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Crackers caused Tamil Nadu Express fire: Probe report (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Accidental igniting of crackers on board the Tamil Nadu Express caused the fire that claimed 32 lives and injured 28 people in July this year, ... Read more...

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Crackers caused Tamil Nadu Express fire: Probe report


September 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Accidental igniting of crackers on board the Tamil Nadu Express caused the fire that claimed 32 lives and injured 28 people in July this year, ... Read more...

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Women suffer high rates of sleep apnoea: Study


August 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 16 (IANS) Women suffer from high rates of sleep apnoea, a condition marked by frequent pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the disorder being linked predominantly with males.The ... Read more...

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CPI-M laments lack of safety in trains


July 30th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday lamented the "absence of adequate safety measures" in Indian Railways, following the death of about 35 people in an accident involving ... Read more...

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‘Statins prevent cancer in heart transplant patients’


May 20th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, May 20 (IANS) Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients, independently of cholesterol levels, says a new study. Frank Enseleit, deputy director of ... Read more...

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29 die in Damascus blasts


May 10th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 10 (IANS) At least 29 people were killed and 103 wounded Thursday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up here, a minister said.The toll in the blasts that ... Read more...

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WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases


April 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday that it would expand technical competence ... Read more...

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Binge eating may cause addictive behaviour


April 25th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may prompt an individual to show other addictive ... Read more...

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Show respect, regard to artists: Big B


March 24th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it upsets him when he sees people disrespect talent, especially at cultural performances."I see many a moment when the professionals play ... Read more...

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CBI begins probing IPS officer’s killing


March 15th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 15 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case in connection with the killing of Indian Police Service officer Narendra Kumar allegedly by the stone quarrying ... Read more...

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Algae bloom can be seen from space


March 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Snow blown off the Antarctica into the nearby ocean is believed to have caused a field of bright green algae that is so large it is ... Read more...

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People wide off the mark in decisions involving risks


February 14th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Even when we know the likelihood of certain outcomes based on our own experiences, we still make decisions at odds with the probability of their occurrence.Simply ... Read more...

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No cause for alarm for Indian students: British MP Vaz


February 13th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) British Indian origin MP Keith Vaz said he will speak to the parents of student J. Praveen Reddy, who was critically injured in a brawl at ... Read more...

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Puffing could expose your kid to leukaemia


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Smokers beware. Your heavy puffing around the time of conception greatly increases the chances of your child developing the most common form of childhood cancer, ... Read more...

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War-torn Guatemalan family reunited after 25 years


February 9th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) A family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war.The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with ... Read more...

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Alarming number of US kids abused, hospitalised


February 6th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An "alarming" 4,500-plus children subjected to abuse in the US ended up in hospitals and 300 of them died of injuries in a single year, a ... Read more...

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Mild tremors in parts of Andhra trigger panic


January 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Mild tremors in parts of Andhra Pradesh Thursday triggered panic among people. There was no loss of life or damage to property.People ran out of ... Read more...

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Teacher’s bank account shows Rs.500 bn - courtesy wrong entry


January 20th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Balurghat (West Bengal) Jan 19 (IANS) A school teacher in this town of South Dinajpur got the shock of his life when he found his bank account showing a ... Read more...

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Under-nutrition unacceptably high despite GDP growth: PM


January 10th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Expressing concern that 42 percent of India's children were underweight, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday that levels of under-nutrition were "unacceptably high" despite ... Read more...

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Malnutrition a matter of national shame: PM


January 10th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Levels of under-nutrition in the country were "unacceptably high" despite impressive GDP growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday and added that the problem ... Read more...

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US copper thieves steal sword at Abraham Lincoln’s tomb


November 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities say thieves have stolen the copper sword that was attached to the statue of former US President Abraham Lincoln. Detectives say the thieves cut the sword ... Read more...

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World population will be 7 billion Oct 31


October 27th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 27 (IANS) The world population is about to reach seven billion in the next few days, a UN agency's report has revealed.The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), whose work ... Read more...

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Bengal hospital says 12 crib deaths ‘normal’


October 27th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) As one more infant died Thursday pushing the crib deaths to 12 in two days in West Bengal's largest referral hospital for children, the ... Read more...

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Eradicate polio from Pakistan, says Gilani


October 25th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Pakistan is among the world's last four countries with polio, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said while stressing that efforts need to be made ... Read more...

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Six mutilated bodies found in Mexico


September 12th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) The mutilated bodies of six people, including two women, were found in a Mexican city, prosecutors said.The incident took place in Ciudad Madera, a ... Read more...

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CBI short staffed but effective, says minister


August 11th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) faced shortage of staff but was effectively using its workforce to ensure speedy investigation of various cases, Minister of ... Read more...

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Crimes against women up by 18 percent in Pakistan


August 6th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) Crimes against women, including forced marriages and sexual assaults, have risen by 18 percent in Pakistan over a period of one year, reveals a report.According to ... Read more...

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Big B hopes for peace gadget!


July 25th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The terror attacks in Norway have made megastar Amitabh Bachchan wonder if science and technology can come up with a device that can remove ... Read more...

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Man who raped teenager while asleep walks free


July 5th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) A man in Britain, who raped a teenaged girl, walked free from a court Monday after convincing the jury that he was actually suffering from 'sexsomnia', ... Read more...

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Terrorists hiring jobless at Rs.40,000 a month: Pakistani lawmaker


July 1st, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Terrorist outfits in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province are recruiting jobless youth by paying them up to Rs.40,000 a month, a Pakistani lawmaker has said."Terrorists are luring these youth ... Read more...

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India to witness darkest lunar eclipse Wednesday


June 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India will Wednesday witness the darkest lunar eclipse of this century with an expected duration of 100 minutes, considered by astronomy institutions to be one ... Read more...

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Deadliest tornado in US history claims 44 lives


April 18th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): The deadly tornado, one of the largest in U.S. history has reportedly killed 44 people in 14 states in an area between Oklahoma to North Carolina.The Los Angeles ... Read more...

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Most people ‘willing to pay to reduce identity theft’


March 20th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Most people are willing to pay to be protected from identity theft, according to a new study.A new four-state survey conducted by Florida State University criminologists found that ... Read more...

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New Zealand PM’s science adviser slams Christchurch quake prediction


March 16th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar.16 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's chief science adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman, has disagreed with the prediction by long range weather forecaster Ken Ring, that a huge earthquake ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuclear plant may be experiencing meltdown (Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) Radioactive cesium has been detected at Japan's quake-damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, indicating an occurrence of a reactor meltdown, Xinhua reported Saturday.The detection of ... Read more...

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