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Nepal earthquake: NGRI to asses seismic hazard level

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...

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Andhra opens control rooms for Telugus stranded in Nepal

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...

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IPL scoreboard: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday. Chennai Super Kings: Dwayne Smith b Anureet Singh 26 Brendon McCullum c Miller b Patel 66 Suresh Raina run out (Karanveer Singh) 29 MS Dhoni not out 41 Ravi...

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28 tourists from Telangana stranded in Nepal

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 D...

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Cooperative federalism of India must be made strong: Rajnath

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Stressing that the inter-state council meetings were crucial for strengthening centre-state relations, Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Saturday said cooperative federalism of the country must be made strong. Rajnath Singh chaired the 27th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council comprising Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and C...

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CSK conquer Kings XI Punjab to reach top in IPL

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) marched to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table with a comfortable 97-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in their league match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday. The home team always had the upper hand after winning the toss and opting to take first strike, posting a formidable 192 for three. Set a target ...

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Indian Air Force plane fetches 55 people back from Nepal

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft of the Indian Air Force landed in New Delhi around 11 p.m. on Saturday, fetching some 55 civilians, including four infants, from Kathmandu where they were stranded due to the devastating earthquake in the country just before noon. This was the first of the air force planes to return from Nepal with Indians. A defence ministry sp...

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India sends 'Rail Neer' water to quake-hit Nepal

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Indian Railways, which produces its own packaged drinking water to serve its passengers, dispatched some 100,000 bottles of 'Rail Neer' to quake-hit Nepal on Saturday night through a special Indian Air Force aircraft that also carried other relief operations. Arrangements being made for further dispatch of 100,000 bottles per day to supplement the rescue effort...

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Quake: 35 killed in Bihar

Patna, April 25 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed in Bihar as a massive earthquake struck Nepal and the adjoining areas in northern India on Saturday, officials said. Five people, including two children, were killed when buildings collapsed in different parts of the state. The two children of the same family died as a wall collapsed in Bhagalpur. One person each was killed in...

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India committed to help quake-hit Nepal: President

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said India was committed to assist Nepal in every way possible in dealing with the situation after a massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation. Mujherjee expressed grief over the deaths due to the earthquake, and conveyed his sympathies to Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav. At least 1,570 people have died in Ne...

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13 killed in Tibet earthquake

Beijing, April 25 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and four others went missing in Tibet after a powerful earthquake struck neighbouring Nepal on Saturday, officials said. A massive 7.9-magnitude quake, followed by a second 7.0-magnitude quake left over 1,500 people dead in Nepal, Xinhua news agency reported. The quake also strongly jolted the neighbouring regions in Tibet.<...

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We paid the price for not batting well: Sunrisers coach Moody

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody on Saturday said the poor batting performance right from the start against Mumbai Indians led to the team's loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter. After Mumbai Indians elected to bat, the visitors restricted the hosts to 157/8 in 20 overs. But an excellent bowling performance by Mumbai bowlers Lasith Malinga, Mitchel...

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I-League: Salgaocar beat Shillong Lajong 3-1

Shillong, April 25 (IANS) Salgaocar FC defeated hosts Shillong Lajong FC 3-1 to give the hosts their first home loss in the I-League here on Saturday. It was Salgaocar's second win in six games that took them to the sixth spot with 17 points from 15 points. Shillong dropped to the ninth spot with 13 points after 14 games. Lajong began brightly as they pushed on forward bu...

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AIIMS in Kashmir was originally sanctioned for Jammu: Minister

Jammu, April 25 (IANS) The AIIMS sanctioned for the Kashmir Valley was originally meant for Jammu region, Minister of state in the PMO Jitendra Singh said on Saturday. Addressing a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party workers at the newly-opened constituency office here, Jitendra Singh said that right from the beginning, the demand for AIIMS was always raised for Jammu due to a regional imb...

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I-League: Mohun Bagan beat Pune FC 2-0

Pune, April 25 (IANS) Pune FC suffered their second consecutive defeat, going down 0-2 to Mohun Bagan in an I-League match played at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex here on Saturday. A goal in each half from Mohun Bagan striker Jeje Lalpekhlua (5th minute) and winger Katsumi Yusa (76th) handed Pune FC their fifth loss of the season and third at home. Having dropped point...

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60 Syrian troops killed in militant attack

Damascus, April 25 (IANS) At least 60 soldiers of the Syrian government forces were killed during an offensive by Al Qaeda-linked militant groups on a town in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. The Nusra Front and many other hardline militant groups were heavily shelling on Jisr al-Shughour town in the countryside of the province close to Turkey, Xi...

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Creative writing has capacity to touch lives: Modi

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said creative writing has the capacity to touch lives of several generations. Speaking after the presentation of the 50th Jnanpeeth Award to Bhalchandra Nemade, Modi said: As chief minister, I had initiated 'Vaanche Gujarat' to create an environment for people to read and enjoy reading. Modi said that while a pub...

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Rohit praises Malinga for match-winning performance

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday heaped praise on pacer Lasith Malinga for keeping things simple enroute his match-winning performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter. Opting to bat first, home side Mumbai Indians posted 157/8 in 20 overs. Later on, Malinga with match-winning figures of 4-1-23-4, well suppo...

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Bengal mountaineers safe at Everest base camp: Mamata

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) In a major relief following a massive earthquake in Nepal, West Bengal Chief Minister on Saturday announced that mountaineers from the state on an expedition to Mount Everest were safe. Some good news. Rudra Haldar of West Bengal Police informs from Everest base camp that #Bengal climbers are safe #earthquake #alerts, Banerjee tweeted. She listed the name...

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Death and destruction as quake ravages Nepal, rocks India

Kathmandu/New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) 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. India too was affected. In Nepal, buildings were flattened, roads cracked, telephone connectivity snapped and hospitals grappled with a large number of injure...

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