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Delhi radiation case: Court grants bail to five


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday granted bail to five accused in the 2010 radiation case here in which one person died and eight others were affected.Metropolitan ... Read more...

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Court summons six Delhi varsity dons in radiation case


February 27th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday issued summons to six people accused of involvement in the Mayapuri radiation case of 2010 and endangering lives. The court earlier ... Read more...

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Six professors charged in Mayapuri radiation case


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Delhi Police Friday filed a charge sheet against six Delhi University teachers in the Mayapuri radiation leak incident that killed one and affected eight last ... Read more...

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Match screening allowed, Lucknow fans throng theatres


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) Cricket fans here thronged theatres Saturday to watch the India-Sri Lanka final, elated that the authorities had given their nod now after having refused permission to ... Read more...

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Bacteria-killing paper for next-generation food packaging


February 20th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) Food could get a longer shelf life using "killer paper," a new packaging material made of anti-bacterial nanoparticles, scientists at Israel's Bar-Ilan University have reported.Aharon Gedanken and colleagues ... Read more...

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Fire breaks out at Kolkata’s famous Presidency University


October 29th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Oct. 29 (ANI): A major fire broke out early on Friday at the newly formed Presidency University, which is housed at the erstwhile Presidency College.Eleven fire tenders were rushed to ... Read more...

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Fire breaks out at Presidency University in Kolkata


October 29th, 2010 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) A major fire broke out early Friday at the newly formed Presidency University housed at the erstwhile Presidency College here which cradled the Bengal renaissance in the ... Read more...

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DU to seek lifting of radioactive substances ban


October 7th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) A team of Delhi University officials Thursday headed to Mumbai to meet the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) officials and request them to lift the ban on ... Read more...

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Workshops, manual…Delhi University looks anew at lab safety


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The radiation leak fiasco here that claimed one life was a "wake-up call" for Delhi University. Its chemistry department, which came under heavy fire for ... Read more...

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Compound that leaves its traces in smoker’s breath for 72 hours found


May 21st, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A team of Catalan researchers has discovered the presence of a compound called 2,5-dimethylfuran, which lingers in a smoker's breath for 3 days.This substance does not appear in ... Read more...

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Radiation levels down but not normal, says Greenpeace (Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Radiation levels have come down in the six hotspots of west Delhi's Mayapuri area but were still not normal, environmental NGO Greenpeace said Wednesday. It warned that ... Read more...

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Radiation levels down in Mayapuri, says Greenpeace


May 19th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Radiation levels have come down in the six hotspots of west Delhi's Mayapuri area but were still not normal, environmental NGO Greenpeace said Wednesday. A team of ... Read more...

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Greenpeace again to survey Mayapuri scrap market


May 18th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Environmental NGO Greenpeace said it will once again conduct a survey in Delhi's Mayapuri scrap yard Wednesday after its team found radiation levels in the area very ... Read more...

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Decontamination of New Delhi’s radioactive hotspots underway


May 17th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Experts have started the process of decontaminating radiation hotspots in New Delhi.Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) officials visited the ... Read more...

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Experts decontaminate Delhi’s radiation hotspots (Lead)


May 16th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A team of experts from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Sunday started the process of decontamination of radiation hotspots ... Read more...

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Experts visit radiation hotspots in Delhi’s Mayapuri


May 16th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A team of experts from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has visited Mayapuri here following reports that radiation exposure ... Read more...

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Radiation risk still remains in Delhi scrap market: Greenpeace


May 15th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Greenpeace has said there are still radiation-related risks to people at a scrap market in New Delhi where a person died last month after exposure to Cobalt-60 ... Read more...

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Radiation risk makes Mayapuri unsafe: Greenpeace (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Mayapuri area in West Delhi is "not a safe zone for human beings", environment organisation Greenpeace said Friday after its team visited the scrapyard where a person ... Read more...

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Army Hospital provides proper treatment to Cobalt-60 exposed patients


May 14th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): The Army Hospital (Research and Referral) would soon discharge the two patients exposed to radiation from nuclear scrap."The two patients have shown good recovery over the ... Read more...

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Mayapuri residents at high radiation risk: Greenpeace (Lead)


May 14th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) West Delhi's Mayapuri area is "not a safe zone for human beings", environment body Greenpeace said Friday after a visit to the scrapyard where a person died ... Read more...

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Greenpeace probe reveals radiation risk in Mayapuri


May 14th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) An investigation by environment body Greenpeace has revealed immediate radiation risk to people at a scrapyard in west Delhi's Mayapuri area where a person died after exposure ... Read more...

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Delhi to have central mechanism to dispose of scrap


May 10th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet Monday decided to engage a central government enterprise to dispose of scrap material in a systematic, fast and transparent manner. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said ... Read more...

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DU has violated radioactive waste rules: Centre


May 7th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Union Government on Friday said that Delhi University had violated rules by selling scrap containing radioactive material.Making a statement in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of ... Read more...

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No one found guilty of radiation exposure will be spared: Minister


May 7th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Friday said no person found guilty for the radiation exposure in the national capital that killed one person will be spared. "The Delhi Police will ... Read more...

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Nuclear negligence: Heads must roll (Comment)


May 6th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Narayanan Suresh With a population of nearly 1.2 billion, human life has never been a premium in India. Thousands die every year due to easily avoidable causes such as stampedes at temples, ... Read more...

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Delhi University teachers demand VC’s resignation


May 5th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A day after the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) demanded the resignation of the vice chancellor over the radiation leak fiasco, the university's teachers' association ... Read more...

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UGC forms panel for radioactive material usage rules


May 4th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) Tuesday formed a five-member committee to formulate guidelines for procurement, usage, storage and disposal of radioactive and hazardous material in the wake ... Read more...

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Lodge FIR against VC in radiation case, say DU students


May 4th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A police case should be lodged against Delhi University (DU) vice chancellor Deepak Pental for gross negligence and irresponsibility over the radiation leak fiasco, the Delhi University ... Read more...

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Delhi enforces rules for radioactive material disposal


May 3rd, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) After the radiation leak fiasco, in which person was killed and seven affected, the Delhi government Monday enforced rules for disposal of radioactive material as per the ... Read more...

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Nuclear specialists declare Delhi University safe


May 2nd, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Nuclear specialists have declared Delhi University safe after inspecting the radioactive material storage room.Experts from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) began their scrutiny of the ... Read more...

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Inexpensive metal catalyst for generating hydrogen from water discovered


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley, has discovered an inexpensive metal ... Read more...

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‘No radiation source found in Delhi University’ (Second Lead)


May 1st, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) An Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) team has not found any radiation source on the Delhi University campus, Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental said Saturday. "AERB officers are already ... Read more...

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‘No new radiation source found in Delhi University’ (Lead)


May 1st, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) No new radiation source has been found on the Delhi University campus by an Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) team, Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental said Saturday. "AERB officers ... Read more...

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Atomic energy board probing radiation leak


May 1st, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A team from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Saturday began investigations into the radiation leak in the capital that has killed one person and injured ... Read more...

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DUTA wants Vice Chancellor to resign over radiation scrap material


May 1st, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) demanded the resignation of Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental after it was let known that the laboratory of the varsity's Chemistry ... Read more...

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