Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicDelhi fire service

Topic: Delhi fire service

It’s time to survey — not mosques, but fire-trap buildings. Delhi’s Mundka tragedy shows

It's ironic that the State should storm into action, arm itself with bulldozers, and bring down people's homes but does not even inspect buildings that could be a fire hazard.

Trail of negligence runs long but for Mundka neighbours ‘death trap’ owner Lakra no ‘villain’

It is not known whether Manish Lakra called police or fire department after his escape from burning building, but he went on the run from Friday evening until he was nabbed Sunday.

How brave crane operators battled smoke & flames to save 50 women from deadly Mundka fire

Well before fire tenders arrived, cousins Dayanand and Anil Tiwari risked their own lives to save people trapped in burning Delhi building, using just their crane and quick thinking.

Gold bangle, nail paint, purple suit she wore that day — how bodies of 8 killed in Mundka fire were identified

While families of eight victims of the Mundka fire have identified the bodies of their loved ones, others have to wait for analysis of DNA samples.

Arrested Mundka building owner, family escaped fire by jumping on roof of adjacent building, say police

Following the arrest of Manish Lakra, the owner of a building in Mundka where a fire claimed 27 lives, Delhi police are now on the lookout for his family.

Fire breaks out in East Delhi, emergency services rescue 40 people

Residents in the building rushed to the terrace, making it easier for fire fighters to rescue them and helping avert another major fire tragedy in Delhi.

9 killed after fire breaks out in Delhi’s Kirari area

The incident comes less than a month after 43 people were killed in a fire in a four-storey building in north Delhi's congested Anaj Mandi area.

Delhi hotel, where 17 died in fire, was a guest house & not allowed to run kitchens

Preliminary findings of fire department suggests lapses on part of its officials to highlight violation of norms by Karol Bagh hotel in last inspection in 2017.

Fire at Delhi hotel that killed 17 wasn’t controlled early on since staff were untrained

Staff at the Arpit hotel weren't trained to use the fire-fighting equipment, and struggled to open the windows which had an automatic lock system.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.