HC seeks Delhi government’s response on plea to strengthen DFS

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response from the state government on a plea seeking directions to fill vacant posts in the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) and introduce programmes in line with Goa’s Emergency Monitoring System in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and […]

Italy threatens action over bridge disaster, investors shun operator

By Ilaria Polleschi GENOA, Italy, Aug 16 : Italy’s biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday and the government said it could impose a heavy fine or revoke its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people. An 80-metre-long section of the bridge, part of a motorway linking the […]

Rescue teams continue search for Italy bridge collapse survivors

Rome, Aug 16 : Rescue teams were continuing on Thursday their search for possible survivors among the rubble of a bridge that collapsed in Genoa in northwestern Italy, killing at least 39 and injuring 16. Although there were still no official figures on the number of people missing, Italian authorities did not rule out a […]

Investors turn on Italy bridge operator after disaster

By Ilaria Polleschi GENOA, Italy, Aug 16 : Italy’s biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct’s safety. An 80-metre-long section of the bridge, part of a motorway […]

MP waterfall accident: 45 rescued, 6 missing

Bhopal, Aug 16 : After around 50 people were stranded at the Sultangarh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district, police on Thursday said around 45 people have been rescued while six are still missing. The picnickers were stuck after the waterfall swelled suddenly on Wednesday. Thirty four people, who were standing on the river rocks […]