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Everyone's scared' - Puerto Rico declares emergency after earthquakes

The largest of the quakes in the U.S. territory registered at magnitude 6.4, the most powerful to hit the Caribbean island in 102 years. With two large power plants shut down, drinking water was cut off to at least 300,000 customers, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez told a news conference.

Maharashtra: Low intensity earthquake hits Satara

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

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.

Work going on in full swing in Jammu & Kashmir to complete world's highest railway bridge

The Udhampur “Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project, which is the most challenging railway infrastructure project being undertaken post-independence, has missed several deadlines amid huge cost escalations since 1997, when the then Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda laid its foundation at Udhampur.

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.

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

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.

Crisis with Iran may deescalate if no US casualties

To avenge the killing of its Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani, Tehran on Monday claimed that it retaliated proportionately with a missile strike on two US military bases in Iraq.

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.

Albania earthquake: several dead, dozens hurt

Seismologists say a strong earthquake has rattled southern Bosnia, several hours after a deadly quake struck in nearby Albania.(AP)Albania earthquake: several dead, dozens hurt

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.

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.

Greenko set to buy into $1.5 bn Teesta Project in Sikkim

Greenko is making its boldest bet yet in hydel power, buying a chunk of Teesta Stage III in Sikkim, the largest private hydroelectric project in Asia, in a multi-phased transaction, people in the know said.

Delhi High Court asks government to notify plan for quake-prone buildings

The court said a copy of this order along with the orders passed on August 26, 2015, February 9, 2016, February 1 and May 1, 2019 in the case, be brought to the knowledge of the chief secretary for appropriate action.

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.

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

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.

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.

Tamil Nadu youth develops portable house on the back of an auto

It was while doing his internship with a team of architects, who designed high-rise buildings in the city, that the prototype of compact and temporary houses struck Arun Prabhu N G.

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

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

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.

Indo-Pak ties in 2019: From brink of war to corridor of peace

The outgoing year solidify the fact that the mistrust between the two countries is deeper than perceived.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The ‘Fire and Ice’ decade that changed everything on Wall Street

This is the tale of global markets over a decade of “fire and ice.”

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.

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.

Govt trying to revive BSNL, MTNL, make them professional

Communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed Rajya Sabha that in order to revive the public sector units BSNL and MTNL, the VRS scheme as initiated by the government has received an encouraging response by 79,000 employees of BSNL and 14,000 out of 20,000 employees of MTNL who have applied for the same.

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.

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'.

Ruskin Bond's works to get a new lease of life as audiobooks, author will narrate himself

This series of audio books will be released in early 2020.

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.

After 18 years and $2 trillion, what did the US get in Afghanistan?

Even after eighteen years of war, the Taliban are steadily getting stronger. They kill Afghan security force members — sometimes hundreds in a week — and defeat government forces in almost every major engagement, except when significant American air support is used against them.

2017 North Korean nuke test equal to '17 Hiroshimas': ISRO study

Researchers led by K. M. Sreejith of the Space Applications Centre, ISRO in Ahmedabad, Gujarat noted that North Korea withdrew from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 2003.

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.

People moving around freely in J&K: General Rawat

Rawat said brick kilns were functioning normally, trucks were transporting sand and shops were open, reflecting that life was normal in the valley.

View: What ghost cities tell us about India's economy

In India, deindustrialisation & lack of manufacturing is majorly responsible for the ghost city phenomenon.

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.

US Marine Corps, special forces to participate in first Indo-US ‘Tiger Triumph’ exercise

The exercise’s final planning conference was held in Visakhapatnam from September 16 to 20 to finalise the modalities.

Maharashtra assembly polls: Congress a drag as NCP puts up a fight against BJP in Pune

Pune is a major RSS centre, second only to Nagpur. The BJP’s recent tenures at the Centre and state have been clinically used to strengthen the RSS hold. But, this time, the Congress and NCP are together and, therefore, they will avert a split of anti-BJP votes.

Those who have been to jail should not ask me what have I done, says Sharad Pawar hitting back at Amit Shah

Pawar was referring to Shah’s remark earlier this month questioning the NCP chief ’s contribution to Maharashtra farmers.

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.

India provides Rs 233 crore financial aid to Nepal for infrastructure projects

The decision was taken during the 5th meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission attended by the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

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.

Pakistan PM and delegation return to New York after jet given by Saudi prince develops tech fault

Pakistan's Ambassador to United Nations (UN), Maleeha Lodhi, who had earlier seen off PM Khan, rushed back to the airport.

How to check the construction quality of your house

Section 14 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, clearly lays down that it is the promoter’s responsibility to rectify any structural defect within a period of five years. Here is a checklist for homebuyers.

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.

We need inclusive capitalism that can help vulnerable people: Rajiv J Shah, President, Rockefeller Foundation

The foundation, active in India since 1913, has now partnered with Tata Power to install mini grids to supply power to more than 10,000 villages. “We can bring the cost down significantly… and we are sure low income customers will pay for reliable power,” says Shah in an interview with Shailesh Menon in Mumbai.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament facades not to be touched during Rajpath facelift

A senior urban affairs ministry official said there is no list of government buildings along Central Vista that would be pulled down.

Rajpath development work to begin in February 2021

The redevelopment work is likely to begin in February 2021 and will be completed by November, sources said.

Earthquake of magnitude 4 hits Delhi; mild tremors also felt in parts of UP

Delhi and neighbouring areas woke up Wednesday morning to an earthquake measuring 4.0 on the richter scale. Lasting a few seconds, the earthquake is reported to have originated 44 km southwest of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.Earthquake of magnitude 4 hits Delhi; mild tremors also felt in parts of UP

HUA launches 'Angikaar campaign', to bring PMAY(U) beneficiaries into Ujjawala, Ayushman Bharat fold

According to the ministry, around 88 lakh houses have so far been approved against the demand of 1.12 crore.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NIRDPR asks Centre and States to adopt sustainable construction tech for building new government buildings

NIRDPR’s rural technology park has established a national rural building centre (NRBC) to bring together a range of cost-effective construction technologies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

India & the Philippines agree to bolster defence ties; sign 4 agreements during President Kovind's visit

India and the Philippines agreed to bolster defence and maritime security partnership and to make it a key pillar of bilateral cooperation, as President Ram Nath Kovind held wide-ranging talks with his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte.

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.

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.

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

Bedoya, Eriksson tally as Union draw with Earthquakes


8 major death cases which are not covered in term life insurance

Death due to any condition that existed while availing the term insurance policy will not be settled by the insurer.

Government to redevelop Parliament building or build new one by 2022

The government has invited design and architecture firms from across the globe for consultancy works by floating of a request for proposal.

Ability to ‘harmonise conflicting elements PK Mishra’s strength’

PK Mishra is principal secretary to PM Modi.

Haryana CM launches insurance schemes for small traders

The Chief Minister said that Haryana is the first State in the country to implement Mukhyamantri Vyapari Kshatipurti Beema Yojana.

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.

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.

China's first 'cyber-dissident' given 12-year jail term

Huang's work has repeatedly drawn the ire of Chinese authorities.

Earthquake of 3.3 magnitude hits Jammu and Kashmir

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

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.

IGI to make switch to 103m-tall air traffic control tower today

Standing at a height of 103 metres, the new ATC tower is said to be the tallest in India.

'Quad's 1st ministerial meeting significant elevation of level'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted the meeting here on Thursday that was attended by Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, and Foreign Ministers Toshimitsu Motegi of Japan and Marise Payne of Australia.

Earthquakes, lava fissures put Hawaii's Big Island on high alert

Two evacuation centers were hastily set up in Pahoa town after lava started burbling up through fissures in the ground in neighborhoods nearby.

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.

Earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island, 2 dead

Panicking people ran out of buildings in many areas and Indonesian television showed heavy traffic on roads as people fled coastal areas.

Taylor Devices rides on infra wave to push earthquake-resistant devices

The company installs dampers – shock absorbers that soak up earthquake energy – inside buildings, both under construction and completed.

Why Himalayas are hit by bigger earthquakes found

The finding by researchers from ETH Zurich in Switzerland provides a more complete view of the risk of earthquakes in mountainous regions.

India to handover 200 houses in Myanmar's Rakhine State on Tuesday

The focus of RSDP has been on sustainable solutions based on creative socio-economic development.

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.

US scientists predict more big earthquakes in 2018

Fluctuations in earth's rotation are tiny, changing the length of the day by several milliseconds, but these minute changes could be enough to release vast amounts of underground energy.

8 special materials that are most suitable for the repair, restoration and seismic strengthening of buildings

Every year numerous buildings across the country are affected by natural calamities. In such a scenario, it is very important for builders and constructors to focus on the structural strength of a building while carrying out any kind of construction activity.

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.

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