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14 killed in Russian factory fire


September 12th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS) At least 14 bodies of Vietnamese migrants were found in a plant near Moscow Tuesday after it was engulfed in a fire, according to the Russian ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 participate in Moscow Day celebrations


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 500,000 people took part in the festive events in Moscow Sunday as the Russian capital went into the second day of its 2012 City ... Read more...

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Punjab orders discarded furniture’s removal from secretariat


August 24th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) The corridors of power in the Punjab civil secretariat would soon be decluttered.The Punjab government Friday issued orders to remove discarded furniture lying in the ... Read more...

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Small plane crash in Russia kills two


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS) Two people were killed in a small plane crash near Russian city of St. Petersburg, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said Wednesday.The light plane crashed at ... Read more...

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Mizoram to launch copter service in remote areas


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 2 (IANS) As an independence day gift, people of mountainous Mizoram will get helicopter services from Aug 14, officials said here Thursday.Wing Commander (retd) Lalzawma, officer-on-special duty (OSD) ... Read more...

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Ammo train explodes, sets off Siberia wildfire


July 26th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A series of explosions on a military train, carrying ammunition, triggered a wildfire in central Siberia Wednesday.The incident occurred when a train car carrying scrapped ... Read more...

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Mizoram to introduce helicopter service in remote areas


July 15th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 15 (IANS) Mizoram will soon introduce helicopter services to remote areas to supervise developmental works, provide connectivity to people in emergency situations and carry dignitaries, an official said ... Read more...

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Cleaning staff allegedly stitches wounds in Bengal hospital


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a sanitation staff of Kolkata's government-run SSKM Hospital allegedly stitched the wounds of a patient Thursday. Authorities at the super-specialty hospital said ... Read more...

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Putin orders probe into improper flood warning


July 10th, 2012 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a thorough probe into the flood warning mechanism which allegedly could not alert all residents ahead of the devastating ... Read more...

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Russian flood toll rises to 144


July 9th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS) The toll in the devastating floods in southern Russia reached 144 Sunday, as the country continued to grapple with one of its worst floods in decades.In ... Read more...

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12 bodies brought out of crashed Sukhoi


May 11th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Twelve bodies were brought out Friday by rescuers from the crash site where a Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner went down in Indonesia Wednesday, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Wildfires ravage Russian villages


April 21st, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One person was killed and over 86 square km of land, that included at least 75 houses, were destroyed due to a wildfire in Russia's ... Read more...

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UTair passenger plane crashes in Siberia, killing 31


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by BNO News
TYUMEN, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger plane operated by UTair Aviation crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in Siberia on early Monday morning, killing at least 31 of the people ... Read more...

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Russia warming at alarming pace


January 17th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Temperatures in Russia in the past century rose at twice the rate of warming in the rest of the world, the emergencies ministry said."Despite ongoing ... Read more...

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China to train 35,000 medical staff for disaster situations


November 18th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China has plans to prepare thousands of medical staff who could be helpful in emergency situations caused by disasters.According to health authorities, over 35,000 emergency response ... Read more...

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Crew members found alive aboard missing Russian ship


November 17th, 2011 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) All 11 crew members aboard a Russian ship that went missing in the White Sea were found alive and rescued, Xinhua reported.On Tuesday, the Emergency Situations ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Russia fire


November 13th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 13 (IANS) At least seven people were killed Sunday in a fire in northern Russia, the government said.The fire broke out Saturday night at a construction site in ... Read more...

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Stampede in Haridwar kills 20, injures 40


November 9th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Nov 8 (IANS) Scenes of piety and devotion quickly turned to devastation Tuesday as at least 20 people were killed in a stampede that occurred when massive ... Read more...

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Russia to build up Northern Sea naval presence


November 8th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS) Russia would increase its submarine task force along its Northern Sea Route, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.Speaking at a national transport industry conference in Russian's ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks global help to cope with disasters


October 8th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the international community, particularly the nations having advanced technology and expertise for disaster management, to help it in capacity building to handle eventualities ... Read more...

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Now, ropeway for pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 23 (IANS) The shrine board of Vaishno Devi, one of the most revered Hindu temples situated in Jammu and Kashmir, Friday approved a ropeway project connecting base camp ... Read more...

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40 dead in South Korea landslides


July 28th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 40 people were killed due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in South Korea, Yonhap news agency said Thursday.Multiple landslides across ... Read more...

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Strong quake in central Asia kills 13, injures dozens


July 20th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK (BNO NEWS) -- At least 13 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a strong earthquake struck the southwest Kyrgyzstan and eastern Uzbekistan border area on early Wednesday morning, ... Read more...

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No casualties after strong earthquake jolts Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan border area


July 20th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK (BNO NEWS) -- Some damage but there were no reports of casualties after a strong earthquake struck the southwestern Kyrgyzstan and eastern Uzbekistan border area on early Wednesday morning, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Toll in Russian ship wreck rises to 83


July 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS) The toll in the ship wreck in Russia's Volga river has risen to 83, the government said Tuesday.An emergency situations ministry spokesman said that till 1200 ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute links up with Kiwi IT firm


June 27th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center (RGCI) has signed an agreement with New Zealand's international healthcare IT provider Medtech Global for digitisation and ... Read more...

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55 injured in Russia blast


June 26th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 55 people were injured when a gas cylinder exploded during a wedding in Russia, an official said.The incident took place in the southern ... Read more...

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Chopper crashes in Russia, pilot killed


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS) A helicopter pilot was killed when his aircraft crashed in southern Russia, the emergency situations ministry said.No other people were killed or injured in the Mi-2 ... Read more...

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RusLine passenger plane crashes in northwest Russia, 44 killed


June 21st, 2011 - 7:44 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- A RusLine passenger plane carrying more than 50 people crashed near a city in northwest Russia on late Monday evening, officials said, killing everyone on board except eight ... Read more...

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Passenger plane crashes in northwest Russia, some killed


June 21st, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger plane carrying nearly 50 people crashed near a city in northwest Russia on late Monday evening, officials said, killing an unknown number of people.The Tupolev Tu-134 ... Read more...

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Russia to evacuate people from Yemen


June 10th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia would send two planes to Yemen to evacuate its nationals willing to leave the country, which is on the brink of a civil war, ... Read more...

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Beijing Police may use drones during emergencies


May 13th, 2011 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Beijing Police plan to purchase drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor emergency situations such as traffic accidents, a top official has said.The unmanned aircraft ... Read more...

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Land act misused to favour realtors, say Greater Noida farmers


May 12th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, May 12 (IANS) At the heart of the snowballing controversy over land acquisition in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh lies the gross misuse of legal provisions to favour real ... Read more...

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Indian embassy in Oman to take up labour harassment issues with ministry


May 1st, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Muscat, May 1 (ANI): Indian embassy in Oman is ready to take up all the cases of harassment of the Indian expatriate labour force with the country's Manpower Ministry.While addressing ... Read more...

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NYC cab drivers all set to wear bulletproof vests


April 20th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, April 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some taxi drivers in New York City were on Tuesday given bulletproof vests. The vests are meant to protect the cab drivers who are often ... Read more...

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