Iranian plane with 66 aboard crashes

Tehran, Feb 18 : A passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday, authorities said but declined to give any definite information about the fate of the passengers. The ATR 72, a twin-engine turboprop operated by Aseman Airlines, crashed due to bad weather into the Dena Mountain near Semirom town, […]

Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

Lhasa, Feb 18 : A fire broke out at the most sacred shrine in Tibetan Buddhism – the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, a media report said on Sunday. Footage posted online showed flames billowing from the roof and what appeared to be at least one gutted pagoda, the BBC report said. Chinese state media said […]

9 killed in Rajasthan LPG cylinder blast, Rs 2 lakh ex gratia announced

Jaipur, Feb 17 : At least nine persons were killed and 18 others injured when two LPG cylinders exploded at a wedding in Beawar in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district, police said on Saturday. According to police, six persons were referred to a hospital in Ajmer while 12 were referred to the district hospital in Beawar. Police […]

Britain warned to prepare for more frequent floods

London, Feb 16 : Communities in Britain were warned Friday to be prepared for more frequent flooding as a result of climate change. The government’s Environment Agency (EA) launched a Flood Action Plan to better prepare areas of the country likely to be vulnerable to greater flood risks, reported Xinhua. EA said it follows a […]

Russian skier dies in Gulmarg avalanche

[TANGMARG: A rescued Russian skier, left, talks to a tourist official at a hospital in Tangmarg, near the tourist town of Gulmarg, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A Russian skier was killed by an avalanche that hit the Gulmarg tourist resort. Four other Russian skiers from the group were rescued. /PTI] Srinagar, Feb […]

Russian skier dies in Gulmarg avalanche

Srinagar, Feb 16 : A Russian skier was killed in an avalanche while four other skiers were rescued on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s ski resort Gulmarg, police said. Disaster management authorities had issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley on Thursday evening for Friday and Saturday. /IANS