Kerala quarry unions strike against new rules for mining license renewal


  All Kerala Granite Quarry and Crusher Units Coordination Committee (a combination of quarry and crusher unions) went on a strike from 16th February in Kerala to protest against the new rules for renewal of mining licenses. The rules include an increase in royalty from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh and making environmental ….

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Train services affected due to construction work


  Train line blockade had been called to aid the engineering work for the construction of a subway at Madurantakam yard in the Chengalpattu–Villupuram section.The following changes had been made in the pattern of train services on 27 February: Train no. 66043/66044 Chennai Beach–Melmaruvathur–Chennai Beach was partially cancelled between Chengalpattu and Melmaruvathur Train no. 56037/56038 ….

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Bangalore-Ernakulam Trains derails, leaving 9 Dead and 18 solemnly injured

  Around Nine passengers were killed, while 100 others were injured out of which 18 were solemnly injured when nine bogies of Bangalore-Ernakulam Inter-city Express derailed on Feb 13 near Anekal, after the train whopped a boulder that fell on the track. Railway officials confirmed that about nine coaches were derailed in the mishap that ….

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H5N1 Avian Influenza (bird flu) strikes Uttar Pradesh


  Covering Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza, H5N1 `Bird Flu, Emerging Infectious Diseases, public health, community & Individual preparedness, and anything else that piques my admittedly eclectic interests.Avian influenza — known informally as avian flu or bird flu — refers to “influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds”. The H5N1 avian influenza virus has been found ….

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J&K village submerged by landslide. 7 killed and 31 missing


  A massive landslide occurred at Sadal village, about 55 kilometers from Udhampur in Jammu & Kashmit on 9th September, 2014 where around seven people were died and 31 were missing. The entire village was completely submerged under this landslide. The local police, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel ….

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Entire village buried under landslide in Pune, 151 died


  A massive landslide had occurred on Malin village which is located at Ambegaon taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra. The mishap took place on 30th July 2014 due to heavy downpour. The impact of this landslide was so major that the entire Malin village, consisting around 40 houses, was buried under the debris. Around ….

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A Fire brigade personnel died in a major fire at Lotus Park commercial complex in Andheri


  A major fire had broken out at a restaurant on 21st floor of Lotus Business Park building in Andheri on 18th of July 2014 at around 10 AM. The entire building was vacated immediately by the fire brigade officials after the fire broke out to conduct fire extinguishing operations. 22 fire engines, 10 water ….

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Gas leak causes fire in RGTIL pipeline. No injuries reported


  A major fire had broken out in a gas pipeline of Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd (RGTIL) passing through Medak district at Maddigunta village near Zaheerabad on 2nd March.The gas pipeline had developed a crack at the Main Line Valve (MLV) 14, which resulted huge gas leakage and subsequent fire on the early morning ….

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