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No shutdowns, but Delhi schools alert on swine flu


October 6th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The hype and panic over swine flu has definitely mellowed down in Delhi schools, but precautionary measures are very much in place to prevent the spread of ... Read more...

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Two more die of swine flu, India toll 264 (Roundup)


September 23rd, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Two more people died of swine flu Wednesday, taking India's death toll from the contagious virus to 264, the health ministry said. While one person died in Ahmednagar ... Read more...

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Delhiites shying away from swine flu checkup


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) With a surge in flu cases in the Indian capital, Delhi health officials Wednesday said people were staying away from taking immediate medical help even after showing ... Read more...

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Close shave for 141 passengers of Air India flight (Lead)


August 22nd, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) It was a close shave for 141 passengers and crew of a Chennai-bound Air India flight as the pilot managed to safely land the aircraft here Saturday despite ... Read more...

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Delhiites asked to exercise caution in crowded places


August 13th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday asked people to exercise caution while visiting crowded places during Janmashtami celebrations Friday. "People ought to take precautions and should exercise some caution when ... Read more...

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Gujarat awaiting swine flu test results for 44 people


August 13th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Government hospitals in Gujarat are expecting by the weekend test results for 44 people who have shown swine flu-like symptoms, a health official said here Thursday. The suspected cases ... Read more...

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Relatives of swine-flu infected sailor quarantined


July 10th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Goa health authorities Friday quarantined four relatives of a US-returned sailor, including his wife, after the 31-year-old man was confirmed for swine flu. Speaking to reporters Friday evening, ... Read more...

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Delhiites feel the heat as mercury touches 44 degree C


June 23rd, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
By SameerNew Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Mercury level touched the 44-degree Celsius mark, five degrees about normal here on Tuesday.The usual hustle-bustle of traffic and people on Delhi roads was missing ... Read more...

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Water testing kit developed by a university in Punjab


June 20th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, June 20(ANI): The microbiology department of Punjab Agricultural University has developed a water testing kit to help people test water at their homes and ward off numerous water borne diseases."From what ... Read more...

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Gujarat girl quarantined after swine flu-like symptoms


June 17th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 17 (IANS) An 11-year old girl and her parents have been quarantined in a government civil hospital in north Gujarat after she displayed swine flu-like symptoms after returning from the ... Read more...

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Girl quarantined with swine flu symptoms in Mumbai


June 15th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Maharashtra health authorities have quarantined a 12-year-old girl who arrived from Thailand with symptoms of swine flu here Monday, an official said. "The girl arrived here this afternoon from ... Read more...

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‘India fully geared to contain swine flu’


May 13th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 13 (IANS) India's health system is fully prepared to tackle the influenza A(H1N1) virus, commonly known as swine flu, if any cases are reported in future, the director general of ... Read more...

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Take Anti-Flu Drugs Only After Diagnosis, Military Doc Says


May 4th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by admin
Senior military health officials are warning against taking antiviral medicines to fight the H1N1 flu (Swine flu) virus until a doctor has confirmed the diagnosis. Most patients treated at military medical treatment ... Read more...

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Confirmed swine flu cases in US rise to 160


May 3rd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (Xinhua) The confirmed cases of people infected with swine flu in the US have increased to 160, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said. The ... Read more...

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Security up for Sonia’s West Bengal campaign


April 27th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Lalgola (West Bengal), April 26 (IANS) Police have stepped up vigil across West Bengal, particularly in the vicinity of the areas bordering Bangladesh, as Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is slated to ... Read more...

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IPL beefs up security for Lalit Modi following reports of threat to his life


April 14th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Apr.14 (ANI): Following media reports about a threat on the life of Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi, security agencies have reworked their plans to thwart any attempt on Modi's ... Read more...

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Dog paralyses Argentine court by eating legal brief


March 27th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 27 (EFE) A dog belonging to a court employee picked the wrong thing to have for lunch when it ate an important document in a major tax fraud case, ... Read more...

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Turkish planes strike Kurdish targets in Iraq


February 6th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Feb 6 (Xinhua) Turkish planes have carried out air strikes against Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq, the Anatolia news agency reported Friday quoting the Turkish General Staff. General ... Read more...

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Army calls off Mendhar operation against militants


January 9th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Mendhar, Jan 9 (ANI): The security forces have called off their operation against terrorism late on Thursday night in Bhati Dhar forest area of Mendhar in Jammu and Kashmir''''s Poonch District. According ... Read more...

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Assocham opposes cross-media ownership, calls for regulations


December 4th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Industry lobby Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) Thursday expressed its opposition to cross-media ownership that allows companies to own different branches of media, and urged ... Read more...

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Documents destroyed in West Bengal secretariat fire (Lead)


August 7th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) There was a blaze in the first floor of the West Bengal government secretariat - Writer's Building - Thursday morning. And Minister of Fire Services has blamed the ... Read more...

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Congress disburses relief to Ahmedabad blast victims’ families


August 3rd, 2008 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The Gujarat unit of the Congress party Saturday distributed 15 cheques of Rs.100,000 each to the families of some of the victims of last week's serial bombings here. ... Read more...

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A.Q. Khan allowed to move within Pakistan


July 21st, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday allowed disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who pioneered Pakistan's nuclear programme, to move within the country but asked him ... Read more...

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Another Sikh student assaulted in New York


June 5th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 5 (IANS) A ninth grade Sikh student of a school here was attacked by a fellow student in another instance of Sikhs becoming targets of hate crime in the ... Read more...

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Security tightened in Kolkata after threat mail


May 28th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Security has been tightened in Kolkata and close circuit cameras will be installed soon at important places after the police received an email claiming that the city is ... Read more...

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Malaysia to deploy police commandos for Monday’s Olympic torch relay


April 19th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Apr.19 (ANI): The Malaysian Government on Saturday said that it would deploy police commandos for Monday's 16.5-km-long Olympic torch relay through Kuala Lumpur. Local newspapers quoted government sources as ... Read more...

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Memorial held for seven people crushed by truck


March 28th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin
Muvattupuzha (Kerala) March 28 (IANS) A public memorial service was held Friday for the six Congress workers and a school student who were crushed under a truck that rammed into them in ... Read more...

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Bird flu in West Bengal


March 11th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
Metela (West Bengal) Mar 11 (ANI): Panic has gripped Metela, a remote village of Bhirbum District following the discovery of hundreds of dead poultry in a fresh outbreak of bird flu in ... Read more...

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Army can’t be deployed to contain Naxal threat: Antony


February 4th, 2008 - 7:01 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb.4 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony today ruled out the deployment of the Army for containing Naxal violence across the country. "I am totally opposed to the Army being moved ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu wary of bird flu as West Bengal strives to contain the virus


January 25th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Palladam (Tamil Nadu)/ Balagarh (West Bengal), Jan 25 : Authorities in Tamil Nadu have mounted measures to check the outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in the state. Veterinary officials ... Read more...

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Two held in connection with Ajmer Dargah blast


November 14th, 2007 - 2:05 am ICT by admin
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Rajasthan Govt announces compensation for Ajmer blast victims(lead: Ajmer blast)


November 14th, 2007 - 2:05 am ICT by admin
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