Kathmandu, April 26: Nepal was shaken by a deadly earthquake that left over 2,000 people dead and over 4,000 injured, on Saturday, April 25. Reactions poured in from all across the world, condoling the loss of lives and damage of property. [Earthquake: Fresh tremor felt in Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal; panic grips all]
International aid groups rushed to respond to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed thousands of lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts.[Nepal earthquake: As it happened]
Let's take a look at more updates on massive Nepal earthquake: [Helpline/Emergency numbers for Nepal earthquake]
- The US envoy in Kathmandu has announced $1 million for emergency assistance.
- All Mizos living in Nepal, many of them missionaries and evangelist teachers, were reportedly safe, reports from Nepal said.
- Nepal earthquake toll rises to over 2,300.
- Heavy rains, thunder storm may hit Nepal.
- India today 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.
- Asian countries were scrambling to locate thousands of their nationals stranded in Nepal after a huge earthquake devastated the Himalayan nation, severing communications and transport links.
- People from Karnataka stranded in Nepal that was rocked by a massive earthquake are returning to India in batches through road and special Indian Air Force flights, state government officials said.
- Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav spent Saturday night inside a tent after the powerful earthquake caused several cracks in his office-cum-residence.
- A total of 336 people from West Bengal have been stranded due to the earthquake in Nepal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
- All Kashmiris working in Kathmandu, the capital of earthquake-hit Nepal, are safe.
- Ambassador-designate of Nepal here Deep Kumar Upadhyay today expressed gratitude to India for its quick response in helping its quake-hit neighbour as round-the-clock rescue work began there.
- The Maharashtra government has been able to get information about 400 people from the state stranded in Nepal following a massive earthquake there and they are safe, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.
- At least 47 tourists and pilgrims from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, who were visiting Nepal when it was struck by an earthquake, have returned home.
- 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.
- All Mizos living in Nepal, many of them missionaries and evangelist teachers, are reportedly safe.
- India puts on hold till 4 p.m. moving fresh relief and rescue missions to the Himalayan country.
- Four Chinese nationals have been killed in the devastating Nepal earthquake that left hundreds of Chinese tourists stranded in the country.
- Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday urged the people to donate blood in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has left 2,123 people dead and 4,627 others injured.
- A high-magnitude quake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale rocked many parts of East and North India, including Delhi, epicentre of which was Nepal.
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said six more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being sent to Nepal in addition to the 10 teams that have already been rushed for quake relief.
- Madhya Pradesh will contribute Rs 5 crore in the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund as an aid for people affected by a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake which rocked Nepal and various parts of India.
- State helplines for Nepal Earthquake
Telangana: 0965099001609650990016, 040- 23454088040- 23454088
Andhra Pradesh: 011-23385016011-23385016.
NDMA: 0112670172801126701728/ 29
Gujarat: 079 23251900079 23251900/ 079 23251902079 23251902/ 14,
Maharashtra: 011- 23380326011- 23380326, 022-22027990022-22027990
- MEA opens 24 hour Control Room for queries regarding tragic Nepal earthquake.
+91 11 2301 2113+91 11 2301 2113
+91 11 2301 4104+91 11 2301 4104
+91 11 2301 7905+91 11 2301 7905
- India is with the "sisters and brothers" of Nepal in its time of crisis following the terrible earthquake, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his radio address 'Mann ki Baat'.
- NDRF Chief O P Singh on Sunday rushed to Nepal in order to coordinate operations of the Indian rescue forces and local authorities in the quake-hit country.
- Two people from Jammu and Kashmir have been killed in Nepal earthquake.
- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote a condolence letter to his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala over the massive loss the country has suffered following the devastating earthquake, the worst in over 80 years.
- Four Pakistan Air Force aircrafts carrying rescue and relief aid would be flown to the quake-hit Himalayan country of Nepal.
- A 62-member China International Search and Rescue Team left for Nepal at around 6 am on Sunday Beijing time for humanitarian rescue following a 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday.
- US Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House today expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the neighbouring region including India. "We are working closely with the government of Nepal to provide assistance and support," Kerry said.
- 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 in the aftermath of the earthquake that has struck the Kathmandu Valley," Xinhua quoted Ban as saying in the statement.
- Pope Francis has said he was "deeply saddened" by the massive earthquake yesterday that killed more than a 1,000 people in Nepal and expressed his solidarity with those affected by the tragedy.
- 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 Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday opened control rooms to provide information about Telugu people stranded in quake-hit Nepal.
- 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.
- 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.
- Israel was sending a delegation to Nepal to determine what help it can offer after the massive earthquake.
After seeing all the destruction, I believe the only reason I was saved was so I can serve humankind: Baba Ramdev pic.twitter.com/WsPfZvdVPK— ANI (@ANI_news) April 26, 2015
Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with a message "Help the earthquake victims" in Puri in Odisha. (AFP). pic.twitter.com/AtUSMjWoRi— Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) April 26, 2015