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Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?

Up to 200 people are feared buried under the debris of the landslide in the western Indian state of Maharashtra Environmental experts are blaming the flattening of hilly slopes for agriculture and a construction boom for Wednesday morning's landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people in the western Indian state of ... (more)

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Suria

Kerry to test waters with India's Modi

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on Friday, hoping to break the ice with a leader once shunned by Washington.

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Cybercast News Service

US, UN announce deal on Gaza cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza to start Friday morning for 72 hours, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned that the lull in violence did not guarantee an end to the conflict.

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Brandon Sun

US, UN announce Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza to start Friday morning for 72 hours, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned that the lull in violence did not guarantee an end to the conflict.

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Daily Times

Rain hampers search for India landslide victims

NEW DELHI: Rescuers battled through heavy rains on Thursday in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Taslima Nasreen upset with Indian govt after being given 2-month visa

New Delhi : Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, who is living in exile since 1994, has been refused a one-year visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months.

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India.com

India gave a befitting replya to beheading of soldiers

New Delhi, Jul 31: The Indian Army gave "a befitting reply" to Pakistan after an Indian soldier was beheaded along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing army chief General Bikram Singh said Thursday.

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Neepawa Press

Rescuers in remote Indian village dig through mud after massive landslide kills at least 30

Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 30 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.

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West Australian

Some WTO members discussing customs deal without India - sources

A group of World Trade Organization members has informally discussed adopting a global overhaul of customs rules without India if New Delhi goes ahead with threats to block the deal, sources familiar with the talks said on Thursday.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Landslide buries Indian village; at least 24 dead

Policemen allow an ambulance to pass through at a road block in Ghodegaon village, some 35 kilometers from Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Landslide buries Indian village; at least 24 dead

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Thanh Nein News

Indian landslide kills 10, scores feared trapped

Heavy rain triggered a landslide in rural western India that killed at least ten people and trapped up to 150 more after thick mud came crashing down on thatch huts and brick houses on Wednesday, a national disaster official said.

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India.com

Income Tax Department to track high-value spending in major cities of India

New Delhi, Jul 30: In order to widen the tax base and check undisclosed income, the Income Tax Department has decided to train its scanner on instances of personal expenditure, interest earned on investment, purchase of luxury vehicles and capital gains made from sale of property in a select band of economically surging Indian cities.

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Scotsman.com

17 dead after Indian landslide, 158 missing

Mud and slush surround a building after a mudslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

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The Independent

Indian court convicts ten over school fire that killed 94 children

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The Republic

10 guilty in India school fire that killed 94 kids

An Indian court convicted 10 people on Wednesday in a 2004 fire that tore through a thatched-roof schoolhouse, killing 94 children in a horrifying case that focused attention on poor fire regulations in the country.

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Evening Sun

10 guilty in fire deaths of 94 Indian school kids

A court in southern India has convicted 10 people for a fire in 2004 that raged through a thatched-roof schoolhouse and killed 94 children while most of the faculty escaped unscathed.

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Yahoo!

Five dead, 150 feared trapped in India monsoon landslide

A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least five people and leaving up to 150 feared trapped, officials said.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Landslide hits Indian village, 150 may be trapped

A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and raising fears that more than 150 people could be trapped, officials said.

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The Times of India

Kumbakonam school tragedy: 10 held guilty for fire that killed 94 children

THANJAVUR: A local court in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur held 10 people guilty in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire accident case.

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