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Siliguri/ Agra: A part of a building in Siliguri of West Bengal and another building in Agra were damaged on Saturday due to the earthquake which shook Nepal and Northern India.According to reports, the epicentre of the tremors was said to be in Pokhra, Nepal, with the European Mediterranean Seismological Center stating that the earthquake measured 7.4 on the Richter scale.The tremors were felt in ...

Panic as quake jolts Bangladesh

2015-04-25 14:00:00

Dhaka: An earthquake today sparked panic across Bangladesh with some 40 workers reported injured in a stampede while trying to escape from their factories.The quake was recorded with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale with its epicentre in Nepal. The private Samoy TV reported that 30 workers were wounded at a readymade garments factory in suburban Savar while eight people were wounded at a unit ...
As per a new research, with new technology that is taking 3-D printing to an entirely new level, we're onto 4-D printing now. The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong is helping to set the pace in the next revolution in additive manufacturing. Just as the extraordinary capabilities of ...
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan's release of the suspected mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks has the potential of throwing off the dynamic the US has with both New Delhi and Islamabad, according to a national security expert. The Lahore High Court's approval of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi's release from prison "thoroughly tanked any near-term prospects for improved ...
Siliguri/ Agra: A part of a building in Siliguri of West Bengal and another building in Agra were damaged on Saturday due to the earthquake which shook Nepal and Northern India.According to reports, the epicentre of the tremors was said to be in Pokhra, Nepal, with the European Mediterranean Seismological Center stating that the earthquake measured 7.4 on the Richter scale.The tremors were felt in ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in wake of the massive earthquake that shook Nepal and Northern India. The official twitter account of the Prime Minister's Office shared the information. "In the wake of the Earthquake, PM has spoken to Sikkim CM Shri Pawan Chamling," it posted. "PM @narendramodi has spoken to Bihar ...
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) As many as 10 people were killed on Saturday in Nepal's picturesque Pokhara area following a huge earthquake. Police spokesman Kamal Singh Ban told the media that they have received information about the death of 10 people in the Pokhara area. However, communication with the rural areas in Nepal has been snapped and they are trying to send out forces wherever possible. ...
The United Nations human rights office said on Friday that civilians are continuing to die in Yemen, with the total number killed between 26 March and 22 April now estimated at 551, including 31 women and at least 115 children.These are just the civilian casualties, said Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The total number of people ...
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 ...
MUMBAI, April 25 (Reuters) - Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan called for an urgent expansion of formal financing routes for farmers after a spate of suicides in the country, the Business Standard said on Saturday, citing the Press Trust of India. "It is lack of formal financing rather than the excessive burden of informal financing which is the problem. So can we move formal financing ...
By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The notion that one man trading from his parents' house in a working class London suburb had a material role in the 2010 Wall Street flash crash has aroused increasing scepticism from investors and traders since charges were brought on Tuesday. U.S. has asked UK authorities to hand over Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, after his arrest this week on charges that ...
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed and Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Healthcare companies on a seven-year tear have been top performers so far in 2015, helping to push broad stock indexes to record levels, but traders are now looking to protect themselves from a selloff as they await major earnings reports in the sector. Companies reporting first-quarter earnings next week include Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co ...
New Delhi, Apr 24 (IBNS) Health Minister JP Nadda on Friday said the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packs will be increased as part of the government's effort to alert people against the ills of smoking.Health Ministrys stand is that we want to reduce use of tobacco as its use is related to cancer. Cigarette material coming into India will have pictorial warnings, he said. The Health Ministers ...
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 ...
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 ...
NTPC today signed a MoU with the Odisha government for setting up of an ITI (Industrial Training Institute) at an investment of Rs 7.72 crore in Ganjam district. The ITI would be established at Bhusanda in Shergarh area of Ganjam district. The ITI was expected to be operational during 2016-17 with all infrastructure in readiness. While Arvind Kumar, regional executive signed the agreement on behalf ...
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