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DNA test confirms death of NTJ leader in Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

Easter bombings in Sri Lanka had killed more than 250 people and injured 500 others.

May 21, 2019, 19:36 PM IST

Dhaka cafe victims were hacked and shot dead: Forensic experts

A three-member team of forensic experts has dismissed reports that all 20 hostages, including an Indian, were slaughtered by slitting of their throats during the brazen assault at a cafe here by a group of gunmen.

Jul 07, 2016, 22:44 PM IST

Charge sheet filed against Kolkata man who lived with sister's body

Partha De has been charged with attempts to tamper with evidence and keeping dead bodies in his house without informing police.

Dec 04, 2015, 23:42 PM IST

New genetic test speeds up Ebola diagnosis

Researchers have developed a new DNA test that can be used to rapidly diagnose Ebola and other pathogens such as Chikungunya and hepatitis C virus.

Sep 29, 2015, 11:42 AM IST

Afro-Brazilians search DNA for pre-slavery origins

More than a century after slavery officially ended in Brazil, DNA tests are giving Afro-Brazilians the intriguing chance to find out who they are beyond mere skin color.

Jul 30, 2015, 09:47 AM IST

Kuwait DNA tests violate right to privacy: Human Rights Watch

 A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Jul 21, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

Dornier aircraft crash: 'Human remains' recovered; DNA tests to be carried out

Days after the debris of the missing Dornier aircraft was recovered off the Tamil Nadu coast, “certain human remains” have also been found in the line of wreckage by Reliance vessel 'Olympic Canyon'.

Jul 14, 2015, 12:17 PM IST

Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after IS bombing

 Kuwait`s parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, adopted a law Wednesday requiring mandatory DNA testing on all the country`s citizens and foreign residents.

Jul 01, 2015, 21:26 PM IST

Nepal families of US copter crash victims seek compensation

The families of five Nepalese civilians killed in a US military helicopter crash on an earthquake relief mission last month demanded compensation on Monday, saying it took weeks to get confirmation of their relatives' deaths.

Jun 09, 2015, 02:07 AM IST

Maharashtra's WCD wants DNA test of beggar women carrying babies

Alarmed by increasing cases of child trafficking, Maharashtra's Women and Child Welfare Department wants DNA tests to be conducted of women seen begging on roads to establish whether they are the real mothers of the babies they carry along with them.

May 10, 2015, 17:17 PM IST

Islamist militant 'Marwan' possibly killed in Philippines raid: FBI

DNA tests indicate one of the United States' "most wanted terrorists," Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan, may have been killed in a raid by police in the Philippines last week, the FBI said on Wednesday.

Feb 05, 2015, 05:21 AM IST

Only two bones identifiable in Mexico massacre: official

Mexico`s attorney general downplayed chances Monday of ever identifying charred remains attributed to the suspected massacre of 43 students, saying only two bones were salvageable for DNA tests.

Nov 11, 2014, 03:19 AM IST

Angry protesters block Acapulco airport in Mexico

Protesters angry at the alleged massacre of 43 missing Mexican students blocked access to Acapulco`s airport on Monday in the latest demonstration over a case that has repulsed the nation.

Nov 11, 2014, 00:50 AM IST

Mexico horrified by suspected massacre of 43 students

Mexico was confronted Saturday with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering 43 missing students and dumping their charcoaled remains in a river.

Nov 09, 2014, 02:23 AM IST

Suspects admit to massacring missing Mexico students

Gang suspects have confessed to killing 43 missing Mexican students, burning their bodies for 14 hours and tossing their charcoal-like remains in a river, authorities said, in a case causing national revulsion.

Nov 08, 2014, 03:46 AM IST

Google to offer Foundation Medicine's cancer tests as latest health benefit

Google will soon start covering the cost of Foundation Medicine`s DNA tests for employees and their family-members suffering from cancer, as part of its health benefits portfolio.

Nov 06, 2014, 09:23 AM IST

Mass DNA tests at French school to find rapist

More than 500 male students and staff were to give DNA samples in an unprecedented operation launched Monday to uncover who raped a 16-year-old girl in the toilets of a French school.

Apr 14, 2014, 16:01 PM IST

EU proposes DNA tests for horsemeat traces in beef

In a bid to tackle the widening horsemeat scandal in Europe, European Union Health Commissioner Tonio Borg told the member countries to conduct DNA tests on processed beef.

Feb 14, 2013, 12:22 PM IST

DNA tests confirm remains of abducted officer and his friend

Over six months after they were
abducted by Maoists in Ayodhya hills in West Bengal`s Purulia district, the skeletal remains of a police intelligence
officer and his friend were identified by DNA tests.

May 12, 2011, 23:45 PM IST

DNA tests link Southern leprosy cases to armadillo

Scientists have fingered a likely culprit in the spread of leprosy in US: the nine-banded armadillo.

Apr 28, 2011, 08:49 AM IST