August 24, 2016 4:55 pm IST
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook several parts in Myanmar and areas on the east and northeast India. According to National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the epicenter of the quake was in Myanmar and it occurred at 4:04 PM at a depth of 58 kms.
August 24, 2016 12:58 pm IST
Sensitive documents detailing the technical and stealth capabilities of India’s Scorpene submarines designed by French shipbuilder DCNS have been leaked. Post the leak, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar sought a report from the Navy chief on the matter.
August 24, 2016 3:03 pm IST
Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft bill which bans commercial surrogacy in India. Only altruistic surrogacy, when a surrogate is given no financial gain for carrying a child is allowed. Any violation to the law will attract a jail term of not less than ten years & a fine of rupees ten lakh or more.
August 24, 2016 5:47 pm IST
In a candid interview to Rajya Sabha TV, PDP’s Muzaffar Hussain Baig admitted that peace in the Valley cannot prevail unless India holds talks with all the stakeholders – political parties in Kashmir, Pakistan and its non-state actors.
August 24, 2016 11:54 am IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Kashmir on a two day visit to hold talks with various stakeholders to restore peace in the valley. This is is the second visit of Singh in a month to the valley which has been witnessing unrest since July 8 when Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan was killed in an encounter.
August 11, 2016 12:53 pm IST