Rescuers race against time, fear reigns in quake-hit Nepal
>> Racing against time, rescuers today waded through tonnes of rubble of flattened homes and buildings in Nepal to look for survivors of the earthquake that has killed over 2,350 people, including five Indians, and left more than 6,000 others injured.
>> Fresh tremors jolt Nepal as death toll mounts to 2,200
>> As many as 50 people have been killed in yesterday’s earthquake in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said and directed government officials to carry out relief work for the affected on a war footing
>> The Gujarat government is coordinating with the Centre and airport authorities to facilitate return of Gujaratis stuck in quake-hit Nepal and has made arrangements for their stay in the national capital.
>> All Mizos living in Nepal, many of them missionaries and evangelist teachers, were reportedly safe, reports from Nepal said.
>> India today rushed a 34-member team of doctors and technicians along with 15 tonnes of medical supplies to Nepal after it suffered a devastating earthquake in which hundreds of people have been killed. The team left for Nepal in an Air Force plane, officials said.
>> As India launched ‘Operation Maitri’ to support the quake-relief efforts in Nepal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the aim of the government is to be the first to respond to any crisis in the neighbourhood and to do so in a “quick span of time”.
>> Kathmandu: No damage in Pashupatinath temple,but the buildings around have collapsed, Govt is useless
>> Relief ops to Kathmandu on hold till 4 PM due to fresh tremors
>> Tremors were felt in several parts of Jharkhand today.
Mild tremors shook Ranchi, Dumka, Sahibganj, Lohardaga and other parts of the state around 12.42 pm, officials said.
The MeT office here said that an earthquake of moderate intensity having its magnitude 6.9 on the Richter scale occurred at 12.39 hours IST with its epicentre at latitude 27.60 North and longitude 85.90 East in Nepal.
Indians in Nepal may please contact our mission in Kathmandu. Our mission will provide you all help.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 25, 2015
>> Death toll crosses 2,000 in Nepal quake as fresh jolts felt
>> Two fresh tremors shook Assam today, though there was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property.
The first tremor, which lasted for a second, was felt around 1242 hrs and the second one was felt after a few seconds in almost all districts of the state, officials said.
>> Air relief operations to Kathmandu kept on hold till 1600 hours due to fresh tremors in Nepal, says Defence Ministry.
>> IndiGo, SpiceJet flights do not land in Kathmandu and return as ATC personnel at airport there evacuated following aftershocks.
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>> 7.9-magnitude quake robs Nepal of its architectural jewels
>> Manisha Koirala thanks Indian Govt, Modi for Nepal relief help
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>> Quake toll mounts to 42 in Bihar, 156 people injured
>> Fresh tremor felt in Bihar.
>> Survivors of the devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed over 2,000 people had horrific tales of the nature’s fury that reduced houses, temples and historical monuments to rubble as they struggled for basic necessities of shelter, food and sanitation.
“I can feel what Nepal and its people must be going through since I have seen closely the devastation caused by earthquake in Kutch (Gujarat) on January 26, 2001,” Modi said in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme on AIR.
17 climbers dead in quake-triggered avalanche on Mt Everest
GoI has announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh to families of those who lost their lives in the Earthquake across parts of India. — PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 26, 2015
>> Singapore offers financial, humanitarian aid to Nepal The sand sculpture with a message “Help the earthquake victims” has been created at the Puri beach in Odisha. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote a condolence letter to his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala over the massive loss the country has suffered following the devastating earthquake, the worst in over 80 years.
Lee wrote in his letter that Singapore stands ready to assist those affected by this tragedy. “The Gurkhas in our Gurkha Contingent must be worried about their families back home. Our thoughts are with them,” Lee wrote in a Facebook post. Singapore has a special Gurkha Contingent in the police force.
>> Pope Francis ‘deeply saddened’ by Nepal quake tragedy
>> Google executive killed on Everest after Nepal quake
A powerful 6.7-magnitude aftershock jolted Nepal and adjoining areas today, triggering panic among the people, a day after a devastating temblor killed over 2,000 people.
The latest aftershock hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres at 12:39 IST, according to the US Geological Survey.
The aftershock was registered 17 kilometres south of Kodari – 114 kilometres north of here – near the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
The tremors – that were felt also in India including its national capital – sent people running for open spaces.
A climber Jim Davidson said he felt the aftershock at Camp One on Mount Everest.
“My dear brothers and sisters of Nepal, India is with you in this hour of grief. … For 125 crore Indians, Nepal is their own country and India will make all efforts to wipe the tears of every person in Nepal, hold their hands and stand with them,the relief and rehabilitation work after the rescue operations will go on for a long time, Narendra Modi said