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  • Locals in Patna spend night in park … ANI - 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    Patna, Apr. 26 (ANI): Locals in Patna resorted to spend the night in the S.K. Children's Park in the wake of the massive earthquake that struck parts of northern India and Nepal. The authorities ordered for the park to be open all night so that locals could find refuge in the open children's park. "The authorities have ordered us to keep the park open all night because of the earthquake. We are here for their security," M.K. Verma, a police officer told ANI.

  • Indian Air Force planes fetch 546 people … IANS - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian Air Force planes have fetched around 546 of its citizens, including several infants, back from quake-hit Kathmandu since late Saturday with more sorties firmed up during Sunday, officials here said. The first Indian Air Force plan to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including fur infants, on board at around 10.45 p.m., followed by a C-17 Globemaster III, a little after midnight with 101 passengers and an infant. The Indian defence forces, meanwhile decided to step up their search, rescue and humanitarian efforts in Nepal on Sunday, which was hit by a devastating earthquake just before noon on Saturday, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction. "Ten flights are planned for Kathmandu today.

  • Nepal quake: Third IAF aircraft with … ANI - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): Third Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft arrived on Sunday in New Delhi with 152 Indians, who were stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence, Sitanshu Kar shared the information via the twitter.

  • Rescue operation underway in Nepal, … ANI - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    Kathmandu (Nepal), Apr. 26 (ANI): A rescue operation has been underway in Nepal by the Armed Police Force (Nepal) in the wake of the massive earthquake that struck Nepal and parts of northern India and locals have resorted to spend the night sleeping on roads after the calamity as a precaution. We have been working on this rescue mission since 1 P.M. We have rescued 50 people so far," said Inspector Ram, Armed Police Force (Nepal).

  • Indian Air Force planes fetch 309 people … IANS - 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian Air Force planes have fetched around 309 of its citizens, including at least five infants, back from quake-hit Kathmandu since late Saturday with more sorties firmed up during Sunday, officials here said. The first Indian Air Force plan to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including fur infants, on board at around 10:45 p.m., followed by a C-17 Globemaster III, a little after midnight with 101 passengers and an infant. The Indian defence forces, meanwhile decided to step up their search, rescue and humanitarian efforts in Nepal on Sunday, which was hit by a devastating earthquake just before noon on Saturday, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction. "Ten flights are planned for Kathmandu today.

  • PM to share his thoughts on 'Mann … ANI - 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the nation on All India Radio in the next series of 'Mann Ki Baat'. Prime Minister Modi has already interacted directly with the people in the earlier six editions of 'Mann Ki Baat'. In order to enable people without access to internet to communicate with him, the Prime Minister has invited people to write to him at - Mann Ki Baat, Akashvani, Sansad Marg, New Delhi. It is simultaneously broadcast live on all channels of All India Radio and Doordarshan.

  • Migrant Nepali workers worry about families … ANI - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    Shimla, Apr. 26 (ANI): Migrant Nepali labourers in Shimla expressed concern about their families back in the earthquake-hit Nepal. Many labourers said they were worried as they could not get in touch with their family members and were disturbed after seeing visuals of collapsed buildings. "We are worried about our families back in Nepal. We are all very worried because the network in Nepal is not working well.

  • Six dead as car falls into river in … ANI - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    Ramban (J-K), Apr. 26 (ANI): Six people died and few others suffered injuries when a car skid off a road and fell into Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place around 5:00 am on Saturday when the car was heading to Srinagar from Jammu. A passenger who survived the accident claimed that the driver lost control of the car while smoking his cigarette.

  • Special 'aarti' in Varanasi … ANI - 4 hours ago

    Varanasi, Apr. 26 (ANI): A special 'deepdan' and 'aarti' took place at the Dashashwamedh Ghat near Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi for the victims of the Nepal earthquake. The 'aarti' took place on Saturday evening as a special ode for peace of the departed souls by the priests of Vishwanath Temple, where the priests offered prayers to 'Maa Ganga' and 'Baba Vishwanath'. "We have organised a 'deepdan' for the peace of the demised victims of the earthquake that took place in Nepal today. We have also kept observed silence for their peace", said Mayansh, a priest of Nepali origin at the Vishwanath Temple.

  • Toxic gas kills nine in China IANS - 4 hours ago

    Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Toxic gas following a mine blast has killed nine people and injured 12 others in China's Yunnan province, authorities said on Sunday.

  • Artist creates sand-art to raise awareness … ANI - 5 hours ago

    Puri (Odisha), Apr. 26 (ANI): Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created a sand-art piece with the slogan, "help the earthquake victims", to raise awareness about the Nepal earthquake here on Saturday. I appeal to everyone throughout the globe to come forward and help the victims and Nepal. We are trying to send this message through our sand art," Sudarshan Patnaik told ANI here. The world renowned artist used about five tons of sand to create the sculpture with intricate details and hopes that his sculpture would encourage people from all over the world to step forward and help victims of the earthquake in Nepal and India.

  • Need to reduce timeline, increase accountability: … ANI - 6 hours ago

    New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, has emphasized the need to reduce timelines for various projects and right conditions to be prescribed that are reasonable, practical, real and need-based. Javadekar inaugurated a One-day Workshop on 'Environmental Impact Assessment: Challenges in India and Way Forward' at Vigyan Bhawan on Saturday.

  • Another IAF aircraft with 102 Indians … ANI - 6 hours ago

    New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): After rescuing 55 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal, another Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft, C-17 Globemaster III with 102 Indians landed at the Palam airport in the early hours of Sunday in New Delhi. Wing Commander Rochelle De Silva (PRO, IAF) said that we have evacuated 101 adults and one infant in this C-17 Globemaster aircraft. We are expecting two more aircrafts," said Wing Commander Rochelle De Silva. The Indians who were stranded in Nepal applauded the Government of India for their effort.

  • Fire breaks out in slum near Bandra … ANI - 6 hours ago

    Mumbai, Apr. 26 (ANI): A fire broke out in a slum near Bandra railway station in Mumbai.

  • Second IAF plane brings 102 Indians … IANS - 6 hours ago

    New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A C-17 Globemaster of the Indian Air Force (IAF) landed at the Palam airport here around midnight, bringing back 102 Indians from Kathmandu where they were stranded due to the devastating earthquake in the country just before noon. "102 Indians including one baby brought back by the C-17 Globemaster III of IAF from Kathmandu to Palam, Delhi," a defence ministry spokesperson tweeted. This was the second of the air force planes to return from Nepal with Indians. Over 1,500 people were killed and thousands were injured when a massive earthquake -- lasting about 20 frightening seconds -- and several strong aftershocks caused widespread destruction in Nepal.

  • Nepal earthquake: NGRI to asses seismic … IANS - 7 hours ago

    Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) The National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) will study the characteristics of the earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. "NGRI is currently operating a network of seismograph stations along the Himalayan belt and our scientists are going to study the characteristics of this earthquake and its aftershocks using seismic data and field mapping in the days to come, with an aim of assessing the seismic hazard level," the NGRI said in a statement late on Saturday. Mohan Rao, director, additional-charge, NGRI said that knowledge obtained in such analyses will be useful in understanding the earthquake dynamics and identify earthquake prone areas, so that protection measures can be planned. According to the institute, a earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck Nepal on Saturday at 11.41 a.m. It is understood to be a typical Himalayan earthquake caused due to collision of the Indian plate with the Eurasian plate with an overall convergence rate of about 5 cm per year, the statement said.

  • Nepal quake: Parrikar assures prompt … ANI - 8 hours ago

    New Delhi, Apr. 25 (ANI): Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that New Delhi is assessing the situation post the earthquake in Nepal, adding that the government would put all the resources available to help the neighbouring nation in this hour of crisis. We will increase the frequency tomorrow," Parrikar told ANI. Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs announced that 312 stranded Indians have been evacuated from Nepal in three IAF flights carrying 52, 100 and 160 people respectively. The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal has risen to 1100 while 32 people were killed in Bihar.

  • Andhra opens control rooms for Telugus … IANS - 8 hours ago

    Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday opened control rooms to provide information about Telugu people stranded in quake-hit Nepal. The control rooms have been opened in Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi and Andhra Pradesh secretariat here. The round-the-clock helpline number in Delhi is 011-23782388 while the control room number in Hyderabad is 040-23456005. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu reviewed the situation with top officials and directed them to take immediate steps to bring back safely all Telugu people from both the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana stranded in Nepal.

  • Another IAF aircraft expected to arrive … ANI - 8 hours ago

    New Delhi, Apr. 25 (ANI): Post the rescue of 55 Indians from earthquake struck Nepal, the Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday informed that another IAF aircraft is expected to arrive later tonight in Delhi. "Another IAF aircraft carrying about 200 stranded Indians is expected to arrive later tonight in Delhi," tweeted MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said that Prime Minister Modi had indicated to President Ram Baran of Nepal and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala that India will do everything within its capabilities to be of help to the nation at this difficult moment.

  • 28 tourists from Telangana stranded … IANS - 8 hours ago

    Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) The Telangana government is making efforts to bring back 28 tourists from the state stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao directed officials to make all arrangements to safely bring back all those stranded. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office on Saturday night said the state officials in Telangana Bhavan in New Delhi were coordinating with the external affairs ministry.

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