INDIA

  • BSNL to charge local rates for calls to Nepal for three days 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Telephone calls made on BSNL network to earthquake-hit Nepal for the next three days will attract only local call rates, the state-owned company said. The move is aimed at enabling Indians to connect with their near and dear ones in Nepal, which saw several hundreds dead following a massive...
  • Lenskart faces flak for earthquake-linked product promotion 2 days ago

    New Delhi: 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. A outrage on social media, however, forced the company retract the campaign and apologise for...
  • Greenpeace India hits out at Home Ministry 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is creating an "emergency" like situation, Greenpeace India alleged on Saturday, claiming that its "arbitrary" actions were a major international embarrassment for India. Reacting to a crackdown on the Ford Foundation, Greenpeace India said these government actions will "undermine" India's standing in the global community of...
  • Arun Jaitley expresses grief over loss of lives due to earthquake 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday expressed grief over loss of life and property due to a major earthquake with epicentre in Nepal that also hit large parts of India. "Today indeed is a challenging and solemn day because a significant part of...
  • Devastating Nepal earthquake kills over 876, triggers deadly Everest avalanche 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: The death toll in the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has risen to 876, a Nepal Home Ministry official said, of which 467 were in the Kathmandu Valley that is the most heavily populated part of the Himalayan country. The quake toppled a 19th-century tower in the Nepalese...
  • NDRF personnel, relief material rushed to Nepal 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force's C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft in Saturday took off from the Hindon airbase here carrying NDRF personnel and relief material to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has hit the Himalayan country. Defence sources said a C-17 Globemaster is being prepared for takeoff...
  • Nepal quake: Nearly 125 Indians stranded in Kathmandu 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Kathmandu: Nearly 125 people from Maharashtra and Telangana are stranded in Nepal after a high-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation. According to officials at the Maharashtra Information Centre in Delhi, around 80 people from Nashik had gone to Nepal for pilgrimage while 15-20 people were on a trekking expedition. A group...
  • Narendra Modi talks to Nepal Prime Minister, assures all help 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With massive earthquake hitting Nepal on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached out to his counterpart Sushil Koirala as well as President Ram Baran Yadav and assured all help in dealing with the "tough" situation. "Spoke to PM Sushil Koirala, who is in transit in Bangkok on his...
  • Akhilesh Das Gupta elected Badminton Asia Confederation vice-president 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta on Saturday was elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term. Akhilesh was elected during the continental body's general elections in Wuhan, China. Akhilesh, who held the same post in last committee, polled the...
  • 24-hr control room in MEA, Nepal thanks India for assistance 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, a control room has been set up in Ministry of External Affairs to provide all help and information round the clock. The numbers to the 24-hour Control Room are +91 11 23012113, +91 11 2301 4104 and +91...
  • Nepal quake: Flights to Kathmandu put on hold 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Crew shortage delays Air India flights by 15 hours 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...