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Kathmandu: The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal rose to over 2,400 on Sunday, the government said. Nepal's ministry of home affairs said at least 2,430 people were dead, while 5,936 were injured, according to reports received till 8.30 p.m. on Sunday. A total of 11 districts were affected of which the worst-affected were Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Lalitpur, Gorkha and Bhaktapur. ...
New Delhi/Kathmandu: Nineteen bodies have been recovered from Everest base camp which was hit by an avalanche following Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, the Indian defence ministry said on Sunday even as the stranded climbers kept tweeting about themselves for the world. "Nineteen bodies have been recovered from the Everest base camp. About 50 others are injured," defence ministry spokesperson ...
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The BCCI on Sunday recommended dashing batsman Rohit Sharma for this year's Arjuna award. "The (Board of Control for Cricket in India) working committee recommended Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for the year 2015," its secretary Anurag Thakur said in a release. The Mumbai boy, who rewrote the world record of the highest individual ODI score in an innings last year by ...
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Why target only India for rapes, they happen all over the world, says Danish designer-turned writer Inger Solberg, who has come out with her first book "Pushpa", a vibrant account of her life in India, which she has made her home for the past 15 years. Solberg, who loves India and everything Indian, is against the controversial BBC documentary "India's Daughter" that kicked ...
As part of the nation's overall relief effort for Nepal, the Indian Army has launched 'Operation Maitri'. Soon after the devastating earthquake, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh spoke to his Nepalese counterpart General SJB Rana. General Singh immediately detailed two senior officers to proceed to Kathmandu and coordinate the Indian Army's relief efforts in synergy and hand in hand with Nepalese ...
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday assured his government's support to the locals, who have taken shelter in various parks and grounds in Patna due to the fear of earthquake. The Bihar Chief Minister, who made rounds of the various parks today, later said there is no need to fear because the aftershocks are not that powerful. "The epicentre of the earthquake is in the Himalayas. Whenever ...
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal's worst earthquake since 1934 has killed over 2,500 people and injured thousands, and forced many more on Sunday to camp in the open due to powerful aftershocks. As grieving families jostled for space to cremate the dead, India stepped up relief and rescue work in the Himalayan country with which it has close ties. Hospitals here struggled to cope with the thousands ...
Kathmandu: The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal rose to over 2,400 on Sunday, the government said. Nepal's ministry of home affairs said at least 2,430 people were dead, while 5,936 were injured, according to reports received till 8.30 p.m. on Sunday. A total of 11 districts were affected of which the worst-affected were Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Lalitpur, Gorkha and Bhaktapur. ...
The stir against land acquisition took a tragic and macabre turn when a farmer hanged himself during an Aam Admi Party (AAP) rally in the heart of the national capital. The mortifying episode only showed how the political exploitation of a complex problem was diverting attention from what really needed to be done.Arguably, the answer to farmers' suicides lies in boosting the agriculture sector through ...
At the height of the Mandal Commission agitation in 1990, student Rajiv Goswami attempted to immolate himself in New Delhi. It was a sensational piece of news at that time and after 25 years; Delhi saw another tragic incident when Gajendra Singh died at a rally organized by the Aam Aadmi Party.This gruesome incident has thrown a lot of questions...Was Gajendra a businessmen-politician?While initial ...
WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Sunday it was ready to send a team to Nepal to evaluate financial needs after the earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. "An IMF team stands ready to visit Nepal at short notice to help the government assess the macroeconomic situation and determine any financing needs," managing director ...
By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, April 26 (Reuters) - The leader of Bangladesh's main opposition party threatened retaliation if local elections being held this week are not conducted fairly. Bangladesh has been marred by months of violence, much of it attacks against vehicles during transport blockades organised by the opposition. More than 120 people have been killed and hundreds injured. Campaigning ...
WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Sunday it was ready to send a team to Nepal to evaluate financial needs after the earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. "An IMF team stands ready to visit Nepal at short notice to help the government assess the macroeconomic situation and determine any financing needs," managing director ...
New York, Apr 26 (IBNS) In a message to mark World Malaria Day on Saturday, the United Nations Secretary-General said that better access to insecticide-treated bed nets and greater availability of accurate diagnostics and effective treatment were the main reasons why the UN health agency reported in 2014 that the rate at which people are dying from malaria had halved since the turn of the century.This ...
Washington: American doctors were shocked to find that an Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad who underwent brain surgery had an embryonic "evil twin" instead of a tumour in her head. The 26-year-old Yamini Karanam had jokingly called her "evil twin sister who's been torturing me for 26 years". According to NBC, Karanam, who was studying at Indiana University, was unaware of what ...
Washington: Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science. The article described the work of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from NASA, the University of Arizona and the Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets, or INET. Scientists ...
Promotion of skill development and creation of skilled manpower within the states were some of the key issues discussed on Saturday at the first meeting of NITI Aayog's sub-group of chief ministers on skill development. "The meeting discussed various aspects related to promotion of skill development and creation of skilled manpower within the states. "Strengthening the State Skill Development Missions, ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two thousand girls are "killed" every day due to a preference for sons in India with most aborted or murdered just after birth, the country's minister for women and child development said. Despite laws that ban parents having tests to determine the gender of unborn children, sex selective abortions remain a common practice in parts ...
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