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Quake toll in India goes up to 72

2015-04-28 00:14:27

New Delhi: The toll in India following Saturday's earthquake has gone up to 72, even as the northern regions of Bihar and West Bengal along the border with Nepal were again jolted by another temblor on Monday causing panic among the people.The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale was reported at 6.06 p.m.With this, the number of aftershocks ...
New Delhi: Delhi Law minister Jitender Singh Tomar's provisional certificate is "fabricated and does not exist in the institution's record", the Delhi High Court was today told by a Bihar-based university from where he claimed to have done his law education.Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur university in Bihar placed before the court its enquiry report stating that the serial number of the provisional certificate ...
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) An elated Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner on Monday expressed happiness at his side getting the balance right in their victorious outing against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match here at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Warner said it is difficult to choose from the pace weaponry he has at his disposal, especially with South African Dale Steyn ...
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Monday said he is extremely happy and feels honoured after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recommended his name for the Arjuna award. The BCCI Working Committee met in Kolkata on Sunday where they decided to recommend Rohit's name for the prestigious award. "It is something to be really happy about. I feel honoured that ...
The dead bodies of three Indians, killed in the massive earthquake that recently struck Nepal, were brought back here on Tuesday. A fresh batch of Indians, rescued from quake-ravaged Nepal, arrived in the capital earlier today. Around 377 Indians had arrived in the capital on Sunday. Saturday's earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale, resulted in the deaths of over 3800 people in Nepal, ...
The staff of Bonny Anne Public School in Moradabad held a tribute for the victims of the Nepal earthquake that has claimed over 3,800 lives. "In our school today, the entire staff held a tribute for all those who have lost their lives in the Nepal earthquake. It was not so intensely felt in our area, but people still got worried," said Sunita Bhatnagar, principal of the school. "Apart from this, ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to eight million people have had their lives disrupted after a deadly earthquake shook Nepal, said the United Nations, adding there was an urgent need for relief materials ranging from tarpaulin sheets and clean water to soap and medicines. "According to initial estimations and based on the latest earthquake intensity mapping, ...
(Adds trip details) WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington and the country's previous government. Sirisena took power in January after defeating President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Asia's longest-serving ...
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 Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to eight million people have had their lives disrupted after a deadly earthquake shook Nepal, said the United Nations, adding there was an urgent need for relief materials ranging from tarpaulin sheets and clean water to soap and medicines. "According to initial estimations and based on the latest earthquake intensity mapping, ...
(Adds trip details) WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington and the country's previous government. Sirisena took power in January after defeating President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Asia's longest-serving ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to eight million people have had their lives disrupted after a deadly earthquake shook Nepal, said the United Nations, adding there was an urgent need for relief materials ranging from tarpaulin sheets and clean water to soap and medicines. "According to initial estimations and based on the latest earthquake intensity mapping, ...
The World Health Organization has handed over four emergency health kits comprising of medicines and medical supplies and US dollars 175 000 as the first tranche of emergency health funds to meet the immediate health needs of the earthquake affected people in Nepal.Within hours of the tragedy, WHO disbursed medical supplies to cover the health needs of 40 000 people for three months. These supplies ...
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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