Today : Wednesday - Aug 27, 2014, 08:24pm (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

Top News
 

Indonesia assesses damage after Sumatra quake

Thursday - Apr 12, 2012, 03:31pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Life returned to normal in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday, after a powerful earthquake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami warning, sending residents fleeing to safety.

Electricity, knocked out after the magnitude-8.6 quake on Wednesday, was restored and government offices were opened.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities as a result of the quake. A prison in Aceh Besar district suffered serious damaged.

Several aftershocks forced fearful residents to stay outside on Wednesday night.

In Jakarta, the National Disaster Management Agency said it was dispatching three teams to quake—affected areas to assess the damage.

“According to preliminary reports four people were lightly injured and one bridge collapsed,” agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said.

The quake triggered tsunami warnings for countries ranging from Indonesia to Thailand, India, Australia, the Seychelles, Somalia, Oman and South Africa.

The warnings were lifted hours later.

 





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus


Related Articles:
» Seventeen killed as heavy rains wreak havoc in Andhra
» Australian state faces new bushfire emergencies
» Japan extends clean-up deadline around crippled Fukushima nuke plant to 2017
» Cambodia flood toll climbs to 168
» Philippine earthquake death toll at 171
» Death toll rises to 152 in Cambodia floods
» Thailand floods: Death toll rises to 68
» Philippines quake deaths now 161
» Philippine earthquake toll rises to 156
» Typhoon, mudslides kill 18 in Japan
» Toll rises to 94 in Philippines earthquake
» Toll rises to 67 in Philippines earthquake
» Toll climbs to 28 in Philippines earthquake
» Strong quake hits Philippines, 20 killed
» Phailin: Ganjam worst hit, 2.4 lakh houses damaged
» Fukushima sprouts new leak after workers overfill tank
» One killed in Mumbai building collapse
» Pakistan earthquake death toll touches 348
» Central team to visit drought-hit Bihar Oct 3
» Mexico storm toll rises to 139
» Typhoon kills 25 in China
» Typhoon Usagi kills three in China
» Typhoon blows into China, kills 33 people in Asia
» Quake hits China
» Quake hits Japan


Other Articles:
'Concordia captain must stay under house arrest' (12th Apr, 2012)
Lull in Syria fighting after UN truce deadline (12th Apr, 2012)
Guns silent in hours after Syria truce deadline (12th Apr, 2012)
Nupur Talwar moves Supreme Court (12th Apr, 2012)
Huge earthquake hits Indonesia,tremors in India (11th Apr, 2012)
Tsunami warning issued in Sri Lanka (11th Apr, 2012)
Ousted Maldives president coming to press for early polls (11th Apr, 2012)
Bobby Jindal endorses Romney for President (11th Apr, 2012)
Indian Ocean Tsunami Watch Issued for Aceh Quake (11th Apr, 2012)
Aarushi murder case: Non-bailable warrant issued against Nupur Talwar (11th Apr, 2012)
Make someone like Desmond Tutu special envoy on Kashmir: Fai (11th Apr, 2012)
Ahmadinejad says 'Iran can withstand oil embargo for 2 to 3 years' (11th Apr, 2012)
Gilani's son 'wanted for alleged role in drug quota scandal' flies out of Pak (11th Apr, 2012)
Santorum quits White House race clearing path for Romney (11th Apr, 2012)
Santorum ends White House bid, clears way for Romney (11th Apr, 2012)
Twenty-eight killed in Mexico violence (11th Apr, 2012)
Mexico ruling party hopeful slips in presidential race (11th Apr, 2012)
'Syria lied to Annan, flouting agreed peace plan' (11th Apr, 2012)
Hina Rabbani Khar may be sacked: Report (10th Apr, 2012)
Army Chief sends complaint to CBI on bribery offer (10th Apr, 2012)
‘Syrian firing into Turkey a clear border violation' (10th Apr, 2012)
Supreme Court notice to Kerala Police on Italian ship (10th Apr, 2012)
Ex-Egyptian spy chief Suleiman says he 'won't reinvent Mubarak regime' (10th Apr, 2012)
Congress slams Gujarat CM Modi for issuing mass transfer order (10th Apr, 2012)
Seventeen dead from storm in Argentina: Officials (10th Apr, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use