Alert! Boston University students make a ‘detour’ to India

At USA’s Boston University (BU), students are looking towards India. The Detour India Fest 2017, organised by the university’s Indian Organisation, on November 10 and 11 this year, is celebrating the immense diversity that India has to offer. The purpose of the event is to get Indian achievers from cultural, social, entertainment and political fields under one roof to talk about their respective path-breaking journeys and their take on issues concerning India. After the organisation members conceptualised the idea, after noticing the prevalence of global Indian stereotypes in the community,…

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Huge quake rocks Solomon Islands, triggers tsunami alert

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early on Friday, triggering a tsunami warning across a wide area of the South Pacific. The quake struck at 4:38 a.m. (12.38 p.m. ET Thursday) at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was initially reported to be of magnitude 8.0. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. “Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within the next three hours along some coasts of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, New…

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