Tag Archives: New Zealand

7.8 M Earthquake Jolts New Zealand, 2-metre High Tsunami Hits Coast (Video)

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit New Zealand just after midnight local time, the largest since 1929 and a tsunami measuring 2 metres in height too hit the northeast coast of the South Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The tsunami hit Kaikoura, 181 km north of Christchurch, and waves are reportedly approaching Wellington and other areas. ...

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NASA Takes Off to Skies in Balloons Modified to Last 100 Days

NASA has launched its latest heavy-lift ballooning with its super pressure balloon (SPB) technology off New Zealand’s Wanaka measuring 18.8 million-cubic-foot (532,000 cubic-meter) for an an ultra-long-duration flight of up to 100 days. It is scheduled to circumnavigte the globe once every three weeks or less depending on wind speeds in the stratosphere. The football stadium-size balloon is made from ...

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‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ Overseas Box Office Collections Touch Rs.87 Crore

Salman Khan-starrer family drama ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ has remained on top as it finished the second weekend at Rs.193.22 crore and another Rs. 86.57 crore ($13 Million) in overseas markets, with the release of Bond film ‘Spectre’, which took over the centre-stage in box office collections now. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures describing the performance of PRDP ...

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India Recalls New Zealand Envoy Ravi Thapar Over ‘Staff Assault’ Case

The ugly row over an Indian envoy’s wife has forced the Ministry of External Affairs recalling the high commissioner to New Zealand, Ravi Thapar, when his wife was accused of assaulting a staffer. “Though no charges were pressed by the service staff member, the ministry will investigate the matter further. The high commissioner has been posted back to headquarters,” foreign ...

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World Cup 2015 Semi Final : New Zealand vs South Africa Match Preview, Live streaming Info, Team news

Time: 6:30 am IST Date: 24th March Venue: Eden Park, Auckland 2 wins separate four sides from claiming the most prestigious trophy in cricket history, the World Cup. Tuesday’s semi final plays host to two such sides who have never had an opportunity to compete in the finale of this prestigious event and fate gives one of them an opportunity ...

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