INDIA

  • IAF plane brings back 55 stranded Indians 2 hours 49 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 3 hours 36 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...
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  • Earthquake: Health services put on high alert 3 hours 59 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 4 hours 9 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 4 hours 17 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 4 hours 21 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 4 hours 50 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...
  • Bengal mountaineers safe: Mamata Banerjee 4 hours 56 minutes ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said mountaineers from the state who have gone on an expedition to Mt Everest are safe. "Rudraprasad Haldar of West Bengal Police has informed from Everest base camp that Bengal climbers are safe," Banerjee said. Haldar has set out on an expedition to...
  • Nepal earthquake: Eerie reminder of 1934 tragedy 5 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal and neighbouring Indian states on Saturday, leaving a massive trail of death and devastation, jolted memories of the catastrophic 1934 tragedy, which had claimed several thousands of human lives on both sides of the Himalayas. The devastating quake of 8.3-magnitude on Richter scale...
  • Earthquake: 12 dead in UP, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announces relief 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    Lucknow: At least 12 people were on Saturday killed and over a dozen injured in parts of Uttar Pradesh as a powerful earthquake originating in Nepal damaged houses and walls. Three deaths each were reported from Barabanki, Gorakhpur and Sant Kabir Nagar districts, one person each died in Kanpur Dehat, Shravasti...
  • Ramdev has a narrow escape, to stay in Nepal for relief work 5 hours 15 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Yoga Guru Ramdev had a narrow escape during the devastating earthquake in Kathmandu on Saturday as a dais from which he had addressed a gathering collapsed soon after he stepped down. The Yoga teacher also said that he saw a multi-story building collapsing and many people were trapped inside it. Ramdev...
  • Bihar bears Nepal earthquake brunt, toll 28 in the east 5 hours 22 minutes ago

    Patna: Bihar, still reeling under the devastation wrought by a killer nor'wester, bore the brunt of the massive temblor that shook the eastern and northeastern parts of the country on Saturday claiming at least 28 lives and leaving 202 injured. In West Bengal, three persons were killed and 69, including 43...
  • Devendra Fadnavis takes steps to help Maharashtra tourists in Nepal 5 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday instructed the officials to keep in touch with tourists from the state in Nepal in the wake of a high-intensity quake rattling the Himalayan state. Fadnavis also alerted the State Disaster Management team to be prepared for rescue operations at any location in...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad urges governmnet to extend full support to earthquake-hit Nepal 5 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday asked the government to extend full support to quake-hit Nepal and the affected Indian states as he condoled the loss of lives in the natural disaster. "My prayers are with all the people who have suffered in today's...
  • IPL 8: Malinga, McClenaghan take Mumbai Indians to 20-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad 5 hours 44 minutes ago

    All the talk in the 30-minute period between the toss and the start of the match was about the prospect of Dale Steyn and Trent Boult bowling in tandem, after the latter was drafted into the Sunrisers Hyderabad side. Having both pacers in the XI strengthened Hyderabad's bowling and helped...
  • Indian snookers to compete in World tourney in Pakistan 5 hours 44 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) said that Indian players will compete in the International Billiards and Snooker Federation World 6-Red and Team Championships to be held in Karachi from August 6 to 15. PBSA President Alamgir Sheikh told PTI that the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI)...
  • Prayers for earthquake-hit Nepal flood social media 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As a massive earthquake hit Nepal and also left India shaken in its wake, the social media went abuzz with people praying for those affected and sharing their experiences on websites like Facebook and Twitter. Hashtags like #Pray4Nepal, #NepalEarthquake, #CandleLightVigil, #Dharahara and #earthquake trended through the day with millions...
  • Sourav Ganguly gives away his BCCI pension to Ankit Keshri's family 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri's family. Ganguly has also decided to use the pension, which he will be getting in future years from the Board, to fund the treatment of injured...
  • Earthquake: President says India committed to assist Nepal 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said India was committed to assist Nepal in every possible way in dealing with the situation arising due to a powerful earthquake which shook the neighbouring country. "Deeply distressed at loss of life & property due to earthquake in Nepal," he said in a...
  • BSNL to charge local rates for calls to Nepal for three days 6 hours 6 minutes 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 7 hours 1 minutes 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 8 hours 2 minutes 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 8 hours 50 minutes 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 8 hours 57 minutes 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 9 hours 5 minutes 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 9 hours 21 minutes 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 9 hours 50 minutes 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 10 hours 9 minutes 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 10 hours 36 minutes 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...