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Six arrested for Sivakasi fire tragedy


September 6th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) Six people have been arrested for the blaze in a firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi town that killed 38 people, police said Thursday."Six people have ... Read more...

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Ill-fated Tamil Nadu Express reaches Chennai (Fourth Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The ill-fated New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express reached Chennai Central station, minus the gutted bogie in which 35 passengers were burnt alive early Monday morning, officials ... Read more...

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Away from home, they keep us safe every Diwali (Feature)


October 23rd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In the backdrop of constantly buzzing landlines in the Connaught Place fire control room here, Sharad Tewatia manages to take his wife's call on his ... Read more...

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New Year fireworks set off 5,945 blazes in China


February 7th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) The tradition of bursting firecrackers on the occasion of Chinese New Year to ward off evil spirits has been blamed for rising number of fire accidents across the ... Read more...

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At least 27 killed, 100 injured in Bangladesh factory fire


December 14th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by BNO News
DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BNO NEWS) -- At least 27 people were killed on Tuesday and over 100 others were injured when a fire broke out at a factory near Dhaka, the capital city ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Police alert people on summer fire accidents


May 26th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Police have urged people to remain alert and follow the safety rules to avoid fire accidents as the soaring summer heat increases the risk ... Read more...

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Kolkata Police moves to increase strength of its Disaster Management Group


April 29th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr.29 (ANI): In view of the increased terror threats and major fire accidents, Kolkata Police has decided to increase the strength of its Disaster Management Group (DMG) to 120 personnel to ... Read more...

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Fire renders 70 families homeless in Orissa


April 28th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) More than 70 families were rendered homeless after a fire broke out in Orissa's Dhenkanal district Wednesday, an official said. A fire broke out in Kanpura village, about 120 ... Read more...

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Two killed, 550 shanties gutted in Delhi fires (Second Lead)


April 18th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The national capital Sunday witnessed three incidents of fire that claimed two lives and reduced to ashes 550 slum dwellings, fire service officials said. One person was ... Read more...

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Over 420 died in Delhi fire accidents last year


April 14th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) More than 420 people died and nearly 2,600 were injured in fire related incidents in the national capital in the last one year, officials said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Tata Motors to spruce up maintenance of low-floor buses


December 24th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Tata Motors, the manufacturers of Delhi Transport Corporation's (DTC) low-floor buses, Thursday said it would tighten the maintenance schedule of the vehicles to avert fire accidents. Seven ... Read more...

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Tata Motors rapped for low-floor buses’ fire accidents


December 16th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Taking cognizance of incidents of Delhi Transport Corporation's (DTC) low-floor buses catching fire, the Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up Tata Motors for providing faulty buses to ... Read more...

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India needs better fire protection services (Comment)


November 4th, 2009 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By Prem P. Batra The massive oil depot fire that raged for days in Jaipur has dramatically but tragically illuminated the woefully inadequate fire service infrastructure in India. While conceding that the Indian ... Read more...

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Boom town Noida lags behind in fire safety


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Feb 3 (IANS) It is home to luxury apartments, swish malls and IT offices, but this suburb next to the national capital is not equipped with adequate emergency fire services. Fire ... Read more...

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200 fire accidents in Delhi on Diwali, 150 huts gutted


October 29th, 2008 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) At least 200 incidents of fire took place in the national capital on Diwali though only one of them was declared serious as flames gutted around 150 ... Read more...

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Fire accidents dampen Diwali festivities in India


October 29th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Kolkata/Kanpur, Oct 29 (ANI): Diwali festivities were marred due to various fire accidents caused by firecrackers across India. In Delhi, seven people were injured, including four firemen, when a massive fire ... Read more...

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Tips for safe Diwali from fire and safety expert


October 24th, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Following are some tips - the do's and don'ts - for a safe Diwali from Arun Khazanchi, who is president of the Fire and Safety Association of ... Read more...

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Delhi to set up 30 new fire stations


July 4th, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) At least 351 people have lost their lives and over 2,000 were injured in fire accidents in the last one year, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said ... Read more...

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Ugandan girls’ school fire kills at least 19


April 15th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kampala (Uganda), April 15 (DPA) Fire engulfed a girls' school dormitory in the south-western outskirts of the Ugandan capital early Tuesday, burning to death at least 19 students, police officials said. The ... Read more...

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Eight killed in two fire accidents in Bihar


March 10th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Patna, March 10 (IANS) At least eight people, including two women and six children, have been killed in two fires in Bihar Monday. A fire in a house in Chakia village of ... Read more...

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