Aug 24: Earthquake measuring 6.2 hits central Italy. Meanwhile, wrestler Sakshi Malik receives a rousing welcome at Delhi airport upon her arrival.
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7.25 pm: Passing of GST Bill will lead to higher GDP & curb corruption, I thank everyone who helped pass this: MP CM #GST
7.00 pm: Indian Army neutralised one hardcore KPLT terrorist in the wee hours of today in Assam's East Karbi Anglong district.
6.55 pm: All BJP Rajya Sabha MPs to meet on August 31st.
6.32 pm: CBI arrests a Senior Divisional Material Manager, South East Central Railway, Nagpur for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000/-
Grenade attack on troops of 183 Battalion along with state police in Pulwama (J&K), 11 injured (visuals deferred) pic.twitter.com/KfR9i1no7X— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
6.02 pm: Srinagar: BJP delegation led by Sat Sharma meets HM Rajnath Singh over J&K situation
5.48 pm: Delhi Assembly passes the resolution to ratify 122nd Constitutional Amendment Bill passed by both Houses of Parliament for creation of GST
5.46 pm: We've spotted 1 dead body buried under a stone slab but still not taken out. Ops underway: Sanjay Rana, Addl SP
5.34 pm: It's very imp that a political dialogue be initiated with stake holders of J&K: Ex-J&K CM Omar Abdullah on HM visit
5.26 pm: Srinagar (J&K): Congress delegation meets Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who is on a two day visit to J&K.
5.15 pm: NC delegation led by Omar Abdullah met HM Rajnath Singh
4.48 pm: Metro services that were temporarily suspended in Kolkata after earthquake tremors were felt in the region, have resumed now.
4.39 pm: European Mediterranean Seismological Centre amends its previous measurement of earthquake 190 km SW of Mandalay (Myanmar), now it is 6.8
4.38 pm: Bihar: People evacuate their houses after earthquake tremors were felt in Patna.
4.34 pm: Metro services temporarily suspended in Kolkata after earthquake tremors were felt in the region.
4.32 pm: #FLASH Grenade attack on police party in Pulwama (J&K), 5 injured.
4.20 pm: According to European Mediterranean Seismological Centre,earthquake tremors of magnitude 7 felt 190 km SW of Mandalay(Myanmar), at 91km depth
Protests going on for past 4 days in Sui, Dera Bugti, Jafarabad & Nasirabad among other locations in Balochistan pic.twitter.com/CAzQ6b3BXe— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
4.13 pm: Freedom fighters across Balochistan (Pak) raise Indian flag, PM Modi & late Akbar Bugti's picture in protest.
4.11 pm: Earthquake tremors also felt in Kolkata.
4.10 pm: FLASH: Earthquake tremors felt in Guwahati (Assam)
Indian flags and pictures of PM Narendra Modi seen in protests across Balochistan, Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/pcttgfXJ6N— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
Pictures of PM Modi with Baloch martyr & freedom fighter Akbar Bugti seen in protests across Balochistan, Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/MAqvCVdIjs— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
4.06 pm: Victims of cross border firing and IED blasts in border area will be given Rs 5 lakh ex gratia: Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO
4.00 pm: You can say it (allowing surrogacy for homosexual couples) is looking forward and we can say this doesn't go with our ethos: EAM
3.50 pm: Bill to prohibit commercial surrogacy & allow ethical surrogacy to needy infertile couples: EAM Sushma Swaraj
3.40 pm: National Conference delegation led by Omar Abdullah meets HM Rajnath Singh.
3.20 pm: Altruistic surrogacy will only be allowed for Indian citizens, not NRIs or OCI card holders: Sushma Swaraj
Altruistic surrogacy will only be allowed for Indian citizens, not NRIs or OCI card holders: EAM Sushma Swaraj pic.twitter.com/MWLgXT2v1v— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
3.15 pm: Rahul Gandhi defamation case- Rahul Gandhi's counsel Kapil Sibal tells SC, "Rahul Gandhi never accused RSS as institution for crime."
3.09 pm: Cabinet gives its approval for introduction of Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016.
2.55 pm: Turkish tanks cross Syrian border in military op to retake city of Jarablus from ISIS.
2.18 pm: 1 CRPF personnel killed after landslide at gate number 3 of Vaishno Devi.
2.03 pm: Madhya Pradesh assembly passes GST Bill.
1.55 pm: SC refuses to modify its order capping at 20 feet the height of human pyramid in Dahi Handi festival.
1.45 pm: Dozen Turkish tanks enter Syrian territory to fight IS: AFP
1.30 pm: Cong needs to introspect & stop making comments that cause lot of concern to ppl of India; they should apologize-Rao
1.27 pm: What's happening to Cong? Have they lost hope in Indian politics? Have they decided to switch base to Karachi or Islamabad?: Rao, BJP
1.26 pm: #FLASH: Landslide hits Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan (J&K), one head constable of CRPF dead (confirmed by IG CRPF)
1.25 pm: Why's Cong seen defending ISI & Pak military? INC ceases to really represent India; it seems more of a Pak Nat'l Cong now: GVL Narsimha Rao
1.16 pm: Report is one that shows a mirror to UP CM who targets opposition, shows him how his Govt isnt working: SSharma, BJP
1.13 pm: UP has "maha jungle raj", reports make it clear theres no law & order, thats what happens when a govt protects criminals: Shrikant Sharma
1.12 pm: #FLASH Fresh clash between security forces & locals in Pulwama (J&K), one civilian dead.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives in Srinagar. He is on a 2-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. (earlier visuals) pic.twitter.com/DeggEELHf3— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
...given by PM during the national DGP conference in Kutch district in December. pic.twitter.com/dGV0D6ntNK— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
Chhattisgarh CM chairs state level SP & IG conference reviewing progress on 36 point directives to police...(contd) pic.twitter.com/vfsUlXQ2xO— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
1.00 pm: Height of human pyramid can't exceed limit of 20 ft in Dahi-Handi function post SC rejects plea seeking modification of restriction
12.55 pm: Matter of serious concern, whether it's something serious? What's extent of leak? Whether material is true?: Antony
12.52 pm: Dahi-Handi function: SC refuses to entertain the plea seeking modification of restriction over height of human pyramid.
12.51 pm: #UPDATE BJP MLA Ravinder Ravi's suspension revoked after his apology in Speaker's chamber.
12.50 pm: Sidhi district (MP): Bus en route to Deosar overturns after a brake fail; three dead, 8 injured (admitted to hospital).
12.45 pm: Request govt to immediately order a high level enquiry to find out the truth: Former Defence Minister A K Antony on Scorpene submarine leak
12.29 pm: Hearing over diesel vehicle ban case in NGT adjourned till 7th September.
12.14 pm: Always urging all parties in Pakistan to work out their differences peaceably & through a valid political process: US State Department on PoK
11.51 am: Patna (Bihar): Exchange of fire between 2 student groups in Saidpur Hostel, 2 students injured. Injured admitted to the hospital.
SC: "No other state misuses the state machinery like TN Govt. Defamation cases can't b slapped for merely reporting on CMs health condition"— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
11.50 am: BJP workers hold protest, demand Amnesty International India case be handed over to NIA.
Bengaluru (Karnataka): BJP workers hold protest, demand Amnesty International India case be handed over to NIA pic.twitter.com/LCoZDatFNV— ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016
11.48 am: "Stop using defamation proceedings to silence criticism. Focus on good governance instead. You cannot use the state machinery to file defamation cases against political opponents," SC to Jayalalithaa.
11.40 am: "You are a public figure, you have to face criticism," SC tells Jayalalithaa.
11.34 am: BJP MLA Ravinder Ravi suspended from Himachal Pradesh assembly for three days for damaging assembly property.
11.18 am: ED summons Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, for questioning in connection with Saradha scam.
10.55 am: Dahi-Handi function: SC to hear a plea seeking modification of restriction over height of human pyramid at 12.30 PM.
10.30 am: Documents on the Indian Navy's Scorpene submarine project leaked from French firm DCNS.
10.10 am: Want to thank everyone for their support, hope to continue to receive such support in future as well: Sakshi Malik
9.55 am: One Naxal killed in an encounter with security forces in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, one pistol recovered.
9.40 am: Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar felicitates Olympics 2016 bronze medalist Sakshi Malik in Bahadurgarh.
9.18 am: Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik being felicitated by villagers in Tikri Kalan town.
8.52 am: Italian mayor of quake-hit town says people buried under debris, town "isn't here anymore".
8.40 am: Cabinet meeting scheduled to take place at 10 am today.
8.30 am: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Rieti in central Italy. Strong tremors were also felt in Rome.
8.00 am: Was my biggest dream to win a medal for India: Sakshi Malik.