One injured in blast, 2 suspected trapped under debris

A 45-year-old woman was injured and two were suspected to be trapped under the debris when three houses, including one where crackers were being made illegally, damaged following a blast on Thursday police said.

Toll climbs to 3 in Tamil Nadu fireworks unit explosion

The death toll in the accident at a fireworks manufacturing unit near here has risen to three with a 19-year-old boy on Thursday succumbing to his injuries at the local government hospital, police said.

Vaiko meets protesting fireworks owners

MDMK Chief Vaiko, who is contesting the April 24 Lok Sabha polls from Virudhunagar, on Tuesday met the owners of fireworks units who were on relay fast and indefinite strike.

Blast in illegal cracker making factory in UP, 6 dead

A major explosion was reported from an illegal cracker making factory in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

Two Sivakasi fire cracker units go up in flames

Blasts were triggered by raging flames that engulfed two fire cracker units on Thursday near Sivakasi town in Tamil Nadu, authorities said.

What action against fireworks units violating norms, asks bench

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has sought to know what action government has taken against fireworks units at Sivakasi which violated norms.

Man sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for torturing wife

A man has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a local court for torturing his wife to divorce him so that he could marry another woman with whom he had an illicit relationship.

Three dead in Sivakasi fireworks factory fire

Three persons were charred to death and 13 seriously injured in a blaze that swept through a private fireworks factory after an accidental explosion at nearby Singampatti on Thursday.

Sivakasi fire toll rises to six

With one more person
succumbing to injuries at Madurai Rajaji government hospital today, the toll in the explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit near here has gone up to six, police said today.

Sivakasi cracker unit explosion: Toll goes up to five

With two more persons succumbing to their injuries in the hospital, the toll in the explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit near here has gone up to five even as three persons were arrested in the case, police said today.

Three killed, five injured in explosion in cracker making unit

Three persons were killed and five suffered burns in an explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit here on Sunday, police said.

650 kg of ammonium nitrate seized from abandoned car

About 650 kg of ammonium nitrate, an explosive chemical, has been seized from an abandoned car at Tirunelveli`s Nanguneri.

Fresh fire at Sivakasi, deaths reported

At least three people are reported to have died in a fresh fire incident at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu.

Cracker units mishap: Centre to post more staff

Narayanasamy said Central scientists would soon visit Sivakasi and inspect the firecracker and match manufacturing units.

Sivakasi blaze: Owner of firecracker unit held

The owner of a Sivakasi cracker manufacturing unit where a fire on September 5 claimed 39 lives was arrested on Sunday on culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other charges from Samayanallur in this district.

Karunanidhi expresses grief over Sivakasi deaths

DMK president M Karunanidhi today expressed grief over the loss of lives in a devastating fire at Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district.

Sivakasi fire: 12 arrested, officials begin blame-game

Twelve persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the gruesome tragedy at a fireworks manufacturing unit near Sivakasi.

Scolded by father, girl sets herself on fire in TN

A 13-year-old girl set herself
on fire reportedly after her father scolded her for poor marks in an exam.

Probe ordered into Sivakasi fire tragedy

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday
said the licence of a fireworks factory in Sivakasi, where a
blaze had killed 10 persons last week, had been suspended and
a probe ordered into the matter.

Cracker unit raid: One succumbs to burns

A village administrative officer,
one of the eight who suffered serious burns after a fire broke
out during a raid at an illegal cracker unit near Sattur in
the district, has succumbed to his injuries, police said Wednesday.