7 killed, 1mn without power as massive storm pounds US

Washington, March 3 : At least seven people were killed and over one million left without power as a massive storm continued to pummel the US East Coast on Saturday with drenching rain, howling winds and surging waves. The nor’easter also brought travel services to a halt. The fatalities included a six-year-old boy in Virginia […]

5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan’s island

Tokyo, March 1 : An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck off Iriomote Island, southwestern Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. The temblor was centred in the waters near Iriomote Island, southwestern Japan, with the epicentre at a latitude of 24.2 degrees north and a longitude of 123.8 degrees east […]

Fresh earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

Sydney, Feb 28 : A magnitude-6 earthquake shook the interior of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, two days after another magnitude-7.5 earthquake in the same region caused landslides that left at least 31 people dead and another 300 injured. The US Geological Survey (USGS), which records seismic activity around the world, placed the hypocenter of […]

N.Korea helping Syrian chemical war: Report

Washington, Feb 28 : North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used in chemical weapons manufacturing, the US media reported citing findings by UN experts. The materials include acid-resistant tiles, valves and pipes, the BBC said on Wednesday quoting the media reports. The New York Times quoted the as-yet-unreleased UN report […]

New app, website to aid Kerala fisher folks

Kochi, Feb 27 : The CMFRI fisheries institute on Tuesday came out with a multi-vendor e-commerce website and a mobile app to help fisher folks sell their products online directly to the customers. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute initiative will help in eliminating the middlemen, who take away a sizeable share of the fishermen […]

31 killed in 7.5-magnitude Papua New Guinea quake

Sydney, Feb 27 : At least 31 people were killed and over 300 others injured after an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea. the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Tuesday. According to the USGS, the tremor struck late Monday night at a depth of 35 km, with its centre […]