seizures

840 tonnes of drug-making chemicals seized in Mexico


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Around 840 tonnes of drug-making chemicals have been seized in Mexico, in one of the largest seizures in the country's history, the Defence Secretariat said.Troops ... Read more...

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Two Bastar officers found holding millions worth assets


July 20th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 20 (IANS) Two government officers posted in Maoist insurgency-hit area of Chhattisgarh's Bastar region amassed massive wealth illegally, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said Wednesday.The ACB said it carried ... Read more...

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Britain bans animal tests of cleaning agents


July 19th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) To prevent cruelty to animals, the British government has put an end to the practice of animal testing for items such as washing-up liquid, furniture polish ... Read more...

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Energy drinks can be dangerous, says study


July 18th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Caffeine-rich energy drinks pose dangerous health risks and may cause seizures, strokes or even death, a study carried by the NGO Centre for Science and ... Read more...

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Heroin seizures in Delhi up three times over 2010


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The heroin seized by Delhi Police in the national capital in the first six months of 2011 is three times more than the quantity recovered ... Read more...

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Pet dog’s illness takes it toll on Hilary Duff


June 10th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Singer-actress Hilary Duff's dog is sick and she is so stressed out that she says she is having a nervous break down.Duff's dog Lola was ... Read more...

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Study blasts the idea of giving energy drinks to kids


May 31st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study says water and not energy drink should be given to sporty children. Energy drinks are mainly used by sports personalities to replace the ... Read more...

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Goa is not Colombia when it comes to drugs: Police chief


May 10th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 10 (IANS) Goa's outgoing Director General of Police Bhimsain Bassi Tuesday described the state's narcotics scene as "insignificant" and said that Goa was certainly not "Colombia", which is ... Read more...

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Rs.one crore black money seized in West Bengal


April 21st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Black money amounting Rs.one crore in cash has been seized from different areas of poll-bound West Bengal since last month, an Election Commission official said Thursday."In ... Read more...

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30 illegal Pakistani immigrants held in Britain


April 15th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) At least 30 Pakistanis working illegally in Britain have been arrested in a series of operations across the country, the British High Commission here said Thursday.Around ... Read more...

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Drugs worth $130 mn seized in Pakistan in three years


April 14th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Narcotics worth over $130 million have been seized in Pakistan in the last three years, a federal minister told a visiting US delegation Thursday.Haji Khuda Bux ... Read more...

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Cash for votes: Tamil Nadu panel warns of putting off polls


April 12th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday reiterated its warning of postponing or countermanding polls in Tamil Nadu if political parties continue to bribe voters with cash or kind."We ... Read more...

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Smuggling on the rise in US: Report


April 9th, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 9 (IANS) Smuggling is on the rise in the US, with seizures by the country's customs department up 35 percent in the fiscal year 2010 from 2009, ... Read more...

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75 kg of heroin seized in Punjab


April 6th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) In one of the biggest seizures of contraband in Punjab, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths Wednesday seized 75 kg of heroin worth Rs.375 crore ... Read more...

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Cash for votes rains in Tamil Nadu, Rs.3.82 mn seized


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) It is not only freebies that are raining in Tamil Nadu ahead of the April 13 assembly elections, but also cash for votes - and a ... Read more...

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Maoist hideout busted, explosives seized in Bengal


April 1st, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Security personnel Friday unearthed a Maoist hideout in a forest in West Bengal's West Midnapore district and recovered a huge cache of explosives and weapons the ... Read more...

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Over Rs 7.5 crore unaccounted cash seized in Bengal, Assam


March 25th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The Income Tax (IT) department's investigation wing, engaged by the Election Commission to track flow of illegal cash to influence voters in poll-bound states, has seized ... Read more...

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Mobile phones, cash seized in Chhattisgarh jail


March 19th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 19 (IANS) At least 10 mobile phones and Rs.20,000 in cash were seized from prisoners in a jail in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur town, police said Saturday.The seizures were made ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu polls: Monitoring cash flow is a great concern, says CEC


March 15th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 15 (ANI): Ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S. Y. Quraishi has said the money seized in raids by the state election commission ... Read more...

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Casg flow in Tamil Nadu during polls a challenge: official


March 14th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) will take stringent action to check "cash for votes" during Tamil Nadu assembly elections as the flow of money in the state ... Read more...

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Fake US currency seized in Punjab


February 15th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Feb 15 (IANS) Fake US currency with a face value of $5,000 was seized from three men who were arrested in this Punjab town Tuesday, police said.According to the police, ... Read more...

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‘Dangerous’ energy drinks ‘can leave children hospitalised’


February 15th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Doctors have warned that energy drinks such as Red Bull should be as closely regulated as alcohol, tobacco and prescription medicines.A study claimed high-caffeine drinks could cause seizures, ... Read more...

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Poll panel to keep hawk eye on all cash transactions


February 14th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Withdrawing more than Rs.1 lakh from any bank after the notification of assembly poll dates by the Election Commission will be looked at suspiciously and all kinds of ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘radio stations’ have a lot to tell scientists


February 9th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): The frequency of when and where does the brain becomes active for many years can be a source of important insights, suggests a new study.Researchers at the Washington ... Read more...

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Brave toddler who had half her brain removed learns to walk


February 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A toddler has learnt to walk after having half her brain removed to stop her suffering 50 seizures a day.Two-year-old Katie Verdecchia has Aicardi syndrome - an inherited ... Read more...

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Sen conviction ‘a case of no evidence’, Jethmalani tells court


January 24th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Jan 24 (IANS) Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani made strong arguments Monday for more than two hours in Chhattisgarh High Court here and did his best to highlight alleged loopholes of ... Read more...

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24 killed in Mexico violence


January 9th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) At least 24 people were killed, 15 of them found decapitated, in the southern Mexican resort city of Acapulco, officials said.On Saturday morning, 15 decapitated men were ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint deadly brain tumor’s origin


January 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): A team of researchers have discovered the type of cell that is at the origin of brain tumors known as oligodendrogliomas, which are a type of glioma - ... Read more...

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How the human brain shops ‘to find the best candy bar’


January 6th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that our brain cells can be quite the savvy shoppers, capable of finding the best candy bar we wish to eat.Rick Jenison of ... Read more...

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Life-saving test developed for pregnant women


December 24th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Scientists have developed a life-saving test that can predict which woman with high blood pressure in pregnancy will go on to have complications. Pre-eclampsia affects up to one ... Read more...

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Over 900 kg poppy husk recovered in Punjab


December 17th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) In two different seizures, police have recovered over 900 kg of poppy husk from Punjab's Patiala district and arrested two people, an official said here Friday.According to a ... Read more...

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Kelly Preston And John Travolta Welcome Baby Boy


November 25th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Pulp Fiction" actor John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston have a reason to rejoice now. The couple is presently enjoying the bliss of parenthood after ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drugs don’t harm IQ of breastfed babies: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Breastfeeding a baby while taking a seizure medication may have no harmful effect on the child's IQ later in life, according to a new research from the Emory ... Read more...

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Shabana willing to bring MPs on board for maternal mortality


November 24th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor and social activist Shabana Azmi Wednesday said she is willing to take on the responsibility of getting concerned MPs on board to work on the issue ... Read more...

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Pakistan customs seize goods worth Rs 300 mn


November 9th, 2010 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) The customs department in Pakistan recovered smuggled goods worth Rs 311 million in the month of October, an official statement said here.The department - officially known as the ... Read more...

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