One dead, 77 injured in US chemical plant blast

Friday, June 14th, 2013
US chemical plant blast

Washington : At least one person was killed and 77 injured in an explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal’s home state of Louiiana in southern US. “This has been a tragic incident,” said Republican Jindal Thursday, during a briefing near the plant in Geismar, part of a heavily industrial […]

Oldest man in history Jiroemon Kimura dies at 116

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Jiroemon Kimura

Kyoto : A Japanese man recognised as the world’s oldest living person, and the oldest man recorded in history, has died aged 116, local officials say. Jiroemon Kimura died of natural causes on Wednesday in a hospital in Kyotango, Kyoto, a government statement said. In December, Guinness World Records recorded Mr Kimura as the oldest […]

China to send second woman into space

Monday, June 10th, 2013
China woman to space

Beijing : China will send its second woman astronaut into space tomorrow as part of its longest mission yet, as the country works towards building a Spacelab of its own to rival Mir, being run by Russia and the United States. The Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft will be launched on a Long March rocket at 5:38 […]

93 killed in China slaughterhouse fire

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
China slaughterhouse fire

Beijing : At least 93 people were killed Monday when a major fire raced through a slaughterhouse in China’s Jilin province, said authorities. The fire broke out at 6.06 a.m. in the slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi township of Dehui city, about 100 km northeast of the provincial capital Changchun. […]

4-year-old girl rescued from borewell in Haryana after 8 hours ordeal

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
girl fell into borewel rescued

Palwal : A four-year-old girl, who fell into a 120-feet deep borewell in Balai village in Haryana on Wednesday evening, was rescued after an eight hour ordeal. The incident occurred around 4.30 pm when the victim, identified as Tanu, fell in the pit while playing. Though the pit was 120-feet deep, the child was reportedly […]

29 militants killed in Afghan raids within 24 hours: Govt

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
militant

Kabul, May 29 : Afghan army and police supported by the NATO-led coalition forces have eliminated 29 armed Taliban militants and detained 45 others during different operations started on Tuesday, the country’s Interior Ministry said Wednesday. “Afghan National Police (ANP), army and the coalition forces conducted several clearance operations over the past 24 hours, killing […]

Andhra heat wave toll rises to 524

Monday, May 27th, 2013
maximum temperature Andhra

Hyderabad : The death toll in the heat wave that continues to grip Andhra Pradesh mounted to 524, officials said Sunday. The commissioner disaster management, who had Saturday put the toll at 294 since April 1, revised it to 524. The highest maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius was recorded Sunday at Tuni and Visakhpatnam. […]

Sun shoots solar flares into space

Friday, May 17th, 2013
solar flares

Washington : The sun has put on a spectacular light show in recent days, firing off solar flares and coronal mass ejections that have sent particles from the sun hurtling into space at speeds of over 2,000 km per second. Solar flares are powerful bursts that send light and radiation into space, while coronal mass […]

32 killed as bus falls into Beas river

Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Bus falls Beas river

Shimla : At least 32 passengers were killed when an overloaded private bus plunged into Beas river on Kullu-Mandi national highway on Wednesday. Thirty-two bodies have been recovered and 15 injured persons rescued and rushed to hospital, while some bodies are feared to have been swept away in the river, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu, Sharab Negi, […]

India’s total population is 1.21 billion, final census reveals

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
India's population

New Delhi : India’s total population stands at 1.21 billion, which is 17.7 per cent more than the last decade, and population growth of females was higher than that of males. According to the final census released by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today, India’s total population as on March 1, 2011 is 1,210,726,932 or […]

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