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Shah Mahmood Qureshi is Pakistan's new Foreign Minister

Sify 8 hours 35 minutes ago

Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Shah Mahmood Qureshi was appointed as Pakistan's Foreign Minister on Saturday as Prime Minister Imran Khan approved a 20-member cabinet, Information Minister-designate...
Carrying home Pakistan's love for India: Sidhu after Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony
Sidhu, who had claimed that he will visit Pakistan as a 'goodwill ambassador', was in Pakistan to attend the swearing-in ceremony of PTI chief Imran Khan.
Imran Khan stumbles over Urdu words while taking oath as Pak PM
Some Pakistani journalists even wondered if the prime minister's oath has changed from past years.
Batting for ballots: Imran Khan and other sports stars who swapped playing fields...
Imran Khans elevation to premier is only matched by George Weah, who was inaugurated as Liberias president in January.
Imran Khan stumbles over Urdu words while taking oath
Imran Khan today stumbled over some of the Urdu words and wrongly pronounced them while taking oath as Pakistan's prime minister.
Former cricketer Imran Khan sworn-in as Pakistan's prime minister
Former cricket star Imran Khan was sworn-in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis looms over the turbulent, nuclear-armed South Asian country.
First meeting of PM Modi, Imran Khan may happen next month
First meeting of PM Modi, Imran Khan may happen next month
Imran Khan And 5 Other Sports Stars Who Turned Politicians
Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader, placing him in charge of a nuclear armed...
Batting for ballots: Sports stars turned politicians
Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader, placing him in charge of a nuclear armed state. But he is not the only one to have swapped playing fields for the hustings. There are five other sport stars who have made a similar switch.
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Imran Khan stumbles over Urdu words while taking oath

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Islamabad : Imran Khan on Saturday stumbled over some of the Urdu words and wrongly pronounced them while taking oath as Pakistan's prime minister. Khan, 65, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman,...
Imran Khan-A cricketer who struggled for 22 years to become Pakistan's PM
Khan took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister after leading his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) to the victory in the elections and subsequently proving his majority in the National Assembly.
Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd PM of Pakistan
Imran Khan was sworn-in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday, a day after he won the backing from the newly-elected Parliament. The oath-taking ceremony was held three weeks after his party emerged as the single-largest party in general elections held on July 25.
Imran Khan sworn-in as Pakistan#39;s 22nd Prime Minister
Imran Khan, 65, who won a simple majority from lawmakers yesterday in a confidence vote will be administered oath by President Mamnoon Hussain.
Imran Khan elected Pakistan's prime minister, to take oath today
Imran Khan will be sworn in as the Pakistan prime minister by President Mamnoon Hussain at the Presidents House at 9.30 am
Imran Khan to take oath as Pak PM today; Bilawal Bhutto says will stand by his side if he prioritises human development
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will sworn-in as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House on Saturday.
Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan's 22nd PM
Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan's 22nd PM
Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
PTI chief Imran Khan tookoath as Pakistan's 22nd PM on Saturday.
As Imran Khan Takes Oath, A New Innings Begins For Pak: 10 Updates
Former cricketer Imran Khan took oath today to become Pakistan's Prime Minister, ending decades of political dominance by Pakistan's two dynastic powerhouses. Mr Khan had run a populist campaign...
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India 307-6 against England at 1st day close of 3rd Test

Economic Times 9 hours 58 minutes ago

England lead this five-match series 2-0.
Cricket: Another captain's innings by Kohli boosts India
Virat Kohli was frustrated to be dismissed three runs short of his century but another fine captain's knock inspired India on their best batting day of the series in the third test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
India vs England 3rd Test Day 1 - As it happened
India take on England in the do-or-die third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Saturday. England lead the five-Test series 2-0.
3rd Test: India 307/6 at stumps on Day 1
Stay updated with Times of India for Live Cricket Score, Ball by ball commentary & Scorecard of 3rd Test match between India and England
India vs England, 3rd Test Day 1 at Trent Bridge, highlights - as it happened: Kohli,...
India were 307 for six after losing the toss at stumps on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
Kohli and Rahane dominate, but England fight back
India had their collective best day of the Test series despite the rare instance of Virat Kohli failing to convert a half-century and Ajinkya Rahane falling in the 80s
3rd Test, Highlights: Kohli, Rahane Put India Ahead On Day 1 vs England
Highlights India vs England: Skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane notched up a brilliant 159-run partnership for the fourth wicket helping India bounce back on Day 1 of the third Test.
India seek redemption in must-win Trent Bridge Test against England
India seek redemption in must-win Trent Bridge Test against England
India v/s England 3rd Test: Live streaming, teams, time in IST and where to watch on TV in India
After losing the first two games, India have to win the third Test at Trent Bridge in order to remain alive in the ongoing five-Test series against England.
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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80

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Accr a: Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his family said. Annan passed away after a short illness, with his wife and three children...
Former U.N. chief and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan has died - foundation
Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died, the Kofi Annan Foundation said on Saturday.
Kofi Annan, former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, dies
Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate died after short illness on Saturday. He was 80.
Nobel peace prize laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80
Nobel peace prize laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80
Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General Who Redefined UN, Dies At 80
Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Laureate, has died. He was 80. A statement posted on his Twitter account said, he died after a short illness.
Kofi Annan, former UN chief, passes away
Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness.
Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan passes away
Former UN Chief and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan has died.
Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, dies at 80
Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the United Nations in 2001 "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world."
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Rs 500 crore nowhere near enough: Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi over Kerala floods relief fund

Zee News 14 hours 52 minutes ago

Kerala is facing its worst flood situation in a century.
Rahul urges Modi to declare Kerala floods a national disaster
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare the floods in Kerala as a national disaster. "Dear PM (Prime Minister), please declare #Kerala floods a National Disaster without any delay. The lives, livelihood and future of millions of our people is at stake," Gandhi tweeted. Overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have resulted in the death of 180 people as of Saturday morning, with over 3 lakh others forced to move to some 2,000 relief camps.
PM announces immediate relief of Rs 500 crore to flood-hit Kerala
PM Modi announced today an immediate financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the rain-battered Kerala, after reviewing the flood situation in the state. Pm also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh per person to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured, from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, a PMO statement said.
PM Narendra Modi announces immediate relief of Rs 500 crore to flood-hit Kerala
"The prime minister announced a financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the state. This is in addition to Rs 100 crore announced by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on August 12," it said.
PM Modi reviews situation in flood-hit Kerala; announces Rs 500 cr interim assistance
More than 300 people have died in rain-related incidents in Kerala, even as defence forces scaled up operations to rescue those stranded in worst-hit areas.
PM Modi arrives in Kochi for aerial survey of Kerala flood-affected areas, death...
The death toll in the Kerala floods rose to 180 on Friday, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the state to assess the disaster. He will undertake an aerial survey of the affected areas on Saturday
Telangana Government Announces Rs 25 Crore For Flood-Hit Kerala
The Telangana government on Friday announced Rs 25 crore financial assistance to the flood-hit Kerala.
Telangana announces Rs 25 crore help to flood-hit Kerala
Telangana announces Rs 25 crore help to flood-hit Kerala
Economic Times, DNA, Hindustan Times, NDTV, India Today,
  

Relief in flood-hit Kerala as rain subsides, but nightmare far from over

Hindustan Times 9 hours 46 minutes ago

A total of 33 people died in Keral on Saturday as the overall casualty count in the state rose to over 200.
UAE extends helping hand to Kerala flood victims
UAE prime minister ordered the formation of an emergency committee to provide relief in Kerala.
UAE extends helping hand to Kerala flood victims
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) prime minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has come out in support for deluge-hit Kerala.
UAE to provide aid to flood-hit Kerala
[UAE], Aug. 18 (ANI): United Arab Emirates (UAE) has formed a committee to provide relief to the people affected by flash floods in Kerala. UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan took to Twitter to make the announcement and urged "everyone to contribute generously towards this initiative." "The people of Kerala have always been and are still part of our success story in the UAE. We have a special responsibility to help and support those affected, especially during this holy and blessed days" his first tweet read. Sheikh Khalifa further wrote, "UAE and the Indian community will unite to offer relief to those affected. We have formed a committee to start immediately. We urge everyone to contribute generously towards this initiative." Describing the situation in Kerala as "the most devastating in a century," the UAE President added, "The state of Kerala in India is currently witnessing huge floods, the most devastating in a century. Hundreds have been killed, hundreds of thousands have been displaced. Ahead of Eid Al Adha, do not forget to extend a helping hand to our brothers in India." To be chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), the national emergency committee will include representatives from the UAE's humanitarian organisations, according to Gulf News. Sheikh Khalifa, UAEs Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed grief and extended condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on loss of life and damage in the Kerala floods. They also wished a speedy recovery for the injured. According to recent reports, at least 324 people have lost their lives. Kerala has been witnessing incessant rainfall over the last few days, causing unprecedented flooding and landslides in several parts of the state. Presently, Prime Minister Modi is in Kerala to review the flood situation. (ANI)
"Kerala Part Of Our Success Story", Says UAE, Offers Help
Kerala, facing one of the worst floods in a century, has been offered help by the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is to form a committee to help flood-hit areas of the state, a report said.
Kerala people are part of our success story: UAE PM extends support to flood-hit state
Kerala people are part of our success story: UAE PM extends support to flood-hit state
Kerala people are part of our success story: UAE PM forms committee to help flood affected
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has expressed his condolences over the death of people in flood-hit Kerala and formed a committee to help those affected.
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Biggest-ever operation of NDRF launched in flood-hit Kerala, over 55 teams depl...

Hindustan Times 14 hours 8 minutes ago

NDRF teams, till now, have rescued 194 persons and 12 animals while it has evacuated a total of 10,467 persons affected by the Kerala floods.
Kerala floods: NDRF launches biggest-ever operation, evacuates 10,000+ people
The NDRF has evacuated over 10,000 people from the heavy rains and flood waters affected areas of Kerala till now as it said it has launched its biggest-ever relief and rescue operation in the country till date.
In Flood-Hit Kerala, "Biggest Rescue Operation" By Disaster Relief Team
The NDRF has evacuated over 10,000 people from the heavy rains and flood waters affected areas of Kerala till now as it said it has launched its biggest-ever relief and rescue operation in the country...
NDRF launches biggest-ever operation in flood-hit Kerala; 58 teams deputed
A total of 58 teams of the force have been deputed to work in Kerala out of which 55 are working on ground. Three teams are on their way, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said.
From Armys temporary bridges to Navys tricky airlifts: Rescue operations in full swing in Kerala
Army troops, Navy divers and personnel from several other agencies joined hands with national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of stranded people from the flood-affected areas of Kerala.
324 lives lost, PM Narendra Modi flies to Kerala to monitor rescue operations
Rescuers from Army, Navy and other forces battle treacherous conditions, pluck people from rooftops from a rain-devastated state
Activists to the rescue of animals in Kerala after floods unleash fury
Activists to the rescue of animals in Kerala after floods unleash fury
Economic Times, Times of India, DNA, India Today,
  

In a shocking move, Infosys CFO MD Ranganath quits after 18 years

DNA 20 hours 8 minutes ago

Ranganath has been a part of the Infosys Leadership team and has played several leadership roles in the areas of consulting, finance, strategy, risk management and M&A.
Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns
Bengaluru: Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath has resigned from the executive post, the IT major said on Saturday. "The Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Ranganath as the CFO and key managerial personnel. He will continue in the post till November 16. The Board will search for the next CFO," said the city-based software firm in a statement here.
Infosys chief financial officer MD Ranganath resigns
The Board at its meeting held on Saturday has accepted Ranganath's resignation as the and key managerial personnel of the company. Ranganath will continue in his current position as CFO till November 16.
Infosys Chief Financial Officer MD Ranganath Resigns After 18 Years
The Chief Financial Officer of Infosys Ltd has tendered his resignation just seven months after India's second-biggest software services exporter appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.
Infosys CFO MD Ranganath resigns
Ranganath has worked at Infosys for 18 years. Infosys said the companys board will immediately commence the search for the next CFO.
Infosys says CFO Ranganath resigns
Infosys Ltd on Saturday said its board had accepted the resignation of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath.
Infosys CFO Ranganath steps down
The Board at its meeting held today has accepted resignation of M. D. Ranganath as the CFO, Infosys said.
NDTV, Hindustan Times, Reuters, Economic Times,
  

It`s official! Priyanka Chopra - Nick Jonas get engaged!

Santabanta 20 hours 4 minutes ago

For past few months, global star Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are in news for their relationship and there have been...
Bollywood closes week with Rs 60 crore in box office and rumours of an engagement
Nick Jonas, who is reportedly dating actor Priyanka Chopra, was spotted at the Mumbai airport with his family on Thursday evening
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas' romantic dinner date with families before engagement...
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas had eyes only for each other as they went for a dinner date with their families before their reported engagement party on Saturday.
Priyanka-Nick Catch Dinner In Mumbai; Chopras Prep For Reported Roka
Nick Jonas landed in Mumbai on Thursday night with his parents
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas engagement bash: Everything you need to know
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas engagement bash: Everything you need to know
Buzz is: Priyanka Chopra to have her roka ceremony with beau Nick Jonas at 10 am today?
Priyanka and Nick got engaged on the actress's birthday last month...
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Ex-CIA directors denounce Trump's decision to blacklist John Brennan

Hindustan Times 23 hours 24 minutes ago

Former officials often retain security clearance after leaving office to allow their successors to consult them on issues of the day. Brennan a notable Trump critic had been stripped of clearance...
Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move
President Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, but Trump defended his move and said he planned another one soon.
In Unprecedented Move, Ex-Spymasters Condemn Trump For His "Threats"
Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America's most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John...
Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move
President Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, but Trump defended his move and said he planned another one soon.
Ex CIA directors issue unprecedented Donald Trump condemnation
In a statement, ex-CIA bosses appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents -- including Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Leon Panetta and David Petraeus -- denounced Trump's decision to strip Brennan of his security clearance.
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CBI arrests key suspect in murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar

Hindustan Times 9 hours 46 minutes ago

The suspect arrested by CBIon Saturday is believed to be one of the shooters who had fired at rationalist Narendra Dabholkar (67) in Pune.
CBI arrests key suspect in Dabholkar murder case
The CBI late Saturday evening arrested one of the two gunmen who allegedly killed Maharashtra rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, official sources said here. "Sachin Prakashrao Andure of Aurangabad is one of the two persons who shot at (Dr) Dabholkar. Further investigations are under way," a CBI official said. The arrest comes just two days before the 5th death anniversary of Dabholkar, 67, who was shot dead while on a morning walk near his Pune home on August 20, 2013.
CBI arrests gunman behind Maharashtra rationalist Narendra Dabholkar`s death
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late Saturday evening arrested one of the two gunmen who killed Maharashtra rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, official sources said here.
CBI arrests accused in Dabholkar murder case
CBI arrests accused in Dabholkar murder case
Key Suspect In Rationalist Narendra Dabholkar's Murder Arrested By CBI
A key suspect in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar has been arrested by the CBI, five years after the 67-year-old was shot dead in Pune. Sachin Prakasrao Andure was arrested from...
India Today, NDTV, DNA,
  

Asian Games 2018 get underway with glittering opening ceremony

India Today 9 hours 46 minutes ago

Asian Games 2018 get underway with glittering opening ceremony
Asian Games 2018: PM Modi wishes Indian contingent good luck before opening ceremony kicks off in Jakarta
India's star Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra leads the Indian contingent as their flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the 18th edition of Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday.
Asian Games: Neeraj leads India at gala opening
Get live updates of Jakarta Asian Games 2018 Opening Ceremony on Times of India
Asian Games 2018: Indian contingent reaches Jakarta; eye Asiad glory
The Indian contingent on Saturday has reached Jakarta for the 18th Asian Games. The contingent consists of 804 athletes and officials.
Joint Korean March To Get Asian Games Opening Ceremony Started
Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang is set to officially kick off from Saturday.
Asian Games 2018, opening ceremony: Jakarta all decked up for sporting extravag...
Among the competing countries, India has one of the biggest contingents and they should not look beyond the dedication and devotion of the host country to draw inspiration to try and take their performance to the next level.
Zee News, NDTV, Hindustan Times,
  

India Edge England On An Enthralling First Day At Trent Bridge

NDTV 10 hours 27 minutes ago

A fourth-wicket partnership of 159 between Kohli (97) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (81), that spanned more than 40 overs, revived India.
UPDATE 1-Cricket-Kohli to India's rescue again after Woakes treble
Virat Kohli, ably assisted by fellow half-century maker Ajinkya Rahane, produced another captain's knock for India in the third test after England's Chris Woakes had rocked the visitors with three pre-lunch wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
Even first session for India and England: Gambhir
Former Indian captain Gautam Gambhir termed the opening session - of the third India-England Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham - as even one for both the teams.
India vs England 3rd Test - Priority is to win games: Skipper Virat Kohli on chop-and-change selection policy
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Friday took a dig at critics questioning his chop-and-change selection policy.
Excited to have Jasprit Bumrah back for Trent Bridge Test: Virat Kohli
Excited to have Jasprit Bumrah back for Trent Bridge Test: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli hits out at critics: Bizarre that people think players are threatened because of chop-and-change policy
India skipper Virat Kohli today said his players don't feel threatened because of his chop-and-change policy and called it "quite a bizarre thought to have", taking a dig at those questioning the trend.
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Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes in the Pacific close to Fiji: USGS

Hindustan Times 1 hour 10 minutes ago

A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was very deep and did not trigger a tsunami
Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in the Pacific, no damage expected - USGS
A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in the Pacific near Fiji, no damage expected
A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami. The quake was 347.7 miles (560 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface. "I would not expect any damage. People will feel it but it's so deep that I would not expect any damage," USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley said by telephone. The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 and then upgraded to 8.2, a magnitude that could cause tremendous damage had it not been so deep. The epicenter was located 167 miles (270 km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443 km) west of Neiafu in Tonga. The area is located on the earthquake-prone Ring of Fire. Article Type: Report Sections: World Agencies: Reuters Tags: Pacific Ocean Chris Reese Tonga Fiji earthquake Sun, 19 Aug 2018-08:37am Date updated: Sunday, 19 August 2018 - 8:37am Article Images: Short URL: dnai.in/fBfp Embargo: Syndicate: Hide lead image: Page views: 23 From Print Edition: Highlights:
Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes in the Pacific
Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes in the Pacific
Massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits Fiji; no tsunami warning
A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale hit Fiji and Tonga on Sunday morning. According to USGS, the epicentre of the powerful earthquake was Ndoi Island and it struck at the depth of 559.6 km.
8.2 magnitude quake rattles Fiji
[India], Aug 19 (ANI): A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale struck Fiji Islands region on Sunday. The quake, that struck at 12:19 am (GMT) earlier measured 7.9, but the United States Geological Survey upgraded the magnitude to 8.2. The epicentre of the quake was located 281 km northeast of the Ndoi Island in Fiji at a depth of 560 kilometres. The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that no tsunami was expected due to the earthquake's depth. There were no reports of casualties and damage so far. Fiji is located in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. (ANI)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s daughter collects his ashes from Smriti Sthal, to be immersed in rivers across the country

Zee News 55 minutes ago

An all-party prayer meeting will be organised for the BJP stalwart on August 20 in Delhi and a similar meeting will be organised in Lucknow on August 23.
Vajpayee's death condoled
GUWAHATI, Aug 18 - A meeting was held today at the Sankardev Shishu Niketan, Betkuchi here to condole the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in Haridwar tomorrow: BJP
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee 's ashes will be immersed in various rivers across the country, starting with the Ganga at Haridwar tomorrow, the BJP said today. The immersion ceremony at the holy city tomorrow will be attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat among others, BJP leader Bhupender Yadav told reporters here. One of the most charismatic leaders in independent India, Vajpayee passed away here on Thursday at the age of 93. He was cremated with full State honours at the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal in the national capital yesterday. Yadav said an all-party prayer meeting for the BJP stalwart will be held here on August 20 and another such meeting will be organised in Lucknow on August 23 since Vajpayee's appeal cut across political divide. Apart from the home minister and Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Vajpayee's relatives will attend the Lucknow prayer meeting, he said, adding that the former prime minister's ashes will also be immersed in the Gomati river there. The prayer meeting in Delhi will be attended by leaders from different political parties and noted citizens, Yadav said. "His (Vajpayee's) ashes will be immersed in various sacred rivers across the country and the 'asthi kalash' taken to all the districts headquarters and state capitals. Prayer meetings will take place in the state capitals, district headquarters and at the panchayat level," he added. Meanwhile, the saffron party also expressed solidarity with the people of Karala, who are bearing the brunt of torrential rains and floods, and said its workers will visit every household in the affected areas of the southern states as a part of the rehabilitation measures. BJP national secretary P Muralidhar Rao said the state units of the party were collecting relief materials from across the country, while the units in the neighbouring states of Kerala were planning to send doctors' teams to the flood-hit state. "The BJP is with the people of Karala," he said, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the home minister had already announced an assistance of Rs 500 crore and Rs 100 crore respectively. The prime minister, Rao said, had also appealed to the insurance companies to expedite the disbursement of compensations, including those towards crop insurance. Article Type: Report Sections: India Agencies: PTI Tags: Atal Bihari Vajpayee KANDAHAR Kargil BJP Pokharan Smriti Sthal atal bihari vajpayee death Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead Atal Bihari Vajpayee no more Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee NDA Narendra Modi Haridwar Sat, 18 Aug 2018-08:01pm Date updated: Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 8:01pm Article Images: Short URL: dnai.in/fBcf Embargo: Syndicate: Hide lead image: Page views: 77 From Print Edition: Highlights:
Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in Haridwar tomorrow: BJP
One of the most charismatic leaders in independent India, Vajpayee passed away here on Thursday at the age of 93. He was cremated with full State honours at the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal in the national capital yesterday.
Bengal BJP Planning All Party Condolence Meet For Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The West Bengal BJP unit is planning to organize an all party condolence meeting for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away in New Delhi on August 16.
BJP Manipur condoles Vajpayee
BJP Manipur Pradesh has condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Source The Sangai Express
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