London - A number of people suffered "minor injuries" but no one was seriously hurt in a fire in the Channel tunnel, operators Eurotunnel said Thursday.
"Thirty-two people were evacuated into the service tunnel. There were some minor injuries - reports of smoke inhalation and minor cuts and bruises - but everyone is fine."
French firemen were quickly on site of what was described as a "serious fire" on a truck shuttle. (dpa)
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Kolkata, Dec 23 : Two people were killed by suspected Maoists in West Bengal's trouble-torn West Midnapore district and their bodies were found Wednesday morning, authorities said.
One of the victims was Sadhan Mahato, a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporter, who was shot dead in Pirakata of West Midnapore.
The other victim, Habul Patra, was killed Tuesday night by Maoists in Lalgarh area of West Midnapore. Maoist owned-up responsibility for his killing through pamphlets they left behind.
Adelaide, May 18 : A Canadian label, Dom Rebel, is offering a T-shirt studded with Swarovski crystals for 1000 Australian dollars – making it the most expensive T-shirt in Adelaide.
The skull print T-shirt is covered in 1080 handset Swarovski crystals and is detailed with specialty paints imported from France.
"We are pretty certain it's going to sell . . . only a couple of people have seen it and say it is awesome and, yes, expensive," Adelaide Now quoted Swarvie Saint owner Frank Sergi, as saying.
"All of the Dom Rebel T-shirts are handmade and hand-drawn. Every T-shirt is considered a piece of art.
"Our males shop just as much as girls and we are becoming more like Melbourne guys.
Beijing, June 24 : As part of its ambitious plan, the Chinese Railway Ministry is planning to spread thirty-five high-speed rail lines measuring 11,000 kilometres throughout the country.
China Daily quoted Zheng Jian, chief planner with railway ministry, as saying that around 13,000 kilometres of high-speed railways, capable of handling trains travelling at more than 200 kilometres/hour, could be completed and put into service by 2012.
The construction of an additional 5,000-kilometres of high-speed railways will begin soon.
London, Mar 18 : While it is said that being severely overweight reduces life expectancy, a new study has found that even mild obesity can take years off one's life.
The study has found that if a person is moderately overweight, he/she will probably live two to four years less than if they stick to their ideal weight.
A research team, led by Richard Peto and Gary Whitlock of the Clinical Trial Service Unit at the University of Oxford, pulled together data from 57 studies.
There was a breath of fresh air in the Indian team when they beat Australia comprehensively in the tri-series Down Under early in 2008. That accomplishment was followed up by another unprecedented success, an ODI series win in Sri Lanka.
Players like Rohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli, Sreesanth and Manoj Tiwary and even the not-so-young S. Badrinath were part of those squads. What are they doing now?
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Jeera yesterday settled down -0.39% at 13400 on higher-than-expected local supplies in the lean season, with ample rains raising the prospects of better sowing. Stocks are high from the old crop and demand is weak. Jeera is a winter crop sown from October. Farmers mainly depend on rains to moisten the land for sowing. The total carryover stocks of jeera are currently estimated at 13 lakh bags , down almost 4-5 lakh bags from the last year in the same period. Traders estimated that the net opening stock of the jeera for the next marketing season will be much lower at around 2-3 lakh bags against 6 lakh bags of the current year.
Washington, October 03 : Pop star Kelly Osbourne has revealed that she has hardly been sleeping at night in the recent past, as she keeps memorizing dance steps for the show ''Dancing with the Stars.''
Rock star Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter is scared that she will forget her routine.
She Tweeted a post: "I cant sleep keep going over samba steps in my head Louis van Amstel has choreographed an amazing dance to a wicked song lady gaga ''love game''!!!!! (sic)"
Berlin - The upper house of the German parliament was voting Friday on the Treaty of Lisbon and was expected to pass the European Union's reform accord by considerably more than the two-thirds majority required.
The vote in the Bundesrat, which represents the governments of the 16 states, is the final legislative hurdle facing the treaty, which then goes to President Horst Koehler for signature.
Some legislators, from the socialist Left Party in particular, have signalled they could mount a constitutional challenge to the treaty through the courts after the Bundesrat vote.
Last month, the lower house passed the treaty by 514 votes for to 58 against, with one abstention. The 53 members of the Left made up the bulk of the opposition.
State-owned urea producer Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers (RCF) has confirmed its keen interest in making a billion-dollar investment in the potash mines of Canada to secure its raw material requirements.
Confirming the company's interest, RCF chairman & managing director
R G Rajan said, "We are keen to pick up potassium assets in Canada where the government had indicated that it will support us."
Sales of new vehicles in Australia grew at a record pace in the month of March this year, according to the Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
FCAI said in its recently released data that the vehicle sales were reported up by 25.2% in the month of March compared to the same month last year. For the year to March period, the sales of new vehicles were also reported up by 18.2%, signaling the improved confidence of the consumers.