Monday, March 27, 2023

TOPS to fund Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra's training in Antalya, Turkey

New Delhi | March 20, 2023 1:04:41 PM IST
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on March 16, approved Olympic Gold Medallist Neeraj Chopra's proposal to train at Gloria Sports Arena, Turkey for a period of 61 days.... read..

Turkey: Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes Goksun

Istanbul | March 18, 2023 12:35:18 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hit 6 km South-West of the Goksun district on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).... read..

US urges Turkey to 'quickly' ratify Sweden's NATO membership

Washington | March 18, 2023 7:33:48 AM IST
After Turkey approved the process of ratifying Finland's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the US welcomed the decision of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said that America encourage Ankara to "quickly ratify Sweden's accession proto... read..

Turkey agrees to start process for Finland's NATO bid

Ankara | March 18, 2023 4:34:02 AM IST
Turkey approved the process of ratifying Finland's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, according to the Anadolu Agency.... read..

China perceived as most valued country in providing disaster relief to Turkey: Survey

Athens | March 15, 2023 11:35:13 PM IST
China is perceived as the most valued country in providing disaster relief to Turkey following the devastating series of earthquakes in the country resulting in the death of more than 48,000 people, according to a poll by Premise, a research technology an... read..

Can mild-mannered 'Turkey's Gandhi' Kilicdaroglu unseat authoritarian Erdogan?

By John Solomou

Nicosia | March 13, 2023 7:35:29 AM IST
Kemal Kilicdaroglu-the 74-year-old politician dubbed "Turkey's Gandhi"- due to his mild manners and physical resemblance to Mahatma Gandhi, India's preeminent anti-colonial nationalist leader and prophet of non-violence - has recently been chosen by the s... read..

After Turkey, Syria earthquakes, world has recognised, appreciated role of India's disaster management efforts: PM Modi

New Delhi | March 10, 2023 11:06:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 3rd Session of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023 in the national capital, and gave a mantra for the success of the Disaster Management - 'Local Resilience by Local Participation'.... read..

Death toll in Turkey earthquake rises above 45,000: UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs

Ankara | March 5, 2023 1:03:53 PM IST
The latest statement of AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency) said that 45,089 people lost their lives while 1,15,000 people were injured in the Turkey earthquake, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)... read..

Guided by opportunism, Pakistan made mockery of quake aid to Turkey: Report

Islamabad | March 5, 2023 12:04:00 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif recently travelled to an earthquake-stricken Turkey, but instead of paying heed to the plight of victims, ended up taking advantage of the tragedy to forward their own agenda on divisive subjects, reported Al Arabiy... read..

Massive domestic migration in wake of deadly earthquakes in Turkey

Istanbul |Tuesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
The devastating earthquakes which hit southern Turkey earlier this month caused major internal displacement, resulting in a significant strain on resources in major cities around the country.... read..

1 dead, 69 injured after 5.6 magnitude quake hits Turkey

Ankara | February 27, 2023 7:33:55 PM IST
At least one died and 69 others were injured after the magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted Turkey's eastern Malatya province, weeks after twin tremors shook the region, Anadolu Agency reported.... read..

Govt officers in Pakistan forced to contribute 50 pc of their salaries for Turkey relief fund

Islamabad | February 23, 2023 10:03:11 AM IST
Without any formal orders by the Pakistan government or the provincial governments, officers of the Balochistan government have found a fifty per cent cut in their salaries this month on the grounds that they are required to contribute to the Turkey relie... read..

NDRF was first among international teams to reach Turkey: NDRF DG Atul Karwal

New Delhi | February 21, 2023 4:03:36 PM IST
New Delhi [India], February 21 (ANI ): The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is one of the international teams who reached the earthquake-hit Turkey first for relief and rescue under 'Operation Dost', NDRF DG Atul Karwal said on Tuesday.... read..

Timely decision, excellent coordination made India among first few medical teams to reach Turkey: Army Chief

New Delhi | February 21, 2023 4:03:34 PM IST
Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Tuesday felicitated 60 Para Field Hospital, saying that timely decision and excellent interagency coordination between all stakeholders made Indian medical team among first few teams to reach Turkey.... read..

UN ready to "provide additional support" after two fresh earthquakes hit Turkey

New York | February 21, 2023 7:03:26 AM IST
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the organization is ready to provide additional support to Turkey after the nation was hit by two fresh earthquakes on Monday.... read..

"Deeply concerned" US will extend full support to quake-hit Turkey

Washington | February 21, 2023 7:03:22 AM IST
The United States is "deeply concerned" over the two fresh earthquakes that jolted southern Turkey on Monday, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said and adding that they are ready to "extend full support."... read..

3 killed, 213 injured as two earthquakes shatter lives in Turkey

Ankara | February 21, 2023 3:03:37 AM IST
At least 3 persons were killed and 213 others were injured after the two fresh earthquakes hit Turkey's Southern Hatay province, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.... read..

PM meets relief teams, lauds their efforts in quake-hit Turkey and Syria

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2023 2:45:10 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other organisations, involved in rescue and relief operations in earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria under "Operation Dost" and appreciated their... read..

At least 8 injured as 6.4, 5.8 magnitude earthquakes rattle Turkey

Ankara | February 21, 2023 2:03:57 AM IST
At least eight people were injured after the two earthquakes jolted Turkey's southernmost Hatay province on Monday, just two weeks after major quakes hit the region, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.... read..

Two earthquakes hit Turkey fortnight after deadly tremors

Ankara | February 21, 2023 1:33:25 AM IST
As the Turkish governmnet is engaged in a major rescue and search operation in two provinces to save the lives of victims under the rubble of buildings after the devastating quake hit the country last fortnight, two more earthquakes hit Turkey-Syria Borde... read..

Turkey to continue rescue operations in two provinces only

Ankara |Monday, 2023 4:45:09 AM IST
Nearly two weeks after massive 7.8 earthquake that left over 44,000 people dead in Turkey and Syria, the Turkish disaster agency on Sunday said it is calling off rescue efforts in all areas except the provinces of Kahramanmaras - the epicentre - and Hatay... read..

India among first responders to earthquake-hit Turkey, Syria: PM Modi hails NDRF, dog squad members

New Delhi | February 20, 2023 9:04:25 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday heaped praise on the rescue professionals of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the dog squad members saying that they showed amazing strength and India was one of the first responders when the recent de... read..

PM Modi interacts with NDRF, other organizations involved in Operation Dost in Turkey

New Delhi | February 20, 2023 7:34:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with Indian rescue professionals of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other organizations involved in Operation Dost in Turkey.... read..

US State Secy Blinken embarks on visit to earthquake-hit Turkey

Berlin | February 19, 2023 6:04:31 PM IST
After attending Munich Security Conference in Germany, US State Secretary, Antony Blinken on Sunday departed for his visit to earthquake-hit Turkey.... read..

Operation Dost: Final NDRF team returns from Turkey

New Delhi | February 19, 2023 5:34:19 PM IST
The final National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team under Operation Dost returns home from Turkey after Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) announced the end of rescue operations.... read..

Ghanaian footballer Atsu confirmed dead in Turkey earthquake

Accra |Sunday, 2023 1:15:11 AM IST
Former Ghana international footballer Christian Atsu has been found dead following the devastating earthquake in Turkey, his agents confirmed Saturday morning.... read..

NDRF team, dog squad members Rambo and Honey return to India after 10-day rescue operation in quake-hit Turkey

New Delhi | February 17, 2023 12:04:40 PM IST
A 47-member National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team along with dog squad members Rambo and Honey returned to India on Friday after conducting a 10-day-long rescue operation from earthquake-hit Turkey.... read..

Death toll in Turkey-Syria quake surpasses 41,000

Ankara | February 17, 2023 8:34:11 AM IST
The death toll from the earthquakes in Turkey and northwestern Syria has gone past 41,000 as rescue efforts continue, Voice of America (VOA) reported.... read..

Turkey expresses gratitude to India for extending help, calls winter tents 'most urgent priority'

New Delhi | February 17, 2023 3:04:29 PM IST
Turkish Embassy in New Delhi on Friday expressed gratitude to India for its helping hand, solidarity and donations. Taking to its official Twitter handle, the Turkish Embassy in New Delhi stated that the most urgent priority is winter tents.... read..

NDRF personnel deployed to rescue earthquake-hit Turkey arrives in India

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | February 17, 2023 3:33:29 PM IST
The forty-seven-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrived in the country on Friday after conducting the 10-day-long rescue operation in the earthquake hit Turkey.... read..

NDRF's 47 rescuers with dog squad return from 10-day ops in earthquake-hit Turkey; 54 members on way

By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi | February 17, 2023 4:34:31 PM IST
India's 'Operation Dost' team of 47-member National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers with dog squad members Rambo and Honey returned on Friday morning after their 10-day hectic and successful engagements while providing round the clock support to t... read..

Turkey: Teenager, two men rescued from rubble 11 days after earthquake

Ankara | February 17, 2023 5:03:05 PM IST
Turkish rescuers have saved 14-year-old Osman 11 days after the earthquake jolted Turkey and neighbouring Syria on February 6, Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. He stated that Osman, who was rescued 260 hours after the earthquake ... read..

Hundreds of thousands displaced eager to build new life after Turkey quakes

Ankara |Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
More than a week after two massive earthquakes leveled a swathe of Turkey's southeastern region, hundreds of thousands of people have left the quake-hit zone in search of a new life in other cities.... read..

US State Secy Blinken to visit quake-hit Turkey on Sunday

Washington | February 16, 2023 3:03:05 AM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Turkey on Sunday to view relief operations after a massive earthquake.... read..

Indian Army officer develops tool to track troops, assets being used in Turkey relief ops

Ankara | February 15, 2023 2:03:09 PM IST
Indian Army's 'SANCHAR', a network-independent, real time tracking and messaging module is being used in Turkey where Indian Army teams have been deployed to provide relief to the local population.... read..

"Sending my love to heaven this Valentine's Day", says Esvam Ruken after losing her boyfriend in Turkey earthquake

By Ashoke Raj

Arsuz | February 14, 2023 9:03:29 PM IST
There are many heart-wrenching stories about Turkey's earthquake, one of which is about Esvam, who had planned dinner with her boyfriend this Valentine on February 14 but the tremors of the February 6 earthquake made Esvam's boyfriend forever separated fr... read..

Operation Dost: Union Health Ministry provides life-saving medical assistance to quake-hit Turkey, Syria

New Delhi | February 14, 2023 4:33:11 PM IST
Under 'Operation Dost', Union Health Ministry provided life-saving humanitarian medical Assistance to quake-hit Turkey and Syria.... read..

Turkey earthquake: 2000-year-old Gaziantep castle of Roman era destroyed by quake

By Ashoke Raj

Gaziantep | February 14, 2023 3:05:00 PM IST
The massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria not only left bustling neighbourhoods in ruins but also destroyed the 2,000-year-old Gaziantep Castle from the Roman Empire, a historic site and tourist attraction in Turkey.... read..

Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 strikes Turkey

Ankara | February 13, 2023 3:03:18 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck Turkey's southern city of Kahramanmaras on Sunday (local time), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the first 7.8-magnitude tremor that upturned millions of lives in the pre-dawn... read..

Erdogan faces a major challenge as the earthquake change the election scene in Turkey

By John Solomou

Nicosia | February 13, 2023 7:32:58 AM IST
The two major earthquakes, which last Monday devastated a huge area in south-eastern Turkey and a part of Syria, killing more than 24,500 people in Turkey and 4500 in Syria, wounding tens of thousands and leaving a huge but unknown number of missing perso... read..

Death toll exceeds 33,000 in Turkey-Syria earthquake

Ankara | February 13, 2023 2:04:34 AM IST
The death toll across Turkey and Syria following last Monday's catastrophic earthquake has reached 33,181, according to the latest figures, reported CNN.... read..

"India stands with Turkey just like a friend in need": NDRF

By Ashoke Raj

Ankara | February 13, 2023 8:05:28 PM IST
"India stands with Turkey just like a friend in need," said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officer Ravinder, part of India's ongoing rescue operations in Turkey under 'Operation Dost'.... read..

Earthquake death toll across Turkey-Syria crosses 34,000

Ankara | February 13, 2023 3:34:12 AM IST
The death toll from the earthquakes in Turkey and northwestern Syria has gone past 34,000 as rescue efforts continue, reported CNN.... read..

Meet NDRF's Romeo and Julie who saved 6-year-old in quake-hit Turkey

By Ashoke Raj

Nurdagi | February 13, 2023 12:03:21 PM IST
While India's National Disaster Response Force miraculously rescued a six-year-old girl and made headlines, a lot of the credit for the daring rescue ought to be reserved for Romeo and Julie, part of the NDRF's dog squad.... read..

Greek FM visits Turkey in show of support after deadly quakes

Ankara |Monday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited Turkey on Sunday in a show of support as massive earthquakes hitting the country have left more than 24,000 killed.... read..

Earthquake death toll surpasses 28,000 in Turkey and Syria

Ankara | February 12, 2023 6:04:07 AM IST
The death toll across Turkey and Syria following Monday's earthquake reached 28,192 on Saturday (local time), reported CNN.... read..

Indian Army providing medical aid, relief material to people in Para Field hospital in Turkey's Iskenderun

Ankara | February 12, 2023 12:03:06 AM IST
The Indian Army has set up a field hospital in the Hatay region of Iskenderun in earthquake-hit Turkey to help victims, as part of the ongoing 'Operation Dost'. The Army has been providing medical aid and relief material to the people in a school buildin... read..

Seventh Operation Dost flight departs from Ghaziabad's Hindon Airbase for Syria and Turkey

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | February 12, 2023 12:03:20 AM IST
The seventh Operation Dost flight on Saturday departed for earthquake-hit Syria and Turkey. The Indian Air Force C17 carrying relief material, medical aid, emergency and critical care medicines, medical equipment and consumables took off from Hindon Airba... read..

Death toll from earthquake in Turkey and Syria exceeds 25,000

Ankara | February 12, 2023 1:33:51 AM IST
The death toll from the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria earlier this week surpassed 25,000 on Saturday (local time), reported CNN.... read..

Turkey arrests 48 people over looting after quake

Ankara | February 12, 2023 2:34:00 AM IST
Turkish authorities on Saturday arrested 48 people for looting after a powerful earthquake hit Turkey, reported state media.... read..

Turkey quake: Body of missing Indian found and identified through tattoo

Bengaluru |Sunday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
The body of a Indian, who went missing following the massive earthquake in Turkey, has been found under the rubble of hotel on Saturday, the Indian Embassy said, adding that it would be sent to India as early as possible.... read..
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