Six firemen injured battling blaze on truck in Delhi

Six firemen sustained minor burn injuries while battling a fire that broke out in a truck carrying chemicals here, an official said on Saturday.

Eight bogies damaged after fire broke out in car-shed in Mumbai

Fire broke out in two trains, standing in car shed of Kandiwali here on Friday night.

German police say five people hurt in fire at refugee shelter


Berlin: The German Police said on Friday five people were injured when a fire broke out at a refugee shelter in the town of Heppenheim in the West German state of Hesse.

Fire at Saudi oil workers' compound kills 10, many injured

Fire swept through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing 10 people, the Civil Defence agency said.

Fire at Venezuela nursing home kills eight

A major fire ripped through a private nursing home in Venezuela`s capital Caracas on Sunday killing eight elderly people, authorities said, calling it "a miracle" there were not more victims.

Upset over harsh words by official, man attempts suicide in Tamil Nadu

A 31-year old man attempted self-immolation near the tahsildhar office here on Wednesday, upset over alleged foul language used by revenue officials when he approached them pleading for change of ration shop, police said.

California brings in reinforcements to fight wildfires

Crews battling 23 tenacious wildfires in drought-stricken California rushed in reinforcements on Tuesday and girded for weather that could ignite more blazes.

One crew still missing on burning ferry off Japan coast

Rescuers on Saturday launched an onboard search for a missing crew member after a fire broke out on a ferry off the coast of northern Japan prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers, the coastguard said.

Fire at CRPF building in Delhi; head constable killed

A fire broke out at a CRPF installation in the wee hours here on Saturday, killing a force personnel and damaging numerous official records and goods.

Man set ablaze after complaining against daughter's harassment in UP

A 45-year-old man died after he was set ablaze allegedly by three persons of his village after he complained to police that his daughter was being teased by them.

UP: Dalit girl set ablaze by lover dies

A Dalit girl, who was set ablaze allegedly by her lover more than two weeks ago, succumbed to her injuries.

Maharashtra: Woman attempts suicide after setting ablaze kids, one dies

Depressed over their poor financial condition, a 24-year-old woman in Bhiwandi town here allegedly tried to commit suicide after setting on fire her two children, police said on Monday.

Barabanki incident: No reason she would self-immolate, says woman's husband

The husband of the woman, who was allegedly set on fire by two policemen in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district, has rejected reports that she had self-immolated.

13 killed in hotel blaze in Uttar Pradesh

Thirteen persons, including two doctors and a journalist, were on Friday killed and 10 injured when a fire broke out in a hotel in Babaganj area here.

Chilling video of UP journalist, who was burnt to death, emerges
Chilling video of UP journalist, who was burnt to death, emerges

In a shocking incident which has once again exposed the poor state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh, social media journalist Jagendra Singh was earlier this month burnt allegedly by the men of Uttar Pradesh Minister Ram Murti Verma for writing on Facebook against the Samajwadi Party MLA.

Major fire breaks out in garment factory in Noida

A major fire broke out at a garment factory in Noida on Saturday.

Teenage girl set ablaze by neighbours in UP

A 16 year-old girl was set on fire by five members of a neighbouring family and suffered about 90 percent burns, in Sisana village here, police said on Wednesday.

Modernise fire brigade, says Maharashtra CM after Kalbadevi fire report

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday asked Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to ensure upgrading and modernisation of the city's fire brigade in the wake of the Kalbadevi fire last month which claimed lives of four fire officials.

Poor construction, safety checks blamed for fatal China fire

A preliminary investigation into a nursing home fire that killed 38 people in central China has blamed poor building construction and lax safety checks, Chinese authorities reported.

Poor building, lax safety behind deadly nursing home fire in China: Report

China`s top safety watchdog on Wednesday blamed poor construction and the absence of rigorous safety as being behind a fire at a nursing home that left 38 people dead, state media reported.