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Kathmandu: Another powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday even as rescuers battled against great odds to try rescue trapped people from the previous day's tremblor that left nearly 2,000 dead in the Himalayan nation.Tens of thousands fled out of their homes in the Kathmandu Valley and other districts at 12.54 p.m., triggering fresh scare in a country still trying ...
New Delhi: L S Rathore, director general of the India Meteorology Department (IMD) on Sunday said the aftershocks are likely to continue in Nepal which was hit by massive earthquake yesterday killing over 1800 and injuring around 5000 people."More than two and a half dozen aftershocks of magnitude four and above have been observed. These kinds of aftershocks are likely to continue for a while, so people ...
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Katrina Kaif is ready to make her red carpet debut at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, but the actress says she intends to enjoy the platform, which weaves cinema, fashion and beauty together, instead of fretting over her looks. The "Bang Bang!" actress will walk the red carpet at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival as the ambassador of cosmetic brand ...
Shocked and devastated residents of Nepal's capital Kathmandu said Sunday that they were afraid to return to their damaged homes, a day after a powerful earthquake tore through the city, and parts of India and Bangladesh. According to media reports, authorities in Nepal are hard pressed in trying to provide relief and shelter to thousands of people who have spent Saturday night outside in freezing ...
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said that the evacuation of 18 members of Under-14 girls football team stuck in earthquake-hit Nepal would be on priority. "We will evacuate India's U-14 girls football team on priority," she tweeted. The scared Indian girls and two support staff had decided to sleep outside their rooms at Hotel View Bhrikuti in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu ...
Disaster management department principal secretary Vyasji on Sunday confirmed that 35 people have lost their lives and 86 injured in Bihar after a massive earthquake hit India's northern belt yesterday. "Over 35 deaths have been confirmed till now and around 86 people have been injured. NDRF and STRF teams are operational in over nine districts in Bihar. The situation is under control. The damage ...
Day after an image showing its Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo appeared on Google Maps through Map Maker, Google has said that it is working to improve the spam-detection systems on its platform. The visual that has now been removed was submitted as the image of a park located in Pakistan near the city of Rawalpindi, and was added to Google Maps by a Map Maker user named "nitricboy," reported ...
A new study has revealed that cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers. Researcher Darla Kendzor of UTHealth School of Public Health Dallas Regional Campus said that study findings indicate that there is an inverse relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic risk among adult smokers. Metabolic syndrome is the clustering of at ...
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 ...
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 ...
KATHMANDU, April 26 (Reuters) - The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an avalanche at the Everest base camp arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday carrying 15 climbers who survived the collapse triggered by Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years. The earthquake killed more than 1,900 people including at least 17 who lost their lives on Everest. (Reporting by Sanjeev Miglani; Writing by Frank ...
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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