With no electricity, Kathmandu looked a ghost town with rain pounding the city.
A 40-member Indian Army expedition team also had a narrow escape when the avalanche hit the Everest base camp.
The BSP is an exception, where the majority of the members in the Central Executive Committee (CEC) belong to the Scheduled Castes.
"Climate change poses an existential threat to the species and we haven’t got long to do something about it."
The shrine received fewer footfalls last year owing to the 2013 disaster that had destroyed much infrastructure.
A quake had long been feared, not just because of the natural seismic fault, but because of the human conditions that made it worse.
Aftershocks are earthquakes that follow the largest shock of an earthquake sequence. They are smaller than the mainshock.
The energy generated by the waves shook the ground for some time in the wake of the almost large earthquake of 7.9 magnitude.
Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher’s contract ended at the end of the World Cup while former India cricketer Ravi Shastri was the with team in the capacity of
Sufficient accumulated energy in the Nepal fault to produce an 8 magnitude earthquake.
Invoking Ambedkar, Modi said the architect of the Indian Constitution, throughout his life, kept advocating the need for education of all.
Saturday's quake is touted to be worst in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. A look at the world's strongest earthquakes since 1900.
Editorials & Opinion
Though no stranger to India, Ashraf Ghani will now be under scrutiny for what he says about how he visualises India-Afghanistan relations.
Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, on the massive response to the newspaper’s fossil fuel disinvestment campaign.
The Cabinet’s nod to amendments in the Juvenile Justice Bill would be in conflict with evidence-based social policy.
RS passes Bill on transgender rights
The bill, moved by DMK member Tiruchi Siva, is the first private members bill to be passed in 46 years.
Crop insurance should be a responsibility of the Centre and state governments.
The Bill’s enactment would lead to a "win-win" situation for both the Centre and the states: Arun Jaitley.
Arun Jaitley asks new CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury to get Mr. Rajeeve elected again to the RS.
The State govt has set up a helpline to deal with the emergency. Call 1070 (toll-free), 22253707 or 22032582.
The cloud opens up
The IT industry the world over is in the throes of dramatic change — one in which emerging digital technologies are all set to upset the old order.
Modi’s visit a policy priority: Miliband
The U.K. is the only major Western country Modi has not visited after becoming PM.
311 TN tourists stranded in Nepal
Relatives of those in Nepal may contact help desks in Tamil Nadu House in Delhi through 011-21493460 and 011-24193456.
Life & Style Metroplus
The recent allegations made by designer Shantanu Goenka about a couple of Kolkata stores copying his works have stirred the plagiarism debate.
Veteran cinematographer PC Sreeram talks about his association with filmmaker Mani Ratnam and why his frames emphasise on aesthetics.
A West Indian by birth with roots in India, Robin Singh worked hard to make get a place in Indian cricket. He remembers his formative cricket days.
Chelsea produced a typically organised display to frustrate the hosts and preserve their 10-point lead.
S & T
An object is a runaway if it’s moving faster than escape velocity, which means it will depart its home never to return.
They possibly assist us by guiding embryonic development.
The Hubble which has travelled more than 3 billion miles so far has brought about a shift in understanding of the universe.