Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Coming down hard on the rampant use of polythene, authorities raided a grain market here and seized a whopping 870 kg of plastic, an official said Saturday.
'Over 870 kg of banned polythene bags and packing materials were seized from a shop,' a Chandigarh administration spokesman said.
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Madrid/Hamburg, May 8 (DPA) Spanish aviation authorities Saturday closed the air space over northern Spain as a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland arrived in the region.
The airports of Santiago de Compostela, La Coruna, Vigo Asturias, Santander, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca and Leon were affected by the closure which was set
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Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) A young woman has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district and 40 tortoises recovered from her, police said Saturday.
Seema Banerjee, 28, was arrested Friday evening from Matlupur area, police officer D.K. Sharma said in Mau, some 300 km from Lucknow. 'The tortoises were recovered from
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Patna, May 8 (IANS) A 11-year-old boy has been abducted for ransom here while returning to his hostel from school, police said Saturday.
Ravi Roshan, a Class 6 student of Don Bosco Academy, was kidnapped Friday. His family has got calls demanding ransom.
'After Roshan failed to return till evening, I came
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New York, May 8 (IANS) Sri Lanka's suggestion that a newly announced commission will provide accountability for laws-of-war violations during the armed conflict with the Tamil Tigers is another attempt to deflect an independent international probe, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.
Human Rights Watch urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take
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Jakarta, May 8 (IANS) A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit central Indonesia Saturday, but there was no immediate report of casualties or material damage, Xinhua reported.
The quake struck at 11:22 a.m. local time (0322 GMT), with the epicentre 68 km northwest of Raba regency of West Nusa Tengara province, at a depth
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New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit's security has been stepped up after the police control room received a call from an unknown person, claiming that her life was in danger, an official said Saturday.
'We got a call on Thursday night that the chief minister's life is
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Bogota, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombian authorities have seized 29.35 billion pesos ($14.6 million) worth of smuggled goods from the country's free-trade zone near Panama, officials said.
The raid took place on a ship in Colombia's main Pacific port of Buenaventura. Six 20-tonne containers, in which liquor, cigarettes, candies, shoes, perfumes, toys
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Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), May 8 (IANS) An American citizen and three Dominican Republic nationals have been arrested on charges of running a child pornography ring in the country.
US citizen Williams Bonaparte allegedly hired three women to recruit young girls and shoot pornographic movies in his apartment at Puerto Plata,
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Mexico City, May 8 (DPA) A 21-year-old footballer who was active in the second category of Mexican football was shot dead in an apparent hold-up in southern Mexico City, his club said.
Ademir Meza played for Pumas Morelos, the second team of Mexican football giants Pumas de la UNAM. He was
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