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Rs.2 lakh compensation for families of quake dead

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The central government on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh each to the families of those killed in the earthquake across India. The government of India has announced compensation of Rs.2 lakh each, to families of those who lost their lives in yesterday's (Saturday) earthquake across parts of India, an official statement said. ...

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Nation sleeps out in open, aftershocks add to misery

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Almost everyone spent the night outside as tremors kept hitting Nepal's capital Kathmandu and most of the Himalayan nation throughout the night and Sunday morning. As the country was coming to grips with Saturday's destruction, another powerful quake or aftershock hit Nepal at 12.54 p.m. on Sunday, raising fears of further devastation. The epicentre of Sunday's...

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Standing desks make students more attentive

New York, April 26 (IANS) Students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts, says a study, indicating we think better on our feet, literally. Standing workstations reduce disruptive behaviour problems and increase students' attention or academic behavioural engagement by providing students with a different method for completing academic tasks (like standing) ...

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Low intensity tremor hits Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) A low intensity tremor was recorded in Srinagar on Sunday. However, no damage was reported from anywhere. A tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded by our seismograph at 10.28 a.m. today (Sunday), Sonam Lotus, director of the local Met Office, told IANS. The coordinates of the tremor, which was of slight intensity, were latitude of 28.7 d...

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6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted the quake-hit Nepal again on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The epicentre, with a depth of 10 km, was at 17 km southeast of Kodari, 110 km from here, the USGS said. The tremors lasted for about two minutes. The toll from the 7.9-magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on Saturday has escalated to ...

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Operation Khoj: A lifesaver for destitute children

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Just four years ago, Aslam was found lying in a semi-conscious state on a platform at Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station due to a drug overdose. Today, the 15-year-old dreams of becoming a choreographer and has already started attending dance classes to achieve this. The route to this dramatic transformation in his life wasn't easy as Aslam had fallen in...

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More NDRF teams headed for Nepal for quake relief: Rajnath

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said six more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being sent to Nepal in addition to the 10 teams that have already been rushed for quake relief. Singh, who reviewed the ongoing relief and rescue operations in quake-hit areas of Nepal and India on Sunday, tweeted: Six more NDRF teams will be despatched ...

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British designer rues dearth of pattern cutters in fashion world

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Why do most students of fashion institutes only want to become designers, wonders Durham-based designer Giles Deacon, who feels creative people must engage themselves in other jobs as well within the industry -- for instance, pattern cutting. A fashion designer, high street enthusiast and an illustrator, Deacon is on his second India visit to announce his colla...

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Four IAF planes return with 540 Indians from Nepal

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Four Indian Air Force aircraft have returned from Kathmandu with 540 stranded Indians, officials said on Sunday More flights are planned for Sunday, the ministry of external affairs said. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted: Four flights have returned from KTM (Kathmandu) with stranded Indians. Ten flights planned for the day wi...

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Asked Tendulkar for coaching session: McClenaghan

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Mumbai Indians pacer Mitchell McClenaghan on Sunday said he asked legendary Sachin Tendulkar if he could give him a coaching session in the nets after wishing the maestro on his 42nd birthday on Friday. I wished him happy birthday on Friday and asked Sachin if he could give me a coaching session in the nets. I might be a little bit too far gone for Sachin's help, ...

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Everest avalanche kills 18 climbers

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Eighteen climbers, including foreigners, were killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by a 7.9-magnitude quake that hit Nepal on Saturday, the Nepal tourism ministry said on Sunday. Eighteen climbers have lost their lives and around 20 are missing in the avalanche, Tulsi Prasad Gautam, executive director of the department of tourism, told Xinhua. <...

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Fresh tremors rock northern, eastern India

New Delhi April 26 (IANS) Fresh tremors rocked the Indian capital and most of northern and eastern India on Sunday, triggering widespread panic. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here, the epicentre of the fresh tremors also lay in Nepal where a deadly earthquake on Saturday killed nearly 2,000 people. Fresh tremors were felt in Delhi and other parts of nort...

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Two from Jammu killed in Nepal earthquake

Jammu, April 26 (IANS) Two people from Jammu and Kashmir have been killed in Nepal earthquake, a source said here on Sunday. Former minister and senior PDP leader Sardar Rangil Singh told IANS over phone from Delhi: Sardar Sujan Singh and his son who belong to Bhor camp (Satwari) in Jammu have died in Nepal earthquake. The father and his son were running a Punjabi dhaba in Kathma...

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Horrid to see destruction of Nepal's heritage buildings: Big B

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had shot for a popular song from 1983 film Mahaan at an iconic location in Kathmandu, has mourned the loss of lives in quake-hit Nepal and expressed grief at the destruction of heritage buildings. The 72-year-old had shot the song Pyaar mein dil pe with Zeenat Aman at the Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage site in old K...

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After 2,000 deaths, fresh tremors rock Nepal

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) 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 s...

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Be aware of fatty liver disease, can lead to cancer

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Rampant downing of alcohol and increasing prevalence of obesity would in a few decades lead to patients with fatty liver disease requiring transplants surpassing those of hepatitis B and C, say experts. Due to vaccination for hepatitis B and effective medications now available for both hepatitis B and C, the incidence of liver failure due to them has been on th...

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Watford promoted to English Premier League

London, April 26 (IANS) Football club Watford has been promoted to the English Premier League as Middlesbrough and Norwich suffered late blows to their hopes of a top-two finish. Watford maintained top spot and moved four points clear with a 2-0 victory against Brighton in the early kick-off, before seeing Norwich held to a 1-1 draw at Rotherham, while Middlesbrough lost 4-3 at Fulham on...

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'Big Hero 6' sequel is coming, says Stan Lee

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Comic book writer Stan Lee says the Oscar-winning 2014 superhero animated film Big Hero 6 sequel is among Marvel Comics' future lineup. I don't even know how they decide what to do next, because every one of them is so exciting and the public is waiting for them, Lee told the media franchise Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). After 'Ant-Man', we're goin...

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Corinthians ex-midfielder nabbed for bid to steal from ATM

Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Police in Brazil have arrested former Corinthians midfielder Pia for attempting to steal money from an automated teller machine (ATM). The 41-year-old was detained on Saturday in the city of Americana, about 100 km northwest of Sao Paulo, police said in a brief statement, reports Xinhua. Pia, whose full name is Reginaldo Revelino Jandoso, played se...

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Faster 3D camera that works outdoors

New York, April 26 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a 3D camera that is inexpensive, produces high-quality images, and works in all environments -- including outdoors. When Microsoft released its 3D camera Kinect in 2010, it transformed the video game industry, said Mohit Gupta, study co-author from the Columbia University. The most inexpensive 3...

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