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27-Feb-2017 Agra

Yamuna Expressway becomes death highway with 548 fatalties in 5 years

With an alarming rise in fatal accidents on the Rs 13,000 crore ($2 billion), 165-km long Yamuna Expressway -- 548 in 5 years -- questions are again being raised on its flawed design and the suitability of concrete roads to Indian environmental conditions."In...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Fire tenders battle blaze at newspaper office

Twenty-five fire tenders on Sunday battled a major fire at the Times of India building here, officials said.The fire reportedly broke out around 4.45 p.m. on the first floor, a Delhi Fire Service officer said. No casualty has been reported....

26-Feb-2017 Chennai

Nine killed in boat accident off TN's Tuticorin

Nine persons, including several children, were drowned and several others injured when a boat capsized in the sea off Manapadu in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district on Sunday, said officials."Nine persons lost their lives and 19 were rescued when a boat capsized...

26-Feb-2017 Shillong

17 killed in Meghalaya accident

At least 17 people were killed and 62 others critically injured on Sunday when a truck they were travelling in rammed into the concrete barricade along a road in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, police said.The overcrowded truck with over 70 people...

26-Feb-2017 Shillong

16 killed in Meghalaya accident

At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when a truck they were in rammed into the concrete barricade of a road in Meghalayas West Khasi Hills district, police said.More than 50 people were critically injured in the accident in Jdohkroh village, 11 km from...

24-Feb-2017 Hyderabad

Seven men drown, three missing in Telangana

Seven men were drowned and three went missing in three different incidents in Telangana on Friday, police said.Four men were drowned while swimming in Godavari river in Bhadradri Kothagudem district.The police recovered the bodies of Prem Kumar, Nagender and...

24-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Two firemen die in Delhi cylinder blast

Two firefighters were killed and two injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded while they were extinguishing a blaze in a snack shop here on Friday morning.Five firetenders were rushed when a fire broke out at a food and snacks shop in west Delhi around...

23-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Seven killed in UP road mishap

At least seven people were killed on Thursday when a vehicle rammed into an Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus in Hardoi, police said.The accident took place near Quaisya bridge on the Bilhaur highway.The bus was headed to Farrukhabad when...

23-Feb-2017 Ramban

Three including former legislators son die in road accident

At least three persons died on spot and five including a woman sustained serious injuries when a Tata Sumo in which they were travelling met with an accident near Shalgari on Pogal Ukhral road in Ramban district on Thursday afternoon in Jammu and Kashmir.People...

23-Feb-2017 Jammu

Two killed, seven injured in J&K accident

Two people were killed and seven others injured on Thursday in a road accident in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said."The accident occurred when the driver of the taxi the victims were travelling in lost control over the vehicle which plunged...

18-Feb-2017 Bhubaneswar

Six killed, four injured after truck overturns in Odisha

At least six persons, including two women, were killed and four critically injured when a truck laden with iron plates overturned on a hilly road in Odisha's Kalahandi district on Saturday.The mishap occurred at Ambapani Ghat in Kalahandi district when...

16-Feb-2017 Ferozepur

11 members of family killed in Punjab accident

In a freak accident, 11 members of a family were killed when a coal-laden truck overturned and fell on their vehicle in Punjab's Ferozepur district, 210 km from here, on Thursday evening.The loaded truck fell over their Chevrolet Tavera multi-utility vehicle,...

14-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Eight die in Uttar Pradesh road accident

At least eight persons were killed when an ambulance rammed into a stationary truck in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh early on Tuesday, police said.The accident took place near Churaib overbridge when the ambulance was on its way to Sanjay Gandhi...

13-Feb-2017 Kathua

Four killed in Jammu accident

Four bank employees were killed on Monday when their car hit a road divider and then collided with a bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district."The car went out of the driver's control and hit the divider and a speeding bus on the Jammu-Pathankot highway"...

07-Feb-2017 Ramban

Four killed in accident on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Four people were killed and five others were injured in an accident on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district on Tuesday, police said.A taxi carrying nine passengers fell into a gorge after the driver lost control at Digdol, 165 km from Jammu,...

06-Feb-2017 Bhopal

One killed, 30 injured as bus overturns in MP

One person was killed and 30 others were injured after the driver lost control over his speeding bus and the public carrier overturned in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh.Of the 30persons injured, two are in a critical condition, said a police official....

06-Feb-2017 Tarn Taran

4 killed in Punjab road accident

Four persons, including a woman and child, were killed on Monday morning when a car collided with a bus due to thick fog in Punjab's Tarn Taran district, police said.Three people were injured in the accident. There were seven passengers in the car.The accident...

02-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Portion of landmark Connaught Place structure collapses

A portion of a Connaught Place building near the iconic Jain Book Depot collapsed on Thursday, raising concerns about the safety of buildings in the early 20th century shopping hub of the capital that is counted among the top heritage structures in New...

01-Feb-2017 Kanpur

Kanpur building collapse toll rises to 7

The death toll in a building collapse here in Uttar Pradesh rose to seven on Thursday, with three more labourers succumbing to their injuries, a police official said.Eight persons trapped in the debris of the six-storey under-construction apartment building,...

01-Feb-2017 Kanpur

4 dead, dozen critically injured in Kanpur building collapse

At least four persons were killed and over a dozen critically injured after the roof of an under-construction building caved in here leaving as many as 50 persons trapped under the debris on Wednesday, police said.The six-storey building, located in Shivgodavari...

01-Feb-2017 Kanpur

50 feared trapped in Kanpur building collapse

At least 50 persons, including women and children, are feared trapped under the debris of an under-construction building that collapsed here on Wednesday, police said.The building, located in Jajmau area, was owned by Samajwadi Party leader Mehtaab Aalam,...

01-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Nine family members killed in UP accident

Nine members of a family were killed on Wednesday when a speeding truck rammed into a sport utility vehicle in Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh, police said.The victims hail from Jamuniyamau village of Faizabad district. They were returning after offering prayers...

30-Jan-2017 Lucknow

10 killed in UP road accident

At least 10 people in a tanker were killed on Monday when it was rammed by a bus on the wrong lane in Uttar Pradesh's Sant Kabir Nagar district, police said.Thirty-nine others were injured in the accident that occurred on NH 28. The bus was on its way to...

29-Jan-2017 JaJaipur

1 killed, 40 injured in highway pile-up in Rajasthan

One person was killed and 40 others were injured in a massive 35-vehicle highway pile-up near Rajasthan's capital city of Jaipur on Sunday, the state police said.The accident took place in dense fog around 8.30 a.m. near Kanota, about 15 km from Jaipur,...

28-Jan-2017 Jagraon

Punjab AAP candidate injured in accident, 1 dead

A person was killed and an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate was injured on Saturday when an SUV collided with a tractor-trolley near Jagraon town in Punjab, police said The accident took place due to thick fog on the Jagraon-Jalandhar highway.The victim...

28-Jan-2017 Kupwara

Snow Furry: After 14 casualties 5 more soldiers buried under snow

After suffering 14 casualties from couple of days due to snow avalanches in North Kashmir, all but five soldiers on Saturday went missing after a pathway cleared in the snow caved in in Kashmir’s Kupwara district.Kashmir Valley witnessed yet again fresh snow...

26-Jan-2017 Bandipora

10 soldiers killed in two Kashmir avalanches, four missing

At least 10 soldiers were killed and four others were still missing after two avalanches hit an army post and a patrol in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, officials said on Thursday.According to police officials in Bandipora, seven soldiers were...

26-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Kashmir Valley cut off, eight dead

Heavy snowfall on Thursday cut off the Kashmir Valley from the rest of the country for the third consecutive day as eight people died due to snow-triggered tragedies.All surface and air links between the valley and the rest of India were snapped.Heavy snowfall...

25-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Five killed, four injured in two avalanches in Kashmir

An army officer was killed and four other soldiers injured on Wednesday when an avalanche hit an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir in Ganderbal district, while four of a family died after their house was buried under the snow in Bandipora district, said officials."An...

24-Jan-2017 New Delhi

19 persons injured in Delhi bus-truck accident

At least 19 persons were injured in an accident after a speeding truck hit a private volvo bus here, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.The incident took place on Monday late night when the bus was coming to Delhi Cantonment area from Mayapuri in west Delhi from...

24-Jan-2017 Lucknow

40 students injured in UP bus accident

Forty students were injured on Tuesday when their school bus hit a car in Uttar Pradesh's Siddharthnagar district, police said.The incident took place in Azadnagar locality.The bus was hit by a car with a blue beacon, suggesting that it was an official's car,...

24-Jan-2017 Bhubaneswar

30 injured as bus overturns in Odisha

At least 30 persons were injured when their bus overturned on the outskirts of the city here on Tuesday.There were 65 passengers, including four children, in the tourist bus at the time of the accident in Dhauli, a Buddhist site. The bus was from Midnapore...

23-Jan-2017 Hyderabad

Four killed in Telangana road accident

Four persons were killed and two injured when construction material being carried in a truck crushed an autorickshaw in Telangana's Sangareddy district on Monday, police said.The incident occurred in an industrial area near Indrakaran village.The heavy load...

22-Jan-2017 Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh)

39 killed as Hirakhand Express derails in Andhra

At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district, police said on Sunday.The incident occurred on Saturday at 11.30 p.m. near Kuneru station, 24 km from Rayagada...

22-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Five killed in Bengal bus accident

At least five pilgrims, including a teenager, were killed when a bus fell into a canal in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Sunday, police said.Three others were seriously injured in the accident. The bus was coming from Tarapith, a temple town in the district.Police...

22-Jan-2017 Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh)

36 killed in Andhra train derailment

At least 36 people were killed and 50 injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district, police said on Sunday.The incident occurred on Saturday at 11.30 p.m. near Kuneru station, 24 km from Rayagada...

19-Jan-2017 Patna

Speeding truck kills 3 Jain pilgrims in Bihar

At least three Jain pilgrims were killed and four injured by a speeding truck in Gaya district of Bihar on Thursday, police said.A speeding truck hit a group of Jain pilgrims, who were walking on the side of the Grand Trunk road on the way to Gaya from...

19-Jan-2017 Lucknow

15 school children killed in UP road accident

At least 15 school children were killed on Thursday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, police said.The school bus was hit by a speeding truck on the Patiali road.Fog was the main cause of the accideny, an official told IANS. While schools...

15-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Eight picnickers dead, seven injured in Bengal road accident

Eight persons returning after a day-long picnic were killed and seven others were injured when their pick-up van collided head on with a truck in West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday, police said.The accident occurred around 5.30 p.m. at Jugpur Bazar on...

15-Jan-2017 Patna

Death toll in Bihar boat tragedy is 25

The death toll in the boat tragedy here rose to 25 on Sunday as rescuers recovered four more bodies, officials said."With four more bodies found, including that of a 12-year-old girl, the number of dead has gone up to 25," Patna District Magistrate Sanjay...

15-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Six die in mad rush to board ship at Gangasagar

Six pilgrims, all women, died due to suffocation during a mad rush of the crowds to board a vessel at Kachuberia on their way home from Gangasagar fair after taking the holy dip, a minister said."Six aged women died at Kachuberia temporary hospital due to...

15-Jan-2017 Shimla

Over 30 houses gutted in Himachal fire

More than 30 houses were gutted in a fire in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh early on Sunday, officials said.No casualties were reported as the blaze destroyed the wooden houses in Tangnu village, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rohan Thakur told IANS.More...

14-Jan-2017 Patna

20 dead, many missing as overcrowded boat sinks in Ganga near Patna

At least 20 passengers were killed and many others were missing as a boat carrying 40 people capsized in the Ganga river near here on Saturday evening, officials said. Only eight people were rescued so far.The bodies of 20 passengers have been recovered,...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Shops, bank and post office gutted in Court Road blaze in Srinagar

In a massive fire incident, several shops, two banks and post office were damaged on Court road here in Srinagar on Friday morning.The fire has caused extensive damage to the building housing Punjab National Bank, some shops and a post office, reports said.An...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Electricity shortage cripples business in Sadar Treasury

A rampant and long-term shortage of electricity has crippled the business at Sadar Treasury here in capital city Srinagar.    Those who visit the Sadar Treasury leave back without getting their work done as the Treasury faces acute power shortage."Our...

12-Jan-2017 New Delhi

413,457 'accidental' deaths in India in 2015

A total of 413,457 people were victims of natural and unnatural "accidental deaths" in the country in 2015, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).Deaths due to forces of nature have been termed as "natural accidental deaths" while deaths...

10-Jan-2017 Ghaziabad

Five die in Ghaziabad house collapse

Five persons were killed and three others injured when a house collapsed in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.The dead included sisters Reshma, 35, and Hasina, 29, as well as three children: Shaba, 9, Afia, 8, and Danish, 5. The...

07-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Four killed in Bengal accident

Four persons were killed and 40 severely injured when a luxury bus rammed into a truck near Howrah district in West Bengal on Saturday, police said."A luxury tourist bus rammed into a truck, loaded with iron rods, on the National Highway 6 in the morning....

03-Jan-2017 Agartala/Guwahati/Shillong

Woman dies as quake hits northeast India

A woman was killed and some others were injured in Tripura when a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit India's northeastern region and Bangladesh on Tuesday.There was no report of any major damage from other states, officials said.Kamalini Kanda, 50, died of heart...

01-Jan-2017 Vijayawada

Two killed in bike racing on New Year's eve in Andhra

Two New Year revelers were killed and four injured in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Sunday.According to the state police, a group of youths indulged in bike racing to celebrate the New Year on the outskirts of Rajampet.They were...

31-Dec-2016 Ranchi

Jharkhand coal mine cave-in: Toll touches 16

The toll in Thursday's Jharkhand coal mine cave-in has risen to 16 with the recovery of five more bodies on Saturday, police said."Five more bodies have been recovered on Saturday. Two bodies were recovered in the morning and three in the afternoon. The...

30-Dec-2016 Lucknow

Ten dead as bus falls in canal in UP

Ten persons were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur on Friday after a speeding bus lost control and fell in a canal, police said.The incident took place near Laxarpur village in the district, adjoining Lucknow.While eight persons have been identified, two...

30-Dec-2016 Ranchi/New Delhi

Ten dead in Jharkhand mine cave-in, probes ordered

At least 10 miners were killed and several others feared trapped after a cave-in in a coal mine in Jharkhand's Godda district, officials said on Friday.The tragedy occurred at the Rajmahal Opencast Project of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) around 7.30...

30-Dec-2016 Ranchi

Seven dead in Jharkhand mine cave-in

Seven bodies were recovered from a caved-in coal mine as over a score others were feared trapped in Jharkhand's Godda district on Thursday night, the state police said on Friday.The tragedy occurred at the Rajmahal Opencast Project of Eastern Coalfields Limited...

30-Dec-2016 Ranchi

5 bodies recovered from caved-in Jharkhand mine

Five bodies were recovered from a caved-in coal mine and more than 20 persons were feared trapped dead in Jharkhand's Godda district on Thursday night, the state police said on Friday.The bodies were recovered during rescue operation that started on Friday...

30-Dec-2016 Pune

Six killed in locked bakery's fire in Pune

Six labourers were asphyxiated to death as they slept inside a locked bakery where a fire broke out early on Friday, the city police said here.The blaze, believed to be caused by an electrical short-circuiting, was noticed around 5.45 a.m. inside the Bakes...

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