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‘Grinning’ Chinese official sacked (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) An official who was photographed smiling at the scene of a fatal bus crash that occurred in northwest China's Shaanxi Province late last month has been ... Read more...

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47 killed in two China expressway collisions


August 26th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Yan'an/Chengdu (China), Aug 26 (IANS) Forty-seven people were killed and four were injured in two separate expressway collisions in China on Sunday.The first accident occurred around 2.18 a.m. in ... Read more...

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28 killed in China road accident


August 26th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed early Sunday in a collision between a bus and a methanol-loaded tanker in northwest China's Shaanxi province, police said.The ... Read more...

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24 die after drinking hooch in Honduras


July 11th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 11 (IANS) Twentyfour people have died over the past two weeks in Honduras after drinking illicit liquor, said health authorities.The head of epidemicological security for the Health Secretariat, ... Read more...

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Four die in Andhra after consuming moonshine


May 11th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Four people died Friday after consuming moonshine in Vijayawada town of Andhra Pradesh, police said.According to police, two others are stated to be in critical conditions. ... Read more...

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Driver booked after sand, not chemicals reach Germany


February 5th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 5 (IANS) A driver of a transport company in Punjab's Derabassi industrial town was booked for fraud after some chemical boxes shipped to Germany from India last month ... Read more...

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Ship with 21 Indian crewmen aboard released


January 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Somali pirates have released a Marshal Island-flagged cargo vessel, with 21 Indian crewmen aboard, after five months, Indian maritime officials said here Saturday. All the crewmen ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago keen to host mini Indian diaspora meet


January 8th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar Sunday invited Indian investments in her country, assuring all possible help and said the Caribbean nation was keen ... Read more...

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Death toll from illicit alcohol in eastern India reaches 146


December 15th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
KOLKATA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of people consuming illegal liquor in India's eastern state of West Bengal rose to at least 146 on Thursday, a health ... Read more...

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Indian toxic alcohol kills more than 100


December 15th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kolkatta, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least 131 people have been confirmed dead in India after they consumed a toxic alcohol. The police have arrested four people in connection with the incident ... Read more...

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At least 60 die after drinking illicit alcohol in eastern India


December 15th, 2011 - 3:25 am ICT by BNO News
KOLKATA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- More than 60 people have died after consuming illegal liquor in India's eastern state of West Bengal, police said on Wednesday. Dozens more are seriously ill. The victims ... Read more...

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Illicit liquor kills four in Uttar Pradesh


October 27th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 27 (IANS) Three women and a man died while three other people were hospitalised after they consumed illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district, police said Thursday.A ... Read more...

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‘Smart window’ darkens in summer, clears in winter


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) A new "smart" window can automatically darken to save air conditioning costs on hot days and return to crystal clarity to capture the sun's heat in ... Read more...

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At least 26 die after drinking illicit alcohol in Kenya


September 15th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
NAIROBI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 26 people have died in several parts of Kenya this week after consuming illicit alcohol with extreme levels of methanol, local media reported on Wednesday.Radio Citizen ... Read more...

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Ecuador toxic alcohol toll climbs to 50


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) The toll from drinking toxic liquor in Ecuador has risen to 50 following the death of two more people, the health ministry said.The ministry also said ... Read more...

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Adulterated liquor kills 29 in Ecuador


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Quito, July 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of people who died in Ecuador after consuming adulterated liquor has climbed to 29, the public health ministry said.A total of 177 people have ... Read more...

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Poisonous shrub Jatropha acts as natural pain killer


July 12th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 12 (IANS) An extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas acts as a strong painkiller and may function in a different way than morphine and other pharmaceuticals.Jatropha ... Read more...

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Kerala hooch death toll rises to 19


September 7th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Malappuram (Kerala), Sep 7 (ANI): The death toll in the twin hooch tragedy in Kerala's Malappuram district has risen to 19.The death toll is likely to go up as more people ... Read more...

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Canola Oil Production Eyed By Penn State Researchers


September 4th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Penn State is looking forward to use canola seed for making edible oil and bio diesel in the near future. A year old research is being ... Read more...

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Urine-powered fuel cells to offer pee power to people


August 27th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): This could literally be called pee power to the people-researchers have figured out a way to make the world's first urine-powered fuel cells.Chemistry postdocs Shanwen Tao and Rong ... Read more...

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Ludhiana manufacturer claims to develop spy planes


May 10th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, May 10 (ANI): The Bhogal Hobby Tech Private Limited in Punjab's Ludhiana city claims to have manufactured spy planes after being approached by the army.According to them, the UAV aircraft, ... Read more...

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Five killed after consuming illicit liquor


February 17th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 16 others fell ill Wednesday after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district, officials said. "Those ... Read more...

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16 killed after consuming moonshine in Indonesia


February 14th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Feb 14 (DPA) At least 16 people have died after drinking alcohol laced with methanol in the past week in Indonesia's Central Java city of Yogyakarta, media reports said Sunday. Yogyakarta police ... Read more...

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Scientists aim to make “artificial leaf” that mimics photosynthesis


November 6th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): Scientists are making progress toward development of an "artificial leaf" that mimics the process of photosynthesis, and converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol ... Read more...

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Scientists come one step closer to turning methane gas into liquid fuel


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill have taken an important step in converting methane gas to a ... Read more...

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Police crack down on Gujarat small chemical units


August 30th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A day after three people died here after consuming methyl solvent mistaking it for locally-brewed liquor, police have started a drive against small industrial units manufacturing such chemicals, ... Read more...

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‘Artificial leaf’ that may help generate clean power on the anvil


August 12th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London are trying to imitate the process of photosynthesis by making an 'artificial leaf' to produce clean power.Photosynthesis, the process where plants use sunlight ... Read more...

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Alcohol may soon power artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs


July 11th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Instead of batteries, artificial muscles driving robots or prosthetic limbs might soon be powered by a kind of alcohol that can make people blind, say researchers."You can imagine ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new process for obtaining alkanes from bio-oil


May 13th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, May 13 (ANI): A team of German and Chinese scientists has developed a new catalytic process to convert components of bio-oil directly into alkanes and methanol.According to a report in ... Read more...

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New method converts CO2 into methanol under very mild conditions


April 21st, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, April 21 (ANI): Scientists have developed a novel reaction scheme by which CO2 can be efficiently converted into methanol under very mild conditions.The technique was developed by researchers working with Yugen ... Read more...

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Researchers convert carbon into green energy


April 20th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 20 (IANS) Scientists here have succeeded in converting a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide into a green energy source. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) researchers said they used organocatalysts ... Read more...

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Scientists transform CO2 into clean-burning biofuel


April 17th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Scientists at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have become the first to transform the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into methanol, which is a widely used ... Read more...

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Novel technology could produce biofuel for around 0.50 euros a liter


January 30th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): German scientists have developed a novel technology for synthesizing chemicals from plant material that could produce biofuel for just over 0.50 euros a liter.Developed by scientists at ... Read more...

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Spurious liquor claims three lives in Tamil Nadu


June 22nd, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharmapuri (Tamil Nadu), June 22 (IANS) Three people have died after consuming spurious liquor in Tamil Nadu, the police said Sunday. This is the second time since May that spurious liquor has ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu police crack down on bootleggers


May 26th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by admin
Hosur (Tamil Nadu), May 26 (IANS) Cracking down on bootleggers after many people died drinking spurious liquor, the Tamil Nadu police have arrested 217 people, among them 85 women, a police official ... Read more...

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