explosions

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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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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30 dead as flames engulf firecracker factory (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and more than 45 injured Wednesday when an explosion tore through a fireworks factory in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, triggering ... Read more...

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Twin blasts kill 12 at Syria funeral


August 29th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Twin blasts during a funeral killed at least 12 people and injured 48 in a predominantly Christian suburb of Syrian capital Damascus, Syria's state TV ... Read more...

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Venezuela refinery blast: Toll rises to 26


August 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 26 (IANS) The toll in a powerful blast at a refinery in Venezuela has risen to 26, officials said. A 10-year-old child was among the dead.The blast that ... Read more...

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US military commander’s plane damaged in Afghan attack


August 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) Rockets fired by insurgents from outside a heavily fortified airfield in Afghanistan damaged the transport plane of Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the US ... Read more...

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Car bomb blast near UN hotel in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least three people were injured when a car bomb went off Wednesday near a hotel in Damascus used by the UN monitoring mission in ... Read more...

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Sack Maharashtra home minister: BJP


August 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday demanded the sacking of Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil for his alleged failure to maintain law and order ... Read more...

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Lord of the Rings park left covered in volcanic ash


August 9th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mount Tongariro, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mount Tongariro of New Zealand erupted on Monday night after being quiet for more than a century. The mountain which had been exhibiting seismic activity for ... Read more...

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Now, ID proof must to buy bicycles in Jaipur


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) Unwilling to take chances with bicycles after the recent explosions in Pune and the 2008 blasts in this Rajasthan capital, police have asked all bicycle shop ... Read more...

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Security beefed up at Hazare’s fast venue


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Security was Wednesday beefed up at the venue of Team Anna's fast at Jantar Mantar following four low-intensity explosions in Pune.While a bomb disposal ... Read more...

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Alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) An alert was sounded across Uttar Pradesh following four low-intensity explosions in Pune in Mahararashtra Wednesday, police said, as they stepped up security in major ... Read more...

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One hurt in low-intensity blasts in Pune (Third Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Pune/New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) On the day Sushilkumar Shinde assumed office as the union home minister, four low-intensity explosions hit Pune city in his home state Maharashtra, injuring one ... Read more...

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One hurt in low-intensity blasts in Pune (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 1 (IANS) One person was injured as four apparently-coordinated low-intensity explosions rocked a single street in Pune Wednesday evening, police said.One of the blasts took place at the ... Read more...

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18 train fire victims remain unidentified


July 31st, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Eighteen of the 32 people who died in the Tamil Nadu Express fire in Andhra Pradesh Monday are yet to be unidentified even as a forensic ... Read more...

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Syria denies facing ‘Civil War’


June 14th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria is not witnessing a "civil war" but a struggle to uproot the "plague of terrorism, abduction and payment of ransoms, aggressions and explosions", the ... Read more...

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55 killed, 126 injured in Iraq attacks (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 13 (IANS) At least 55 people were killed and 126 others wounded in a series of bomb and gunfire attacks in several Iraqi cities Wednesday, police said.The apparently ... Read more...

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47 killed in Iraq car bombings


June 13th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 13 (IANS) At least 47 people were killed and many others injured in Iraq after a series of car bombings rattled the capital city of Baghdad Wednesday morning, ... Read more...

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Defence ministry to relax century-old land laws


May 28th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Conceding to public demand, India's defence ministry has begun amending century-old laws of the British era to accommodate the needs of present times when civilian ... Read more...

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Over 400 militants waiting to enter valley: Army


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) The army apprehends an increase in infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control (LoC) during the coming month, said a senior official who warned that ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda behind Syrian blasts, says Russia


May 14th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow believes that terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda, carried out recent suicide bombings in Syria, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov Monday.At least 55 ... Read more...

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40 die in Damascus suicide bombings (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 10 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed and 170 wounded Thursday when two suicide bombers triggered massive blasts in the Syrian capital city.The deafening explosions took place ... Read more...

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Six hurt in 15 blasts across Pakistan province


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) At least six people were injured in 15 blasts across Pakistan's Sindh province Wednesday, a media report said.Four blasts targeted the ATM machines of National Bank ... Read more...

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Suicide blasts in Kabul after Obama visit


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Two suicide bombers struck near an American military base here, hours after US President Barack Obama left following a visit to the Afghan capital, officials ... Read more...

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Bombs hurled at Bangladesh Secretariat


April 29th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Unidentified attackers Sunday hurled two bombs at the Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka, one in front of the home ministry, but no one was injured in the ... 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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Blasts rock Kabul as security forces fight Taliban (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) A string of explosions rocked Kabul early Monday as security forces overnight battled Taliban militants who staged a wave of coordinated gun and rocket attacks, ... Read more...

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Russian embassy escaped Taliban attack in Afghanistan


April 16th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 16 (IANS) As Taliban launched a coordinated wave of assaults Sunday in Afghanistan by targetting embassies of the US and Germany, Russia clarified that its embassy had ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda claim to have killed 30 soldiers in Yemen


March 31st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Aden, March 31 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday claimed to have killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers and seized a military site after a deadly gunbattle with government troops, ... Read more...

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China develops coal mine early-warning system


March 29th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China has developed its first coal mine early-warning system that will enable getting advance warning about potential dangers in coal mines.According to the National Science and ... Read more...

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Doing sex scene with Stewart was scary: Pattinson


March 19th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he was "scared" when he had to film an intimate scene with girlfriend Kristen Stewart for "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part ... Read more...

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Kunal Khemu turns action hero for Mahadkar’s next


March 15th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Actor Kunal Khemu, who has pulled off serious as well as comedy roles, will now be seen in a hardcore action movie.After working with Kunal in ... Read more...

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‘10 terror strikes in India after 26/11′


March 14th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Ten terror attacks took place in India after the 26/11 Mumbai strike and 16 people allegedly involved in the strikes were arrested, Minister of State ... Read more...

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216 CRPF men killed by Maoists


March 14th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A total of 216 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and 305 injured in anti-Maoist operations from 2009 to March 5 this year, ... Read more...

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