Panel to probe delay in tender for Mumbai rail bridge

New Delhi, Oct 11 : A high-level committee led by former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Pratyush Sinha has been set up to probe the delay in the sanction of work to build a new wider foot overbridge at the Elphinstone Road railway station in Mumbai, a railway official said. “The committee set up by the Railways […]

Heavy rain led to stampede at Elphinstone Road: Railway probe

New Delhi, Oct 11 : The stampede at Elphistone Road railway station foot overbridge in Mumbai on September 29, in which 23 people were killed, was caused due to heavy rain, officials said on Wednesday quoting an inquiry report. The inquiry panel headed by the Western Railway (WR) Chief Security Officer submitted its report to […]

California wildfire death toll reaches 17

Washington, Oct 11 : Wildfires raging across Northern California have killed at least 17 people as hundreds of firefighters battle the flames and keep thousands of people away from the blaze’s path. Most of the fires were ignited on Sunday, driven by winds of more than 50 mph and dry conditions. With no rain in […]

Toll in California wildfires rises to 15

San Francisco, Oct 11 : The toll from the wildfires in the US state of California has risen to 15 as more casualties were confirmed in several counties near San Francisco. Sonama County sheriff’s office said on Tuesday a total of nine deaths were reported after two more fatalities were confirmed in the county, about […]

11 killed as wildfires rage in California

San Francisco, Oct 10 : At least 11 people were killed as wildfires raged across eight counties in Northern California on Tuesday, engulfing its renowned wine producing regions and sending vast plumes of smoke as far as San Francisco, officials said. At least 100 people were injured as the massive wildfires swept through Monday night, […]

Japanese government liable for Fukushima disaster: Court

Tokyo, Oct 10 : A court on Tuesday ruled that the Japanese government and the operator of the nuclear power plant are liable for negligence in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. This is the third ruling by a court in which Tepco Electric Power Co. was declared guilty of lack of foresight and the second […]