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Eight dead as cracker factories collapse in heavy rain in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:00

Eight workers, including five women and a child, were killed and a number of others injured as the roofs of two fire-cracker manufacturing units collapsed in the district this afternoon.

Cracker mishap in TN temple festival kills 2, injures 27

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:19

Two persons were killed and 27 others injured when firecrackers exploded accidentally during a temple festival in a remote village on the Kalvarayan Hills in the district, about 140 km from here, police said Wednesday.

Six killed in cracker explosion in Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:18

At least six people were killed in an explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Tuesday.

18 dead in Ujjain cracker unit fire, MP home minister takes note

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 22:31

After 18 labourers lost their lives in a recent fire in a cracker factory at Badnagar in Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur on Monday said that all cracker units will be inspected and directed officials to ensure safety measures at these units.

Death toll in Ujjain cracker factory fire rises to 18

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 17:23

With a 40-year-old woman succumbing to injuries at the Maharaja Ysahwant Hopsital here Monday, the death toll in the Badnagar cracker factory fire incident has reached 18.

Death toll in Ujjain cracker factory fire rises to 18

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:18

With a 40-year-old woman succumbing to injuries at the Maharaja Yashwant Hopsital here on Monday, the death toll in the Badnagar cracker factory fire incident has reached 18.

Death toll climbs to 17 in fire at cracker factory in Ujjain

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 15:43

The death toll in the fire at a cracker factory in Badnagar town of Ujjain district has risen to 17 with two more persons, including a woman, succumbing to their injuries in a hospital at Indore, police said today.

License holder, MD held for explosion at firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 17:18

The licence holder and managing director of a private fireworks unit at nearby Olukacheri where a cracker explosion killed nine persons have been arrested and remanded to judicial custody, police said.

Tamil Nadu cracker factory explosion kills nine people

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 16:51

At least nine people died and up to five suffered burns on Friday after a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.

Fire cracker sales dip in metros

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 14:05

Sales of fire crackers in the country`s metros have declined by around 25 percent this season due to a campaign launched by over 150 schools, a survey said on Thursday.

Avoid Diwali crackers, but try cracker facial

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 17:49

Crackers may not be good for health, but cracker facial helps to get a radiant skin.

Blast in illegal cracker making factory in UP, 6 dead

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 08:17

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