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The political instability has plagued Nepal since the end of the civil war in 2006. Longstanding problems of discrimination and social exclusion affects large segments of the Nepali society. Continuing aftershocks and landslides make it clear that the earthquake in April was not a single disaster, posing serious challenges for the people of Nepal. Women, Dalits, Indigenous Peoples or people with disabilities, are the ones facing increased challenges when accessing urgently needed relief material and psychological support but are also facing human rights challenges . Every year, thousands of child and women are trafficked into neighbouring country India sold into

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At least 29 people have died in Nepal due to multiple earthquakes that jolted the country on Tuesday. The first quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck at 12:35 pm, followed by three other temblors that measured 6.2, 5.4 and 4.8 on the Richter Scale. In addition to those deaths, at least another 1,006 people in the country suffered injuries, according to Nepalese government information and communications ministry spokesman Minendra Rijal. According to reports, terrified people fled buildings in Kathmandu, which were already badly damaged. The latest tremor was also felt in northern India and Bangladesh. The epicentre of

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An earthquake of 7.4 magnitude jolted Nepal today afternoon at 12.35 pm. Tremors were also felt across North India including, Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reuters reported that the quake’s epicentre was close to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Tremors caused panic among the People in Kathmandu, who immediately rushed outdoors for safety. However, there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties. The USGS has also reported about another quake with its epicentre in Afghanistan measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale.

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The government of Nepal has reportedly told National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) to shutdown their ongoing operations in the country.

“Kathmandu doesn’t appreciate the undue publicity in India during time of crisis.  The NDRF teams have been pressed into service by India to carry out rescue operations in quake hit Himalayan nation,” reports added.

Their has been lot of anger against the Indian media also. Yesterday, Twitter’s top trend was #GoHomeIndianMedia as Nepalis were ridiculing the way media has been covering the Nepal earthquake.

The government also has asked hundreds of foreign rescue workers to leave the country as the remaining tasks will be carried out by its army and police.

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A work of art titled ‘Wash Up’, shows the irony in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) extending a helping hand in Nepal after earthquake. The world is applauding Israel for it’s rehabilitation work in Nepal, and turning a blind eye to what happens in Gaza everyday. But can IDF’s crimes be overlooked just because they carried out some relief operations is Nepal?

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After the continuous coverage and camping in Nepal to show earthquake disaster that hit the country on April, the people of Nepal are requesting Indian media to leave now. The Twitter has been flooded with tweets ridiculing Indian media under the trend #GoHomeIndianMedia, that has been trending at top. “As a human, show your humanity. There are enough programs in this world of television where people can see dramatic shows, family serials, horror shows and nonsense reality shows. You do not have to add more at least in this time of crisis,” read a letter from Nepal to Indian media.

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In just a few seconds of Nepal earthquake of magnitude 7.9 Richter Scale, whole country got devastated on the morning of last Saturday. The earthquake shifted Kathmandu three meters to South in only 30 seconds. So far, more than 6200 people have been declared dead and the Nepal authorities have said that the number of dead can cross 10,000. Several neighboring countries like India, China, Pakistan and many others have joined in relief and rescue operations. The earthquake shook the Mt. Everest too, where an avalanche killed at least 19 people, making it one of the major tragedies in the

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Recovering from an earthquake of this magnitude requires years and years of commitment, and if we, as a people, can resolve to overcome political differences to unify in the face of greater tragedy, we will have grown as a nation, writes Amish Raj Mulmi

Where does one even start describing the scale of the devastation that has hit Nepal? It’s been five days as I write this, and every day brings out a tragedy on a magnitude that is simply beyond human to comprehend. Living outside Nepal, every bit of news is a pinprick that adds to the desperation, the compelling need to do something. But do what? Outside Nepal, where the quake can only be felt through words and pictures that are emerging from my country, it feels as if the world as one knew it has collapsed, just like the seven-storeyed house

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More than 5,000 people have lost their lives in the disastrous earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, 25th April. 18 people were killed at a base camp on Mount Everest, while 61 died in neighboring India.

Rescue operations are on but still scores of people are trapped under tonnes of rubble in Kathmandu and some of the worst-affected remote mountainous areas.

Currently 16 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are in the Himalayan nation and are working in close coordination with Nepalese authorities.

The earthquake has been termed as one of the worst in over 80 years which was followed by 55 aftershocks.

 

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The death toll in Nepal earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters, ordering intensified rescue efforts and appealing for foreign supplies of tents and medicines.

“The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing,” Koirala said in an interview. “It is a challenge and a very difficult hour for Nepal,” Reuters reported.

The current death toll stands at 4,349, with more than 7,000 others injured after the 7.9 magnitude quake hit Nepal on Saturday.

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