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Fire at UAE building


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) A building in an industrial area in Al Ain city in the UAE caught fire Tuesday, but the blaze was put out in a short ... Read more...

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33 IPS officers shifted in UP, power chief also booted out


July 31st, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Bruised by attacks of opposition parties on the law and order situation in the state, Uttar Pradesh's Akhilesh Yadav government late Monday transferred 33 senior IPS ... Read more...

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40,000 Russian firefighters to lose jobs


July 10th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's emergencies ministry is planning to cut the number of firefighters by 20 percent - or about 40,000 people - by 2013, a ministry source ... Read more...

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Floods recede in northeast; thousands still in shelters


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Thousands of people are living in makeshift shelters in the flood-ravaged areas of western Meghalaya after over 15,000 households were submerged under flood water, officials said ... Read more...

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Floods render 75,000 homeless in Meghalaya


July 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Over 75,000 people became homeless in Meghalaya Sunday after flood swollen Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers submerged whole villages, an official said.The Jinjiram, one the major rivers ... Read more...

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26 killed in Mexico bus accident


June 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 25 (IANS) At least 26 people died in Mexico when their bus overturned and plunged into a deep ravine, authorities said.The bus fell into a 200-meter-deep ravine ... Read more...

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Three killed in Tripura cyclone


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning continue to create havoc in Tripura, killing three more people Wednesday, taking the death toll to 15, an official said here ... Read more...

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One killed, 175 injured as tornado hits Tripura


May 1st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 1 (IANS) A farmer was killed and 175 injured in Tripura when a tornado, accompanied by rain and hailstorm, hit the state, destroying more than 1,000 houses, uprooting ... Read more...

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Three killed in Tripura rainstorm


April 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 29 (IANS) At least three people, including a boy, have been killed in rainstorms ravaging parts of Tripura since Saturday, an official said here Sunday."A 76-year-old farmer in ... Read more...

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Sharjah skyscraper catches fire


April 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 28 (IANS/WAM) A 40-storey residential building in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday caught fire, but there were no casualties.Civil defence personnel managed to contain the ... Read more...

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Squalls, hailstorm kill seven in Tripura


April 10th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) At least seven people, including two children and an elderly man, were killed and over 30 injured as cyclonic storms accompanied by rains lashing several parts ... Read more...

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Storm kills three, damages many houses in Tripura


April 8th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 8 (IANS) At least three people, including a child and a government school teacher, were killed and two injured as a cyclonic storm accompanied by rains lashing several ... Read more...

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Flights hit as fire erupts at Bangladesh airport


March 1st, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Many flights were cancelled after a fire broke out Thursday at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Bangladesh's Chittagong city. There were, however, no casualties.Rajib Kanti ... Read more...

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Attempt to usurp Pakistani gurdwara foiled


February 26th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) An attempt to occupy an 18th century gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province has been foiled, a media report said Sunday.The police stepped in when a ... Read more...

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Flashfloods displace 25,000 in the Philippines


February 20th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 20 (IANS) Nearly 25,000 people in southern Philippines have been displaced by flashfloods triggered by heavy rains, the authorities said Monday.The Lambayong township of Sultan Kudarat province and ... Read more...

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IPS Rajiv is new CISF chief (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajiv, who goes by his first name, was Wednesday named the new chief of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) ... Read more...

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Rajiv appointed new CISF chief


January 18th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajiv was Wednesday appointed the new chief of paramilitary Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) that guards India's vital installations, including ... Read more...

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170 dead in typhoon in Philippines (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) At least 170 people have died and hundreds of others are missing after tropical storm Washin Saturday struck southern Philippines, officials said.The storm caused massive ... Read more...

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50 dead in storm, floods in Philippines


December 17th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) Over 50 people are feared dead in overnight floods triggered by the tropical storm Washin in southern Philippines, officials said Saturday.Asked about the number of fatalities, ... Read more...

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15 dead, 34 injured in Delhi fire


November 21st, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and more than 34 injured in a fire at a congregation of eunuchs at a community park in east ... Read more...

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1,000 huts gutted in Dhaka


November 17th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 17 (IANS) A massive fire gutted around 1,000 huts in a slum in Dhaka Thursday, an official said.The blaze destroyed two under-construction buildings adjacent to the tin-shed slum ... Read more...

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Ramachandran is Meghalaya police chief


September 27th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 27 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has named N. Ramachandran the new director general of police and Prem Singh as director general of civil defence and home guards.The official ... Read more...

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Floods render 1,500 people homeless in Meghalaya


August 17th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Over 1,500 people were rendered homeless in western parts of Meghalaya as some villages were submerged Wednesday under rising flood waters following incessant rains, officials said. ... Read more...

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Plane catches fire at Cairo airport


July 29th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 29 (IANS) The cockpit of a passenger plane caught fire Friday at the Cairo airport, state media reported.As passengers boarded the flight bound for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia ... Read more...

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25 killed as tropical storm hits Philippines


July 27th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 27 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed after tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the Philippines Wednesday, officials said.At least 31 people were reported missing after the storm landed ... Read more...

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Five killed as Russian plane makes emergency landing


July 11th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS) At least five people were killed when a Russian plane with 37 passsengers and crew onboard made an emergency landing on a river in Siberia Monday, ... Read more...

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Sangma allocates portfolios to ministers


June 8th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday reshuffled the portfolios of some of his ministers a day after the inducting three new ministers.Sangma has retained some ... Read more...

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Rajasthan top cop evading arrest, removed from post


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 2 (IANS) A senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, who is evading arrest in a fake gun battle case, was removed from his post by the Rajasthan government, ... Read more...

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Squalls affect power, transport in Mizoram, Tripura


May 26th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, May 26 (IANS) Seasonal cyclonic rainstorms have badly affected power supply and surface transport in the northeastern states of Mizoram and Tripura since Monday, officials said Thursday. Damage to ... Read more...

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Iran claims being hit by second cyber attack


April 26th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's civil defence chief has said the country has been hit by a second cyber attack in the past eight months, the Mehr news agency ... Read more...

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Miracle as 4-month-old baby in tsunami hit Japan is reunited with father


March 15th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): A four-month-old baby in tsunami hit Japan has miraculously survived after she was snatched from her parents' arms by deadly waves that had crashed into the family home.The ... Read more...

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France sends rescue teams to Japan


March 15th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 15 (IANS) France has sent rescue teams to Japan, where a magnitude-9 earthquake Friday caused massive destruction, the French foreign ministry has said.Two detachments of civil defence and ... Read more...

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New Zealand cancels Tsunami warning


March 12th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar. 12 (ANI): New Zealand's tsunami warning prompted by the Japanese quake-generated tsunami has been cancelled.A Civil Defence spokesman said that, according to scientific advice, no further tsunami threat existed for ... Read more...

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Japan tsunami waves reach New Zealand


March 12th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 12 (IANS) Waves from the Japanese quake-generated tsunami that lapped New Zealand Saturday peaked at about one metre, a media report said.According to the New Zealand Herald, civil ... Read more...

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All Christchurch quake-hit homes to be assessed


March 11th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Christchurch (New Zealand), Mar.11 (ANI): All 180,000 Christchurch houses will be assessed for damage over the next eight weeks in a speeded-up Earthquake Commission (EQC) process.The New Zealand Herald quoted Earthquake Recovery ... Read more...

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