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  • A Nepalese earthquake survivor receives medical attention for an infected broken leg as his wife sits alongside in Chautara, about 80 kms from Kathmandu in the central Sindhupalchok district. (RIGHT) Nepalese children pinch their nose as they walk over debris covering a dead body on the outskirts of Chautara, about 80 kms from Kathmandu in the central Sindhupalchok district.

    Nepal quake: Eighty years ago and now 

    Kathmandu: Sitting inside a tent set up on the porch outside his now unlivable house that was made 73 years ago, Ramesh Nath Pandey still vividly remembers the earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation in 1934 – when he was just eight.

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    CPI to protest against Land Acquisition Bill on May 14

    New Delhi: Terming the Centre’s Land Acquisition bill as “anti-farmer”, the CPI today said it will organize nationwide protests against the legislation on May 14. In Delhi, senior CPI leaders will hold a rally at the Parliament Street near Jantar Mantar, while simultaneous protests will be organized in other parts of the country, it said.

  • David Cameron

    Prime Minister David Cameron leading in Britain’s polls

    London: Britain’s Conservative Party headed by Prime Minister David Cameron is leading in the general elections held on Thursday, winning 292 out of the total 650 seats in the House of Commons.  Ed Miliband’s Labour Party has secured 219 seats, the Scottish National Party (SNP) 56, the Democratic Unionist Party and the Liberal Democrats are tied at eight, BBC reported. Cameron said the election result is “clearly a very strong result for the

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus finally OK being alone

    Los Angeles : Hollywood Singer Miley Cyrus has often been in headlines for her relationships but the singer says she should not be judged by who she is dating.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Decision to extend Lok Sabha session “dictatorial”: Congress

    New Delhi: Opposition today attacked the government over its decision to extend the Lok Sabha session for three days and termed the move “dictatorial”, with many members objecting to the news being reported in the media even when the House was unaware of it. Government rejected the criticism saying the decision follows similar precedents, but acknowledged that leaders of some parties could not be informed yesterday as the Rajya Sabha worked till late

  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza

    Leander Paes, Sania Mirza lose in Madrid Open

    Madrid: Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza both had to bite the dust as they lost their respective matches on the clay courts of Madrid Open here. Paes and Daniel Nestor lost in an hour and 20 minutes to wildcard pair of Spain’s Feliciano Lopez and Max Mirnyi of Belarus. The seventh seeds went down 6-7(4), 3-6 in the men’s doubles second round at the Caja Mágica. The first set

  • Naxal

    PM to visit naxal-affected Dantewada in Chhattisgarh tomorrow

    Raipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh tomorrow to take stock of socio-economic development initiatives being taken there. Two mega projects for setting up of ultra mega steel plant and second phase of Rowghat-Jagdalpur railway line will be inaugurated during Modi’s visit, state government officials said.

  • Woman found dead on platform in Raj

    Jaipur: A 45-year-old woman was today found dead on a railway platform in Muhana mandi here, police said. Rampyari, who worked as a labourer, had slept last night here after consuming liquor. Her husband, Jagdish, also slept on the platform and discovered that she has died in the morning, police said.

  • gold shopping

    Gold recovers on wedding season demand, global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices recovered by Rs 70 to Rs 27,300 per ten grammes at the bullion market today on buying by jewellers and retailers to meet wedding season demand as well as better global trend. Silver, however, held steady at Rs 37,850 per kg on little support from industrial units and coin makers.

  • Jordan Spieth

    Jordan Spieth struggles to keep pace with McIlroy in first round of Players Championship

    Wellington : Masters champion Jordan Spieth produced an underwhelming performance on the opening day of the Players Championship as the American was outscored by world number one Rory McIlroy by six strokes. While McIlroy fired an impressive three-under-par 69 to trail leader, Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, by two strokes, Spieth struggled and appeared woefully out of sorts in his 75. Reflecting on his performance, Spieth said that although he certainly enjoyed playing with both

  • Arun Jaitley

    CCI probe against Google in four cases: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: The Competition Commission had ordered probe against Google in four different cases for alleged abuse of dominant position while it has received a combined investigation report in two cases so far, Parliament was informed today. Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha that Competition Commission of India (CCI) has received four cases against Google for alleged abuse of dominant position.CCI has directed its Director General (DG) to investigate these

  • Jayant Sinha

    Oil MNC, Indian unit facing tax scrutiny: Sinha

    New Delhi: The government has initiated proceedings against a foreign company as well as its Indian group firm for tax demand of as much as Rs 10,247 crore, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in Parliament today. Without naming anyone, he spoke of transfer of shares involving a foreign multinational company and an Indian group firm.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Government gives Rs 25 lakh to Saina Nehwal

    New Delhi: The government has rewarded badminton star Saina Nehwal with Rs 25 lakh for reaching the final of the prestigious All England Open Championship in March. “Cash Award has been given to Ms. Nehwal from the Ministry’s Scheme of Special Awards to Medal Winners in International Sports Events and their Coaches,” a release from the Sports Ministry said. The 25-year-old Saina had become the first Indian woman shuttler to reach the finals of All England

  • Now dial 199 for Vodafone Customer Care instead of 111

    New Delhi: Vodafone has started offering its customer care service on a new number, 199, as its current one, 111, will stop working by July 31. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had asked the company on March 2 to stop use of 111 number as it violated the national numbering plan. Vodafone was asked to submit a compliance report by March 10, but later TRAI extended it to April 30.

  • David Cameron

    David Cameron leading in Britain’s polls

    London: Britain’s Conservative Party headed by Prime Minister David Cameron is leading in the general elections held on Thursday, winning 292 out of the total 650 seats in the House of Commons. Ed Miliband’s Labour Party has secured 219 seats, the Scottish National Party (SNP) 56, the Democratic Unionist Party and the Liberal Democrats are tied at eight, BBC reported. Cameron said the election result is “clearly a very strong result for the

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    Govt needs to reduce oil cos’ burden over low margins: Fitch

    New Delhi: Lower oil prices have reduced net margins of two state-owned upstream companies, Oil India Ltd and ONGC Ltd and the government needs to reduce the burden on them, credit rating agency Fitch said today. “We expect the government to intervene to reduce this financial burden on the state-upstream companies in light of the significantly low oil prices, which should ease pressure on their operating cash generation,” it said.

  • Nick Clegg

    Britain polls: ‘Cruel night’ for Liberal Democrats

    London: Liberal Democrats (Lib Dems) party leader Nick Clegg said it was a “cruel and punishing night” as the party has held only eight seats and lost 44 in the general elections held on Thursday, a media report said on Friday.

  • India to achieve highest GDP growth over next 8 years: study

    New York: India is projected to achieve an average annual GDP rate of 7.9 per cent over the next 8 years, the highest in the world overtaking China, according to a Harvard study that said growth in emerging markets will continue to outpace developed countries. The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University in its report said “after decades spent trailing the growth of its northern neighbor and economic rival, India

  • Google

    Google opens its first Asia startup campus in Seoul

    Seoul: Google’s first campus for startups and entrepreneurs in Asia has opened in a glitzy neighbourhood of South Korea’s capital Seoul. Google today cited South Korea’s flourishing startup scene and pervasive smartphone use as the reasons for picking Seoul after opening similar sites in London and Tel Aviv.