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IS militants punish citizens with 80 lashes if seen wearing football ...
London, Apr. 25 : Islamic State (IS) militants have banned people from wearing the jerseys of football teams like Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan as it represents idol worship.
28 tourists from Telangana stranded in Nepal
Hyderabad, April 25 : The Telangana government is making efforts to bring back 28 tourists from the state stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal.
Indian Air Force plane fetches 55 people back from Nepal
New Delhi, April 25 : A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft of the Indian Air Force landed in New Delhi around 11 p.m. on Saturday, fetching some 55 civilians, including four infants, from Kathmandu where they were stranded due to the devastating earthquake in the country just before noon.
Nepal quake toll crosses 1000
Kathmandu/New Delhi, Apr 25 : A massive earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Nepal, leaving more than 1,000 people dead and devastating the Himalayan nation with several buildings, temples and towers being pulled down on Saturday. India, where the tremor was also felt from the north ...
PM presents 50th Jnanpeeth Award to Bhalchandra Nemade
New Delhi, Apr 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday emphasized the combination of wisdom (Saraswati) and prosperity (Lakshmi) as the key to India's progress.
Ford Foundation: US seeks clarification from India
Washington, Apr 25 : The US on Friday said it has sought 'clarification' from the Indian authorities over the crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace.
We paid the price for not batting well: Sunrisers coach Moody
Mumbai, April 25 : Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody on Saturday said the poor batting performance right from the start against Mumbai Indians led to the team's loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter.
Bengal mountaineers safe at Everest base camp: Mamata
Kolkata, April 25 : In a major relief following a massive earthquake in Nepal, West Bengal Chief Minister on Saturday announced that mountaineers from the state on an expedition to Mount Everest were safe.
200 people from Karnataka stranded in Nepal
Bengaluru, April 25 : Around 200 people from various parts of Karnataka are reported to be stranded in quake-hit Nepal, an official said on Saturday.
Telcos slash call rates to Nepal
New Delhi, April 25 : Aiming to lend a helping hand to the people affected by the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, telecom service providers in India have slashed their call rates or made it free.
Nepal quake: Ramdev narrowly escapes death in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Apr. 25 : Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said that he had a narrow escape from death as the dais from which he was addressing a gathering in Kathmandu, collapsed right after he got down from the stage.
Kathmandu airport shut, flights to resume from Sunday
By Sharon Thambala, New Delhi, April 25 : The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu was indefinitely shut on Saturday after a massive earthquake rocked Nepal just before noon, causing cancellation of all the eight subsequent return flights from India bound for the capital city.
Ensure safe return of Assam pilgrims from Nepal: CM
Guwahati, April 25 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday asked the state chief secretary to take steps to ensure the safe return of at least 45 pilgrims from the state who have been stranded in Nepal following the massive earthquake.
Spurt in cancellations of plane tickets for Nepal
New Delhi, April 25 : Nepal's tourism industry was in for a major setback on Saturday after a massive earthquake caused huge devastation, prompting cancellation of flights from India and requests of ticket cancellation stretching till May end.
Odisha government asks for land premium from Posco
Bhubaneswar, April 25 : The Odisha government on Saturday asked steel major Posco to make an outstanding payment of about Rs.54 crore towards land premium and Rs.18 crore towards net present value (NPV) for forest land diversion.
250 Indians being evacuated from quake-hit Nepal
By Aroonim Bhuyan, New Delhi, April 25 : Around 250 Indians are being evacuated from Nepal on Saturday night after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Himalayan nation claiming over 1,000 lives.
Combination of wisdom, prosperity key to India's progress: PM Modi
New Delhi, Apr. 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday emphasized that the combination of wisdom (saraswati) and prosperity (lakshmi) is the key to India's progress.
Achuthanandan dropped from CPI-M's Kerala state secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 : Veteran CPI-M leader and former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was on Saturday dropped from the party's 15-member state secretariat, it was announced here.
Calcutta Stock Exchange to ink deal with clearing corporation
Kolkata, April 25 : The Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE) is expecting to sign an agreement with a clearing corporation to ensure the exchange's continuity, as it is awaiting the report from a Japan-based financial holding company to rope in new investors.
All Maharashtra tourists in Nepal safe
Mumbai, April 25 : All tourists from Maharashtra in Nepal are reported to be safe and unhurt in the earthquake which shook the Himalayan country on Saturday, officials said here.
Nepal quake: India launches relief ops, sends in aircrafts with NDRF ...
New Delhi, Apr. 25 : With over 650 people losing their lives in Nepal in an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the open-ended Richter Scale on Saturday, the Indian Government has decided to send four aircrafts with NDRF teams to oversee rescue and relief operations and also set up a 24-hour control room ...
LGBT film fest Kashish to feature 180 films from 44 countries
Mumbai, April 25 : The sixth edition of the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India's only mainstream Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual (LGBT) film fest, has announced a line-up of around 180 films from 44 countries.
Armenians joined by Turks in marking 1915 mass killings
Istanbul, April 25 : Thousands of Turks and Armenians from around the globe commemorated here the centenary of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.
Nepal quake: Assam mountaineering team on Everest expedition safe
Kathmandu, April 25 : An 11-member mountaineering team from the Indian state of Assam on an expedition to Mt. Everest in Nepal, which was rocked by a powerful earthquake on Saturday, is reportedly safe.
'Belt' technology offers quick repair post-earthquake
London, April 25 : Researchers from the University of Sheffield in south Yorkshire have developed a cheap and simple technology to repair earthquake-damaged buildings and make them safe and habitable.
Nepal quake: MEA opens control room
New Delhi, April 25 : The ministry of external affairs (MEA) has opened a round-the-clock control room to answer queries regarding the massive earthquake in Nepal.
288 percent rise in teen rape suspects, India mulls new law
By Chaitanya Mallapur : Rape is the fastest-growing crime among juveniles; 86 percent of teens arrested for various crimes come from poor families, only six percent were homeless and less than six percent were girls, crime data for the last 10 years reveals.
UltraTech Cement posts lower profit in FY15
Chennai, April 25 : Cement major UltraTech Cement Ltd closed last fiscal with a net profit of Rs.2,015 crore, down from Rs.2,144 crore net profit earned during the previous fiscal, the company said on Saturday.
IAF's C-130 leaves for Nepal with NDRF team
New Delhi, April 25 : An IAF C-130J Super Hercules aircraft left for Nepal on Saturday with a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and relief material from Hindon airbase after the Himalayan country was hit by a major earthquake.
Short-term courses for Indian healthcare professionals
New Delhi, April 25 : Expanding the skills of healthcare professionals in India, the Global Health Alliance (GHA), with support from the University of Leeds launched a new range of short term courses here on Friday.