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Northeast floods render 75,000 homeless, relief stepped up (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong/New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Units of the Indian Army have stepped up relief efforts in the northeastern states after swollen rivers caused devastation in the region, leaving over 75,000 ... Read more...

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Andhra escapes cyclone fury (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The severe Cyclone Thane that crossed the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Friday morning did not have much impact on Andhra Pradesh, officials ... Read more...

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Team Anna launches ’say no to bribes’ campaign


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Members of Team Anna Friday began a campaign in government offices across the capital to motivate employees against accepting bribes."The first event in this series ... Read more...

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At least 26 die after drinking illicit alcohol in Kenya


September 15th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
NAIROBI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 26 people have died in several parts of Kenya this week after consuming illicit alcohol with extreme levels of methanol, local media reported on Wednesday.Radio Citizen ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Man held in Kenya for Briton’s murder


September 13th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) A man has been arrested in Kenya on suspicion of being involved in the murder of a British tourist and the kidnapping of his wife at ... Read more...

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Briton killed, wife kidnapped in Kenya


September 11th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 11 (IANS) Suspected Somali militiamen shot dead a British tourist and kidnapped his wife Saturday night in a beach resort in Kenya, authorities said Sunday.The incident took place ... Read more...

Posted in World |

25 killed, 55 injured in Pakistan bombings


September 7th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Twenty-five people were killed and 55 injured in Pakistan's Quetta city Wednesday when a bomb went off and then a suicide bomber blew himself up, Xinhua ... 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...

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Candle light vigil held for killed child worker


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) About a thousand people flocked to India Gate Friday evening to join in a candle light vigil in memory of 10-year-old Moin Khan, who was ... Read more...

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Haryana villagers evacuated after chlorine gas leak


January 29th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Hirapur (Haryana), Jan 29 (ANI): The Haryana administration on Saturday evacuated people from two villages after they detected a chlorine gas leak at a nearby factory.Residents of Hirapur village said the gas ... Read more...

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Six villages in Jharkhand get electricity for the first time


December 4th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar OjhaRangarh (Jharlhand), Dec.4 (ANI): Six villages in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district have been provided electricity for the first time.Under a government programme, villages like Kandher, Seor, Siduaar and Kachudaag got ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kenyan cop kills 10 in shooting rampage


November 7th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 7 (IANS) A police officer in Kenya killed 10 people, including two colleagues, in a shooting rampage after he failed to locate his girlfriend in town bars, Xinhua reported Sunday.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two ‘Save the Children’ aid workers kidnapped in Somalia


October 15th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two aid workers with 'Save the Children' in Somalia's central Adado region were kidnapped after Somali gunmen raided the building where they were staying in.Adado district commissioner ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Ayodhya Verdict: CCS to meet at PM’s residence, BJP leaders at Advani’s place


September 30th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Lucknow, Sep 30 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) will meet at Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's residence at 5 p.m. on Thursday to discuss issues concerning security in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Lucknow DM, DIG cautions against interpretation of Ayodhya Verdict


September 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Sep 30 (ANI): With barely an hour left for the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court to deliver its verdict in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, Lucknow District ... Read more...

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Delhi’s own Venice? It’s sewage and stinks


September 24th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) North Delhi could well be likened Friday to Italy's Venice where boats ply -- but for the disturbing fact that these parts of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Body of chess master Bobby Fischer exhumed in paternity row


July 6th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): The body of American chess champion Bobby Fischer has been exhumed in Iceland in a bid to clarify if he is the father of a nine-year-old girl from ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Governments views sought on easing curbs at Rama temple


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday sought the responses of the central and the Uttar Pradesh governments on a plea for easing restrictions on worship at Lord Rama's makeshift ... Read more...

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Malawi villagers refuse to make room for Madonna’s school


February 13th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 13 (ANI): Villagers in Malawi have refused to leave their land to make way for a school being built by pop star Madonna.The government of Malawi told some ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Madonna’s Malawi school displaces people


February 13th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna's planned school in Malawi has forced 200 villagers to move house. The singer has paid more than $115,000 to compensate the residents of Blantyre, Malawi, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Madonna’s new Malawi school drives villagers off their lands


February 8th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 8 (ANI): African villagers have claimed they are being forced to relocate to give way to a new school in Malawi funded by Madonna's Raising Malawi charity.As many as ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bangladesh ferry accident death toll rises to 71


November 30th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 30 (DPA) The toll from a ferry accident in Bangladesh's southern Bhola district rose to 71 Monday after rescuers retrieved more bodies trapped in the sunken vessel, officials said. "The rescuers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kaiga incident is not a nuclear leak: Prithviraj Chavan


November 29th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Shreeraj Gudi New Delhi / Karwar, Nov 29 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Prithviraj Singh Chavan said here on Sunday that the Kaiga incident is not a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

3,939 posters down, more to go in anti-defacement drive


September 15th, 2009 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Tuesday said it had removed 3,939 posters and that many more would go in its drive against defacement of the city's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NGOs, retired people to spread banking services in villages


September 5th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon engage agents to provide banking services in villages, says RBI deputy governor Usha Thorat. "To act on behalf of the banks ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Heavy rains take toll of 11 in Madhya Pradesh


July 23rd, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 23 (IANS) At least 11 people have died in the heavy rains lashing Madhya Pradesh for the third consecutive day Thursday, officials here said. Some roads have been blocked temporarily ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Lead o’kindly light to our villages


July 16th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Gwalior July 16 (ANI): India may be leading in all fields, to achieve the modern life, the malls in the mega cities, the huge towers, the multiplex cinema halls, but still a ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

10 of family die in Punjab accident


June 29th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) At least 10 members of a family, including the daughter of a non-resident Indian (NRI), were killed Monday when their private multi-utility vehicle fell into an irrigation canal ... Read more...

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Drought-hit farmers wish to commit suicide in Jharkhand


June 28th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar OjhaPalamu (Jharkhand), June 28 (ANI): Absence of rains has taken a toll of many lives, especially of peasants, whose livelihood depends on rains. A group of farmers in Jhakhand's ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Locals stage demonstration against hooch deaths


April 6th, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Scores of people here on Monday staged demonstration against the administration for not taking appropriate action against bootleggers who sell spurious liquour.The protesters raised slogans and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Agitated residents set West Delhi police booth on fire over hooch deaths


April 6th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): A group of people shouted slogans and set objects on fire outside a police booth in the Rajouri Garden area of West Delhi on Monday to express ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kannada artists, writers rally for Chaplin statue


March 20th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Over 100 theatre and film personalities held a demonstration here Friday to support Kannada filmmaker Hemanth Hegde's plans to erect a 62-foot statue of Charlie Chaplin for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Police foil civil organisations” protest against killing of three officials in Manipur


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Bishnupur (Manipur), Mar 3 (ANI): Police in Manipur''s Bishnupur district foiled a protest rally against the killing of three government officials. Activists of several civil social organisations like United Club''s Organisation of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Naushera residents living in abject poverty seek rehabilitation


February 21st, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Pradeep Sharma Naushera (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 21 (ANI): Migrants from Jammu and Kashmir''s Naushera region continue to spend their lives in makeshift tents even today. The continuous exchange of fire by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Senior Delhi Police official injured in accident


February 12th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) A senior Delhi Police officer was injured in a road accident in the capital, police said here Thursday. District Commissioner of Police (Central) Jaspal Singh suffered injuries ... Read more...

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