The Indian Army has deployed two medical and engineers task forces to carry out relief and rescue work in the landslide-hit Darjeeling hills of West Bengal where at least 30 people were killed and another dozen were reported missing, an official said on Thursday.
New Delhi: Rescue and relief operations by the Indian forces in quake- hit Nepal continued on Friday, with Indian Air Force (IAF) planes carrying out 38 sorties and transporting nearly 20 tonnes of relief material on Friday.
A month-and-a-half old leopard cub which seems to have got separated from its mother was rescued by forest officials near compartment 2,266 of the Pipertola Nimba forest on Thursday, official sources said here on Friday.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) came in for a special praise from Nepalese Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyay for their rescue operations in his country following the killer quake last month, who also sought assistance from India in rebuilding the quake-ravaged country.
Relief and rescue work in quake-hit Nepal was in full swing with many Indian agencies, including the army, working hand-in-hand with the Nepali authorities to bring succour to the trapped and affected people, the government said on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night took stock of the rescue and relief efforts in quake-hit areas at home and in Nepal and pushed for streamlining the operations and greater coordination among the stake-holders.
Widening 'Operation Maitri', Indian Army on Monday moved its rescue mission outside Nepal's capital into the epicentre of the devastating earthquake at Barpak village in Gorkha district, while its engineers opened up the road to Kathmandu from India.
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday directed the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and the National Service Scheme (NSS) to depute their volunteers in the quake hit areas of the country for relief and rescue work, a central government release said.