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.
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".
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
An Indian Air Force aircraft on Saturday night brought back 55 stranded Indians, including four infants, from the earthquake-hit Nepal.
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.
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.
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.
Violence in the red corridor between security forces and rebels has ensured that adivasis branded as Maoists languish in prison for years
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.
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.