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China quake: Toll rises to 80 (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 80 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 67; over 700 injured


September 8th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 67 people have been confirmed dead and 731 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China Friday, authorities said ... Read more...

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Death toll from Typhoon Bolaven in North Korea reaches 59


September 6th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of Typhoon Bolaven, which made landfall in North Korea late last month, has risen to at least 59 while dozens ... Read more...

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Yamunanagar first district with ramps for disabled


August 8th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 8 (IANS) Haryana's Yamunanagar will become the first district in the country this Independence Day where all government buildings would have the facility of ramps for physically challenged ... Read more...

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16 killed in Kenya church attacks


July 1st, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 1 (IANS) At least 16 people, including women, were killed and 40 others injured in twin grenade attacks in northern Kenya, police said Sunday.The attacks were carried ... Read more...

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Soon, a national e-blood bank service


May 8th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Aiming at boosting blood donation in the country, the union health ministry is planning a nationwide database of blood donors connected through a web-enabled system. ... Read more...

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China saw 80 bn yuan in public donations in 2011


May 7th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) About 80 billion yuan ($12.6 billion) in public donations were made in China last year, a minister said Monday, citing a preliminary tally.Xinhua said the estimate ... Read more...

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Kenya flash floods toll rises to 50


May 6th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 6 (IANS) Kenya's flash floods have left at least 50 people as dead and displaced thousands of others in this east African nation, a humanitarian agency has ... Read more...

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Rain-triggered rockslide flattens Nairobi slum, killing 7


April 5th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by BNO News
NAIROBI, KENYA (BNO NEWS) -- At least seven people were killed on early Wednesday morning when heavy rainfall caused a rockslide in a slum in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, destroying dozens ... Read more...

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1,700 Chinese donate bodies for medical research


March 1st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Around 1,700 people in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai last year donated their bodies for medical research.A total of 1,698 people donated their bodies for research ... Read more...

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25 dead in Kenya road accident


February 4th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 4 (IANS) At least 25 people died in western Kenya when a speeding lorry rammed into a passenger van, Xinhua reported Saturday.The accident occurred at 9.00 p.m. Friday ... Read more...

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Woman given HIV-infected blood, to undergo fresh test


December 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Health officials in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district are conducting fresh tests on a woman and her baby following allegations that the woman was given HIV-infected blood ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods: Toll rises to 412


September 25th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan have left at least 412 people dead besides affecting over 8.2 million, the National Disaster Management Authority ... Read more...

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Twitteratti offer help for blast victims


September 7th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Offering all possible help - be it blood donation, information on missing people, emergency numbers or the latest update - web users came together Wednesday ... Read more...

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China sends emergency aid to Libya


August 18th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China has sent emergency aid for common people in war-torn Libya, a media report said Thursday.The first batch of emergency relief materials, sent by the Red ... Read more...

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Haryana’s Sirsa sets record with 545 blood donation camps


June 14th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Haryana's Sirsa district has found place in the Limca Book of Records for blood collection. As many as 545 blood donation camps were organised in the ... Read more...

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1.28 mn Chinese register for bone marrow donation


May 17th, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) Around 1.28 million people have registered with China's national bone marrow donation programme, and the number is expected to reach two million by the end of ... Read more...

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Blood donation will narrow caste divide: Azad


May 6th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Calling upon the youth to donate blood, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday said it will help in narrowing the divisions in society along ... Read more...

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Income tax exemption for Red Cross Society


May 6th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Since the Indian Red Cross Society is a not-for-profit organisation, and not a business entity, it will be exempted from Income Tax, Union Health Minister ... Read more...

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Dimapur journalists’ workshop stresses on humanitarian issues


April 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Dimapur, Apr 17 (ANI): A one-day workshop for journalists was recently held here to make them more aware of their role in highlighting issues of humanitarian concern and challenges, while covering events ... Read more...

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Music concert in London to raise money for Japan victims


March 27th, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Popular record labels Sony and Universal are in talks with concert promoters Live Nation to stage a star-studded music concert in London next month to ... Read more...

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World extends helping hand to quake-ravaged Japan


March 13th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) International rescue teams have rushed to the earthquake-stricken Japan which has witnessed massive devastation in its northeastern parts.About 1,700 people are feared to have ... Read more...

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Two students killed in freak accident


January 22nd, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ambala (Haryana), Jan 22 (IANS) Two students of a private school here were killed and three others injured Saturday afternoon when a pillar of the institution's cycle stand collapsed and fell on ... Read more...

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Blood donation in China goes down due to cold


January 14th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) Cold weather in China has discouraged people to donate blood, as blood supplies have gone down rapidly in many provinces, officials said."Few are willing to donate blood in ... Read more...

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Jet Li’s One Foundation officially registered as public organisation


January 12th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Chinese actor Jet Li's One Foundation charity has officially been registered as a public foundation.According to experts, the move signals the start of a new era for ... Read more...

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Plea against Ketan Desai’s university post rejected (Lead)


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Wednesday rejected a public interest litigation (PIL) against the election of tainted former Medical Council of India (MCI) chief Ketan Desai to the ... Read more...

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Frivolous petitioner told to pay Rs.20,000 to Red Cross


September 21st, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) In a rare order, the Gujarat High court has directed a petitioner to pay Rs.20,000 costs imposed on him for filing a frivolous petition to the Red Cross ... Read more...

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Jet Li’s ‘ nascent’ One Foundation charity faces closure in China


September 16th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep 16 (ANI): Actor-turned-philanthropist Jet Li has described his charity One Foundation as 'a kid without an identity' as its contract with official Red Cross Society of China is about to ... Read more...

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N. Korea sends proposal to S. Korea for new reunion event of separated families


September 11th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang (N. Korea), Sept. 11 (ANI): North Korea has sent a proposal to South Korea for holding a new reunion event for families separated on the two sides of the Korean Peninsula.According ... Read more...

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North Korea proposes restarting family reunions


September 11th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 11 (DPA) South Korea is considering a North Korean proposal to restart reunions of divided families, a news report said Saturday. An official from the unification ministry in Seoul confirmed that ... Read more...

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India wishes for settlement of issues between displaced Tamils and Sri Lankan Govt.: Krishna


August 25th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna on Wednesday said that India intends to see a settlement of all pending issues between the internally displaced Tamils of Sri Lanka and ... Read more...

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Shanghai residents most benevolent in China


August 21st, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Residents of Shanghai are the most benevolent among Chinese citizens in terms of donating to charity. A survey by MasterCard International has said 60 percent of Shanghai residents plan ... Read more...

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Defence Science Forum and INMAS hold blood donation camps


August 16th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 16 (ANI): Blood donation camps were organized here on Monday jointly by the Defence Science Forum and Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS).The blood donation camps, ... Read more...

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China to resettle 45,000 mudslide-affected people


August 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) The Chinese government has chalked out a three-stage resettlement programme for the thousands of people affected in rain-triggered mudslides in Gansu province that left at least 702 dead ... Read more...

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One dead, 83 ill after drinking contaminated water


July 16th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, July 15 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl died and over 83 people, including many children, were taken ill in a village in this Punjab district Thursday after they drank contaminated water, said ... Read more...

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