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Crackers caused Tamil Nadu Express fire: Probe report (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Accidental igniting of crackers on board the Tamil Nadu Express caused the fire that claimed 32 lives and injured 28 people in July this year, ... Read more...

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Crackers caused Tamil Nadu Express fire: Probe report


September 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Accidental igniting of crackers on board the Tamil Nadu Express caused the fire that claimed 32 lives and injured 28 people in July this year, ... Read more...

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Two killed in fire-cracker stockpile blast


September 12th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Two women were killed here Wednesday when a fire-cracker stockpile in their house exploded. Over a dozen people in the house suffered serious burn injuries, Senior ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated with prayers for peace, feasting (Roundup)


August 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) With feasts, warm "Eid Mubarak" greetings, and prayers for peace Muslims across the country celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Monday, marking the end of the holy month of ... Read more...

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Area around Keoladeo National Park declared ’silent zone’


July 20th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has declared the area surrounding the Keoladeo National Park as a 'silent zone' to provide a serene habitat to the park's birds, officials ... Read more...

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Surjeet given rousing welcome in Punjab’s Phidde village


June 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Ferozepur (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Hundreds gathered in Phidde village of Punjab's Ferozepur district to give a rousing welcome to Surjeet Singh, who returned home after more than 30 years ... Read more...

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Major fire in Lucknow factory


May 29th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) A major fire broke out in a 'gutka' factory here Monday, destroying all the stock and raw material stored there, police said. Though the workers were ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief released from jail


May 21st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka was formally freed from prison Monday following a presidential pardon.Large crowds gathered outside the prison to greet Fonseka, who ... Read more...

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Leopard ‘evicted’ from Mumbai school after 20 hrs


April 22nd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) A leopard, which had sneaked into a private school two days ago was trapped and evicted early Sunday after a 20-hour operation by the forest department ... Read more...

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Punjab cracker unit blast leaves four dead (Lead, changing dateline)


April 13th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moga (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) A powerful blast in an illegal fire-cracker making unit in a residential area of this Punjab town Friday left four people dead and three others ... Read more...

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Three killed in fire cracker unit blast in Punjab


April 13th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) At least three people were killed and four others injured in a powerful blast in an illegal fire-cracker unit in Punjab's Moga town Friday, police said.When ... Read more...

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India erupts with joy as Sachin hits 100th ton (Roundup)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Fans of Sachin Tendulkar all around the country were euphoric in their celebrations as the maestro completed his much awaited 100th international century against ... Read more...

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Celebrations at BJP office in Goa


March 6th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Celebrations were on at the Bharatiya Janata Party's office here Tuesday as the party along with its alliance partner, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), won ... Read more...

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TMC accuses Goa CM’s men of burning poll material


February 17th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) A day after the Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused Chief Minister Digambar Kamat of being responsible for a $400 million-plus mining scam, a TMC candidate has accused ... Read more...

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Fire crackers help railways deal with fog


January 8th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) In these high-tech times, Indian Railways continues to rely on the age-old practice of bursting fire crackers on tracks to alert train drivers during dense ... Read more...

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Carols, crackers mark Christmas in Andhra


December 25th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Special prayers in churches at midnight, carols and the bursting of fire crackers marked Christmas celebrations in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and other parts ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa stays in jail, bail hearing Nov 8


November 4th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 4 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, arrested in two corruption cases, will complete three weeks in jail as his bail plea hearing was Friday adjourned ... Read more...

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Diwali quieter this year in Mumbai, says NGO study


October 28th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Mumbai experienced relatively quieter Diwali celebrations this year with increased use of light-based fireworks, according to a noise pollution study by a prominent NGO."A majority of ... Read more...

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One held for illegally stocking fire crackers


October 25th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) A 28-year-old Delhi trader was arrested for illegally stocking 2,150 kg of firecrackers, police said Monday, adding that firecrackers worth Rs.30 lakh were seized from ... Read more...

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Firecracker blast causes panic in Bangalore


September 9th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 9 (IANS) A loud explosion from a dustbin containing firecrackers late Friday caused panic in the Mavalli area in the southern suburbs of Bangalore, forcing the police to ... Read more...

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Nashik blast kills three, police rule out bomb


June 8th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik/Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 11 others were injured when a powerful explosion ripped through a housing building in Nashik Wednesday, police said. Several ... Read more...

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I still get flashbacks of Lahore attack: Jayawardene


May 24th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene said the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 still haunts him.In March 2009, the Sri ... Read more...

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Non-stop celebrations at Mamata’s house (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) People burst firecrackers and threw green gulal in the air outside Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's residence in celebration Friday as the party wrested power ... Read more...

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India Zindabad! rings across Dubai after cricket victory (With Image)


April 3rd, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 3 (IANS) The Indian tricolour was fluttering on the streets of this Gulf city and people were out shouting and partying after India's victory against Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Big B wishes Team India all the best for final


March 31st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has congratulated Team India on its winning the World Cup semifinal against Pakistan and wished them luck for Saturday's ... Read more...

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Indians tweet their hearts out


March 31st, 2011 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) While impromptu gigs and insane celebrations were scenes on the streets, the happiness of the twiterrati knew no bounds as they overwhelmed the virtual ... Read more...

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Lahore mourns as Pakistan lose semifinal to India


March 31st, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 30 (IANS) The fire-crackers that had been stacked up and the euphoria that was building came to naught as India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in the World ... Read more...

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Srinagar cautious, no big screens for Mohali match


March 30th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Ban on gathering of more than four people was in place in this summer capital city Wednesday, traffic ran thin, and educational institutions and government offices ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal with sweet dish and thanksgiving


January 15th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) The aroma of ghee and fried cashew wafted through homes in Tamil Nadu as people cooked the traditional Chakarai Pongal dish - made with rice, jaggery and milk ... Read more...

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Capital rage: This city has a history of gruesome crimes (With Airlines pilot crushes man in Delhi’s Khan Market)


January 11th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The timing could not have been more ironical. Just when a moving "No One Killed Jessica" was reminding everyone about the ruthless murder that took place in ... Read more...

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Two more killed as Assam-Meghalaya border tense


January 10th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 10 (IANS) Two more people were killed and 12 injured in fresh violence in riot-hit areas of Meghalaya-Assam border, officials said Monday. Several houses and trucks carrying supplies to the ... Read more...

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Delhi lunges to kill over trivia, show police records


January 6th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Denial of a cigarette or not being served a particular brand of wine may seem trivial things, but in the capital these have cost people their ... Read more...

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Filipino official shoots a photo of his killer


January 5th, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A murdered Filipino official on New Year’s Eve managed to capture a vital information on his camera- the image of his assassin.The police in the Philippines ... Read more...

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Sikh pilgrims’ tents in Pakistan catches fire; no casualties


November 20th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) At least 20 tents of Sikh pilgrims were burnt to ashes in Pakistan's Nankana Sahib city where they had gone to participate in the 542nd birth ... Read more...

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Man killed on Diwali night in row over crackers


November 6th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 6 (IANS) A man was killed in Orissa's Sambalpur district when he prevented some boys from bursting firecrackers on a city road Diwali night, police said Saturday.The man was killed ... Read more...

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