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Sivakasi blast: NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu


September 7th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice the Tamil Nadu government and sought a report on the explosion in the Sivakasi fireworks factory that ... Read more...

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Six arrested for Sivakasi fire tragedy


September 6th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) Six people have been arrested for the blaze in a firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi town that killed 38 people, police said Thursday."Six people have ... Read more...

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36 die as firecracker factory catches fire (Fifth Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 36 people were killed and more than 75 injured when a powerful explosion Wednesday tore through one of the biggest fireworks factories in ... Read more...

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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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237 lives lost in cracker unit accidents in Sivakasi


September 5th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) During the last 12 years, a total of 237 lives have been lost due to accidents in 88 fireworks units located in Sivakasi. The government has ... Read more...

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30 dead as flames engulf firecracker factory (Third Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and more than 50 injured Wednesday when an explosion tore through a fireworks factory in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, triggering ... 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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Eid shopping reaches fever pitch in Kashmir


August 18th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, August 18 (IANS) Eid shopping Saturday reached fever pitch in Srinagar and other major towns of Jammu and Kashmir with people thronging markets in large numbers.In Srinagar, police had ... Read more...

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After dream medal, marriage on cards for Yogeshwar (Lead, Combining London/Chandigarh stories)


August 12th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London/Sonipat, Aug 12 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt said Sunday he had finally achieved his dream of winning an Olympic medal. His mother announced her son was now ... Read more...

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Celebrations at Yogeshwar’s home over medal


August 12th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) With wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt putting up a stunning performance to win a bronze medal in the London Olympics, celebrations broke out in his village in Haryana's ... Read more...

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Kolkata celebrates as Pranab becomes president


July 25th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) The city erupted with joy Wednesday as Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as the country's new president, the first Bengali to occupy the high office. ... Read more...

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14 shot dead as they saw Batman film in US theatre (Third Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 50 injured Friday in suburban Denver at a cinema hall screening the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight ... Read more...

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It sounded like firecrackers, says witness to US killing


July 20th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) When a gunman opened fire at a cinema hall in Denver, it sounded like firecrackers, said a witness who added that someone later yelled "they're shooting ... Read more...

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Pakistani child killed in firecracker blast


June 16th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy was killed in a Pakistani town by a firecracker explosion during a wedding ceremony, Daily Times reported.The accident occurred in Punjab province's Amjad ... Read more...

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Bengal celebrates Pranab’s candidature (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Mirati, June 15 (IANS) Having missed the bus 16 years ago when then chief minister Jyoti Basu could not become the prime minister following objections from his own party, ... Read more...

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Pranab’s village in Bengal celebrates his candidature


June 15th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 15 (IANS) Mirati, a sleepy village in West Bengal's Birbhum district, has suddenly woken up to festivities after its famous son, union Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Mubarak found guilty of role in protesters’ killings (Second Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 2 (IANS) A court in the Egyptian capital sentenced the country's former president Hosni Mubarak to life imprisonment Saturday after finding him guilty of being involved in protestors' ... Read more...

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12-year-old Bihar boy clears Class 12 after cracking IIT-JEE


May 29th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 29 (IANS) After cracking the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), Satyam Kumar, the 12-and-half-year-old boy from Bihar has now passed Class 12 with 85 ... Read more...

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12-year-old Bihar boy cracks IIT-JEE


May 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 19 (IANS) A 12-and-a-half-year-old boy from Bihar has cracked the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE).Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur village in Bhojpur district qualified ... Read more...

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After 15 months, Raja is out of jail (Roundup)


May 15th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) After 15 gruelling months, former telecom minister and DMK leader A. Raja walked out of Tihar Jail here Tuesday after getting bail in the 2G ... Read more...

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Confusion over release of Sukma collector (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) Hours after the fireworks and celebrations began Thursday, confusion persisted over the release of Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon. Meanwhile, the rebels have called mediapersons ... Read more...

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Fireworks as reports say Sukma collector released


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) Celebrations began at the Sukma district collector's residence Thursday afternoon as reports said that Alex Paul Menon had been released by the Maoists after 12 days ... Read more...

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Kerala readies for Thrissur Pooram festival


April 29th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur, April 29 (IANS) Kerala is all set to celebrate Thrissur Pooram this week, in a festival that will see majestic, caparisoned elephants passing through the town as well as ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls: BJP celebrates, Congress sombre (Sidelights)


April 17th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Firecrackers, drum beats and dancing, it was jubilation at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters here Tuesday as the party gained a clear majority ... Read more...

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Chinese held for mailing bomb to girlfriend


April 14th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) A man from Chinese metropolis Shanghai has been arrested for mailing a home-made bomb to his girlfriend after the couple broke up.The then-married suspect, surnamed He ... Read more...

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Two killed in Andhra fire mishap


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) At least two people were killed and nine others injured in a huge fire at a firecrackers manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district Monday, ... Read more...

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Knight Riders approach court for using loudspeakers


March 30th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) Days before cricket carnival Indian Premier League (IPL) is to start, city franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Friday moved the Calcutta High Court pleading for ... Read more...

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Victory celebrations in TRS camp


March 21st, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) camp Wednesday after its victory in the by-elections to seven assembly seats, six of them in ... Read more...

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Celebrations break out as India beat Pakistan


March 19th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) People came out on the streets and burst firecrackers to celebrate India's victory over arch rivals Pakistan in the fifth match of the Asia ... Read more...

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Upbeat mood in BJP office, gloom in Congress (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The mood in the offices of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress reflected the assembly election results Tuesday: upbeat in the former ... Read more...

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Poll results give BJP reason to celebrate


March 6th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a splash of saffron and festivities at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office here as the party managed to pull together a ... Read more...

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Firecrackers create tonnes of waste in Beijing


January 29th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) Bursting of firecrackers in Beijing during the recent Chinese lunar new year festival created over 180 tonnes of waste.Setting off firecrackers is believed to be dispel ... Read more...

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Kelly Clarkson upset over her missing dog


January 10th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kelly Clarkson broke down in tears after her dog went missing on New Year’s Eve. The singer says starting the year with her missing dog was ... Read more...

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Mom hands son over to cops fearing murder


January 7th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
San Juan (Puerto Rico), Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) A woman in Puerto Rico has handed over her teenaged son to police out of fear that he would be murdered.The woman named ... Read more...

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