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Frogmarched snakes strike back on this marshy island

On a cloudy monsoon day recently, a 17-member team of priests performed a four-hour ‘Sarpa Shanthi Yaagam’ (a ritual to propitiate snakes) at Lord Subrahmanya temple at Mopidevie on the Krishna river bank. They sought the mercy of the snakes surviving on the tiny island of Diviseema in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Unable to…

Uttar Pradesh: IAF rescues people stranded in Jhansi island- News Nation

Updated On : 03 Sep,2018 | 13:11 PM The Indian Air Force on Friday evacuated eight people stranded on an island of the Betwa river which was swelling at an alarming rate in Jhansi. The eight villagers who had gone to catch fish in Betwa river got stranded in flash flood. In the afternoon the…

Powerful quake rocks Indonesian tourist island Lombok, 82 dead

By: AP | Updated: August 6, 2018 6:59:13 am A policeman examines debris that fell and crushed parked motorbikes following a strong earthquake on nearby Lombok island, at a shopping center in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. (Reuters photo) A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 82 people and…