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Two killed, 11 injured in lightning strike in Chhattisgarh


September 21st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Two people, including a girl student, were killed and 11 others injured in a lightning strike in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, around 125 km from here, police ... Read more...

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Three killed in lightning strike in Agra, Yamuna flooded


August 30th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) One family took the brunt of the heavy downpour here Thursday morning as three adults of the family were killed in a lightning strike and two ... Read more...

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Beijing downpour toll rises to 37 (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's torrential rains here has climbed to 37 as more bodies were retrieved, authorities said. Among the victims, 25 drowned, six were killed ... Read more...

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Fire destroys Richard Branson’s island house after lightning strike during Irene


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN JUAN (BNO NEWS) -- Twenty people escaped a fire sparked by lightning which broke out in Virgin tycoon Richard Branson's private island house in the Caribbean on early Monday, he said ... Read more...

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China to severely punish those responsible for train crash


July 28th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) China will severely punish those who are responsible for a train collision that left 39 passengers dead, Premier Wen Jiabao vowed Thursday."We will severely punish those ... Read more...

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China orders train safety review


July 27th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China has ordered a two-month train safety review in the wake of the recent high-speed train crash that killed 39 people, a media report said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Three killed by lightning in Jharkhand


May 27th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) Three youths were killed in a lightning strike in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district Thursday, police said.There was thunderstorm followed by heavy rainfall and the three took shelter ... Read more...

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Girl survives window lightning strike


May 13th, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wales, May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A ten-year-old girl was very fortunate when she survived a horrible lightning strike. Erin Moran was stuck by the thunder during a rainstorm on Monday.She was sitting ... Read more...

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Lightning strike kills three in Orissa


April 4th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bargarh, April 4 (IANS) Three people, including a minor, were killed and two sustained critical injuries in Orissa's Bargarh district Monday after a shed where they had taken shelter was ... Read more...

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Thousands of birds, fish die in US


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) Some 100,000 dead fish floated in a river in Arkansas in the US, while reports of 5,000 blackbirds mysteriously falling dead from the sky before New Year eve ... Read more...

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First X-ray images of lightning captured


December 25th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists say they have captured the first X-ray images of a lightning strike with the help of a, well, lightning-fast camera.The pictures suggest a lightning bolt carries ... Read more...

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24 injured in lightning strike at Jharkhand school


August 19th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 19 (IANS) Twenty-four children were injured when a lightning struck a school building in Jharkhand's Giridih district Thursday, police said. According to police, lightning struck the Lalchand High School situated under ... Read more...

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Five killed as lightning strikes Assam village


August 13th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) At least five people, including three of a family, were killed Friday when lightning struck them in a field in Assam, police said. A police spokesperson said the incident ... Read more...

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Storms Rip Through Chicago


June 19th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A series of storms ripped through Chicago on Friday evening. The winds which were close to 70mph caused considerable wind damage.The storm blew out the ... Read more...

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‘Touchdown Jesus’ near Monroe, Ohio on fire after lightning strike


June 15th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by BNO News
MONROE, OHIO (BNO NEWS) -- The famous 'Touchdown Jesus' statue in Ohio was engulfed in flames after a lightning strike on late Monday, police said on early Tuesday.The statue, officially called "King ... Read more...

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Lightning Kills Woman Before Boyfriend Could Propose For Marriage


June 10th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri North Carolina, June 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an unfortunate development in North Carolina a lady was killed by lightning strike just when his boyfriend was about to propose marriage to ... Read more...

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Tropical storm Agatha kills 46 in Central America


May 31st, 2010 - 4:01 am ICT by BNO News
GUATEMALA CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Floods and mudslides from tropical storm Agatha, the first of the 2010 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, continued on Sunday, killing at least 46 people in Guatemala and ... Read more...

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Two killed in lightning, 10,000 displaced in Assam floods


May 16th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) A newly-married couple was killed in a lightning strike while flash floods triggered by heavy rains displaced more than 10,000 people in 25 villages in Assam Sunday, officials ... Read more...

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A teacher after your heart, from Ruskin Bond (IANS Book Review, With Images)


March 17th, 2010 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
By Paloma Ganguly Book: "Mr. Oliver's Diary"; Author: Ruskin Bond; Published by Puffin; Price: Rs.150What, you wonder, can be new in the story of a not-yet-40, bald and a bit lonely teacher at ... Read more...

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MJ to be “subject” at A.R. Rahman’s music conservatory


November 14th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 14 (ANI): Entertainment icon Michael Jackson will be a subject at Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman's KM Music Conservatory, according to reports.Rahman himself will reportedly give the inaugural ... Read more...

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Mozart of Madras Rahman pays tribute to King of Pop


August 14th, 2009 - 10:18 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Oscar winner A.R. Rahman is reportedly developing an album in memory of entertainment icon Michael Jackson, which will include musicians from all over the world. According to reports, besides Rahman's original creations, ... Read more...

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Cricketer fighting for his life after getting struck by lightning in Brooklyn


July 27th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Brooklyn (New York, US), July 27 (ANI): A cricket player was battling for his life Sunday night after being struck by lightning while racing off the field to escape a sudden thunderstorm ... Read more...

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25 hurt as lightning strikes Austrian football field


July 15th, 2009 - 8:25 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 15 (DPA) A thunderbolt hurt 25 Austrian football players and spectators when it struck during a match Tuesday evening, the rescue service in the town of Leoben said. The local practice ... Read more...

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Lightning may have cooked ‘dinner’ for early life


July 14th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that early life in the form of microbes may have relied on lightning to cook their dinner.When lightning strikes sand or ... Read more...

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‘Jai Ho, MJ!’ says Rahman, Prabhu Deva numbed


June 27th, 2009 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) "Jai Ho, MJ!" said Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, for whom pop legend Michael Jackson symbolised limitless energy, perfection and vision, while the death of his "role model" ... Read more...

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UFO causes mountain fire in Australia


June 20th, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Australian authorities are unable to explain what caused a fire on a remote mountain range in central Queensland.Authorities were alerted a to a bright flash striking the mountain at around 6.30am local ... Read more...

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Lightning-struck girl saved by her iPod


June 19th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 19 (ANI): A teenage girl, who was sheltering from a storm beneath a tree, survived a devastating lightning strike after her iPod, which was round her neck, diverted the 300,000-volt ... Read more...

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‘UFO’ hits Queensland Mountain


June 19th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 19 (ANI): In the latest UFO riddle to grip Australia, a flaming object has been spotted crashing into a mountain in central Queensland.The spectacle was initially treated as a possible ... Read more...

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Six killed in West Bengal storm


May 3rd, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) A storm with wind speeds of 50 to 60 km per hour hit parts of northern and Gangetic West Bengal Sunday evening, causing six deaths. The storm, called ... Read more...

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Israel concerned over `SS-style’ advertisement campaign


March 23rd, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 23 (DPA) Israeli diplomats in China have raised concerns over a national business awards contest with a logo that looks similar to the Nazi SS insignia, a news report ... Read more...

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Trapped South African miners rescued (Lead)


January 19th, 2009 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 19 (DPA) The 167 miners trapped 2,200 metres underground after a lightning strike knocked out power to the mine were lifted to safety Sunday evening, local reports said.According to the ... Read more...

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167 miners trapped underground in South Africa


January 19th, 2009 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 19 (DPA) A lightning strike on an electric transformer knocked out power to a goldmine, leaving 167 miners trapped 2,200 metres underground Sunday, a spokesman for the mine said.The miners ... Read more...

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Thunderstorm leaves vacationing Obama family in dark for 10 hours


December 28th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Power was restored to much of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, after a thunderstorm led to a massive blackout that left about 800,000 residents and tourists including ... Read more...

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Lightning strike kills 5 in Jharkhand village


October 3rd, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 3 (IANS) Five people were killed and four others injured Friday evening when lightning struck a hut in which they had taken shelter in a Jharkhand village, the police ... Read more...

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U.S. physicist develops electrifying theory


August 17th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): A theory that may help build future superconducting alternating-current fault-current limiters for electricity transmission and distribution systems has been developed, thanks to the efforts of a physicist ... Read more...

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