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Quake toll rises to 20 in Tibet

2015-04-27 00:20:00

Beijing: The toll in Tibet due to the impact of the earthquake that struck Nepal rose to 20 on Sunday, a media report said. Saturday's quake in Nepal killed more than 2,500 people. According to Xinhua news agency, 58 people were injured in Tibet and four people, including a Nepali national, were missing in Nyalam county. The quake affected the southwestern part of Tibet. Some 24,800 people have been ...

Aftershocks rock West Bengal

2015-04-27 00:00:00

Fresh tremors were felt twice on Sunday in different parts of West Bengal at noon and at night triggering panic among the people who ran out of homes and gathered on the streets. Following the 7.9 magnitude temblor that left three people of the state dead yesterday, the first aftershock was felt at 12.40 PM and the second one at 9.56 PM. However, there was no report from any casualty or injury from ...
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) After their humiliating 10-wicket loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, Delhi Daredevils skipper J.P. Duminy on Sunday said it was a tough day for the team as they were outplayed in all departments. RCB pacer Mitchell Starc was clinical, finishing with superb figures of 4-0-20-3 while fast bowling partner Varun Aaron (2/24) ...
New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today took a dig at Rahul Gandhi, saying he is now on a "rent a cause" phase and questioned his "commitment" to politics. "What is the kind of commitment to politics that you suddenly disappear for months together and then you come back and say that I will pick up an issue every day merely because it will make my presence felt," Jaitley said, targeting ...
Residents of Ahmedabad organised a prayer meet to pay their respects to the victims of Nepal earthquake. "We have also suffered through an earthquake in 2001 here in India. We have organised this program to pray for the victims of this tragedy. We want the people of Nepal to know that we are with them," Ashish, an organiser, told ANI. Over 2,500 people have died and over 5,000 have been injured in ...
Members of the Hatemalo Nepali Student Group organised a candle light vigil here on Sunday to demonstrate moral support for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. They also gathered funds and materials from the attendees to send to Nepal. "The recent earthquake has claimed the lives of around 2000 and injured around 5000 people. As we are unable to physically support them, we are trying to raise ...
By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ajit Lakha, who runs a mid-sized garment export business in the north Indian textile hub of Ludhiana, prays daily before leaving for work that the rupee will weaken and the euro recover to cut the losses he is taking on his overseas sales. "Perhaps God is not listening," he says. "Only a year ago, I was getting 80 rupees for each euro on garment exports to France. ...
* Merchandise exports see steepest fall since 2009 in March * Slump in exports may cause job losses * RBI seen intervening in forex markets to stabilise rupee By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI, April 27 (Reuters) - Ajit Lakha, who runs a mid-sized garment export business in the north Indian textile hub of Ludhiana, prays daily before leaving for work that the rupee will weaken and the euro recover to ...
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 ...
By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ajit Lakha, who runs a mid-sized garment export business in the north Indian textile hub of Ludhiana, prays daily before leaving for work that the rupee will weaken and the euro recover to cut the losses he is taking on his overseas sales. "Perhaps God is not listening," he says. "Only a year ago, I was getting 80 rupees for each euro on garment exports to France. ...
(Repeats Friday story with no changes to text) By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, April 24 (Reuters) - India's parliament began debating a sales tax on Friday that seeks to transform the country into a common market, but experts said compromises made to enlist the support of states risked diluting the impact of the biggest tax reform in decades. The proposed goods and service tax (GST) would harmonise ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I nternational agencies and governments rushed on Sunday to send search and rescue teams, doctors and medicines to Nepal where an earthquake has killed more than 2,400 people and left tens of thousands without food, water or shelter. Teams from India, Pakistan, the United States, China and Israel were already on the spot to help, ...
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 ...
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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