INDIA

  • Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala requests citizens to donate blood 6 days ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday appealed to Nepalese people to donate blood as hospitals badly needed it to treat more than 6,000 people injured in the killer quake. Koirala, after chairing a cabinet meeting, also asked the bussinessmen to open big departmental stores to ease food supplies shortage. The government...
  • IAF C-17 aircraft with 237 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Another Indian Air Force plane brought 237 Indians back to New Delhi from Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon, taking to 783 the total of passengers evacuated from the quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late Saturday night. "A C-17 Globemaster III of Indian Air Force landed at Palam at...
  • Woman suffers heart attack after quake in Tripura village 6 days ago

    Kailashahar: On Saturday's massive earthquake took the life of a 35-year-old village woman in Tripura's Unakoti district. Krishna Saha, a resident of Betcherra village, about 15 km from Kailashahar, was lifting water from a well for taking bath when she felt the ground shaking and fell to the ground after suffering...
  • Rescuers race against time, fear reigns in earthquake-hit Nepal 6 days ago

    Kathmandu: Racing against time, rescuers on Sunday waded through tonnes of rubble of flattened homes and buildings in Nepal to look for survivors of the earthquake that has killed over 2,350 people, including five Indians, and left more than 6,000 others injured. Fresh powerful aftershocks on Sunday triggered panic among the...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • IAF sends another aircraft for rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Indian Air Force on Sunday sent a second IL-76 aircraft from its air base for Kathmandu to rescue people stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. The second IL-76 plane, the IAF's transport aircraft, took off from its air base at 7.23 AM on the rescue and relief mission to Hindon airbase...
  • India Under-14 girl footballers return from earthquake-hit Nepal 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Under-14 girls football team, left stranded in Kathmandu following fresh tremors on Sunday, have returned home safely aboard a military aircraft. "The U-14 Girl's Team has landed safely in New Delhi. Everyone stays safe," the All India Football Federation (AIFF) tweeted. Fresh tremors on Sunday delayed the evacuation...
  • Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly again in the mix of things 6 days ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its working Committee has expressed their desire to appoint legendary trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid as advisors on all cricket-related matters. In its working committee meet on Sunday, the BCCI decided to seek the approval of...
  • Religious bodies of Sikh community to send 25,000 food packets every day to Kathmandu 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Religious bodies of Sikh community Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC)- will send 25,000 food packets to Kathmandu each day from Monday. A direction to this effect was given to the two bodies by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal, a party...
  • 311 Tamil Nadu tourists stranded in Nepal, rescue efforts on 6 days ago

    Chennai: A total of 311 pilgrims and tourists from Tamil Nadu are stranded in quake hit Nepal and efforts have been taken to ensure their safe return, besides setting up help desks, the state government said on Sunday. "After the quake, Tamil Nadu government immediately took efforts to see if people...
  • India Under-14 football girls stranded at Kathmandu 6 days ago

    Kathmandu: Fresh tremors on Sunday have delayed the evacuation of the Indian Under-14 girls football team from the earthquake-affected Nepal capital. An aircraft that was to bring the stranded team back to the country was scheduled to leave the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 12.30 pm, an All India Football...
  • N Srinivasan spied on other BCCI officials: reports 6 days ago

    N Srinivasan seems to be finding out new ways of getting into controversies as a new one has hit the docks. According to a report in ndtv.com, Srinivasan allegedly paid 14 crores of the board's money to a London-based private agency to spy on other BCCI members. BCCI is suppose to...
  • Nepal disaster: Families appeal to the Indian and Nepali government for help 6 days ago

    One among the missing in the Nepal earthquake is Kashmiri tradesman Javeed. His father has appealed on CNN-IBN to the Indian and the Nepali government to help bring him back. "The entire family is very anxious about my son Javeed," said his father. ...
  • Aim to be first to respond to crises in neighbourhood: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: As India launched 'Operation Maitri' to support the quake-relief efforts in Nepal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that the aim of the government is to be the first to respond to any crisis in the neighbourhood and to do so in a "quick span of time". He...
  • Telecom operators slash call rates to earthquake-hit Nepal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Telecom operators MTS India and Tata Teleservices on Sunday said they have slashed charges for calls made to earthquake-hit Nepal to support disaster relief efforts. State-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL, and private companies like Airtel and Idea Cellular have already announced reduction in...
  • Fresh aftershock of 6.7-magnitude jolts Nepal, causes panic 1 week ago

    Kathmandu: A powerful 6.7-magnitude aftershock jolted Nepal and adjoining areas on Sunday, triggering panic among the people, a day after a devastating temblor killed over 2,000 people. The latest aftershock hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres at 12:39 IST, according to the US Geological Survey. The aftershock was registered 17...
  • IPL 2015: Shreyas Iyer looks an amazing prospect 1 week ago

    Exactly a year ago, a reluctant teenager was dragged to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to watch the home team play in the Indian Premier League. A little over two months ago, that boy went under the hammer for Rs 10 lakh at the IPL auction, and by the time...
  • Smartphones still a luxury for many in India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Even as it expects Internet users in India to double to 400 million by 2018, BCG said prices of smartphones -- an important driver for net penetration - are "too expensive for many" in the country. Exuding optimism on the increasing Internet penetration in one of the world's...
  • India will wipe tears of every Nepali, says PM Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India is with the "sisters and brothers" of Nepal in its time of crisis following the terrible earthquake which claimed over 1,800 lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his radio address 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday. "We will wipe the tears of every Nepali, hold their hands and...
  • Twitter to issue user policies in Hindi, Urdu 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Twitter is working on making its user policies available in Indian languages like Hindi and Urdu to increase 'informed' usage of the microblogging site across non-English speaking population in the country. The user policies, which are guidelines to the kind of content that can be shared on the website,...
  • India's aid to Nepal named 'Operation Maitri' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has named the aid to Nepal 'Operation Maitri' or friendship, a day after it started extending help to the neighbouring country that was hit by a massive earthquake just before noon on Saturday, leaving a trail of death and destruction. In addition to the specialist teams...
  • Pranab Mukherjee speaks to Nepal President, assures fullest cooperation 1 week ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee spoke to his Nepalese counterpart Ram Baran Yadav and expressed deep shock over the damage caused by the powerful earthquake which shook the neighbouring country. Mukherjee spoke over telephone to Yadav and enquired about the latest situation and assessment of people killed in the earthquake,...
  • Air India resumes flights to Nepal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India resumed its flights to quake-hit Nepal with two services- one each from Delhi and Kolkata - leaving for Kathmandu on Sunday morning. Both the flights left around 7:30 AM with 118 and 45 passengers on board each plane, an Air India spokesperson said. Air India operates...
  • India sends 'Rail Neer' water to earthquake-hit Nepal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways, which produces its own packaged drinking water to serve its passengers, dispatched some 100,000 bottles of 'Rail Neer' to quake-hit Nepal on Saturday night through a special Indian Air Force aircraft that also carried other relief operations. "Arrangements being made for further dispatch of 100,000 bottles per...
  • 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' mints Rs 10.85 crore on its opening day in India 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Marvel's 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' hit theatres in India on Friday -- a week before its US release -- and has collected a staggering Rs. 108.5 million on it's opening day, according to trade experts. Featuring almost all the Marvel superheroes, the much awaited eleventh film from the Marvel...
  • Live: IAF C-17 aircraft with 225 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi 1 week ago

    Death toll in Nepal due to the devastating earthquake that hit the country, today rose to 1,900 with over 700 casualties in Kathmandu Valley alone. A 7.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation on Saturday followed by several aftershocks and left a trail of death and destruction, flattening houses and buildings,...
  • Indian hockey needs to prioritise goal-keeping: Sreejesh 1 week ago

    Known as one of the best hockey goal-keepers in the world, Sreejesh Ravindran has come up the ranks like a mountaineer trying to seize the summit of a mountain. The young goal-keeper has often come to the rescue of the Indian team and was behind the team's success in...
  • Team India's coach job in focus at BCCI's Working Committee meet 1 week ago

    With Indian cricket team's next international tour a few months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started its hunt for the new coach, which is one of the most lucrative and demanding jobs in the cricketing circles. On Sunday [26th April], the BCCI's new regime...
  • India's U-14 girls football team stuck in Nepal due to earthquake 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Eighteen members of India's Under-14 girls football team find themselves stuck in Nepal following a massive earthquake, amid anxious wait that the rescue team sent from their home country will fly them out of the devastated Himalayan nation. The scared Indian girls and two support staff have decided to...