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  • Desperate Nepalese sleep in open, seek help as aftershocks spread fear
    Desperate Nepalese sleep in open, seek help as aftershocks spread fear

    By Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of desperate Nepalese huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies on Monday, two days after a massive quake killed more than 3,200 people and overwhelmed authorities struggled to cope with the disaster. The sick and wounded lay out in the open in the capital, Kathmandu, unable to find beds in the devastated city's hospitals. "We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the …

  • Factbox - Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake
    Factbox - Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who were in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 3,200 people. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday on Saturday at a busy time of year for tourism-reliant Nepal's trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, several hundred of those on Mount Everest. Countries are listed in alphabetical order. - AUSTRALIA: 549 Australians …

  • Strong rupee stings Modi's export ambitions
    Strong rupee stings Modi's export ambitions

    By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ajit Lakha, who runs a mid-sized garment export business in the textile hub of Ludhiana, prays daily before leaving for work that the rupee will weaken and the euro recover to cut the losses he is taking on his overseas sales. Now, I am getting just 67 or 68 rupees." Thousands of garment, leather, handicraft, and gems and jewellery exporters have watched helplessly as the rupee has appreciated by a quarter against Europe's common currency over the past 12 …

  • Reports: Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid to help find new India coach
    Reports: Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid to help find new India coach

    Contrary to previous speculation, Sourav wasn't being considered for the head coach's job, but as a consultant in appointing someone to the role. …

  • Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear
    Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear

    By Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of desperate Nepalese spent another night in the open in the early hours of Monday, terrorised by strong aftershocks that continued to shake the country two days after a massive quake struck, killing almost 2,500 people. Across the capital, Kathmandu, and beyond, exhausted families whose homes were either flattened or at risk of collapse laid mattresses out on streets and erected tents to shelter from rain. …

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