Three Goan girl footballers evacuated from Nepal

Panaji: Three young Goan footballers, who were part of an Indian Under-14 girls' team on tour in Kathmandu, have been rescued and are likely to arrive in Goa late on Monday.The three footballers -- Ashika Gadekar (goalkeeper), Sushmita Jadhav (forward)…

All tourists from Maharashtra accounted for in Nepal

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has managed to locate all the estimated 1,200 tourists from different parts of the state stranded in quake-ravaged Nepal, an official said here on Monday."So far we have contacted more than 1,100 tourists and mountaineers from…

Agriculture sector needs to be corrected: Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said agriculture was "an important sector" of the Indian economy that requires to be "corrected".Delivering a lecture in the memory of D.P. Kohli, the first director of the Central Bureau of Investigation…

Airtel makes voice calls free for broadband customers

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has launched round-the-clock free voice calls to any network in the country for its broadband customers.The company has launched two voice calling packs for its broadband customers, offering unlimited free voice calls…

Government warns against rumours; Rajya Sabha condoles deaths

New Delhi: People should not believe rumours about earthquake that are being spread through social media and messages, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday as the Rajya Sabha condoled the deaths in Nepal."There are messages coming on social…

Nepal quake: Virtual media drives 'real' rescue operations

New Delhi: Considering the popularity and reach of social networking sites in the modern world, the Indian government is pro-actively using Twitter and Facebook to reach out to those affected in quake-ravaged Nepal.From giving information about the missing ones to…

Weather, traffic delay Indian flights to Kathmandu

New Delhi: Two days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Indian carriers continued to face air traffic congestion and parking constraints at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, leading to delayed departures and arrivals, airline officials said on Monday.SpiceJet flight SG 041,…

40 Indians trapped at Everest Camp I, II

New Delhi: At least 40 Indian mountaineers remained trapped on Monday at Everest Camp I and II, cut off from the Base Camp following avalanches triggered by the massive earthquake two days ago, officials said.Top Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) officials…

I went to Nepal for peace but faced nature's fury: Survivor

New Delhi: "I went there for peace, but ended up facing nature's fury," a Delhi-based audio-engineer and disc jockey said upon his return to India from earthquake-hit Nepal.Rajat Roy was scheduled to play at the annual three-day music festival called…

No intent to tax retrospectively, says Jaitley

New Delhi: Clarifying that the central government does not intend to tax retrospectively, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday reiterated that the taxation policy has to be "non-adversarial" so as to encourage foreign investments."Our taxation process has to be simpler…
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