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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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Carnival at Baprola village as Sushil scripts history


August 12th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It was carnival atmosphere at Baprola village on the outskirts of Delhi as celebrations broke out after local wrestler Sushil Kumar Sunday got ... Read more...

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Six killed in Pakistan fireworks blast (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 10 injured Saturday when a building collapsed following an explosion at a fireworks workshop in Pakistan's Multan city, media ... Read more...

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Two killed, 15 injured in Pakistan building blast


August 4th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 15 injured when three buildings collapsed following an explosion in a fireworks workshop in Pakistan's Multan city Saturday, media ... Read more...

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Olympics: Stewart quietly confident despite setbacks


August 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/CMC) Olympic silver medallist runner Kerron Stewart has been nowhere close to her best for the last two years but the determined Jamaican says she will not let ... Read more...

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China-made fireworks to light up London Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Changsha, July 27 (IANS) Fireworks made in China will light up the sky during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics Friday night."All the fireworks to be set off at ... Read more...

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Mohamed Morsi wins Egyptian presidential election


June 25th, 2012 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 25 (IANS) Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party won the presidential election here Sunday.Head of Egypt's Higher Presidential Election Commission (HPEC) Farouq Sultan announced in the afternoon ... Read more...

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Bride jailed for over $315,000 fraud for marriage


June 20th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) A woman has been jailed for 20 months for stealing up to 200,000 pounds (over $314,500) from her bosses to help pay for her lavish wedding.Kirsty ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russia fined 120,000 euros for crowd trouble


June 14th, 2012 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's football authorities have been fined 120,000 euros (around $151,000) and given a suspended six-point deduction for crowd disturbances involving its fans at their opening ... 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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Sammy’s fireworks rattled Aussies, says Clarke


April 21st, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), April 21 (IANS/CMC) Australia captain Michael Clarke admitted he was slightly worried about losing the second Test against the West Indies, especially after the way his opposite ... Read more...

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First ever wedding held at North Pole


April 14th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian explorer Borge Ousland and his bride Helge became the first couple ever to get married at the North Pole.According to Russian expedition Barneo-2012, the ... Read more...

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Salman entertains with desi dance moves


April 4th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan entertained the Chennai audience with his desi moves on some of the popular dance numbers at the opening ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Honoured to play in India: Katy Perry


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Pop icon Katy Perry has landed in India for her show at the opening of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) -- ... Read more...

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Dutch police arrest terrorism suspect in Amsterdam


March 17th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by BNO News
AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands (BNO NEWS) -- Police in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam have arrested a man on suspicion of being involved in terrorism, prosecutors said on Friday. The arrest was made ... Read more...

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4 killed, 40 trapped as fire sweeps cracker factory


February 20th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Solapur (Maharashtra), Feb 20 (IANS) At least four women were burnt alive while another 40 were trapped as a fire broke out in a fire cracker factory in a village ... Read more...

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New Year fireworks foul Beijing’s air


January 24th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China's New Year fireworks not just left thousands of tonnes of scrap in capital Beijing but also pushed the city's air pollution to hazardous level. The ... Read more...

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Beijing residents told to go slow on fireworks


January 21st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) As the quality of Beijing's air continues to give rise to concerns, many NGOs are asking the public to refrain from shooting off fireworks during the ... Read more...

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Mass blackbird deaths in US on New Year’s eve


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mass death of blackbirds was registered in the US state of Arkansas for the second time on New Year's eve, CNN reported Tuesday.A year ... Read more...

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Jamaica celebrates its 50th independence anniversary


January 2nd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kingston, Jan 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jamaica is celebrating its 50th independence anniversary this year. They had previously been ruled by Britain and just half a century ago, they attained freedom. Needless to ... Read more...

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Italy bans New Year fireworks to protect pets


December 29th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Turin, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) Italy's major cities including Turin, Venice and Bari would ban the use of explosives during the New Year celebrations to protect pets as well as humans.Turin's ... Read more...

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16 kids hurt by fireworks in El Salvador


December 26th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Dec 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 16 children were injured by fireworks on Christmas eve in El Salvador, an official said.Nine of the children were hurt in San Salvador, ... Read more...

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Man injures self while warning in-laws


December 14th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) A man in China hurt himself badly after homemade bombs he was carrying to threaten the family of his missing wife detonated during a heated row.The ... Read more...

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Dynamo Dresden excluded from German Cup soccer


November 25th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 25 (IANS) Second division team Dynamo Dresden will be excluded from the 2012/2013 German Cup due to fan riots in a match against Borussia Dortmund in October, the ... Read more...

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Perry to auction elephant statue


November 25th, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry is auctioning an elephant sculpture she designed to raise money for charity.The "fireworks" singer has teamed up with artist Erin Lareau to ... Read more...

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25 minute firework display gone in 50 seconds


November 7th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Glasgow, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Patrons to a fireworks show have been offered another show after the promised 25-minute display ended in less than 1 minute. The organizers of the show has ... Read more...

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China prepares to curb fire incidents


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) China's Ministry of Public Security is launching a special drive to decrease fire risks, with a special focus on major holidays and festivals during the upcoming ... Read more...

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Hema, Asha to grace Madhya Pradesh state function


October 28th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 28 (IANS) Bollywood actor and Rajya Sabha Member Hema Malini and playback singer Asha Bhosle will Tuesday perform on the 56th foundation day of Madhya Pradesh here, the ... 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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Teen-aged couple plunges into canal in Britain


October 27th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A teenaged couple in Britain, who were in a relationship but belonged to different communties, died after falling into a canal Diwali night Wednesday. ... Read more...

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After England win, Dhoni says ‘Happy Diwali’ to countrymen


October 26th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) After mauling England by 95 runs in the fifth and last ODI of the series for a 5-0 whitewash, a beaming Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni Tuesday ... Read more...

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Eight die in as fireworks unit explodes


October 25th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Tuesday when a fireworks manufacturing unit exploded in Uttar Pradesh?s Maharajganj district, police said.The explosion in Rampura village "was so ... Read more...

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