New Delhi, Apr. 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greeting to the people of Netherlands on the occasion of King's Day.
New Delhi, Apr. 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the people of South Africa on their freedom day and remembered Madiba (Nelson Mandela) who strived to bring a better tomorrow for his people.
New Delhi, Apr. 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended best wishes to the people of Togo, on their National Day.
Ahmedabad, Apr. 27 : Residents of Ahmedabad organised a prayer meet to pay their respects to the victims of Nepal earthquake.
New Delhi, Apr. 27 : Members of the Hatemalo Nepali Student Group organised a candle light vigil here on Sunday to demonstrate moral support for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. They also gathered funds and materials from the attendees to send to Nepal.
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), Apr. 27 : Four individuals from Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh, who went on a trip to Nepal, have reportedly gone missing after the earthquake struck Nepal and parts of northern India and their families have requested the Indian Government to find them and bring them back to safety.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : As part of the nation's overall relief effort for Nepal, the Indian Army has launched 'Operation Maitri'. Soon after the devastating earthquake, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh spoke to his Nepalese counterpart General SJB Rana.
New Delhi, April 26 : The number of Indians evacuated from Nepal crossed 1,000 on Sunday as another flight with 141 onboard landed here. 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.
New Delhi/Kathmandu, April 26 : An Indian Army Everest Expedition team was training at the Base Camp at Everest when a massive temblor hit Nepal on Saturday, triggering an avalanche that buried their equipment. The Indian Army team is safe and has helped pull out the bodies of 19 foreign climbers from the Everest camp.
Guwahati, Apr 26 : BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said that only the BJP can do the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to free Assam.
Guwahati, Apr 26 : : At least 65 people of Assam remain untraceable in Nepal where a massive earthquake had rocked on Saturday, officials said.
New Delhi, Apr 26 : Two Pakistani C-130 aircraft carrying relief supplies reached earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, officials said.
New Delhi, April 26 : Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Sunday said teams were being sent to assess the situation in quake-hit Nepal, and "whatever is needed will be done".
Srinagar, April 26 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Sunday asked local traders and tourism players to help make Kashmir a prime tourist destination.
New Delhi, April 26 : A third flight of the Indian Air Force landed here on Sunday evening with 266 people onboard from Kathmandu, taking to 1,342 the total number of Indian nationals evacuated from quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late on Saturday night.
New Delhi/Kathmandu, April 26 : Nineteen bodies have been recovered from Everest base camp which was hit by an avalanche following Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, the Indian defence ministry said on Sunday even as the stranded climbers kept tweeting about themselves for the world.
By Amiya Kumar Kushwaha, New Delhi, April 26 : Seventy-three-year-old Balaji was visiting the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu when the ground beneath started shaking violently and he fell down.
New Delhi, April 26 : The earthquake that devastated Nepal killed 62 people in India, Home Secretary L.C. Goyal said on Sunday.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : The next of kin of those who lost their lives in various parts of the country due to the earthquake yesterday shall receive an enhanced compensation of Rs. four lakh from the National Disaster Relief Fund.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed ten teams to carry out the relief and rescue work in Nepal, which has been severely affected by the earthquake.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : The government, which has intensified rescue and relief operations in earthquake struck Nepal, will press into service 13 aircrafts by tonight to help the neighbouring nation.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : President Pranab Mukherjee conferred two Kirti Chakras, including one posthumously and eleven Shaurya Chakras to the armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here today.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal climbed over 2,100 on Sunday even as the rescue efforts intensified in search of survivors in the Himalayan nation's worst temblor in over 80 years.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : President Pranab Mukherjee, who extended his greetings and felicitations to the King, Government and people of the Netherlands on the eve of the country's King's Day tomorrow, said both nations have a long history of friendship and cooperation that has developed over more than 400 years.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : Extending his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of South Africa on the eve of the country's freedom day on April 27, President Pranab Mukherjee today said the relationship between both nations is deeply rooted in history, and over the years, has evolved into a strategic partnership.
Kathmandu, Apr. 26 : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday said that his health awareness camp had become a relief camp to serve those affected by the massive earthquake in Kathmandu, adding that Patanjali camp is doing all it could to help the injured people.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met top officials on Sunday in order to ensure that all assistance is given to the people affected by the earthquake.
New Delhi, April 26 : With a large number of ex-servicemen living in Nepal, the Indian Army will launch long term operations there to reach out to them, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday.
New Delhi, April 26 : Concerned over the decline in the child sex ratio in the capital, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) here recently held a public awareness programme.
New Delhi/Kathmandu, April 26 : Nineteen bodies have been recovered from the Everest base camp which was hit by an avalanche following Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, the Indian defence ministry said on Sunday.
New Delhi, April 26 : Indian rescue teams have reached the epicentre of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal Saturday but found that despite extensive damage to property, loss of life was lesser than expected, an official said.
New Delhi, April 26 : An inter-ministerial team of officials will be sent to Nepal to coordinate the India-assisted relief and rescue work, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said on Sunday.
Lucknow, April 26 : The toll due to Saturday's earthquake rose to 14 in Uttar Pradesh even as many parts of the state were on Sunday again jolted by fresh tremors that forced Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to order the closure of schools till Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 26 : In the wake of Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal that wreaked havoc in the Himalayan nation besides rocking neighbouring countries, people want to know more about the phenomenon which is a manifestation of the Earth's crust settling down. Here are some FAQs:
New Delhi, April 26 : The government on Sunday announced enhanced compensation of Rs.4 lakh each for the families of the people killed in the earthquake that shook parts of India on Saturday.
New Delhi, April 26 : The NASA has made no earthquake forecast for India, the government said on Sunday, and asked people to ignore text messages with a "fake" prediction of a strong quake to hit north India.
Guwahati, April 26 : At least 155 people from Assam were stranded in Nepal where a massive earthquake on Saturday wreaked devastation. While 90 people have been tracked down, the whereabouts of the remaining 65 were not immediately known, the authorities said on Sunday.
New Delhi, April 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a high-level meeting to review relief and rescue operations following the massive earthquake in Nepal and directed that the pace of search and rescue operations be increased.
New Delhi, April 26 : The Indian government on Sunday issued an advisory requesting media houses to "exercise restraint in speculation about possible after-shocks" in Nepal, as "undue speculation may cause unnecessary panic".
Chandigarh/New Delhi, April 26 : The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC) will airlift 25,000 food packets daily for earthquake-hit Nepal from Monday and also make arrangements to start 'langar' (community meal) for the affected people in Kathmandu.
New Delhi, April 26 : At least 13 Indian Air Force aircraft were deployed to undertake rescue and relief operations in earthquake-hit Nepal, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said here on Sunday.
New Delhi, April 26 : A total of 503 Indians were evacuated from Nepal on Sunday and another batch of 130 is expected, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said.
New Delhi, April 26 : Quick response to calamities in the neighbourhood as well as in India is high-priority for the armed forces, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday as India stepped up rescue and relief operations in earthquake-hit Nepal.
New Delhi, April 26 : 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.
By Sreeparna Chakrabarty and Anjali Ojha, New Delhi, April 26 : A resurgent Rahul Gandhi and the suicide of a farmer at an AAP rally in the capital seem to have made the NDA government re-think its strategy on the land acquisition bill and put it on the backburner - at least for now.
By Gaurav Sharma, New Delhi, April 26 : Panic and anxiety gripped passengers, mostly Nepali citizens, on board a SpiceJet flight that had to return to Delhi halfway from Kathmandu after fresh tremors in the Himalayan country on Sunday forced the airport to shut down.
New Delhi, April 26 : After ferrying 546 Indian citizens back to India from Kathmandu, the personnel of Indian Air Force on Sunday carried out sorties to evacuate people, mostly locals, from the areas worst affected by the earthquake the day before, officials said.
Patna, April 26 : The toll in Bihar following the massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday has risen to 58, officials said on Sunday.
New Delhi, Apr 26 : As part of the nation's overall relief effort for Nepal, the Indian Army has launched Operation Maitri.
New Delhi, Apr 26 : The Indian Air Force (IAF) has evacuated a total of 546 Indian nationals so far in the day and night long operations from the earthquake hit Nepal, a statement said on Sunday.
New Delhi, April 26 : An Indian Air Force helicopter on Sunday carried out five casualty evacuation sorties in quake-hit Nepal as over 250 Indians were being brought back to India.
New Delhi, April 26 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings to the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa on the eve of the Freedom Day of South Africa on Monday, an official statement said.
New Delhi, April 26 : The Indian Air Force will bring back 1,500 stranded Indians from thee earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said.
By Trina Joshi, New Delhi, April 26 : In the wake of the strong 7.9 magnitude earthquake that killed over a 1,500 people in Nepal and left a swathe of devastation in the northern Himalayas on Saturday, experts said a temblor of equal intensity is "overdue" in northern India."
New Delhi, April 26 : As India continues relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Nepal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said reaction to disasters has become quicker since the NDA government came to power.
New Delhi, April 26 : Following the earthquake in Nepal, state-run Air India and budget carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo have decided to operate additional flights and carry relief material to the quake-hit country free of cost.
By Ranjana Narayan, New Delhi, April 26 : Why target only India for rapes, they happen all over the world, says Danish designer-turned writer Inger Solberg, who has come out with her first book "Pushpa", a vibrant account of her life in India, which she has made her home for the past 15 years.
By Rupesh Dutta, New Delhi, April 26 : India's northeast is considered the gateway to Southeast Asia and crucial for its Act East Policy, but Vietnam's envoy here says that poor road and air connectivity are a hindrance to developing tourism and other economic linkages with it.
New Delhi, April 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a high-level meeting at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday to review the situation in the wake of a massive quake that hit Nepal and India on Saturday.
Agartala/Aizawl, April 26 : Fresh quake rocked the entire northeastern India and adjoining areas on Sunday, a Met official said.