India

India scales up rescue ops, 550 Indians evacuated by IAF from quake-hit Nepal

New Delhi: Nearly 550 Indians have been evacuated by the IAF from quake-hit Nepal even as India stepped up its relief and rescue mission with 10 flights and 12 helicopters scheduled to carry specialis

Earthquake: Bihar, West Bengal and UP worst hit, 51 killed

The collapsed stairs of a school after tremors in Motihari, Bihar, on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

The powerful earthquake that shook Nepal also affected several states in north and east India on Saturday morning, resulting in large-scale loss of life and property.

US asks India to explain action against 2 NGOs

The US has expressed concern over India’s crackdown on funding to foreign NGOs operating in the country, Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking a “clarification” in the matter.

Unsure of merger, Samajwadi Party may wait for Bihar outcome

Mulayam Singh Yadav on the first day of the second part of Budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Even though six Janata Parivar outfits have announced their merger into an unnamed political entity, large sections of the Samajwadi Party (SP) are trying to persuade party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav t

Central Vigilance Commission wants action on 34 senior bureaucrats

In a bid to crack down on corrupt babus in the country, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has advised sanction of prosecution against 34 senior officials of various Central ministries and departm

Nepal earthquake rocks north, east India

A   portion of a residential building (above) that came down in Siliguri. (Photo: PTI)

First there was a cyclone and then massive earthquake, almost a biblical run of misfortune happened within a span of just one week in Bihar.

The Narendra Modi government has suspended the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, (FCRA) for 180 days, preventing it from receiving any foreign funds

The Hindu Council UK has prepared its own “manifesto”, a list of demands submitted to political parties ahead of next month’s elections in the United Kingdom.