Nepal Earthquake: The day the Earth shook

The 7.9-magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre in Lamjung district, Kathmandu, lasted all of 20 seconds at 11.41 am on Saturday. Worst in 80 years, its devastation spread to India as buildings collapsed, roads cracked and communication broke down.

Nepal earthquake: Tourists from Maharashtra are safe, say DMA officials
Officials incharge of state's disaster management helpline confirm that 107 people from Maharashtra, trapped in Nepal, are out of danger; NDRF teams have been sent for rescue work. State Disaster Management Agencies (DMA) will be asked to help. (Read more)

Nepal Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake: Law student watches family home collapse
Aarya Dixit, a 20-year-old law student in Pune, watched her house collapse on a news channel on Saturday after the powerful earthquake which took place at her hometown in Nepal. (Read more)

Nepal Earthquake: I wish I was with them now, says Manisha Koirala
Bollywood actress and Goodwill Ambassador Manisha Koirala, who hails from Nepal is anxious to go home to meet her parents following the devastating earthquake that hit the country. (Read more)

Nepal Earthquake: Mountaineer Anusha Subramanian narrowly evades the disaster
Anusha Subramanian finished her trek and returne from Nepal just a few days back. (Read more)

Nepal Earthquake: Grandfather used to say that the Stupa will protect us, says Lhendup G Bhutia
Now, with cracks appearing on the same Boudhanath Stupa, Lhendup G Bhutia says this has become a human tragedy for Nepal. (Read more)

Nepal Earthquake: Mumbai-based trekker stuck at Everest
One among many mountaineers stuck at Mount Everest is Mumbaikar Kuntal Josheri, a software engineer who was on his second attempt to scale the peak. Josheri, a resident of Ghatkopar East, left Mumbai on March 31 and was scheduled to return on June 4 had the earthquake not hit the country. (Read more)

Nepal Earthquake: Flights between Mumbai, Kathmandu cancelled
Air travellers going to Kathmandu from the city were also affected by the devastating earthquake on Saturday. After Kathmandu airport shut its operations due to the tremors felt in the country a number of flights from India had to be cancelled. The airport was open for operation only by 5pm. (Read more)

Helpline Numbers

Indian embassy in Kathmandu: +977 9851107021, 9851135141
Police emergency number: 4228435/4226853
Metropolitan police range: +977 4261945/ (Kathmandu) +977 4261790
Metropolitan police range (Lalitpur): +977 5521207
Metropolitan police range (Bhaktapur): +977 6614821
Paropkar Ambulance service: +977 4260859
Lalitpur Red Cross ambulance service: +977 5545666
Bishal Bazaar Ambulance service: +977 4244121
Red Cross ambulance service: +977 4228094

Indian MEA 24-hr helpline numbers
+91 11 2301 2113
+91 11 2301 4104
+91 11 2301 7905

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