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New devices warn of blackouts


September 7th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Two new devices are now available to monitor recurrent blackouts, which can cause death in 10 percent cases and injuries in 30 percent, a senior cardiologist ... Read more...

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Smart grids and meters can prevent blackouts, says expert


August 30th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) India needs smart grids that can prevent recurrences like the worst power blackout last month, a senior power expert said Thursday."We need efficient command and ... Read more...

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South Africans being urged to save electricity


August 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 6 (IANS) At a time when the country is faced with an increased pressure of electricity shortage, a massive public awareness drive has been launched in ... Read more...

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Andhra, south India safe from grid disturbances


July 31st, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Electricity authorities in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday said the state was safe and secure from grid disturbances in other parts of India.Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation (AP Transco) ... Read more...

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50 dead in China rains (Second Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) At least 50 people have died in China in rain-triggered floods and accidents, authorities said Monday.In Beijing, the toll from Saturday's rainstorms climbed to 37 as ... Read more...

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Beijing downpour toll rises to 37 (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's torrential rains here has climbed to 37 as more bodies were retrieved, authorities said. Among the victims, 25 drowned, six were killed ... Read more...

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Beijing downpours toll rises to 37


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) With the recovery of more bodies, the toll since Saturday's torrential rains has climbed to 37 in China, said the Beijing municipal government late Sunday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Storm knocks Washington powerless (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) A savage storm has knocked Washington, the capital of world's most powerful country, powerless with temperatures topping sizzling 40s, much like an Indian summer.Over 1.3 million ... Read more...

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35 injured, 64,500 affected in China quake (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) A 6.6-magnitude quake jolted China's Xinjiang Uygur region early Saturday, injuring at least 35 people and affecting over 64,500 others.The temblor also killed over 2,000 livestock ... Read more...

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24 injured in China quake (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) At least 24 people were injured and hundreds of cattle died in collapsed sheds as a 6.6-magnitude quake jolted China's Xinjiang Uygur region Saturday and toppled ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $1 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects totaling $1.09 billion to boost Pakistan's electricity supply and irrigation sectors.The first project will cost $840 million and will ... Read more...

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Solar flare to hit Earth


March 8th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A massive solar flare was expected to hit the Earth Thursday bringing with it the threat of power and GPS blackouts, a media report said.The burst ... Read more...

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IAEA team completes inspection of Kudankulam plant


February 21st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) A two-member International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team completed the annual inspection of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Tuesday, said a senior official of the ... Read more...

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Anti-piracy bills shelved by US Congress


January 21st, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Congress has indefinitely postponed debate on two disputed anti-piracy bills, two days after protest blackouts by hundreds of websites including online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.Senate ... Read more...

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Chief minister faces power cut in Telangana heat


September 24th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The striking employees of the electricity department in Telangana have threatened to cut power supply to the houses and offices of Chief Minister N. Kiran ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Canada is bracing up for Hurricane Maria


September 16th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ottawa, Sept 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Canada is bracing for the strike of Hurricane Maria on Friday. The country’s weather forecasters issued an alert on Friday. In the warning which was contained in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Death toll reaches 38 after Typhoon Talas hits Japan


September 5th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after powerful Typhoon Talas slammed western Japan during the weekend has increased to at least 38, officials said on Monday evening. Dozens more remain missing ... Read more...

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For some, benefits of drinking outweigh flip side


July 5th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Some people continue to drink heavily as they perceive positive effects like better conversational and joke-telling abilities, improved sex and more energy to stay up late ... Read more...

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One killed during fuel shortage protest in Yemen


May 9th, 2011 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 9 (IANS) At least one person was killed and three were wounded when police opened fire to break up a demonstration protesting fuel shortage in western Yemen, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Money, money… how moolah gets around in Tamil Nadu polls


April 12th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Colour coded tokens, Speed Post and even impromptu blackouts to facilitate distribution... officials in Tamil Nadu say they are surprised at the myriad ruses being used ... Read more...

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US nuke plants safer than those in Japan


March 14th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 14 (ANI): The US nuclear industry has said that it does not expect an emergency similar to what has taken place in earthquake-cum-tsunami-hit Japan.Even though 23 of the 104 ... Read more...

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Taking help of math to predict, prevent future extinctions


January 26th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers at the Northwestern University have developed a mathematical model that illustrates how human intervention may effectively aid species conservation efforts."Our study provides a theoretical basis for management ... Read more...

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Lara Stone’s wild past included boozing, fighting and a stint in rehab


October 29th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Lara Stone, hailed as one of the most in-demand models on the planet, has boasted about her wild past, which included boozing, fighting and stint in rehab.With her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brit boxer Khan to help Hatton fight drugs, drinks abuse


September 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan is ready to help his friend Ricky Hatton in his biggest fight against both drugs and drinks.Khan has been shocked to see Hatton ... Read more...

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Boxer Hatton denies having drug, alcohol problems


September 19th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 19 (ANI): Boxing legend Ricky Hatton has blamed depression, blackouts and his defeat for the downfall of his career, but denied having drug and alcohol related problems.In an emotional interview ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian billionaire may invest in Indian venture


September 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) An ethnic Indian, rated as the second richest Malaysian, may invest $250 million in a power production venture in India. T. Ananda Krishnan's Usaha Tegas Sdn aims ... Read more...

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30st Brit man cannot work in case he falls and crushes co-workers!


September 7th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 07 (ANI): A 30-stone British factory worker has given up working - in case he falls on his colleagues and crushes them.Tubby Barry Fowers had to climb on platforms ... Read more...

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Fearing harm to others, fat man laid off


September 7th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A man who weighs nearly 200 kg has been laid off by a British firm fearing he may fall off while working and crush co-workers. Barry Fowers, a diabetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brit teen warned by docs over his daily 15-hour Xbox habit


August 26th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): A British teenager has been warned by doctors that his daily 15 hours binge on video games could seriously damage his health.Doctors fear console addict Zach Richardson ... Read more...

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NASA Warns Solar Storms of 2012 Can Shut Down US for Months!


August 17th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Following up on a study which was done in 2009 by the National Academy of Sciences which predicts that a solar storm will be arriving in 2012 ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Solar Tsunami From The Sun Likely To Hit Earth?


August 4th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar August 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The web is abuzz with the reports of a solar storm that is earth bound. The solar tsunami is a result of the mass ejection that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment, Sci-Tech |

Power, water starved Bangalore looks to skies (Letter from Bangalore)


May 7th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, May 7 (IANS) Monsoon is still nearly five weeks away for Karnataka, and one prayer on the lips of its residents is that rains should be bountiful. People, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

At least 10 people injured following strong earthquake in southern Peru, northern Chile


May 6th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by BNO News
TACNA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southern Peru and northern Chile on Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people and causing blackouts and moderate damage, witnesses and radio reports say.The ... Read more...

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Strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits southern Peru, northern Chile


May 6th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by BNO News
TACNA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southern Peru and northern Chile on Wednesday, seismologists said, causing blackouts but no major damage, according to witnesses.The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was centered about ... Read more...

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Anti-drinking ads can spur greater alcohol use


February 26th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Advertising campaigns that use guilt or shame to warn against alcohol abuse can actually have the reverse effect, spurring increased drinking among target audiences, says research. Instead of the ... Read more...

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