INDIA

  • 311 Tamil Nadu tourists stranded in Nepal, rescue efforts on 34 minutes 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 1 hour 25 minutes 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 1 hour 40 minutes 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 1 hour 51 minutes 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 2 hours 10 minutes 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 3 hours 1 minutes 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 4 hours 8 minutes 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 4 hours 9 minutes 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 5 hours 40 minutes 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' 6 hours 19 minutes 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 6 hours 33 minutes 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' 7 hours 37 minutes 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 7 hours 48 minutes 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 8 hours 20 minutes 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 8 hours 35 minutes 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 8 hours 54 minutes 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: All government colleges, schools in Nepal shut for one week after quake, 2200 dead 9 hours 4 minutes 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 9 hours 29 minutes 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 9 hours 40 minutes 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 10 hours 4 minutes 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...
  • India rescues 546 people from Nepal, death toll 1,800 10 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,800 people dead, Indian Air Force (IAF) planes have fetched around 546 of its citizens. The first Indian Air Force plane to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including...
  • IAF plane brings back 55 stranded Indians 18 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi/Kathmandu: An Indian Air Force aircraft on Saturday night brought back 55 stranded Indians, including four infants, from the earthquake-hit Nepal. The aircraft C-130J, which had earlier flown National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members and relief materials from New Delhi to Kathmandu, landed with 55 Indian evacuees at around 10:45...
  • Two Tata steel employees safe: Bachendri Pal 19 hours 27 minutes ago

    Jamshedpur: Two employees of Tata Steel including a woman, who had set off to conquer world's highest peak Mount Everest in the first week of April, are safe and based at camp II (at around 22,000 ft), said the Chief of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, Bachendri Pal. Pal, the first woman...
  • India @ 9 with Ananya Dasgupta 19 hours 35 minutes ago

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  • Earthquake: Health services put on high alert 19 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Health services have been put on the "high alert" following the massive earthquake originating in Nepal which has so far claimed the lives of at least 34 people in India and injured over 100 people. Health Ministry officials said that they have taken complete stock of the situation and...
  • 25 tourists from Telangana stuck in earthquake-hit Nepal 20 hours 0 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has ordered the tourism department to extend necessary help to 25 tourists from the state who are stranded in Kathmandu. The tourism department has been asked to make arrangements to locate and bring them back, an official release in Hyderabad said. Though tremors were felt...
  • US president Barack Obama briefed on Nepal earthquake 20 hours 8 minutes ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama was on Saturday briefed on the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal and India, killing over 1000 people and flattening houses and buildings. "The President has been briefed (on the earthquake)," a White House official said when asked about the earthquake in Nepal and India. The quake measuring...
  • Around 550 Gujarati tourists stranded in Nepal; most are safe 20 hours 12 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Around 550 tourists from Gujarat are stranded in Nepal which was hit by a massive earthquake on Saturday, but most of them are safe, the state officials said. The Gujarat government has set up a special control room in Gandhinagar with helpline numbers 079-2325-1900, 2325-1902 and 2325-1908. "We have compiled the...
  • Air India, SpiceJet to operate additional flights to Kathmandu 20 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India will resume its services to Nepal from Sunday and also decided to operate two additional flights from New Delhi and Kolkata to the quake-hit country with relief material and to fly out people stranded there. The two flights which were to be operated on Saturday...