Earthquake hits national Capital

An earthquake shook buildings in New Delhi on Monday afternoon after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Afghanistan-Kazakhstan border, according to reports. Tremors were also experienced in the Kashmir Valley and other adjoining areas in northern India. 

In the national Capital, people rushed out of the buildings, apartments to open areas so as to escape fears of a stampede. 

Meanwhile, employees of city-based Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Monday contributed a day of their salary to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for victims of quake-hit Nepal.

“The employees of the RML Hospital have contributed their <g data-gr-id="22">one day</g> salary to the Prime Minister Relief Fund to the tune of Rs 20 lakh for Nepal earthquake victims,” an official statement said.

Medical Superintendent of the hospital, A K Gadpayle handed over the cheque to Health Minister J P Nadda today in the presence of Health Secretary (HFW) and other senior officers.

Nadda also appreciated the initiative of the employees of the hospital for the noble cause.

Earlier this year, the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal sent tremors as far as Delhi, while leaving a trail of devastation in Bihar, West Bengal and several other states in India. 

Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range, which lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates. 
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