three-day, 1,000-km Uttarkhand Adventure Car Rally commencing in Dehradun on Dec 21. Uttarakhand Tourism is organising the rally that has been designed to touch some of the major tourism...
  • Protests mark 29th anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy, demand justice for victims 03-12-2013 03:23 PM

    Meetings and protest marches in support of the demands of the victims marked the 29th anniversary of the Bhopal gas catastrophe on Tuesday. In the world's worst industrial disaster, the lethal methyl isocyanate gas had leaked on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984 from the Union Carbide plant in...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy survivors forced to live a wretched life 03-12-2013 11:01 AM

    Bhopal: The Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984 was a catastrophe that has no parallel in the world's industrial history. While several thousand were killed immediately when the deadly methyl isocyanate leaked on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984 from a pesticide plant of Union Carbide in Bhopal, lakhs were...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 29 years on, no justice yet for survivors 02-12-2013 10:23 PM

    Bhopal: Twenty-nine years after the deadly gas leak from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, the scars of this tragedy are not just visible but continue to hound the victims amidst long legal battles and continued government apathy. The Supreme Court of India on October 29, 2013 ordered parity in...
  • Uphaar case: SC stays proceedings against ex IPS Amod Kanth 29-11-2013 03:24 PM

    The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the trial court proceedings against former IPS officer Amod Kanth in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri also asked CBI to file its response to the petition of Kanth in the case. Kanth has challenged...
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