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Afghan president arriving on three-day visit to India

New Delhi: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will be in India for a three-day state visit beginning on Monday and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend delegation-level talks.....

Pilgrim bus attacked in Pakistan, two killed

Islamabad: At least two people were killed and another was injured on Monday after unidentified assailants opened fire on a bus carrying pilgrims in Pakistan's Balochistan province. The incident occurred....

Nepal Earthquake: Nepalis should convert to Christianity and not rebuild their ‘pagan shrines’, says US Pastor Tony Miano

LOS ANGELES: A former Los Angeles police officer and a self-styled preacher has sparked a major controversy by suggesting that the people in earthquake-hit Nepal should convert to Christianity and....

WATCH: German climber in the middle of an avalanche, captures rush at Mt Everest base camp on camera

KATHMANDU: German climber Jost Kobusch who was at a base camp at Mount Everest captured an avalanche coming down and covering him with snow on Saturday. The video shows a....

Nepal Earthquake: Emergency helpline numbers

KATHMANDU: After a powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the richter scale on Saturday, Nepal has already suffered 13 aftershocks causing massive damage to life and property. The country is still....

LIVE: Nepal Earthquake – Death toll rises to 3,700 dead, 6,700 injured

KATHMANDU: Relief efforts in Nepal are intensifying after over 2,500 people were killed in the worst earthquake in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. (Also Read: Powerful earthquake rocks Nepal, India; death toll....

Hundreds cremated near Pashupatinath temple

KATHMANDU: Grieving families on Sunday cremated hundreds of victims of Nepal's earthquake near the famed Pashupatinath temple here, confusion and overcrowding marking the final rites.  Relatives jostled for space in....

Flights take off as Kathmandu airport opens

Kathmandu: Hours after a fresh earthquake struck on Sunday, flights have stated taking off from the Tribhuvan International Airport here. An Air China flight CA408 from Kathmandu to Lhasa took....

6.6 million people affected in Nepal quake: UN

Kathmandu: Some 6.6 million people in Nepal have been affected by the devastating earthquake, the UN office in Kathmandu said on Sunday. The quake triggered an avalanche in the Mount....

Nepal quake takes heavy toll of Hindu temples

Kathmandu: The devastating earthquake in Nepal has destroyed or badly damaged many Hindu temples both in the Kathmandu Valley and elsewhere. Saturday's 7.9 magnitude quake and aftershocks throughout the day....

Nepal’s PM urges people to donate blood

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday urged the people to donate blood in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has left 2,123 people dead and 4,627 others....

Google Executive killed in avalanche at Mount Everest

NEW YORK: An avalanche at Mount Everest followed a powerful earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday. A Google executive, Dan Fredinburg from California, who was at Base camp on Mount Everest,....

Nepal Earthquake: Thousands spend night in open areas fearing aftershocks

KATHMANDU: Thousands of people in Kathmandu spent night out of their homes and slept in the open as they feared of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude....

Earthquake: 17 killed in Tibet

LHASA: At least 17 people have been confirmed dead and 53 injured in Tibet after a powerful earthquake struck neighbouring Nepal on Saturday, officials said on Sunday. A massive 7.9-magnitude....

Nepal Earthquake – 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, fresh tremors felt across India

KATHMANDU: In one of most powerful earthquakes in last 80 years, over 2,000 people are feared dead as massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude rocked Nepal on Saturday. Major tremors were....

Nepal quake: Avalanche kills 10 climbers on Everest

Kathmandu: A total of 10 people, including foreign climbers, were reportedly killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on....

Ramdev safe in Kathmandu, expresses grief over destruction

New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev, who is in Kathmandu for a yoga camp, is safe, his spokesperson said on Saturday after a massive earthquake shook Nepal and parts of India....

Is Nepal’s Pashupatinath temple safe?

Kathmandu: It is not clear if the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal has suffered damage after a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country, with an initial report saying there was....

Kathmandu airport shut, flights from India cancelled

New Delhi: The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu was shut on Saturday after a massive earthquake rocked Nepal just before noon, resulting in the cancellation of all the eight subsequent....

Earthquake: Historic Dharahara Tower collapses in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: Built in 19th century, historic Dharahara Tower collapsed in the Nepal’s capital Kathmandu following a severe earthquake on Saturday at 11:41 AM.  As the police cordoned the area, at....

Al Qaeda militants storm Syrian town

Damascus: Al Qaeda militants on Saturday stormed into another government-controlled town in northwestern Syria. Several Al Qaeda-affiliated groups, notably Nusra Front, overran the town of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province,....

SINGAPORE: 2 Indians awarded for saving toddler hanging from balcony

SINGAPORE: Two Indian nationals have been tagged as heroes and applauded for saving a hanging toddler stuck between the rails on walls of a second floor apartment block in Singapore.....

US expresses concern over Indian action against the Ford Foundation, Greenpeace; seeks clarification

WASHINGTON: The United States has expressed concern over Indian action against the Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, seeking clarification from New Delhi.  State Department spokesperson Marie Harf asserted at press conference,....

Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: A Pakistani human rights activist, Sabeen Mahmud, was shot dead on Friday by gunmen after hosting a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province in the southern city of....

Japanese girl dumps her lover’s Apple products into the bath tub

As revenge, a heartbroken Japanese woman took all the Apple products of her boyfriend who cheated on her and dumped into the bath tub. Hitting her boyfriend hard, the young....

BNP, Awami League file cases over attack on Khaleda

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its rival, the ruling Awami League (AL), on Thursday filed cases with the police over an attack on Khaleda Zia's motorcade in Dhaka....

Drone found on roof of Japanese PM’s residence

Tokyo: A drone equipped with a camera was found on Wednesday on the roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's residence in Tokyo, though the origin and purpose of the....

12 Indian pilgrims killed in Nepal bus accident

Kathmandu: Twelve Indian pilgrims were killed and more than 30 injured after a bus veered off the highway and rolled down 150 meters before plunging into a river in Nepal....

Mumbai plotter Headley joined LeT “full time” after 9/11

Washington: A Pakistani-American key plotter of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has revealed that he decided to join Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) "full time" following the 9/11 attacks....

Alabama cop pleads not guilty to assaulting Indian grandfather

Washington: A former Alabama police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges of using “unreasonable force” against an Indian grandfather who was left partially paralysed after being slammed face-first to....