India

  • Nepal, Kathmandu, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 18:19 IST

    India U-14 girl footballers return from quake-hit Nepal

    The Indian under-14 girls football team, left stranded in Kathmandu following fresh tremors on Sunday, have returned home safely aboard a military aircraft.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee
    Apr 26, 2015 16:54 IST

    Haryana ITBP officer Manjeet Singh gets Shaurya Chakra for foiling Kabul terror bid

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday awarded the 'Shaurya Chakra' gallantry medal to ITBP inspector Manjeet Singh who led his commandos in repulsing an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last year.

  • modi
    Apr 26, 2015 11:56 IST

    PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat: 'India will try to wipe the tears of Nepal'

    India said on Sunday it would try its best to "wipe the tears" of the people of Nepal and do all it can to help them tide over the crisis following the devastating earthquake.

  • Kathmandu earthquake nepal
    Apr 26, 2015 12:57 IST

    6.7-magnitude aftershock jolts Nepal, India toll climbs to 62

    A 6.7-magnitude aftershock struck earthquake-devastated Nepal on Sunday, the USGS said, with climbers reporting the tremor triggered more avalanches on Mount Everest. In India, there were no immediate reports of causalities or damage to property because of the tremors that were felt in Delhi, Gurgaon, Lucknow, Bhopal, Patna, Ranchi, Kolkata and Guwahati around 12:40pm.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Apr 26, 2015 14:42 IST

    Govt mulls appointment of new governors after budget session

    The NDA government is planning to fill up vacancies of governors in nine states after the budget session of Parliament as one incumbent is holding the charge of four states while five others are in-charge of at least two states each.

  • Nepal earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 11:35 IST

    Twitterati show what Nepal quake did to these heritage sites

    The 7.9-magnitude quake that struck Nepal not only exacted a terrible human toll, it damaged or destroyed several of the country’s centuries-old temples and UNESCO heritage sites.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.