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  • Indian Slab Lurches Downward Beneath Afghanistan

    11/02/2015 9:45:47 AM PST · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    AGU Blogosphere ^ | 10/25/2015 | Austin Elliot
    As I walked into the department this bright brisk morning, coffee cheerily in hand, the live global seismogram display in the atrium caught my eye with an alarming event that had just happened during my bike ride into work. *gasp* that looks bad *gasp* that looks bad BIG earthquake, somewhere in the vicinity of Central/Southern Asia. Indeed, an earthquake deep (>200 km) beneath the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan had shaken a huge swath of Central and South Asia. The great depth of the earthquake meant less extreme shaking at the epicenter (nobody lives closer than 212 km from the...
  • Terrified Man Sets Himself on Fire After a 'Yeti Said He Would Die Soon'

    10/12/2015 5:25:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2nd October 2015 | Rory McKeown
    A TERRIFIED man set himself on fire after claiming he came face-to-face with a Yeti Ė who told him he would die soon. The disturbed man was so scared by the "meeting" that he doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. The incident happened in the village of Malyy Manok, in the Republic of Khakassia, in south-central Russia. He said he came face to face with the mythical creature Ė also known as the Abominbal Snowman Ė in the Taiga forest. The man died from his injuries. Yetis are claimed to be large, ape-like beasts living in the Himalayan...
  • Saudi diplomat in Delhi charged with gang-rape; Nepalese women recall ordeal

    09/09/2015 6:53:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Zee News ^ | 9/9/15
    Gurgaon: In a shocking narrative, a 20-year-old woman from Nepal said she and her 44-year-old mother were sexually abused every day for the last four months by a Saudi diplomat in a flat in Gurgaon. The diplomat at the Saudi Arabia embassy in New Delhi has been booked for rape while his wife and daughter have been booked for torturing domestic helps in the Millennium City, the Haryana Police said. The mother-daughter, who were brought to India with the lure of a better future, today claimed they were not being paid wages for the last four months and now wish...
  • American Woman in Nepal for Earthquake Relief Beaten to Death, Dumped in River

    09/07/2015 11:10:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 7, 2015 | CNN Wire
    Dahlia Yehia, 25, arrived in Nepal on July 20 to serve in Pokhara, where she was killed by a teacher named Narayan Paudel, according to Hari Bahadur Pal, the Kaski District Police superintendent:. Police said Paudel confessed to beating Yehia to death, putting her body in a sack and dumping it in the river. Paudel, who met Yehia through a Couchsurfing website, said he killed her August 4, the superintendent said. Her body has not been recovered. The site connects travelers with local hosts for accommodations. Yehia, an art teacher, was backpacking through Nepal, according to the Facebook page of...
  • Church on Edge as Nepal Undergoes Birth Pangs of New Constitution (to recognize Christianity)

    08/20/2015 2:55:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 20, 2015 | ANTO AKKARA
    Kathmandu -- The church in Nepal is on the edge as Nepal struggles to finalize its much-awaited new constitution amid sporadic protests, violent clashes and shut downs in several districts over demarcation of the provinces under the draft constitution. † "There is lot of tension, both good news and bad news for us on the constitution [making] front," Father Silas Bogati, vicar general of the Vicariate of Nepal told Aleteia August 19 ó†a day after as a young protester died in police firing. † On the positive side, Father Bogati pointed out that: "At least church and Christianity will...
  • Nepal's Draft Constitution Would Ban Religious Conversion

    07/28/2015 10:16:23 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Hindu Press International, Hinduism Today Magazine ^ | July 22, 2015 | Julia A. Seymour
    Nepal: HPI Note: This report is from a Christian website. Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent earthquake, Nepal's government introduced the draft for public comment on June 30, Reuters reported. The draft states that "any act which may be contrary to public health, public decency or morality or incitement to breach public peace or act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of each other is not allowed and...
  • Nepal reopens Annapurna trail following earthquakes

    07/23/2015 5:51:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    Nepal reopened its most popular trekking trail to tourists on Thursday after international experts said it was safe, three months after two devastating earthquakes led the government to close most hiking routes. Miyamoto International, a California-based structural engineering company, said in a report that quake-related damage in the Annapurna region ďwas very limitedĒ. Less than 1 percent of the route and 3 percent of guest houses along the Annapurna circuit were damaged, it said, adding the report for the Everest region would be completed shortly.
  • Nepal hospital says CNNís Gupta didnít operate on 8-year-old

    07/10/2015 12:32:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2015 1:47 PM EDT | Binaj Gurubacharya
    A Nepal hospital said Friday that CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta incorrectly reported that he operated on an 8-year-old girl after the countryís devastating earthquake in April. A top official at the Bir Hospital in Kathmandu, Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Gurung, said Friday that the girl, Salina Dahal, never had brain surgery and has recovered from minor head injuries. Gupta, a practicing brain surgeon, reported days after the April 25 earthquake that he operated on Dahal. CNN said Thursday that it is working to verify the identity of Guptaís patient, following a published report that he never treated the 8-year-old...
  • Nepal signals peak season recovery

    07/06/2015 6:55:56 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 1 replies
    Whether recent events in Greece, Tunisia and even Calais have a long-term impact on tourism, beyond the immediate effects of changed and cancelled bookings, remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that the 7.8 magnitude earthquake Nepal suffered on 25 April, and its severe aftershocks, served a crushing blow to the countryís industry. Yet already, just two months later, Nepal is gearing up to tell the world itís back in the travel business. Nepalís government is desperate to change the narrative after Aprilís disaster, which killed almost 9,000 people, in time for the peak tourist season in October...
  • 'Farming in India began much earlier'

    12/05/2006 10:59:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 403+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | December 3, 2006 | HT Correspondent
    Professor VD Mishra said that new researches have revealed that agricultural practices in India started in Mesolithic period (6-7,000 BC), much before the Neolithic period (4000 BC) as is generally believed. This discovery has proved that agriculture in India started simultaneously with other parts of the world. He said that Sativa rice, discovered from excavations at Chopni in Belan valley, has proved that India did not lag behind in agriculture... Joshi said that encroachments around historical monuments should be stopped because it harms our heritage. Citing an example, he said that Gwalior Fort could not be declared World Heritage due...
  • Divers Find Ruins Of Mythical City Off India

    04/10/2002 7:34:31 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 567+ views
    Ananova ^ | 4-10-2002
    Divers find ruins of mythical city off India Explorers believe they have discovered remains of a mythical city off the coast of India. According to legend it was swallowed up by the sea about 2,000 years ago. An expedition from the Scientific Exploration Society and India's National Institute of Oceanography discovered the ruins off the coast of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. Structures which appear to be man-made were found at depths of five to seven metres. Local legend tells of a great city containing seven temples, so beautiful that the jealous gods sent a flood to engulf it. Author Graham...
  • Is the Harappan civilisation 2000 years older?

    11/14/2012 12:03:35 PM PST · by Renfield · 9 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 11/14/2012
    The recent International Conference on Harappan Archaeology produced an unexpected announcement from archaeologists BR Mani and KN Dikshit, both of the Archaeological Survey of India, who claim that new dates from excavations show the Harappan culture began around 2000 years earlier than previously thought.The ruins of the Harrapan city of Mohenjo-daro remained undocumented for over 3,700 years, until their discovery in 1922 by Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay, an officer of the Archaeological Survey of India. He was led to the mound by a Buddhist monk, who reportedly believed it to be a stupa. Image: Wikimedia commons Redating of Harappan culture Based on...
  • Excavations Reveal 7,000 Year-Old Harappan Sites

    01/20/2004 3:30:39 PM PST · by blam · 58 replies · 3,830+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 1-20-2004
    Excavations reveal 7,000 year-old Harappan sites Staff Report PESHAWAR: Gandi Umar Khan, around 55 kilometres west of Dera Ismail Khan, is the most important archaeological site of the Indus Valley civilization in the North Western Frontier Province. Gandi Umar Khan is spread over an area of 220 by 200 meters and has a maximum height of 8.5 metres. The site was discovered in 1997 by the University of Peshawar. The Directorate of Archaeology and Museum NWFP conducted an extensive survey of the Gomal Plain in March 2003 and discovered 95 sites out of which exist 53 sites of different periods...
  • Lost Civilisation From 7,500 BC Discovered Off Indian Coast

    01/16/2002 5:18:59 AM PST · by blam · 113 replies · 8,270+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-16-2002
    Lost civilisation from 7,500 BC discovered off Indian coast Archaeologists have found a civilisation dating back to 7,500 BC off India's western coast. The find is 5,000 years older than any previously unearthed civilisation in the subcontinent. Researchers uncovered pottery, beads, sculptures, a fossilised jaw bone and human teeth at the Gulf of Cambay site.(DNA tests?) Previously, the oldest known civilisations were the Harrapan and Indus Valley communities - which date from around 2,500BC. Murli Manohar Joshi, minister for human resources and ocean development, told The Times of India: "The findings buried 40 metres below the sea reveal some ...
  • Drowned Indian city could be world's oldest

    01/18/2002 9:59:20 AM PST · by Oxylus · 25 replies · 304+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 18 January 02 | Emma Young
    Evidence of an ancient "lost river civilisation" has been uncovered off the west coast of India, the country's minister for science and technology has announced. Local archaeologists claim the find could push back currently accepted dates of the emergence of the world's first cities. Underwater archaeologists at the National Institute of Ocean Technology first detected signs of an ancient submerged settlement in the Gulf of Cambray, off Gujarat, in May 2001. They have now conducted further acoustic imaging surveys and have carbon dated one of the finds. The acoustic imaging has identified a nine-kilometre-long stretch of what was once a ...
  • Huge Ancient Civilizationís Collapse Explained

    05/29/2012 5:32:20 AM PDT · by Renfield · 46 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 5-28-2012 | Charles Choi
    The mysterious fall of the largest of the world's earliest urban civilizations nearly 4,000 years ago in what is now India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh now appears to have a key culprit ó ancient climate change, researchers say. Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia may be the best known of the first great urban cultures, but the largest was the Indus or Harappan civilization. This culture once extended over more than 386,000 square miles (1 million square kilometers) across the plains of the Indus River from the Arabian Seato the Ganges, and at its peak may have accounted for 10 percent of...
  • Both active and effective: A short history of Indian Special Ops

    06/13/2015 7:52:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 11, 2015 | Praveen Swami
    The dawn would have illuminated the pools of blood, as the villagers emerged to count their dead. For all of the night of February 24, 2000, residents of the hamlet of Lanjote had bunkered down, hoping not to be hit by artillery fire arcing across the LoC. The 16 bodies on the streets, though, bore evidence of the precision savagery of the knife, not the shell: 90-year-old Mohammad Alam Wali, and a young couple, Mohammad Murtaza and Kali Begum, had been decapitated. Limbs were severed; heads hacked. The youngest victim, Ahmad Niaz, was just two. With deliberation, it seemed, the...
  • Israelís IsraAID Launches Roof for All Shelter Program in Nepal

    05/28/2015 7:07:20 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | May 28, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyKathmandu, Nepal --- May 28, 2015 Ö IsraAID, Israelís largest, private, global humanitarian organization, has launched its ďA Roof for AllĒ program to provide safe and sturdy transitional shelter for thousands of displaced families who have lost their homes as a result of the last two devastating earthquakes in Nepal. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced, living on the streets and in open areas in make-shift tents and shelters unprepared for the heavy storms and flooding of the imminent monsoon season. There is critical cause for concern that a secondary disaster could quickly unfold...
  • Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

    05/23/2015 5:33:45 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | MAY 23, 2015 | Scott Simon
    What kind of man or woman risks their lives for strangers? Eric Seaman of Murrieta, Calif., was 30. He had two children, and was a U.S. Marine sergeant. His wife, Samantha Seaman, told CNN, "Last week I got an email telling me that he felt purpose and that he delivered 10,000 pounds of rice ... and I know that right before he passed away, I know that he helped somebody."
  • Nepal army spots wreckage of missing US helicopter

    05/16/2015 6:25:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 15 May 2015 10:37 GMT |
    The helicopter was among the relief teams that have been working to help Nepalese after a 7.8-magnitude quake. Relief teams from have been working for weeks to provide water, food, shelter and medical assistance for Nepalese [Reuters] The Nepalese army has said a rescue helicopter has spotted the wreckage of a missing US Marine chopper in the mountains northeast of Kathmandu. Army chief of army operations Major-General Binoj Basnet said on Friday no signs of life could be seen from the air, but could not give any information about the six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers who were on...
  • Nepal Suffers Another Earthquake On Saturday, Four Days After A Major Aftershock

    05/16/2015 5:04:34 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    Four days after Nepal was shaken by its second deadly significant earthquake in less than three weeks, nerves were rattled there by another quake Saturday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey indicated the magnitude-5.7 tremor was strong enough to inflict significant damage on poorly constructed buildings. It was felt in northern India. Neither injuries nor deaths have been reported, possibly because so many structures were already toppled by the April 25 magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 19,000. The region was hit Tuesday by a quake that killed over 125 people and injured over 2,500.
  • Prayers for my wife please.

    05/15/2015 2:24:30 AM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 40 replies
    An American In Turkiye
    My wife is an ICU nurse in the Air Force. She is part of a Critical Care Air Transport Team that just deployed to Nepal to assist in the earthquake recovery. Please send a prayer out for her and her team. Her name is Captain April Oliver, and she is the best wife/nurse/ you could ever ask for.
  • Nepal earthquake: Wreck of missing US helicopter found

    05/15/2015 12:06:13 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 May 2015
    The wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing in Nepal has been found, the Nepalese army says. The helicopter went missing earlier this week while delivering aid near the Chinese border, with six US marines and two Nepali soldiers on board. Maj Gen Binoj Basnet told AFP agency that it was not known if there were any survivors. The editor of the Nepal Times, Kunda Dixit, said the wreckage was found 56km (35 miles) from Kathmandu.
  • Let The Pleasure OF His HEART BECOME Your LIFE and WELLSPRING'S SONG [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/14/2015 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, Jedediah ^ | 5-14-15 | bible, Jedediah
    You are real ! You are alive IN HIM ! And it is His pleasure to flow ~ through you unobstructed as a pure and virtuous stream ~ ~ ~ To replenish those parched traveling through dry lands but you to must drink deep from His eternal forgiveness And as you raise your head from these waters never look back as Lot's wife but "focus on His heart for His children" For you "ARE" an Oasis of Him as you mirror His water alone for Truly all flesh must be left behind. As His words speak "I only say what...
  • [Iranian] Media Claims Israel Used Aid Mission to Nepal As Cover for Baby Trafficking

    05/13/2015 6:26:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies
    Israel used its humanitarian aid mission to Nepal as a cover for trafficking 25 Nepalese babies, two Spanish-language networks reported. Iranian HispanTV and Venezuela's Telesur networks broadcast the reports. Telesur is the national public television channel in Venezuela, which is rebroadcast throughout Latin America on other public television networks. HispanTV broadcast the original report, which quotes an unnamed NGO as stating that "Israel uses humanitarian help as a cover for trafficking of 25 babies in Nepal." Telesur picked up the report last week. The report stated, correctly, that of the 25 babies that were taken to Israel, "15 of them...
  • Missing Pendleton-based Marine helicopter working in Nepal reportedly spotted

    05/13/2015 3:09:12 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 12 , 2015 | staff
    A Camp Pendleton-based Marine UH-1Y Huey helping with relief work after Nepalís recent earthquake was missing, officials from the U.S. Pacific Command said Tuesday. Late Tuesday, the press agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur quoted an official as saying the aircraft had been spotted north of the capital of Kathmandu. ďWe have been told it was spotted in Tamakoshi region,Ē north of Kathmandu, said Interior Ministry spokesman Laxmi Dhakal. ďBut until (our) choppers make landing and get to it, we still canít say anything about its condition or of its passengers.Ē
  • Second Major Quake Shakes Nepal

    05/12/2015 7:30:23 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 15 replies
    Samaritans Purse ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ken Isaacs
    A Samaritan's Purse disaster response team member gives a first-hand account as Nepal is struck again
  • At least 68 dead after another major earthquake centered in Nepal [7.3]

    05/12/2015 4:21:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2015 | Greg Botelho and Jethro Mullen
    Latest developments ē A U.S. military helicopter "was declared missing" Tuesday while in Nepal to support earthquake relief efforts there, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Sims said. The UH-1 Huey helicopter had six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese aboard at the time, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said. Radio transmissions indicated its crew was having some type of fuel problem before it went missing, said Warren, who added the U.S. government is "hopeful" the aircraft didn't crash but doesn't know. ē At least 50 people have died in Nepal because of the latest large earthquake there, police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam...
  • U.S. Marine Helicopter Supporting Earthquake Relief Missing in Nepal

    05/12/2015 11:14:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | 05/12/2015 | Staff
    A U.S. Marine helicopter supporting earthquake relief in Nepal was declared missing Tuesday with eight people on board, a military spokesman said. The UH-1Y Huey with two Nepalese soldiers and six U.S. Marines on board disappeared over Charikot, Nepal, at about 10 p.m. local time (12:15 p.m. ET), said U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Army Maj. Dave Eastburn. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said the U.S. military is hopeful that the missing helicopter landed and is out of communication. A military official told NBC News there is "no indication that there was a crash" but "it is dark," so they could...
  • Nepal earthquake, magnitude 7.3, strikes near Everest

    05/12/2015 1:58:46 AM PDT · by John W · 14 replies ^ | May 12, 2015 | BBC
    A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 died in a devastating quake. The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazaar, near Mount Everest. The US Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 7.3. An earthquake on 25 April, centred in western Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8. The latest tremor was felt in northern India and Bangladesh. In the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, which was badly damaged last month, people rushed out of buildings as the quake struck at 12:35 local time (07:50 GMT).
  • The Edge of Deuteronomy (repeating) Grace [charismatic Caucus]

    05/12/2015 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible ,Jedediah
    As Deuteronomy(repeating grace) Edges into view, You see my promises coming true for you, Blessed above others because you believe, A walking Testimony regardless of reprieve, A hand of kindness to others in need of you, You don't turn your back but always plow through, Sowing the seeds of Grace each and every day, You reveal through your life to others I AM the way, Not all will find you for who you really are, Christ like and endowed with My Kingdom and car, For My very Throne of Presence I share with you, For you are My Beloved through...
  • Nepal Sherpas: ĎWeíve Lost Everythingí

    05/09/2015 11:18:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Sunday May 10, 2015
    Mount Everest record holder Apa Sherpa ran for his life when a huge earthquake hit Nepal, and now fears for the future after the disaster cut short the climbing season for the second year in a row. ďEveryone here is scared and depressed, we have lost everything,Ē the climber told AFP by telephone from Thame, deep in the Everest region, one of the villages that is home to the Sherpa ethnic group. The tight-knit community of around 50 families has produced some of the worldís greatest mountaineers, including Sherpa, who is something of a celebrity having reached the top of...
  • Thankyou [sic] all for helping us (Nepal) [Something's missing here...]

    05/08/2015 1:39:23 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    9Gag ^ | ujjwel
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  • Tourists Feared Dead In Nepal Trekking Valley (buried under six meters of ice, snow and rock)

    05/07/2015 5:41:33 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 2 replies
    Up to 300 people may have been buried in Nepal's popular trekking area of Langtang during last month's devastating earthquake, a local official said. That figure could include up to 110 tourists, assistant district administrator Gautam Rimal told Reuters. "There are body parts, broken limbs and pieces of flesh scattered in the area," he said. Langtang Village, which lies around 40 miles (60km) north of the capital Kathmandu, was almost completely wiped out when an avalanche and landslide struck the area during the 7.8-magnitude quake almost two weeks ago. The bodies of the victims are believed to be buried under...
  • Communist Party of China Embraces Virtues of Religion in Diplomacy

    05/04/2015 8:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-5-4 | Chen Lijun
    Even though the Communist Party of China is officially atheist, and the central government was once wary of religion, subtle signs and increasing activities show there is a changing attitude towards religion in order to unite China and its neighbors. In March last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood in the offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, and extolled the profound impact Buddhism has had on China. "Buddhism originated in ancient India," said Xi, the leader of the officially atheist Communist Party of China. "After it was introduced into China, the religion went...
  • Nepal asks foreign rescue teams to leave as hopes of finding quake survivors dim

    05/04/2015 9:59:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Utpal Parashar,
    Seventy-five teams with 4,050 personnel from 34 countries were involved in search and rescue operations in the 14 districts that were hit hardest by the 7.9-magnitude quake on April 25. "Since search and rescue work is over, we had requested the foreign teams to leave the country and till Monday nearly 50% of them have done so," said home ministry spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal. "Our request was only for the search and rescue teams as there is almost no chance of finding any survivors now. Foreign teams doing relief work can continue their work," he said. The head of India's...
  • After damage, Nepal quake-ravaged temple faces threat from looters

    05/04/2015 10:07:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Monkey Temple would be a honeypot for professional art thieves hoping to sell artifacts on the international art market. Along with a group of volunteers and experts, he is photographing and cataloguing all the artifacts as quickly as possible to thwart them. He also hopes to persuade the Nepalese authorities to block the trade of Himalayan art globally, particularly through prestigious international art houses like Christie's and Sotheby's. But amid all of the destruction there has also been some good news. The site's striking centrepiece, a white-domed stupa topped with the painted eyes of Buddha survived the quake. And inside...
  • Three rescued eight days after Nepal quake as U.S. Marines arrive

    05/03/2015 5:34:26 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2015 | GOPAL SHARMA
    U.S. military aircraft and personnel were due to begin helping ferry relief supplies to stricken areas outside the capital, a U.S. Marines spokeswoman said, after arriving in Nepal on Sunday, a day later than expected.
  • Three survive eight days under Nepal quake rubble; but many trekkers dead

    05/03/2015 5:17:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2015
    Three people were pulled out alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, an official said on Sunday, but rescuers have found about 50 bodies on a popular trekking route that was hit by an avalanche. The current toll of 7,056 dead is likely to rise as an entire village was carried away by the avalanche and many more people are believed to have died, officials said. -excerpt- The entire village of Langtang was wiped out by the avalanche, said Ganga Sagar Pant, the head of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal... -excerpt- The village...
  • Namaste Ė Cross Cultural Communications For Israelis in Nepal

    05/02/2015 10:53:26 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 2 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | May 3, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel ó May 2, 2015 Ö The last thing that many Israeli volunteers thought of as they rushed off to save lives in Nepal was the doís and doníts of communicating effectively in Nepal. Members of the IDF, IsraAid and MDA had only 24 hours to wash underwear, buy work clothes suitable for Nepal, get vaccinations, pay bills and make sure that their cell phones would work from this earthquake, shattered nation. Here now is a quick cross cultural communications guide written by one who has professionally taught cross-cultural communications for many years at...
  • Nepal earthquake: Number of missing Canadians a mystery

    05/01/2015 12:34:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The number of missing people after Nepal's deadly earthquake is likely in the thousands, with the tally for Canadians who have yet to make contact with home remaining a mystery. ... The Foreign Affairs Department said in an email Thursday that search and rescue efforts are continuing, and it's "too early to make a determination on how many Canadians are missing in Nepal." ... The confirmed death toll from last Saturday's disaster has risen to 6,260, with 14,357 injured, according to the Nepalese government. There is no number for the missing, but bodies are still being pulled from the debris...
  • Nepal quake: 1,000 EU citizens still unaccounted for, says envoy

    05/01/2015 3:08:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    Officials are struggling to find 1,000 EU citizens who are unaccounted for in Nepal, six days after an earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people. An EU official said most are thought to have been trekking in the Everest or remote Langtang regions. Many are hoped to be alive but isolated by the quake. The fate of thousands of Nepalese in remote communities is also unknown. Nepal has called for more foreign help and humanitarian aid, admitting it was ill-prepared for the disaster.
  • Pakistan Sends Packaged Beef as Disaster Relief to Nepal, a Majority Hindu Country

    05/01/2015 7:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/01/2015 | Debra Heine
    Packets of ‚Äúbeef masala‚ÄĚ that were sent to Nepal as part of a disaster relief package from Pakistan are causing major heartburn in the Hindu Himalayan country, which treats cows as sacred.According to the Daily Mail, the development could ‚Äútrigger diplomatic acrimony‚ÄĚ between the countries. Indian doctors at Kathmandu¬ís Bir Hospital told Mail Today that packets of ¬Ďbeef masala¬í were sent by Pakistan on Tuesday as part of relief aid to the temblor survivors. These doctors ¬Ė drawn from Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ¬ó are members of a...
  • How 3 Americans Survived in a Cave for Days After Quake (Nepal earthquake)

    04/30/2015 10:32:49 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    American survivors of the†Nepal earthquake†are sharing their miraculous stories amid a stunning death toll that has passed 5,000 people. Three Americans who were trekking in the Langtang area of Nepal survived the earthquake then lived in a cave for five days with about two-dozen people before the U.S. military rescued them in a helicopter today. Della Hofman, 31, and Eric Jean, 32, of Denver, Colorado, and Cory Ascolani, 34, of Palos Hills, Illinois, described to ABC News the moment the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck and resulted in an avalanche.
  • L.A. Firefighters Help Rescue Teen Buried Under Nepal Earthquake Wreckage for 5 Days

    04/30/2015 6:48:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    On day six of Nepalís tragedy, life triumphed as rescuers pulled an 18-year-old man from the rubble of a multistory residential building in one of Kathmanduís hard-hit neighborhoods. A large crowd erupted in cheers as Pemba Tamang was carried out on a stretcher. He was wearing a New York shirt and blue neck brace, was blanketed by dust and had the look of a deer in the headlights. His rescuer, Inspector Lakshman Basnet of the Nepalese Armed Police Force, said Tamang was responsive and showed no apparent signs of serious injury. He was given an IV drip and rushed from...
  • Drone Footage Shows Nepal Earthquake Damage

    04/29/2015 4:21:46 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    Drone footage recorded over the Nepalese capital Kathmandu shows the scale of destruction following a major earthquake.
  • Quake, avalanche Ďlife-alteringí for Seattle man on Nepal trek

    When the earthquake struck about noon Saturday, Greg Davenport was trekking in a steep valley in Nepalís Langtang National Park, about 50 miles from the quakeís epicenter. ďIt was a massive shaking,Ē said Davenport, 50, of Seattle. ďAll of the walls started to slough off. There were boulders, rockfalls and debris sliding down all over the place. Ö If you were in the wrong place, you would be hit by a boulder and be instantly crushed.Ē Then, triggered by the quake, an avalanche roared into the valley.
  • Riot police intervene as anger erupts among Nepal earthquake survivors

    04/29/2015 11:07:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies ^ | Tom Phillips,
    Clashes between police and desperate earthquake survivors broke out in Kathmandu on Wednesday as tempers frayed in the wake of a deadly earthquake that took more than 5,000 lives. Frustration over the slow pace of the aid operation has been building on the streets of Nepalís capital, where tens of thousands of people are sleeping rough in 16 makeshift refugee camps following the 7.8 magnitude quake. Scuffles broke out at the cityís main bus station on Wednesday morning after thousands of people swarmed there hoping to board vehicles back to their rural homes. When they were unable to travel, rioters...
  • Israel Defense Forces Humanitarian Aid Mission Arrives In Nepal

    04/28/2015 4:33:33 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 28, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel ó April 28, 2015 Ö Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this afternoon at his Jerusalem office, held a consultation on Israelís rescue efforts in Nepal. Israel Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, Interior Minister Gilad Erdan, Foreign Ministry Director General Nissim Ben-Shetrit, GOC Home Front Maj.-Gen. Yoel Strick and MDA Director General Eli Bein, as well as representatives from the Justice and Public Security ministries, were also in attendance. ďWe are focusing on two efforts,Ē said Netanyahu. ďOur first effort is to locate and rescue Israelis who are in distress in Nepal and enable their...
  • ďLangtang is goneĒ (Beautiful village in Nepal's Langtang National Park)

    04/28/2015 3:10:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 3 replies
    The avalanche of ice and rocks fell on the village of Langtang just after the ground started shaking that Saturday morning. Even before the family of Dawa Tamang could run for safety the debris had engulfed them. Tamang, 35, has a dazed look on his face at the courtyard of Kathmandu Medical College (KMC) where his family was evacuated by helicopter on Monday. Tamang himself was in Kathmandu with his elder son. Doctors examine his two-and-half year old son Thindup who broke both his legs while the family tried to escape from their house. His five-year-old daughter Pasang Lhamu escaped...