INDIA

  • Nepal quake: Flights to Kathmandu put on hold 14 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across several states of India too. The authorities have closed the Kathmandu airport due to the quake. All flight operations in and out of Kathmandu have been suspended...
  • Timeline of major earthquakes in India, Southeast Asia 14 hours 7 minutes ago

    The following is the timeline of earthquakes that have rocked India and Southeast Asian countries since 2001. April 25, 2015: An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale strikes Lamjung district in Nepal. November 23, 2014: A 6.3 magnitude quake hits China, killing atleast two people. November 23, 2014: Over 50 people were...
  • Tremors in coastal AP after powerful earthquake hits north India 14 hours 24 minutes ago

    Visakhapatnam: The north coastal Andhra Pradesh experienced mild tremors on Saturday after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal and parts of north and northeast India. However, no casualty or damage to property were reported. According to Cyclone Warning Centre here, the tremors were felt for a few seconds in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and...
  • Tremors felt in Odisha 14 hours 49 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: Tremors were felt in several parts of Odisha on Saturday following a severe earthquake in many parts of East and North India triggering panic among the people. The earthquake measuring 7.5 on the richter scale with its epicentre in Nepal was felt at about 11.43 am in the state, MeT...
  • Low intensity tremor in Kochi 15 hours 2 minutes ago

    Kochi: A low intensity tremor was felt in some parts of Kochi on Saturday, triggering panic among people residing in high rise buildings, officials said. Officials said experts in the Seismology Department are assessing whether it was an after effect of the high-intensity quake that rocked Delhi and many parts of...
  • Live: IAF plane with 55 stranded Indians from Nepal lands in Delhi, earthquake death toll 1,500 15 hours 29 minutes ago

    A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, causing some buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, witnesses said. United States Geological Survey (USGS) not only upgraded the earthquake to 7.9 magnitude but also only 2 km deep. There was...
  • Explainer: Earthquake risk zones across India 15 hours 36 minutes ago

    A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday. Here is an explainer of the risk zones and the frequency and destructive power of the earthquakes. ...
  • Rumours of rival cricket bodies unnerve boards 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    The International Cricket Council is on alert with rumours of a rival body doing the rounds since Essel Group, the Indian business giants, began registering companies with names that appear to be rival national cricket boards. Essel, the conglomerate behind the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL), has registered companies such...
  • 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, tremors felt across North, East India, no reports of casualties 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, causing some buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, witnesses said. United States Geological Survey (USGS) not only upgraded the earthquake to 7.9 magnitude but also only 2 km deep. There...
  • BCCI keeping an eye on Virat Kohli's behaviour 17 hours 54 minutes ago

    The Board of Cricket Control in India has been reported to be keeping eye on India's new Test captain Virat Kohli over his behaviour. BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya has told Hindustan Times that Kohli will be on notice over his behaviour. "Kohli's outbursts has to be examined and whatever corrective measures...
  • Barack Obama had a historic visit to India: US 18 hours 12 minutes ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama had a historic visit to India early this year as part of his efforts to deepen America's partnership with India in the Asia Pacific region, a presidential aide has said. "President Obama had a good trip to India earlier this year, an historic visit, as the Chief...
  • Bangladesh name squad for first Test against Pakistan 19 hours 19 minutes ago

    Litton Kumar Das and Soumya Sarkar, both top-order batsmen, and Mohammad Shahid, the right-arm paceman, were the uncapped players included in the 14-man Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Pakistan. Das, a wicketkeeper-batsman, has scored five first-class centuries and ended as the second-highest run-getter in the domestic one-day competition with...
  • US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation issue 20 hours 23 minutes ago

    Washington: The United States on Sat expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action. "We are aware that the (Indian) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India and has placed the Ford Foundation on a prior permission...
  • 'Careful' management of demand vital for Make in India: Raghuram Rajan Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said for the success of Make in India domestic demand needs to be managed "carefully" and industry should be made competitive, while stating that economic security is a must for national security. 'Make in India' initiative could also be an answer to increase...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Crew shortage delays Air India flights by 15 hours Yesterday

    New Delhi: A Chicago-bound Air India flight, with 270 passengers onboard, from IGI airport in New Delhi was delayed by a massive 15 hours due to the crew shortage, causing inconvenience to the fliers. This comes two days after one of its flight to Kochi was delayed by three hours after...
  • India or Bharat: Supreme Court seeks response from government Yesterday

    New Delhi: 'India should be named Bharat', a demand on which the Supreme Court has sought comments from the Centre and the states. The apex court on Friday decided to examine questions raised on the naming of the country and sought response from the Centre on the plea demanding change in...
  • Indian hockey team starts training for Japan series Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team today began the preparation for the upcoming Test series against Japan but coach Paul van Ass has FIH Hockey World League semi-final in mind as the players fine-tuned their skills in a practice session. The India-Japan Test Series is scheduled from 03 to 09 May 2015...
  • I will come good in later stages of IPL 8: Glenn Maxwell Yesterday

    Glenn Maxwell believes the competitive and high-intensity Pepsi Indian Premier League 2015 even before the euphoria of Australia's World Cup win could die down has contributed to his lean run of form in the tournament so far. Maxwell, who was the highest run-getter for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014, has...
  • PM Modi's China trip: Trade gap, market access on the table Yesterday

    New Delhi: India will take up the issue of a widening trade deficit and greater market access for domestic products during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China later this month, a top commerce ministry official said. "The key items (which India will raise) are how to address the large trade...
  • Indian motor sports gets government recognition at last Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian government has finally recognised motor sports as a sport by including governing body FMSCI in the list of sports ministry-backed National Sports Federations (NSF). The development comes at a rather quiet period for Indian motorsports and at a time when efforts are being made to bring Formula...
  • India, Pakistan spar over Kashmir at Bandung Yesterday

    New Delhi/Islamabad: India has termed as "most unfortunate" Pakistan's reference to the Kashmir issue at the Asian African summit in Jakarta, an official in New Delhi said. The Indian objection came following a reference to the festering issue by Pakistani Prime Minister's Advisor Sartaj Aziz in his address at the Asian...
  • Mithali Raj proud to receive Wisden India honour Yesterday

    Mithali Raj, the captain of the India Women's cricket team, was honoured to be recognised as one of the six Wisden India Cricketers of the Year for 2015. An accomplished batter, Raj was in charge of the Indian team that recorded a famous four-wicket Test win over England in Wormsley in...
  • Evolution of leadership is also a challenge in democracy: Infosys China CEO Yesterday

    Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's China visit in May, Infosys CEO of China spoke to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about his expectations from that trip. "In terms of education, having access to different resources, and job creation, China has done well. It has progressed far better compared to India," said...
  • Hit by beef ban, Indian butchers eye Jersey cows Yesterday

    Mumbai: Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter foreign-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country's majority Hindus as locally bred cattle. Several states led by the Hindu nationalist Baratiya Janata Party of Prime Minister...
  • The Xiaomi Mi 4i shows how important India is for Xiaomi Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Mi 4i "is not a Chinese design that is imported to India, this is a product that is designed with this market in mind," said Hugo Barra, Xiaomi's vice president of international operations at the smartphone's launch event in New Delhi on Thursday. The Xiaomi Mi 4i unveiling...
  • Zimbabwe touring India, Pakistan trip not confirmed Yesterday

    Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's cricket board says it will host India in July but won't confirm if it will become the first Test nation to play in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus six years ago. Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Alistair Campbell said on Thursday that India and then...
  • India to host Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, seeks to regain ground lost to China, Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi: When Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official visit to India next week, it will be a chance for New Delhi to regain ground lost to regional rivals Pakistan and China and push interests including trade routes and arms sales. More than his predecessor Hamid Karzai, Ghani has...
  • Rupee hits three and half month low of 63.56 per dollar, down 24 paise against dollar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Continuing its losing streak for the second straight session, the rupee on Friday closed at a fresh three-and-a-half month low of 63.56 against the US dollar after plunging to 63.64 in intra-day trade on sustained demand for the American currency from importers amid weaker equities. After touching an intra-day low...
  • Sachin Tendulkar: Raise a toast on the master's 42nd birthday Yesterday

    The fall of the Berlin Wall was about a week old when Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for India, at a time when India's most prized possession was the Taj Mahal and there was still peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan. While the country had produced some really great cricketers with Sunil...