• Sanskrit scholars
    Apr 26, 2015 00:41 IST

    Scholars feel pride in Sanskrit's rich past, but see no future

    The world of India's Sanskrit scholars is a mix of despair and hope. While some see little opportunity, others say there is plenty coming the way of those well-versed in the classical language at a time when the government is trying to balance global outreach with a return to roots. The Union HRD ministry last year made Sanskrit the third language option in Kendriya Vidyalayas replacing German.

  • earthquake, Nepal
    Apr 25, 2015 20:09 IST

    India launches relief, rescue operations in quake-ravaged Nepal

    India mounted a massive relief and rescue operation in Nepal on Saturday, pressing men and machine into service in the quake-ravaged country even as Prime Minister described the widespread devastation as "our pain".

  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 25, 2015 19:23 IST

    'Great earthquake' in Nepal, but is this the big one?

    A powerful earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing hundreds across four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, levelled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest.

  • AAP rebels
    Apr 26, 2015 00:21 IST

    Yadav-Bhushan supporters to launch 'Swaraj Abhiyan'

    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.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 00:27 IST

    Millennia-old glitch with new trait caused Nepal earthquake: Experts

    The earthquake of 7.9 magnitude that jolted Nepal on Saturday may have felt like a terrifying ‘here-and-now’ event, but its origins go back some 50 million years— it was caused by the same seismic forces that produced the Himalayas, the world’s tallest mountain range, experts say.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 26, 2015 00:08 IST

    Rahul Gandhi’s core team revamped with young staff and corporate style

    With the Congress set for an organisational revamp, its vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s core team is also undergoing silent changes. Gandhi maintains a small office with 6-7 staff, all young. The office has a corporate style of functioning and appointments to Gandhi are given only on the basis of written requests.

  • Sand mafia series
    Apr 25, 2015 23:33 IST

    Sand miners cast evil eye on holy Ganga

    Illegal quarrying is big business at Bishanpur, Uttar Pradesh; tractors, trucks ferry sand from the river to meet the demand of the booming construction sector.

  • Republic Day
    Apr 25, 2015 23:33 IST

    IAF planes bring back 155 stranded Indians from Nepal

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

  • LensKart Nepal earthquake
    Apr 25, 2015 19:47 IST

    Lenskart faces flak for quake-linked product promotion

    As massive tremors rocked India and Nepal, e-retailer Lenskart sought to make the natural disaster into a promotional event by asking the customers to "shake it off" like the earthquake by buying its sunglasses.

  • Harike migratory birds. HT Photo
    Apr 25, 2015 20:52 IST

    Before intercontinental flight, birds binge to double weight, says study

    The findings, which were part of a study by German scientists and researchers of the Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar, were revealed at a workshop organised by the university in the city on Saturday.

  •  Haridwar
    Apr 25, 2015 21:03 IST

    Ramdev has a narrow escape, to stay in Nepal for relief work

    Yoga Guru Ramdev had a narrow escape during the devastating earthquake in Kathmandu on Saturday as a dais from which he had addressed a gathering collapsed soon after he stepped down.

  • Vijay Mallya
    Apr 25, 2015 21:17 IST

    Diageo asks Mallya to quit United Spirits board over 'improprieties'

    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.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 25, 2015 21:26 IST

    Calling Nepal: BSNL cuts rate, Airtel offers free service for next 2 days

    State owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (BSNL & MTNL) have made all calls to Nepal from its landline and mobile as local call for three days from Saturday as a relief measure for earthquake hit people in Nepal.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 25, 2015 22:09 IST

    Two Indians die in Nepal earthquake

    At least two Indians have died in the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, a top diplomat said.

  • Valley
    Apr 25, 2015 23:05 IST

    Rebuilding homes, lives in Jammu and Kashmir is a challenging task

    After suffering floods, delayed snowfall and unseasonal rains for the past six months, the sun is finally shining on the Valley. However, rebuilding homes and lives is a challenging task as residents now have to battle stagnant waters, crop failure and lost livelihoods.