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Devastated Nepal wakes up to a gloomy morning, India rescues 546 people, earthquake death toll 1,800
After Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,800 people dead, Indian Air Force (IAF) planes have fetched around 546 of its citizens.


IAF plane brings back 55 stranded Indians
An Indian Air Force aircraft on Saturday night brought back 55 stranded Indians, including four infants, from the earthquake-hit Nepal.


Two Tata steel employees safe: Bachendri Pal
Two employees of Tata Steel including a woman, who had set off to conquer world's highest peak Mount Everest in the first week of April, are safe and based at camp II (at around 22,000 ft), said the Chief of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, Bachendri Pal.


Nepal earthquake: BSNL, MTNL and Airtel pitch in with local, free calls
As a massive earthquake rocked Nepal, telecom major Airtel on Saturday announced free calls to Nepal on its network over the next 48 hours, while state-run BSNL and MTNL decided to charge local rates for calls made to the Himalayan nation for the next three days.


Earthquake: Health services put on high alert
Health services have been put on the "high alert" following the massive earthquake originating in Nepal which has so far claimed the lives of at least 34 people in India and injured over 100 people.


Shivraj Singh Chouhan says no casualties or damage due to tremors in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said there were no reports of casualties or damage to property in the state due to the earthquake which hit several parts of the country and Nepal, but asked officials to be on alert to deal with possible aftershocks.


Around 550 Gujarati tourists stranded in Nepal; most are safe
Around 550 tourists from Gujarat are stranded in Nepal which was hit by a massive earthquake on Saturday, but most of them are safe, the state officials said.


Air India, SpiceJet to operate additional flights to Kathmandu
National carrier Air India will resume its services to Nepal from Sunday and also decided to operate two additional flights from New Delhi and Kolkata to the quake-hit country with relief material and to fly out people stranded there.


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Hundreds dead in huge Nepal quake
At least 970 people have died as Nepal suffered its worst earthquake for more than 80 years, with dozens of deaths also reported in India.

Delhi leader in 'suicide' apology
The chief minister of Indian capital, Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, apologises for continuing his speech after a farmer hangs himself at his rally.

India party leader on tribute trek
Senior Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi walks 16km to the Hindu shrine of Kedarnath in northern India two years after flash floods devastated the region.

India 'racist' jewellery ad dropped
An Indian jewellery advertisement with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is withdrawn after criticism that it is racist and promotes child slavery.

Delhi rally 'suicide' farmer cremated
The funeral is held in India of a farmer who hanged himself in front of thousands at a political rally in Delhi.

India punishes al-Jazeera over map
India takes TV channel al-Jazeera off-air for five days, claiming that it had shown wrong maps of Kashmir.

Storm kills 32 in India's Bihar state
At least 32 people are killed in a storm in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, a government official tells BBC Hindi.

Nepal bus crash kills 17 Indians
Seventeen Indian tourists die and 30 others are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road and crashes in a river.

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Second IAF plane brings back 100 more Indians, 155 evacuated
Another batch of around 100 Indians, who were stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal, were flown back here tonight in an Indian Air Force plane from Kathmandu.The second batch of around 100 Indians arrived in IAF's C-17 aircraft, which had earlier flown to Kathmandu from here with 96 NDRF members with 15 tonnes of relief material, landed at Palam airport at around 0020 hours, Defence Ministry officials said.With this a total of around 155 Indians, including four infants, have been brought back, he added.The first batch of 55 Indians, including four infants, were brought in C-130J aircraft from earth

Massive quake rocks Nepal; 1,500 killed
A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing nearly 1,500 people, toppling a 19th-century tower here and triggering a deadly avalanche on Mt Everest.“(The) Army estimates (the) death toll as much as 1,457 so far,” tweeted Nepal’s Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat. The number is expected to rise further.There were reports of devastation in outlying, isolated mountainous areas after the midday quake of 7.9 magnitude, Nepal’s worst in 81 years, centred at Lamjung, 80 km east of the second city, Pokhara.As fears grew of a humanitarian cris

Embassy staffer's daughter dead
The daughter of an employee of the Indian Embassy in Nepal was killed and his wife suffered serious injuries as a house within the mission complex collapsed when a massive earthquake rocked the Himalayan country.“A house in our Embassy complex collapsed. Unfortunately, the daughter of our employee Madan has died. His wife’s condition is serious,” wrote External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter. Madan is understood to be one of the CPWD employees of the embassy.Notwithstanding the tragedy, India’s Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae and other officials of the embassy in Kathmandu sw

51 die in India
At least 51 people were killed and more than 200 injured on Saturday after an earthquake epicentred in Nepal wreak havoc in northern and eastern parts of India.Tens of thousands of people rushed out of their homes and offices in high-rises in panic as the quake rocked the region.The impact was felt in almost all northern states and some in the east, particularly in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Sikkim and West Bengal.Officials feared that the figures might increase once the debris is cleared. Reportedly, 38 people were killed in Bihar, 11 in UP and two in West Bengal.Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India rushes to help quake-hit Nepal
India on Saturday rushed to help Nepal, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking to leaders of the neighbouring country soon after it was hit by a massive earthquake. He subsequently sent four aircraft with relief and rescue materials as well as National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel.The Indian Air Force (IAF) will also deploy at least five helicopters on Sunday to support the Nepalese government’s rescue and relief efforts. At least 250 Indian citizens stranded in Nepal were being evacuated on Saturday, while more are likely to be brought home in the coming days. “Nepal’

Over 200 from State stranded
The State government on Saturday deputed two senior officers to help and monitor the rescue of 200-250 people from the across the State, 85 of them from Bengaluru, stranded in the earthquake-hit Nepal.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said a clear picture on the number of people stranded in Nepal was yet to emerge. “We will provide all the help and bring them back to the state,” he said.Ritesh Kumar Singh, Secretary (Revenue Department), Disaster Management Cell, said that as per the preliminary information, about 200-250 people from the State were stranded in Nepal. “Our primary task is to b

Farmer relief scheme named after Gajendra
The Aam Aadmi Party government on Saturday announced that a farmer compensation scheme will be named after the Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh, who had committed suicide at an AAP rally.The announcement came a day after senior party leader Sanjay Singh met the family of the farmer in Nangal Jhamarwada village in Rajasthan's Dausa district.According to the AAP leader, Gajendra’s family asked the Delhi government to treat his death as martyrdom. The family also demanded job for one its member.Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has promised to provide a job to any child of the family after he or sh

A live quake demo for schoolchildren
Vijay Luxmi, a teacher of Geography at the Kasturba Gandhi Residential Girls College near Lucknow, might not have ever imagined that her classroom teachings will turn into a reality.Luxmi was teaching her students about earthquake, its effects and how to protect themselves in the situation on Saturday, when the tremors jolted parts of Uttar Pradesh.While she was telling her students of seventh standard that the widow panes, doors and earth begin to shake when the quake strikes, the students got a live demonstration on the subject.“At first, I did not realise that quake had really struck...th

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Nepal: People spend night in open praying
People stayed on the roads and in open areas singing songs and praying to God through the night.

Avalanche triggered by quake kills 18 on Everest
An Indian army mountaineering team found 18 bodies on Mount Everest, where an avalanche unleashed by the earthquake swept through base camp.

Army team at Everest camp escapes devastation
A 34-member Indian Army expedition team was among those who miraculously escaped from an avalanche that struck the Everest base camp after the deadly Saturday earthquake.

'Another crisis will hit Nepal capital today’
The biggest worry in the city now is about the sanitation problem that is going to hit by tomorrow morning. Even the big hotels which have piped gas supply are without it.

Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago for quake
Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.

Is this the 'Big Himalayan Quake' we feared?
Everyone knew it was coming. The Big Himalayan Quake has been predicted for years. There’s hardly been a conference or convention of seismologists or geo-physicists that hasn’t discussed the imminence of an earthquake in the Himalayan belt, where an active Indian tectonic plate is said to be pushing up against the Tibetan tectonic plate at upwards of 4cm a year, considering a breakneck speed in geological terms.

Gajendra suicide may have been a planned one
Gajendra Singh, a farmer who allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday at an AAP rally, did not accept any call on his mobile phone that day. Also, a day before his death, Singh was in Gurgaon and Kurukshetra, the location of his numbers reveal.

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Millenniaold glitch with new trait caused Sunday earthquake Experts
The earthquake of 79 magnitude that jolted Nepal on Saturday may have felt like a terrifying hereandnow event but its origins go back some 50 million years it was caused by the same seismic forces that produced the Himalayas the w
Rahul Gandhis core team revamped young staff corporate style of functioning in Cong VPs office
With the Congress set for an organisational revamp its vicepresident Rahul Gandhis core team is also undergoing silent changes Gandhi maintains a small office with 67 staff all young The office has a corporate style of functioning
Diageo asks Vijay Mallya to quit United Spirits board alleges fund diversion
Alleging fund diversion to Kingfisher and other UB group entities United Spirits new owner Diageo has asked Vijay Mallya to step down as chairman and director of the Indian liquor firm a demand he outrightly rejected
India launches relief rescue operations in quakeravaged Nepal
India mounted a massive relief and rescue operation in Nepal on Saturday pressing men and machine into service in the quakeravaged country even as Prime Minister described the widespread devastation as our pain
Great quake overdue a study had warned just two months ago
The 79 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal and vast part of northern India came less than two months after a team of scientists had predicted a great earthquake in the geographical region around the central Himalayas
Quake turns two historic landmarks in Kathmandu into rubble
Reports from the quakeravaged Kathmandu said the ninestorey Dharahara Tower and the royal Durbar Squarevisited by thousands of tourists every yearwere reduced to rubble by the temblor that killed more than 100 people
Nepal earthquake 52 dead hundreds injured in India huge damage in bordering areas
At least 34 people were killed across northern India by the massive 79magnitude earthquake that had its epicentre west of Kathmandu in Nepal Union home secretary LC Goyal said on Saturday
They wanted to brand me as sex worker Mumbai model allegedly raped
This is a first person account of a Mumbai model allegedly raped by three policemen at a police outpost She says the cops accused her of prostitution and termed one of her friends a pimp
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Nearly 1,500 Killed in Magnitude-7.9 Earthquake in Nepal
Nepal was today struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,500 people, including two Indians, dead in flattened houses and buildings including the iconic Dharhara tower and renowned ...
Russian Hackers Read Barack Obama's Unclassified Emails Last Year: Reports
Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting US offic...
New Avian Flu Viruses Send US Scientists Scrambling
Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the US Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. But the presence of the viruses in North ...
FBI Investigating Possible Islamic State Terrorism plot in US: Reports
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials.
Google Executive Killed on Everest After Nepal Quake
A Google executive and self-described adventurer was among 10 people killed at a Mount Everest base camp in an avalanche triggered by a major Nepal earthquake Saturday, the company and his family said...
Israel Sending Aid Teams to Nepal After Quake
Israel was sending a delegation to Nepal Saturday to determine what help it can offer after the massive earthquake there that claimed more than 1,000 lives, officials said.
Indonesia Informs Drug Convicts of Execution
Indonesia said Saturday it had officially notified eight foreign drug convicts that they will be executed, prompting an appeal from United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to spare the prisoners and suspend ...
Pope Francis 'Deeply Saddened' by Nepal Quake Tragedy
Pope Francis said he was "deeply saddened" Saturday by the massive earthquake that killed more than a 1,000 people in Nepal and expressed his solidarity with those affected by the tragedy.
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Nepal quake: Indian Railway provides one lakh 'rail neer' bottles as relief
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): Indian Railway has despatched one lakh rail neer water bottles to Kathmandu in earthquake-hit Nepal as relief material through the Indian Air Force (IAF). There are arrangements being made to provide one lakh rail neer bottles per day to help the rescue operations in Nepal. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu shared the information in a series of tweets. "Indian Railways has immediately dispatched 1 lakh Rail Neer mineral water bottles to Kathmandu through Airforce tonight," he posted.

Tourism Minister announces financial assistance for tourism development in AP
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): The Union Minister of State for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Mahesh Sharma, visited the Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and announced a sum of Rs 50 crore for the development of tourism in Nellore over the next five years. The Minister also said that domestic tourism is as old as the Indian society. "According to available statistics, domestic tourism has grown substantially during the last one decade. Some of the recent initiatives taken by the Government to boost tourism are the best examples of the government's dedication towards tourism and culture," said Mahesh Sharma.

Locals in Patna spend night in park due to earthquake
Patna, Apr. 26 (ANI): Locals in Patna resorted to spend the night in the S.K. Children's Park in the wake of the massive earthquake that struck parts of northern India and Nepal. The authorities ordered for the park to be open all night so that locals could find refuge in the open children's park. "The authorities have ordered us to keep the park open all night because of the earthquake. We are here for their security," M.K. Verma, a police officer told ANI.

Nepal quake: Third IAF aircraft with 152 Indians arrives in Delhi
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): Third Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft arrived on Sunday in New Delhi with 152 Indians, who were stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence, Sitanshu Kar shared the information via the twitter.

PM to share his thoughts on 'Mann Ki Baat' on 26th April
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the nation on All India Radio in the next series of 'Mann Ki Baat'. Prime Minister Modi has already interacted directly with the people in the earlier six editions of 'Mann Ki Baat'. In order to enable people without access to internet to communicate with him, the Prime Minister has invited people to write to him at - Mann Ki Baat, Akashvani, Sansad Marg, New Delhi. It is simultaneously broadcast live on all channels of All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Six dead as car falls into river in J-K
Ramban (J-K), Apr. 26 (ANI): Six people died and few others suffered injuries when a car skid off a road and fell into Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place around 5:00 am on Saturday when the car was heading to Srinagar from Jammu. A passenger who survived the accident claimed that the driver lost control of the car while smoking his cigarette.

Migrant Nepali workers worry about families in Nepal
Shimla, Apr. 26 (ANI): Migrant Nepali labourers in Shimla expressed concern about their families back in the earthquake-hit Nepal. Many labourers said they were worried as they could not get in touch with their family members and were disturbed after seeing visuals of collapsed buildings. "We are worried about our families back in Nepal. We are all very worried because the network in Nepal is not working well.

Special 'aarti' in Varanasi for Nepal earthquake victims
Varanasi, Apr. 26 (ANI): A special 'deepdan' and 'aarti' took place at the Dashashwamedh Ghat near Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi for the victims of the Nepal earthquake. The 'aarti' took place on Saturday evening as a special ode for peace of the departed souls by the priests of Vishwanath Temple, where the priests offered prayers to 'Maa Ganga' and 'Baba Vishwanath'. "We have organised a 'deepdan' for the peace of the demised victims of the earthquake that took place in Nepal today. We have also kept observed silence for their peace", said Mayansh, a priest of Nepali origin at the Vishwanath Temple.

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Quake: PM speaks to CMs of Bihar, Sikkim
Quake: PM speaks to CMs of Bihar, Sikkim New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north India.  “We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach..

PM Modi travels in Delhi Metro from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka
PM Modi travels in Delhi Metro from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today travelled by Delhi Metro from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka.The motive was to take a stock of difficulties commuters face and also to avoid inconvenience to the public on the route because of the security arrangements."Sreedharan ji wo..

Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Maharashtra and Telangana next week, to meet farmers
Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Maharashtra and Telangana next week, to meet farmers New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is likely to travel to Maharashtra and Telangana next week.Sources said that preparations are in full swing for Rahul’s visit to agricultural distress-hit areas of the two states where farmers are worst hit by unseasonal rai..

Bengal civic poll: One shot dead in Burdwan, bag full of bombs found in Bankura
Bengal civic poll: One shot dead in Burdwan, bag full of bombs found in Bankura Kolkata: A civilian was shot dead in a municipality in Burdwan district of West Bengal where polling to 91 civic bodies are underway. Reports suggested that in ward 14 of Katwa municipality in Burdwan, a person, said to be a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker, was sho..

Polls to 91 civic bodies in West Bengal begin amid tight security
Polls to 91 civic bodies in West Bengal begin amid tight security Kolkata: Polling for the 91 civic bodies in West Bengal began at 7 am today amid tight security."Polling has begun smoothly at 7 am amid tight security. A total of 35 companies of central forces, besides state forces have been deployed to ensure peaceful polling," Sta..

Minimise use of animal for experiments: Prakash Javadekar
Minimise use of animal for experiments: Prakash Javadekar New Delhi:  Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday called for making efforts to minimise the use of animals for carrying out experiments.Speaking at the launch of the website of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals &#..

No decision on granting special state status to Andhra Pradesh
No decision on granting special state status to Andhra Pradesh New Delhi: The Centre has taken no decision on granting special state status to Andhra Pradesh. Official sources said tonight that the central government has received a proposal for according special state’s status to Andhra Pradesh some time back. The proposal is being d..

Subramanian Swamy terms terms black money bill 'ineffective'
Subramanian Swamy terms terms black money bill 'ineffective' Mumbai: Coming down heavily on the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy yesterday said it will not help in bringing back the black money and can only assist in collecting the "revenue" from those who..

Rahul Gandhi should be brought as Congress chief soon: Kamal Nath
Rahul Gandhi should be brought as Congress chief soon: Kamal Nath New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi should be brought as party chief sooner than later despite Sonia Gandhi leading it with great distinction as “fatigue factor will come in”, senior party leader Kamal Nath said today.“I feel Rahul should become th..

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Devastating 7.9 quake kills over 1,500 in Nepal
The earthquake with epicentre at Lamjung, around 80 kilometres northwest of Kathmandu, and had its impact inseveral cities in Bihar and West Bengal and eastern India. Anumber of aftershocks were felt for a long time after the quake.

Nepal quake claims 51 lives across India, NDRF teams sent to Bihar, UP
Over 26 people have lost their lives country in the aftermath of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

The DEADLIEST earthquakes from the past 25 years
We once again present a special feature on the ten worst earthquakes that had shaken the world and caused immense damage in the past 25 years.

McCullum, spinners guide Chennai to top spot
Chennai Super Kings thrashed Kings XI Punjab by a huge margin of 97 runs, extracting a sweet revenge for a string of three losses to them in the last season of the Indian Premier League.

200 bodies retrieved from debris of Nepal's historic tower
The 50.5-metre-high historic tower was reduced to just its base.

'Erratic rains? Farmers should wait and watch'
'There is no mechanism to understand how things would evolve'.

IPL: Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers seek winning momentum
High on confidence after convincing victories in their previous games, both Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will seek the winning momentum when they face off in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.

IMAGES: Massive quake leaves Nepal ravaged, India hit
There have been at least 15 aftershocks of 4.5 magnitude and higher in Nepal thereafter.

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Farmer suicide: Kejriwal sorry for not stopping speech

New Delhi: Congress party workers stage a demonstration in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal`s residence against the suicide of a farmer in New Delhi, on April 23, 2015. (Photo: IANS)In their first information report in the case, Delhi Police accused the Aam Aadmi Party and its leaders of obstructing efforts to save the farmer.



We won't let our farmers die anymore, says PM Modi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledges his reception as he takes the stage for a speech to the general public in TorontoPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sought a collective response from political leaders to the agrarian crisis caused by unseasonal rains and resolved not to "abandon" the farmers.



No fault of Delhi Police in Gajendra's death: Rajnath

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Union MoS Manoj Sinha at the Parliament in New Delhi, on April 21, 2015. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)Denying allegations that Delhi Police did not do enough to save Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday clarified how the police was right in its approach in dealing with the crisis.



New twist: Farmer's kin say suicide note not in his handwriting

Supporters of AAP watch as others try to rescue a farmer who hung himself from a tree during a rally organized by AAP, in New DelhiThe hand-written suicide note in Hindi found at the spot said he was taking his life because rains had destroyed his crops. He ended the note with 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Rajasthan'.



The man who committed suicide at AAP rally was more than a farmer

'Farmer' dies at AAP rally while Arvind Kejriwal continues with speechGajendra Singh who was at AAP’s rally was earlier with the BJP. He later joined the SP and became its district organising secretary.



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The supporters of expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will launch 'Swaraj Abhiyan' in Thane on Sunday to garner support for the leaders. The supporters of expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will launch ...
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Marathi novelist Bhalchandra Nemade bags 50th Jnanpith Award - Economic Times

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India has mobilised all resources to help Nepal: Parrikar - Firstpost

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India has mobilised all resources to help Nepal: Parrikar
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New Delhi: Assuring full help to Nepal in wake of the devastating earthquake, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said all resources are being mobilised to help the Himalayan country. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. PTI. He said IAF has been ...
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Telangana State works towards return of residents stranded in Nepal
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A boy shows the picture of his relatives who were safe in Kathmandu after the earthquake on Saturday. Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Saturday wrote to the Indian high commissioner in Kathmandu seeking details of the Telangana tourists in ...
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Nepal quake: Four infants among 155 Indians flown to safety by IAF aircraft
Another batch of around 100 Indians, who were stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal, were flown back to New Delhi early Sunday in an Indian Air Force plane from Kathmandu. The second batch of...
RSS think tank pitches for Institute for Classical Studies
Proposal comes from India Policy Foundation, which is funded by the RSS.
Congress puts BJP on defensive
The Congress, energised by the return of its young leader, Rahul Gandhi, led the Opposition charge in Parliament in the opening week of the second half of the budget session. It pinned down the Mo...
Hundreds of Indians stranded in Nepal
Bharti Airtel has decided to offer all calls to Nepal on its network free of cost for 48 hours from Saturday midnight.
BSNL to charge local call rates to Nepal
Telephone calls made on BSNL network to Nepal for the next three days will attract only local call rates, the State-owned company said. The move is aimed at enabling Indians to connect wi...
Nepal earthquake: Impact attributed to huge energy release
  Tremors were felt across India and as far as Ongole in Andhra Pradesh because of the huge energy generated by the earthquake waves, according to D. Srinagesh, Seismologist at the CSIR-Natio...
One more farmer ends life
Days after Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh committed suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party rally in New Delhi, a distressed farmer in Meerut committed suicide on Saturday, jumping from a mobile-phone towe...
Manipur facing fuel shortage
A series of highway blockades have created a shortage of fuel and consumer items in landlocked Manipur. Fuel is rationed in the three oil pumps in the State, while LPG cylinders cost Rs. 1,600 api...
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Indian Air Force planes fetch 546 people back from Kathmandu
 Indian Air Force planes have fetched around 309 of its citizens, including at least five infants, back from quake-hit Kathmandu since late Saturday with more sorties firmed up during Sunday, officials here said.
Nepal earthquake: NGRI to assess seismic hazard level
 The National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) will study the characteristics of the earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.
Nepal quake: Parrikar assures prompt action
Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that New Delhi is assessing the situation post the earthquake in Nepal, adding that the government would put all the resources available to help the neighbouring nation in t
India committed to help quake-hit Nepal: President
President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said India was committed to assist Nepal in every way possible in dealing with the situation after a massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation.
`Joint drill with France helped during Operation Raahat`
Maritime exercises like Varuna-13 between Indian and French navies have helped both the countries to combat piracy on the high seas and conduct tricky evacuation exercises like Operation Raahat, off the Yemen coast, which rescued
Earthquake wake-up call for govt; need better building tech: Expert
The powerful earthquake in Nepal is a "wake up" call for the government to determine how it deals with such calamities, seismology experts have said while calling for urgent advancement in construction technology.
Second IAF plane brings back 100 more Indians, 155 evacuated
 Another batch of around 100 Indians, who were stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal, were flown back here on Saturday night in an Indian Air Force plane from Kathmandu.
Wisdom and prosperity should go hand in hand: PM Narendra Modi
 Lamenting that wisdom and prosperity do not go together, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed on the need to have a combination of the two.
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Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 1,805
Nepal's Home Ministry says the death toll from Saturday's devastating earthquake has reached 1,805.

Second IAF Plane Brings Back 100 More Indians, 155 Evacuated
India had sent C-130J, IL-76 and C-17 planes to Kathmandu to ferry Indian nationals stuck in the Nepalese capital.

42,273 NGOs Under FIU Scanner
Financial Intelligence Unit to check suspicious funding after reports said charity was not their only business

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Millenniaold glitch with new trait caused Sunday earthquake Experts
The earthquake of 79 magnitude that jolted Nepal on Saturday may have felt like a terrifying hereandnow event but its origins go back some 50 million years it was caused by the same seismic forces that produced the Himalayas the w
Rahul Gandhis core team revamped young staff corporate style of functioning in Cong VPs office
With the Congress set for an organisational revamp its vicepresident Rahul Gandhis core team is also undergoing silent changes Gandhi maintains a small office with 67 staff all young The office has a corporate style of functioning
Diageo asks Vijay Mallya to quit United Spirits board alleges fund diversion
Alleging fund diversion to Kingfisher and other UB group entities United Spirits new owner Diageo has asked Vijay Mallya to step down as chairman and director of the Indian liquor firm a demand he outrightly rejected
India launches relief rescue operations in quakeravaged Nepal
India mounted a massive relief and rescue operation in Nepal on Saturday pressing men and machine into service in the quakeravaged country even as Prime Minister described the widespread devastation as our pain
Great quake overdue a study had warned just two months ago
The 79 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal and vast part of northern India came less than two months after a team of scientists had predicted a great earthquake in the geographical region around the central Himalayas
Quake turns two historic landmarks in Kathmandu into rubble
Reports from the quakeravaged Kathmandu said the ninestorey Dharahara Tower and the royal Durbar Squarevisited by thousands of tourists every yearwere reduced to rubble by the temblor that killed more than 100 people
Nepal earthquake 52 dead hundreds injured in India huge damage in bordering areas
At least 34 people were killed across northern India by the massive 79magnitude earthquake that had its epicentre west of Kathmandu in Nepal Union home secretary LC Goyal said on Saturday
They wanted to brand me as sex worker Mumbai model allegedly raped
This is a first person account of a Mumbai model allegedly raped by three policemen at a police outpost She says the cops accused her of prostitution and termed one of her friends a pimp
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‘The Longest August,’ About India and Pakistan, by Dilip Hiro
Dilip Hiro probes the cultural and strategic differences underpinning the India-Pakistan conflict.

Websites in India Put a Bit of Choice Into Arranged Marriages
While Indian parents still take the lead in arranging marriages, many are turning to websites to widen the pool, and are allowing their children veto power.

In India, Profitable Farming With Fewer Chemicals
Small farmers, working with self-help groups, save money and keep soil richer by using natural techniques and substances for pest control.

Indian Authorities Put Restrictions on Ford Foundation
The charity was added to the list of groups that may not give money to Indian organizations without government permission in the wake of complaints about a trust founder’s being accused of embezzling funds.

Review: ‘Sultans of Deccan India,’ Unearthly Treasures of a Golden Age, at the Met
The show is the most comprehensive yet on the art of the cosmopolitan Muslim kingdoms that ruled the Deccan Plateau for two centuries.

With Mi 4i Smartphone, Xiaomi Turns to India
With the growth of China’s smartphone market slowing, turning to India is an obvious next stop for a company like Xiaomi.

Indian Farmer Commits Suicide at Rally Against Narendra Modi’s Land Policies
The farmer climbed a tree and hanged himself on Wednesday at a rally organized to oppose a land-acquisition bill proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

April 22, 2015 — Pictures of the Day
Photos from Hong Kong, Israel, India and Hungary.


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