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LIC office in Lucknow gutted


September 14th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 13 (IANS) The district office of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) in the busy Hazratganj area here was gutted in a major fire late Thursday, police said. ... Read more...

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45 killed in factory fires in Pakistan (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed and many others injured in two separate fire incidents in Pakistani cities of Karachi and Lahore Tuesday, media reports said.In ... Read more...

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25 dead in Lahore factory blaze (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) At least 25 people died in Pakistan's Lahore city Tuesday when a huge fire engulfed a shoe factory.The fire broke out around 4.30 p.m. The injured ... Read more...

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Three killed in Jharkhand hospital fire


September 8th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 8 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, died in a fire that broke out in a hospital in Jharkhand's Bokaro district, police said Saturday.The fire broe out in ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu hospital limping back to normalcy after blaze


September 6th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) The Apollo Speciality Hospitals in Tamil Nadu's Madurai city, around 450 km from here, is limping back to normalcy after fire erupted at facility late Wednesday."The ... Read more...

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Narrow escape for school children


August 19th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 19 (IANS) Several students, including foreigners, of an international school had a narrow escape here Sunday when their hostel room caught fire, an official said.The fire was reported ... Read more...

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Child injured in high-tension cable explosion near Pune


August 17th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 17 (IANS) A five-year-old child sustained minor injuries when a high-tension wire exploded in Pimpri-Chinchwad city near Pune Friday, police said.According to police control, the explosion followed a ... Read more...

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Hotel fire kills three in Odisha


August 4th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) Three people were killed and one was injured Saturday in a fire mishap in a small hotel in Barbil town of Odisha's Keonjhar district Saturday, about ... Read more...

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Railways start probe into train fire


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The railways Thursday began a probe into Monday's fire aboard Chennai-bound Tamil Nadu Express that killed 28 passengers in Andhra Pradesh.Dinesh Kumar Singh, the commissioner of ... Read more...

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Sabotage not ruled out in train fire: Roy


July 30th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Monday fuelled speculation of sabotage behind the Chennai bound-Tamil Nadu Express fire in Andhra Pradesh that killed 32 people, saying a top ... Read more...

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PM condoles deaths in Tamil Nadu train fire (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed "shock and grief" over the death of 32 people who were burnt alive in the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil ... Read more...

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Railways to probe if TN express fire was accident or sabotage


July 30th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Was it an accident or sabotage? The fire in the Tamil Nadu Express which killed 35 people in Andhra Pradesh early Monday was initially believed to ... Read more...

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CPI-M laments lack of safety in trains


July 30th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday lamented the "absence of adequate safety measures" in Indian Railways, following the death of about 35 people in an accident involving ... Read more...

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PM condoles deaths in Tamil Nadu train fire


July 30th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday condoled the death of 35 people who were burnt alive in the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express and directed ... Read more...

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Rs.5 lakh compensation for victims of Tamil Nadu train fire


July 30th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The government Monday announced a compensation of Rs.5 lakh each for the families of the dead in the Tamil Nadu Express blaze, in which some ... Read more...

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35 burnt alive as Tamil Nadu Express catches fire (Third Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) At least 35 passengers were killed and 25 injured when a coach of the Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh early ... Read more...

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Five killed as train catches fire in Andhra Pradesh (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) At least five people were killed and several others injured when the Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire near Nellore in the early hours of Monday, ... 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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20 dead, nearly 200 wounded in Kabul fire


July 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 5 (IANS) At least 20 people died and more than 180 others were injured in two deadly fires in the Afghan capital, the authorities said Thursday.A huge fire ... Read more...

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Fire in liquor shop near Sahara Mall in Gurgaon


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 2 (IANS) A fire broke out Monday in a liquor shop near Sahara Mall here on the busy Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) road. No one was injured in the blaze, ... Read more...

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After North Block, minor fire in Shastri Bhawan


June 27th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Barely two days after a fire erupted in a home ministry office in North Block, a minor fire broke out in Shastri Bhawan Wednesday."It was ... Read more...

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‘Lootera’ shaping up as memorable film: Ranveer (Movie Snippets)


June 26th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who is currently shooting for "Lootera", is confident that the film will be one of the best of his career."I really enjoyed the ... 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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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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Fire damages British-era building in Assam


June 10th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) A devastating fire Sunday morning partially damaged a historical building dating back to the British era in Upper Assam's Jorhat town.The building, built in 1852, was ... Read more...

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‘Death of babies in Pakistan hospital fire shocking’


June 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) The death of seven babies in a fire at a hospital in Lahore is shocking, said a Pakistani daily that noted the "total absence of fire-extinguishing ... Read more...

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Fire in finance ministry office in Delhi (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) A minor fire, suspected to have been caused by an electrical short-circuit, broke out in two rooms of the finance ministry office at North Block ... Read more...

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Four kids dead in Lahore hospital fire (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) A massive fire broke out Thursday in the children's emergency ward at a government hospital in Lahore, killing at least four children and injuring 21, officials ... Read more...

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Four kids die in Lahore hospital fire


June 7th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) At least four children were killed and 17 injured Thursday in a fire that broke out at a government hospital in Pakistani metropolis Lahore, Geo News ... Read more...

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Hundreds homeless as shacks gutted in Delhi (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Hundreds were left homeless after scores of shacks caught fire here Friday, police said. But the fire brigade said only shops, warehouses and residential buildings ... Read more...

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Thousands left homeless as jhuggis gutted in Delhi


June 1st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Around a thousand people were left homeless as about 250 jhuggis (shacks) were gutted in a major fire that broke out in the old quarters ... Read more...

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Hand loom weaver charred in fire


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was charred to death inside a handloom shop that caught fire Saturday afternoon in west Delhi, police said.Ramchander, a resident of ... Read more...

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Alert employees save 64 newborns in Assam hospital


April 21st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Timely intervention by intensive care unit employees saved 64 young lives from choking to death at a hospital here Saturday.A major tragedy was averted at the ... Read more...

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Fire at Bengal state secretariat, no casualties


April 20th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A fire broke out in the West Bengal state secretariat Writers' Buildings Friday morning, police said. No casualty was reported.The fire, noticed at around 9.15 a.m. ... Read more...

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Fire at Lucknow’s Coffee House


April 18th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) A major blaze broke out in the legendary Coffee House here Tuesday evening, but was doused without the establishment suffering any major damage, police said. No ... Read more...

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