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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    20 children die as train rams into school bus in southern India

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hyderabad 20 children die as train rams into school bus A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India yesterday, killing 20 people, mostly young children, officials said. It was but the latest fatal accident on the country's rail network. The train collided with the bus carrying about 30 children as it drove across an unmanned level ...

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    Death toll rises to 51 dead, 100 missing after landslide engulfs Indian village

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Associated Press in Malin, India

    ... said the bodies of 22 women, 23 men and six children have been recovered so far. Suresh Jadhav, a district official, said about 40 homes were wiped out. Two days of torrential rains triggered ...

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    Contest in New Delhi as parents fight to get children into nursery schools

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in New Delhi Up to half a million children in New Delhi try to win places at 1,300 private schools every year Parents battle to gets tots into nursery schools Four-year-old ... until he was three," said his mother, Sangeeta, looking apologetic. "Otherwise, I would have started his training much earlier." Each year, up to half a million children ...

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    They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... records of four children and interviewed their doctors. "Maybe," Acharya said. "Your word, my word." Company-backed surveys show that compared with outlying areas, ... of deformed children in the villages around Jadugora led the Jharkhand High Court in February to demand an explanation from Uranium Corp and government agencies. The High Court wrote in its order ...

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

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

    ... in the capital New Delhi, killing 10 people including five children. Building collapses are common in India. Lax regulations and the demand for cheap housing mean contractors sometimes use substandard ...

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    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

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

    ... on Saturday, a four-storey, 50-year-old structure toppled in a poor area of New Delhi. Eleven people died, including five children, and one survivor was being treated in hospital. Most homes ...

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    Mumbai’s new metro begins services despite ticket price fight

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:05pm by BLOOM

    ... with flowers and took 27 minutes to travel the12-kilometre stretch. Before taking the escalator up to the platform, the Ambanis prayed on the station's ground floor. About 40 children sat on the carpeted floor in front of idols as two priests chanted prayers. Police officers struggled to control the rush of reporters, cameramen, passengers and children. India now has about 225km of metro ...

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    Fearful Indian children refuse free school meals after deaths

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Patna Thousands of school children were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India, fearful of being poisoned, after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said on Thursday. The children, aged four to 12, died after eating lentils, vegetables and rice cooked at a village school in the state of Bihar ...

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    Angry protests as poisoned school meal kills 22 children in India

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 01:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Patna, India 22 Indian children have died after eating free school meals, feared tainted with insecticide, while street protests erupt in wake of tragedy Twenty-two children died after eating a free lunch feared to have contained poisonous chemicals at an Indian primary school, officials said yesterday, as the tragedy sparked street protests. Another 30 ...

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    Assam separatists kill at least 11 Muslims in attacks in India’s northeast

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:56pm by AP

    ... 11 people, mostly women and children, in two overnight attacks. The gunmen are members of the Bodo tribe and belong to a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland, said regional ... in Assam state. The dead included six women and three children, police said. The violence comes at a time of heightened security during the country's general election, with the voting taking ...




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