Indian Air Force planes have fetched around 309 of its citizens, including at least five infants, back from quake-hit Kathmandu since late Saturday with more sorties firmed up during Sunday, officials here said.
Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that New Delhi is assessing the situation post the earthquake in Nepal, adding that the government would put all the resources available to help the neighbouring nation in this hour of crisis.
The distraught family of a deceased BSF jawan could get to see the body and cremate their lone bread-winner almost after a week he died, as "procedures" held up an immediate air-dispatch of his mortal remains from a UN mission in Congo.
Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development Ram Shankar Katheria on MOnday said Indian universities will also make it to the list of top 200 world institutions because of "qualitative education and research work" going on in the varsities.
Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has said VHP's 'Ghar Vapasi' programme will continue unless conversions are banned and that India's problem was "not poverty" but "vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour".