NEPAL

  • Nepal earthquake: 65 mountaineers may have died at the Everest base camp, says Army 23 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: A major earthquake in Nepal on Saturday unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 65 mountaineers and raising fears for other climbers on the world's highest peak, Army official said. IAF helicopters on Sunday morning reached Mount Everest for the rescue operations. Nearly 1,000 mountaineers are stranded at...
  • Nepal earthquake: Ramdev narrowly escapes after 'pandal' collapses in Kathmandu 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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...
  • India's aid to Nepal named 'Operation Maitri' 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has named the aid to Nepal 'Operation Maitri' or friendship, a day after it started extending help to the neighbouring country that was hit by a massive earthquake just before noon on Saturday, leaving a trail of death and destruction. In addition to the specialist teams...
  • Nepal earthquake: China sends search and rescue teams 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    Beijing: A 62-member China International Search and Rescue Team left for Nepal at around 6 am on Sunday at Beijing time for humanitarian rescue following a 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday. With six sniffer dogs and relevant rescue and medical equipment, the team is expected to arrive in Kathmandu midday on Sunday...
  • Climbers above Everest base camp safe, bad weather hampers rescue work 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: There are around 100 climbers at camps 1 and 2 on Mount Everest, above base camp, and all are safe after an earthquake set off an avalanche, the head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said on Sunday. It will be difficult to evacuate the climbers as the route back to...
  • International aid groups rush to reach Nepal earthquake victims 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Paris: International aid groups rushed to respond to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1,000 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts. "We do not yet know the scope of the damage, but this could be one of the deadliest and most devastating earthquakes since...
  • Pranab Mukherjee speaks to Nepal President, assures fullest cooperation 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee spoke to his Nepalese counterpart Ram Baran Yadav and expressed deep shock over the damage caused by the powerful earthquake which shook the neighbouring country. Mukherjee spoke over telephone to Yadav and enquired about the latest situation and assessment of people killed in the earthquake,...
  • Bad weather hampers search for avalanche survivors on Everest 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Bad weather frustrated efforts to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Everest on Sunday, a day after an earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche in possibly the single deadliest incident on the world's highest peak. An Indian army climbing team found 18 bodies on Saturday in the first hours...
  • Climbers above Everest base camp all safe 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: There are around 100 climbers at camps 1 and 2 on Mount Everest, above base camp, and all are safe after an earthquake set off an avalanche, the head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said on Sunday. It will be difficult to evacuate the climbers as the route back to...
  • CCTV footage shows the moment the earthquake struck Nepal 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as the information is still pouring in about the level of damage caused in Nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake impacted the region on Saturday, social media users in the region have started posting pictures and videos of the disaster. These videos were originally posted on Facebook by...
  • Air India resumes flights to Nepal 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India resumed its flights to quake-hit Nepal with two services- one each from Delhi and Kolkata - leaving for Kathmandu on Sunday morning. Both the flights left around 7:30 AM with 118 and 45 passengers on board each plane, an Air India spokesperson said. Air India operates...
  • India sends 'Rail Neer' water to earthquake-hit Nepal 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Facebook launches Safety Check to help find Nepal earthquake survivors 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A massive earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, hit Nepal on Saturday causing damage to lives and properties. To help in the rescue process, tech giants have introduced Internet tools to help people affected by the natural calamity. After Google, Facebook has launched a feature to help...
  • Live: Massive earthquake strikes Nepal, Modi says India stands by the country, assures all help 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Death toll in Nepal due to the devastating earthquake that hit the country, today rose to 1,900 with over 700 casualties in Kathmandu Valley alone. A 7.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation on Saturday followed by several aftershocks and left a trail of death and destruction, flattening houses and buildings,...
  • US sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal: John Kerry 3 hours 15 minutes ago

    Washington: The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed thousands in the mountainous Asian nation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. "We are working closely with the government of Nepal...
  • Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake 3 hours 15 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat...
  • Uttar Pradesh government offers help for earthquake-hit Nepal 3 hours 17 minutes ago

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government has assured all possible help to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake and will send water, food packets and medicines to the Himalayan country. The decision was taken by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to send 10 trucks of mineral water, 10 trucks...
  • Devastated Nepal wakes up to a gloomy morning, India rescues 546 people, earthquake death toll 1,800 3 hours 28 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal ramped up efforts on Sunday to rescue people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,800, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. The Nepal government urged nations to send aid and braced for the toll...
  • Andhra Pradesh opens control rooms for Telugus stranded in Nepal 3 hours 30 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: 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. The round-the-clock helpline number in Delhi is 011-23782388 while the control room number in Hyderabad...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon condoles deaths in Nepal earthquake 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condoled the deaths in Nepal after a major quake hit the Kathmandu Valley causing wide-scale destruction. Ban, on behalf of the UN, conveyed the condolences in a specially issued statement. "Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal and neighbouring countries today...
  • India's U-14 girls football team stuck in Nepal due to earthquake 3 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Eighteen members of India's Under-14 girls football team find themselves stuck in Nepal following a massive earthquake, amid anxious wait that the rescue team sent from their home country will fly them out of the devastated Himalayan nation. The scared Indian girls and two support staff have decided to...
  • Google executive among other mountaineers killed on Everest after Nepal earthquake 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    San Francisco: A Google executive and self-described adventurer was among 10 people killed at a Mount Everest base camp in an avalanche triggered by a major Nepal earthquake yesterday, the company and his family said. Dan Fredinburg was killed in the avalanche that buried parts of the base camp where hundreds...
  • India rescues 546 people from Nepal, death toll 1,800 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,800 people dead, Indian Air Force (IAF) planes have fetched around 546 of its citizens. The first Indian Air Force plane to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including...
  • Google executive killed in Mount Everest avalanche after Nepal earthquake 4 hours 20 minutes ago

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google Inc executive based in California, was among those killed on Saturday in an avalanche on Mount Everest caused by a devastating earthquake in Nepal, the company said. Fredinburg was climbing the world's tallest peak with three other Google employees when the avalanche struck. None of his colleagues...
  • IAF plane brings back 55 stranded Indians 12 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi/Kathmandu: An Indian Air Force aircraft on Saturday night brought back 55 stranded Indians, including four infants, from the earthquake-hit Nepal. The aircraft C-130J, which had earlier flown National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members and relief materials from New Delhi to Kathmandu, landed with 55 Indian evacuees at around 10:45...
  • Two Tata steel employees safe: Bachendri Pal 13 hours 11 minutes ago

    Jamshedpur: Two employees of Tata Steel including a woman, who had set off to conquer world's highest peak Mount Everest in the first week of April, are safe and based at camp II (at around 22,000 ft), said the Chief of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, Bachendri Pal. Pal, the first woman...
  • Two Indians dead in Kathmandu: MEA 13 hours 14 minutes ago

    Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that India will try its best to help Nepal in this tragic situation. He said two Indians have died in Kathmandu due to the earthquake. ...
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  • Nepal earthquake: BSNL, MTNL and Airtel pitch in with local, free calls 13 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As a massive earthquake rocked Nepal, telecom major Airtel on Saturday announced free calls to Nepal on its network over the next 48 hours, while state-run BSNL and MTNL decided to charge local rates for calls made to the Himalayan nation for the next three days. "We are deeply...
  • Earthquake: Health services put on high alert 13 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Health services have been put on the "high alert" following the massive earthquake originating in Nepal which has so far claimed the lives of at least 34 people in India and injured over 100 people. Health Ministry officials said that they have taken complete stock of the situation and...