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Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hits Sikkim-Nepal border, tremors felt in Assam, Bihar, West Bengal

DNA Monday, 5 April 2021 ()
Earthquake tremors also felt in parts of Assam, Bihar and West Bengal.
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Assam Assam State in northeast India

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Assam prepared to meet any necessity for treatment of COVID-19: Health Dept

Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) an annex hospital of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) witnessed a surge in consultation as the number of coronavirus cases rise in the state. "The government of Assam is ready with hospitals for the admission of the COVID patients. Initially, patients were admitted at Kalapahar hospital and subsequently will also start giving admissions to COVID positive patients as per the instructions of the higher authorities. We have 62 beds", says Dr Anupal Sharma, Additional Superintendent, MMCH.MMCH is one of the leading hospitals in the state which is an apex hospital of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).

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Hatred spreads wherever BJP, RSS go: Rahul Gandhi in Bengal [Video]

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing." The fifth phase of assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on April 17.

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Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu with precautions [Video]

Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu with precautions

The Assamese New Year -Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu began from April 14. Assam Government decided to allow celebrations this year, but with restrictions in public places. The festival will last for seven days and they are known as Chot Bihu, Goru Bihu Manuh Bihu, Kutum Bihu, Senehi Bihu, Mela Bihu and Chera Bihu Rongali or Bohag Bihu begins in mid-April and celebrations continue for several weeks, mainly concentrated on cultural functions. The Assam Government decided to allow Bihu celebrations with strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior in public places.

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Bihar Bihar State in Eastern India

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Nepal Nepal Country in South Asia

Stolen in 1984, figure of Goddess Laxmi-Narayan returns to its home in Nepal [Video]

Stolen in 1984, figure of Goddess Laxmi-Narayan returns to its home in Nepal

A stolen figure of goddess Laxmi Narayan has returned to its home in Nepal. The idol was being worshipped at Patan's Patko Tole till 1984 when the statue went missing and later traced to a museum in Dallas, US. The figure was officially handed over to the Nepal Embassy in US during an official ceremony last month after the Nepali authorities provided evidences proving its origins to the Himalayan nation. "This statue which was kept in museum of Dallas, our mission there held four rounds of meeting and we provided them the evidences which belong to us. We have provided the documents as evidence and it matched, after matching those evidences Government of United States of America agreed to return it back and handed it over to our Embassy there," said Yadav Prasad Koirala, Culture Secretary of Nepal after the figure returned in Kathmandu.

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Devotees in Nepal begin New Year celebrations amid COVID-19 spike [Video]

Devotees in Nepal begin New Year celebrations amid COVID-19 spike

Tens of thousands of devotees gathered in Bhaktapur city in Nepal on Sunday to celebrate the arrival of New Year with chariot festival despite the coronavirus pandemic. Devotees flocked to the Taumadhi Square to take part in the "Biska Jatra" fair , where idol of Lord Bhairab was carried to the chariot and devotees were indulged in a tug of war. Devotees were seen flouting social distancing norms at the festival. The three-storey chariot made of wood in the pagoda style is pushed and pulled around the settlements with the statues of Bhairavnath and Betal as a part of this festival. This festival which has cultural and historical importance is celebrated for nine days and eight nights. Biska Jatra - one of the popular festivals of Kathmandu Valley is celebrated at the start of the new year on the Bikram Sambat calendar. It starts with the ascension of Lord Bhairab onto a chariot built in front of Nyatapola Temple, the tallest temple in Nepal.

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Kumbh Mela 2021: Haridwar all set for second Shahi Snan of Maha Kumbh today, Nepal king to participate

Nepal's last King Gyanendra Veer Vikram Singh on Sunday arrived in Uttarakhand's Haridwar to participate in the ongoing Kumbh festivities.
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Watch: Ex-King of Nepal attends Kumbh Mela, meets saints amid Covid worries [Video]

Watch: Ex-King of Nepal attends Kumbh Mela, meets saints amid Covid worries

Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, the former King of Nepal, visited Uttarakhand's Haridwar to attend the Kumbh Mela. He met many saints and seers and they were seen exchanging garlands. The month-long religious fest is being held under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many restrictions have been imposed on visitors, including an e-pass which can be procured after submitting documents like negative Covid test reports. Watch the full video for more.

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Sikkim Sikkim State in northeastern India

Fire breaks out in house in Sikkim's Lachung, no casualties reported [Video]

Fire breaks out in house in Sikkim's Lachung, no casualties reported

A fire broke out in a two-storied house in the wee hours on April 11 in Sikkim's Lachung near a General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) Camp. The fire has been doused. A short-circuit is reported to have caused the fire. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) rescue teams reached the spot and extricated five gas cylinders from the building. No injury or loss of life has been reported.

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Watch: ITBP rescues 17 tourists stranded in Sikkim's Sherathang [Video]

Watch: ITBP rescues 17 tourists stranded in Sikkim's Sherathang

Indo-Tibetan Border Police rescued 17 tourists stranded in Sikkim's Sherathang area. The rescue mission was carried out by the 48th Battalion of ITBP at 13,500 feet. Rescue operation began on Tuesday evening and the tourists were evacuated by 10 pm. As per ITBP, three tourist vehicles with 17 tourists were stranded due to heavy snowfall. ITBP informed that the tourists consisted of 3 children, 4 women and 10 men. It added that medical help was provided to women and a child who were feeling sick.

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Stranded tourists evacuated safely by ITBP team in Sikkim [Video]

Stranded tourists evacuated safely by ITBP team in Sikkim

Three vehicles with 17 tourists got stranded nearby Sherathang due to heavy snowfall. A rescue mission was carried out by personnel of 48th Battalion ITBP at 13,500 feet. All tourists were safely evacuated.

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West Bengal West Bengal State in Eastern India

Watch: Amit Shah, Mamata's mass roadshows in Bengal, Covid rules ignored [Video]

Watch: Amit Shah, Mamata's mass roadshows in Bengal, Covid rules ignored

Ahead of the sixth phase of voting in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held massive roadshows. While the BJP leader held a rally in Habra, the Trinamool Congress chief led a roadshow in Kolkata. Many participants at the rallies didn't follow Covid protocol, failing to maintain social distance. Some didn't even wear face masks. Watch the full video for more.

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