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More than 1,500 dead as magnitude 7.8 quake rocks Nepal


New Delhi, April 25: Strong tremors were felt in the northern states of the country including Delhi, NCR, Bihar, and West Bengal due to a massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday.

According to reports, the earthquake measured 7.9 on the Richter scale. The second after shock felt in North India region measured 6.6 on the Richter Scale.The epicentre of the earthquake is said to be in Pokhara, Nepal. Tremors were felt in Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati as well.

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Emergency numbers for Nepal earthquake 4261 945 and 5521 207

Helpline numbers of the Indian Embassy in Nepal: +977 9581107021, +977 9851135141

12.30 am: Over 200 bodies retrieved from debris of Nepal's iconic Dharahara tower

12.10 am: 312 stranded Indians evacuated from Nepal in 3 IAF flights carrying 52, 100 and 160 Indians

12.00 am: Under 14 Indian girls soccer team trapped in Kathmandu

11.30 pm: One C-17 Globemaster with 103 Indians lands at Palam airport in Delhi

11.00 pm: US to send disaster response team

10.50 pm: Two Indians among those killed in earthquake in Nepal

10.45 pm: IAF plane brings back 55 stranded Indians

10.30 pm: 44 killed, 237 injured in quake in India

10.10 pm: Around 550 Gujarati tourists stranded in Nepal

10.00 pm: Jung, Kejriwal examine Delhi's preparedness post-quake

9.50 pm: Air India to operate additional flights to carry relief material

9.30 pm: Indian Railways to dispatch 1 lakh Rail Neer bottles to Kathmandu through Airforce

9.00 pm: One IL-76 heads to Nepal with 163 NDRF personnel, 5 sniffer dogs and 20 tonnes of relief material

8.45 pm: Around 150 tonnes of equipment to be flown to Kathmandu by tonight

8.30 pm: IAF's IL-76 aircraft en-route to Kathmandu

8.00 pm: Indian Air Force to evacuate 250 persons from Kathmandu today

7.45 pm: Nepal thanks India for assistance

7.15 pm: Central government reduces India-Nepal call charges

7.00 pm: 200 killed as historic Dharahara Tower collapses in Kathmandu

6.50 pm: Nepal's pain is our pain: Modi

6.35 pm: Will focus on rescue ops, then will be followed up by relief: Kiren Rijiju

6.30 pm: IAF's C-130J Super Hercules landed at K'mandu carrying 39 NDRF personnel and 3.5 tonnes of load

6.05 pm: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev had a narrow escape after stage he was addressing from in Kathmandu collapsed after earthquake

6.00 pm: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh is in touch with his Nepalese counterpart regarding their requirements: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar (PTI)

5.55 pm: 14 aftershocks have been observed so far with an intensity of 5 and above: IMD chief

5.49 pm: 36 people killed in India; 25 in Bihar, 8 in UP and 3 in West Bengal

5.48 pm: The death toll in Bihar has gone up to 25. Nitish Kumar Chief Minister of Bihar confirmed that 25 persons had been killed in earthquake.

5.47 pm: A staff member's wife in wife in the Indian Embassy at Nepal has died due in the earthquake. The Indian embassy building was badly damaged in the massive earthquake at Nepal today.

5.33 pm: The Bihar Government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased in the earthquake.

5.28 pm: We have set up help line in the ministry, numbers have been sent out. There is an email "controlroom@mea.gov.in" for any info: MEA.

5.25 pm: We expect a total of 4 aircrafts to be landing in Kathmandu: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Nepal earthquake

5.18 pm: Emergency declared in Nepal after massive earthquake kills over 700 people.

5.00 pm: Number of people killed by earthquake in Bihar rises to 17.

4.54 pm: Fresh tremors felt in Kolkata, WB

4.52 pm: Death toll in Nepal earthquake rises to 686: TV reports.

4.40 pm: People injured due to the earthquake in Nepal rushed to the hospital

4.38 pm: PM Modi orders immediate dispatch of relief and medical teams to Nepal, directs evacuation of Indian tourists

4.32 pm: Avalanche buries part of Nepal Everest Base Camp after earthquake; eight dead, says Nepal tourism official: Reuters

4.25 pm: Rahul Gandhi expresses grief and offers prayers for safety of people affected by earthquake in north India and Nepal

4.13 pm: Helpline for West Bengal

4.08 pm: 23 people killed in India till now due to Nepal earthquake

4.02 pm: Nepal death toll from quake rises to 449 : reports

3.58 pm: IAF pressed into service. 2 flights carrying relief materials to Nepal take off from Hindon airbase in Uttar Pradesh

3.54 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala, assures him all help

3.47 pm: PM Narendra Modi holds high-level meet to take stock of Nepal earthquake situation; assessing the damage & loss

3.39 pm:

3.25 pm: Monitoring the situation very closely: Communications & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

3.22 pm:

3.16 pm:The death toll in India as a result of the Nepal earthquake has gone up to 17. Nine have died in Bihar, 7 in Uttar Pradesh and 1 in West Bengal.

3.12 pm: Ayodhya (UP) Kamakhya temple roof collapsed

3.09 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the situation arising in the wake of the Earthquake: PMO

3.00 pm: Indian mountaineer Arjun Vajpai stranded at Mt Makalu basecamp.

2.58 pm: Reports suggest at least 100 dead in Nepal, 12 dead in India.

2.56 pm: 7 tourists from Davanagere, Karnataka go missing in Nepal after earthquake. 19 tourists from Bangalore stranded in Pashupatinath Temple.

2.54 pm: Bhutan experienced tremors measuring 4 on Richter scale.

2.43 pm: Indian Army Everest expedition team along with Sherpas are safe.

2.37 pm: 13 aftershocks felt in a span of 2.5 hours since the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal

2.29 pm: Earthquake emergency contact numbers for Nepal: 4261 945 and 5521 207.

2.18 pm: Everest camp 1 and 2 swept away by avalanche, many climbers missing from north and south side as per reports.

2.14 pm: Nepal earthquake triggers landslides in Sikkim

2.06 pm: Power has been switched off in North Bihar for safety reasons: RP Rudy. Three persons have died in Sitamarhi in Northern Bihar due to the earthquake, he added.

2.05 pm: Air India has cancelled all flights to Nepal. Nepal airport has been shut.

2.02 pm:

1.59 pm: An emergency meeting of National Crisis Management committee headed by Cabinet Secretary called: PTI

1.58 pm: One person dead in North Bengal as building collapses after quake, confirms Siliguri Medical College & Hospital. About 40 school children injured after portions of school building collapsed in Malda, West Bengal.

1.55 pm: At least 50 people trapped in Kathmandu's 19th century tower damaged by earthquake.

1.53 PM: Building collapses in Agra, Siliguri.

1.45 pm: Earthquake triggers avalanches on Mt Everest and surrounding regions, Indian mounteers may be stranded [Nepal earthquake triggers avalanches in Mount Everest]

1.42 pm: India to rush a relief team to Nepal to assist in earthquake relief

1.41 pm: There is no preliminary report of damage anywhere in India due to quake, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

1.40 pm: Emergency numbers to Nepal earthquake

1.38 pm: Two die in Barabanki due to Earthquake. CM announced 2 lakh relief to each

1.35 pm: Kathmandu's Darbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in ruins after earthquake

1.29 pm: Media reports from Nepal say that historical tower Dharahara (similar to Delhi's Qutb Minar) in Kathmandu has collapsed due to the earthquake.

1.25 pm: Kathmandu airport has been shut down. All flights being diverted to India.

1.21 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaks to Nepal prime minister and president. PM Modi even called CMs of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Sikkim.

1.20 pm:

1.17 pm: 2 reported dead, 400 feared trapped in Kathmandu's Dharara Towers.

1.12 pm: On instructions of PM Modi all disaster management mechanisms have been activated in districts of Bihar/UP along Nepal border

1.06 pm: Salman Khurshid evacuates his building after tremors were felt in Delhi

1.05 pm: PM Narendra Modi calls high-level meeting at 3 PM to discuss situation emerging due to earthquake - PTI

1.00 pm: At least one person was killed when an old building collapsed in the premises of the Indian consulate here when a massive earthquake shook the country on Saturday.

12.58 pm: Metro services in Delhi and WB have been stopped. Meanwhile, in Siliguri train has been stormed. AC switched off in trains between Siliguri and Kolkata

12.54 pm: Nepal Earthquake's intensity revised up from 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale

12.51 pm: According to reports, tremors were even felt in Kochi, Kerala. Meanwhile, Sector 5 in Kolkata has been evacuated.

12.48 pm: One casualty has been reported from Siliguri, West Bengal

12.45 pm: PM Narendra Modi said "We are working to reach out to those affected, both at home and in Nepal."

Massive damage has been reported in West Bengal and Nepal. Mobile networks are affected in Nepal.

Many buildings are reported down in Nepal. Tremors are still being felt in the region.

Within a few minutes of the first tremor, strong aftershocks were being felt across North India. People were rushing out of homes again.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on the earthquake and said:

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