Quake pummels Nepal; 1,500 killed

Saturday 11.56 am local time: Buildings topple as 7.9 temblor shakes Himalayan nation, triggers Everest avalanche | Aftershocks create panic26 Apr 2015 | 2:11 AM

KATHMANDU: A powerful earthquake flattened houses and buildings in Nepal today, killing nearly 1,500 persons as the worst temblor in 80 years destroyed the iconic Dharhara tower and renowned Darbar Square in the heart of the capital.

Deadliest earthquakes of past 30 years

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Nature wreaks havoc

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
Tremors travel to India, 51 dead, 237 injured

Tremors travel to India, 51 dead, 237 injured

26 Apr 2015 | 2:14 AM

NEW DELHI: At least 51 people were killed and 237 others injured after a massive earthquake, epicentred in Nepal, shook several parts of India on Saturday.

4 IAF planes, NDRF men get into action

4 IAF planes, NDRF men get into action

26 Apr 2015 | 2:23 AM

NEW DELHI: India today swiftly moved relief material and specialised rescue teams to quake-hit Nepal and promised to pour more assistance after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Nepali counterpart Sushil Koirala and President Ram Baran Yadav.

Lurking danger: No seismic safe zone in India, say experts

Lurking danger: No seismic safe zone in India, say experts

26 Apr 2015 | 2:14 AM

NEW DELHI: Earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday was being anticipated by seismologists for a long time. The Indian subcontinent is sitting on the highly seismic plate with some major faults lines. In fact, experts believe that there is no seismically safe zone in India.

Indian, Eurasian plates collide, cause quake

26 Apr 2015 | 2:27 AM

HYDERABAD: The massive earthquake that struck Nepal today with a devastating impact was a typical Himalayan tremor caused due to “collision” of Indian and Eurasian plates.

Lakhvi’s release: India’s stand on Pak terror role ‘vindicated’

Lakhvi’s release: India’s stand on Pak terror role ‘vindicated’

26 Apr 2015 | 2:14 AM

WASHINGTON: The recent release of Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, the LeT mastermind involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, bolsters India’s stand that Pakistan is not going to change its attitude towards harbouring terrorist groups, a noted American security analyst has said.

Telcos warn of 6-fold hike in data prices

Telcos warn of 6-fold hike in data prices

26 Apr 2015 | 2:14 AM

NEW DELHI: Amid raging debate over Net neutrality, mobile operators have said if they are not offered a level-playing field with Net-based services such as Skype and WhatApp then their businesses would be viable only by raising data prices by up to six times.

CITY FOCUS

Water pact: UT gets Hry nod

Water pact: UT gets Hry nod

26 Apr 2015 | 1:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: Finally, the Haryana Government has given its consent for additional water supply of 40 million gallons per day (MGD) through a new pipeline from Punjab to Chandigarh. The Punjab Government has already agreed and the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) had recently asked the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) to pay Rs 98 crore for the project that would take nearly two years to be completed.

Under debt, farmer commits suicide

26 Apr 2015 | 1:10 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A 52-year-old farmer, Ram Singh, committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance at Maujipur village in Garhshankar.

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Farmers continue protest, politicians pitch in too

26 Apr 2015 | 1:10 AM

SANGRUR: Irked over slow pace of wheat procurement and non-lifting of procured wheat from grain markets across the district, local MP Bhagwant Mann today gave an ultimatum to the administration to make the requisite arrangements by tomorrow evening or face stir.

Farmer tries to burn his wheat

26 Apr 2015 | 1:10 AM

SANGRUR: Irked over non-procurement of his wheat crop for the past several days, a farmer leader, Bikkar Singh Khokhar, today made an unsuccessful attempt to burn his produce at Khokhar Kalan village near Lehragaga.

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State to get Rs 10,000 crore for roads this year: JP Nadda

State to get Rs 10,000 crore for roads this year: JP Nadda

26 Apr 2015 | 12:57 AM

MANDI: The Central Government will provide nearly Rs 10,000 crore for the construction and repair of national and state highways and linking of roads in the state, said Union Health Minister JP Nadda while addressing a public meeting here today.

Kashmir shuts against Masarat’s detention

Kashmir shuts against Masarat’s detention

26 Apr 2015 | 12:51 AM

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir valley observed a shutdown on Saturday to protest the administrative detention of hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam, who has been booked under the Public Safety Act.

Pak rights activist Sabeen shot dead in Karachi

Pak rights activist Sabeen shot dead in Karachi

26 Apr 2015 | 1:24 AM

KARACHI: A prominent Pakistani rights activist was shot dead by unknown gunmen here as she was returning home shortly after hosting a seminar on human rights abuses in restive Balochistan province, prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to order an investigation.

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.

NoCSK skipper MS Dhoni celebrates the wicket of KXIP skipper George Bailey in Chennai on Saturday. PTI

Super loss for Kings XI Punjab

26 Apr 2015 | 2:17 AM

Chennai: Chennai Super Kings thrashed Kings XI Punjab by a huge margin of 97 runs, extracting sweet revenge for a string of three losses to them in the last season of the Indian Premier League.

Malinga all over the Sunrisers

26 Apr 2015 | 2:24 AM

Mumbai: Pacers Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan came up with a stellar bowling display to help Mumbai Indians defend a modest score and beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs in their IPL match here today.

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Kohli does not feel the need to apologise for past mistakes

26 Apr 2015 | 2:13 AM

New Delhi: A day after BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said the board would keep a close watch on Virat Kohli both on and off the field, the India Test captain chose to steer clear of any controversy regarding his ill-tempered rant against a senior journalist during the ODI World Cup by stating that he doesn’t believe in “living in the past” and that the Perth incident is a closed chapter for him.

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