Nepal earthquake aftermath: Flights to Kathmandu hit

Flight services to Kathmandu were on Saturday cancelled or put on hold following the closure of airport there after a powerful earthquake rocked central part of the Himalayan country.

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Sports ministry deputes NYKS, NSS volunteers for earthquake relief
Sports ministry deputes NYKS, NSS volunteers for earthquake relief

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday directed the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and the National Service Scheme (NSS) to depute their volunteers in the quake hit areas of the country for relief and rescue work, a central government release said.

Nepal earthquake: Flights to Kathmandu put on hold

Domestic airlines on Saturday put on hold their services to the Nepal capital Kathmandu, following the closure of runway due to a powerful earthquake that rocked central part of the Himalyan country, causing extensive damage to buildings.

Nepal earthquake: 19th-century Kathmandu tower collapses

The Dharahara, a nine-storeyed 19th-century tower, collapsed here after a huge earthquake shook Nepal and caused widespread devastation on Saturday, a media report said.

Magnitude 7.9 earthquake hits Nepal: USGS

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, with strong tremors felt across the Himalayan nation and large parts of India and Bangladesh.

8.1-magnitude quake hits Nepal: CENC

An 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, the China Earthquake Networks Center said.

Tremors felt in Himachal after quake hits north India

An earthquake was felt across Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, triggering panic among the people.

Thousands join Ramdev's yoga camp in Nepal

Thousands of Nepalis on Friday joined a five-day free yoga camp launched by Indian yoga guru Ramdev here.

Thousands join Ramdev's yoga camp in Nepal

Thousands of Nepalis on Friday joined a five-day free yoga camp launched by Indian yoga guru Ramdev here.

IAF plane airlifts bodies of Indians killed in Nepal accident

A special Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday airlifted the bodies of the 17 Gujarati pilgrims killed in a bus accident in central Nepal.

IAF plane to fly home with bodies of accident victims

 An Indian Air Force aircraft will fly home this evening with victims and the bodies of the 17 Gujarati pilgrims who were killed in a bus accident in Nepal.

French prisoner in Nepal found dead in cell

A French national serving a jail sentence in Nepal for drug smuggling has been found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide, an official said Thursday.

17 Indian pilgrims killed in Nepal accident, bodies identified

At least 17 Indian pilgrims were killed and 28 others injured on Wednesday when a bus carrying them plunged into a river while negotiating a sharp bend along a downhill section of the Prithvi Highway in Nepal, police said.

Former Nepalese PM Thapa to be accorded state funeral

Nepal will accord a state funeral to five-time Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, who passed away in India battling cancer, and a national holiday has been declared tomorrow to mourn his demise.

Nepal bans polythene use in Kathmandu

Nepal Tuesday declared capital Kathmandu a polythene-free zone as the country observed its official New Year.

Indian Army set to scale Everest, to bring down tonnes of trash

A mountaineering team of the Indian Army is set for the challenging journey to scale the Mount Everest from where they will bring down 4,000 kg of trash left behind by climbers, marking the golden jubilee of the first Indian conquest of the world's highest peak.

China plans to build rail link with Nepal through Mt Everest

 China plans to build a 540-kilometre strategic high-speed rail link between Tibet and Nepal passing through a tunnel under Mt Everest, a move that could raise alarm in India about the Communist giant's growing influence in its neighbourhood.

Nepal police fire tear gas at protesters in Maoist-led strike

Nepalese police on Tuesday fired tear gas and arrested dozens of demonstrators for trying to enforce a nationwide Maoist-led strike to protest against the government`s plan to push through a new constitution without opposition agreement.

Nepal arrests protestors in Maoist-led strike

Nepalese police arrested over a dozen demonstrators Tuesday for trying to enforce a nationwide Maoist-led strike to protest the ruling coalition`s plan to push through a new constitution without opposition agreement.