Nepalese security personnel engage themselves in a rescue operation at the site of a budget hotel that collapsed. (Photo: AP)

Indians evacuated from earthquake-hit Nepal disembark from a C-17 Globemaster-III at Air Force Station Palam. (Photo: PTI)

Exile Tibetans hold photographs showing devastation in Nepal during a candlelit vigil in solidarity. (Photo: AP)

A view of collapsed houses due to earthquake in Madhubani, Bihar on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

Tourists wait outside Tribhuvan International Airport waiting for their flights out of Nepal on Sunday. (Photo: AP,AFP)

In this photo provided by Azim Afif, people are examined for injuries and prepared for helicopter evacuation. (Photo: AP)

Volunteers help remove debris of a building that collapsed at Durbar Square, after an earthquake in Kathmandu. (Photo: PTI)

Relief material is loaded into an Indian Air Force aircraft headed to Nepal (Photo: PTI)

International

‘China to take de facto control of S. China Sea’

Beijing is poised to take “de facto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.

Business

PM Modi urged to allow BN Bt cotton

In the backdrop of nationwide farmer distress, particularly among cotton farmers, the government has been urged to allow farmers to use the reusable straight line BN Bt cotton seed and other similar v

India

‘16.9 million deaths from conditions treatable with basic surgery’

New estimates suggest that the number of people worldwide who are unable to access basic surgery and anaesthesia is more than twice as high as previously thought.

Metros

Court orders Police Commissioner to take action against erring cops

The Delhi police commissioner has been directed by a court here to initiate an inquiry and take action against erring policemen for serious discrepancies and lapses in the probe of a case related to i

Newsmakers

Hindujas lose top spot in UK rich list

NRI industrialists Hinduja brothers have been displaced as Britain’s wealthiest family on a rich list released here on Sunday which was topped by Ukrainian music baron Len Blavatnik.

Sports

Big Three to hunt for coach

Rahul Dravid (left), Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar will be part of a committee to decide on the new coach and support staff. (Photo: Asian Age)

Editorial

Jaitley’s big challenge

Finance minister Arun Jaitley faces one of his biggest challenges this week as the Lok Sabha decides the fate of the constitutional amendment bill on the Goods and Services Tax.

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