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Grid failure for 300 million people across India


July 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Monday morning was not good for about 300 million people across India. Airports, railway stations, hospitals and metro stations were al thrown off balance because of ... Read more...

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16 pilgrims killed after truck falls into gorge in India


July 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
KASHMIR, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Sixteen Hindu worshipers were killed when their truck fell into a gorge in Kashmir, India late Thursday, according to reports. Another sixteen were injured.The truck was carrying ... Read more...

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Death toll from illicit alcohol in eastern India reaches 146


December 15th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
KOLKATA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of people consuming illegal liquor in India's eastern state of West Bengal rose to at least 146 on Thursday, a health ... Read more...

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Indian police arrest two alleged Pakistani spies


December 14th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Indian police arrested two Pakistani nationals earlier this month on suspicion of spying for the Pakistani intelligence services, local media reported on Wednesday.The two Pakistanis, one man ... Read more...

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Seven killed when building collapses in Old Delhi, India


September 28th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least seven people were killed when a three-story building collapsed in northern India on early Tuesday evening, officials said on Wednesday. More than two dozen ... Read more...

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Floods in eastern India kill at least 59, millions affected


September 27th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
BHUBANESWAR (BNO NEWS) -- At least 59 people have been killed as severe flooding continues in eastern India, where over two million people are estimated to have been affected by the flood ... Read more...

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Turkish Airways plane goes off runway in Mumbai during heavy rainfall


September 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 am ICT by BNO News
MUMBAI (BNO NEWS) -- An Airbus 340 belonging to Turkish Airlines skidded off the runway at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on early Friday morning, the airline said. Heavy rainfall is ... Read more...

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Protesters condemn arrest of youth in Indian-controlled Kashmir


August 31st, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by BNO News
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR (BNO NEWS) -- Families and relatives of more than 73 youth who were arrested during clashes on Saturday protested outside the police station in downtown Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir on ... Read more...

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Gulf Air passenger plane skids off runway in southwest India


August 29th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by BNO News
KOCHI (BNO NEWS) -- Several people were injured on early Monday morning when an Airbus 320 belonging to Gulf Air skidded off the runway at an airport in southwest India, the airline ... Read more...

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At least 41 killed in northern India road accident


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by BNO News
LUCKNOW, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 41 people were killed on Monday when a tractor-trolley carrying dozens of pilgrims overturned and plunged into a pond in northern India, officials said.The accident ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare accepts release from Tihar Jail


August 19th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Aug 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The New Delhi police have reportedly reached an agreement with Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare regarding his intended hunger strike. Police arrested Anna on Tuesday ahead ... Read more...

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Indian PM defends arrest of anti-graft activist


August 17th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday defended Delhi Police for its action against social activist Anna Hazare who was arrested by police to prevent him from ... Read more...

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Indian activist slams police restrictions on his anti-corruption fast


August 14th, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Indian activist Anna Hazare on Saturday slammed authorities for imposing restrictions on his planned fast against corruption, the Hindustan Times reported.Hazare wrote to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Bomb blast in northeastern India kills 5


August 1st, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by BNO News
IMPHAL, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Five people were killed on early Monday afternoon when a bomb exploded at a market in the northeastern region of India, police said.The blast occurred at around ... Read more...

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Three bomb blasts rock Mumbai, at least 8 killed


July 13th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by BNO News
MUMBAI (BNO NEWS) -- Three bomb blasts in rapid succession hit three crowded locations in India's financial capital of Mumbai on Wednesday evening, officials said, killing at least eight people and injuring ... Read more...

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India train accident death toll crosses 60


July 11th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Fatehpur, India, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rescuers are still trying to remove bodies from the wreckage of a derailed train. The Guardian reports that more than 60 bodies have been pulled out ... Read more...

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Plane crashes into homes near New Delhi, 10 killed


May 26th, 2011 - 3:58 am ICT by BNO News
FARIDABAD, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- An emergency medical plane carrying seven people crashed into a residential structure near the Indian capital on late Wednesday evening, local media reported.The accident happened at around ... Read more...

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Four killed when paramilitary helicopter crashes in western India


May 14th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Four people were killed when a paramilitary helicopter crashed in India's northwestern state of Rajasthan, the Hindustan Times reported on Saturday.A Chetak helicopter crashed in the hilly ... Read more...

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Air India reinstates 15 pilots after ‘illegal’ strike


May 13th, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- The state-owned Air India on Thursday reinstated the 15 pilots who were sacked or suspended for participating in the recently ended 'illegal' strike, Press Trust of ... Read more...

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Hindu Goddess image on swimsuit creates outrage


May 10th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, May 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Australian fashion designer came up with a swimsuit that has the portrait of Hindu goddess of prosperity and wealth, Lakshi. But this was not well ... Read more...

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25 injured after train derails in central India


May 10th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 25 passengers were injured on Monday when a train derailed in central India, Press Trust of India reported.The six coaches of the Mumbai-Pratapgarh Udyog Nagri ... Read more...

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Farmers clash with Indian police over new expressway


May 9th, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Angry farmers on Sunday went on a rampage in northern India as they continued protesting against the state's government's land policies, the Hindustan Times reported.Farmers pelted ... Read more...

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Indian state minister killed in helicopter crash


May 4th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Local search teams on Wednesday found the wreckage of an aircraft that went missing on Saturday morning confirming the death of the chief minister of India's ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 90 percent domestic flights on sixth day of pilots’ strike


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- The state-owned Air India on Monday cancelled 90 percent of its domestic flights as the pilots' 'illegal' strike entered its sixth day, the Hindu newspaper reported.The ... Read more...

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10 killed in factory fire in India


April 29th, 2011 - 5:21 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Ten people were killed after a fire broke out in a plastic factory in the Indian capital of New Delhi, the Hindustan Times reported Thursday.The blaze ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan agree to improve bilateral trade


April 29th, 2011 - 2:24 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- India and Pakistan agreed on Thursday to initiate steps to improve their bilateral trade that was hampered after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.Press Trust of India reported ... Read more...

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Four military personnel dead in helicopter crash in northeast India


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Four military personnel bodies on Friday were recovered after their helicopter crashed in northeast India, the Hindu newspaper reported.An Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of India's ... Read more...

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Report: Helicopter carrying 23 people crashes in northeast India


April 19th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by BNO News
TAWANG, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Pawan Hans helicopter carrying more than 20 people crashed in far northeastern India on Tuesday afternoon, local media reported.The accident happened at around 2 p.m. local ... Read more...

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India ‘regrets’ coalition airstrikes in Libya


March 20th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- India's Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday said it regrets the coalition airstrikes being carried out against Libyan targets, reportedly resulting in a number of casualties.A statement ... Read more...

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Indian security forces kill three militants in Kashmir


March 13th, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by BNO News
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR (BNO NEWS) -- Indian security forces on Saturday killed three militants in separate operations in Shopian and Sopore areas of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Press Trust of India reported.Officials said an encounter ... Read more...

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Thousands protest high food prices and corruption in India


February 23rd, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of people took to the streets of New Delhi on Wednesday to protest against rising food prices, rampant corruption and unemployment.Demonstrators, mostly trade unionists, marched through ... Read more...

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31 convicted in India Godhra train fire


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by BNO News
GUJARAT, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- A special court in the western Indian state of Gujarat on Tuesday convicted 31 people and acquitted 63 others in the 2002 Godhra train blaze that killed ... Read more...

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“India Is Nothing But A Banana Republic,” Rajesh Talwar Says


February 10th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "It is nothing but a banana republic," is all that Rajesh Talwar had to say after a special CBI court ordered that Aarushi Talwar's parents would ... Read more...

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Seven Indian youths fall to death from speeding trains


February 1st, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by BNO News
LUCKNOW, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least seven youths were killed and over 12 injured when they fell down from the roof of two speeding trains near the Indian city of Lucknow ... Read more...

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Sankranti 2010 Could Bring An End To Onion Woes For Indians


January 13th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Indian government is trying to cope with skyrocketing onion price affecting various parts of the country, the only solace being Makar Sankranti can put an ... Read more...

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