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Hospitals and nursing homes that have applied for renewal of licenses and don’t meet the requirements are being denied fire clearances.(HT Photo)

Small hospitals in Delhi face closure over stricter fire-safety norms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 05:40 AM IST
The fire safety norms were changed after a hotel fire in Karol Bagh killed 17 people in February. The new norms make it mandatory for all multi-storey buildings above the height of 9 metres (two storeys) to get a fire clearance, instead of the earlier limit of 15 metres (three storeys).
According to officials, garbage at SGNP caught fire owing to the rise in temperature, leading to the blaze.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)
According to officials, garbage at SGNP caught fire owing to the rise in temperature, leading to the blaze.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)

Fire breaks out at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, no casualties reported

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki, Thane
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 11:10 PM IST
The blaze, which broke out around 6.20am, occurred because the garbage caught fire owing to the rise in temperature. However it was doused in 10-15 minutes, the officials said
More than 30 lives were saved by a pet dog which woke them up by barking as a devastating fire broke out in a building on Friday.(Representative Image/HT Photo)
More than 30 lives were saved by a pet dog which woke them up by barking as a devastating fire broke out in a building on Friday.(Representative Image/HT Photo)

Pet dog in Uttar Pradesh saves lives of over 30 people, dies in cylinder blast

Banda (Uttar Pradesh) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 01:49 PM IST
Fire official Vinay Kumar said that the fire took place due to a short circuit in the basement of the building. Due to the presence of cylinders, an explosion took place and four nearby buildings collapsed.
Foot overbridge collapses in Vashi; 2 injured(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Foot overbridge collapses in Vashi; 2 injured(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Foot overbridge collapses in Vashi; 2 injured

Mumbai | By G. Mohiuddin Jeddy
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 06:26 AM IST
Inaugurated in 2000, the FOB connects the mini-seashore area in sector 10A of Vashi to Sagar Vihar area in sector 8 along the Vashi creek.
Gurugram, India-April 11, 2019: A view of the HUDA market, Sector 56, in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The market is going to be revamped as a “model market”, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) officials said on Thursday. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Gurugram, India-April 11, 2019: A view of the HUDA market, Sector 56, in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The market is going to be revamped as a “model market”, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) officials said on Thursday. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sector 56 Huda market to be developed as a model facility

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Apart from these amenities, the market should also be free of encroachments, makeshift shops and illegal hoardings. The revamp will likely be completed in June, once the general elections are over, officials said.
Some benches and school bags were damaged in the fire.(Sourced)
Some benches and school bags were damaged in the fire.(Sourced)

Close shave for 30 kids as short circuit triggers fire in Gurugram school’s classroom

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 04:32 AM IST
Around 30 students of the classroom had gone for a dance class at the time the blaze broke out. However, benches, stools, and school bags were damaged in the fire while the chalkboard and walls of the entire classroom turned black due to the smoke.
A 16-year-old boy drowned, while his two friends were rescued after they entered the deep waters of the Yamuna river in south Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj on Sunday afternoon, police said.(Representative Image/HT PHOTO)
A 16-year-old boy drowned, while his two friends were rescued after they entered the deep waters of the Yamuna river in south Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj on Sunday afternoon, police said.(Representative Image/HT PHOTO)

16-year-old boy drowns in Yamuna, two others rescued

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2019 06:33 AM IST
However, one boy was yet to be found, prompting the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to launch a search.
A view of the restaurant where the two people died while cleaning a waste treatment plant, in Rajouri Garden in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of the restaurant where the two people died while cleaning a waste treatment plant, in Rajouri Garden in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

2 die after inhaling toxic fumes at restaurant’s waste treatment plant in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2019 04:10 AM IST
According to Sandeep Duggal, assistant divisional officer, fire department, the treatment plant where the deaths took place is in the basement of the building and is about three-feet-deep, 40-feet-long and 15-feet-wide.
The fire department received a call at around 11.35 PM and dispatched 20 fire tenders to the spot.(Photo: ANI)
The fire department received a call at around 11.35 PM and dispatched 20 fire tenders to the spot.(Photo: ANI)

Massive fire breaks out at a factory in Delhi’s Mundka

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 01:53 PM IST
A massive fire broke out at a factory situated at Swaran Park in west Delhi’s Mundka, fire officials said on Monday.
According to the police, the incident took place at the factory unit of Brijwasi Art Press Limited in Udyog Vihar in Ecotech 3 area.(Sourced)
According to the police, the incident took place at the factory unit of Brijwasi Art Press Limited in Udyog Vihar in Ecotech 3 area.(Sourced)

Massive fire guts printing press in Greater Noida’s Ecotech 3, losses estimated at Rs 1.5 cr

Greater Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2019 04:00 AM IST
A massive fire broke out at a printing press in Ecotech 3, Greater Noida around 5 am on Monday and the fire department took nearly 14 hours to control the flames. No one was injured in the incident as workers were not present on the press premises in the early hours.
At least 63 admitted patients and other persons had to be evacuated after the fire broke out on .(Sunil Ghosh/HT File)
At least 63 admitted patients and other persons had to be evacuated after the fire broke out on .(Sunil Ghosh/HT File)

Metro hospital fire: Fire, electrical safety departments yet to submit report

Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2019 02:43 AM IST
The fire department had also sent in its report but the city magistrate was not satisfied with it and a fresh report with all doubts clarified will be submitted again.
In its 2019-20 budget, MCG set aside Rs 14 crore for the fire department that will use Rs 10 crore to buy a turntable ladder.(HT File Photo)
In its 2019-20 budget, MCG set aside Rs 14 crore for the fire department that will use Rs 10 crore to buy a turntable ladder.(HT File Photo)

After 10-year wait, fire dept asks Gurugram municipal body for 55-metre turntable ladder

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 04:06 AM IST
While the request is still pending with the DGS&D, the MCG, which oversees Haryana Fire Services in Gurugram, set aside Rs 14 crore in its 2019-20 budget for the fire department, Rs 10 crore of which are specifically meant to buy the turntable ladder.
At least 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames which began around 8 am. Officials of the district fire department said that they will soon initiate a drive against buildings which do not have no objection certificates (NoC) for fire.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
At least 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames which began around 8 am. Officials of the district fire department said that they will soon initiate a drive against buildings which do not have no objection certificates (NoC) for fire.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Commercial building in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 03:11 AM IST
A four-storey commercial complex, located in a residential locality in Kavi Nagar, was gutted on Wednesday morning. The building housed a grocery shop on the ground and a few restaurants on the upper floors, which were completely destroyed.
The allocation for the nine private colonies, transfer process of which is in an advanced stage now, has been doubled from Rs 50 crore in the last budget to Rs 100 crore in the one for 2019-20.(File Photo)
The allocation for the nine private colonies, transfer process of which is in an advanced stage now, has been doubled from Rs 50 crore in the last budget to Rs 100 crore in the one for 2019-20.(File Photo)

Colony takeover, pending projects dominate this year’s Gurugram civic body budget

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 04:30 AM IST
Building and maintenance of civic facilities in nine private colonies, construction of pending infra projects such as multilevel parking lots and a new office for itself were some of the highlights of the budget for 2019-20 announced by the MCG Monday.
Gurugram’s additional divisional fire safety officer IS Kashyap(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Gurugram’s additional divisional fire safety officer IS Kashyap(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Court stays restrain Gurugram fire department from sealing buildings’

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2019 02:40 PM IST
Gurugram’s additional divisional fire safety officer IS Kashyap talks about a number of issues, including the need of a fire NOC and action taken against violators, among others.
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has put the blame of the at Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh that killed 17 persons, on Tuesday on the Delhi Fire Service (DFS).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has put the blame of the at Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh that killed 17 persons, on Tuesday on the Delhi Fire Service (DFS).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Karol Bagh hotel fire: Blame game between north civic body, fire department

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2019 10:49 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation report has called the no objection certificate (NOC) to Hotel Arpit Palace provided by the fire department “questionable”. However, Delhi fire chief GC Mishra questioned the corporation over its lapse in allowing a second unauthorised kitchen in the building.
A view of the Hotel Arpit Palace where a massive fire broke out at Karol Bagh in which 17 people were killed.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Hotel Arpit Palace where a massive fire broke out at Karol Bagh in which 17 people were killed.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

30 Karol Bagh hotels to be shut over fire safety

Hindustan Times | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 10:01 AM IST
The action, initiated by state home minister Satyendar Jain, will further strengthen the Delhi Fire Rules, 2009, amended to make the violations more explicit and the regulations more stringent, according to the minister, who added that the drive would be carried out across the city.
The fire at the Archies building in Delhi’s Naraina raged for nearly 12 hours and gutted almost the while building.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The fire at the Archies building in Delhi’s Naraina raged for nearly 12 hours and gutted almost the while building.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Naraina fire: Fire norms flouted at Archies building, say officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 11:35 AM IST
According to Atul Garg, chief fire officer (Delhi Fire Services), the four-storey building did not have a no objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department, a must for all buildings.
Senior fire officials, who were part of the rescue operations at Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh, said that there were major modifications to the guest house from the original design presented in 2017.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Senior fire officials, who were part of the rescue operations at Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh, said that there were major modifications to the guest house from the original design presented in 2017.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Between inspections, Hotel Arpit Palace made major modifications

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2019 02:28 PM IST
The fire inspection procedure mandates an inspection by the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) once every three years while renewing the safety certificate of guest houses in the city.
Firefighters seen outside Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out at the hotel, at Karol Bagh, in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Firefighters seen outside Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out at the hotel, at Karol Bagh, in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Arpit Palace fire: Karol Bagh a ticking time bomb as most buildings extended in violation of rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Alarmed by the state of affairs in Karol Bagh — which has a mix of residential and commercial structures — Jain directed the fire services department to “immediately” conduct inspections of buildings in the area that have more than four floors and begin sealing of non-conforming properties.
Ambulances and fire tender seen outside the Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out there, Karol Bagh in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Ambulances and fire tender seen outside the Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out there, Karol Bagh in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Why fire at Karol Bagh’s Arpit Palace hotel claimed 17 lives?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny and Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Such was the intensity of the blaze at Karol Bagh’s Arpit Palace hotel that by the time the fire department arrived that a firefighter had fallen unconscious after inhaling smoke and received superficial skin burns on his hand as he entered the building.
The hospital had to evacuate 63 admitted patients and other persons after the fire broke out, around 11.45 am.(HT Photo)
The hospital had to evacuate 63 admitted patients and other persons after the fire broke out, around 11.45 am.(HT Photo)

Noida Fire: Experts will visit hospital to ascertain cause of blaze

Noida | By Preety Acharya
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 09:51 AM IST
The enquiry, to be headed by city magistrate Shailendra Mishra, will take place on on February 12.
The explosion levelled the three-storey factory where paint coating for ceiling fans was being constructed.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The explosion levelled the three-storey factory where paint coating for ceiling fans was being constructed.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Seven killed after factory collapses due to explosion in Delhi’s Moti Nagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Eyewitnesses said that many people working or putting up at a scrapyard immediately next door were among those buried under the debris.
Fire fighter rescues patients from ESIC hospital which caught fire at Marol, Andheri on December 17.(HT/PHOTO)
Fire fighter rescues patients from ESIC hospital which caught fire at Marol, Andheri on December 17.(HT/PHOTO)

Putting patients at risk: No fire safety audit conducted in Pune hospitals in five years

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 03:00 PM IST
Healthcare institutions in the city are far behind when it comes to implementing fire safety norms set by the fire department
According to the central fire station divisional fire officer Sunil Gilbile, all precautionary arrangements have been made by the civic body to avoid fire incidences.(HT/PHOTO)
According to the central fire station divisional fire officer Sunil Gilbile, all precautionary arrangements have been made by the civic body to avoid fire incidences.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune Municipal Corporation ready to deal with fire incidents during festive celebrations

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 04:32 PM IST
Fire brigade holds inspections at restaurants, forms eight teams to deal with eventualities
The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) is not being able to register at least 60 new fire tenders purchased in March 2018.(HT Photo)
The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) is not being able to register at least 60 new fire tenders purchased in March 2018.(HT Photo)

Delhi fire department’s new tenders lying unused due to NGT order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 03:26 PM IST
The department now plans to move the Supreme Court against the NGT order. The department has around 200 vehicles of which around 100 are more than 10 years old.
The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) police on Wednesday registered a first information report (FIR) against four employees of the construction company working at the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Kamgar Hospital in Andheri(Pramod Thakur/ HT Photo)
The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) police on Wednesday registered a first information report (FIR) against four employees of the construction company working at the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Kamgar Hospital in Andheri(Pramod Thakur/ HT Photo)

Mumbai hospital fire: Police register FIR, arrest two

UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 08:19 AM IST
After two days of investigation, the police have concluded that the fire that broke out at the ESIC Kamgar Hospital on Monday was caused by sparks generated from welding work. The old wing was being renovated by the contractor. The sparks turned into a blaze because there were strips of rubber lying around, which caught fire.
Rescue operations at ESIC hospital in Mumbai’s Andheri (East).(Pramod R Thakur/HT Photo)
Rescue operations at ESIC hospital in Mumbai’s Andheri (East).(Pramod R Thakur/HT Photo)

Two-month-old among 6 killed, 147 injured in massive fire at hospital in Mumbai’s Andheri

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 09:28 PM IST
According to the fire brigade, smoke was noticed in the ground floor of the Kamgar hospital. It spread to the entire building trapping patients in the corridors and on terrace. At least 106 people have been rescued and shifted to three nearby hospitals.
Two of the five victims were fire officials who jumped in to the well to rescue the other three who died in Kalyan.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Two of the five victims were fire officials who jumped in to the well to rescue the other three who died in Kalyan.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Five drown in Mumbai; well full of toxic fumes, claim residents

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 01:23 AM IST
All five bodies were retrieved two hours later and sent for a post mortem to the Rukminibai civic hospital.
This CNA handout picture taken on October 21, 2018 shows a derailed train in Yian, eastern Taiwan.(AFP)
This CNA handout picture taken on October 21, 2018 shows a derailed train in Yian, eastern Taiwan.(AFP)

22 killed in Taiwan after train derails and flips over, 171 injured

Yilan | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 08:23 PM IST
Footage on local TV showed rescuers and dozens of military personnel working through the wreckage on Sunday night in search of survivors, with ambulances stationed nearby.
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