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Tamil Nadu CM asks PM’s intervention on Mekedatu reservoir dispute

New Delhi, April 25: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting reportedly came after the DMDK and PMK had urged the Chief Minister to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevent Karnataka from going ahead with construction of a dam across the Cauvery at Mekedatu. Bilateral talks were held and matters of importance were discussed during... 

Earthquake toll rises to 58 in Bihar

Patna, April 26: The toll in Bihar following the massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday has risen to 58, officials said on Sunday. Besides, over 60 people have sustained injuries, said officials. People rushed out of their houses and gathered at nearby open spaces after tremors were felt in the state again on Sunday at 12.40 p.m. On Sunday, people were on the guard as the state government, meteorological... 
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Rata Tata becomes investor in Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi

New Delhi, Apr 26: Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has been given a big boost in its drive to expand its footprint in India. Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, has become an investor in the Chinese company, Xiaomi’s Vice President Global Hugo Barra announced on Sunday. “We’re really excited to announce our newest Xiaomi investor – Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of... 
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Australian farmer discovers 100 mln year old dinosaur fossil

Sydney, April 21: An Australian farmer has found the remains of a 100 million-year-old dinosaur on his property. The giant marine predator dominated Australia’s great inland sea and Robert Hacon said he was very surprised to discover such a rare creature. Hacon, from Queensland, in northern Australia, told the Brisbane Times on Tuesday he dug up the 1.6m jaw of a Kronosaurus Queenslandicus,... 

17 bodies recovered from Everest base camp, Google executive found dead

Kathmandu, Apr 26: Seventeen bodies have been recovered on Mount Everest base camp after a severe earthquake on Saturday set off an avalanche, making it the deadliest disaster in the history of mountaineering on the world’s highest peak. Sixty-one people were injured when part of the base camp was engulfed by the snowslide, Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association,... 

6.6 million people affected in Nepal earthquake, says UN

Kathmandu, April 26: The United Nations office in Kathmandu said on Sunday that some 6.6 million people in Nepal have been affected by the devastating earthquake. The quake and the ensuing aftershocks triggered avalanches in the Mount Everest, killing over a dozen climbers. “Rescue and relief operations may be hampered with the monsoon fast approaching,” IANS quoted the UN as saying. The... 

Nepal quake toll crosses 2,000 as fresh jolts hamper relief efforts

Kathmandu, April 26: The toll in Nepal’s worst quake in over 80 years crossed the 2,000-mark on Sunday as rescuers dug with bare hands and heavy equipment through tonnes of rubble for survivors, with fresh aftershocks triggering panic and hampering relief efforts. A strong 6.7-magnitude aftershock sent people running for open spaces as they struggled with the devastation caused by Saturday’s...