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  • Ramdev adopts 500 children orphaned in Nepal earthquake 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday adopted 500 children orphaned in the earthquake-hit Nepal and said he will render all possible help to them up to fifth standard. "Yoga guru Ramdev adopted 500 orphan children in Nepal. Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust will provide immediate accommodation to them along with education, housing, food...
  • Nepal rejects Taiwan rescue team offer: Taiwan's foreign minister 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Taipei: Taiwan's foreign minister said on Monday the government of earthquake-devastated Nepal had rejected its offer of a 20-man rescue team, but denied diplomatic pressures were behind the decision. The Taipei-based crew was put on standby Sunday with much of the Nepalese capital in ruins and more than 3,500 confirmed dead,...
  • Nepal earthquake: Operations taking time and difficult than Kashmir 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: The NDRF on Monday said conducting salvage operations in the earthquake-hit Himalayan country is becoming a "time consuming" affair as the collapse pattern of the buildings in Kathmandu is much different and unique from what the force has experienced earlier. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General OP Singh, camping...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • 'She was my everything': Tragic end to Nepal earthquake rescue 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: As he watched Nepalese police rescuers finally pull the lifeless body of his 14-year-old daughter from the rubble of their home, Dayaram Mohat collapsed on the floor in grief. "She was my everything, she didn't do anything wrong," sobbed Mohat after witnessing the end of an agonising rescue bid involving...
  • Essel Group denies to set up parallel cricket boards 3 hours 36 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Essel Group today rebutted news reports that it was setting up parallel cricket boards across different countries in collaboration with Ten Sports Network but said it was now geared up to enter the sports business at a global level, focusing on cricket. "Our research reflects that there is an...
  • Fresh tremor jolts West Bengal, death toll in India rises to 72 4 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 jolted parts of West Bengal on Monday evening triggering panic even as the death toll in India from Saturday's powerful earthquake in Nepal rose to 72. As India intensified relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Nepal and launched...
  • India to do everything possible to help Nepal: Rajnath Singh 4 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will do everything possible to help Nepal, which was ravaged by a major earthquake on Saturday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "Nepal is our neighbour and we also have cultural relations with it. We have been making all possible efforts from our side. "We had held a...
  • Nepal scrambles to organise earthquake relief, death toll rises to 4000 4 hours 9 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. The death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake climbed to 4000, and...
  • Spain seeks India's help in getting its nationals out of Nepal 4 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Spain on Monday sought India's help in evacuating its nationals from earthquake-hit Nepal when Spanish Foreign Minister called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the visiting minister also offered his country's expertise in building highways and smart cities. Garcia-Margallo made the request for assistance to Modi who noted...
  • If required, I will write personally to Anurag Thakur: N Srinivasan 5 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Monday made it clear that he does not want to engage in a war of words with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who has shot off a strongly-worded letter to him in response to the global body's claims about being seen with a suspected...
  • TRAI website goes down, Anonymous hackers claim responsibility 6 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On a day when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was to release one million email addresses from which they received responses on the net neutrality debate, Anonymous India (@opindia_revenge) claimed to have hacked the website on Monday, which was denied by the regulator. The site was re-accessible...
  • No competition with India on aid to Nepal: China ex-diplomat 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    Beijing: There is no competition between China and India in extending humanitarian assistance to quake- hit Nepal as it is the "bounden duty" of a country to help a neighbour in crisis, a former Chinese diplomat said on Monday. "We do not have competition with India and other countries. There is...
  • In Kathmandu Valley, earthquake-hit Nepalis fend for themselves 6 hours 42 minutes ago

    Dhading: Barely any sign of an organised relief effort was visible outside Nepal's capital on Sunday, as aid agencies struggled to fly and truck relief supplies to a country stricken by its worst earthquake in eight decades. In the lush Dhading farming district 80 km (50 miles) outside Kathmandu, people camped...
  • Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arriving on three-day visit to India 7 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will be in India for a three-day state visit beginning on Monday and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend delegation-level talks. Scheduled to arrive here at 8 pm on Monday, Ghani will receive a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan and hold...
  • Yemen evacuation operation was 'resounding success': Sushma Swaraj 8 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The operation to evacuate people from war-torn Yemen was a "resounding success" which was acknowledged by the world community, government told Rajya Sabha on Monday while noting that 1,947 nationals of 48 countries besides 4,741 Indians were rescued safely. Making a suo motu statement,...
  • Shamini Kumaresan qualifies for main draw at World TT Championships 9 hours 6 minutes ago

    Suzhou, China: India enjoyed a profitable opening day with Shamini Kumaresan qualifying for the main draw of the women's singles event at the World Table Tennis Championships on Monday. Shamini qualified by topping her group which included Gillian Edwards of Scotland and Nino Neridee of Venezuela. She defeated Gillian Edwards 11-7, 9-11,...
  • Indian nationals await their return from earthquake-hit Nepal 9 hours 39 minutes ago

    Indian nationals have been queuing up for the last 2 days at the Kathmandu airport, hoping to get a seat on one of the IAF planes coming back to India. ...
  • Intex Aqua Power+ with 5-inch HD display, 13MP camera launched in India for Rs 8,999 10 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Intex Technologies has launched yet another budget smartphone, the Intex Aqua Power +, in the Indian market for a price of Rs 8,999. The phone sports a 5-inch HD display with 1280X720 ppi resolution and runs 1.3GHz quad core processor with 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal...
  • I feel honoured over Arjuna recommendation: Rohit Sharma 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, on Monday, expressed delight about the BCCI's decision to recommend his name for the government's prestigious Arjuna Award and said that he felt "honoured". "Kushi to bahut hai (I feel very happy). I am honoured that BCCI has recommended my name. It felt very good when...
  • Ajinkya Rahane has a perfect technique: Ajit Wadekar 10 hours 14 minutes ago

    Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, singled out Ajinkya Rahane as probably the only batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in Twenty20 cricket. Rahane has always impressed the purists with his technique and temperament, scoring Test centuries in New Zealand, England and Australia, and narrowly...
  • India champions at President's Cup Boxing Tournament 10 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rakesh Kumar (69kg) and Harpal Singh (75kg) struck gold as India were crowned champions for the first time in the 22nd President's Cup Boxing Tournament in Palembang, Indonesia. The Indian team logged 33 points to finish ahead of second-placed Mongolia after Rakesh and Harpal's gold medals took the country's...
  • Rajnath Singh lauds PM Modi for 'Operation Maitri' 10 hours 58 minutes ago

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday briefed Parliament and credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'Operation Maitri'. ...
  • Tourism fetches Rs 3.22 lakh crore foreign exchange in 3 years 10 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India earned over Rs 3.22 lakh crore worth of foreign exchange through tourism in the last three years, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. "The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India during 2012, 2013 and 2014 were Rs 94,487 crore, Rs 1,07,671...
  • Nepal ambassador to India appeals for help 11 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Nepal's ambassador to India Deep Upadhyay has thanked the international community for extending all possible help to the earthquake hit Himalayan country. Speaking to the media in New Delhi he said "the city areas are being under notice located in Kathmandu Valley. But remote areas it is quite difficult...
  • TRAI publishes comments received on its consultation paper on 'Regulatory Framework for OTT service' 14 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published the comments it has received on the issue of net neutrality in India. The comments received by the authority on its consultation paper on "Regulatory Framework for OTT services" are large in number and thus, have been divided into...
  • Indian women lose to Georgia in World Chess Championship 14 hours 50 minutes ago

    Chengdu, China: India's chances of a medal went up in smoke as the team crashed to a heavy loss against Georgia in the seventh round of the World Women's Team Chess Championship. In a shocking turn of events, three favourable positions were spoilt by the Indians on last three boards as...
  • UNICEF says nearly a million children 'severely affected' in Nepal 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, as rescue and aid workers struggle to cope. With hundreds of thousands of Nepalis sleeping out in...
  • Thomas Bach's visit will boost Indian sports, says OCA secretary 15 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official. Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh made the comments ahead of Bach's arrival later Sunday and...
  • 1935 Indians evacuated from Nepal via IAF aircrafts, more flights expected today 15 hours 43 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Efforts are underway for the relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Nepal. India has been actively participating in the operation to rescue the quake victims. A total of 1935 Indians have been evacuated so far from Nepal while several others are still stranded. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas...