World  /  Published 11.04.21

7 killed in Java quake

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Java island on Saturday, killing seven people, severely wounding two and damaging hundreds of buildings in several cities, the country’s d...
By Reuters in Jakarta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.21

Three aftershocks follow Monday’s earthquake

Residents of north Bengal, neighbouring Sikkim and Bhutan experienced at least three mild earthquakes or aftershocks throughout Tuesday after an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck th...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 06.04.21

Tremor in Siliguri

An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude rocked Siliguri and the surrounding areas on Monday evening. Source in the India Meteorological Department said the quake’s epicentre was on the Sikkim-Nepal bord...
By The Telegraph in Siliguri

World  /  Published 21.03.21

Strong quake shakes northeast Japan

An earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings and generating a tsunami of 1 metre in the same area devastated a decade ago by a quake and tsunami.  The ...
By Reuters in Tokyo

World  /  Published 12.03.21

Japan remembers Fukushima tsunami

With a moment of silence, prayers and anti-nuclear protests, Japan on Thursday mourned about 20,000 victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan 10 years ago, destroying towns and t...
By Reuters in Iwaki, Japan


World  /  Published 20.02.21

New damage at Japanese nuclear plant

Cooling water levels have fallen in two reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant since a powerful earthquake hit the area last weekend, indicating possible additional damage, its operator said ...
By AP in Tokyo

World  /  Published 14.02.21

Strong earthquake hits east Japan

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 hit off the coast of eastern Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings and triggering widespread blackouts, but there appeared to be no major damage ...
By Reuters in Tokyo

World  /  Published 11.02.21

7.2 quake hits islands near NZ

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.  The quake’s epicentre was 424km east of Tadin...
By Reuters in London

Calcutta  /  Published 29.01.21

This Month, That Year

1978: South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee attends a meeting in Hong Kong to discuss an upcoming film project but is abducted instead. The kidnap is staged by Kim Jong-il, who later becomes the dictator ...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 28.01.21

Delhi: Earthquake, cold wave on the same day

  A cold wave gripped the national capital on Thursday as the minimum temperature dropped to 3.8 degrees Celsius due to cold, dry westerly winds barreling through the plains, the India Meteorolo...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi


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