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New Delhi: The daughter of an employee of the Indian embassy in Kathmandu died in the massive earthquake in Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday. "A house in our embassy complex collapsed. Unfortunately, the daughter of our employee Madan has died. His wife's condition is serious," she tweeted. Briefing the media here, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said: "There is severe ...
New Delhi: As an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Nepal at 11.41 a.m. on Saturday, the climbers on Mount Everest kept tweeting to apprise well-wishers about their situation. At around 12,00 p.m. Daniel Mazur @danielmazur, a climber from England, tweeted: "A Massive earthquake just hit Everest. Basecamp has been severely damaged. Our team is caught in camp 1. Please pray for everyone." Few ...
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 ...
New Delhi: The daughter of an employee of the Indian embassy in Kathmandu died in the massive earthquake in Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday. "A house in our embassy complex collapsed. Unfortunately, the daughter of our employee Madan has died. His wife's condition is serious," she tweeted. Briefing the media here, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said: "There is severe ...
As the opposition to the massive clampdown on voices of dissent gets stronger within the country, the arbitrary actions by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are turning out to be a major international embarrassment. Greenpeace India today said that the government's actions would undermine India's standing in the global community of democratic nations. "We have been saying all along that the clampdown ...
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) It is not clear if the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal has suffered damage after a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country, with an initial report saying there was slight damage to the temple. Bhagat S. Koshyari, BJP leader from Uttarakhand, tweeted: "Had words with Nepal government official and RSS Nepal. We are in touch. Slight damage in Pashupatinath temple." However, ...
Snap presidential elections are going to be held in Kazakhstan on Sunday, and that nation's embassy in New Delhi, has made all arrangements for the same, and said it expects the polls to go along predictable lines. Incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is the candidate of the ruling Nur Otan Party, will have an electoral face-off with two other candidates -Abelgazi Kusainov, the Chairman ...
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 ...
ISLAMABAD, April 25 (Reuters) - Pakistan's military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving her Karachi cafe, where she holds art exhibitions and talks, when gunman on a motorcycle ...
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 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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