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2006-03-07 08:46:22

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Dozens of people were hurt in at least two separate explosions on Tuesday in the north Indian pilgrimage town of Varanasi, an official said. One explosion was reported in a packed Hindu temple and another occurred in the railway station, a federal interior ministry official told Reuters. Temple-studded Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh state, is one of the holiest cities for India's majority Hindu population.

2006-01-14 07:37:48

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Police in north India have arrested five people and seized 14 leopard skins and one skin of a civet cat from them in what could turn out to be a big poaching racket, a senior police official said on Saturday. The seizures and arrests were made earlier this week in Fatehpur district, about 200 kms (125 miles) from Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state. "The kingpins are still at large and we are trying to get them," senior police officer Vir Bahadur Singh...

2006-01-11 11:15:00

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The arrest of four people on charges of homosexuality and running an online gay club in northern India has triggered criticism by NGOs and the United Nations' AIDS body, UNAIDS. Police in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, said the young men arrested last week had dozens of members in their secret Internet club. Homosexuality is illegal in India but is prevalent undercover. Many night clubs in New Delhi and other cities even host secret gay and...

2005-09-25 05:31:02

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - The death toll in India's worst encephalitis outbreak in nearly 30 years has reached 900 but the number of new infections has fallen in the past week, officials said on Sunday. More than 4,200 people have fallen ill with the virus in the densely-populated northern state of Uttar Pradesh since late July and close to 90 percent of fatalities have been children between 3-to-15 years. "With 12 deaths over the past 24 hours, the overall toll has reached 914," a...

2005-09-15 02:39:42

By Kamil Zaheer GORAKHPUR, India (Reuters) - India's most serious outbreak of encephalitis in three decades, which has killed 750 people and infected thousands in the past two months, could have been prevented if authorities had stuck to an immunization program, experts said. While neighboring China has drastically cut its infection rate of Japanese encephalitis through mass vaccination programs, India, which has suffered smaller outbreaks for decades, has consistently ignored it....

2005-09-13 00:59:38

By Kamil Zaheer LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - With tears in his eyes, Indian farmer Ram Kumar Dwivedi rushes to the side of his convulsing son Vimal and begins pumping his chest with his hands to help the nine-year-old breathe. Vimal is one of thousands of Japanese encephalitis patients in the impoverished, northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where more than 700 people have died over the past few weeks. The disease, first identified in Japan, is caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes and...

2005-08-25 09:48:49

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - More than two dozen people died of encephalitis in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, taking the toll from an outbreak in the region over 200, health officials said. Top health officials in India's most populous state expressed concern the killer virus could spread after initially being confined to the state's eastern region. "The virus grows largely between August and October, but vaccination, which is the only effective preventive...

2005-07-29 04:55:19

By Sharat Pradhan LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Police in India said on Friday that an explosion in a train that left 13 people dead and dozens wounded was caused by a bomb planted in a toilet. Indian railway officials had earlier suggested the blast late on Thursday near Jaunpur town in northern Uttar Pradesh state may have been caused by a cooking gas cylinder, sometimes carried by villagers on trains. But bomb experts discounted this on Friday. "There is enough evidence to confirm the...


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