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Fuego volcano eruption in Guatemala leaves town in dust

Fuego volcano eruption in Guatemala leaves town in dust

World
There was no time to eat. Sunday family lunches were interrupted, the food left on the table. Children abandoned toys, and clothes still hung on lines in backyards. Animals died petrified. Guatemalan authorities reacted slowly to signs of the Fuego volcano's impending eruption on June 3, contributing to one of the most tragic natural disasters in recent Guatemalan history. The volcano rumbled to life early that Sunday. By midday, it was spewing ash in smoking columns miles high that then fell, dusting a wide swath of the Central American country. But with the mountain's rumbles and the first ash showers, many villagers made a fatal bet to stay put, gambling that the luck that had protected them for decades would hold once again. In the afternoon things took a turn for the worse. T...
What life's like inside Jaypee wish town

What life's like inside Jaypee wish town

Finance
NOIDA: Of the 32,000 flats being built, 6,500 have been handed over and people have moved in. But most are complaining of inadequate infrastructure and are now not sure when things will fall into place. Most have not got their flats, and are at their wits' end with their money stuck. But life is anything but easy for those who got possession at Jaypee's sprawling Wish Town complex on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and moved in. Of the 32,000 flats planned, Jaypee handed over some 6,500 apartments and the others are in different stages of completion. Many of the 6,500 who got possession have either moved in or rented their flat out. And those who are now living here are a very worried lot: what happens now? Who takes care of the maintenance? Will the lifts function? Will people ever...