Three die in St Lucia cruise fire; passengers safe

A crew member and two contractors have died when a fire broke out aboard a luxury cruise ship docked at the eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia, officials said.

`Disaster` in Maldives as capital suffers water crisis

 India and Sri Lanka airlifted drinking water to the Maldives on Friday after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages and triggered unrest on the streets of the honeymoon islands` capital.

Nine sentenced in Philippines over deadly 1996 disco fire

 A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced nine people to jail for a fire that killed 162 people at a disco in 1996, in a decision that highlighted the country`s painfully slow justice system.

Maoists destroy guest house in Odisha

A group of armed Maoists razed a company guest house in Odisha's Koraput district, police said on Friday.

UP: 'State administration responsible for Victoria Park fire'

Holding the state administration responsible for the fire at Victoria Park here in 2006, the then SSP of Meerut Rajiv Sabharwal said the state government was responsible for all the arrangements of the fair and that police had no role in it.

One dead in Jammu fire

One person was killed on Tuesday in an overnight blaze in Kishtwar district of Jammu region, police said.

Hyderabad: Army jawan, quizzed after boy was burnt alive, shoots himself dead

An Army jawan, who was questioned on the burning of an 11-year-old boy in an Army garrison in Hyderabad in October, on Monday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself.

Sketch of suspect who set woman on fire on a train released

The railway police, probing the death of a woman who was set ablaze inside a vacant train compartment on Monday, have released a rough sketch of a youth believed to be in the age group 22 to 25, who has committed the crime.

Andhra Pradesh firecrackers unit blast: Death toll climbs to 17
Andhra Pradesh firecrackers unit blast: Death toll climbs to 17

The death toll in fire at a cracker factory in Andhra Pradesh rose to 17, after six more persons succumbed to burns at a hospital in Kakinada town on Tuesday.

12 burnt alive in Andhra firecrackers unit blast

At least 12 workers, 11 of them women, were charred to death and six others injured when a blast Monday rocked a firecrackers unit in Andhra Pradesh, police said.

Fire in Delhi showroom

A fire broke out in a showroom in east Delhi on Thursday, a fire official said. No casualty has been reported.

Stalked by youth, girl immolates herself in Maharashtra

Upset over being allegedly stalked and harassed by a local youth, a teenage girl from Bhayander township here set herself ablaze, police said on Friday.

Uttar Pradesh: Minor girl raped; attempts self-immolation

A minor girl tried to immolate herself after she was allegedly raped by a youth in Ramgarh village in Raniganj area here, police said.

Woman sets self, three daughters on fire in Tamil Nadu

In a tragic incident, a 38-year-old woman set her self on fire along with her three daughters aged between 10-18 years, which led to the death of the girls near Ilanjambore in Ramanathapuram district.

Chatterjee International Building fire: Survivors recount narrow escape

For Sumita, an employee in one of the offices housed in Chatterjee International Building where a major fire broke out on Tuesday, the day will always be etched in her memory as she escaped from the clutches of death.

Fire in Gillander House

A fire broke out in a multi-storey office building in Kolkata`s central business district and firemen are at the site to control it.

Fire at petrol pump in Delhi, two injured

Two employees received minor injuries in a fire at a petrol pump in New Delhi.

Criminal case registered against Ghaziabad builder

The Indirapuram police registered a criminal case against the builder in whose building a fire broke out on Friday.

Minor fire in NRS Hospital in Kolkata

A minor fire caused a scare in the state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.

Cinema hall, medical store gutted in fire in Indore

Fire broke out at a cinema hall and a pharmacy shop in Indore in separate incidents, police said.