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Modi takes stock of quake situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

With a major earthquake shaking parts of India on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation and directed all authorities concerned to be on alert for rescue and relief operations as required.

“Prime Minister took stock of the situation following the fresh major earthquake felt in Nepal and parts of India, at a high-level meeting,” the Prime Minister’s Office said.

“Prime Minister directed all concerned authorities to be on alert for carrying out rescue and relief operations, as required,” it added.

A major earthquake measuring 7.3 on Richter scale epicentred in Nepal shook several States, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, causing panic among people.

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