Four drown trying to take selfie in river

New Delhi, Oct 09 : A newly-married woman and three other family members were swept away and drowned while trying to take a selfie in a fast-flowing river in southern India, police said Monday. The group of six were holding hands and standing in waist-deep water when one woman stepped into a sudden drop in the riverbed and slipped, pulling the others with her, a local police officer told AFP. The woman’s husband managed to save one woman but...

Lionel Messi Wins FIFA 2019 World’s ‘Best’ Player

Kathmandu,Sept 24 : The 2019 FIFA FIFPro Men’s and Women’s Players of the Year were announced at a gala celebration held at the Teatro all Scala in Milan on Monday evening. Lionel Messi beat off competition from Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk to take the Men’s award. The FIFA Awards became a stand-alone event in 2016 and Cristiano Ronaldo took home the first two trophies. Last year the winner was Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka...

Earthquake With A 5.6 Magnitude Rocks Albania

Kathmandu,Sept 22 : At least 68 people were taken to hospital after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck 19 miles (30 kilometers) west of Tirana on Saturday. According to International news agencies, the earthquake struck along Albania’s central coast near the port city of Durrës, according to the United States Geological Survey, about 35 kilometers west of the capital Tirana. A trauma hospital in Tirana reported 37 injuries, according to public broadcaster Albanian Radio and TV. Prime Minister Edi Rama...

World’s oldest bird species discover

London,Sept 19 : Scientists have recently discovered the fossils of the ancestor of some of the largest flying birds in Waipara, North Canterbury. They have identified the fossil of the Protodontopteryx ruthae- one of the oldest named bird species in the world. It lived in New Zealand not long after the dinosaurs died out. Protodontopteryx ruthae was only the size of an average gull. Its descendants were some of the biggest flying birds ever, with wingspans of more than...

Indian Moon probe’s failure won’t stop an Asian space race that threatens regional security

Kathmandu,Sept 16 : On Sept. 7, India’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission deployed its Vikram lander for an attempted landing at the Moon’s south pole. Communications with the lander were lost just minutes prior to the scheduled landing. Recent imaging suggests that Vikram may have survived the landing intact, but it might be unable to communicate. No matter the outcome, the mission has already proved successful as Chandrayaan-2 continues to orbit the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 adds to the list of India’s recent accomplishments in...

Dorian Regains Strength As A Cat 3 Before Hitting Carolinas

Kathmandu,Sept 06 : Hurricane Dorian which was earlier forecast to hit the southern US state of Florida has now recurved it track and might completely miss the region. Although the hurricane’s effect will not be completely evaded as it might pass just a 100 kms away from the Florida coast. Lashing rains and strong winds will still continue to blow along the coastline. At present, the hurricane is in CAT 3 status while heading for the Carolinas instead. Both...

Georgia’s Prime Minister resigns

Yerevan,Sept 02 : Georgia’s Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze has resigned. “The circle of development is created, therefore I have decided to resign because I think I have fulfilled my mission in this stage,” Bakhtadze said on Facebook. “It has been a great honor and at the same time great responsibility to serve the interests of our country as Georgia’s Prime Minister. I have been and will be a member of Georgian Dream and a loyal soldier of our country,”...

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s Aomori Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

Tokyo, Aug. 29. (Xinhua) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck off the eastern coast of Aomori Prefecture, the northernmost prefecture on Japan’s main island Honshu, the weather agency here said Thursday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor, which has not resulted in a tsunami warning being issued, occurred at 8:46 a.m. local time and was centered off the coast of Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan, with its epicenter located at a latitude...

Pakistan-controlled Kashmir facing human rights crisis

Baltistan,Aug 29 : The Gilgit-Baltistan territory of the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir has been witnessing a covert crackdown by authorities. The legal identity and constitutional status of the region, which is a part of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, have been under dispute. The occupation, which occurred without the people’s consent for over 70 years now, lacks a proper constitutional status, or a working legal system. This territory has faced several human rights violations over the years due to the lack of proper legal...

Family plants over 6000 trees in Mumbai and inspires communities

Kathmandu,August 22 The Athalye Family Is Continuing A Tradition That Spans Two Decades And Three Generations: Of Planting Native Trees And Shrubs To Make Densely Populated Suburban Mumbai Greener And Healthier. The Family Has Planted Around 6000 Saplings And Also Setup A Butterfly Park In Aarey. Their Actions Inspire Many And Could Contribute To Building Up The Coastal City’s Green Spaces And Climate Resilience. On Independence Day We Bring You This Inspirational Story For A Family’s Efforts To Add...

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