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  • UNICEF says nearly a million children 'severely affected' in Nepal April 27, 2015

    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 April 27, 2015

    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 April 27, 2015

    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...
  • I make music for everyone; don't categorise anyone into Hindus or Muslims: Atif Aslam on performing in India April 27, 2015

    Indore: Popular Pakistani musician Atif Aslam might not have been able to entertain his fans in Pune with his rock numbers and melodious tracks as his concert had to be cancelled, but he says he has no grudges and has only love to share with his Indian fans. Aslam's concert was...
  • Air India slashes fare to earthquake-hit Kathmandu April 26, 2015

    Kolkata: National carrier Air India has reduced the one way fare to Kathmandu from Delhi, Kolkata and Varanasi from Rs 14,000 to Rs 4,700 inclusive of all taxes, a company release said on Sunday tonight. This has been done for the benefit of the Indians who have been stranded in...
  • Nearly 1,200 Indians evacuated from earthquake-hit Nepal April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The number of Indians evacuated from Nepal crossed 1,000 on Sunday as another flight with 141 onboard landed. The total number of people brought back from the quake-hit Himalayan nation since the first plane landed late on Saturday night is now 1,191. "Another IAF C 130 lands in Delhi...
  • Vikas Gowda wins discus event in US with 65.75m April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda continued with his fine form as he came up with an effort of 65.75m to win his event in the Triton Invitational at La Jolla in San Diego in United States on Sunday. Gowda, the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and silver winner in...
  • Army, IAF activate disaster management mechanism for Nepal April 26, 2015

    Tezpur: Army's Gajaraj Corps and Indian Air Force (IAF), Tezpur, on Sunday activated disaster management mechanism for providing medical relief to people in earthquake-hit Nepal. According to a defence spokesman, in this joint disaster management operation, a C-17 aircraft from Palam air base captained by Wing Commander Abbi arrived at Air...
  • India steps up relief operations in Nepal, names it 'Operation Maitri' April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Scaling up relief and rescue efforts in quake-hit Nepal that was named 'Operation Maitri', India on Sunday deployed two dozen military aircraft and choppers and was also undertaking a "big evacuation" through the road route. As a top Indian official described the...
  • BCCI recommends Rohit Sharma for Arjuna award April 26, 2015

    Kolkata: The BCCI on Sunday recommended dashing batsman Rohit Sharma for this year's Arjuna award. "The (Board of Control for Cricket in India) working committee recommended Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for the year 2015," its secretary Anurag Thakur said in a release. The Mumbai boy, who rewrote the world record...
  • Death toll in earthquake-hit Nepal crosses 2,500 as fresh tremors jolt the area, rescue efforts on April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: As Nepal slowly came to terms with the full scale of tragedy and looked for survivours, the death toll due the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the Himalayan country on Saturday crossed 2,500 while over 5,000 people have reportedly been injured. The government of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala declared...
  • Air services resumed to Kathmandu on Sunday evening April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Air services to Kathmandu on Sunday resumed though the airport in the quake-hit Nepalese capital had to be shut down for several hours in the afternoon due to a powerful aftershock. While national carrier Air India operated only two flights out of the five services it had planned to...
  • Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala requests citizens to donate blood April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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 April 26, 2015

    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...