EARTHQUAKE

  • India steps up relief operations in Nepal, names it 'Operation Maitri' 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Scaling up relief and rescue efforts in quake-hit Nepal that was named 'Operation Maitri', India on Sunday deployed two dozen military aircraft and choppers and was also undertaking a "big evacuation" through the road route. As a top Indian official described the...
  • Death toll in earthquake-hit Nepal crosses 2,500 as fresh tremors jolt the area, rescue efforts on 46 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: As Nepal slowly came to terms with the full scale of tragedy and looked for survivours, the death toll due the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the Himalayan country on Saturday crossed 2,500 while over 5,000 people have reportedly been injured. The government of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala declared...
  • No earthquake forecast for India by NASA: Government 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The NASA has made no earthquake forecast for India, the government said on Sunday, and asked people to ignore text messages with a "fake" prediction of a strong quake to hit north India. "It is fake. The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) cannot predict earthquakes. Such messages are...
  • Air services resumed to Kathmandu on Sunday evening 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Air services to Kathmandu on Sunday resumed though the airport in the quake-hit Nepalese capital had to be shut down for several hours in the afternoon due to a powerful aftershock. While national carrier Air India operated only two flights out of the five services it had planned to...
  • Delhi government to send food packets, drinking water to Nepal 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Government has decided to send 25,000 packets of food and 25,000 pouches of drinking water as immediate relief for the people of earthquake-hit Nepal. The first consignment of relief material is ready to be despatched on Monday and the state government is also ready with other forms of...
  • Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala requests citizens to donate blood 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday appealed to Nepalese people to donate blood as hospitals badly needed it to treat more than 6,000 people injured in the killer quake. Koirala, after chairing a cabinet meeting, also asked the bussinessmen to open big departmental stores to ease food supplies shortage. The government...
  • Mammoth relief operation on by India in Nepal 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Stepping up relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Nepal, India on Sunday deployed over two dozen aircraft and choppers along with nearly 1000 trained personnel and said the situation in the Himalayan nation was "very, very serious". A slew of steps have been taken for speedy evacuation of stranded...
  • IAF C-17 aircraft with 237 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Another Indian Air Force plane brought 237 Indians back to New Delhi from Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon, taking to 783 the total of passengers evacuated from the quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late Saturday night. "A C-17 Globemaster III of Indian Air Force landed at Palam at...
  • Woman suffers heart attack after quake in Tripura village 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Kailashahar: On Saturday's massive earthquake took the life of a 35-year-old village woman in Tripura's Unakoti district. Krishna Saha, a resident of Betcherra village, about 15 km from Kailashahar, was lifting water from a well for taking bath when she felt the ground shaking and fell to the ground after suffering...
  • Rescuers race against time, fear reigns in earthquake-hit Nepal 2 hours 1 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Racing against time, rescuers on Sunday waded through tonnes of rubble of flattened homes and buildings in Nepal to look for survivors of the earthquake that has killed over 2,350 people, including five Indians, and left more than 6,000 others injured. Fresh powerful aftershocks on Sunday triggered panic among the...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • IAF sends another aircraft for rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Indian Air Force on Sunday sent a second IL-76 aircraft from its air base for Kathmandu to rescue people stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. The second IL-76 plane, the IAF's transport aircraft, took off from its air base at 7.23 AM on the rescue and relief mission to Hindon airbase...
  • Bihar extends helping hand to Nepal 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Patna: Extending a helping hand to neighbouring Nepal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the state government had decided to chip in with whatever assistance it could to provide succour to the earthquake victims there in addition to the aid by the Centre. Expressing compassion for the people of...
  • Nearly half of Americans threatened by earthquakes 3 hours 35 minutes ago

    Washington: Nearly half of Americans 150 million people are threatened by possibly damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have warned. More than 143 million Americans living in the 48 contiguous states are exposed to potentially damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, with as many as 28 million people...
  • Religious bodies of Sikh community to send 25,000 food packets every day to Kathmandu 3 hours 46 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Religious bodies of Sikh community Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC)- will send 25,000 food packets to Kathmandu each day from Monday. A direction to this effect was given to the two bodies by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal, a party...
  • Earthquake claims 50 lives in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    Patna: As many as 50 people have been killed in Saturday's earthquake in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said and directed government officials to carry out relief work for the affected on a war footing. Addressing a press conference after presiding over a review meeting with secretary-level officials at...
  • Survivors recount nightmare of shaking buildings, devastation 4 hours 8 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Shaken and traumatised by their homes turning into a rubble by the powerful earthquake in Nepal that also flattened buildings and iconic monuments, survivors were struggling to come to terms with the calamity and the loss of lives of their dear ones. Even as the toll from the quake crossed...
  • SSB puts 2,900 personnel on alert along Indo-Nepal border 4 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Border force SSB has deployed a 2,900-strong contingent equipped with medical aid and food to help Indians returning from earthquake-hit Nepal and the affected locals. The force, which guards the Indo-Nepal border, has also publicised its toll-free number "1903" to get in touch with its control room and senior...
  • 311 Tamil Nadu tourists stranded in Nepal, rescue efforts on 4 hours 20 minutes ago

    Chennai: A total of 311 pilgrims and tourists from Tamil Nadu are stranded in quake hit Nepal and efforts have been taken to ensure their safe return, besides setting up help desks, the state government said on Sunday. "After the quake, Tamil Nadu government immediately took efforts to see if people...
  • India sends 34 member medical team to Nepal 4 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on Sunday rushed a 34-member team of doctors and technicians along with 15 tonnes of medical supplies to Nepal after it suffered a devastating earthquake in which hundreds of people have been killed. The team left for Nepal in an Air Force plane, officials said. "The Health...
  • Air services to Nepal hit again after powerful aftershock 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Air services to Kathmandu were hit again on Sunday as flights of Air India, SpiceJet and IndiGo failed to land in the earthquake-hit Nepalese capital and returned in New Delhi as ATC personnel at Tribhuvan International Airport were evacuated following a powerful aftershock. However, Air India was able to...
  • 22 climbers dead in quake-triggered avalanche on Mount Everest 4 hours 51 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: At least 22 climbers have died near the base camp of Mt Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after an avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a part of the camp on the world's highest peak. More than 60 climbers were injured and hundreds...
  • 7.9-magnitude earthquake robs Nepal of its architectural jewels 4 hours 53 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Beyond colossal loss of human lives, if there is anything perhaps equally overwhelming in Nepal's earthquake tragedy, it is the monumental damage the country's iconic heritage has suffered due to the calamity. The powerful temblor measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale on Saturday practically levelled the nation's tangible cultural history,...
  • 74 stranded Nepal tourists return to city in special flight 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    Kolkata: With relief writ large on their faces, 74 passengers, who were stranded in Nepal after Saturday's massive earthquake, returned to the city in a special Air India flight from Kathmandu. Narrating their experiences, all of them said they had never felt so scared in their lives as they did after...
  • Kathmandu airport closed, flights return to Delhi 5 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Several flights of Indian carriers, carrying friends and family members of the people stranded in the quake-struck Kathmandu, could not land at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday after the air traffic control (ATC) staff at Nepal's only international airport were evacuated in the wake of the aftershocks. A...
  • Rescue team from West Bengal rushing to Nepal: Mamata Banerjee 5 hours 8 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The Nepal government has sought assistance from the West Bengal government following the devastating earthquake and Bengal is rushing a rescue team to the Himalayan kingdom, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. Banerjee, who was on way to North Bengal told reporters at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport before...
  • Several Hindu temples destroyed in Nepal earthquake 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Many Hindu temples including, the iconic Kasthamandap have been destroyed or badly damaged in Nepal's worst temblor in over 80 years in the Kathmandu Valley and many adjoining areas. Several temples, including Kasthamandap, Panchtale temple, the nine-storey Basantapur Durbar, the Dasa Avtar temple, Krishna Mandir, were demolished by the...
  • One girl killed in fresh tremors in Rajasthan 5 hours 17 minutes ago

    Jaipur: A minor girl was killed and seven children were injured when a hut collapsed on them at Roniza village in Bharatpur district as fresh tremors which hit parts of Rajasthan on Sunday. The tremors were felt in Jaipur and adjoining towns scaring people to come out of their houses, a...
  • Tourists from Karnataka safe in Nepal 5 hours 18 minutes ago

    Mangaluru: A nine-member group of tourists from different parts of Dakshina Kannada District in Karnataka, on a visit to Pokhara in Nepal, is safe after the massive earthquake that shook the region. The travel agency here which had arranged the trip said that it had received a call from the...
  • Nepal earthquake aftershocks may continue for a month, says Dr. Rajendran 5 hours 24 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: One of the World's best earthquake experts Dr. C P Rajendran predicts that aftershocks of Saturday's earthquake are likely to continue for a month in the great Himalayan region. Speaking to IBNLIVE from Bengaluru, he said "Once the earthquake happens aftershocks are normal. Because the faults have to be adjusted....