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Six arrested for Sivakasi fire tragedy


September 6th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) Six people have been arrested for the blaze in a firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi town that killed 38 people, police said Thursday."Six people have ... Read more...

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36 die as firecracker factory catches fire (Fifth Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 36 people were killed and more than 75 injured when a powerful explosion Wednesday tore through one of the biggest fireworks factories in ... Read more...

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33 die as firecracker factory catches fire (Fourth Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed when a powerful explosion Wednesday tore through one of the biggest fireworks factories in Tamil Nadu, triggering a major ... Read more...

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237 lives lost in cracker unit accidents in Sivakasi


September 5th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) During the last 12 years, a total of 237 lives have been lost due to accidents in 88 fireworks units located in Sivakasi. The government has ... Read more...

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30 dead as flames engulf firecracker factory (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and more than 50 injured Wednesday as flames engulfed a fireworks factory after an explosion in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, ... Read more...

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Olympics: Triple jumpers fail, Saina gets rousing reception (India Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) It was a luckless day for India at the Olympics with its two triple jumpers on show crashing out of the track and field competition here ... Read more...

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Raja’s release may dilute 2G case: Jayalalithaa


May 15th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said the 2G spectrum allotment scam case seemed to be getting diluted with the bail granted to former ... Read more...

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DMK workers celebrate Raja’s bail


May 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) DMK party workers in Perambalur Tuesday burst crackers and distributed sweets after party MP and former telecom minister A. Raja was granted bail in the 2G ... Read more...

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Six more killed in cracker shop blast in Uttar Pradesh


April 24th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Barely 24 hours after five people were killed in two explosions of stockpiled crackers at two places in Uttar Pradesh, six more people were killed Tuesday ... Read more...

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5 killed in Uttar Pradesh cracker blasts


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Five people, including three women and two children, were killed Monday in explosions of stockpiled crackers at two places in Uttar Pradesh, police said.Two women and ... Read more...

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Mumbai celebrates Tendulkar’s 100th ton


March 16th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Mumbaikars took to the streets to burst crackers and cheer after master blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored his elusive 100th international ton Friday in an Asia ... Read more...

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Agra celebrates for Sachin


March 16th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 16 (IANS) Youngsters burst crackers and distributed sweets in several parts of the Taj city Thursday as Sachin Tendulkar punctured the psychological barrier of the 100th century. ... Read more...

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Firecrackers create tonnes of waste in Beijing


January 29th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) Bursting of firecrackers in Beijing during the recent Chinese lunar new year festival created over 180 tonnes of waste.Setting off firecrackers is believed to be dispel ... Read more...

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Tribal families spend nights outside due to wild jumbos


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 3 (IANS) For the last week, about a dozen tribal families in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district have been spending their nights in the open despite the chilly weather after ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole plans alcohol free Christmas lunch


December 20th, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole is throwing an alcohol free Christmas party for her Girls Aloud bandmates.The 28-year-old has invited Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding at ... Read more...

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Early morning Diwali festivities in Tamil Nadu


October 26th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu woke up early on Diwali Wednesday with children bursting crackers and adults conducting pujas in their homes and temples.People had special sesame ... Read more...

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This Diwali, be wary of that anar and chakri


October 24th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) It's that time of the year when the sky dazzles with fireworks and houses are lit up. But with so many potential fire hazards on ... Read more...

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Firecrackers go green this Diwali


October 23rd, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Diwali promises to be truly a festival of lights this year with an increasing number of environmentally-conscious people in the metros, especially in the national ... Read more...

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Delhi’s firecracker shops get crackling


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Tucked away in the bylanes of the walled city, seasonal firecracker shops have suddenly sprung to life, with the number of Diwali shoppers swelling substantially ... Read more...

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Fire in Amritsar cracker shop


October 23rd, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 23 (IANS) One person was injured and goods worth millions of rupees were destroyed when an illegally run cracker shop caught fire in this Punjab city, an official ... Read more...

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For TV stars, Diwali means family time!


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Away from their busy, chock-a-block shooting schedules, small screen stars are looking forward to celebrating Diwali in the company of their family members and friends.Actors ... Read more...

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Fire on sets of TV show ‘Diya Aur Bati Hum’


October 14th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) A fire broke out on the sets of Star Plus-show "Diya Aur Bati Hum" while the cast and crew were shooting for a diwali sequence."The ... Read more...

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Babies have a sense of fairness, altruism


October 9th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) A sense of fairness and altruism is present in babies as young as 15 months; they can tell when a food item is being distributed equally ... Read more...

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Babies can sense your unfair play with them


October 8th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Children as young as 15-month-old possess the basic sense of what is fair, researchers have found.A study has found how the children noticed the difference ... Read more...

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Orissa erupts in joy, celebrate Anna’s victory


August 28th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in several parts of Orissa Sunday with people bursting crackers, breaking into impromptu jigs and distributing sweets to mark Anna Hazare breaking ... Read more...

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Anna supporters celebrate in Chhattisgarh


August 28th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 27 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in streets of Chhattisgarh capital Saturday after parliament adopted "a sense of house" that included an in-principle acceptance of three key demands ... Read more...

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Rs.5 lakh each for Karnal blast victims’ kin


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs.5 lakh to the families of each of the five people who were killed in a blast in ... Read more...

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Will follow Sonia’s decision on Telangana: Andhra Congress


June 11th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) The newly-appointed president of the Congress's Andhra Pradesh unit Botsa Satyanarayana Saturday said the party would abide by the decision of party chief Sonia ... Read more...

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Crackers burst, sweets shared as Yeddyuappa survives


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members late Sunday burst crackers and distributed sweets at several places in Karnataka to welcome the central government's rejection of Governor ... Read more...

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‘Crackers’ release pushed to June 10 after Osama’s death


May 18th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Animation film "Crackers", which was set for a May 20 release, will now hit the screens June 10. The release date was pushed ahead after ... Read more...

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Celebrations at Amma’s gate, silence at DMK office


May 13th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) The moods differed drastically here Friday at the residence of AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa and the official residence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK ... Read more...

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Confident of victory, AIADMK gears up for celebrations


May 11th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The banners are ready, and so are the sweets and crackers as the opposition AIADMK cadres -- confident of winning the Tamil Nadu assembly polls -- ... Read more...

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People across India celebrate Anna Hazare’s successful crusade for Lok Pal Bill


April 9th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kanpur/ Ludhiana / Nagpur, Apr 9(ANI): Thousands of supporters across India of social activist Anna Hazare's crusade for the institution of Lok Pal Bill came out into streets on Saturday to hail ... Read more...

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Gujarat cheers Anna Hazare’s triumph


April 9th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 9 (IANS) People burst crackers and distributed sweets in cities and towns across Gujarat Saturday as veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare ended his four-day long fast in Delhi.Vinod Pandya, ... Read more...

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Yuvraj gets grand welcome in Chandigarh


April 6th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) India's star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was accorded a grand welcome on his arrival here Wednesday evening.Hordes of fans and friends welcomed Yuvraj, who won Man of ... Read more...

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