Free Press Journal
  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal appeals for calm after earthquake

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed for maintaining calm following an earthquake that was felt across India and Nepal, adding that the situation was being assessed. “Earthquake tremors in Delhi. I appeal to people to maintain calm. Officials out in the field to assess the situation,” Kejriwal tweeted.  An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal on Saturday.  The tremors were felt around 11.40 a.m. and

  • Mamta Banerjee

    Govt monitoring situation: Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that state government is monitoring the situation closely and urged people to stay calm in the wake of the earthquake. A high-intensity quake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale today rocked many parts of East and North India, including Delhi, epicenter of which was Nepal.

  • Historic tower collapses

    Kathmandu:  The Dharahara, a nine-storeyed 19th-century tower, collapsed here after a huge earthquake shook Nepal and caused widespread devastation on Saturday, a media report said. Hundreds of people are reportedly trapped in the debris, a posting on Twitter said.

  • Tremors, Bihar

    Tremors shake Bihar

    Patna: Tremors were felt in various cities of Bihar on Saturday, with the massive earthquake hitting electricity and telephone services across the state. State disaster management chief secretary Byas Ji said strong tremors were felt in Patna, Gaya, Sitamarhi, Nalanda, Buxar, Purnia and Begusarai, adding that no major damage has been reported as yet.

  • Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu

    Hundreds bid tearful adieu to mountaineer Mastan Babu

    Hyderabad: Hundreds bid tearful adieu to India’s ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who was buried in his native village in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. The last rites of the 40-year-old, who died while scaling a mountain between Argentina and Chile, were performed with state honours in a family field in Gandhijana Sangam in Nellore district.

  • Earthquake, Delhi

    Earthquake of magnitude 5 shakes Delhi

    New Delhi : The India Meteorological Department on Saturday said that the national capital felt a tremor of 5 on the Richter scale, with the epicentre of the earthquake in Nepal.

  • Earthquake

    India rushing relief teams, efforts hampered by snapping of communication lines

    Kathmandu:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked medical and rescue teams to be on the standby to rush to Kathmandu to assist Nepal in its earthquake relief efforts. However, Indian efforts are being hampered by the break down of communication lines and the fact that no flights are being able to land at Kathmandu. In fact, all flights to Kathmandu are being diverted to New Delhi.

  • Masarat Alam

    Masarat Alam’s bail plea rejected

    Srinagar : A local court in Budgam today rejected the bail application of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam Bhat. “The court has rejected the bail application of Bhat.The grounds on which the plea was rejected will be known when we get the detailed order copy,” the Hurriyat leader’s counsel Shabir Ahmad Bhat told PTI.

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    Unfair to target Manohar Parrikar over absconding ex-Minister

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said it was unfair to accuse Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of harbouring controversial politician Fransisco Miccky Pacheco, who is on the run to avoid arrest in an assault case, and claimed it was a move to defame him.

  • kathmandu airport

    Kathmandu airport shut, flights from India cancelled

    New Delhi: The Kathmandu airport was shut on Saturday following a massive earthquake that rocked Nepal, resulting in the cancellation of Indian flights bound for the capital city. An IndiGo flight for Nepal, which left at 11:30 a.m. was called back and the departures of two others were cancelled, according to authorities here. The earthquake struck at 11:41 a.m. They also said an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah to Kathmandu was diverted

  • Rajnath Singh

    NDRF alerted amid earthquake: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday the central government has placed its disaster response agencies such as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on alert after an earthquake hit northern India.  The minister said tremors were felt in north India but there was no preliminary report of damage anywhere in the country.  He expressed grief over the situation in Nepal, adding “my heart goes out to the people of

  • Tremors felt in Himachal Pradesh

    Shimla: An earthquake was felt across Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, triggering panic among the people.  No loss of life or damage to property has been reported.  Tremors measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale were felt at 11.41 a.m.,” Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS.  He said the epicentre of the quake was in Nepal.

  • Narendra Modi

    Reaching out to those affected in earthquake: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was working to reach out to those affected in the earthquake that was felt across India and Nepal. “We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home and in Nepal,” Modi tweeted.  “News has come in about an earthquake in Nepal. Several parts of India also experienced tremors.” he said.

  • Tremors felt in Bengal

    Kolkata: Parts of West Bengal were today rocked by an earthquake, that had its epicenter in Nepal, causing panic among the people. “The tremors of the earthquake which had its epicenter in Nepal region was felt here in the city and other parts of the Eastern region. The magnitude of the earthquake on the Richter Scale is 7.5 . We are still waiting for more details,” D K Das , a senior official of Kolkata

  • landslide

    Quake: PM Narendra speaks to CMs of Bihar, Sikkim

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north India. “We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home & in Nepal,” he tweeted immediately after the quake whose epicentre was in Nepal and measured 7.5 on the Richter scale.

  • Mizoram government announces rewards on the heads of six militants

    Aizawl : The Mizoram government has announced rewards on the heads of six militants belonging to the Manipur-based Hmar People’s Convention (Democrats) who ambushed the state Assembly committee on government assurances team on March 28 killing three policemen.

  • Earthquake in Nepal

    7.5 magnitude quake hits Nepal

    Kathmandu: A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake today hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu where some houses have been damaged and walls toppled. There is no immediate word on casualties. The quake hit around noon and was also felt in neighboring India as well as in Pakistan.

  • Lakhvi Release

    ‘Lakhvi’s release is detrimental to regional security’

    Washington:  Pakistan’s release of the suspected mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks has the potential of throwing off the dynamic the US has with both New Delhi and Islamabad, according to a national security expert. The Lahore High Court’s approval of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi’s release from prison “thoroughly tanked any near-term prospects for improved relations between the two countries,” Whitney Kassel wrote in Foreign Policy magazine.