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  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 12:10 IST

    Death toll from Nepal earthquake tops 2,500, count to rise as search operation progresses

    Rescue workers dug through piles of rubble with their bare hands to pull out bodies on Sunday after a massive earthquake devastated the Kathmandu Valley, killing more than 2,200 and flattening infrastructure, homes and historic sites.

  • WhatsApp
    Apr 26, 2015 19:40 IST

    Those earthquake predictions on your WhatsApp are humbug, govt has word of caution

    A flurry of posts on social media and messaging platforms claimed another powerful earthquake was set to strike India in the wake of the devastating temblor in Nepal, prompting the government to caution the media on Sunday against speculating about aftershocks.

  • Nepal earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 15:04 IST

    Nepal quake: How they got it wrong with insensitive posts on social media

    The ripples of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal were also felt on social media, where some were left red faced thanks to their insensitive posts on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Sachin Ganguly Dravid
    Apr 26, 2015 21:20 IST

    Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly to find new India coach

    Former stalwarts Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid will be part of the committee which will find Indian cricket team's new coach and the support staff.

  • Mount Everest
    Apr 26, 2015 09:18 IST

    22 Mt Everest climbers die in Nepal earthquake

    At least 22 climbers have died near the base camp of Mt Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after avalanches triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a part of the camp on the world's highest peak.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 26, 2015 18:31 IST

    Resurgent Rahul, farmer's suicide puts land bill on backburner

    A resurgent Rahul Gandhi and the suicide of a farmer at an AAP rally in the capital seem to have made the NDA government re-think its strategy on the land acquisition bill and put it on the backburner - at least for now.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 17:13 IST

    Nepal quake: NGO report had warned of damage, cited population growth

    Though scientists had warned of the high probability of a massive earthquake in Nepal, the devastation caused by the 7.9-magnitude temblor was greater because of unplanned urbanisation and the failure of authorities to put in place measures to mitigate the damage.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 14:34 IST

    In pics: Nepal grapples with earthquake aftermath

    Rescue workers dug through piles of rubble with their bare hands to pull out bodies on Sunday after a massive earthquake devastated the Kathmandu Valley, killing nearly 2,000 and flattening infrastructure, homes and historic sites.

  • 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.

  • Jolts in Tibet
    Apr 26, 2015 15:17 IST

    Earthquake-devastated Kathmandu resembles a bombed city

    The Nepalese capital resembled a city pummelled by multiple bomb explosions on Sunday as the extent of the devastation caused by the powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake became clear.

  • 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.

  • NDRF, Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 09:48 IST

    Nepal quake: India launches 'Operation Maitri', airlifts many

    The Indian military has mounted a massive relief operation in quake-hit Nepal, using its fleet of transport aircraft to rush in rescue teams and relief materials and ferry back stranded Indians.

  • earthquake, Nepal
    Apr 25, 2015 12:14 IST

    In pics: Nepal earthquake brings panic and destruction

    An earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu, the US Geological Survey said, and witnesses said some buildings in Kathmandu had collapsed.

  • Kathmandu earthquake nepal
    Apr 26, 2015 07:26 IST

    Nepal earthquake death toll climbs to nearly 1,900, massive rescue efforts on as aftershocks continue

    Kathmandu and many places across Nepal woke up to another big jolt on Sunday morning even as the country ramped up rescue efforts a day after a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake killed nearly 1,900 people, flattened buildings and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Residents in the Kathmandu Valley spent the night in the open, under tents or on the streets, as several big aftershocks continued to jolt the country.

  • Kathmandu, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 08:49 IST

    World offers help after Nepal earthquake, but few know scope yet

    As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.