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What Kills Earthlings Most When Asteroid Strikes? This Model Has Answer!

When an asteroid strikes Earth, which of its effects –scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis — would claim the most lives? A new study says violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous in such calamity. The study explored seven effects associated with asteroid impacts–heat, pressure shock waves, flying debris, tsunamis, wind blasts, seismic shaking and cratering–and estimated their ...

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How Malaria Killed 450000 Romans?

An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization. The answer is in mitochondrial genomic evidence of malaria, coaxed from the teeth of bodies buried in three Italian cemeteries, dating back to the Imperial period ...

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How to Keep Dengue Mosquitoes Away? India Under Dengue Attack

More than 30 people have lost their lives in Delhi alone due to Dengue outbreak, which is becoming a bigger threat in Bangalore now. Delhi faced its worst dengue crisis in five years, with 4,500 positive cases have already registered so far this year, and the Indian capital is paying the price for not taking proper preventive measures to stem Dengue which ...

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61 Infants Die in Cuttack Shishu Bhawan in Just 2 Weeks

Maintained by 3-member-staff, cuttack Shishu Bhawan or Children’s Home is facing numerous deaths in the past two weeks, as many as 61, forcing the state government to order a probe. Odisha health minister Atanu S. Nayak said on Wednesday that five workers have been suspended, while local reports said merely 3 members acually are staioned in it. While state Opposition ...

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76 Killed in Manipur, Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat Floods, Next 24 Hours Crucial in Jharkhand, Bihar, sikkim, MP

In West Bengal, 48 deaths have been reported and another 28 in Rajasthan following massive floods in the northern India including Gujarat, Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha. The rains remain heavy due to depression, warn Met department, especially in other regions too including Bihar, sikkim, MP, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Chief Minister of Gujarat ...

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1303 Death Sentences, 3 Executions in Last 10 years in India

According to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), prison statistics’ report, there were 1,303 death sentences of which only 3 sentences were executed, including the recent Yakub Memon who was the lone convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings. On November 21, 2012, Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist to have survived the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was hanged in Pune’s Yerwada ...

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Stampede at Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 Could Have Been Avoided

The Godavari Maha Pushakaralu returned after 144 years but so is the tragedy with 27 killed in a stampede that took place this morning between 7.30 am and 8 am with mostly elderly people being the victims. Ironic but the trigger to panic stampede was caused when people rushed towards one of the gates at Kotagummam ghat on the banks of the ...

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After Google, Amazon India Promotes Solar Power, Kickstarts New Online Store

As Google is opening more solar-based data centers around the world, Amazon too has jumped on the bandwagon in pursuit of the Indian ambition for renewable energy, with the opening a new store last month that sells an extensive range of solar-powered products in the country. Amazon India is providing its customers a collection of household products including chargers, fans, ...

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Scared Telugu Film Industry to Perform Mrutyunjaya Homam

The year 2014 was scary for the Telugu iflm industry with more than ten deaths of prominent actors and directors or and the year before was equally bad. With more than 15 popular Telugu artists dead in the last two years, members of Telugu filmdom have decided to perform the Mruthyunjaya Homam. “Many think the industry is cursed. When I ...

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16 swine flu deaths in two Delhi hospitals but official toll is only 2

Two government hospitals in Delhi – Safdarjung Hospital and LNJP Hospital – have reported 16 swine flu deaths this year, top officials said Thursday, contradicting the figure of one death in each hospital given by the union health ministry. However, the health ministry clarified that its figures on swine flu deaths in Delhi were based on official reports. “The ministry ...

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Swine Flu: Telangana reports 4 new cases

Telangana has reported 34 fresh cases of swine flu with the death toll at 46 so far this year from the H1N1 virus. “In the current year from January 1 till February 18, 3,571 samples have been tested, out of which 1,162 found to be positive and number of deaths because of other complications and swine flu are 46,” said ...

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Swine Flu: Rajasthan Reports 8 More Deaths, Toll Reaches 191

Swine flu is spreading across Rajasthan rapidly that the state reported 8 more deaths on Wednesday, taking the total deaths from the dreaded viral disease to 191 since  the beginning of this year. “Total deaths have touched 191 while positive cases in a day has risen by 346 to touch a figure of 3,648 across the state,” a health official ...

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Rajasthan Reports 11 more swine flu deaths today

Eleven people more died of swine flu in Rajasthan on Saturday, taking to 153 the total toll in the state from the start of this year, officials said. "Maximum 26 deaths have occurred in Jaipur and 24 from Ajmer. Total deaths till 9.30 p.m. Saturday across the state touched 153 and these deaths occurred from Jan 1,2015," said a medical ...

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Rajasthan swine flu toll at 135 sends alarming signals

The uncontrollable swine flu has taken a heavy toll in Rajasthan since Jan 1 this year climbing to 135 with five more people deaths reported on Friday due to the disease that is fast spreading the state, officials said. “Maximum deaths have occurred from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Barmer and Nagaur,” said a state health department official. He said that total positive ...

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Swine flu spreads to Kolkata, Rajasthan reports 73 deaths, Telangana 41

Ten people have tested positive for swine flu in Kolkata, with the dreaded virus disease fast spreading in all corners of the country, triggering the initial signs of an imminent outbreak. “So far there are 10 positive cases in Kolkata. The tests are being run at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) facility in Beleghata,” a Swasthya ...

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Mysterious Mekedatu Throws up Dead Bodies, Who’s Behind?

Every weekend, Bangalore wakes up to listen to the sad news of some teenagers who went to Mekedatu returning dead and in some cases even their dead bodies are not traceable unless ransom is paid to locals. This weekend too two engineering students who went to Mekedatu never returned and after a day, locals helped to trace the dead body ...

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Why Swine Flu is Fast spreading in Gujarat, Elsewhere?

Swine flu or the H1N1 virus is fast spreading in Gujarat with 10 more deaths reported on Sunday alone and the total swine flu deaths in the state reaching 81 this year, reports said. Swine flu director of Gujarat Dr Kamlesh Upadhyay has attributed the dramatic rise in deaths due to initial treatment with anti-biotics instead of anti-viral drugs. “There ...

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Swine flu claims 8 lives in Haryana; 47 cases confirmed

At least eight people have died due to swine flu in Haryana this month, health officials have informed. A health department spokesman said 47 cases of swine flu have been confirmed so far in the state and the patients were being treated in the isolation wards of various hospitals. These include eight from Faridabad, seven from Gurgaon and five from ...

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