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13 killed as train hits auto-rickshaw in Odisha (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 13 people, mostly women, were killed and four critically injured when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw in Odisha's Sambalpur district Friday, police ... Read more...

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12 killed as train hits auto-rickshaw (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 12 women were killed and five critically injured when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw in Odisha's Sambalpur district Friday, police said.The incident ... Read more...

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Karnataka farmers to protest against agri-summit


December 1st, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 30 (IANS) Even as the Karnataka government braces to hold the global agri-business and food process summit in this tech hub Thursday, leading farmers' organisations in the state ... Read more...

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US report highlights trafficking in India


June 28th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) India is a source, destination and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labour and sexual trafficking, the US State Department has said.The ... Read more...

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Supreme Court bans endosulfan


May 13th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday banned the production, distribution and use of endosulfan because the pesticide has debilitating effects on humans and the environment.A three-judge bench ... Read more...

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Spain’s jobless ranks swell to 4.3 mn


April 5th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 5 (IANS/EFE) The number of Spanish citizens out of work rose by 34,406 last month to 4.3 million, the highest level in 15 years, the labour ministry said.The ... Read more...

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The bitter-sweet story of sugar (IANS Book Review)


March 10th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Sugar Changed The World - A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science"; Author: Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos; Publisher: Clarion Books; Pages: 166; Price: $20.Sugar was the oil ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha speaker pitches for land to tillers


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday said that the "revolutionary" target of land to the tillers should be pursued honestly to sustain the interests of farm labourers ... Read more...

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Brinda Karat expresses displeasure over GoM study on Bhopal verdict


June 14th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, June 14 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and Rajya Sabha member Brinda Karat on Monday expressed dissatisfaction with the Group of Ministers (GoM) probing the Bhopal gas tragedy ... Read more...

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Human rights group opposes trial of genetically modified corn


October 13th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 13 (IANS) Raising concerns over the open air trial of genetically modified corn in Jabalpur, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has asked the state government to stop it. ... Read more...

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India offers to spur green revolution in drought-hit Tanzania


September 15th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) With East Africa reeling under a severe drought, India offered all possible help and assistance in spurring a green revolution in Tanzania. Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo K. Pinda, ... Read more...

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Andhra appeals for spades, crowbars to tackle drought


August 16th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing the spectre of the worst drought in 50 years, Andhra Pradesh has appealed to philanthropists to donate spades and crowbars for labourers engaged under the National Rural ... Read more...

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Possible genetic links between environmental toxins and multiple myeloma identified


August 14th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): Researchers associated with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) have identified several changes in DNA sequences called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are linked with a risk of bone ... Read more...

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US reopens H-2B visa programme for foreign workers


August 7th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The US has resumed accepting applications for the H-2B foreign temporary worker visa after receiving far fewer petitions from US employers than anticipated.The congressionally mandated ... Read more...

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French farmers exposed to pesticides more prone to Parkinson’s disease


June 5th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that professional exposure of French farm workers to pesticides makes them prone to Parkinson's disease (PD).The researchers observed that the risk ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi slams Advani for releasing terrorists during Kandahar hijack episode


April 14th, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), Apr 14 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani for releasing three dreaded terrorists in Afghanistan during ... Read more...

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Iron Man-style robotic suit designed to give old farmers new-found strength


January 16th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 16 (ANI): A team of Japanese researchers says that it has designed an Iron Man-style robotic suit that can give even the most infirm farmer new-found strength. Project leader ... Read more...

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Pak Hindus rally to support Jamaatud Dawa


December 16th, 2008 - 11:34 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad(Pakistan), Dec. 16 (ANI): About 200 Pakistans Hindu women protested here today against restrictions on Jamaatud Dawa. Pakistan has a Hindu minority, many of whom are impoverished agricultural workers, but the women ... Read more...

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New US visa rules may hit temporary workers from India


August 16th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US immigration authorities have sought a number of rule changes for hiring temporary non-agricultural workers under the H-2B visa programme that may affect nationals from India. ... Read more...

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Harkishan Singh Surjeet - Obituary


August 1st, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , August 1 (ANI): It is ironic that Harkishan Singh Surjeet, who was instrumental in ensuring the Lefts support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, should pass away ... Read more...

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‘Sea of Poppies’ breaks many myths of migrant Indian labour (Book Review)


June 24th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
By Shubha Sing Book: "Sea of Poppies"; Author: Amitav Ghosh; Publisher: Penguin Viking; Price: Rs.599.00 The 1800s were a time of enormous social disruption and displacement in large parts of India. Poverty and ... Read more...

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