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KKR players also shaken by tremors

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players took to Twitter on Saturday to express how they felt just after an earthquake hit the city in the morning. The city felt the tremors at around 11.41 a.m. which continued for two minutes and then felt another quake at 12.19 p.m. My first experience of an earthquake!Kolkata went frm sultry to AC like weather in 2 mins. 6....

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Quake kills eight in UP

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Eight people were killed and many others injured as a massive earthquake that hit Nepal also jolted many parts of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, officials said. Three people were killed in Barabanki, two each in Gorakhpur and Kanpur rural, and one in Sant Kabir Nagar. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced an ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakh to the families of th...

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CSK opt to bat against Kings XI

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) being played at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday. The teams: Chennai Super Kings: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo,...

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All Maharashtra tourists in Nepal safe

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) All tourists from Maharashtra in Nepal are reported to be safe and unhurt in the earthquake which shook the Himalayan country on Saturday, officials said here. Though exact figures of tourists from the state stranded in Nepal are not available, various estimates indicated around 50-60 people. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed state officials to...

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Quake kills three in Bengal, Mamata rings Modi

Kolkata/Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) A massive earthquake in Nepal, felt in most parts of India, on Saturday killed three people and injured at least 70 in West Bengal, as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him about the situation. Speaking to mediapersons in Kolkata, Banerjee expressed shock over the quake that has ravaged Nepal, leaving hundre...

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Nepal quake: Toll rises to nearly 900

Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) Nearly 900 people were killed in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, officials said. According to the Nepal police headquarters, 888 people were killed across the nation. Many people were still trapped under rubble. As many as 268 people were killed in capital Kathmandu, 144 in Bhaktapur and 68 in Lalitpur, police said. The qua...

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Nepal quake: Avalanche kills 10 climbers on Everest

Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) A total of 10 people, including foreign climbers, were reportedly killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, a Nepal tourism ministry official said. However, BBC quoted officials and reports as saying that the quake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least eight people, ...

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Nepal quake: Modi says its our pain too, dispatches relief

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Nepal's pain is our pain as the death toll in Saturday's massive earthquake crossed 800. He directed immediate dispatch of relief and rescue teams. Nepal's pain is our pain. Today's earthquake has made us all very sad. Reports are still coming on the extent of the damage, Modi tweeted soon after chairing a high-leve...

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Kathmandu airport shut, flights from India cancelled

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu was indefinitely shut on Saturday after a massive earthquake rocked Nepal just before noon, resulting in the cancellation of all the eight subsequent return flights from India bound for the capital city. The airport, according to aviation officials here, was opened in the evening, but only for non-commercial and ...

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Hope 'Nach Baliye' clears my doubts about reality shows: Chetan Bhagat

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Scripted and staged fights are thought to be synonymous with reality shows. Now, author Chetan Bhagat, who will be judging dance reality TV show Nach Baliye 7, is on a quest to find out the truth for himself. He hopes his own doubts and perception about reality shows are cleared. I was skeptical of reality shows, and I informed Ekta (Ekta Kapoor, produc...

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Shivpal to study riverside beautification in Singapore, Malaysia

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav left on Saturday for a four-day trip to Singapore and Malaysia to study the beautification of riverfronts in the two countries, officials said. Yadav is also the uncle of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The state government is working on an ambitious plan to develop the riverfront along the...

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Lamjung: Epicentre of Nepal earthquake

Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) Nature unleashed her fury on the small Himalayan country of Nepal on Saturday as a massive earthquake, with its epicentre in Lamjung district, is believed to have killed over 700 people. Death and devastation befell the picturesque valleys and mountains of the country as the earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, and with a depth of 10 km beneath the gr...

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Quake claims 34 lives in India

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) At least 34 people died in India on Saturday due to the massive earthquake that had its epicentre in Nepal, the home ministry said. As per the latest information, 34 deaths have been confirmed so far, with 23 deaths in Bihar, eight in Uttar Pradesh and three in West Bengal, the ministry said in a statement. In order to deal with the situation in the aff...

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The day the earth shook and devastated my country

Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) It was a morning like any other. There were a 100 things on my mind, when the awnings of the shops began to shake violently. It took me a while to realise that it was an earthquake. I just stood rooted to the ground as I saw a building collapse a short distance away. It was then that the magnitude of the quake began to sink in. At that time, I did not k...

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Nepal quake: Toll rises to 876

Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) At least 876 people were killed in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, officials said. A national police spokesman told BBC that 876 people died in the quake. Many people were still trapped under rubble. The quake measured 7.9 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre was in Nepal's Lamjung district, some 75 km from capital Kathmandu.

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Modern lyrics not up to the mark: Annu Kapoor

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor Annu Kapoor, who entertains listeners via radio show Suhaana Safar, says the lyrics of modern day songs are not upto the mark and certain songs only contain rhyming and nothing else. The lyrical value of the modern day songs is very limited and is not upto the mark. There are songs with only rhyming and nothing else, Annu told IANS. Annu's show on 92...

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Pakistan intelligence agencies to join probe into Sabeen Mahmud murder

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) A day after Pakistani female human rights and peace activist Sabeen Mahmud was shot dead in Karachi after hosting a discussion on allegations of torture in Balochistan province, Director General Inter Service Public Relations on Saturday tasked intelligence agencies to assist in the investigation of the killing. The ISPR condemned the killing and termed it as t...

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Officials asked to restore communication lines along Indo-Nepal border

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday tweeted that he has directed officials to take steps to restore communication lines along the Indo-Nepal border. I have directed officials to take steps to restore communication lines in Indo-Nepal border. Monitoring the situation very closely, the minister tweeted. Expre...

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Ramdev safe in Kathmandu, expresses grief over destruction

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev, who is in Kathmandu for a yoga camp, is safe, his spokesperson said on Saturday after a massive earthquake shook Nepal and parts of India on Saturday morning, causing widespread devastation. Ramdev had gone there to conduct a five-day session being organised by Patanjali, Nepal chapter. Our sessions were from 5 a.m to 7.30 a.m. He then...

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India committed to assist Nepal: Mukherjee

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 rocked the Himalayan country. Mujherjee expressed grief over the deaths in Nepal and India due to the earthquake. Nearly 700 have died in Nepal and at least 34 in India. Addressing Nepal President...

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