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World rushes aid to Nepal, death toll 2309, 6.9M Quake hits again

Another tremblor measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday causing fresh panic as rescuers pulled out bodies from debris, a day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake left over 2,300 dead and forced tens of thousands to spend the night on the streets. However, police in Nepal said on Sunday that the powerful earthquake killed 2,123 people  and ...

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Nepal Wrap: World rushes aid, as 2309 killed, fresh tremors rock again

Another major tremblor measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday sending fresh fears among the people stranded and those in rescue operations with the death toll reaching 2309 with tens of thousands stranded on the streets. As the world rushed emergency aid to Kathmandu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over a high-level meeting in New Delhi after ...

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Swine Flu Death Toll Crosses 1,100

Swine flu has claimed more than 1,100 lives in India this year, while the number of cases reported across the country so far is 21,000, a health ministry official said on Monday. A total of 16 deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the toll due to the disease to 1,115, the official said. While the number of deaths has climbed ...

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Swine flu spreads to Kolkata, Rajasthan reports 73 deaths, Telangana 41

Ten people have tested positive for swine flu in Kolkata, with the dreaded virus disease fast spreading in all corners of the country, triggering the initial signs of an imminent outbreak. “So far there are 10 positive cases in Kolkata. The tests are being run at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) facility in Beleghata,” a Swasthya ...

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Swine Flu: 4 New Deaths Take Telangana Death Toll to 27

With 4 more deaths, the death toll of swine flu has reached 27 and its sibling state Andhra Pradesh reported another three in the current outbreak of the highly contagious disease that originated here but spreading fast all over the country, including Tamil Nadu in the south and Haryana in the north. The latest reported deaths came from both Telangana ...

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279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014, highest in any country abroad

A total of 279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014, up from 241 deaths in 2013, according to data released by the Indian embassy. The mission recorded 237 deaths in 2012 and since January this year, the number of deaths has reached 33, indicating a further increase, The Penimnsula Qatar reported Saturday. The embassy data, however, did not provide details ...

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Crib Deaths in West Bengal; Death Toll Mounts to 13

West Bengal is again haunted with the crib death, which continues unabated with a death toll reaching at least 13 infant deaths since Wednesday at the Malda Medical College and Hospital, an official said on Friday. Medical Superintendent and Vice Principal M.A. Rashid told IANS: "Since Wednesday, 13 babies have died. All of them were underweight and brought in very ...

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Japan Mount Ontake Volcano Erupts Suddenly, 31 Weekend Hikers Killed; Rescue Still On

More than 30 hikers were feared dead on Saturday when the Mount Ontake, a hikers’ spot in Nagano, 200 miles from Tokyo, saw volcano eruption on Saturday night and continued spewing ash and rocks endangering the weekend visitors. Reports of sulfur smell briefly disrupted rescue efforts, said official NHK television of Japan. So far the rescue teams have recovered 31 ...

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J&K Floods Update: Death Toll Shoots up to 400 Despite Massive Rescue Operations

Jammu and Kashmir flood situation turns worse with death toll mounting to more than 400 on Tuesday, with tens of thousands still trapped on rooftops and 2,000 villages submerged in waters in Kashmir valley, despite a massive rescue and relief operations taken up on war-footing by the Indian Armed Forces. A senior official from India’s National Disaster Response Force was ...

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