It was a happy homecoming for nearly 500 Indians who landed at the Delhi airport Wednesday night from quake-hit Japan, even as that country continues its battle to contain radiation leak from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Many passengers had relatives waiting for them outside Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here. There were scenes of relieved passengers hugging and kissing their loved ones and sharing tales of their surviving the March… Continue reading 500 Indians return from quake-hit Japan
A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that damaged much of the country's coastline. The tsunami waves that followed reached upwards of 30 feet high and devastated Japan's northeastern shoreline. Waves pushed over ships, carried smaller vessels inland, knocked buildings off their foundation and tossed cars about like toys.
In addition, the quake resulted in a nuclear crisis unfolding at the… Continue reading Japan: The Devastation of the Massive Earthquake and Tsunami
With radiation threats mounting in disaster-hit Japan, India’s envoy to Japan Wednesday said that Indians in the country were safe. The external affairs ministry said that 30 Indians had been evacuated from the city of Sendai, among the worst hit. Indian ambassador Aloke Prasad met representatives of the Indian community in Tokyo Wednesday. “They (rescued [...] Continue reading No radiation threat to Indians in Japan
Clint Eastwood’s latest movie Hereafter, which depicts the 2004 tsunami that ravaged Indonesia and left 230,000 dead, has been pulled from cinemas in Japan in the wake of the nation’s [...]
A benchmark index for Indian equities markets slumped nearly one and a half percent Tuesday on worries over the fallout of the devastating earthquake in Japan that has led to three explosions at nuclear reactors and a possible rate hike by the Indian central bank to curb inflationary pressures. The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of [...] Continue reading Sensex plunges over Japan disaster, rate hike worries