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Quake update: 7,557 killed across country

The Republica April 05

 ATHMANDU, May 5: The Home Ministry has updated the deaths caused by the April 25 earthquake and aftershocks at 7,557.

As per the update, the number of people getting injuries has reached 14,536. As many as 10,718 government buildings were destroyed while 14,741 got partial damages.

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Govt thanks int'l community for support

The Republica April 05

 KATHMANDU, May 4: While thanking the international community for their generous support in the aftermath of the massive earthquake, Nepal has asked all Search and Rescue (SAR) teams that arrived in Nepal from various 34 countries to return home.

The government took the decision in line with the decision made earlier by the Central Disaster Relief Committee (CDRC) headed by the home minister. CDRC has concluded that Nepal now has enough human and technical resources at its disposal to carry out search and rescue operations in remaining places.

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5,020 tons of relief materials arrive from India so far

The Republica April 05

 KATHMANDU, May 4: India has said that 32 flights of Indian Air Force (IAF) so far brought in 520 tonnes of relief materials containing tents, blankets, medicines, cook houses, food and water for earthquake victims in Nepal.

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PM Koirala in Chautara, inspects destruction by quake

The Republica April 05

 SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 4: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, in an inspection visit, has reached to Chautara, one of the devastated district headquarters by the recent Great Earthquake. Koirala landed in Chautara at 2 pm by helicopter on Monday.

Soon after the inspection, Koirala held a discussion with local security bodies and disaster management officials. During the discussion, Koirala also appreciated the role played by the government officials in managing the crisis. He also directed officials to 'leave no stone unturned' in rescue and rehabilitation efforts of the victims.

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NOC to support quake hit sportspersons

The Republica April 05

 KATHMANDU, May 5: Internationally recognized Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) has announced relief to sportsperson effected by April 25 earthquake that took lives of more than 8,000 and injured more than 14,000 across the country.

A press release issued by NOC President Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan on Monday stated that NOC will provide Rs 25,000 as an immediate relief to the family member of deceased players who participated in the Olympic, Para-olympic, South Asian and Asian Games.

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PM arrives Gorkha to inspect earthquake disaster

The Republica April 05

 GORKHA, May 5: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has arrived Gorkha, one of the districts most affected by the April 25 earthquake, to inspect damages incurred by the quake and the rescue and relief distribution works.

He landed at Gorkha bazaar via a Nepal Army helicopter.

 

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Devotees saddened by closure of Buddhist shrine

The Republica April 05

 KATHMANDU, May 5: Many Buddhist devotees were upset when they found the Swayambunath Stupa closed on Buddha Jayanti on Monday. Not a single butter lamp was lit at the Three Buddha Park and the steep road and stairs leading to the holy stupa was devoid of visitors for the entire day, with only gangs of monkeys lingering here are there in search of foods.

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Valley vulnerable to epidemic outbreak: Report

The Republica April 05

 KATHMANDU, May 4: People residing in the Kathmandu Valley are highly vulnerable to the water-borne diseases, a rapid assessment conducted by Nepal Public Health Association (NPHA) shows.

The NPHA, which conducted rapid study in all three districts of the Valley -- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur -- following the devastating earthquake, which claimed over 7, 000 lives and injured thousands has found open defecation and poor waste management rampant in all the three districts.

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65 pc of buildings in Valley safe: Study

The Republica April 05

 KATHMANDU, May 5: Around 65 per cent of the existing buildings in the Kathmandu valley are safe and livable even after the deadly earthquake on April 25, a sample survey shows.

The sample survey of around 5000 buildings across the valley carried out by the Nepal Engineers' Association (NEA) in collaboration with the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) shows that 65 per cent of the buildings in the Valley are still safe and inhabitable even after the deadly earthquake that destroyed nearly 200,000 buildings across the country.

 

Delay in treatment will increase cases of lifelong disability, doctors warn

The Kathmandu Post April 05

 KATHMANDU, MAY 04 - On the noon of April 25, when the earth shook violently, Dani Thapa was inside Dharahara. Along with her were her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, her sister and a relative. All Dani remembers about the earthquake is that when the ground shook violently and the whole structure collapsed, she clung to her child. Her daughter is doing fine, the other two relatives perished in the incident and Dani was taken to the National Trauma Centre in Mahankal Marg, a short distance away from Dharahara.

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Nepal seeks int’l help to rebuild heritage sites

The Kathmandu Post April 05

 KATHMANDU, MAY 04 - Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey on Monday apprised the Kathmandu-based  diplomats on the casualties and damage caused by April 25 earthquake on April and the rescue and relief measures the government was undertaking in coordination with various international teams.

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Assess school buildings: DoE

The Kathmandu Post April 05

 KATHMANDU, MAY 04 - The Department of Education (DoE) has directed all private and public schools not to resume classes without assessing the status of their buildings.

Issuing a notice on Monday, the DoE directed the schools to carry out proper survey from experts before running classes. It also asked them to confirm that there is no risk to students from school buildings. A preliminary report from various District Education Offices shows that the April 25 quake destroyed schools in 36 districts. The report shows that 668 public schools have collapsed while 2,228 have damaged. Similarly, over 7,000 classrooms are reported to have been destroyed so far.

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Buddha Jayanti marked with peace prayer

The Kathmandu Post April 05

 KATHMANDU, MAY 04 - The 2559th Buddha Jayanti was observed on Monday praying for the eternal peace to those killed in devastating earthquake.

According to Bhikkhu Kondanaya, executive member of the All Nepal Bhikkhu Association, all formal programmes scheduled to be organised at Buddhist shrines and temples across the country, including Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha, to mark Buddha Jayanti have been cancelled until further notice to mourn the victims of the deadliest earthquake to hit the country in decades.

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West Bengal chief minister hands over relief materials

The Himalayan Times May 5, p.5

 Jhapa: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee of west Bengal , India, handed over 35 trucks of relief materials for tremor victims to the construction and Urban development Minister Narayan Khadka at Kakadbhitta in jhapa, today.