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2008-06-20 12:00:40

Energtek, a company involved in the development of adsorbed natural gas technology, has signed a memorandum of understanding with a natural gas distribution company in Uttar Pradesh, India. The agreement advances efforts to commercialize Energtek's proprietary bulk storage and transportation technology in India. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) advances gas bulk transportation projects utilizing the primary elements of Energtek's proprietary low-pressure mobile pipeline technology....

2006-07-10 03:12:11

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Monsoon rains have inundated large parts of Uttar Pradesh state in India, and 21 people were killed in drownings, house collapses and lightning strikes over the weekend, officials said on Monday. In neighboring Bangladesh, at least 12 people have died in landslides or after being hit by lighting over the past two days in heavy rainstorms in the nation's east. Across India, at least 250 people have been killed since the start of the monsoon season in June....

2006-04-10 13:16:25

By Surojit Gupta and Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - At least 51 people died and 100 were injured on Monday when a huge fire broke out at a crowded consumer electronics fair in the northern Indian city of Meerut and the death toll could rise further, officials said. Witnesses and officials said a short circuit had caused the fire, which spread rapidly to the polythene sheets covering a temporary enclosure where air conditioners, television sets and other home appliances were on...

2006-04-05 05:07:56

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested six Islamic militants, including a cleric who helped plan bomb blasts in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi last month which left 18 people dead and dozens wounded. Police said on Wednesday the cleric, Waliullah, was an Indian who acted as the local commander of a Bangladeshi Islamic militant group, Harkatul Jihad-al Islami, and was a conduit for three Bangladeshis who carried out the Varanasi blasts. "Waliullah is the mastermind...

2006-03-09 03:00:31

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - The northern Indian city of Varanasi showcased its standing as one of the country's most vibrant pilgrimage centers on Thursday, two days after bomb blasts killed 15 people and triggered protests. Markets across the Hindu holy city opened, streets bustled with traffic and tourists, Indian and foreign, returned to the ancient bathing ghats and temples by the holy Ganges river a day after Hindu groups shut the city in protests....

2006-03-08 06:39:04

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - India's ancient holy city of Varanasi shut down on Wednesday in a protest against bomb blasts in a Hindu temple and a railway station which killed 15 people, but there was no sectarian backlash. Armed police mounted a strict vigil during the shut down, called by Hindu groups after Varanasi, one of the holiest pilgrimage centers for India's majority Hindus, was hit by two bomb blasts within minutes around dusk on Tuesday. No one claimed...

2006-03-08 01:24:48

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - Armed police in India mounted vigil in Varanasi and Hindu groups called for a strike but the streets of the ancient holy city where bomb blasts killed 15 people were calm on Wednesday despite fears of a backlash. Tuesday's blasts in Varanasi, one of the holiest pilgrimage centers for the country's majority Hindus, also wounded dozens of people and came barely a week before Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. It sparked fears of sectarian...

2006-03-07 21:30:00

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - Armed police mounted vigil at temples and public places across India on Wednesday and leaders appealed for calm as Hindu groups called for a strike in a northern state to protest against bomb blasts that killed 15. Tuesday's blasts in Varanasi, one of the holiest pilgrimage centers for the country's majority Hindus, also wounded dozens of people and came barely a week before Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. It sparked fears of sectarian...

2006-03-07 11:27:33

By Sharat Pradhan LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed and scores wounded in a series of explosions which hit the Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi in northern India within a span of 45 minutes on Tuesday, police said. One explosion occurred in the packed Sankat Mochan temple and two blasts rocked one of the city's main railway stations, a federal interior ministry official told Reuters. "Fifteen people have died and about 60 are injured. The blasts were pretty...

2006-03-07 09:38:05

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and over a dozen wounded in two separate explosions on Tuesday in the Hindu pilgrimage town of Varanasi in northern India, police said. Television reports said up to 12 may have died. "So far four people have died, 17 are hospitalized with injuries," V.N. Rai, inspector-general of police in Uttar Pradesh state, where Varanasi is located, told Reuters. "All entry points to the area have been sealed." One explosion was...