Hundreds dead in huge Nepal quake

More than 700 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India and

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US Seeks ‘Clarification’ on India’s Crackdown on Ford Foundation, Greenpeace – NDTV

Washington:  The United States has expressed concern over India’s crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking “clarification” on the action. “We are aware that the (Indian) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India and has placed the Ford Foundation on a prior permission watch list,” the State Department Deputy Acting Spokesperson, Marie

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Modi government must stick to its guns on land bill but should get basics right too

By Rupa Subramanya The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is known for its theatrics and its hunger for publicity but they got more than they bargained for at a recent rally against prime minister Narendra Modi’s land bill. While the circumstances are still murky and under police investigation, we do know that an individual died under mysterious circumstances at a political rally

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16% polling in Bengal civic polls in first two hours; 1 dead in clashes

Kolkata: Amidst incidents of violence that left one dead and reports of alleged malpractices, polling for the 91 municipalities across West Bengal registered 16 percent voter turnout in the first two hours on Saturday. While one person was shot dead in Burdwan district, another person suffered bullet injury in North 24 Parganas district. Representational image. AP OSD, State Election Commission

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Madhuri Dixit excited about Priyanka-Deepika’s lavani song

Posted By: Daliya Ghose On Saturday, 25th April 2015,01:04 Madhuri Dixit, who is a trained classical dancer and ruled million hearts with her contemporary dance forms in movies is looking forward to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s lavani number in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’. “Anything about dance always excites me, so I am very, very excited to see Priyanka

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Queen marks Gallipoli centenary

The Queen is attending UK ceremonies marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. Following a two-minute silence she laid a wreath at the Cenotaph, Whitehall. She is being joined by Prince William and party leaders at the memorial parade, ahead of a service at Westminster Abbey. A second day of services in Australia, Turkey and New

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Live: Tremors felt in India as earthquake of magnitude 7.9 hits Nepal – Firstpost

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