death and destruction

Which way will Pakistan tilt? (Comment)


September 20th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
The publication of satirical cartoons relating to the Prophet Muhammad by a French magazine (Charles Hebdo) adds to the anger and widespread protests already simmering across many countries and societies that ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa visits cyclone-hit Cuddalore


January 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday visited the cyclone devastated Cuddalore district and distributed relief materials among the affected people."We have activated the ... Read more...

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Heavy rains leave four dead in Thiruvananthapuram


December 31st, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 (IANS) Heavy rains and floods here Saturday have left four people dead and one missing in the aftermath of cyclone Thane which hit the Tamil Nadu coast ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Quake-hit Sikkim puts toll at 23, surveys horror


September 19th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 23 dead and 200 injured, cracks in 25 road bridges, mudslides, snapped road links... Sikkim Monday surveyed the horror of the powerful earthquake that ... Read more...

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We know the importance of peace, say Kashmiris


July 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) For once, it was not in the news. The Kashmir Valley was quiet Thursday but for people who have seen strife for so many years, the ... Read more...

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Terror revisits Mumbai, 21 killed in serial blasts


July 14th, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) A string of powerful bombs went off in three busy areas of India's financial hub during evening rush hour Wednesday, killing 21 people and injuring ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for global effort against terror


June 26th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for a collective global effort to tackle the threat of terrorism.Addressing a conference on "Global Fight Against Terrorism" ... Read more...

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Terrorism must be countered with jobs, education: Zardari


June 25th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday vowed not to let terrorism succeed, and said the way to defeat the menace was to provide jobs, education and ... Read more...

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Pakistani tied to failed Times Square bombing deported


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported a Pakistani man arrested during the investigation last year into the failed Times Square bombing after he pleaded ... Read more...

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New Zealand extends National State of Emergency over Christchurch quake


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 29 (ANI): New Zealand has extended its National State of Emergency, which it had declared after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake had hit Christchurch last month.Civil Defence Minister John ... Read more...

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New Zealand quake toll is 147


February 27th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Christchurch, Feb 27 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Sunday announced the launch of a fundraising event as the death toll in the devastating Christchurch earthquake rose to 147, the ... Read more...

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New Zealand quake toll rises to 145 (Second Lead)


February 26th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Christchurch, Feb 26 (IANS) The toll in a devastating quake in New Zealand's second largest city of Christchurch Saturday rose to 145 and officials feared the number may rise further."We expect ... Read more...

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123 dead, 200 missing in New Zealand quake (Lead)


February 26th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Christchurch, Feb 26 (IANS) The toll in a devastating earthquake in New Zealand's second largest city of Christchurch Saturday rose to 123 as rescuers worked feverishly to look for 200 people who ... Read more...

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Christchurch quake: National emergency declared as toll reaches 75


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 23 (ANI): The New Zealand government has declared a national state of emergency following yesterday's 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch that killed at least 75 people.The death toll ... Read more...

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Omar condoles death of two children in blast


February 14th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday expressed shock and grief at the death of two children in an explosion in Srinagar suburbs Sunday evening.Two teenaged siblings ... Read more...

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Guns and stones have given nothing to Kashmir: Minister


February 8th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, Feb 8 (IANS) Guns and stones have given nothing to the people of Kashmir Valley "except death and destruction", says senior political leader and Agriculture Minister Ghulaam Hassan ... Read more...

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HRCP concerned over ‘abduction of Hindus, extra-judicial killings’ in Balochistan


January 27th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Jan 27(ANI): The Balochistan chapter of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its deep concern over lawlessness, increasing incidents of abduction of Hindus, recovery of mutilated bodies and ... Read more...

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Man who bombed two US embassies in Africa gets life term (Lead)


January 26th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first former detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to be tried in the civilian court system, has been sentenced to life in prison for ... Read more...

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US denounces Varanasi terror attack


December 8th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Wednesday condemned the "deplorable and cowardly" bomb attack in Varanasi that left a girl child dead and over 20 people injured.Offering his ... Read more...

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US offers assistance to investigate Varanasi blast


December 8th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer on Wednesday offered his condolences to the victims of yesterday's bomb blast in Varanasi and said that United States ready ... Read more...

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Clairvoyance or hope? Youth predicts end to Kashmir sufferings


November 21st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) A sharp political mind, hopeful, clairvoyant...call him what you will. But a Kashmiri youth who had correctly predicted fresh turmoil in the valley from June now ... Read more...

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India-US to deepen counter-terror cooperation: Obama (Second Lead)


November 6th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday said he looked forward to deepening counter-terror cooperation with India and described Mumbai's landmark Taj hotel, ravaged by terrorists two years ago, ... Read more...

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Indian army chief ignoring internal problems: Pakistani paper


October 17th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's terming Pakistan and China as major threats "hides the real danger posed to his country by the on-going open revolts ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Floods won’t distract Pak from campaign against terror’: Gilani


October 12th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): The flood calamity will not distract the Pakistan government from pursuing its "campaign against terrorism and extremism", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has stated."I would like ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hope for peace returns among Kashmiris, but separatists dismissive


September 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 26 (IANS) Bashir Ahmad Bhat, a shopkeeper in uptown Srinagar, is hoping peace will return to Kashmir Valley with the central government announcing an eight-point initiative to restore normalcy, ... Read more...

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18-Year-Old Joseph Thomas Hansen Wanted To Be The Most Infamous Sociopath


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If some dream to become doctor then some dream to become sports man, but 18-year-old Sisseton High School student Joseph Thomas Hansen allegedly nurtured a dream ... Read more...

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JuD’s brazen use of relief camps to fulfil ‘jihad’ aims should make Pak Govt shiver: Editorial


August 27th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.27 (ANI): A top USAID official recently bumped into a flood relief camp in Sindh which was supposedly being run by the banned Jamaat-ud-Daawa's (JuD) new face called Falah-e-Insaniyat, which highlights ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak deluge to have lasting effect on battered country


August 17th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.17 (ANI): The devastating deluge in Pakistan has not only inundated acres of land and left millions homeless, but it has also added to the complexities facing the troubled country.With ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US envoy offers condolences to survivors of Leh floods disaster


August 11th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.11 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer today offered his heart felt condolences to all those who had lost their loved ones in the devastating floods in ... Read more...

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Asif wants to win second Test against England for Pak flood victims


August 5th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.5 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Asif has said that he wants to win the second Test match against England at Edgbaston starting Friday (tomorrow) for the victims of the devastating ... Read more...

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At the slanderer’s tomb, keep the footwear handy (Feature)


July 30th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Datvali (Uttar Pradesh), July 30 (IANS) Shoes and 'chappals' in hand, people stand barefoot in a queue waiting for hours for their turn to hit a 500-year-old tomb here. Believers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two killed in Indonesia quake (Lead)


June 16th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (DPA) At least two people were killed Wednesday when an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck the easternmost province of Papua, police said. The powerful quake triggered a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Feds to launch criminal inquiry into BP


June 2nd, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Obama administration has announced that it has started criminal investigations into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama administration has come ... Read more...

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Madagascar Bird Extinct


May 27th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sad news for nature lovers as another species joins the extinct list due to man's exploitation of nature. Alaotra grebe which is better known as the ... Read more...

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Kashmiri doctor who tops IAS exam wants to be role model


May 6th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) A Kashmiri doctor who has made history by topping the coveted Indian civil services exam Thursday pledged to be a role model for the young from ... Read more...

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