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87 children die in school fire
KUMBAKONAM, JULY 16. In a horrifying tragedy that shocked the nation, 87 schoolchildren were burnt to death and 23 seriously injured today as fire raged through a primary school in Kumbakonam town of Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. While 75 ...
Four officials suspended
KUMBAKONAM, JULY 16.The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today ordered criminal charges filed against the management of the Sri Krishna High School, Kumbakonam, holding it responsible for the fire accident in which 87 children were ...
`Teachers fled the scene'
KUMBAKONAM, JULY 16. Teachers were the first to run out as the fire engulfed the first floor of the school in Kumbakonam, eyewitnesses and local residents said. Members of the public fought the flames and tried to rescue the children before the ...
Woman's death sparks protest
IMPHAL, JULY 16. Security has been tightened in volatile areas of Manipur today following police firing on protesters here. Forty persons, including several women, were injured in the firing on those coming for a rally called to protest ...
Stay of trial in POTA case against Vaiko extended
NEW DELHI, JULY 16.The Supreme Court today extended the stay of all further proceedings pending against the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary, Vaiko, and eight others before a special court in Poonamalee, near ...
Alert in Gujarat after stamps scam accused escapes
AHMEDABAD, JULY 16. Police have sounded a statewide alert to trace the whereabouts of an accused in the Telgi stamp paper scam, who escaped from CBI custody late last night. Kishor Purshotham Patel and his wife Falguni, who allegedly aided his ...
NEW DELHI, JULY 16.The Supreme Court today dismissed the PIL petition challenging the inclusion of "tainted" persons in the Union Council of Ministers headed by Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. The Court while dismissing the petition said there ...
Normality returns to Parliament
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. Normality returned to Parliament today with the Opposition allowed to have its say on the consequences of the Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad's order for a probe into the torching of a railway coach near Godhra in February last ...
Raja Bhaiyya appointed Cabinet Minister
LUCKNOW, JULY 16. Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh (Raja Bhaiyya) was today inducted as Cabinet Minister in the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government in Uttar Pradesh. The Governor, T.V. Rajeshwar, administered the oath of office and secrecy to ...
Prince Charles' plane had a near-miss
LONDON, JULY 16. A plane carrying the British heir to the throne, Prince Charles, was involved in a near-miss with a passenger jet in the skies over southern England in March, a report said today. The flight, carrying Charles to a memorial ...
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