KATHMANDU, Jan 12: At least one person was killed when fire gutted a human settlement in the Bhutanese refugee camp in Jhapa on Monday evening.

NEW DELHI, Jan 9: Ten newborns were killed on Saturday in a massive fire at a hospital in Maharashtra, India’s richest state, a doctor said, as leading politicians expressed grief at the loss of life.

KALIKOT, Nov 29: Property worth Rs 7.6 million has been reduced to ashes when the fire engulfed a settlement at Ranchuli village of Tilgufa Rural Municipality-4 in Kalikot district on Saturday.

TAPLEJUNG, May 2: Seven houses in Taplejung district headquarters, Phungling, have been completely destroyed by a fire which broke out on Friday evening.

SEOUL, April 29: A fire at a construction site in South Korea killed at least 38 people and injured another 10 on Wednesday, fire authorities said.

Man charred to death

February 23, 2020 11:55 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: A senior citizen was burned to death after his house caught fire at Biruwa Rural Municipality-5 of Syangja district on Friday.

Understanding Vastu Shastra

February 14, 2020 09:26 am

Dr Basudev Krishna Shastri, an astrologer with 15 years of experience, and an expert in vastu shastra, says it is a principle through which people can live in harmony with nature. Following the principles of vastu shastra will lead you to live a peaceful and prosperous life by balancing the effects of the five key elements of this subject—which are earth, water, heat (or fire), air and space.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: A fire that broke out at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday evening was doused a while ago with the help of fire extinguishers.

Property worth 2 million gutted in fire

January 29, 2020 10:46 am

BAGLUNG, Jan 29: A fire broke out in the Ghumte cotton factory in Hatiya Bazaar of Galkot municipality-3, Baglung. Property worth 2 million rupees was gutted in the fire that reportedly took place as a result of a short circuit, police said.

BAITADI, Jan 22: An unidentified group has set ablaze the contact office of Dilashaini rural municipality in Baitadi. The administrative section of the contact office based in rural municipality-3, Pansera was set on fire at 3.00 am on Wednesday.

PRAGUE, Jan 19: A fire swept through a Czech asylum for the mentally ill on Sunday, killing eight male patients, officials said.

KAVREPALANCHOWK, Jan 15: An arson case has been registered against Raman Pariyar, Kavrepalanchowk district member and district chair of National Youth People's Volunteer associated with the Netra Bikram Chand-led Biplav group.

BATEMANS BAY, Australia/SYDNEY, Jan 3:  Authorities urged Australians on Friday to evacuate parts of the eastern states of Victoria and New South Wales to escape bushfires they fear are set to burn out of control this weekend.

BATEMANS BAY/MELBOURNE, Jan 2: Tens of thousands of holiday makers fled seaside towns on Australia’s east coast on Thursday ahead of advancing bushfires, as military ships and helicopters began rescuing thousands more trapped by the blazes.

SYDNEY, Jan 1: A third person was confirmed dead on Wednesday in devastating bushfires that engulfed Australia’s southeast coast this week and a fourth was missing and feared dead, as navy ships rushed to provide supplies and assist with evacuations.

DHADING, Jan 1: An unidentified group set Ncell tower on fire at Jurethum-5 in Thakre rural municipality on Wednesday morning.

ANTIAGO, DEC 25: A fire in a poor neighborhood of the coastal Chilean city of Valparaíso destroyed dozens of houses on Tuesday and firefighters struggled to control the blaze, authorities said.

PERTH, Dec 21: Australia’s most populous state was paralyzed by “catastrophic” fire conditions Saturday amid soaring temperatures, while one person died as wildfires ravaged the country’s southeast, officials said.

PERTH, Australia, DEC 20: Two volunteer firefighters died Thursday while battling wildfires ravaging Australia’s most populous state, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short his family holiday as authorities braced for temperatures to soar in New South Wales at the weekend.

Sankhuwasabha ward office set on fire

December 12, 2019 12:21 pm

SANKHUWASABHA, Dec 12: An unidentified group of people on Wednesday night set the ward office of Madi municipality-5 in the district on fire.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Last week’s massive fire at Victory Lounge on Durbarmarg destroyed property worth over Rs 60 million. The club located on the sixth floor of a private building caught fire after an electrical short-circuit. Was this a tragedy just waiting to happen? The incident exposes an egregious lack of resources and manpower for dealing with big fires that may break out in Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Massive fire broke out at Club Victory at Durbar Marg.

BHAKTAPUR, Sept 22: A fire broke out at the Manakamana Cotton Industry in Balkot of ward no. 2 in Surya Binayak municipality on Sunday morning. The fire reportedly began at around 5:00 am before workers arrived.

A battered copper rooster that used to sit atop the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral is to go on public display more than five months after the massive fire that almost burnt the iconic building to the ground.

A massive fire has broken out at singer Rajesh Payal Rai’s residence at Shantinagar around 3 pm on Monday.

The Amazon and You

September 16, 2019 00:37 am

NEW YORK – Nearly everyone has seen the dramatic images of the Amazon ablaze. Tens of thousands of fires—intentionally started or caused by logging, farming, mining, and other human activities—have broken out over the past year alone.

An Egyptian masseur plays with fire to relieve his clients’ muscle pain at his spa in the Nile Delta governorate of Gharbeya.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Sept 3: Divers have found a total of 25 bodies on Monday after a pre-dawn fire sank a scuba diving vessel off a Southern California island, leaving nine people unaccounted for as the search continued, media reported.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 2: A team of Area Police Office, Kohalpur have opened fire in Nepalgunj to take control of defendant of a robbery case.

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NEPALGUNJ, Aug 26: Massive fire broke out at District Police Office, Banke on Sunday morning at around 2:15 am due to electric short-circuit leaving some important documents.

PORT VELHO, Aug 24: Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil’s Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: A massive fire has broken out at Balaju Industrial Area on Thursday.

Banijya Bank's branch catches fire

August 19, 2019 11:50 am

CHITWAN, Aug 19: Fire engulfed a building of the Rastriya Banijya Bank based in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-10, Chaubiskothi this morning.

DHAKA, Aug 18: About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka, government officials said on Sunday.

Eight die in fire at hotel in Ukraine

August 17, 2019 18:41 pm

KIEV, Aug 17: Eight people died and 10 more were injured in a fire early on Saturday in a private hotel in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa, Ukraine’s emergencies service said.

ATHENS, Aug 13:  Hundreds of firefighters battled three wildfires in Greece, where two villages were being evacuated Tuesday as the largest blaze burned a thickly forested nature reserve on the island of Evia north of Athens.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: A fire has broken out at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital premises this evening.

ERIE, Aug 12:  A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said.

KAPILVASTU, August 11: An unidentified group set fire on government vehicle which was used by the chief of rural municipality in Kapilvastu last night at 10 pm.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Police have arrested two persons on the charge of threatening Govinda Bahadur Khadka, the chief of Likhu rural municipality in Ramechhap, to pay them Rs 20 million as a donation.

NEPALGUNJ, August 8: Loss amounting to Rs 15 million was incurred in a fire that broke out in two fancy shops at Nepalgunj sub-metropolis-2, Gharbari Tole.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: A massive fire that broke out at the head office of Subisu Cablenet Pvt Ltd on Wednesday caused disruption of internet service to over 5,000 internet users in the Kathmandu Valley.

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Ward office set ablaze

July 28, 2019 13:06 pm

DOTI, July 28: An unidentified group has set the office of ward no. 7 of Shikhar municipality in the district on fire last night.

JHAPA, July 27: The fire that erupted in the Hanuman Central in Birtamode, Jhapa at 7.00 this morning has incurred loss worth Rs 20 million, police said.

RAMECHHAP, July 25: As many as three houses were reduced to ashes as a massive fire broke out at Sangutar Bazar in Ramechaap district on Thursday morning.

MUMBAI, July 22:  A major fire broke out on Monday in a nine-storey government building in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, with several people feared trapped, fire officials said.

KYOTO, July 22:  Japanese officials groped on Monday for answers to why a blaze tore through an animation company, amid reports that smoke spread so fast a majority of victims who tried to flee through a rooftop door could not open it in time to escape.

TOKYO, July 18: Several people are feared dead after a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday and police are investigating a possible arson attack, authorities and local media reported.