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Flushing public funds: now, the Goa toilet story


June 9th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) The Planning Commission has drawn flak for spending Rs.35 lakh on two toilets in its Yojana Bhavan headquarters. But when it comes to the 'economics of ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola reassures product safety in China


May 1st, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) The Coca-Cola Company has reassured its product safety after completing major corrective measures undertaken at the request of a quality watchdog in a Chinese ... Read more...

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New Zealand grounds ATRs after finding cracks


March 18th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) More than 3,000 passengers were affected Sunday when Air New Zealand grounded its fleet of ATR aircraft following the discovery of hairline cracks in one plane.The ... Read more...

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Men’s toilet ‘captured’ to mark International Women’s Day


March 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 7 (IANS) A group of plucky women marched and "captured" a men's public toilet on the eve of International Women's Day Wednesday to highlight the abysmal lack of ... Read more...

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Damaged Russian nuclear sub to take a year for repair


December 31st, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Repairs of the Yekaterinburg nuclear sub, damaged by fire while in dry dock near Murmansk city, will take at least a year, said a spokesman ... Read more...

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Russian n-sub catches fire at shipyard


December 30th, 2011 - 7:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS) A Russian nuclear submarine caught fire at a shipyard in the country's northern city of Murmansk Thursday, Xinhua reported.The authorities said fire safety violations during the ... Read more...

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Kudankulam staff once again under ‘house arrest’


October 25th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) It is back to being under "house arrest" for hundreds of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) employees at Kudankulam project in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli ... Read more...

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ONGC caps Tripura gas well leak


June 20th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) After a week-long battle, the engineers of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Monday sealed a leaking natural gas well in Tripura, officials said."The damaged ... Read more...

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US experts to help ONGC cap gas leak at Tripura well


June 18th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) State-owned exploration giant ONGC has sought US experts' help to plug a leaking gas well in western Tripura from which natural gas continued to gush out ... Read more...

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ONGC yet to cap gas leak at its Tripura well


June 17th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 17 (IANS) Despite battling non-stop, ONGC engineers have so far failed to plug a leaking gas well in western Tripura from which natural gas continued to gush out ... Read more...

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‘Oz teen accused of killing Indian-origin student waited till victim was ‘alone’ at home’


March 15th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar 15 (ANI): Australian Police have claimed that the teenager accused of murdering Indian-origin student, Tosha Thakkar, had waited to carry out the act till she was alone at home.The ... Read more...

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Friends brand death of Indian-origin student in Australia as “painful”


March 14th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 14 (ANI): Friends of Tosha Thakkar, an Indian-origin student who was sexually assaulted and killed before the murderer dispatched off her body into a canal in a suitcase, described her ... Read more...

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Oz ATMs eject ‘thousands of dollars’ thanks to malfunction


March 1st, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 01 (ANI): A malfunction in Commonwealth Bank has caused at least 40 ATMs to spill out "thousands of dollars" in Sydney and others in Brisbane.Anecdotal reports suggest the machines have ... Read more...

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American Airlines To Check Boeing 757 Fleet And Start New Service


December 14th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American Airlines has decided to thoroughly inspect a majority of its entire Boeing 757 fleet. The decision was taken after one of its planes was found ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu has executed major work at Mullaperiyar: Kerala


November 9th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9 (IANS) An expert committee appointed by the Kerala government Tuesday reported that Tamil Nadu has carried out extensive maintenance work at the ageing Mullaperiyar dam - a bone of ... Read more...

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Women outlive genetically ‘disposable’ men


October 26th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) In the ultimate battle of the sexes, women usually win.Now scientists have come up with a theory to explain why woman live longer than men: men are more ... Read more...

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17 Delhi monuments will continue to shine at night


October 15th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The 17 monuments, illuminated 24x7 for the benefit of the Commonwealth Games visitors, will continue to shine at night even though the mega-sporting has come to a ... Read more...

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Drivers can own cab after 5 years: Mumbai taxi firm


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) EasyCabs, a recently launched taxi service, Monday announced a special welfare scheme for taxi drivers in Mumbai, which will enable any driver with a permit to associate with ... Read more...

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Oil spills raise toxic arsenic levels in ocean


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Oil spills can raise levels of toxic arsenic in the ocean, creating an additional long-term threat to the marine ecosystem, according to new research. Arsenic is a poisonous chemical ... Read more...

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Boeing 767 Cracks Make American Airlines Cautious


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Texas, June 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American Airlines is worried after it found cracks on the body of a couple of Boeing 767 jets belonging to its fleet. It is now ... Read more...

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People born in 1940s not keen on spending


January 20th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new report has revealed that people who were born in the 1940s are not really big spenders.According to the Consumption Report 2009, published by the University of ... Read more...

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Dunlop resumes production at Sahaganj after a year


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Dunlop India Wednesday resumed the "production process" of its tyres at its Sahaganj unit in West Bengal after more than a year. "The routine maintenance work was on for ... Read more...

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Dunlop to start production from Sahaganj unit Dec 2


November 24th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) City-based tyre manufacturer Dunlop India would resume production at its Sahaganj unit Dec 2, the company said Tuesday. "Through a notice at the entrance of the Sahaganj plant, the ... Read more...

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Praful Patel says Andhra CM’s copter was airworthy, to order inquiry


September 3rd, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.3 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Praful Patel on Thursday rejected suggestions that the crashed helicopter carrying former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and four ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Work in progress on longest tunnel of rail network in J-K


July 12th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
Banihal (Jammu and Kashmir), July 12 (ANI): Construction of the longest tunnel in the Indian Railways network is proceeding at a rapid pace in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, irrespective of ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani group snaps ties with chopper maintenance firm


April 29th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) has cancelled the maintenance contract of its Bell 412 helicopter with aircraft maintenance firm Air Works India, according to an airport source. When ... Read more...

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Crystals turn roads into power stations


December 11th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Engineers in Israel are hoping to develop roads into power stations, by using crystals to harvest energy from passing vehicles.According to a report in New Scientist, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Three killed in IPCL plant fire (Second Lead)


June 6th, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Three people were killed and at least 15 injured in a fire that broke out at the Indian Petrochemicals Corp Ltd (IPCL)'s Nagothane petrochemical facility in Maharashtra's Raigad ... Read more...

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IPCL plant explosion toll rises to four (Lead)


June 6th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) The death toll in the Indian Petrochemicals Corp Ltd (IPCL)'s Nagothane plant explosion has risen to four and at least 15 are injured. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) ordered ... Read more...

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Reactor at Swedish plant shut down after explosives scare


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:17 am ICT by admin
DPA Stockholm, May 22 (DPA) Swedish police and prosecutors Thursday continued questioning two men arrested the day before on suspicion of planning sabotage at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. Police spokesman Sven-Erik Karlsson ... Read more...

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Indian sailor cremated with military honours


February 4th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Marikapudi (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 4 (ANI): An Indian sailor, who died in a gas leak aboard a warship in Port Blair, was cremated with military honours here on Sunday. Shipwright Artificer Krishna ... Read more...

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