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Kathmandu: The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal rose to over 2,400 on Sunday, the government said. Nepal's ministry of home affairs said at least 2,430 people were dead, while 5,936 were injured, according to reports received till 8.30 p.m. on Sunday. A total of 11 districts were affected of which the worst-affected were Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Lalitpur, Gorkha and Bhaktapur. ...
New Delhi/Kathmandu: Nineteen bodies have been recovered from Everest base camp which was hit by an avalanche following Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, the Indian defence ministry said on Sunday even as the stranded climbers kept tweeting about themselves for the world. "Nineteen bodies have been recovered from the Everest base camp. About 50 others are injured," defence ministry spokesperson ...
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) ...
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The BCCI on Sunday recommended dashing batsman Rohit Sharma for this year's Arjuna award. "The (Board of Control for Cricket in India) working committee recommended Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for the year 2015," its secretary Anurag Thakur said in a release. The Mumbai boy, who rewrote the world record of the highest individual ODI score in an innings last year by ...
Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal has assured compensation to victims in lieu of the massive earthquake that struck Nepal and parts of northern India. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accompanied by Suresh Kumar, the principal secretary to the state Disaster Management Department, visited the affected areas around the State to assess the situation ...
A three-day long powerlifting competition has been organised in Imphal to promote the game among youth of the country. The competition began on Saturday and saw participation of 200 competitors from Mizoram, Assam, Jharkand, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and host Manipur. "Every year Indian Powerlifting Federation organises zonal championships, east, west, north and south. Eastern India is our yearly ...
* 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 ...
LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) - Britain believes "several hundred" of its nationals are in Nepal and that some were "almost certainly" caught up in the country's earthquake, but it has no reports yet of any Britons killed or injured, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday. "British Embassy staff are on the ground and have provided practical help to around 200 British nationals," Hammond said ...
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 ...
(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 ...
* 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 ...
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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