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 Gujarat jolted again, toll 20,000
The people of Gujarat, yet to recover from Friday's tragedy, got another jolt when a quake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, struck early this morning. The Chief Minister, Mr. Keshubhai Patel, claimed that there was no further loss to life or property but warned that another quake could strike in the next 48 hours and urged the people to remain vigilant.

A baby sobs amid debris
As rescuers pounded away at the twisted rubble of buildings looking for dead or survivors, it turned out to be the game of Russian Roulette - who survives and who dies.

A blank cheque for Gujarat Govt.
The Central Government today stepped relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Gujarat and asked the Reserve Bank of India to be very liberal with the State in providing advances for relief work. It has also advised people to keep away from damaged structures, particularly in view of the aftershocks that are likely for some more days.

Help us help them: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, today appealed to his compatriots to contribute generously to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to overcome the shortage of funds for the victims of earthquake in Gujarat.

Beating the retreat cancelled
The Central Government today decided to cancel the Beating the Retreat ceremony scheduled for tomorrow in view of the massive earthquake tragedy in Gujarat. The ceremony marks the end of the Republic Day celebrations.

 Relief equipment moves in
The toll in the Kutch catastrophe is likely to surpass all earlier estimates as volunteers and armymen begin looking for bodies under tonnes of rubble. Unofficial sources fear the figure could be several thousands more than the 10,000 estimated by the State Government. People are leaving the region by all means, even on bus-tops, to escape the continued tremors and possible outbreak of epidemics.

Relief pours in from all over the world
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that it will immediately provide $1 million in response to the major earthquake that hit India on Friday. ``We have been in close contact with the Government of India and are pleased to provide this assistance.

Netaji died in 1945 air-crash: Japanese doctor
Controversy over the death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has ``ended'' with a Japanese doctor, who attended on him, certifying that the Indian National Army (INA) chief died on August 18, 1945, a few hours after getting injured in a plane crash.


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