Saturday, April 25, 2015


The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Shri Najeeb Jung convened a high level meeting with the Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Commissioner of Police Shri Bassi, Special CPs, Joint CPs, Principal Secretary (Home), Divisional Commissioner, 3 MCD Commissioners, Secretary (PWD), Secretary (Health), Deputy Commissioners of all revenue districts of Delhi and other senior officers of Delhi Government and Delhi Police to take stock of the preparedness in the wake of the earthquake that hit Delhi this morning.
The MCD Commissioners and the Deputy Commissioners informed that minor hairline cracks were seen in 3 buildings in the east district, 2 in the south district and 1 in the north district. All the sites were visited and cracks were assessed. There has been no significant damage to any structure or building and there is no cause for concern. The Secretary (PWD) informed that post the quake, all the flyovers were visited and no damage was detected.
The Lt. Governor was informed that the control room of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has been further beefed up so that people can give information and information can be shared with the concerned authority as also to allay any fears that people may have. The people can call the DDMA control room on 1077 in case they have any information to share. The control centres are operational 24/7.
The DDMA informed that after the earthquake they analyzed the calls received every half an hour to keep a tab on the situation in Delhi. The DDMA apprised the LG and CM of their state of preparedness, including the 11 quick reaction teams in each district, the control rooms in all the 11 districts etc., as also informed about their standard operating procedures in place for any eventuality.
The Civil Defence Teams too have been activated in each district of Delhi; their members are making visits and spreading awareness in their respective areas. The Municipal commissioners too were asked to set up control rooms in their offices. The Secretary (Health) was directed to ensure that all hospitals and their disaster management wards are operational.
The Lt. Governor and Chief Minister shared the grief of the people of Nepal.
Surya Nepal Masters 2015 postponed
From: Nikhil Kalaan  Sat, 25 Apr ’15 6:09p
To: Nikhil Kalaan
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We regret to inform you that as a result of the high-intensity earthquake that struck Nepal this morning, the PGTI, NPGA, NGA and the sponsors, have decided to postpone the Surya Nepal Masters 2015 golf tournament which was scheduled to be held at the Gokarna Golf Resort in Kathmandu, Nepal, from April 29 to May 2.
The earthquake has caused widespread damage to life and property across Nepal, especially in Kathmandu. We at the PGTI extend our heart-felt condolences to all those who have lost their near and dear ones in this massive tragedy.
In the prevailing circumstances, the PGTI, NPGA, NGA and the sponsors, deemed it fit to reschedule the Surya Nepal Masters to a later date. The fresh dates for the event will be announced in the course of time.
Flying Machine ‘The Style Partner'; for Delhi Daredevils 2015 —

Flying Machine ‘The Style Partner'; for Delhi Daredevils 2015

A new entrant into the Delhi cricketing circle all set to capture the youthful and energetic cricket fans
Gurgaon, April 25, 2015: Pioneer in denims, Flying Machine, announces its association as the ‘;Style partner'; for Delhi Daredevils of IPL Season 8, 2015.
Flying Machine, the cult creator for contemporary and quirky styling, the brand which has designed and tailored denims has found its way to the ‘;must haves'; among the young blood. Flying Machine has an in-depth comprehension of the Indian consumer preference for apparels. Also the Brand which always turns to inspirations to create ‘;the new cool'; expression will be creating a mark through the cricketing and fashion forums this time too.
Flying Machine association with Delhi Daredevils is a strategic approach of the brand to connect with the youth of India through a platform that they connect instantly and live & breathe.
Commenting further on the association Mr. Alok Dubey, COO, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd., said “We are very excited about this partnership with Delhi Daredevils and looking forward to a long and fruitful association with the game. We feel “It';s a win – win for both the parties. Keeping in view our marketing plans and considering the new and innovative collection line for the year, we intend to showcase the merchandise to young and enthusiastic Indian cricketing audience. We also hope to amass huge positioning & market share.”
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> Flying Machine is a youthful and energetic brand that exuberates today';s ambitions and style. The befitting match to the brand are these youth icons of the cricketing fraternity, who not only symbolize the young blood but also reinforce the zeal of creating the cult culture.
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Talking more about the partnership Mr. Hemant Dua, CEO GMR Sports Pvt Ltd., said “We are delighted to have Flying Machine as the style partner for Delhi Daredevils this season. I am confident that this association will enable us to reach out to the young and energetic fans of the side. We look forward to a successful partnership with Flying Machine.”
About Flying Machine:
Owned by Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd., Flying Machine is India';s first home bred denim brand. Launched in 1980, the brand was the first amongst the first in its category to introduce authentic details, original graphics, first in class urban innovation and true Italian styling to achieve cult status over the next ten years.
Globe with Earthquake Location

M6.6 – NEPAL

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.6
Date-Time
  • 25 Apr 2015 06:45:21 UTC
  • 25 Apr 2015 12:30:21 near epicenter
  • 25 Apr 2015 10:45:21 standard time in your timezone
Location28.193N 84.865E
Depth14 km
Distances
  • 49 km (30 mi) E of Lamjung, Nepal
  • 69 km (43 mi) NW of Kirtipur, Nepal
  • 70 km (43 mi) NW of Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 70 km (43 mi) NE of Bharatpur, Nepal
  • 72 km (45 mi) NW of Patan, Nepal
Globe with Earthquake Location

M7.5 – NEPAL

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude7.5
Date-Time
  • 25 Apr 2015 06:11:25 UTC
  • 25 Apr 2015 11:56:26 near epicenter
  • 25 Apr 2015 10:11:25 standard time in your timezone
Location28.165N 84.725E
Depth11 km
Distances
  • 35 km (22 mi) E of Lamjung, Nepal
  • 60 km (37 mi) NNE of Bharatpur, Nepal
  • 75 km (47 mi) E of Pokhara, Nepal
  • 76 km (47 mi) NW of Kirtipur, Nepal
  • 77 km (48 mi) NW of Kathmandu, Nepal
Globe with Earthquake Location

M6.1 – HAIDA GWAII REGION, CANADA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.1
Date-Time
  • 24 Apr 2015 13:56:16 UTC
  • 24 Apr 2015 04:56:16 near epicenter
  • 24 Apr 2015 17:56:16 standard time in your timezone
Location51.738N 130.752W
Depth10 km
Distances
  • 187 km (116 mi) WSW of Bella Bella, Canada
  • 288 km (179 mi) S of Prince Rupert, Canada
  • 340 km (211 mi) SSW of Terrace, Canada
  • 432 km (268 mi) WNW of Campbell River, Canada
  • 643 km (399 mi) NW of Victoria, Canada
Nearly fifteen shocks have jolted Nepal —

Nearly fifteen shocks have jolted Nepal

Thousands are killed after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal,India, Bangladesh with the most severe damage seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. The quake caused an avalanche on Mount Everest.
Nearly fourteen shocks   have jolted Nepal since the main earthquake. They were felt for more than two hours after the quake.
12:30 GMT:
At least 758 people have died in the Nepalese earthquake so far, a Home Ministry official confirmed. Four hundred and sixty-seven people were killed in the Kathmandu Valley, the most developed and populated place in Nepal.
12:21 GMT:
The death toll from the earthquake in India has reached 25 people, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said. The maximum number of deaths has been recorded in West Champaran district.
I am extremely shocked with the incident of earthquake that took place in Nepal today and its tragic aftermath.
My deepest condolences to the bereaved families.
We are very anxious about climbers and their associates who have gone on expedition to the Everest. We pray that they return back to their bases safely.
The earthquake has also caused extensive damages in Bengal. Survey is being carried out on war footing to assess extent of damages to buildings, bridges, roads, flyovers and other important infrastructure. So far, reports have come in of 3 unfortunate deaths and 52 injuries. We are providing all support.
Today, I held Crisis Management Meeting with senior officials at Nabanna. All DM, SPs and Kolkata Municipal Corporation have been alerted. Round-the-clock control room has been opened. The numbers are 1070 and 22143562.
Tomorrow, I am going to North Bengal to take stock of the situation after the earthquake.
We will do our best to stand by the people.
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