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Rain, cloudburst killed 26 in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 26 people have died in heavy rains and cloudbursts in Himachal Pradesh triggered by the southwest monsoon, which reached the state July 5, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ghana spent $1.8 mn on late president’s funeral


August 28th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 28 (IANS) Ghana spent a total of 3.6 million Ghana cedis ($1.8 million) on the funeral of former president John Evans Atta Mills, who died late July and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Man held for human trafficking in Assam, 15 rescued (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With floods affecting almost all the districts of Assam, human traffickers are on the prowl to lure women and girls out of the state, police said.One ... Read more...

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Taliban praises Delhi, says it’s not anti-India


June 17th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Taliban has come out with a rare praise of India for reportedly standing up to the US over the Afghan situation, and promised ... Read more...

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140 buried in Siachen avalanche dead: Pakistan


May 29th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday declared dead the 140 people who remained buried in an avalanche since last month in the Siachen region.All those killed have been declared "martyrs" ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan dam develops cracks


February 21st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A committee will probe the cause behind cracks that have appeared in a dam in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region.Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Speaker Wazir Baig Monday constituted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Centre urged to help develop cyclone hit areas


January 10th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday urged the central government to declare the cyclone affected areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as "calamity hit ... Read more...

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Orissa seeks Rs.1,000 crore for flood relief


October 21st, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Pantaik Thursday sought Rs.1,000 crore from the central government for repair and restoration work in the regions affected by floods last month.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Governor insists on probe into Orissa flood cause


October 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) The debate over the cause of recent floods in Orissa has widened with Governor M.C. Bhandare insisting on a probe despite objections by the state authorities, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Four more die in Orissa floods, toll at 26


September 15th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 (IANS) Four people died in Orissa Thursday in flood-related incidents, taking to 26 the toll in the disaster that has affected more than two million people, an ... Read more...

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Death toll in Orissa flood rises to 22


September 15th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) The death toll from floods that have so far damaged 30,000 homes and affected more than two million people in over a week in Orissa rose ... Read more...

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Nine children die when canoe capsizes in Zambia


July 27th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by BNO News
MPONGWE, ZAMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- Nine young children were killed last week when a canoe capsized on the Kafue River in central Zambia, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.The accident happened on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

It’s music to everyone’s ears; Jodhpur RIFF starts Oct 12


July 26th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) The fourth Jodhpur RIFF, which combines traditional Rajasthani artists with contemporary India, will be held Oct 12-16 in the desert state. It will not only bring ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bengal to acquire land for building river embankments


June 4th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said land will be acquired under a special project for building embankments along rivers in Sunderbans areas devestated ... Read more...

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US-India nuke ties will maintain momentum inspite of Japan nuke crisis: Official


April 27th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by ANI
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US), Apr. 27 (ANI): A senior official of the Obama administration has said that while there will be a discussion in Washington and New Delhi on nuclear safety issues ... Read more...

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‘Golden Hawk’ to guard Chandigarh


April 20th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Taking a step forward in the modernisation of its police force, Chandigarh will have the "Golden Hawk", an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), to keep an eye ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ancient Japanese stone markings warned of tsunami


April 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An ancient Japanese stone warned inhabitants of a town to build their homes on higher grounds. The inhabitants followed the advice and that seemed to have saved ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Manmohan Singh speaks to Japanese PM, offers more help


March 24th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Prime Minster Manmohan Singh spoke to his Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan and reiterated India's offer of any assistance to the tsunami and quake hit ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh condoles loss of life and property in conversation with Japan PM


March 24th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan on Wednesday.During the conversation, Dr. Singh expressed his ... Read more...

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Japan ill equipped for post-quake health crisis


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.22 (ANI): Japan is unprepared and ill equipped to face the post earthquake-cum-tsunami health crisis, says medical journal The Lancet.According to the journal, rural parts of the earthquake-struck region are facing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Illegal mining will trigger crisis in Goa: NGO


March 21st, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Goa might have to face a "Japan-sized" calamity if rampant illegal mining in the state is not curbed, a spokesperson for the NGO Bharat Swabhiman Trust ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Japan earthquake, tsunami disaster could cost up to 235 million dollars: World Bank


March 21st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Singapore, Mar.21 (ANI): The World Bank has said in its latest East Asia and Pacific Economic Update report that the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, could result in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tsunami memories return to haunt Tamil Nadu coast


March 14th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) The television visuals of tsunami waves gobbling up homes, vehicles and even planes in Japan brought back the memories of shock and horror to the people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit journalist says tsunami affected Japanese town resembles atom bombed Hiroshima


March 14th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 14 (ANI): A British journalist has described the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit coastal town of Minami Sanriku as resembling the atom-bombed cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima at the end of the second ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hindus call for prayers for Japan quake-tsunami victims


March 13th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Mar 13 (ANI): Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called for prayers for the victims of Friday's devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ASEAN offers help to quake-hit Japan


March 12th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 12 (IANS) The ASEAN countries have expressed their readiness to help Japan recover from the devastating earthquake and deadly tsunami that struck its north-eastern parts Friday."ASEAN member ... Read more...

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Anurag Basu escapes Japan quake


March 12th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Bollywood director Anurag Basu had plans to visit Japan on the day the massive earthquake rocked that country. He escaped the calamity due to ... Read more...

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Japanese designers in India upset over quake in country


March 11th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Japanese designers who have flown down to Mumbai to showcase their collection at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) were Friday extremely upset after hearing the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Beach sirens could save lives, say marine scientists


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) If marine scientists from a top research body in the country have their way, the phrase 'beach siren' will probably no longer inspire the imagery of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hindus call for prayers for New Zealand quake victims


February 24th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 24 (ANI): Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called for prayers for the victims of Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand.Zed, who is President of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Flames Continue At Mont Belvieu’s Enterprise Products Petrochemical Plant


February 9th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) One more calamity occurred at Mont Belvieu's Enterprise Products petrochemical plant after a fire broke out due to a pipeline explosion on Tuesday. Panic seized ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Groupon’s Contentious Advertisement On Tibet At The Super Bowl Irks Innumerable Americans


February 7th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
February 7, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): The advertisement of Groupon on Tibet, which was displayed at the recent Super Bowl, has disturbed and enraged numberless Americans. The advertisement initially illustrates tranquil ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Picher Town Facing Demolition Owing To Lead Contamination


January 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Picher, the mining town of Oklahoma, once a habitat of 14000 residents has turned into a ghost town where only a handful of people are left ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mother Of 11-Month-Old Oliver Denning Warns Parents


January 10th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Amy Denning whose 11-month-old son Oliver Denning had a tragic death last year has warned parents to be extremely cautious about their kids. The 11-month-old baby ... Read more...

Posted in World |

11-year-old Kelly Zierdt’s Parents Refuse To Fork Out A Fine For Her Crime Of Inscribing On Soaked Cement


January 7th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by Pen Men At Work
An 11-year-old sixth-grader from New Jersey, Kelly Zierdt, is destined to emerge before a judge in the succeeding week. Her crime is that she had seemingly inscribed her name in damp cement ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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