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Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 02:41

Firefighters in Northern California today battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

China announces live fire drills in the East China Sea

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 17:23

China Saturday announced that it will conduct a series of live fire training drills next week in the contested waters of the East China Sea, where it is locked in a bitter maritime dispute with Japan.

Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone has chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:00

The handset, which includes four cameras that track a user`s head movements to enable special screen effects, ships this week to customers in the United States who ordered the device.

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:33

Amazon.com Inc`s new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung`s Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

Fire audits of multi-storey buildings in Mumbai to be conducted

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 15:16

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) here Thursday said it will ensure that fire safety audits of all multi-storey buildings are completed in a month, in the wake of the death of a fireman during a recent fire in a suburban high-rise.

FIR against builder, office owners in Andheri fire incident

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:30

An FIR was Wednesday registered against the builder, office owners, occupants and others in connection with July 18 fire incident at an upscale commercial high-rise in Andheri, police said.

Fire at Delhi Police headquarters

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 08:15

A minor fire broke out on Tuesday in the Delhi Police headquarters, a fire official said. No casualty was reported.

Delhi govt builds action plan of Delhi Fire Service

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 01:13

To offer prompt services in cases of fire incidents, Delhi government has prepared an Action Plan of Delhi Fire Service (DFS).

House fire kills five in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 04:19

Five members of a family, including two children, were burnt to death in a house blaze in Bangladesh`s Chittagong city Sunday, officials said.

Gas leak at ONGC well off Mumbai coast; no casualty

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:41

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) immediately activated safety procedures, shut down drilling operations and evacuated all non-essential staff.

Hoax call may have led to Mumbai fireman`s death: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 21:37

A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday`s fire that broke out in a 22-storeyed building here, a top fire official said Saturday.

Mumbai building fire: Cops record statements of 14 people

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 21:35

City police on Saturday recorded the statements of 14 persons associated with the ill-fated upscale commercial high-rise in suburban Andheri which had caught fire yesterday and claimed the life of a fireman.