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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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Whistle-blower shot at in Delhi

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A whistle-blower, credited with conducting many sting operations on corrupt policemen, was shot at in the capital by unidentified motorbike-riding assailants, Delhi Police said on Saturday. Chetan Prakash Sharma, in his 40s, luckily survived the attack as the bullet hit his hand, but his pet dog was killed in its attempt to save its master. Police said ...

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After blitzing IS in Iraq, Charles de Gaulle arrives in Goa

Vasco da Gama (Goa), April 25 (IANS) After eight weeks of sustained military operations off the Arabian Gulf, which included launching air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) militants, Europe's biggest aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is now docked off Goa to participate in Indian-French naval exercise Varuna-13. The nuclear-powered ship with its 2,000-odd strong crew is accompanie...

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Very satisfied with overall performance: MI skipper Rohit

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday praised his team for putting up a much improved performance, both with the bat and ball, to outclass Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter. Opting to bat first, home side Mumbai Indians posted 157/8 in 20 overs. Later, Mumbai's Lasith Malinga with match-winning figures of ...

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CSK set Punjab 193-run target

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) An aggressive batting display by Chennai Super Kings helped them post a strong score of 192 for three against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday. CSK won the toss and chose to bat. And skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision was justified by the performance of their batsmen. The opening duo...

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Jung, Kejriwal examine Delhi's preparedness post-quake

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Saturday met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Commissioner of Police B.S. Bassi and other officials and took stock of the capital's preparedness in the wake of the earthquake that hit Nepal and several Indian states. The commissioners of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi informed that minor cracks were seen in three buildings ...

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200 people from Karnataka stranded in Nepal

Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Around 200 people from various parts of Karnataka are reported to be stranded in quake-hit Nepal, an official said on Saturday. Our control room got about 300 calls since afternoon from across the state asking for information about the grave situation in Nepal or giving us details of their near and dear ones to find out about their welfare or whereabouts, Karna...

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