Incidence & Issues

Six die in separate road accidents in Hyderabad

Six people, including two techies and a woman in her 70s, were killed in three separate road accidents in different parts of the city on Sunday, police said. A car with four people, including the software employees, overturned after hitting an electricity post, a roadside tree and a food outlet, the police said. Three of the occupants in the age ...

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First, they invented a way to rescue people from grain bin accidents. Now they’re trying to prevent them.

Dale and Cindy Ekdahl got into the grain bin safety business more than a decade ago. It started, Dale recalls, after a 13-year-old boy died not far from their farm in western Minnesota. The boy had been buried in grain, a common type of accident: Shifting grain inside the bin smothers a person who’s pulled under. Those tall silver grain ...

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Seven killed, 15 injured in road accidents in Bihar

Seven people, including three of a family, were killed and 15 others were injured in two road accidents in Bihar’s Darbhanga and Rohtas districts on Sunday. Seven people, including three of a family, were killed and 15 others were injured in two road accidents in Bihar’s Darbhanga and Rohtas districts on Sunday. In the first incident, three persons were killed ...

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Congresswoman wants study into cancer rates and military pilots

Congresswoman Elaine Luria wants to know if military pilots have a higher risk of cancer. Is there a link between cancer rates and military fighter pilots? Congresswoman Elaine Luria says there’s a need to find out. She’s calling for a study into the issue, as part of her ongoing work with toxic exposure issues and veterans. “There really has been ...

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Kottayam Collector issues heat warning

With the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting the temperature levels to rise by two to three degrees Celsius across the region including Kottayam, District Collector P.K. Sudheer Babu has called upon people to be vigilant about the situation. In an advisory, the Collector, who is also the chairman of District Disaster Management Authority, directed the public to strictly abide by ...

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Security agencies said to believe malfunction, not missile, downed plane in Iran

Western intelligence agencies believe that a Ukrainian plane that crashed Wednesday in Iran suffered a technical malfunction and was not shot down, the Reuters news agency reported. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed less than three minutes after taking off from Tehran’s airport, killing 176 people, mostly Iranians and Canadians. The report quoted five unnamed security sources — three ...

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Anti-Semitic incidents dropped by 27% in Ukraine last year, Jewish group says

A Jewish organization in Ukraine said that the number of anti-Semitic incidents documented there last year decreased by 27 percent over 2018. The United Jewish Community of Ukraine, one of several groups representing Ukrainian Jewry, said in a report published Monday that it had documented 66 anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 compared to 90 in the previous year. It attributed the ...

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Intersection confusion cited in identical EasyJet take-off incidents

Two identical serious take-off incidents within two weeks involving EasyJet Airbus A320s at Lisbon have spurred UK investigators to advise Portugal’s airports operator to stop using confusing terminology for runway departure positions. Both incidents involved the aircraft accelerating with insufficient thrust and becoming airborne close to the far end of the runway. The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch says an ...

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