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Toxic fume kills woman in Thane


September 1st, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), Sep 1 (IANS) A 75-year-old woman suffocated to death and a man fell sick after inhaling toxic fumes that leaked out of a chemical tank near here Saturday, ... Read more...

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Much garbage to remove from Ramlila ground in little time


August 28th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare's rallying call for the nation to clean up its act has left behind piles of garbage at Delhi's Ramlila ground.Shortly ... Read more...

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Train mows down four children in Punjab


May 6th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lalru (Punjab), May 6 (IANS) Four children, who were picking polythene bags from a railway bridge, were crushed by a speeding train in this Punjab town Friday, police said."The accident ... Read more...

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Three rag pickers held with Rs.10 lakh in valuables, cash


February 20th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Three rag pickers were arrested in the national capital with valuables and cash totalling nearly Rs.10 lakh, police said Sunday. With the arrests the police claim to ... Read more...

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Govt. should give priority to protect job of women rag pickers: Jairam Ramesh


January 28th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Jan 28 (ANI): Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said that the government should give priority to save the job of the women rag pickers.Talking to reporters after visiting the ... Read more...

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Children’s bank opens for destitute kids in Gorakhpur


October 9th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan Kumar ShahGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct.9 (ANI): Lok Abhiyan, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has opened a bank for the poverty-ridden children in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District. The Lok Abhiyan has taught ... Read more...

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UN meet: Indian rag pickers demand financial support


October 7th, 2010 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Three Indian rag pickers Wednesday addressed the UN climate change conference in China and demanded financial support for their contribution in fighting climate change.Baidabai Gaikwad from Pune, ... Read more...

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Three Indian rag pickers to address climate change conference


October 5th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Three rag pickers from India will address the UN climate change conference in China Wednesday where they will share their experiences on the steps taken by them ... Read more...

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Dikshit urges people to shun polybags


September 18th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday urged people to use cloth and jute bags as she launched the "Sheel Shera" project aimed at discouraging the use of ... Read more...

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‘India’s Got Talent’ Second Season To Launch Tonight At 9pm On Colors


July 30th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): After a successful first season, "India's Got Talent' second season is going to start today on Colors at 9pm. As reported earlier, the show will have ... Read more...

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US ambassador visits Dharavi slum


May 11th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Dharavi in central Mumbai, known as Asia's largest slum, had an unusual but distinguished visitor Tuesday - US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer. He spent time at the ... Read more...

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Home-made bomb injures five children in India’s Kanpur district


March 10th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by BNO News
LUCKNOW, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Five young children were injured when a home-made bomb exploded near the Indian city of Lucknow on Wednesday, reports said.The explosive device went off in a garbage ... Read more...

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Five children injured in bomb explosion


March 10th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Five children, including a girl, were injured when a country-made bomb hidden in a garbage dump exploded Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district, police said. The children are being ... Read more...

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Deep collection system bins for cleanliness during CWG


January 20th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to install 68 deep collection system bins at 20 locations in the national capital to ensure cleanliness during the Commonwealth Games in ... Read more...

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Man held for selling fake premium whisky


December 11th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A man has been arrested here for selling Indian-made alcohol in bottles of high-end premium whisky brands like Chivas Regal and Johnnie Walker, police said Friday. Jai Prakash ... Read more...

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Duo confess to three murders in Goa


October 17th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) With the two men arrested in Mumbai and brought here Saturday confessing to committing three murders, the Goa Police said they had solved seven of the eight murders ... Read more...

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Accidental blast in army firing range injures three


August 1st, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 1 (IANS) Three children were injured in an accidental blast near an army firing range close to the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The children, all of them ... Read more...

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Rag-picking girls’ date with prime minister Saturday


June 13th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) It was a dream come true for 12-year-old Useeran Sheikh, a rag-picker, as she shook hands with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday, and requested abolition of ... Read more...

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One-third preventable deaths can be averted by healthy environment


April 24th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantIn the least developed countries, one third of death and disease is a direct result of environmental causes. Proper environmental management is the key to avoiding the quarter of all ... Read more...

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Dhanbad self-help group promotes street kids welfare


April 19th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar OjhaDhanbad (Jharkhand), Apr 19 (ANI): A self-help group called 'Srijan' is working to improve the lot of street children in Dhanbad by imparting vocational training and education.A ... Read more...

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Katrina is on high


April 4th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Katrina Kaif has not only got the cream of Bollywood projects but has also been declared as the face of the Indian Barbie. No mean achievement this. No other Indian actress ... Read more...

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Centres for mainstreaming rag pickers opened in Jharkhand


February 4th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar Ojha Ranchi, Feb 4 (ANI): Jharkhand Government has opened drop-in-centres for mainstreaming the rag pickers under an education project. Many children living in the slums of the state capital ... Read more...

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Third consecutive blast rocks Lucknow (Lead)


November 16th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Lucknow woke up Sunday to yet another blast on the third consecutive day, causing panic and scare among the residents.Even though this one too was attributed to fire ... Read more...

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Two boys injured in Noida explosion


November 14th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 14 (IANS) Two boys were injured in Delhi's Noida suburb Friday in an explosion in a garbage dump in Chaura locality where they were sifting through the refuse.“Two ... Read more...

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‘Vital clues’ in hand, police grapple to crack Delhi blasts (Roundup)


September 14th, 2008 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Investigators Sunday grappled to crack the serial blasts in the Indian capital that killed 21 people and left 100 injured even as the police said they had ... Read more...

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Two girls tied to pole for trying to steal scrap


July 17th, 2008 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, July 17 (IANS) The owner of a scrap godown here was booked Thursday after he and some other people tied two girls to an electricity pole when they were caught stealing ... Read more...

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Juvenile bank infuses hope among Varanasi’s rag pickers


May 24th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
By Girish Dubey Varanasi, May 24 (ANI): Rag pickers, who were once addicted to drugs, are now interested in putting their earnings in a bank for juveniles that has come up in ... Read more...

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Polythene bags pose threat to environment in Shimla


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:59 am ICT by admin
Shimla, May 22 (ANI): A serious threat is posed to the environment in Himachals Shimla district due to the unending dumping and burning of polythene and plastic material in and around ... Read more...

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Jaipur’s ‘mini Bangladesh’ lives on the edge


May 15th, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by admin
By Sahil Makkar Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) An eerie silence prevails in a slum area that many in Jaipur call 'mini Bangladesh'. Most of its residents, who are from West Bengal and Bangladesh, ... Read more...

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Rag pickers demand human rights on International Workers’ Day


May 1st, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): To attract the attention of the authorities towards their poor working conditions across the country, hundreds of rag picking children staged a protest here today demanding ... Read more...

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No child’s play: a bank run by and for street children


March 31st, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by admin
(Feature) By Azera Rahman New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The cashier counts the currency notes carefully, makes an entry in the passbook and hands it over to the waiting customer through a tiny window. ... Read more...

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Blaze renders 130 homeless in Lucknow


March 27th, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) A big blaze that took nearly 10 hours to be brought under control left 130 people homeless and gutted as many as about 19 plywood manufacturing units here ... Read more...

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