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Bomb blast in Pak, earthquake in Nepal as grounds for lawyers' strikes irk SC

Strikes by advocates for "flimsy reasons", like bomb blast in a Pakistan school and earthquake in Nepal, on all working Saturdays for more than the past 35 years in three districts of Uttarakhand has caught the attention of the Supreme Court which rapped them for resorting to such a "joke".

US: 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes near Salt Lake City

A strong earthquake shook Salt Lake City and many of its suburbs. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake just after 7 a.m. closed the city's airport and cut electricity for tens of thousands. (AP)US: 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes near Salt Lake City

Quake off Russia's far east islands prompts tsunami warning

It said earthquakes of this strength in the past have caused tsunamis far from the epicenter, and the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center was analyzing the event to determine the level of danger.

Maharashtra: Low intensity earthquake hits Satara

The earthquake of magnitude 2.6 was recorded at 6.42 am, the state government official said.

COVID-19 lockdowns didn't make Earth shake less, but improved quake detection, scientists say

Seismic noise is a relatively persistent vibration of the ground that is usually an unwanted component of signals recorded by seismometers, according to the scientists. Earlier studies have reported that human activity of all kinds generates these vibrations that distort measurements from finely tuned seismic instruments.

Earthquake jolts north India, no report of any loss of life or property yet

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in the Hindu Kush region jolted several parts of north India including Delhi-NCR on Friday, officials said. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property due to the quake which hit at 5:13 pm.Earthquake jolts north India, no report of any loss of life or property yet

Are we waiting for 'cyber earthquake' to get act together: Top official

Addressing the congregation at International Symposium on Quantum Information Technology, 2019, National Cyber Security Coordinator Lt General Rajesh Pant emphasised on the work that National Disaster Management Authority has done in disaster management.

Pakistan may send team for SCO exercise on earthquake

Pakistan is likely to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Joint Exercise on Urban Earthquake Search and Rescue, to be held in New Delhi on November 4.

4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Nicobar Islands

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the quake occurred at around 6:39 am and the epicentre of the earthquake was registered at a deep depth of 180 kilometres. No loss of life and property has been reported yet.

6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Delhi-NCR and parts of north India, tremors felt in Pakistan

The depth of the quake was 190 km, as per the India Meteorological Department, which initially estimated its magnitude at 7.1 before revising it.

Earthquake hits near Iran nuclear plant, injuring seven

The quake, which had a depth of 10 kilometres, struck 17 kilometres south-southeast of Borazjan city at 6:49 am (local time), the US Geological Survey said on its website. State news agency IRNA said the earthquake was felt in Bushehr. There were no reports of any damage to the nuclear facility.

Amit Shah attends 10th SCO meet on urban earthquake in Delhi

Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah attended the 10th meeting of Heads of Authorities of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Delhi. While addressing the gathering, Amit Shah said, “India is committed to enhance cooperation in disaster management globally.” A four-day joint exercise on urban earthquake search and rescue of the member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, organised by NDRF, concluded on November 08 in New Delhi. Amit Shah attends 10th SCO meet on urban earthquake in Delhi

Earthquake rocks Pakistan's Islamabad, Lahore and other cities

A powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake has struck Pakistan's capital Islamabad and other cities in the eastern Punjab province, scaring many people who rushed out of multistory buildings and homes.Authorities said they were still trying to confirm whether Tuesday's quake caused any damage or casualties.Pakistan's Meteorological Department says according to its preliminary assessment the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude quake was located near the mountainous city of Jehlum in the Punjab province.The tremors shook walls in Islamabad and left people standing in the streets outside.(AP)Earthquake rocks Pakistan's Islamabad, Lahore and other cities

Tsunami victims remembered on 15th anniversary in Tamil Nadu

In an event organised at Nagapattinam Collectorate complex, floral tributes were paid at the tsunami memorial park.

IIT Hyderabad to collaborate with Japanese Institutions for research in Earthquake Engineering

For earthquake engineering, the institute is collaborating with National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, which has various branched in Japan and is headquartered in Tsukuba. The collaboration aims to establish a high-level cooperative framework for both institutions in earthquake engineering.

6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes north India, epicentre in Pakistan

There was no report of any loss of life or property following the quake at 4.33 pm, officials said.

Earthquake tremors with a magnitude of 6.1 felt across Delhi & NCR

Earthquake tremors with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale were felt across Delhi & NCR. Mild tremors were felt across north India alsoEarthquake tremors with a magnitude of 6.1 felt across Delhi & NCR

Undersea telecom cables can be used as earthquake monitoring networks: Study

The researchers, including those from the University of California (UC) Berkeley in the US, recorded a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, and seismic scattering from underwater fault zones during their four-day experiment.

Medium intensity quake hits Nepal; tremors felt in North India

The epicentre of the quake is in Nepal and it was recorded in 7.01 pm, an official of the National Centre for Seismology said. There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property.

Decade in review: Haiti earthquake, Paris climate deal, Malala's work dominated the headlines in 2010s

The decade began with an immense disaster in Haiti.

5.8 magnitude quake hits Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

The epicentre of the quake was in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan, 157 kilometers below the surface of earth.

Earthquake jolts Arunachal Pradesh again, tremors felt in Assam

No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far due to the quake that lasted for a few seconds, police said.

Earthquake jolts Arunachal Pradesh, other North Eastern states

No casualties have been reported so far, officials said, adding that more details are awaited.

Medium-intensity earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh also borders Myanmar and Bhutan. USGS estimated there was a "low likelihood" of casualties and damage from the quake.

Auctions a CIL bid to exploit stressed plants: Power companies

Pressure from lenders and desperation for coal may force stressed projects to make aggressive bids at the coal auctions. Also, there are high chances of these projects losing bank guarantees if there is no demand from discoms in two years, power producers said.

Assam launches friends of distress force

The BBB comprises of the dedicated youth selected from different parts of the state having qualification of Higher secondary in Science stream.

Delhi winter power demand at record 5343mw

January 1 was the coldest January day so far at 2.4 degrees in the last six years. Delhi broke the previous high of 5298 mw recorded on December 30, 2019. This is an increase of over 19% from the peak hour power demand of 4472 mw, recorded on January 1, 2019.

Expect no. of cases to flatten in 2-3 days: Praveen Pardeshi, Mumbai Municipal Commissioner

Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi said the patients have not come up in one single day. These cases relate to the last three days. They were tested in private labs and once it turned out to be positive, they were revalidated in government labs. On average, the increase in the number of cases is around 12-15 daily in Mumbai.

Top Democratic leader to join Trump-Modi rally in Houston

Prime Minister Modi and President Trump would be addressing "Howdy, Modi!" event on September 22 where a record audience of over 50,000 people have already registered.

PM CARES launched to secure donations for fight against covid-19

Another government official pointed out that the questions raised by Congress on the need for a separate fund stood defeated considering that Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has also opened a separate fund for donations from people to fight the Covid-19 threat.

26 killed, over 300 injured in PoK after earthquake jolts north-eastern Pakistan

Pakistan Meteorological Department's earthquake centre said the 5.8-magnitude earthquake was located near the mountainous city of Jehlum.

How coronavirus may cause legal wrangles

Unlike few nations where the term is coded in civil laws, the Indian Contract Act is silent on 'force majeure'.

View: Not enough to douse corona fire, govt also needs a roadmap for recovery

It is now clear that unfettered globalisation is not a blessing — its side-effects are simply unacceptable.

How India is fighting Coronavirus with a colonial-era law on epidemics

The law does not bestow the Centre any power beyond issuing advisories and coordinating.

Earthquake in Delhi: Mild tremors felt across NCR

Lasting a few seconds the earthquake is reported to have originated 44 km southwest of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Centre makes a u-turn on ex gratia payment to the families of coronavirus victims

According to the revised notification, the monetary benefit will now be eligible for measures for quarantine, sample collection and screening, Besides, procurement of essential equipment for response to Covid 19 will also be covered under SDRF.

Assam floods: Death toll reaches 50

Flood waters in several districts are receding around 3,705 number of villages in 92 revenue circles of 27 districts are witnessing flooding.

Create chain of command during disasters, ensure India is no 1 in this subject: Amit Shah

Amit Shah said it is important to quickly develop better resilience and capability against disasters given that India is much prone to catastrophes.

Vaishno Devi shrine to have own disaster response force by Sept 2020

Simrandeep Singh, the CEO of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), said training of the board staff has already begun.

Strong quake leaves many dead in Philippines island

The quake was followed by some 246 aftershocks, including two tremors above magnitude-5. The Philippines sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of great seismic and volcanic activity that is shaken by about 7,000 tremors a year.

SC holds over 35 years long strike of Uttarakhand lawyers on every Saturday 'illegal'

The apex court had on February 21 rapped the lawyers for resorting to such a "joke" and holding strikes for "flimsy reasons", like bomb blast in a Pakistan school and earthquake in Nepal, on all working Saturdays for more than the past 35 years.

Any attempt to split China will be 'crushed': Xi Jinping warns during maiden visit to Nepal

Xi Jinping also pledged to upgrade the Arniko Highway linking Kathmandu with Tatopani transit point- which was shut down following the devastating earthquake of 2015.

Five dead, 90 injured after Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

As many as six million people across Japan's main island of Honshu were advised to evacuate.

Earthquake in Jhajjar, tremors felt in Delhi

It occurred in Jhajjar district and the tremors were also felt in the national capital, the NCS added.

Student within us must never die: PM Narendra Modi

While narrating the story of 105-year-old Bhagirathi Amma, the prime minister said, "If we wish to progress in life, we should develop ourselves, if we wish to achieve something in life, the first pre-condition for that is the student within us must never die." He said there are several examples to show how women today are breaking "age-old shackles and attaining new heights".

Pakistan PM visits quake hit areas in PoK, assures help

Prime Minister Khan already announced to provide Rs 500,000 each to those killed in the quake.

Toll rises to 30, over 370 injured in quake in Pakistan

The epicenter of the powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake, which occurred at around 4 pm on Tuesday at a depth of only 10 kilometers, was near Mirpur city.

Donald Trump to be 1st US Prez to visit Sabarmati

While none of his predecessors visited Ahmedabad in office, former US President Bill Clinton made a short trip to Ahmedabad in 2001 in the wake of the devastating Bhuj earthquake after completing his second term.

Earthquakes hits Jammu & Kashmir and parts of West Bengal

The earthquake measured 4.6 on the Richter scale, at 5:15 on Wednesday morning.

Earthquake: Know the riskiest and the safest places in Delhi

The high density of population and a large number of high-rises in Gurgaon make the National Capital Region all the more risky.

Around 55 thousand households in the Guwahati will receive clean drinking water within December this year

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will launch the first phase of the scheme on March 15. The decision was taken on Tuesday at a review meeting of Guwahati Development Department (GDD).

Is Delhi ready for 8.5 temblor? Afraid not

The scientific warnings that a high-intensity earthquake is likely to strike the Himalayas in the ‘near future’ have found backing in a new study.

Residents in Pakistan's Balakot thought earthquake jolted them from sleep

The pre-dawn operation, described as "non-military" and "preemptive", struck a five-star resort style camp on a hilltop forest.

Earthquake rocks parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar and Bengal: IMD

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar and West Bengal on Wednesday, an India Meteorological Department official said.

Tremors hit Palghar again, this time measuring 4.3

On February 1 alone, the region had witnessed at least half a dozen tremors ranging between 3 and 4.1 on the Richter scale.

5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Assam

According to a Shillong's Regional Seismological Centre report, the Earthquake's epicentre was at a place 22 kilometre from Dhing in Nagaon district.

Modi, Oli to jointly inaugurate Jogbani-Biratnagar check post today

The Prime Minister's Office here had on Monday said that the two Prime Ministers will jointly inaugurate the Integrated Check-Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar border between the two countries on Tuesday.

Building repair: Techniques that can be used to repair buildings and restore their strength effectively

Structural strength is one of the most pivotal factors which affects the strength of any load-bearing structure and even a fine crack can reduce their resistance significantly.

Green nod to Tata Chem's Rs 1,042 cr soda ash expansion project

India has the advantage of abundance of raw materials i.e. limestone and salt and growing domestic demand that favours the establishment of soda ash plants.

25 years after the devastating quake, the memory is still fresh in Latur

Killari was at the epicenter of the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that snuffed nearly 10,000 lives in scores of villages across Latur and Osmanabad.

Moderate intensity quake jolts Kashmir

Earlier today, two low-intensity quakes shook Himachal Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh curtails wind power; violates grid norms again

Sources said the curtailment was undertaken by the state without attributing any valid reason and even as there was no abnormality in frequency of national grid on Friday.

Magnitude 6 quake jolts Nicobar Islands region

The earthquake hit the region at 8.43 am and its epicentre was Nicobar Islands region.

Bali earthquake greets finance chiefs in island of the gods

It’s not an uncommon sight in Indonesia, a country of 17,000 islands that’s prone to earthquakes and volcanoes.

Congress and NCP say Maharashtra portfolio allocation lopsided

Some of those who are upset include former Opposition leader Vijay Wadettiwar, a strong proponent of Congress and NCP supporting the Shiv Sena-led alliance in the state. He has gone incommunicado after the Cabinet reshuffle.

Power ministry proposes reverse e-auction for gas-run plants

The power plants are proposed to be run on imported LNG to be made affordable through haircuts by central, state governments, power companies and gas transporters, sources said.

Earthquake of 3.3 magnitude hits Jammu and Kashmir

The epicentre of the quake was in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 555

A string of deadly earthquakes that rocked Indonesia's Lombok island this summer killed 555 people and injured nearly 1,500, the disaster agency said Friday, with hundreds of thousands left homeless.

Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off Greece: USGS

USGS said the quake, which struck at a depth of 16.6 kilometres (10 miles), was preceded by a shake of 5.0 and followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.

Tibet earthquake caused Brahmaputra's turbidity: China

Some media outlets quoted reports of formation of barrier lakes in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh which has sparked concerns of a possible deluge in the downstream.

Can dogs predict earthquakes? Probably not

London, April 18 (IANS) The long-held belief that strange behaviour by cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake is not backed by evidence, according to a new study.

View: India on a slippery slope towards an ethno-national state

The Statement of Objects and Reasons justifies the amendment by reference to the religious persecution of minorities in these countries, but the term persecution occurs nowhere in the text of the amended law, and an illegal migrant is not required to establish that s/he was driven out by religious persecution.

How to buy home insurance to protect against natural calamities

Home insurance is something you should get to protect yourself against natural calamities. Here are 7 things you should know about home insurance.

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia earthquake

Indonesia's disaster agency say they have recovered 1,763 bodies so far from the 7.5-magnitude and subsequent tsunami that struck Sulawesi on September 28.

Earthquake hits Lok Sabha: Rahul Gandhi hugs PM Narendra Modi, then winks

"I thank the Prime Minister for showing me the importance of Congress, the true meaning of Lod Shiva. I know I am a pappu for you, but I don't have any anger against you," Rahul said.

Three dead as strong earthquake jolts Japan's Osaka

"There are fears that the risk of house collapses and landslides has increased in the areas shaken strongly," said Toshiyuki Matsumori, in charge of quakes at the meteorological agency.

North Korea's 2017 bomb test set off later earthquakes

The underground test -- which took place on September 3 last year -- was North Korea's sixth, and by far largest yet, yielding some 250 kilotonnes, or about 17 times the size of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

5.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Kashmir Valley

"An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred at 11.15 p.m. yesterday," an official at the Met Office said.

Earthquake of 3.6 magnitude jolts Koyna region in Maharashtra

Tremors were felt in the Koyna region at 11.36 am today, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Indonesia: At least 82 killed as powerful earthquake rocks Lombok island

At least 82 people killed after a powerful 7 point magnitude earthquake rocked the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Tremors were felt in neighboring Bali & Gili Islands too.Indonesia: At least 82 killed as powerful earthquake rocks Lombok island

3 Indian-origin consultants charged in US with H-1B visa fraud

The H-1B visa programme, popular among Indian technology professionals, allows foreign workers to obtain temporary authorisation to live and work for employers in the US.

Bedoya, Eriksson tally as Union draw with Earthquakes

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Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude hits J-K's Ladakh region

The tremors were also felt across the Kashmir valley.

Death toll climbs to 78 in one of China's worst industrial blast

The death toll on Monday climbed to 78, of whom 56 have been identified, Xinhua news agency reported.

Did Mexicans celebrating World Cup win cause an earthquake? Unfounded

The story of the "earthquake" caused by jubilant Mexican fans was picked up by media outlets around the world.

Composure, valour: What Abhinandan got from mother courage

Abhinandan's mother has volunteered for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and served in dangerous remote locations, such as Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Liberia, Iraq and Iran.

Pakistan skips inaugural SCO meet on quake ops, may join today

Shah said none of the global targets on reducing disaster losses, whether enshrined in the Sendai Framework or Sustainable Development Goals, could be met by 2030, unless achieved by the SCO countries.

More earthquakes could occur globally & India needn’t worry about a bad monsoon in 2018

Like earthquake prediction, forecasting a monsoon accurately well in advance is also extremely valuable but difficult.

Mexicans jubilant over World Cup win trigger earthquake sensors

In the city's massive main square, families in Mexican football jerseys had watched on a giant screen in front of a towering cathedral as Mexico beat Germany 1-0 in Moscow.

Now, a policy to protect bank locker

The policy offers a cover against risks including fire, earthquake, burglary, holdup or any act of terrorism.

Twin earthquakes hit Andaman Islands within two hours

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the quakes was in the Andaman Islands region and occurred at a depth of 10-km.

Earthquake: Slight intensity quake measuring 4.4 hits Manipur

The epicentre of the quake was located at latitude 24.7 degree north and longitude 93.9 degree east, the sources said.

PM pays floral tributes to Sardar Patel at Statue of Unity

PM Narendra Modi paid his tributes to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary, also celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Flower petals were showered on the world's tallest statue- the Statue of Unity by IAF helicopter after which PM Modi administered `national unity pledge' to the gathering on this occasion and watched the 'Ekta parade'.

Nod for 12,000mw Solar Projects to be set up in 4 years

The government will give viability gap funding support of Rs 8,580 crore by Central or state entities for the projects.

Magnitude 5.9 quake injures nearly 290 in western Iran

Houshang Bazvand, governor of the affected province of Kermanshah, told IRNA that eight of the injured had been hospitalised and the rest were released after treatment.

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