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Fire at Mumbai commercial complex under control (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) A major fire that broke out on the 12th floor of a commercial building in northwest Mumbai Friday was brought under control after over three hours ... Read more...

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Two houseboats go up in flames


August 30th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (IANS) One person was killed when two houseboats went up in flames in Kerala's tourist location of Alappuzha. Investigations are on to establish the cause of the ... Read more...

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Fire in Mumbai mall


July 25th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) A fire broke out in the topmost floor and the food court of Oberoi Mall in northwest Mumbai Wednesday, officials said. No casualties have been reported.Preliminary ... Read more...

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Minor fire at Indian embassy in Myanmar (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A minor fire broke out Sunday evening at the five-storey building of the Indian embassy in Myanmar's former capital city of Yangon, but it was ... Read more...

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Fire at Indian embassy in Myanmar


July 16th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 16 (IANS) A fire broke out Sunday evening at the five-storey office building of the Indian embassy in Myanmar's former capital city of Yangon, but it was put ... Read more...

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Fire in home ministry, no injuries (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A fire broke out Sunday afternoon in the home ministry's office at North Block here but was soon brought under control, officials said.The fire erupted ... Read more...

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Dozens trapped in burning Mantralaya, navy called (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A major fire raged in the Maharashtra Mantrayala or secretariat here Thursday, with a man who escaped claiming that some 50 people were trapped in the ... Read more...

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Two fires break out in Kolkata, no casualties


June 16th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Two fires broke out in Kolkata in the early hours of Saturday, in which hundreds of shanties were gutted and a multi-storeyed building was partially damaged. ... Read more...

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Plane makes emergency landing in London


April 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Flights in and out of London's second largest airport Gatwick were suspended Monday after a US-bound Airbus A330-300 plane was forced to make an emergency landing ... Read more...

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Factory gutted in Kolkata


April 1st, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) A paper carton manufacturing factory here was gutted Sunday in a blaze which spread to nearby shanties, officials said. No casualty was reported.The fire broke out ... Read more...

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Mamata sniffs sabotage, orders probe into Kolkata fire


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Hinting that the devastating fire at Kolkata's age-old Hatibagan market Thursday could have been deliberately caused, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered a ... Read more...

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Devastating fire in Himachal’s Chamba heritage town


March 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) A devastating fire gutted 16 buildings, comprising mainly shops, in Himachal Pradesh's heritage town of Chamba early Sunday, an official said. However, there was no loss ... Read more...

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15 foot high Kate Moss billboard crushes shoppers on Oxford Street


March 8th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least four people were left needing medical care after a giant billboard, featuring Kate Moss, collapsed on them. The 15-foot wooden structure standing on the ... Read more...

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Six dead in Kathmandu market fire


March 4th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 4 (IANS) Six people died when a fire broke out in Kathmandu's biggest vegetable market, police said Sunday.Deputy Superintendent of Police Tek Bahadur Tamang told Xinhua that the ... Read more...

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Fire at Howrah station


February 26th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Howrah, Feb 26 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Howrah railway station - the second-oldest and the country's largest railway complex - Sunday but it was quickly doused. No ... Read more...

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Fire at Howrah station


February 26th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Howrah, Feb 26 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Howrah railway station - the second-oldest and the country's largest railway complex - Sunday but it was quickly doused. No ... Read more...

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Fire guts 200 shanties in Bangladesh


February 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) A fire that swept through a slum in near Dhaka early Sunday gutted at least 200 shanties, police said.The fire broke out around 5.30 a.m. at ... Read more...

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Massive fire in refinery, ULFA claims responsibility (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 10 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at the Guwahati Refinery Tuesday night, with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) claiming responsibility.A refinery spokesperson said the fire ... Read more...

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Pilots ‘almost pass out’ after taking off


January 9th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A looming disaster was averted when a passenger British Airways flight returned to Heathrow just minutes after taking off. The two female pilots at the back of ... Read more...

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15 dead in Myanmar warehouse blast (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 29 (IANS) A huge explosion early Thursday at a warehouse on the outskirts of Yangon left at least 15 people dead, among them five women, officials said.The blast ... Read more...

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63 killed in Iraq violence (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 63 people were killed and some 185 were wounded in a spate of bomb attacks across Iraqi capital Baghdad Thursday morning, an interior ministry ... Read more...

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27 killed in Iraq bomb attacks


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and some 154 wounded in a spate of car blasts and bomb attacks in Baghdad Thursday morning, an interior ministry ... Read more...

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Mamata laments lack of fire fighting infrastructure


December 12th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) In the wake of the city's AMRI Hospital fire tragedy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday lamented the lack of fire fighting infrastructure and ... Read more...

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AMRI doctor recounts fire horror, says he saved eight


December 12th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A doctor with the city's AMRI Hospital where a fire claimed 93 lives, Monday recounted the horror and said he along with three nurses saved eight ... Read more...

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30 NATO oil tankers torched in Pakistan (Lead)


December 9th, 2011 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) At least 30 NATO oil tankers and containers were torched in a rocket attack at a terminal in Pakistan Thursday night, state-run television network PTV reported. ... Read more...

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Woman sets herself afire at petrol pump


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A woman in southwest England died as she set herself on fire at a petrol pump.The 55-year-old from Bath city of Somerset county was seen at ... Read more...

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Major fire at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) A major fire engulfed an administrative building of Mumbai's over 270 years old Naval Dockyard Thursday, officials said. No casualties have been reported in the blaze. "We ... Read more...

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House fire in northwest London kills 6, injures 2


September 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Six people were killed on early Saturday morning when a fire ripped through a house in northwest London, officials said. Two other people were injured.The London Fire Brigade ... Read more...

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Five killed in Haryana blast


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) At least five people were killed and over a dozen injured in a blast in a cracker factory in Haryana's Karnal district late Monday, police said.Located ... Read more...

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London riots: Home secretary cuts short holiday, 100 held


August 8th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) British Home Secretary Theresa May Monday cut short her holidays after over a 100 people were arrested following a second night of rioting across London.May, ... Read more...

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Fire in Kolkata studio, two injured


July 18th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at the Bharat Lakshmi film studios here Monday, injuring two people, said West Bengal Fire Services Minister Javed Khan.The fire broke ... Read more...

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Fire breaks out in Himachal’s chemical factory


July 7th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), July 7 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a chemical factory in this Himachal Pradesh town Thursday. There are no reports of any casualties, police said.The ... Read more...

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Fire breaks out at London building


June 14th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) A massive blaze Tuesday engulfed the roof of a building under renovation in central London, sending out smoke across the city skyline, BBC reported.The London Fire ... Read more...

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Two killed in British refinery blast


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Two people were killed in a blast at an oil refinery in Britain Thursday, Xinhua reported.The blast occurred at around 1720 GMT at the Chevron oil ... Read more...

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India’s first air ambulance crash kills 10, probe ordered (Roundup)


May 26th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Faridabad/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) An investigation was ordered Thursday into India's first crash of an air ambulance which smashed into a crowded residential area of Faridabad near the Indian ... Read more...

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