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Private buses killed 436 persons in two years, total death toll 737


CHANDIGARH: Even as many accidents by private bus operators in Punjab are not registered by police, the official figures of death due to accidents by buses are alarming. Total 737 persons had died in road accidents involving only buses, out of which 436 persons were killed by private buses. Accordint to available records, private buses have done more road accidents ...

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Australian police foils terror plot; arrests teenager


Melbourne, May 9 : Australian police today said it had foiled a terror strike planned for Mother’s Day tomorrow and arrested a 17-year-old for plotting multiple bomb attacks in the heart of Melbourne. Police said they seized three pipe bombs from the boy’s bedroom during a raid at the Greenvale family home after learning an attack was allegedly planned for ...

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Pentagon ups alert level at military bases in US


Washington, May 9: The Pentagon decided to raise the alert at all its military bases and installations in the US, to “Force Protection Bravo” level, as defence against “homegrown extremists” inspired or instigated by Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The threat level was raised by the Northern Command on Friday due to the “increased and predictable threat of terrorism” at all ...

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Mild quake in Kutch


Kutch, May 9 : A mild quake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale was felt this morning in Kutch district of Gujarat. However, there were no reports of any casualties. “A minor earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale hit Kutch district at 6.30 AM. The epicentre of the earthquake was 22 kms northwest from Bhachau town of district,” officials ...

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Rajya Sabha panel advocates insurance for HIV positive people


New Delhi, May 9 : There shall be no discrimination in providing health and life insurances to HIV positive people and it should “preferably” at regular rate of premium, a standing committee of Rajya Sabha has said in a report on a bill to stop discrimination against those suffering from HIV/AIDS. The Rajya Sabha’s standing committee on the health ministry, ...

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