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Pakistani Taliban using toxic chemicals in bombs

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 13:06

Pakistani Taliban have mastered the science of manufacturing explosive devices using more toxic chemicals to inflict lethal injuries on their victims, according to a media report.

Over 156,000 hit in South Sudan `disaster` floods: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 13:06

Extreme floods across vast parts of remote and impoverished South Sudan have affected over 156,000 people, the United Nations has said, with many areas now accessible only by air.

83,000 toxic chemicals pose unknown threats

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 16:35

Some 83,000 synthetic chemicals circulate freely in water, soil, air, wildlife, food and manufactured goods, posing unknown threats to human and environmental health, scientists warn.

RS nod to bill to amend chemical weapons act

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 19:48

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Act which prohibits transfer of specified toxic chemicals from and to a country which is not party to the measure.

Robot system to test 10,000 toxic chemicals

Last Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011, 15:52

Tox21 has already screened more than 2,500 chemicals for potential toxicity.