Senior Congress leader and former union minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said the land acquisition amendments issue will act as a 'sanjeevani' for the party in 2015 just as Chikmagalur was to Congress in 1978.
Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves towards dialogue.
As massive tremors rocked India and Nepal, e-retailer Lenskart sought to make the natural disaster into a promotional event by asking the customers to "shake it off" like the earthquake by buying its sunglasses.
Ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who died during an expedition in South America, was today buried in his native village Nellore in Andhra Pradesh with state honours as hundreds gathered to pay tributes and bid tearful adieu to him.
Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco, which erupted without warning this week, reached as far as southern Brazil today and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.
Two Australian drug convicts were notified today that they will be executed by firing squad in 72 hours at the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
A massive earthquake in Nepal, felt in most parts of India, today killed three people and injured over 30 in West Bengal, as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him about the situation.
An Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules carrying 3.5 tonnes of relief material and a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team landed in Kathmandu this evening, hours after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal killing at least 750 people.