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Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises to 5,000

The Nepal earthquake death toll reached over 5,000 and more than 10,000 reported injured as relief and rescue operations continued in full swing.  READ:

What happened in Nepal?

What happened in Nepal and how big is the damage? Seismologists say that the quake happened on what is known as a “thrust fault”. This describes the situ

It is a tragedy, stupid

American humorist Erma Louise Bombeck once noted that there is a “thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humour and hurt”. So true, and wise of her. I wish the

$415 million needed to rebuild Nepal: United Nations

Around $415 million are required to get the quake-ravaged Nepal back to normal, a UN report estimates. The report, ‘

Between despair and hope: Pictures from Nepal

The devastation struck with a magnitude of 7.9 in Nepal on April 25, wiping away lives, homes, generations and rich heritage of its capital, the temple town of Kathmandu. Over 7,500 people have bee

Evening digest: 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan, deaths in Kashmir

Earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale epicentred in the Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan struck at around 2.40 PM, sending ripples across several states like Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi

Morning briefing: RSS may discuss population `imbalance` at its meeting today

With the recent census figures recording the Muslim population count at over 17 crores, the three-day Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh executive beginning today (Friday) in Ranchi is expected to adopt a

How prepared India is to provide timely alerts for earthquakes

You are sitting in your home or office and feel a sudden shaking beneath your feet. The abnormal movement of ground could be a warning sign of an earthquake. As soon as you realise this, a given re

Morning briefing: Five dead, 100 injured as quake rocks northeast India

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least five people, injuring 100 others and causing damage to several buildings. Indian M

A year after quake killed over 8,000 people in Nepal

Over 8,000 people were killed when an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on April 25, 2015. The temblor was followed by strong aftershocks. More than 17,000 pe

Gujarat Elections: How disasters have redrawn the state’s political fault lines

A calamity in the times of intense politics, particularly just ahead of elections, is the worst reckoner of history. Luckily, the Cyclone Ockhi that hit the southern coast of Gujarat earlier this w

How children have acquired disaster mitigation skills – and confidence

In the science laboratory of a modest government school, a team of young students give a demonstration of what is called ‘non-structural mitigation’. When earthquake-like jolts are give



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