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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...

29-Dec-2016 Kishtwar

Seven killed in road accident in Chenab Valley

In a road accident, seven passengers were killed while four suffered injuries after a passenger taxi met with an accident and rolled down into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.“A taxi (JK02BL-2914) last evening met with an accident...

28-Dec-2016 Bhubaneswar

6 killed, 4 injured in truck, auto-rickshaw collision in Odisha

At least six persons were killed and four critically injured when a truck collided with an auto-rickshaw in Odisha's Kalahandi district on Wednesday.The bodies have been sent for post-mortem while the injured persons have been taken to a nearby hospital...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Major train accidents in India in recent times

The following is the list of some of the major train accidents in the country in recent times:November 20, 2016: At least 149 people died in one of the worst rail tragedies when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan station,...

28-Dec-2016 Kanpur

Over 60 injured in Uttar Pradesh train derailment

Over 60 passengers were injured, some seriously, when 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed on Wednesday morning near this Uttar Pradesh city -- the 87th train accident in India this year -- casting a shadow over safety measures in one of the world's...

28-Dec-2016 Kanpur

43 injured as train derails near Kanpur

At least 43 passengers are injured as 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed early morning on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh, an official said.The accident took place near Rura in Kanpur, the official added.The number of injured has risen to 43 since...

22-Dec-2016 Hyderabad

Three youths die of electrocution in Telangana

Three youths died after being electrocuted in Telangana's Nalgonda town on Thursday, police said.The workers were doing plumbing work in an under construction building when they came in contact with a live wire. All of them died on the spot.The deceased have...

21-Dec-2016 Gondia (Maharashtra)

Six guests perish in hotel blaze

At least six persons were killed in their sleep when a fire broke out in Hotel Bindal in this eastern Maharashtra town early on Wednesday, an official said."The blaze was noticed around 3.30 am when the victims were fast asleep. Six men have been charred...

17-Dec-2016 Guwahati

Two elephants killed in a collision with train engine in Assam

Two wild elephants died and another was injured on Saturday when they dashed against a train engine in Assam's Nagaon district, a railway official said."The light engine of a train was going to Jamunamukh station from Kampur station early on Saturday. A...

17-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Two killed in Kolkata slum fire

Two charred bodies were recovered after a fire in a north Kolkata slum on Saturday, an official from the fire department said.The fire gutted at least 10 shanties in Patipukur."The charred bodies of Priya Adhikari, 16, a student of Class 10 and her uncle...

14-Dec-2016 Ranchi

Seven killed in Jharkhand road accident

Seven persons were killed and two were injured while on their way to a marriage function in a road accident in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Wednesday, police said.According to Lesliganj police, nine persons were travelling in a Scorpio when the driver lost...

12-Dec-2016 Lucknow

Four killed in Yamuna Expressway car crash

Four persons, including two women, were killed on Monday in a road accident on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh, police said.The accident took place at Greater Noida, seven km from the zero point.Apparently blinded by the fog, an Alto car rammed into...

11-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Four killed, four injured in two Delhi accidents

Four persons, including two teenaged girls and a four-year-old girl, died, while four others were injured in two separate road accidents involving speeding cars crashing into obstacles, police said on Sunday.The first accident occurred on late Saturday near...

11-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Pilot killed as private chopper crashes in Mumbai

A private helicopter on a joyride crashed and erupted into a fireball, killing the pilot and injuring three others, at an isolated spot in the Mumbai suburb Goregaon on Sunday.The helicopter, a Robinson R44 belonging to Aman Aviation Pvt Ltd, was on a...

10-Dec-2016 Bhubaneswar

Four killed, seven missing after boat capsizes in Odisha

At least four persons including a child were killed and seven others went missing after a boat carrying at least 29 passengers capsized in Chilika lagoon in Odisha's Ganjam district on Saturday, officials said.Ganjam Collector Prem Chandra Choudhury said...

09-Dec-2016 Hyderabad

Five killed in Hyderabad building collapse

The death toll in the building collapse here rose to five with rescue workers retrieving one more body from the debris on Friday evening, officials said.More than 24 hours after the collapse of seven-storey under construction building in Nanakramguda area,...

09-Dec-2016 Hyderabad

Four killed in Hyderabad building collapse

Four persons were killed and eight others feared trapped when a multi-storey building under construction collapsed here late on Thursday, officials said on Friday.Rescue workers retrieved four bodies on Friday morning and continued clearing the rubble more...

09-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Four killed in Bengal accident

Four persons were killed and another severely injured in a road accident in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Friday morning, police said."Four passengers died on the spot when their car rammed into a stationary truck near Marishda at around 2.10 a.m.,"...

09-Dec-2016 Fazilka-Ferozepur

13 teachers killed in Punjab road accident

In a tragic accident due to dense fog, thirteen teachers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Punjab on Friday morning, police said.The accident took place near Chandmajri village on the Fazilka-Ferozepur highway,...

08-Dec-2016 Hyderabad

Two killed, 10 feared trapped in Hyderabad building collapse

Two persons were killed and 10 feared trapped when a multi-storied under-construction building collapsed in Hyderabad late on Thursday, officials said on Friday.Greater Hyderabad Mayor B. Rammohan said two bodies were pulled out from the debris in Nanakramguda.Rescue...

08-Dec-2016 Ambala

15 injured in vehicle pile-up on NH-1 in Haryana

At least 15 people were injured on Thursday following a pile-up of vehicles due to dense fog on the busy National Highway No. 1 (NH-1) near Kurukshetra in Haryana, 65 km from here, police said.The pile-up took place around 9.00 a.m amid dense fog on the...

07-Dec-2016 Siliguri

Two killed, six injured in Bengal train derailment

Two persons were killed and six others injured when the engine and two coaches of the Guwahati-bound Capital Express derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night, an official said.The engine, an SLR coach and a second class coach derailed near Samuktala Road...

07-Dec-2016 Guwahati

Two killed, six injured in West Bengal train accident

Two persons were killed and six injured when the engine and two coaches of a train derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night, an official said on Wednesday.The Rajendra Nagar-Guwahati Capital Express derailed at Samuktala Road station in Alipurduar district...

05-Dec-2016 Guwahati

Speeding train kills 3 elephants in Assam

Three elephants were killed after they were hit by a speeding train in Assam early Monday, an official said.The incident took place in the Jogijan area near Hojai railway station in central Assam. The Dibrugarh-bound Vivek Express sped into a herd trying to...

05-Dec-2016 Hyderabad

Four burnt to death in car crash

Four youths were burnt to death when their car caught fire after a crash on Outer Ring Road on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Monday, police said.The car hit the divider and caught fire at Peddamberpet in Hayatnagar in Ranga Reddy district.Police quoted witnesses...

01-Dec-2016 Chennai

Fire in Trichy explosives factory

Fire broke out on Thursday morning following a blast at an explosives factory near Tiruchirappalli gutting two floors of the building.The number of casualties was not immediately known, said an official.According to a factory official, around 15 persons were...

25-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Huge fire engulfs Mumbai furniture market

A massive fire raged through a roadside furniture market at Oshiwara in Mumbai suburb on Friday, the BMC Disaster Control said.The fire broke out around 1 p.m. in one of the retail furniture shops in the market that deals in both old and new furniture,...

23-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Fire erupts in Delhi's Sadar Bazaar area

A massive fire erupted in old Delhi on Wednesday in a woollen garment godown and quickly engulfed at least three adjoining buildings, an official said.A total of 30 fire tenders rushed to the spot in the Sadar Bazaar area."We recieved a call at 7 a.m....

21-Nov-2016 Srinagar

23 residential houses gutted in devastating fire at Dalgate

A person was burnt alive while at least 23 houses and one electronic shop got damaged in a mysterious fire that erupted in Kahalpora Dalgate area of Srinagar in the wee hours of Monday morning.According to KNS correspondent, a person identified as Muhammad...

21-Nov-2016 Ramban

Two in a cab killed on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

At lest two people were killed and five others injured on Monday after a pine tree fell on a taxi in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.The state police said two passengers of the taxi were killed and five others injured when a pine tree fell on the vehicle...

21-Nov-2016 Kanpur

Kanpur train derailment toll rises to 130

The death toll in one of the worst rail disasters in the country that took place when the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, rose to 130 on Monday, officials said.The toll was confirmed by the Kanpur District Magistrate Office. So far, 58 victims...

20-Nov-2016 Kanpur

Deadly train derailment kills 113 near Kanpur

In one of the worst rail disasters in the country, 113 persons were killed and around 100 injured before dawn on Sunday when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur.The tragedy occurred when the Patna-bound train's coaches ran off the...

20-Nov-2016 Kanpur

Horrific train disaster near Kanpur kills over 100

More than 100 people were killed and around 150 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near the city of Kanpur before dawn on Sunday, officials said.The horrific disaster took place when the Patna-bound train's coaches ran off the rails...

20-Nov-2016 Kanpur

45 killed in train disaster

At least 45 people were killed when 14 coaches of the Patna-Indore Express derailed here early on Sunday, officials said.The accident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. near Pukhraya station in Kanpur, senior police officer Daljeet Chowdhary said.Officials fear...

18-Nov-2016 Lucknow

UP Principal Secretary, journalist injured in expressway accident

Senior Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Navneet Sehgal was seriously injured when the car he was in collided head-on with another vehicle on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in the state's Unnao district on Friday. Four other persons, including a senior IANS journalist,...

18-Nov-2016 Bhubaneswar

32 children die of Encephalitis in Odisha

At least 32 children have died of Japanese Encephalitis in Odisha, which occurs by consuming "bada chakunda" beans, experts said.A total of 96 deaths have been reported in Malkangiri district of the state. Of thes, 32 children died of encephalitis, and...

17-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Five die after drinking illicit liquor in UP town

Five persons died in Ballia town early on Thursday after drinking illicit liquor, the state police said.Following the deaths, the District Magistrate ordered a magisterial probe into the incident and the police inspector of the area where the tragedy occurred...

11-Nov-2016 Srinagar

Two residential houses damaged in Sarai Bala

Fire broke out in Sarai Bala area of Srinagar on Friday evening engulfing two residential houses.Witness told KNS that mysterious fire erupted in the house of Abdul Rahman and Nisar Ahmad Chudhary creating panic in the area.They said that fire was brought...

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