13 burnt alive in MP fire

Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), April 21 : Thirteen persons were burnt alive on Friday when a fire broke out in the premises of a cooperative society in Chhindwara district, a senior Madhya Pradesh official said. “The fire broke out when people had queued up during the distribution of kerosene and food grain in Bargi in Harayi […]

Colombia mudslides leave at least 14 dead, 9 missing

Bogota, April 20 : Mudslides triggered by torrential rains in the western Colombian city of Manizales have left 14 people dead thus far and nine others missing, according to the latest Red Cross report on Wednesday. “The situation is lamentable. I don’t want to get ahead of the official figures, but I believe the death […]

Six accidents in over three months: Rail safety again under spotlight

By Vishav New Delhi, April 15 : At least six train accidents in little over three months of 2017 have, once again, raised serious questions about the safety of rail passengers in the country. Eight coaches of a passenger train derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, injuring at least 14 passengers and affecting […]

25 die in Iran floods

Tehran, April 15 : At least 25 persons were killed in floods and landslides in northwest Iran, an official said on Saturday. At least 18 persons were injured in flood-hit East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Kordestan and Zanjan provinces, Press Tv quoted Esma’eel Najjar, the head of the Crisis Management Organisation, as saying. Azar-Shahr and Ajab-Sheer […]

Cyclone Crising to hit Philippines

Manila, April 15 : Cyclone Crising is set to make landfall in Philippines’ Samar island on Saturday, weather officials announced. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), on Saturday released on its website a Severe Weather Bulletin stating that Crising is expected to make landfall in the afternoon, Efe news reported. The bulletin […]

Japan commemorates first anniversary of Kumamoto quake

Tokyo, April 14 : Japan on Friday commemorated the first anniversary of a massive earthquake that struck the region of Kumamoto, resulting in 225 deaths. Relatives of victims and Japanese authorities, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, gathered in the city of Kumamoto to join in a ceremony that began at 10 a.m., after one minute’s […]