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Nepal earthquake: Eight million people affected, UN says

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Washington, April 28: Eight million people have been affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal, and 1.4 million are in need of food aid, the United Nations says. International aid has started arriving but there is still a shortage of medical equipment, food and body bags.The 7.8-magnitude quake hit Nepal on Saturday destroying buildings in Kathmandu and severely affecting rural ...

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US town erupts into violence over black man’s death

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Washington, April 28: Baltimore City, just 64 km northeast of the American capital, erupted into chaos and violence as protesters mourning the death nine days ago of yet another black man in police custody clashed with police. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard. The mayor of Baltimore said every possible resource ...

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Nepal Earthquake: Narendra Modi chairs high-level meet

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New Delhi, Apr 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a crisis management meeting in wake of the massive earthquake which has claimed over 3,800 lives in Nepal. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar were also present in the meet. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi donated one month’s salary to help with ...

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Modi govt move to reduce freight subsidy on fertilizers to hit farmers hard: Bajwa

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CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Congress President, Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, while strongly opposing the move of the Narendra Modi government at the centre to end freight subsidy on potash and phosphorus fertilizers, said it would adversely hit the farmers in the high fertilizer consuming states like Punjab and Haryana.While visiting Hoshiarpur and Tanda Dana Mandis today Bajwa demanded that procurement by ...

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Punjab CM expresses solidarity with earthquaqke victims of Nepal, Bihar, WB

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CHANDIGARH: Expressing solidarity with people of Nepal, Bihar and West Bengal who were suffering serious hardships due to major earthquake in the region, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today said that the state government would send the relief material including food items for the victims of one of the worst natural calamities that has ravaged Nepal beyond ...

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