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New Delhi: Another Indian Air Force plane brought 237 Indians back to New Delhi from Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon, taking to 783 the total of passengers evacuated from the quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late Saturday night. "A C-17 Globemaster III of Indian Aor Force landed at Palam at 04.45 p.m. from Kathmandu with 237 passengers on board," said defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu ...
Kathmandu: Even as a Nepal tourism ministry official on Sunday declared a toll of 18 climbers on Mount Everest after Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake, climbers in the area tweeted updates about the prevailing conditions around their respective base camps. At 12.57 p.m., Jim Davidson, a climber at 19,850.03 feet, tweeted: "Just had our biggest aftershock yet here at C1 on Everest. Smaller than ...
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 ...
Melbourne, April 26 (IANS) Ever heard of a 4D printed automatic valve that can change shape according to surrounding needs? Well, scientists have already developed one. As 3D printing gets increasingly popular, scientists have moved on to 4D printing that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level! Researchers have started to develop 3D printed materials that morph into new structures, post production, ...
The government, which has intensified rescue and relief operations in earthquake struck Nepal, will press into service 13 aircrafts by tonight to help the neighbouring nation. "Today we expect to have 13 military aircrafts going to Kathmandu. Four of them are C-17s. Three of them are C-130s, four of them are IL76s and two of them are AN32s. In addition, we had some civil aircrafts going in the morning, ...
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed ten teams to carry out the relief and rescue work in Nepal, which has been severely affected by the earthquake. "NDRF was the first response force to reach Nepal yesterday evening, and today there are 10 teams of NDRF in Kathmandu. Seven teams are working there since morning and three have reached there in the evening. Three teams are working ...

Nepal quake kills six soldiers

2015-04-26 20:20:00

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) The earthquake in Nepal has killed six soldiers, the army announced on Sunday. Army spokesman Gen Jagadish Pokhrel told the media that 90 percent "of our manpower is engaged in rescue and search operations". Some of the areas hit hard by Saturday's devastating earthquake are home to Gorkhas, who form part of the Indian, Nepalese and British armies. ...
In the wake of Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal that wreaked havoc in the Himalayan nation besides rocking neighbouring countries, people want to know more about the phenomenon which is a manifestation of the Earth's crust settling down. Here are some FAQs: Q. What is an earthquake and what causes them to happen? A. An earthquake is caused by a sudden slip on a geological faultline. The tectonic ...
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 ...
(Adds graphic links) By Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU, April 26 (Reuters) - The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an earthquake-triggered avalanche that ripped through tents on Mount Everest arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday shortly before a strong aftershock rocked India and Nepal and triggered more snowfalls. Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years, at 7.9 magnitude, killed at least 1,900 ...
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, April 26 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake aftershock struck India and Nepal on Sunday, shaking buildings in New Delhi and triggering an avalanche in the Himalayas. The United States Geological Survey said the tremor was 6.7 magnitude, less than the 7.9 quake that struck the region on Saturday killing at least 1,900 people. "Another one, we have an aftershock right now, oh shit," Indian ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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