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17 injured in Kolkata amusement park accident


August 21st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 17 people, mostly school children, were injured when the connecting rope of a "swirl ride" snapped in a amusement park at Salt Lake township ... Read more...

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51 killed, 46 injured as bus falls into Himachal gorge (Third Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 51 people, including 18 women, were killed and 46 others injured Saturday when an overcrowded bus rolled into a gorge in Chamba in Himachal ... Read more...

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40 die as bus falls into Himachal gorge (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed and 17 injured Saturday when an overcrowded bus rolled down into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, police ... Read more...

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With rising ridership, Delhi Metro to have more gates


June 20th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With commuter volumes crossing the two million mark on six days in June alone this year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) proposes to upgrade ... Read more...

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Dhoble trying to kill Mumbai’s nightlife: B-town


June 12th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) Bollywood is not happy with the police crackdown on Mumbai's nightclubs.Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble's zeal to ensure that late night bars do not ... Read more...

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Venezuelan killed by stray shot from prison


May 10th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government confirmed Wednesday that a Caracas resident died at his home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from inside a nearby ... Read more...

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Assam boat tragedy victims’ kin to get Rs.1.5 lakh each


May 1st, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs.1.5 lakh each to the next of kin of those who died in the boat tragedy in ... Read more...

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Nearly 58 lakh tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana grain markets


April 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Grain markets in Haryana have received nearly 58 lakh tonnes of wheat in the first 26 days of the current procurement season, a minister said here ... Read more...

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Mumbai suburban train service getting back to normal


April 20th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Central Railway Friday assured normalisation of crucial suburban services by evening, three days after a fire disrupted its network resulting in overcrowded trains that claimed three ... Read more...

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Two killed after falling from overcrowded Mumbai train


April 19th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Two commuters were killed Thursday when they fell off an overcrowded local train, an official said as the Central Railway's suburban services continued to be ... Read more...

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Eight school kids injured in accident


March 28th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) Eight school children and a staff member were injured here Tuesday when the speeding school van carrying them overturned as the driver lost control, police said.Three ... Read more...

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Protesters disrupt services after Mamata extends train


February 20th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced extension of a suburban train, locals and passengers at its original terminus Monday disrupted services ... Read more...

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70 percent Tihar inmates are undertrials (Second Lead, correcting figure in para 3)


January 31st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) A total of 73.5 percent inmates of Tihar Jail are undergoing trial, which is much above the national average of 66.4 percent undertrials in Indian ... Read more...

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70 percent Tihar inmates are undertrials (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) A total of 73.5 percent inmates of Tihar Jail are undergoing trial, which is much above the national average of 66.4 percent undertrials in Indian ... Read more...

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Heigl urges people to adopt dogs


January 24th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl is on a mission to rescue stray dogs and wants people to adopt them.The 33-year-old's Jason Debus Heigl foundation, which she runs ... Read more...

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Apple suspends iPhone 4S sales in Beijing, Shanghai


January 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) Apple announced Friday that its iPhone 4S smartphone will not be available in retail stores in Beijing and Shanghai "for the time being". Apple said its ... Read more...

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Five accused of sex crimes slain in Venezuela prison


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) Five people accused of rape and other sexual offences against minors in Venezuela were murdered in their prison cells by other inmates, officials said.Police in the ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Italy to free thousands of prisoners


December 15th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 15 (IANS/AKI) Thousands of prisoners will be released from prisons across Italy to ease overcrowding and save the cash-strapped country millions of euros. However, the released prisoners will ... Read more...

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Jackson’s doctor gets four-year jail term


November 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 30 (IANS) Late pop star Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray was Tuesday sentenced to four years in prison on a charge of "involuntary manslaughter".Before announcing ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan released from jail


November 7th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lynwood, Calif., Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lindsay Lohan was released from jail less than five hours after she reported to serve a 30-day sentence. The Mean Girls star checked into ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to curtail services on Diwali


October 24th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Delhi Metro's last trains will leave their originating stations at 8 p.m. on Diwali Wednesday, an official said.Wednesday's last trains will start at 8 p.m. ... Read more...

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Venezuela doesn’t believe it needs more jails


September 28th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 28 (IANS/EFE) The head of the Penitentiary Service of Venezuela does not believe it is necessary to build more prisons and said that, in fact, the government is ... Read more...

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Rooftop train travel kills five


September 25th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 25 (IANS) Five youths who were looking for jobs were killed when they were hit by an overbridge while travelling atop a train in Rajasthan's Ajmer town Sunday, ... Read more...

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Commuters stranded as snag hits Delhi Metro


August 18th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Passengers were left stranded as a technical fault hit Delhi Metro's Gurgaon-Jehangirpuri line Thursday, resulting in overcrowding at stations.According to an official, a track circuit ... Read more...

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Extra metro trips on Raksha Bandhan


August 10th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Delhi Metro will run 200 extra trips on Saturday to avoid overcrowding on Raksha Bandhan - the festival which celebrates the bond between brothers ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to induct eight coach trains in two years


August 8th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to induct eight-coach trains to tackle heavy rush on the network by end of 2013, the Delhi ... Read more...

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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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Bad weather halts Amarnath pilgrimage (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) The Amarnath pilgrimage was again halted Sunday due to landslides and bad weather along the route to the Kashmir cave shrine. Pilgrims have been asked ... Read more...

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Over dozen Amarnath pilgrims injured in cane charge


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) Over a dozen out of hundreds of protesting Amarnath pilgrims were injured in a cane charge by Jammu and Kashmir police to disperse them at Patnitop ... Read more...

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Bad weather halts Amarnath pilgrimage (Lead)


July 1st, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) The annual Amarnath pilgrimage was Friday suspended because of bad weather along both the north and south Kashmir routes to the cave shrine in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Judge tells Lohan to stop partying


June 24th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) After failing a drug test, actress Lindsay Lohan, now under house arrest, has been ordered to stop partying.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner lashed ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan might spend jail term at home


May 12th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman has told reporters that it is likely that Lindsay Lohan might spend her jail sentence in her home. Steve ... Read more...

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Men in Delhi Metro ladies coach cough up Rs.500,000 fine


May 4th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) They stepped into the ladies' coach in Delhi Metro and paid for it. More than Rs.500,000 have been collected in fines from over 2,500 men ... Read more...

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Demonstrations made more difficult in Uttar Pradesh


April 28th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Barely 24 hours after Lucknow University denied permission for a meeting to be addressed by social activist Anna Hazare May 1, the Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday ... Read more...

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Condoms urged for Tunisian migrants on Italian island


March 30th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 30 (IANS/AKI) To prevent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, condoms should be given to the thousands of Tunisian migrants who have set up camp ... Read more...

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