Wellington: At least one person was killed, several injured and others reported missing in New Zealand after a volcano erupted off the east coast of its North Island on Monday, spewing a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air. Twenty-three people, some of them believed to be tourists from the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship, were rescued from White Island, where the volcano erupted at about 2:11 p.m. (0111 GMT), police said. Earlier, about 100 people were feared to have been nearby. Michael Schade, an engineering manager from San Francisco, was one of the tourists who made it off the island minutes before the eruption. He posted dramatic footage of the eruption from the boat he was on, with smoke first engulfing the top of the crater and then the entire island. "This is so hard to believe," Schade said. "Our whole tour group were literally standing at the edge of the main crater not 30 minutes before." The White Island is about 50 km (30 miles) from the east coast of North Island … [Read more...] about One Killed, Several Injured and Reported Missing After Volcano Erupts in New Zealand
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In yet another suspected case of teen suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a 16-year-old Indian girl was killed after falling off the window of her sixth floor apartment in Umm Al Quwain, two days after the first girl died in Sharjah, sources said.The Umm Al Quwain incident took place on Sunday, while the Sharjah accident occurred on December 6, Gulf News reported. Though both cases were suspected as suicides, the police were yet to officially confirm it as investigations were still underway, the sources said on Monday.Umm Al Quwain Police said the victim, who originally hails from Kerala, had been suffering from psychological problems for two months and was being treated in a clinic in Sharjah.A relative said she had complained of headache and took medicine before going to bed on Saturday night.The police said the girl was sleeping with her mother and grandmother in the same room. But on Sunday morning, she got up and opened the window of the apartment and jumped. Meanwhile, the … [Read more...] about 16-year-old Indian girl in UAE dies after falling from sixth floor window: Report
Mumbai: Days after Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Alfonso Browne called Mehul Choksi “a crook” and termed his extradition “only a matter of time”, the jeweller moved the Bombay High Court seeking revaluation and reinstatement of his assets seized by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Choksi has alleged that the seized goods were “undervalued” by the ED and stated that these might have been changed with other goods. “...otherwise there is no reason why two registered government valuers will give drastically different valuation of the same goods,” his application before the HC states. Choksi, along with nephew Nirav Modi, are wanted in an alleged Rs 13,570 crore fraud caused to Punjab National Bank. While Choksi is believed to be in the twin Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Nirav Modi is lodged in a prison in London, after he was arrested by Scotland Yard in March. Sources in probe agencies told ET that they would … [Read more...] about Seized goods undervalued by ED, no report submitted, alleges Mehul Choksi
Video PlayerClose SYDNEY, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Australia's soaring long-term youth unemployment could be solved by training young people to take on a growing number of aged care roles, according to a report released on Monday by community organisation, Brotherhood of St Laurence. The report showed that the number of Australians aged 15 to 24 who have been without a job for longer than one year has more than doubled from around 21,000 in 2009 to 46,990 in 2019. This means that of all the unemployed youth in Australia, one in five has been out of work for over a year, compared to one in ten a decade ago. Overall, roughly 265,000 young Australians are currently without jobs -- a youth unemployment rate of 12 percent, which is slightly higher than the 11.4 percent it was ten years ago in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. While the report says that many young Australians blame the older generations for their predicament -- the growing number of elderly people in Australia could in … [Read more...] about Aged-care be the solution to Australia’s youth unemployment: report
NEW DELHI: Addressing around 20,000 Swachhagrahis or the Ambassadors of Cleanliness in Motihari, on the concluding centenary celebration of Champaran Satyagraha, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday praised the leadership of Bihar for the success of the weeklong Swachhagraha Campaign in the state. At the event named 'Satyagraha to Swachhagraha', PM Modi congratulated the people, the 'Swachhagrahis' and the Bihar Government for construction of more than 8,50,000 toilets in the state in the last one week. स्वच्छता अभियान को बिहार के लोगों ने जिस प्रकार से आगे बढ़ाया है, वो सराहनीय है। हाल … [Read more...] about VIRAL SACH: PM Modi’s claim of building 8,50,000 toilets in a week in Bihar false?