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Google’s ‘Person finder’, Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ Out in Nepal but Internet is Down

Whenever earthquakes or natural disasters strike any part of the world, Google and Facebook have been upfront to offer their free “Person Finder” and “Safety Check” tools to locate stranded people but this time it was too late almost after 48 hours since the disaster struck the Himalayan nation. Moreover, these internet tools cannot be accessed unless the communications and ...

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13 passengers rescued from monorail in Mumbai after power failure

Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Eleven commuters and two crew members were rescued by cranes after the country’s first elevated monorail got stuck after a power failure here on Sunday. The incident occurred between Bhakti Park and Wadala stations when the monorail stopped high in the air. After it failed to start, the authorities called the fire brigade for help. After ...

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Huge Earthquake hits Indonesia; Why no tsunami?

Massive earthquake hit Indonesia on Wednesday, measuring 8.6-magnitude on the Richter Scale and epicentre was located in the Aceh province. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, several aftershocks measuring more than 6 magnitude struck the region at 4:43 p.m. local time (1043 GMT). The quake’s epicenter was about 15 kilometers beneath the ocean. The earthquake had spawned a wave around ...

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