24 Apr 2014
Seoul: The death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking disaster rose to 159 Thursday morning as search operations were underway amid favourable climatic conditions.
23 Apr 2014
Kathmandu: The Nepal government on Wednesday decided to send a delegation of officials to the base camp of Mount Everest to cool anger among Sherpas over its response to last week's deadly ice avalanche in which at least 13 guides were killed.
23 Apr 2014
Jindo (South Korea): For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin.
22 Apr 2014
Jindo (South Korea): The confirmed death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster crossed 100 on Tuesday, but almost twice that number remained unaccounted for nearly a week into the rescue and recovery effort.
17 Apr 2014
Mokpo (South Korea): Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search on Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea.
16 Apr 2014
Seoul: A multi-storey ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students, sank off South Korea's southwest coast on Wednesday, leaving at least three people dead and 293 others missing, a official said.
25 Jun 2013
Madhu Pandey of Faridabad, one of the pilgrims who had gone to Kedarnath with her husband Mathura Prasad, brother-in-law Vinod and his wife Vimla, shares the nightmare she had to live through in the Uttarakhand devastation. Though she returned safe and sound, she still shivers thinking about the entire Uttarakhand deluge.
22 Jun 2013
As if the natural disaster and consequent mayhem was not enough, the pilgrims stuck in Kedarnath, were in for another shock, this time from the Nepali hoodlums from the adjoining forests. The Nepalis decamped with their money and belongings, they did not spare the women either.
25 Jun 2013
Nature's fury has devastated the serene region of Uttarakhand encompassing the majestic Kedarnath temple, which has got submerged in about 10 feet of debris, turning the area into a ghost town. Interestingly, both the sanctum sanctorum and the shrine bell are safe.
11 Mar 2014
Tokyo: Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.