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Sunday, 10 July 2016 04:50

Cautious green light for fracking

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The climate change advisors have given a cautious green light to fracking in the UK.

The Committee on Climate Change says that fracking can go ahead if three key tests on methane leaks, gas consumption and carbon budgets are met.

Thursday, 02 June 2016 14:23

Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude hits Sumatra

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook buildings and caused momentary panic in the Indonesian port city of Padang on Thursday, officials and residents said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, running under the Swiss Alps, will be inaugurated today.

The 57-kilometer-long Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) will connect northern and southern Europe and shorten travel time for many rail routes. It overtakes Japan's Seikan tunnel, which measures 53.9 kilometers, as the longest rail tunnel in the world.

An article last week in the British-based Guardian reported that the Chinese military “is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems have so undermined Beijing’s existing deterrent force that it has been left with no alternative.”

 

வெனிசுவேலாவில் நிலவும் கடுமையான மின்சாரத் தட்டுப்பாடு காரணமாக அரசு ஊழியர்களுக்கு வாரத்தில் இரண்டு நாட்கள் மட்டுமே வேலை எனும் கட்டுப்பாட்டை அரசு விதித்துள்ளது.

இந்­தோ­னே­ஷி­யாவில் ஆண்கள் ஊழலில் ஈடு­ப­டு­வ­தற்கு பேராசை பிடித்த மனை­வி­களே பகு­தி­ய­ளவில் காரணம் என அமைச்சர் ஒருவர் தெரி­வித்த கருத்தால் சர்ச்சை ஏற்­பட்­டுள்­ளது.