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Army called to help Jaipur, Rajasthan battles floods


August 24th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 24 (IANS) The army was Friday roped in to pump out water from several residential areas of this Rajasthan capital city still inundated after heavy rain, ... Read more...

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One killed as train catches fire in Andhra Pradesh


July 30th, 2012 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) At least one person was killed and few others were injured when the Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire near Nellore in the early hours of ... Read more...

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One killed, 20 injured in Thane train collision (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) At least one woman was killed and another 20 passengers injured when the Vidarbha Express rammed into four derailed coaches of a Mumbai suburban train in ... Read more...

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Russian flood toll rises to 144


July 9th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS) The toll in the devastating floods in southern Russia reached 144 Sunday, as the country continued to grapple with one of its worst floods in decades.In ... Read more...

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Over 140 dead in Russian floods (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 141 people have died in Russia's Krasnodar region which has been devastated by floods, said the government Sunday.According to a spokesman for ... Read more...

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PM recognises Assam soil erosion as natural disaster


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said Assam's erosion problem will be included in the list of the country's natural disasters, a move that will enable ... Read more...

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Northeast floods render 75,000 homeless, relief stepped up (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong/New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Units of the Indian Army have stepped up relief efforts in the northeastern states after swollen rivers caused devastation in the region, leaving over 75,000 ... Read more...

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Ten injured in Andhra agrochemical plant fire


June 30th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Ten workers of an agrochemical company were injured in a fire following an explosion at the plant in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district Saturday morning, police said. ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 18


June 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam since early June has killed at least 18 people till Thursday and has flooded 21 districts in the state.Announcing the floods damage, ... Read more...

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Five killed in Jammu bus accident


June 9th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 15 others injured in a bus accident Saturday evening near Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, ... Read more...

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Survivors of Doon Express mishap recount horror


June 1st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) Passengers who escaped the derailment of the Doon Express at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh arrived in the state capital here early Friday and recounted their ordeal ... Read more...

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Roy visits train accident site


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Tuesday visited the scene of the train disaster in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district.He reviewed the rescue and relief operations at Penukonda, where ... Read more...

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25 dead as Hampi Express rams into goods train in Andhra (Second Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) At least 25 people, including four children, were killed in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district early Tuesday when the Banglore-bound Hampi Express collided with a stationary goods ... Read more...

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15 killed as Hampi Express hits stationary train in Andhra (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) At least 15 people died early Tuesday in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district when a passenger train collided with a stationary goods train.The accident took place around ... Read more...

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15 dead in Andhra train accident


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) At least 15 people died early Tuesday in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district when a passenger train collided with a stationary goods train.The accident took place around ... Read more...

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13 killed, dozens missing in Nepal flood (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) At least 13 people died and dozens of others, including three Russians, went missing after an avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna range triggered a massive flood in ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.2 lakh for Assam boat accident victims


May 1st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced compensation of Rs.200,000 each for the next of kin of deceased in the Assam boat accident that has ... Read more...

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150 missing, toll could rise in Assam boat accident


May 1st, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) Rescue operations continued in the Brahmaputra in Assam Tuesday, a day after a ferry capsized in the river killing nearly 70 people, but with at ... Read more...

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68 die, over 150 still missing in Assam boat tragedy (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) At least 68 people died and over 150 were still missing after a ferry, with over 250 people on board, capsized in heavy storm in ... Read more...

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Satellite phones to help Bihar fight Maoists, floods


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 23 (IANS) Satellite phones will be installed at 85 places in Maoist and flood-affected districts of Bihar for better communications in times of emergency, officials Monday said.An official ... Read more...

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Jalandhar factory collapse kills two, probe ordered (Third Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday evening ordered an inquiry into the collapse of the building of a blanket factory here late Sunday night which left two ... Read more...

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Dhumal raises Shimla ground row in Delhi; Army says no conflict


April 16th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The controversy over ownership of the Annadale Ground in Shimla Monday reached New Delhi with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal raising it during ... Read more...

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Jalandhar factory collapse: one dead, several trapped (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) At least one person was killed and several workers feared trapped under debris after a four-storeyed blanket factory building collapsed here, police said Monday.At least ... Read more...

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Several trapped as factory building collapses in Jalandhar (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 16 (IANS) Several workers were feared trapped under debris after a four-storeyed factory building collapsed in Punjab's Jalandhar city, 150 km from state capital Chandigarh.Police said that the ... Read more...

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Annandale ground: Army, Himachal head for confrontation (Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and the Himachal Pradesh government appear to be heading for a confrontation over the strategically important Annandale ground here, which has been ... Read more...

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Annandale ground: Army, Himachal head for confrontation


April 15th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and the Himachal Pradesh government appear to be heading for a confrontation over the strategically important Annandale ground, which has been in ... Read more...

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Japan safe again, resurgent: Ambassador to India


March 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Japanese ambassador to India Akitaka Saiki said Sunday his country was safe once again and the economy had bounced back a year after a devastating ... Read more...

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Soz asks Congress ministers to assist snow-hit valley


January 16th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir state Congress chief Saif-ud-din Soz Monday wrote to the party's ministers from Kashmir, asking them to visit the valley "to give a helping ... Read more...

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One Indian crew member missing in Italian ship capsize


January 16th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 16 (IANS) Rebello Russell Terrance, an Indian crew member on board the Italian cruise ship which ran aground in the Mediterranean Sea, is missing and has not been ... Read more...

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One dead in Bengal train collision


January 8th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) One person was killed and six others injured as a local train collided with a stationary train in West Bengal's Nadia district Saturday, a railway official ... Read more...

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Heavy rain, gale in south coastal Andhra


December 30th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Heavy rain accompanied by strong gale lashed south coastal Andhra and Chittoor district of Rayalaseema region under the impact of severe cyclone Thane which hit the ... Read more...

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View from top: India may use US aircraft for weather forecast


November 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) If all goes well then India's monsoon forecast and cyclone prediction are likely to become more accurate in coming years with a hi-tech aircraft from ... Read more...

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Thai PM invokes natural disaster law


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief plan as more than ... Read more...

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India’s Andaman military command completes a decade


October 9th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India's Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), a tri-services military formation based in Port Blair, has completed a decade of its existence and has over the ... Read more...

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Karnataka geared to meet drought, says Gowda


October 8th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, whose administration has declared nearly half of Karnataka drought-hit, acknowledged Saturday that providing relief was the primary responsibility of ... Read more...

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