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  • Centre agrees to hike compensation for Bhopal gas tragedy victims November 15, 2014

    Bhopal: The central government has agreed to increase the compensation for Bhopal gas tragedy victims, Amnesty International on Friday said and welcomed the move. The government also promised to revise the numbers of deaths and injuries, according to an Amnesty International statement. The government decision came following hunger strike by five...
  • Bilaspur: Four women admitted to hospital in another case of botched sterilisation operation November 12, 2014

    Bilaspur: In another case of botched sterilisation operation reported from Chhattisgarh, four women were admitted to a hospital at Gorela-Pendra in Bilaspur. These four women are among the 28 women on whom operation was conducted on Sunday in a government organized family planning camp. A team of doctors from AIIMS will...
  • Sri Lanka: Rains slow search for mudslide victims November 3, 2014

    Colombo: Heavy rains slowed the search for victims of a major mudslide on a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka that police say left 38 people missing and presumed dead, officials said. A military official said rains were creating problems for rescuers using heavy equipment to dig through tonnes of...
  • Memorial for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to come up in Delhi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A memorial in remembrance of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots is being built at Gurdwara Rakhabganj Sahib in the heart of the national capital. The memorial, dubbed "Wall of Tears", is being constructed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK and its construction was...
  • Ambulance drone to save heart attack victims unveiled in Holland October 29, 2014

    London: A student in the Netherlands has developed an 'ambulance drone' fitted with defibrillator that can reach heart attack victims within minutes, and potentially help save thousands of lives. The 4kg drone, created by graduate student Alec Momont, can fly at an estimated speed as high as 100 kilometres per...
  • Music for relief! Bollywood singers and musicians come together for a concert to help Assam flood victims October 22, 2014

    As Indians were glued to their TV sets for the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly bypoll results, government and people's apathy towards Assam flood victims seemed to have been of much more concern to some of the most prominent faces from the Indian music fraternity than the polls outcome. Spearheaded by...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Flood victims pin hope on PM's visit October 21, 2014

    Srinagar: Thousands of people rendered homeless by the deluge in Jammu and Kashmir last month are pinning their hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Diwali visit to the Valley, expecting him to announce a substantial package that can help them rebuild their homes before the onset of winter. "We are...
  • Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor support fundraiser campaign for Kashmir flood victims October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Gulzar, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Sonakshi Sinha have come together to support "HUM HAIN... Umeed-e-Kashmir" - a campaign to raise funds and awareness for flood-ravaged Kashmir. The campaign is an initiative of entertainment industry led by the Event and Entertainment Management...
  • J&K: HC reserves order on plea for interim payment to flood victims September 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking release of 50 per cent of the sum assured to policy holders in flood-hit areas of the state. A division bench of Chief Justice MM Kumar and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey reserved...
  • After 13 years, Belgian 9/11 victim identified September 24, 2014

    New York: More than 13 years after the September 11 attacks in New York City, one Belgian victim has finally been identified. The New York medical examiner identified the man as Patrice Braut, 31-years-old at the time of the attacks. Braut was identified by new DNA tests conducted on human...
  • Narendra Modi launches pension scheme in Gujarat on his 64th birthday September 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother on Wednesday in Gandhinagar seeking her blessings on his 64th birthday. Modi launched a pension scheme in the state and requested his well wishers to keep his birthday a low key event and give out as much help as was possible to the...
  • J&K floods: What do victims need? September 16, 2014

    Over two lakh people have been rescued in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir but the big challenge ahead was to supply food and relief to the people. The locals continue to battle with uncertainity without the basics and have accused the government of ignoring their plight. ...
  • Saradha chit fund scam victims take out protest rally September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Thousands of victims of Saradha ponzi scheme from districts along with investors of other such companies on Thursday participated in a protest rally here demanding immediate refund of their money from the West Bengal government. Though the march, organised by the Chit Fund Sufferers' Association, was termed nonpolitical but several...
  • Jammu floods: 26 Pakistani women golfers stranded in the valley September 10, 2014

    Among the rescued flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir are Pakistani women golfers who had come for a tournament. 26 people from the group are still stranded in the valley. ...
  • A year after Muzaffarnagar riots, victims still await justice September 7, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Even a year after voilent clashes in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh that claimed 65 lives and left 50,000 homeless, the state government has been unable to bring the offenders to book. In fact, the police have even tried to convince victims to withdraw cases. A special cell of...
  • Delhi: Stabbing victim dies as police spend time recording his statement August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In an act of gross negligence, a Delhi teenager died after the police delayed taking him to the hospital. The boy had reportedly been stabbed by two assailants and instead of taking him to the hospital directly, the police wasted precious time in recording his statement. By the time the...
  • Faces of courage: Acid attack victims pose for a photo shoot August 21, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, fashion photographer Rahul Saharan talks about some brave young acid attack survivor women who faced a photo shoot to draw attention to the issue. "I've shot with lots of models but shooting with them was a very different experience. It was just a small effort...
  • Half of MH17 crash victims identified: Report August 17, 2014

    The Hague: Half of the number of victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash have been identified, the Dutch national forensic investigation team has stated through a private forum for relatives. On July 17, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, went down...
  • Congress leader Nagma visits Meerut rape victim in hospital August 7, 2014

    Actress and Congress politician Nagma on Wednesday slammed the BJP for trying to communalise the Meerut gangrape incident. After visiting the victim of alleged gangrape and forced conversion on Wednesday at a hospital in Ghaziabad, Nagma said BJP was trying to communalise the incident. "No political party should be allowed to...
  • Liberia government orders Ebola victims cremated August 4, 2014

    Monrovia (Liberia): The Liberian government is ordering that all corpses of Ebola victims must be cremated as fears rise that the disease could be spread by bodies being buried in residential areas. Information Minister Lewis Brown announced on Monday on state radio that authorities now will cremate the remains of Ebola...
  • India to provide $1 million for aid to Gaza victims August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Gaza conflict shows no immediate signs of letup and the number of deaths, including of scores of children, mount to over 1,400, a concerned India is planning to send $1 million to a UN fund to provide aid to the suffering Palestinians fleeing the battle zone. The...
  • Identifying Mali air crash victims 'could take years' July 31, 2014

    Algiers: Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police said on Thursday. An Air Algerie McDonnell Douglas 83 flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers crashed in northern Mali last Thursday, killing all 118 people on board. "It is...
  • Compensation given to relatives of terror victims is too small: Bombay High Court July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed dismay over the quantum of compensation (Rs 3 lakh) paid by the Centre to the families of those killed in terror attacks or bomb blasts, saying the amount was paltry. "If the sole bread winner dies in a...
  • Netherlands mourns as bodies of MH17 crash victims return July 23, 2014

    Kharkiv: Wooden coffins were being brought out on the tarmac of a Ukrainian airport as the first plane carrying corpses recovered from the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 readied to leave for the Netherlands. Grieving families and Dutch royals are due to receive the bodies as flags fly at half...
  • Dutch investigators inspect MH17 bodies at east Ukraine station July 21, 2014

    Torez: Dutch investigators on Monday inspected bodies recovered from downed passenger airliner MH17 which had been loaded on to a train under rebel control, an AFP reporter said. As each of the train wagons carrying a total of more than 200 corpses was opened and examined by two men wearing masks...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 20, 2014

    This week's Citizen Journalist Show puts spotlight on issues affecting citizens from across the country. This episode features story of a rape victims fight for compensation to a story highlighting the plight of malaria survivors in Tripura. We also have a story of a young female mountaineers journey to Europe's...
  • Lost brother in MH370, loses step daughter in MH17 July 20, 2014

    More than 25 Australians have died in the MH17 disaster. Kaylene Mann from Australia lost her relatives in both the Malaysia airlines tragedies. Her brother Rod Burrows and his wife Mary died on flight MH370. Now she lost her step daughter in MH17 crash. ...
  • MH17 crash: Malaysian Deputy PM meets families of crash victims July 20, 2014

    Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muyhiddin Yassin on Saturday visited the families of 24 Malaysian victims who were on board that illfated aircraft. Yassin spent more than an hour talking those families. Earlier, he had also visited the Operations room of MH17 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ...
  • DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims July 20, 2014

    Netherlands: Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and friends of the dead huddled to console one another at churches, schools and sports clubs...
  • MH17 crash: Forensic experts gather material to identify victims July 19, 2014

    The Hague (Netherlands): Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material including DNA samples that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Police said in a tweet that 40 pairs of detectives from the National...