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Four killed in bizarre train accident in southern India

TAMILNADUNew Delhi - Four people were killed and 11 injured Wednesday in a bizarre train accident in southern India when unknown persons drove an empty train out of a station leading to a collision with a goods train, officials said. "The empty rake which was waiting at a suburban terminal near Chennai was removed by some unauthorized miscreants onto the sector track and it collided with a goods train coming from the opposite direction," Southern Railways chief public relations officer Meenu Ittyerah said.

The accident took place at the Vyasarpadi Jeeva station in the north-western suburbs of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state.

Security beefed up across India for third phase of elections

Security beefed up across India for third phase of electionsMumbai/ Ahmedabad, Apr 29 : Tight security arrangements have been made across the country for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Maharashtra, where polling for 10 seats will be held.

Out of the 10 constituencies, six constituencies fall in Mumbai while the remaining four are in adjacent Thane district.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said that the security arrangements are planned and executed as per the guidelines of the Election Commission.

Videocon to launch its DTH Services D2H from May 1

Videocon to launch its DTH Services D2H from May 1After a delay of nearly one and–a half-year, Diversified group Videocon has finalized May 1 as commercial launch date of its DTH Services.

Giving information regarding latest venture, a company official said, the platform has been named "D2H" and will be offered through its subsidiary Bharat Business Channel Ltd (BBCL), which is a media arm of Videocon Group.

The company with the launch of its service will become sixth DTH operator in the market, along with Dish TV, Tata Sky, Airtel, Big TV and Sun TV.

Paramount Airways expands service; to start operations to Cooch Behar

Paramount Airways expands service; to start operations to Cooch Behar

Indian efforts helped in declaration of ceasefire in Lanka: Chidambaram

Indian efforts helped in declaration of ceasefire in Lanka: ChidambaramNew Delhi, Apr 28: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday welcomed Sri Lanka’s decision to call a ceasefire against the rebel Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and said the diplomatic efforts made by India paid off and combat operations came to an end.

CBI’s action for letting off Quattrocchi challenged in Supreme Court

CBI’s action for letting off Quattrocchi challenged in Supreme CourtNew Delhi, Apr 28: An application was moved in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the Central Bureau of Investigation’s decision to remove the name of the lone surviving suspect in the Bofors payoff case Ottavio Quattrocchi from its list of most wanted persons.

The application filed by advocate Ajay Agrawal sought the direction of the apex court to stay the operation of any withdrawal of red corner notice against Quattrocchi.

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