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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    More survivors found in India building collapse rubble as death toll rises to 26

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... building in southern India on Tuesday as authorities said they expected to wrap up rescue efforts by the end of the day. While the death toll from Saturday’s disaster on the outskirts of Chennai ... survivors were rescued overnight as hundreds of rescue workers toiled round the clock. Watch: Dozens killed and trapped after building collapsed in southern India “Three people have been pulled out ...

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    More toilets not the answer to India's sanitation woes: study

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... Building toilets in rural India, where hundreds of millions are still defecating outdoors, will not be enough to improve public health, according to a study published yesterday. India is considered ... India needs to look beyond building toilets and focus on educating the masses and changing centuries-old habits and people's preferences for doing their business outdoors. For the study, ...

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    Eight dead as Hudhud hits India's eastern coast

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AP

    ... saved lives, the cyclone caused "huge damage" to buildings and crops in coastal districts. The National Disaster Response Force said rescuers were trying to reach 320 villages in four ...

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    Narendra Modi launches Clean India Campaign by sweeping street

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... schoolchildren, officials and citizens yesterday took up brooms and dustpans to join a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept a road ... Modi's government, which swept to power in May, has made building toilets a priority and he has pledged that every household will have a toilet by 2019. According to WaterAid research, about 16 ...

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    India’s low-cost Mars mission enters last lap as spacecraft prepares to enter orbit

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:19pm

    ... of the space race. A successful outcome for the US$74 million mission would stiffen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolve to build new space launch facilities capable of handling heavier satellites, ...

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    One killed in accident at Indian nuclear submarine building yard

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... at a ship building centre in the southeastern coastal city of Vishakhapatnam, the Defence Research and Development Organisation statement said. The incident occurred when one of the hatches flew off ... Minister A.K. Antony, blaming him for the incident and "neglect of the navy". India is building a number of Arihant-class nuclear-powered submarines, including the one on which the latest ...

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    Rescuers dig for building collapse survivors in southern India

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 04:38pm by Associated Press in Panaji, Goa

    ... Associated Press in Panaji, Goa The search for survivors at the site of a building collapse in Goa, India continued on Sunday as the death toll reached 14, with many labourers remaining unaccounted for Rescuers using hoes and shovels searched for survivors on Sunday under a massive pile of broken concrete and dust left when a residential building collapsed under construction ...

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    Mumbai building collapse death toll roses to 60 as search ends

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 01:50pm by Associated Press in Mumbai

    ... Associated Press in Mumbai Rescuers managed to save 33 people from the building’s wreckage The search for survivors at the site of a collapsed apartment building ended on Sunday in India’s financial capital of Mumbai with a final death toll of 60 people, an emergency response official said. Rescuers managed to save 33 people from the building’s wreckage in the two-day search. ...

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    Miracle baby saved from collapsed Mumbai building as death toll climbs to 28

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai At least 28 die in latest building collapse in Mumbai Miracle baby saved from rubble The death toll from the collapse of a five-storey apartment block ... "More persons are feared trapped under the debris." Earlier rescuers had pulled a baby alive from the rubble of a building 11 hours after it collapsed. A cheer went up from hundreds ...

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    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 06:55pm by AP

    ... in southern India have detained two construction company directors as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for workers buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 22 people. The unfinished 11-storey apartment building collapsed late on Saturday while heavy rains and lightning were ...




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