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Toll in California mudslides rises to 20

LOS ANGELES: The death toll in the flooding and landslide that last week hit Montecito, California - northwest of Los Angeles - rose to 20 on Sunday, with four people remaining missing, authorities said.

Forest cover: Punjab tops from below; Haryana second

Niti Ayog portal shows that India has a 21.23% land under forest cover against recommended 33% recommended in the national forest policy. While Punjab tops the list from below with just 3.52 % forest cover and its immediate neighbour Haryana is satisfied with being first runner up again from below with a forest cover of 3.59 %.

Death toll in California mudslides rises to 17

The number of confirmed deaths from flooding and mudslides in California stands at 17, with US authorities stepping up their search for at least 20 missing persons.

40 more die in UP cold wave

Despite being sunny, a cold wave continued in most parts of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. More than 40 persons were reported dead in the state in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 143 so far.

6 killed in explosion near Balochistan Assembly

At least six persons, including four police personnel, were killed on Tuesday in an explosion near the Balochistan Assembly building in Pakistan's Quetta city.

11 Dead in Iran protests, president blames foreign powers

At least 11 people have died in Iran during five days of anti-government street protests that President Hassan Rouhani blamed on interference by foreign powers, media reported on Tuesday.

Nepal bans solo climbing on Mount Everest

 Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in an attempt to reduce accidents and make mountaineering safer.

Indian Army commandos cross LoC, kill three Pakistani soldiers

 Indian Army commandos crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening and killed three Pakistani soldiers, two days after four Indian Army men, including a Major, were shot dead in an ambush in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said on Tuesday.

18 killed in South Korea building fire

Eighteen people died and dozens were injured in a fire that engulfed a commercial building in South Korea's Jecheon city on Thursday, firefighters said.

Bodies of eight more fishermen recovered off Kerala coast

Search and rescue personnel on Tuesday recovered the bodies of eight fishermen from the sea off the Kozhikode coast in Kerala, official sources said, taking the death toll in cyclone Ockhi to 48.

15 killed in UP road accidents

Fifteen persons in Uttar Pradesh have been killed in two road accidents. Ten were killed in Mirzapur district on Monday, while five from a wedding party died late last night in a bus-car collision in Mathura.

Toll in Pakistan boat capsize reaches 21

The death toll in a boat capsize off the coast of Pakistan's Thatta district has increased to 21 with several others still reported missing, police said on Friday.

Britain must apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre: London Mayor

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Wednesday the British government should apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar.

Ludhiana factory collapse toll rises to 10

The death toll in the building collapse of a plastic factory in Ludhiana, in Punjab, has risen to 10, an official said here on Tuesday.

Punjab CM hosts veteran soldiers to commemorate their forefathers contribution to the great war

CHANDIGARH: Memories flowed and a bygone era was nostalgically revived as around two dozen retired Indian and foreign Army officials came together to enjoy the hospitality of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here on Friday evening to commemorate the Great War of 1914-1919.

NTPC blast: Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the people who lost their lives in the NTPC boiler blast in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

22 killed, 100 injured in NTPC's boiler blast in Unchahar

At least 22 people were killed and over 100 injured following an explosion in a boiler pipe at the 500 MW NTPC thermal plant units at Unchahar on Wednesday evening. The death toll could rise further as most of the injured have suffered more than 70% burns. NTPC confirmed three of its senior officials of assistant general manager rank received grievous injuries.

Rahul in Rae Bareli; meets kin of NTPC blast victims

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday reached this Uttar Pradesh town where over 20 persons have died in a boiler blast at a unit of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

UP NTPC blast: Death toll rises to 22, probe ordered

The death toll in the NTPC boiler blast in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli rose to 22 on Thursday, with two more succumbing to their burn injuries, officials said. The state government has ordered a magisterial probe.

UNHCR: 11,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh in 24 hours

 Around 11,000 Rohingyas crossed over into neighbouring Bangladesh in a single day in a fresh surge of refugees fleeing an ongoing military offensive in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.