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Nepal Wrap: World rushes aid, as 2309 killed, fresh tremors rock again

Another major tremblor measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday sending fresh fears among the people stranded and those in rescue operations with the death toll reaching 2309 with tens of thousands stranded on the streets. As the world rushed emergency aid to Kathmandu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over a high-level meeting in New Delhi after ...

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Swine Flu Death Toll Crosses 1,100

Swine flu has claimed more than 1,100 lives in India this year, while the number of cases reported across the country so far is 21,000, a health ministry official said on Monday. A total of 16 deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the toll due to the disease to 1,115, the official said. While the number of deaths has climbed ...

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Swine flu spreads to Kolkata, Rajasthan reports 73 deaths, Telangana 41

Ten people have tested positive for swine flu in Kolkata, with the dreaded virus disease fast spreading in all corners of the country, triggering the initial signs of an imminent outbreak. “So far there are 10 positive cases in Kolkata. The tests are being run at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) facility in Beleghata,” a Swasthya ...

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Crib Deaths in West Bengal; Death Toll Mounts to 13

West Bengal is again haunted with the crib death, which continues unabated with a death toll reaching at least 13 infant deaths since Wednesday at the Malda Medical College and Hospital, an official said on Friday. Medical Superintendent and Vice Principal M.A. Rashid told IANS: "Since Wednesday, 13 babies have died. All of them were underweight and brought in very ...

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10 killed in East Godavari Firecrackers Unit Blast; Death Toll May Go Up

At least 10 people were feared killed in a blast in a firecrackers unit in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district on Monday, police said. The accident took place in a building in Vakatappa village in the coastal district, where the firecrackers were being manufactured illegally in the building, they said. Huge flames engulfed the premises and two fire engines were ...

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Japan Mount Ontake Volcano Erupts Suddenly, 31 Weekend Hikers Killed; Rescue Still On

More than 30 hikers were feared dead on Saturday when the Mount Ontake, a hikers’ spot in Nagano, 200 miles from Tokyo, saw volcano eruption on Saturday night and continued spewing ash and rocks endangering the weekend visitors. Reports of sulfur smell briefly disrupted rescue efforts, said official NHK television of Japan. So far the rescue teams have recovered 31 ...

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