Massive quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi

NEW DELHI, Mar 21 : A massive earthquake of 6.8 hit the Hindu Kush area in Afghanistan on Tuesday, sending tremors across Delhi, Noida and surrounding areas of the National capital. The quake was at a depth of 184 km (114 miles).No report of loss or destr..

Duesseldorf patient cured of HIVThird person in four decades to recover from the fatal disease

Feb 21 Scientists have successfully cured a third person of HIV. The man codenamed "the Duesseldorf patient" was cured of the life-threatening disease after receiving a stem cell transplant, which also treated his leukaemia.Previously, two other patients ..

Piece of sun breaks off, stuns scientists

NEW YORK, Feb 10 Scientists were left baffled after material broke off of the Sun’s surface and created a tornado-like swirl around its northern pole.The remarkable phenomenon was caught by NASA on the James Webb Space Telescope and tweeted by Dr. T..

A look at some of the world's deadliest quakes since 2000

February 7 A  magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 5,000 people in the two countries. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers working in cold and snow look for trapped people in the rubble of topple..

Over 2,300 dead as quake jolts Turkey, Syria

Istanbul, Feb 6More than 2,300 people have died and rescuers are racing to pull survivors from beneath the rubble after a devastating earthquake that ripped through Turkey and Syria, leaving destruction and debris on each side of the border.One of the str..

Climate activist in Egypt for UN COP27 Climate Change Summit Crucial to deliver climate justice : Licypriya

CAIRO, Nov 6Eleven year old child climate and environmental activist Licypriya Kangujam has arrived in Sharm El Sheikh City, Egypt to attend the United Nations COP27 Climate Change Summit, which starts today.Egypt is hosting the UN Climate Change Summit, ..

Decks cleared for Rishi Sunak as rivals quit race to become... First British PM of Indian origin

LONDON, Oct 24Rishi Sunak will become British Prime Minister on Monday after other candidates quit the race to lead the Conservative Party, leaving him with the task of steering a deeply divided country through an economic downturn set to leave millions o..

Indonesia football match stampede kills 174, among worst sports tragedies

Jakarta, Oct 2 At least 174 people died at an Indonesian football stadium when thousands of angry home fans invaded the pitch and police responded with tear gas that triggered a stampede, authorities said Sunday."At 9.30 am (0230 GMT) the death toll was 1..

Covid "end is in sight", says WHO chief

Geneva, Sep 15 The number of newly reported Covid-19 cases has dropped dramatically, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, urging the world to seize the opportunity to end the pandemic.Newly reported cases of the disease, which has killed millions..

Bangladesh invites CMs of NE States

DHAKA, Sep 10Dhaka’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam while speaking to the media during an event organized by the Editors Guild of Bangladesh announ-ced that the Chief Ministers of Northeast India have been invited for a 3-day vi..

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, dies at 96

LONDON, Sep 9 : Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96.The palace announced she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer re..

Japan ex-PM Abe assassinated

NARA, Japan, Jul 8 Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving leader, died on Friday hours after he was shot while campaigning for a Parliamentary election, shocking a country in which political violence is rare and guns are tightly control..

Afghanistan earthquake 1,000 people killed and 1,500 wounded

KABUL, Jun 22A powerful earthquake has killed one thousand people and left hundreds more injured in Afghanistan, a Taliban official has told the BBC.Pictures show landslides and ruined mud-built homes in eastern Paktika province, where rescuers have been ..

Missing Nepal aircraft found

KATHMANDU, May 29Tara Air's 9 NAET twin-engine aircraft, which went missing in the mountainous district of Mustang on Sunday morning, was found at Kowang village of the district, Nepal Airport official said."Status is yet to be ascertained. The ground is ..

Google Translate adds 24 languages and dialects, including Manipuri

Washington, May 12 Manipuri (Meiteilon) and Mizo languages are among the 24 languages which have been added to Google Translate language translation tool. Translate currently covers a total of 133 languages used around the world.New Indian languages being..

Will Smith, Jessica Chastain bag Oscars in a night led by CODA, Dune

LOS ANGELES, Mar 28 “CODA” made history on Sunday, becoming the first movie from a major streaming service to win an Oscar for best picture. Its victory at the 94th Academy A..

WHO sounds warning as Covid cases resurge

Geneva, Mar 17 The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday raised alarm bells due to the resurgence in Covid-19 cases. The UN body asked countries to remain vigilant against the virus. After more than a month of decline, Covid cases started to increas..

Ukraine agrees to talk

Kyiv, Feb 27 Ukraine on Sunday agreed to hold talks with Russia in Belarus, the Russian State media said quoting officials in Moscow.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's office said the two sides would meet at an unspecified location along the Belaru..

Russia invades Ukraine

Ukraine, Feb 24 : Russian forces invaded Ukraine by land, air and sea on Thursday, confirming the worst fears of the West with the biggest attack by one State against another in Europe since World War Two.Russian missiles rained down on Ukrainian cities. ..

Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants, finds study

TOKYO, Jan 25 The Omicron COVID-19 variant can remain alive on your skin for almost a day and more than 8 days on plastic surfaces and that is why it might be ‘highly infectious’, a recent study reveals, as reported by Reuters.Japanese researc..

Cambridge University, which predicted 2nd Covid wave in India, now has a warning

LONDON, Dec 31 India may see a spurt in the Covid-19 growth rate within days and head into an intense but short-lived virus wave as the highly-infectious Omicron variant moves through the crowded Nation of almost 1.4 billion.“It is likely that India..

'No sign of Omicron being milder than Delta' Spreading faster than Delta : WHO

Geneva, Dec 21 The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading faster than the Delta variant and is causing infections in people already vaccinated or who have recovered from the COVID-19 disease, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said o..

Omicron spreading faster than any other variant:WHO

Geneva, Dec 15  More than 77 countries have now reported cases of Omicron, and the reality is that Omicron is probably in most countries, even if it hasn’t been detected yet, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros said on TuesdaySpeaking ..

Vaccines, previous infection offer stronger protection: Study

Beijing, Dec 13People previously infected with COVID-19 and those vaccinated will have some “stronger than basic” pro-tection against Omicron, according to one of the earliest peer-reviewed studies looking into the recently identified variant ..

Aung San Suu Kyi jailed for 4 years

Yangon, Dec 6Myanmar's junta jailed ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday for four years for incitement against the military and breaching Covid rules, a Government spokesman told AFP, the first of a series of possible sen-tences that could see the Nob..

China overtakes US to grab top spot in list of richest countries

BEIJING, Nov 16Global wealth tripled over the last two decades, with China leading the way and overtaking the US for the top spot worldwide.That’s one of the takeaways from a new report by the research arm of consultants McKinsey & Co that exami..