VK Singh defends Sushma Swaraj, targets Chidambaram

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Thursday sought to defend his senior cabinet colleague Sushma Swaraj who is under fire for links with Lalit Modi, and pointed out that former finance minister P Chidambaram's wife had represented an accused in the Sardha chit-fund scam.

Indian, Chinese militaries agree to expand cooperation: Govt

Indian and Chinese militaries have agreed on the need to expand cooperation and identify new avenues of engagement, government said on Thursday.

India committed to help quake-hit Nepal: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said India was committed to assist Nepal in every way possible in dealing with the situation after a massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation.

Earthquake wake-up call for govt; need better building tech: Expert

The powerful earthquake in Nepal is a "wake up" call for the government to determine how it deals with such calamities, seismology experts have said while calling for urgent advancement in construction technology.

Earthquake of 7.9 magnitude shakes Nepal, more than 1800 people dead
Earthquake of 7.9 magnitude shakes Nepal, more than 1800 people dead

A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake epicentred near Kathmandu ripped through the upper part of the South Asian peninsula on Saturday, leaving more than 1,800 dead in Nepal. 

Sri Lanka to send relief supplies to quake-hit Nepal

Sri Lanka will send relief supplies to Nepal after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck the country on Saturday, killing nearly 900 people.

Haryana offers food packets, blankets for quake-hit Nepal

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday offered to provide 20,000 food packets to Nepal, that was hit by a massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale.

Ramdev safe in Kathmandu, expresses grief over destruction

Yoga guru Ramdev, who is in Kathmandu for a yoga camp, is safe, his spokesperson said after a massive earthquake shook Nepal and parts of India on Saturday morning, causing widespread devastation.

Over 200 bodies retrieved from debris of Nepal's iconic Dharhara tower

Nepal's 19th-century nine-storey Dharhara tower in the heart of the capital on Saturday became a burial ground for hundreds of visitors who had come to see the panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley from the top of the minaret.

Nepal earthquake: Eerie reminder of 1934 tragedy

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.

US sending disaster response team to Nepal: Official

The United States is sending a disaster response team to earthquake-hit Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million to address immediate needs, the US Agency for International Development said Saturday.

Biggest earthquake in Nepal region since 1934; aftershocks to continue: NGRI scientist

The earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale which shook Nepal and several areas in India on Saturday can be classified as a "great earthquake" and the aftershocks will continue for next 10-15 days, according to NGRI seismologist RK Chadha.

Pak offers help to Nepal, India after 7.9-magnitude quake

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday extended all assistance to India and Nepal that were hit by a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake.

Praying for victims, hope damage from earthquake is limited: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi have expressed concern over the situation caused by the massive earthquake in Nepal and its impact in India and hoped that the damage to life and property is limited.

Nearly 125 Indians, largely from Maharashtra and Telangana, stranded in Nepal

Nearly 125 people from Maharashtra and Telangana are stranded in Nepal after a high-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation.

Earthquake kills three in West Bengal, CM Mamata Banerjee rings PM Modi

People rushed out of homes and schools while offices were vacated and metro rail services were halted when a high intensity earthquake hit Kolkata and parts of Bengal on Saturday.

Fadnavis takes steps to help Maharashtra tourists in Nepal

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.

Earthquake: Six dead in UP, CM announces relief

At least six persons were today killed and over a dozen injured as major parts of Uttar Pradesh felt tremors resulting in collapse of buildings and walls.

Arun Jaitley expresses grief over loss of lives due to quake

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.

Nepal earthquake: NDRF personnel, medical help rushed to Kathmandu, 157 Indians rescued

Indian Air Force's C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft on 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.