News flash: Nepal earthquake death toll crosses 6,000

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Bengaluru, April 29: Rahul Gandhi will meet farmers' kin on 2-day visit to Maharashtra on Wednesday. Meanwhile, many aircrafts carrying relief materials to Nepal were turned back even as the death toll touched 5,057.

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12.00 am: Obama calls Nepal PM, expresses condolences

11.50 pm: Government approves 10 sites for new nuclear power projects

11.40 pm: BJP, RSS using Ambedkar's ideas to justify ghar wapsi: Arundhati Roy

11.30 pm: India, US review implementation of decisions taken  

11.10 pm: Ahead of Rahul's tour, another farmer ends life in Amravati

11.00 pm: German, Israeli envoys meet Amit Shah

10.50 pm: India announces e-tourist visa for 31 more countries

10.40 pm: US to partner India during Paris climate meet

10.30 pm: CPI says to fight against NDA's "anti-poor" policies

10.15 pm: Railways makes travel free for earthquake victims evacuated from Nepal

10.10 pm: Former US President Jimmy Carter cancels visit to Gaza Strip

10.00 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives in Nagpur, will undertake "kisaan padayatra" tomorrow

9.45 pm: Jindal Steel denies CBI charges, says allocation made on merit

9.20 pm: BJP says that Rahul Gandhi's meetings with farmers ‘lacks substance'

9.00 pm: Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Mamata Banerjee on TMC victory in civic polls

8.45 pm: Amar Singh denies donating money to Clinton Foundation

8.35 pm: Candle light vigil in Mumbai for Nepal earthquake victims

8.35 pm: BJP distances itself from Haryana minister Dhankar's remark on farmer suicides

8.30 pm: Sri Lanka's ruling party seeks fresh election

8.30 pm: Special CBI court discharges Gujarat police officer in Sohrabuddin case

8.00 pm: Executions in Indonesia spark international outrage

7.30 pm: Japan considering joint US air patrols in south China sea

7.20 pm: Concept of marital rape does not apply in India, says minister

7.00 pm: No plans to extend E-Tourist Visa to Chinese nationals: Government

6.30 pm: Over 6,000 bodies have so far been pulled out from under mounds of debris and rubble left by razed homes and buildings in Saturday's 7.9-magnitude temblor, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam said.

6.00 pm: Rajasthan government says 123 people from the state who were stranded in earthquake- ravaged Nepal have been evacuated from there and 120 others would also return soon.

5.30 pm: Nepal's news chaneel Kantipur TYV operates from tent, after earthquake.

5.15 pm: BJP leaders Radha Mohan Singh and Ananth Kumar visit earthquake affected areas in Raxaul, Bihar.

5.00 pm: Union government approves enhanced punishment for bribery

4.45 pm:Those who commit suicide are cowards: Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar

4.15 pm: CBI files charge sheet against industrialist Naveen Jindal and 14 others in Amarkonda Murgadangal (Jharkhand) coal block allocation case.

3.40 pm: No official communication about my expulsion from Aam Aadmi Party: Yogendra Yadav

3.15 pm: Gujarat government appeals to Supreme Court to cancel Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai's bail

2.40 pm: Delhi police shifts blame on AAP, says, "Crowd instigated Gajender Singh. Leaders made provocative speeches"

2.20 pm: KKR spinner Sunil Narine banned from bowling off-spin in the IPL

2.05 pm: Chennai: VHP protest against Kamal Haasan's upcoming movie 'Uttama Villain'

1.40 pm: Rahul takes a dig at Modi's foreign trips, says PM is in India now, should meet farmers.

12.42 pm: One must appreciate the response of govt ministers to an issue raised in the House: Venkaiah Naidu in Lok Sabha.

12.13 pm: Rahul Gandhi speaks in Parliament.

11.38 am: BJP protest against Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence

11.04 am: BJP workers protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence seeking Jitender Singh Tomar's resignation.

11.00 am: North-East Rail provides 722 zero-value tickets to needy. Zero-value tickets to those who need it at Delhi Int'l airport.

10.53 am: Bollywood actor Salman Khan records his statement under the Arms Act in the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) in Jodhpur.

10.45 am: Haryana Minister OP Dhankar says farmers killing self are criminals and we will not sympathise with them

10.27 am: Congress gives notice of suspension of question hour in Lok Sabha to discuss farmers' issue, Rahul Gandhi likely to speak.

9.52 am: Salman Khan reaches Jodhpur for the hearing in the Illegal arms case.

9.35 am: Cabinet Secretary to chair meeting of National Crisis Management Committee to review rescue and relief ops at 11 am

8.48 am: Nepal quake victims being provided medical assistance by Indian Medical teams at Trauma Centre in Kathmandu

8.24 am: Union Cabinet meeting to take place at 9:3 am today at Parliament

8.16 am: Nepal quake toll crosses 5,000; Nepal PM fears over 10,000 may be dead. UN figures state 8 mn affected.

8.14 am: Yesterday, I had discussions with farmers, I've tried to share their pain: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi

8.00 am: Rahul Gandhi to meet farmers' kin on 2-day visit to Maharashtra.

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