The Morning Wrap: India Sends UAVs For Nepal Rescue Effort; Man Crashes Aston Martin To Rescue Stray Dog

27/04/2015 8:50 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Indian nationals stand in a queue outside Kathmandu International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. An earthquake hit Nepal centered outside Kathmandu on Saturday, the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years. It destroyed swaths of the oldest neighborhoods of Kathmandu, and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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With communication lines down and the gargantuan scale of the disaster in Nepal, India—as part of the rescue effort--is sending unmanned aerial vehicles to Kathmandu to map the destruction.

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Reminiscent of the suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh, another farmer--this time from Uttar Pradesh—has committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in front of the office of District Magistrate in Barabanki. A note said he was unable to repay a loan and “forced to sell his land.”

The earthquake in Nepal has destroyed a host of signature, cultural insignia including brick-and-wood monuments, temples and stupas that experts said would be impossible to rebuild.

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BJP party president Amit Shah has promised Indian citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh, if the party came to power in Assam in next year's Assembly poll.

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Ashish Sabharwal of Delhi rammed and wrecked his Rs 3-crore car into a tree near the Italian Embassy in Delhi on Sunday evening. The owner, Sabharwal, claimed that he had swerved to avoid a stray dog.

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Rakesh Sood, in The Hindu, says that India should urge Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to use his influence to open up transit through Pakistan for India-Afghan trade so that Afghan farmers can rediscover their traditional market for dry fruit.

Jayant Prasad, in The Indian Express, says that Nepal’s present predicament is a reminder that its long-term development partnership with India must address investments to sustain livelihoods and the ecological rehabilitation of the deforested Churia hills.

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