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Mohali factory blaze: Equipment not upgraded, says fire dept

The unit had outdated fire extinguishers. It also lacked a smoke detection alarm, illuminated exit sign, smoke check door, fire control room or fire lifts with fireman’s switch
Firefighters trying to douse the fire which broke out in a plastic factory at Industrial Area, Phase-9, in Mohali on Saturday, June 20.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Firefighters trying to douse the fire which broke out in a plastic factory at Industrial Area, Phase-9, in Mohali on Saturday, June 20.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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RSS labour wing criticises move to amend labour laws amid Covid-19 outbreak

In a bid to woo investors to their respective states and make a desperate bid to emerge as an alternative manufacturing hub to China amid the Covid-19 crisis, both MP and UP announced a raft of changes to their labour laws this week.
The BMS, which claims the affiliation of over 6,000 labour unions, said it would urge the Centre to prevail upon the state governments to roll back their ‘labour-unfriendly’ decisions.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The BMS, which claims the affiliation of over 6,000 labour unions, said it would urge the Centre to prevail upon the state governments to roll back their ‘labour-unfriendly’ decisions.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 08, 2020 03:33 PM IST
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Vishal Mega Mart fire: No safety equipment, fire-dept notices ignored, says Mohali SDM’s report

The SCO in Phase 5 was among the 200-odd violators which were issued notices in September
The fire that engulfed the SCO in Mohali’s Phase 5 on February 29 prompted a high level inquiry by Mohali administration.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
The fire that engulfed the SCO in Mohali’s Phase 5 on February 29 prompted a high level inquiry by Mohali administration.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Published on Mar 12, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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Chandigarh MC fire department finalises fire-safety norms for PGs

The development comes a day after the UT administration made it mandatory for those running these facilities to obtain no-objection certificates (NOCs) from the fire department in the wake of the fire tragedy at a PG facility in Sector 32 last Saturday, which claimed lives of three girl students
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Published on Mar 01, 2020 12:53 AM IST
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‘Anomalies’ in working of Punjabi varsity: Inquiry reports to be discussed in next Syndicate meet

In a Syndicate meeting in August last year, a three-member subcommittee was formed to look into the findings of the inquiry reports compiled by a two-member probe panel
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Updated on Feb 21, 2020 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By, Patiala

Full-fledged see-through train to run on Kalka-Shimla track soon

The Railways, which had introduced a single see-through coach last year, has now successfully made six more Vistadome coaches to run on the track.
Updated on Dec 01, 2019 01:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRachna Verma, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC House meet: 1-cr budget proposed to make 16 community centres fire-safe

Months after the fire department issued notice to the municipal corporation (MC) for lack of fire safety in community centres and dispensaries, the civic body will table a budget worth ₹1 crore for installing fire fighting system in 16 community centres during the Monday house meeting.
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Published on Sep 16, 2019 12:33 AM IST
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Ropes, sand sacks in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar’s DIY fire-safety plan

These contingency methods were prompted by a fire that killed six people in a multi-storey residential building in Jamia Nagar’s Zakir Nagar neighbourhood earlier this month.
Locals practise using ropes to climb down a residential building at Jamia Nagar, New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Locals practise using ropes to climb down a residential building at Jamia Nagar, New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 29, 2019 07:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShiv Sunny

Sneak peek: Metro-3 will ride on Mumbai’s spirit and love for sea

The model was unveiled by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis along with MMRC chief Ashwini Bhide and senior MMRC officials. Metro-3 will get 31 trains of eight coaches each.
According to MMRC officials, the trains are being manufactured under the Central government’s Make in India initiative. The delivery of the first train is expected to start from September 2020.(HT image)
According to MMRC officials, the trains are being manufactured under the Central government’s Make in India initiative. The delivery of the first train is expected to start from September 2020.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 05:11 AM IST
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Delhi govt asks all private schools to comply with fire safety norms

The directive comes around two weeks after the Delhi Parents Association (DPA) said that, as per a Right to Information query filed by them, over 30% of schools were functioning without fire safety No-Objection Certificates (NOCs).
Private schools were directed to ensure they fulfil conditions laid for securing Fire Safety Certificates and that the “schools have Fire Safety Certificates duly issued by Fire Services and they rectify all deficiencies.”(HT Photo)
Private schools were directed to ensure they fulfil conditions laid for securing Fire Safety Certificates and that the “schools have Fire Safety Certificates duly issued by Fire Services and they rectify all deficiencies.”(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 10:39 AM IST
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90% coaching centres in Kota lack fire safety arrangements: Audit

Civic body officials say notices have been served to owners of 400 institute buildings for installation of fire safety systems
Mock fire safety drill being carried out at Allen coaching centre.(HT)
Mock fire safety drill being carried out at Allen coaching centre.(HT)
Updated on May 26, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kota | ByAabshar H Quazi

Two trapped in burning car saved by policemen in Dilshad Garden

The car had gone up in the flames around 11.20pm on Saturday.
The three policemen in the PCR van included assistant sub-inspectors Rishi Kumar and Naresh Kumar, and driver, constable Surender.(HTPhoto)
The three policemen in the PCR van included assistant sub-inspectors Rishi Kumar and Naresh Kumar, and driver, constable Surender.(HTPhoto)
Published on May 20, 2019 06:50 AM IST
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Roadways workers want broken buses fixed ahead of peak summer

With the summer approaching, employees say that the issue of engine overheating is of particular concern. “If the engine overheats, then it means putting the bus out of service for the day.
Gurugram, India-April 10, 2019: Multiple Haryana roadways workers in Gurugram have raised issues of poor conditions of buses, particularly overheating, the issue of which has become more pronounced in the last couple of weeks with the summer. A lack of qualified mechanics and shortage of funds are major detriments to fixing the issue, and workers say they have to bear the brunt of buses not completing their required kilometres due to mechanical problems at Bus Depot, Near Bus Stand, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Gurugram, India-April 10, 2019: Multiple Haryana roadways workers in Gurugram have raised issues of poor conditions of buses, particularly overheating, the issue of which has become more pronounced in the last couple of weeks with the summer. A lack of qualified mechanics and shortage of funds are major detriments to fixing the issue, and workers say they have to bear the brunt of buses not completing their required kilometres due to mechanical problems at Bus Depot, Near Bus Stand, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 03:14 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Pimp my ride, election campaign style: ‘Victory chariot’ scorching Shirur trail

Residents of Shirur eagerly await to not only to get a selfie with the three-time member of Parliament Patil, but also to get a photo clicked with his chop top.
Shiv Sena’s sitting member of Parliament (MP) from Shirur in Pune district, Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil, in his ‘vijayrath’ driven by businessman Prasad Abhang
Shiv Sena’s sitting member of Parliament (MP) from Shirur in Pune district, Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil, in his ‘vijayrath’ driven by businessman Prasad Abhang
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 02:23 PM IST
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Pune | ByAbhay Khairnar

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

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.
Some benches and school bags were damaged in the fire.(Sourced)
Some benches and school bags were damaged in the fire.(Sourced)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 04:32 AM IST
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Explosion at IIT-Bombay injures professor, 2 interns

Institute calls it minor; 3 were working on government project
IIT-Bombay, Powai.(HT FILE)
IIT-Bombay, Powai.(HT FILE)
Published on Mar 30, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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After Akshardham tragedy, Delhi traffic cops teach fire safety drills to motorists

On Tuesday, the traffic police personnel were quite busy at the ITO intersection in Central Delhi. But it was not fining erring drivers or directing traffic that kept them on their toes, rather they were busy imparting fire safety in vehicles lessons to motorists.
On Sunday, a fire incident in a car had claimed the lives of a 34-year-old woman and her two daughters near the Akshardham flyover in east Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
On Sunday, a fire incident in a car had claimed the lives of a 34-year-old woman and her two daughters near the Akshardham flyover in east Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2019 01:17 AM IST
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Gautam Budh Nagar district hospitals told to submit safety affidavits

The chief medical officer (CMO) of Gautam Budh Nagar has directed all hospitals and nursing homes in the district to submit safety-compliance affidavits by March 18.
The direction has come in the wake of Metro Hospital fire that took place on February 7.(PTI/File Photo)
The direction has come in the wake of Metro Hospital fire that took place on February 7.(PTI/File Photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2019 03:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByPreety Acharya

Commercial building in Ghaziabad

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.
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)
Published on Feb 28, 2019 03:11 AM IST
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​National Fire and Evacuation Drill Day: students get first-hand training on fire safety at Don Bosco School, Pune

The fire brigade team demonstrated several methods of protecting and saving people besides extinguishing the fire.
Students perform a mock drill at the Don Bosco school, Yerawada, on the occasion of National Fire and Evacuation Drill Day on Monday.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)
Students perform a mock drill at the Don Bosco school, Yerawada, on the occasion of National Fire and Evacuation Drill Day on Monday.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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Mumbai hospital fire toll up to 8, facility without key safety gear

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday ordered a probe into the fire at a Mumbai hospital that has so far killed eight people and left 176 injured, 25 of them critically, even as allegations of negligence by the hospital administration surfaced a day after the incident.
Firefighters conduct rescue after a major fire breaks out at ESIC Kamgar Hospital, in Mumbai on Monday.(PTI photo)
Firefighters conduct rescue after a major fire breaks out at ESIC Kamgar Hospital, in Mumbai on Monday.(PTI photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySteffy Thevar

UP government ready with rules on school vans for first time

School Kids’ Safety: The move comes almost three months after a van crashed into a train in Kushinagar, killing over a dozen children.
The transport department is said to have no legal mechanism at present to monitor school vehicles.(HT File Photo)
The transport department is said to have no legal mechanism at present to monitor school vehicles.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 18, 2018 12:54 PM IST
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89th Birthday Celebrations: On August 15, Pune’s Deccan Queen to get freedom from its old coaches

The central railway (CR), as part of its Utkrisht project, will renovate the interior and exterior of Deccan Queen. The renovation, which will cost 60 lakh, includes vinyl wrapping for coaches to give them a new look, replacement of torn seats, installation of fire extinguishers, dustbins and Braille signages.
Railway pravashi sangh celebrating Deccan Queens 89th birthday at Pune Railway station on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Railway pravashi sangh celebrating Deccan Queens 89th birthday at Pune Railway station on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 09:54 PM IST
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63 shops gutted in massive fire at Market Yard mango festival in Pune

The fire consumed the entire area within ten minutes even as businessmen tried to douse flames with water. The festival was organised by Maharashtra state agriculture marketing board aiming to make mangos affordable to residents.
Major fire at mango festival organised by Krishi Panan Mandal, government of Maharashtra at Market Yard. Around 75 farmers from Konkan had a stall at the festival.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Major fire at mango festival organised by Krishi Panan Mandal, government of Maharashtra at Market Yard. Around 75 farmers from Konkan had a stall at the festival.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2018 04:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By, Pune

Delhi govt and private schools to be graded based on academics, infrastructure

To evaluate schools on the teaching-learning parameters, the institutes will be asked to submit information on the number of teachers, students, classrooms, library and laboratory facilities.
The entry point for school education in the Delhi is nursery admission, which is a highly competitive process with most parents in the city struggling to secure a seat in a few schools of their choice.
The entry point for school education in the Delhi is nursery admission, which is a highly competitive process with most parents in the city struggling to secure a seat in a few schools of their choice.
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 09:13 AM IST
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