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7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: US Geological Survey


Sydney, May 1: A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit off Papua New Guinea today, 110 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Kokopo, the US Geological Survey said, just a day after a 6.7 magnitude tremor in the region. The quake hit at 1336 IST, 689 kilometres northeast of the Pacific nation’s capital Port Moresby, in the New Britain region at a ...

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ISIS Afghanistan training camp image flashes on internet


Washington, May 1: New images purporting to show an Islamic State (IS) training camp in Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border, have surfaced on the internet, indicating that the Middle east-based terror group is making inroads into South Asia. According to Fox News, the pictures were obtained by a Pakistani journalist earlier this month and published by the military blog, ‘The ...

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Swami Ramdev rebuts allegations on alleged male-child concieving medicine; to add disclaimers


New Delhi, May 1: A day after opposition MPs demanded a ban on a medicine from his pharmacy, yoga guru Ramdev today rebutted allegations that it was being sold for conceiving a male child and claimed that he was being targeted through “lies” to defame the Prime Minister. However, he said a disclaimer will be added on the package of ...

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Women activists slam govt for not considering marital rape as criminal offence


New Delhi, May 1: Criticizing the Central Government’s move not to consider marital rape as a crime, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Shukla on Thursday said that the former was compromising on the right and independence of women. ”Women must have right to do what they want to. There should be a feeling of security in women. Even ...

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands Earthquake: 5.4 magnitude earthquake quake hits Island region, says IMD


Kolkata, May 01: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 in the richter scale hit the Andaman Island region at about 2.45 PM today. The depth of the earthquake was measured as 10 km, IMD said in a statement.Reports of damage to properties or life have not been received so far, it said. The earthquake comes within a week of the high ...

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