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Truck drivers should be empowered, given dignity

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) The truck drivers - forming the base of the logistics sector of the country - must be empowered and given dignity, panelists said at a conclave here on Thursday. We should make the drivers feel that they equal. When we are working with them we must try to make them feel empowered with training and feel happy and confident from within, said Manisha Mishra, Associat...

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Prioritise health, expenses: India's first female truck driver's advice

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) India's first female truck driver Yogita Raghuvanshi says her colleagues must learn to prioritise their health and expenses, rather than involving themselves solely in their fight for wages and rights. If the wages of truck drivers are less, how do they manage to spend almost Rs 50 in buying liquor pouches? Saving this amount, they can buy a home and fund their ch...

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Tripura Assembly lauds man, daughter for averting train accident

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, members of the Tripura Assembly on Thursday praised Swapan Debbarma, 45, and his teenage daughter who last week averted a train accident saving the lives of over 2,000 passengers. Health and Science and Technology Minister Sudip Roy Barman raised the issue in Zero hour and requested Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and the House to exte...

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Divya Seth Shah to essay Manmohan Singh's wife in film

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress Divya Seth Shah is on board to essay the role of Gursharan Kaur, wife of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in the film The Accidental Prime Minister. Actor Anupam Kher shared the news with a photograph of himself and Divya dressed in their respective looks in the film. Introducing Divya Seth Shah as Mrs Gursharan Kaur, wife of honourable ...

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12 killed in MP road accident

Bhopal, June 21 (IANS) Twelve persons, including seven women, were killed early on Thursday when a jeep collided with a tractor in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, police said. The accident occurred when the jeep carrying members of a family to a funeral collided with the sand-carrying truck on Ambah road. Eight others were injured, two of whom were said to be in critical condition. ...

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Indonesia: 200 feared dead in Monday's ferry tragedy

Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) More than 190 people are now believed to be missing after Monday's ferry disaster on Lake Toba, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said on Wednesday. The number, revised up from 130, is three times the number of passengers the ferry was licensed to carry. Lake Toba, the world's largest volcanic lake, was busy with tourists celebrating the annual E...

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NGO calls on RS to approve Motor Vehicle Act amendment

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to reduce road accident deaths in India, Consumer Voice, which works for citizens road safety, on Tuesday asked the Rajya Sabha to pass the bill amending the three-decade-old Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The amendment bill, passed by the Lok Sabha on April 11 this year, is currently pending in the upper house. Speaking at a national workshop on t...

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1 dead, 94 missing after boat sinks in Indonesia

Jakarta, June 19 (IANS) At least one body was found as rescuers continued to search on Tuesday for at least 94 people who are still missing after a boat capsized in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island a day earlier, officials said. Kapal Motor Sinar Bangun boat sank at 5.30 p.m. on Monday after departing Simanindo port in Samosir district and was 1.61 km away from its destination of ...

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India's Sandesh finishes 4th at Thailand Superbike Championship

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's Sandesh Prasannakumar finished fourth at the Thailand Superbike Championship here. The Indian racer missed a podium finish by 0.97 seconds. Sandesh, who had a horrible accident last year that broke his collar bone, has returned to the track after a lengthy period. I have always believed, when the underlying passion combines with hard work...

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Earring extracted from Mumbai toddler's windpipe

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) A team of doctors extracted a 2-inch earring stuck in the windpipe of a one-year-old toddler, an official said here on Tuesday. Last week, Kushi Soni from the city's Kurla suburb caused panic in her family when she playfully gulped down the large earring with a pointed end. Initially, she was rushed to a paediatrician who prescribed some medicines, but was ...

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Here's why the 90-day 'golden period' in post-stroke rehabilitation is vital

A stroke can hit anyone at any age. India reports more than 1.8 million cases every year, of which almost 15 per cent affect people in their 30s and 40s. A stroke or a Cerebro Vascular Accident (CVA) results from a sudden blood loss to the brain or bleeding within the brain resulting in the impairment of neurological function. Obesity, smoking, hypertension, alcohol consumption, diabetes...

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3 killed as ambulance knocks down bikers

Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Three people, including a couple, were killed on Monday as a speeding ambulance lost control and knocked down a bike and a bicycle in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said. The accident took place in the morning in Birbhum's Labhpur after one of the front tyres of the ambulance burst, police said. The speeding ambulance took a sharp right turn after ...

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Injured Cambodian prince stable

Phnom Penh, June 18 (IANS) Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh who was injured in a car accident, has been airlifted to a hospital in Thailand and his condition was now stable, an official said on Monday. Ranariddh, who is also the Funcinpec Party president, was injured in the accident on Sunday in Sihanouk province. His 39-year-old wife Ouk Phalla died on the spot. Funcinpec Part...

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'Ocean Rimmed World': The Ocean giveth, but the ocean also taketh away

Book: Ocean Rimmed World; Author R.N. Joe D'Cruz; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 563; Price: 575 Universally, the travails of fishermen at sea are unending. Written originally in Tamil, and translated into English by G. Geetha, R.N. Joe D'Cruz's novel Ocean Rimmed World explores the hardship, toil, labour of coarse love and change-induced conflict in the lives of the fisherfo...

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7 killed in Punjab accident

Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) At least seven people were killed on Monday when the sports utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in rammed into a truck near Punjab's Amritsar city, police said. The victims included one child and three women. Eight passengers in the SUV were returning to Delhi after a pilgrimage trip from Himachal Pradesh and the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Bengal girl mistakes pistol for toy, shoots mother

Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A girl in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Sunday accidentally shot and critically injured her mother while playing with a loaded pistol the woman had found outside and given to her daughter, thinking it was a toy, police said. According to police, Kakoli Jana found the pistol in a garden outside their house at Khanakul in Arambag on Sunday morning and mistook it ...

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2 killed, 19 injured in Bengal bus accident

Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Two passengers were killed and at least 19 others were injured as the bus they were travelling in, rammed into a truck coming from the opposite direction in West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday, police said. The accident took place near Nadia's Fulia town at around 3.30 am when the bus was coming back from the coastal town of Digha to Nadia's Shantipur. ...

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Cambodian Prince's wife killed in accident

Phonm Penh, June 17 (IANS) Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh's wife was killed on Sunday in a road accident in Sihanoukville province, police said. The prince's wife died due to severe injuries, Xinhua news agency quoted a police officer as saying. He added that the 74-year-old prince was airlifted to a hospital in Phnom Penh for medical treatment. The accident took ...

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Indian-American mother's crusade leads conviction of son's murderer

Carbondale (US), June 17 (IANS) After a four-year crusade by an Indian-American mother seeking justice for her murdered son, the assailant has finally been convicted. A jury on Thursday found Gaege Bethune guilty of Pravin Varughese's murder in Carbondale in 2014, according to media reports. After the verdict, Pravin's mother Lovely Varughese told the Chicago Tribune: Pravin's da...

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At least seven killed, 28 injured in Mexico bus crash

Mexico City, June 17 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and another 28 injured in a bus crash in the city of Guadalajara in west Mexican state of Jalisco, the local prosecutor announced on Saturday. The vehicle, with around 40 passengers on board, overturned and fell into a canal on Friday night when it was travelling through Tlaquepaque, a town southeast of Guadalajara, reported X...

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