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12 held for fireworks factory blaze, probe ordered (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) Twelve people have been arrested for the massive blaze at a fireworks factory in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi town that killed 38 people, police said Thursday. A ... Read more...

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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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Section of judiciary corrupt, says Mamata


August 14th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said a section of the judiciary was corrupt, claiming that there were instances where court judgments have been ... Read more...

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19 train disaster victims identified


August 1st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Two days after fire gutted a coach of the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express, 19 of the 32 bodies had been identified by Wednesday as forensic ... Read more...

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At Birla marriage anniversary, Mamata talks business


April 29th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to send the right signals to the business community, deterred from investing due to the West Bengal government's land and SEZ policies, ... Read more...

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AMRI authorities plan to reopen fire-hit hospital


April 21st, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The AMRI Hospital authorities are planning to reopen a portion of their complex in Dhakuria, sealed off by Kolkata Police after a major fire choked 94 ... Read more...

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Kolkata hospital fire: Director gets bail


April 12th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday granted bail to AMRI Hospital director S.K. Todi, who was booked with 15 others in connection with the fire tragedy at ... Read more...

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AMRI fire: Three more get bail


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Two directors and an official of the AMRI Hospital jailed in connection with a fire tragedy that claimed 94 lives were granted bail Monday.Manish Goenka and ... Read more...

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Two more AMRI hospital directors get bail


March 28th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday granted bail to two directors of the AMRI Hospital who spent nearly four months in custody after they were arrested for ... Read more...

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Charge sheet filed against 16 for Kolkata hospital fire


March 1st, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Police Thursday submitted the charge sheet under various penal laws, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder, against 16 people, accused of involvement in the AMRI ... Read more...

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Mamata vents ire on corporates, media


February 28th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Lashing out at a section of media and corporate houses for trying to force her to take up anti-people policies, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Another AMRI hospital director granted bail


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Gynaecologist and AMRI Hospital director Pranab Dasgupta was Thursday granted bail by a court here in the fire tragedy case at the medical facility which claimed ... Read more...

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AMRI director gets bail, Bengal to move apex court (Second Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday granted bail to AMRI Hospital director R.S. Agarwal, but rejected the pleas of four other directors in the Dec 9, 2011 ... Read more...

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One AMRI director gets bail, others denied (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday granted bail to AMRI Hospital director R.S. Agarwal, but rejected the pleas of four others in the Dec 9, 2011 fire ... Read more...

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Kolkata fire: Three AMRI directors seek anticipatory bail (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Three AMRI hospital directors, who have been evading arrest in connection with the Dec 9, 2011 fire tragedy here that killed 94 people, approached a court ... Read more...

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Kolkata fire: Three AMRI directors seek anticipatory bail


February 16th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Three AMRI hospital directors who have been evading arrest in connection with the Dec 9, 2011 fire tragedy here that killed 94 people, approached a court ... Read more...

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Uphaar fire tragedy: Court seeks file on ex-cop


January 30th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday asked the union home ministry to place on record a file related to a plea seeking saction for the prosecution ... Read more...

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Speed up bail process for veteran AMRI doctor: Gorkha party


January 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership wants the state government to speed up the bail process of Mani Chhetri - a renowned doctor and one of ... Read more...

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Two more AMRI directors arrested, sent to police custody (Third Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Two more AMRI Hospital directors, who are also renowned doctors, were Friday arrested for the fire that killed 94 patients and staffers last month. A court ... Read more...

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Two more AMRI directors arrested, in police custody (Second Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Two more AMRI Hospital directors, who are also renowned doctors, were Friday arrested for the fire that killed 94 patients and staffers last month. A court ... Read more...

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Two more AMRI Hospital directors arrested (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Two more directors of AMRI Hospital, who are also renowned doctors, were Friday arrested for the fire that killed 94 patients and staffers last month.Mani Chhetri, ... Read more...

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Two more directors of AMRI Hospital arrested


January 27th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Two more directors of AMRI Hospital, who are also renowned doctors, were Friday arrested in connection with the fire that killed 94 patients and staffers last ... Read more...

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AMRI directors should be given bail: CII member


January 24th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) After FICCI, a senior official of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has now come out in support of directors of the AMRI hospital, where a ... Read more...

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Two more AMRI officials arrested, sent to police custody


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Two officials of the AMRI hospital were arrested Monday in connection with the Dec 9 fire at the medical centre, which claimed 94 lives, and sent ... Read more...

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Ailing AMRI director’s custody extended to Jan 30


January 16th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) An AMRI Hospital director, arrested in the Dec 9 fire in the high-cost health facility that left 94 dead, was Monday denied bail and his stay ... Read more...

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AMRI director refused bail


January 13th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) A court Friday refused bail to AMRI Hospital director R.S. Agarwal, arrested in connection with the Dec 9 fire incident in the high-cost health facility that ... Read more...

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Law will take its course in AMRI directors case: Mamata


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Jan 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government was being pressurised to release the AMRI Hospital directors who are behind ... Read more...

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A month on, AMRI victims’ kin still fighting for justice


January 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) A month after a blaze at the AMRI Hospital claimed 94 lives, the families of the victims are yet to come to terms with the ... Read more...

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AMRI Hospital moves court on relief for fire victims (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday admitted a petition by the city's AMRI Hospital, seeking the West Bengal government's intervention in paying compensation to the families of ... Read more...

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Fire destroys Shillong church, short circuit suspected


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 2 (IANS) A 10-year-old Roman Catholic church building here was razed to the ground by a raging fire in the wee hours of Monday, a church priest said.The ... Read more...

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Fire in Kolkata building, no casualties


January 1st, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Over a month after India saw its worst hospital fire tragedy that killed 93 people here, tense scenes were witnessed at the bustling Park Street area ... Read more...

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NGO demands fast track court for medical justice


December 30th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) An organisation fighting against medical negligence Friday met West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan and submitted a memorandum of demands, including the setting up of a ... Read more...

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Smoke from AMRI Hospital triggers panic


December 29th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 29 (IANS) There were tense scenes at the city's AMRI Hospital, where 94 people were killed in a blaze earlier this month, when smoke was seen billowing out ... Read more...

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Bengal hospitals to have fire safety officers


December 28th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) The West Bengal government is mulling to mandate the appointment of fire safety officers in hospitals in the state in the wake of the AMRI ... Read more...

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Upgrade to avert AMRI like incidents, private hospitals told


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay has urged private players in health care to raise standards of infrastructure to avert incidents like the recent ... Read more...

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