China's environment ministry says pollutants were reduced by a third in Beijing during this week's temporary restrictions to reduce heavy smog
China's capital registered a boom in online orders for condoms and sportswear rather than masks and air purifiers
Early indications suggest the death toll across four countries is likely to rise substantially in the coming days. The magnitude-7.8 quake was the worst to hit Nepal in eight decades and caused damage and fatalities in neighboring countries. In addition to more than 1,900 people killed in Nepal, a total of at least 60 died in India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan.
The organizers of the ICC cricket World Cup 2015 have been put on 'Red Alert' after a British man, already in ICC's ACSU radar for his alleged betting activities was ejected from two Big Bash League matches.
Security was beefed up across the national capital today with Delhi Police's SWAT and HIT teams being deployed at important installations like airports, railway stations, bus terminals, Metro stations and malls.
A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend.
Army on Monday rescued 1400 of its personnel and their families caught in flood waters in its headquarters at Badamibagh cantonment in Srinagar.
Authorities today sounded a red alert asking people living close to River Sindh in central Kashmir to move to safer places following cloudbursts and flash floods in the higher reaches triggered by incessant rains for the past five days.