Kentec protects International Cricket Stadium from risk of fire

Spectators, players, and property at India’s Mohali International Cricket Stadium are being protected by a highly-sophisticated Taktis panel from Kentec, a leading manufacturer of life-critical control systems. The Taktis 8 loop addressable fire panel, installed by Firehut Commercial Equipment Pvt…

Perimeter Solutions Establishes Sales Presence in Middle East & India

Perimeter Solutions, one of the world’s leading producers of fire retardants, foams, and water enhancing gels for managing wildland, industrial, and municipal fires, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Tamer Gaber as Regional Sales Representative for the Middle East…

At least 19 students die in India fire

INDIA , AFP reports that at least 19 students – most of them female – died on Friday (May 24) in a fire at an Indian building housing a college, in the Sarthana area of Surat, officials said, as images…

Fire in Budget Delhi Hotel Kills 17

On 12th February a fire engulfed the top floor of the Hotel Arpit Palace 17 people have been confirmed killed and many were also taken to hospital. The fire broke out at the hotel in a congested part of central…

Initial figures Indicate 45 Dead and Thousands Homeless as Cyclone Gaja Hits India

Cyclone Gaja, which made landfall in Nagapattinam state in Southeast India on November 16 and has claimed 45 lives across the state. Cyclone Gaja, which packed winds of up to 120km/h, had barrelled into Tamil Nadu state after hitting the…

PATOL ANNOUNCES NEW SALES APPOINTMENTS

Patol has extended its team of sales engineers for its range of fire safety equipment and systems with the appointment of Josh Risk. 29-year old Josh joins the Reading-based business as Export Sales Engineer and will be working on the full range…

Nine people killed and a dozen trapped after a building collapsed outside Delhi

The death toll from a collapsed apartment block outside Delhi rose to nine on Thursday (July 19) as emergency workers pulled four more bodies from a huge pile of rubble and metal, India’s fire brigade said. The death toll was…

Indian power plant explosion claims 26 lives

India – The death toll from an explosion at a thermal power plant in northern India has climbed to 26, with 100s injured officials said Thursday (Nov 2). The injuries occurred when an explosion spewed hot ash over workers at…

Asia’s flood crisis increases, with floods across many countries in the region

The floods have killed 20 in India and Japan, made 1,000’s homeless in Thailand and China as well as bringing Brisbane to a standstill Heavy rains and floods have killed at least 20 people and forced more than 400,000 to flee…

Landslide, floods kill 156 in Bangladesh, India; toll could rise

By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Heavy rains have triggered a series of landslides and floods in Bangladesh and neighbouring northeast India, killing at least 156 people over two days, and officials warned on Wednesday the…

Rail disaster near Kanpur, India, kills 127

At least 127 people are dead and more than 150 injured after an Indian express train derailed 65 km southwest of Kanpur city and 300km southeast of New Delhi on Sunday. Rescuers finished searching the last of 14 mangled train…

Top-experts of IoT Industry at IoT Investors Day!

IoT Investors Day will take place on 9th of December in Sheraton Bangalore Hotel, Bangalore, India. The leading industry professionals of IoT industry where invited to share their knowledge and experience with our attendees. During the one-day conference speakers will…

One man killed and three firefighters injured in New Delhi fire

A fire in a three-storey plastics factory, was reported on Wednesday 28th Sept in the evening and 35 fire tenders were rushed to put out the blaze. A young laborer was killed and three firefighters injured when the building collapsed.…

Firefighters killed in large Indian munitions fire

Sixteen people including 13 firefighters have been killed in a major blaze at India’s largest munitions depot in Pulgaon in the western state of Maharashtra, India. Seventeen others, including nine soldiers, were injured and in a stable condition. The cause…

One Emergency Phone Number for India

Traditionally India has had a different phone number for each emergency service, police (100), fire brigade (101), ambulance (102) and emergency disaster management (108), now a single emergency number 112 will be operational throughout India from 1 January 2017 to…

India expands its earthquake risk areas

Firefighters and emergency workers in India have been put on notice that there are far more cities vulnerable to earthquake than have been previous identified. In all, 81 new towns and cities were added to a list of areas prone…

India flyover collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped

By Supriyo Hazra KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – A flyover under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on Thursday on to vehicles and street vendors below, killing at least 14 people with more than 100 people feared trapped.…

Asia gripped by big chill

A big chill is sweeping across North and South Asia and even parts of Southeast Asia. From India to Japan, the mercury is plummeting, in some places to its lowest in decades. Hong Kong has the lowest temperatures in six…

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck northeastern India, killing at least five people and injuring nearly 100.

But the toll was expected to rise, with rescue efforts hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links. The US Geological Survey said the quake of magnitude 6.8 was 57 km deep and struck 29km west of Imphal, the capital…

Singapore helps out India after the Chennai floods

The Singapore’s Corporate Citizen Foundation (CCF) sent three teams to India to assist in recovery after the devastating floods in Chennai, the teams arrived home on the 11th Dec. after an intensive tour of duty. The floods killed over 350…

Floods, landslides kill 75, displace thousands in Eastern India

KOLKATA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in eastern India, government officials and aid groups said…

Indian Heat Wave

India’s Meteorological Department has sounded a red alert for several states as the death toll from a severe heatwave climbed to 300 lives. A total of 35 heatwave-related deaths had been reported from the national capital and its outskirts while 23 were…

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