Two killed in Bihar, three in West Bengal; tremors felt in 10 States; Manmohan monitoring developments

The northern and eastern parts of the country were jolted on Sunday after a powerful earthquake hit the Sikkim-Nepal border with a magnitude of 6.8 at 6.10 p.m., leaving at least 17 persons dead and more than 100 injured, besides causing extensive damage to buildings and roads.

Tummalapalle in Andhra Pradesh could have one of the largest uranium reserves in the world.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said she had sought 1,000 MW power for the State as a temporary allocation from June to May 2012 from the Centre to tide over the power crisis.

Talking to journalists, she said:

A group of Indian scientists may have found the solution to an issue of global concern: disturbance of eco systems because of the growing maritime traffic across the world.

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) had been perennially concerned over the transportation of marine species between different parts of the world because of discharge of ballast water from ocean-going ships.


THE textile industry plays an important role in the economy of the country. It accounts for about 14 per cent of the industrial production, 4 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and 16 per cent of the country's export earnings.