Sonia Gandhi writes to Nepal PM, expresses shock over loss of lives

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala expressing shock and grief over the loss of lives and property in the devastating earthquake.

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Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India, says report

A shortage of specialised legal care and protection means that victims of trafficking and bonded labour in India fail to get justice and perpetrators continue to buy and sell people with impunity, a report said on Monday.

German envoy, Khurshid music video goes viral

A remake with a twist, a new video of popular Bollywood track "Kal ho naa ho", featuring German Ambassador Michael Steiner, his wife Eliese and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid has gone viral online, garnering over 600,000 views within three days of going live on Youtube.

Spain seeks India's help in getting its nationals out of Nepal

Spain on Monday sought India's help in evacuating its nationals from earthquake-hit Nepal when Spanish Foreign Minister called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the visiting minister also offered his country's expertise in building highways and smart cities.

Hotel shook like a leaf in the wind: Nepal quake survivor from Latur

For a 43-year-old doctor from Maharashtra, the sight of a shaking hotel in Kathmandu where he stayed when the killer quake stuck Nepal, brought back memories of the massive quake in his native place in 1993, which had claimed around 8,000 lives.

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Experts warn of heavy causalities even in moderate tremors

As Nepal reels under devastating earthquake, experts on Monday warned that Indian cities like Delhi could suffer heavy casualties even in case of moderate tremors while pointing out the lapses in the building regulations of the country.

Nepal earthquake: Beware of fake earthquake predictions circulated on social media

The Central government has advised citizens to ignore any rumours or text messages of a strong earthquake striking North India.

No retention policy: Govt studying recommendations of sub-committee
No retention policy: Govt studying recommendations of sub-committee

The Government on Monday said it was studying the report and recommendations of a sub-committee of Central Advisory Board of Education on 'no retention policy' in schools and would come out with a future plan soon on this.

BJP president slams Rahul over Kashmir situation remark

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday criticised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his observation that he saw no change in the situation at Kashmir border under the present Narendra Modi government from that during the UPA regime.

Nepal earthquake: India to send heavy machinery for rescue operations

Rescue operations are in full swing in Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Monday as the weather got clear in the earthquake hit country.

PM Modi, Afghan Prez to hold structured bilateral talks on Tuesday

In a first structured bilateral meeting after they assumed office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will hold talks tomorrow to chalk out future engagement plan and share views on key issues of regional security and Taliban.

'India undertake exploration of essential nuclear fuel source'

India is undertaking exploration of rare earth element (REE) monazite, an essential source of nuclear fuel, and has already set up a plant in Odisha for processing the mineral, Parliament was informed on Monday.

'Mobile monitoring system introduced to plug holes in MGNREGA'

To eliminate bogus muster rolls and plug leakages in implementation of MGNREGA, the Centre has introduced a Mobile Monitoring System (MMS) for effective execution of works under the rural job scheme.

SpiceJet cuts fare, to operate 2 more flights to Kathmandu

No frills carrier SpiceJet on Monday cut down its base fare for its evening flights to Kathmandu to Re 1 for two days starting today, and announced that it will mount two more special planes to aid evacuation of travellers stranded in earthquake-devastated Nepal.

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Odisha to ascertain number of plumbers stranded in Nepal

Amid reports of plumbers from Kendrapara district of Odisha being stranded in quake-ravaged Nepal, the state authorities have dispatched teams to various villages of the district to ascertain the number of such people.

Nepal thanks Indian govt for relief help after quake

Ambassador-designate of Nepal in Delhi Deep Kumar Upadhyay today expressed gratitude to India for its quick response in helping its quake-hit neighbour as round-the-clock rescue work began there.

India stands with Nepal during this difficult time: Rajnath Singh

India shares cultural relations with neighbouring country Nepal, so making all possible efforts, assures India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh.