Disaster in Himalayas

Quake wreaks havoc in Nepal; 1,130 dead

7.9 on Richter scale; toll expected to rise; India flies in relief25 Apr 2015 | 9:15 PM

Nearly 1,130 people were killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale struck Nepal on Saturday destroying several buildings, including a UNESCO World Heritage site and the centuries-old Dharhara tower in the heart of the capital trapping scores of people.

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Quake with 7.9 magnitude hits Nepal

Massive tremors felt in north India

India will reach out to those affected by quake: PM Modi

India will reach out to those affected by quake: PM ModiPeople walk past collapsed buildings at Lalitpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal, on Saturday. AFP
Earthquake: 34 dead in India; Bihar reports highest casualties

Earthquake: 34 dead in India; Bihar reports highest casualties

25 Apr 2015 | 7:34 PM

NEW DELHI: At least 34 people were killed and several were injured when a powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale shook large parts of northern and eastern India, damaging houses and buildings and creating panic among people.

Caution, aftershocks expected to continue

Caution, aftershocks expected to continue

25 Apr 2015 | 5:54 PM

NEW DELHI: The epicentre of Nepal’s massive earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, at a depth of 30 km, was monitored at 28.1 degrees north latitude and 84.6 degrees east longitude at Lamjung, around 80 km northwest of Kathmandu. The epicentre of the moderate aftershock, measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, at a depth of 10 km, was the same as the first one.

Nearly 125 Indians stranded in Nepal

25 Apr 2015 | 5:22 PM

KATHMANDU: Nearly 125 people from Maharashtra and Telangana are stranded in Nepal, which was hit by an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale on Saturday.

US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation issue

US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation issue

25 Apr 2015 | 6:18 PM

WASHINGTON: The US has expressed concern over India's crackdown on the Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action.

PM takes Metro to travel to Dwarka

PM takes Metro to travel to Dwarka

25 Apr 2015 | 10:57 AM

NEW DELHI: For the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Saturday travelled by Metro from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka where he was going for a function. He took the Metro to avoid inconvenience to the public on the route because of the security arrangements.

Rajya Sabha endorses equal rights for transgenders

Rajya Sabha endorses equal rights for transgenders

25 Apr 2015 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI: In a first in last 45 years, the Rajya Sabha today unanimously passed a private member’s Bill seeking to protect rights and dignity of transgenders.

Amid farm despair, grains of smile for Sangrur’s Dalits

Amid farm despair, grains of smile for Sangrur’s Dalits

25 Apr 2015 | 11:45 AM

BALAD KALAN (Sangrur): Dalits of Balad Kalan village in Sangrur district of Punjab are reaping profit from the wheat they sowed last year on 125 acres of panchayat land they had fought to get on lease for joint farming.

Boat seizure a blessing for Pak crew

25 Apr 2015 | 1:07 AM

AHMEDABAD: The seizure of the Pakistani boat with narcotics worth over Rs 600 crores off the Porbandar coast in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat earlier this week has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for its eight arrested crew members.

Experts urge moratorium as Chinese researchers ‘edit’ human embryos

25 Apr 2015 | 1:07 AM

MIAMI: Global scientists renewed calls to halt controversial research to genetically edit human embryos after a Chinese team published details of a breakthrough attempt in this new frontier in science.

Top al-Qaeda leader killed in Pakistan

25 Apr 2015 | 11:37 AM

NEW YORK: A deputy leader of Al Qaeda's branch in the Indian subcontinent, who was seen as a "rising star" in militant circles, died in an American drone strike in Pakistan in January that also killed an American and Italian hostage, according to a media report.


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Violence hits Bengal civic polls, 1 dead

Violence hits Bengal civic polls, 1 dead

25 Apr 2015 | 9:18 PM

KOLKATA: Amidst incidents of violence that left one dead and reports of alleged malpractices, polling was held for the 91 municipalities across West Bengal today. While one person was shot dead in Burdwan district, another person suffered bullet injury in North 24 Parganas district.

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UT gets tough with encroachers

UT gets tough with encroachers

25 Apr 2015 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the date of hearing in the case pertaining to encroachments in Sector 22 in the Punjab and Haryana High Court drawing closer, the UT Administration and the MC have started taking action to keep a check on the encroachments.

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Badal writes to Modi, wants immediate relief for farmers

25 Apr 2015 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “immediately” come to the rescue of farmers who had suffered extensive damage to their crops following unseasonal rains and other vagaries of weather.

HCgives state 7 days to decide on plan offering maize, bajra

25 Apr 2015 | 1:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today set a week’s deadline for the state government to make a decision regarding a scheme under which it wants to offer maize and bajra to people.

Can’t procure wheat till norms relaxed, says committee

25 Apr 2015 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: With government agencies failing to start the procurement of wheat here today due to specification issues, farmers have hit out against both the Union and state governments, blaming them for their woes.

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Relief to be disbursed from May 1: Khattar

25 Apr 2015 | 12:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced that compensation for the damage caused to crops due to rain and hailstorms would be distributed from May 1 to 15.

Villagers: Notification for land acquisition illegal

Villagers: Notification for land acquisition illegal

25 Apr 2015 | 12:50 AM

MANDI: Hundreds of villagers today urged the government to cancel the notification issued to acquire land for the four-laning of the Nerchowk to Manali stretch of the National Highway-21.

J&K’s new job policy in limbo as Guv returns ordinance

J&K’s new job policy in limbo as Guv returns ordinance

25 Apr 2015 | 2:39 PM

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra today returned the Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Ordinance-2015 on the new recruitment policy - recently formalised by the ruling PDP-BJP coalition - to the state government, raising certain queries on its objectives and viability.

Bahuguna targets CM, counsels him to focus on earlier projects

Bahuguna targets CM, counsels him to focus on earlier projects

25 Apr 2015 | 1:12 AM

MUSSOORIE: Former Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna today lashed out at Chief Minister Harish Rawat and advised him to avoid announcing new development works and rather focus on fulfilling those made earlier.

10 Qaida-linked ‘militants’ held for 2010 Vatican plot

10 Qaida-linked ‘militants’ held for 2010 Vatican plot

25 Apr 2015 | 1:42 AM

ROME: The Italian police on Friday arrested 10 persons and were looking for eight others suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to Al-Qaida who had plotted attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and at least at one point the Vatican.

EPFO gets nod to invest 5% of corpus in stock market

25 Apr 2015 | 12:16 AM

NEW DELHI: The government has allowed retirement fund body EPFO to invest 5% of its corpus in exchange-traded funds which will result in an inflow of around Rs 5,000 crore to stock markets this fiscal.

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Virat, AB keep it short & sweet

25 Apr 2015 | 1:31 AM

AHMEDABAD: Skipper Virat Kohli blasted his second successive fifty and pacer Mitchell Starc snapped three wickets as Royal Challengers Bangalore notched up a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in their IPL encounter here today.

Olympic hope soars as Bach comes calling

25 Apr 2015 | 11:42 AM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the high-profile 24-hour visit of International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to India, the country’s sporting bureaucracy is working overtime to get some of the key proposals endorsed by the German strongman, including developing the NIS Centre in Patiala into a High-Performance Centre of Excellence.

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Now, Jalandhar school wants girls to pay for boarding & lodging

25 Apr 2015 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after The Tribune reported how 45 girls of the residential hockey wing at the Government Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden, have been left in the lurch by the school and Punjab Sports Department, the authorities on Friday issued a diktat to them to pay for the boarding and lodging from now on, else leave the school.

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