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More men now seek counselling


September 12th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Breakdown of support systems and the "conflict of expectations" are leading to problems in relationships, with more men now approaching counselling centres for their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Homeless sleeping in bin crushed to death


September 7th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A homeless man in Britain had a horrific end after the wheelie bin he had fallen asleep in was emptied into a garbage lorry which crushed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Man kills wife and three children, then himself


September 6th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Pune, Sep 6 (IANS) Believing that he and his family were victims of black magic, a 30-year-old man here strangled to death his wife and daughter and then set his ... Read more...

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Bihar acts to clean the Ganges


August 9th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) In a bid to check pollution in the Ganges, the Bihar pollution control board has directed 21 urban local bodies to build sewage treatment plants along ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned after stink - literally (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned twice Thursday after members complained of a foul smell that they suspected could be a gas leak.Halfway through ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Garbage to be off Goa’s beaches by September


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Plastic, waste and other forms of garbage will be off Goa's beaches by September, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday."By September you won't see garbage on ... Read more...

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Five soldiers involved in Afghan Quran burning


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) US military investigators have concluded that five soldiers were involved in the burning of the holy Quran in Afghanistan last week, Xinhua reported.The soldiers removed the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dubai to carry out beach cleaning drive


February 10th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 9 (IANS/WAM) Dubai municipality authorities will hold a massive cleaning drive at Al Mamzar beach Friday in a bid to collect garbage from the beachside and sea along ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China’s Shaolin Temple risks losing rating


January 31st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese martial art kungfu, faces losing its top rating after it was found littered with garbage and the scene of traffic ... Read more...

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Protest in Mumbai over toddler’s murder


January 19th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Over 100 women from a slum in south Mumbai Thursday demonstrated outside two police stations after a three-and-half-year-old girl from the area was found murdered, police ... Read more...

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New York subway workers launch a website for the subway rat menace


January 10th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York subway workers have come up with a way to draw public attention to the rat menace that affects them. In an unprecedented move, the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Six children among seven killed in Afghanistan blast


January 6th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 6 (IANS) Seven people, including six children, were killed and four others injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province Friday, Xinhua quoted police as saying.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Delhi Police official shoots constable


December 21st, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Delhi Police Wednesday morning fired at and critically injured a head constable over a petty issue here, and is now ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Maldives’ rubbish island ‘overwhelmed with garbage’


December 8th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Thilafushi, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An artificial island in the Maldives which the country has reserved almost exclusively for the dumping of rubbish has been overwhelmed with garbage. The country has subsequently ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi government, DDA, MCD get contempt of court notice


November 24th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday issued contempt notices to the Delhi government, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for non-compliance ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dumping waste in open a criminal offence in Kerala


November 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Monday directed the state police to register criminal cases against all those who dump waste on the streets.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Martin publishing a book of his tweets


October 29th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Actor Steve Martin is all set to release a book based on a collection of his posts on microblogging site Twitter, to raise money for charity.Martin ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Day after Diwali, garbage up by 1,000 tonnes: MCD


October 27th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Torn gift wrappers, heaps of burnt out firecrackers, empty sweet boxes --- the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Thursday said the waste generated in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Preparations for 2012 Amarnath pilgrimage begin


October 16th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 16 (IANS) Preparations for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir next year started Sunday with Governor N.N. Vohra, who is the chairman of the shrine ... Read more...

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Rat Island to be renamed by new owner


October 3rd, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 71-year-old retired Port Authority worker says he is going to rename Rat Island after he purchased the 2-and-a-half acre property. The island previously belonged ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chandigarh’s garbage plant raises a stink


September 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Chandigarh's reputation is taking a smelly beating. A lot of stink is being raised - environmentally and politically - over the city's experiment with a solid ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Day after: Ramlila Maidan deserted, clean up on


August 29th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) After being the site of Anna Hazare's anti-graft campaign for the last 10 days, the Ramlila Maidan wore a deserted look Monday, even as ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Delhi mayor visits Hazare’s fast venue


August 21st, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi Sunday visited the Ramlila Ground here to oversee the arrangements being made by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi at Anna Hazare's ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hugo Chavez exercises after cancerous tumour surgery


July 31st, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 31 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, recovering after a surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, is now keen on doing exercises and constantly talks about the need for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US woman bobbitises husband


July 13th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) A woman in California allegedly drugged her husband, tied him to a bed and cut off his genitals before throwing them into the garbage, police said.Catherine ... Read more...

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Beijing cracks down on illegal cooking oil


July 13th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Authorities here have cracked down on restaurants using illegal cooking oil -- supposedly edible cooking oil produced from so-called gutter oil and swill-cooked oil."All restaurants must ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Amarnath pilgrimage resumes, 20,000 head for shrine (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) As the Amarnath pilgrimage resumed Monday after being halted for a day due to bad weather, around 20,000 pilgrims were allowed to move to the cave ... Read more...

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Mayor in Italy gets 10 kg trash


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 2 (IANS/AKI) An Italian politician sent 10 kg of garbage by mail to the mayor of Naples, protesting a new decree that allows the city to export its ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

ACC to help Goa dispose off plastic waste


June 11th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 10 (IANS) The Goa government has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with cement major ACC Limited to dispose off plastic, rubber, thermocol and other artificial waste generated ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nude body of girl found in sack


June 9th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A naked body of an unidentified teenaged girl was found stuffed in a sack in the national capital, police said Thursday.The body with several injury ... Read more...

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Abandoned suitcases trigger panic in Kathmandu


June 9th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 9 (IANS) Five years after a civil war ended in Nepal, terror still continues to stalk the uneasy republic, as the panic triggered by the discovery of two ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nirmal Gram: Bringing a cleanliness revolution to India’s villages


June 6th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 6 (IANS) It is not uncommon in rural India to find garbage strewn around or people relieving themselves in the open due to the absence of toilets. But ... Read more...

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Waste management project in major Punjab cities from October


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 3 (IANS) The first project for door-to-door collection of garbage and solid waste management in major Punjab cities and towns will start in October, a minister said here ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Super Sherpa’ hangs up Everest boots after 21st summit


May 27th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) The best-known Sherpa climber in the world after Tenzing Norgay Friday announced he was hanging up his Everest boots after having created an incredible record of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Blinded without eyeglasses woman knocks down pedestrian dad


May 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) A woman, who was driving without her eyeglasses on, knocked down a pedestrian walking on the roadside -- only to realise later that the person ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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