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After Nepal, 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

After a massive 7.9 Richter Scale quake in Nepal last week, another 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit off Papua New Guinea on Friday, 110 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Kokopo, the US Geological Survey said, just a day after a 6.7 magnitude tremor in the region.

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The quake hit at 1336 IST, 689 kilometres northeast of the Pacific nation’s capital Port Moresby, in the New Britain region at a depth of 53 kilometres.

There were no tsunami warnings, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

A 6.7 magnitude quake hit the same region yesterday, 131 kilometres southwest of Kokopo, but there were no reports of serious damage.

“This is the second earthquake that has occurred in that region over the last two days,” co-director of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre Daniel Jaksa told AFP.

“The previous one was about 10 kilometres to the southeast of this particular epicentre. It’s a very uninhabited region off the island of New Britain. The earthquake was a measure of 7.1, so that’s about 30 times smaller than the (recent) earthquake in Nepal. It should be like the one yesterday — no real impact.”

New Britain, the largest island of the Bismarck Archipelago, is east of mainland New Guinea and has a population of around 500,000 people.

The island lies on the 4,000-kilometre long Pacific Australia plate, which forms part of the “Ring of Fire,” a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.

News source:- Indian Express

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देश में क्या हो नहीं सकता…

मिट्टी में मिला दे कि जुदा हो नहीं सकता,

अब इससे ज़्यादा मैं तेरा हो नहीं सकता।

 

दहलीज पर रख दी है किसी शख्स ने आखें,

रौशन कभी इतना तो दिया हो नहीं सकता।

 

पंख तो लगा ले अपने सपनो को एक बार,

इतना ऊँचा तो आसमान हो नहीं सकता।

 

ज़रा कदम तो बढ़ा अपनी मंज़िल की ओर,

इतना दूर तो कोई रास्ता हो नहीं सकता।

 

बस तू मेरी आवाज़ से आवाज़ मिला दे,

फ़िर देख कि इस देश में क्या हो नहीं सकता।

Sachin Tendulkar receives Bharat Ratna

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Sachin Tendulkar notched up another prestigious first when he joined the list of the nation’s Bharat Ratnas today. The President awarded him with India’s highest civilian honour at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Sachin is the first sportsman to be given the honour; he beat hockey legend Dhyan Chand to get the first Bharat Ratna. At 40, he is also the youngest. 

Sachin, also a Rajya Sabha member, is expected to attend Parliament when it convenes for a two-week session tomorrow.

A day after he retired from Test cricket last November, Tendulkar dedicated the Bharat Ratna “to all mothers of India.”
 
“There are millions and millions of mothers in India who sacrifice many things for their children. I would like to share my award with them,” he had said. 

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एक छुपी हुई पहचान रखता हूँ,
बाहर शांत हूँ, अंदर तूफान रखता हूँ,

रख के तराजू में अपने दोस्त की खुशियाँ,
दूसरे पलड़े में मैं अपनी जान रखता हूँ।

मुझे ना डालो हिंदू मुस्लिम के झगड़ों में,
बुत पूजता हूँ, मुसल्लम ईमान रखता हूँ।

बंदों से क्या, रब से भी कुछ नहीं माँगा
मैं मुफलिसी में भी नवाबी शान रखता हूँ।

मुर्दों की बस्ती में ज़मीर को ज़िंदा रख कर,
ए जिंदगी मैं तेरे उसूलों का मान रखता हूँ।

भाषा, कौम, प्रान्तों में बटे इस मुल्क में,
मैं फकत इक इंसान की पहचान रखता हूँ।

नफरत काट ना पाएगी मेरे हाथों को,
मैं इक में गीता तो इक में कुरान रखता हूँ।

5 Years… Still the Bad Memories

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5 Years…26/11…!!!
RIP to the Innocent Souls who lost their lives that day…!!!

a Great Salute to Bombay Cops n NSG Guards for fighting for 60 Hours continuously to get rid off those 10 bastards…!!!

Respect to you and you will always remain Immortal in Our Hearts for your Brave Deed…!!!

Vijay_Salaskar
Hemant_karkare
Sandeep Unnikrishnan
Tukaram Omble

& All those who lost their lives that day saving and serving for our Mother land…!!!

Jai Hind…. _/\_