Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha not ornamental MPs, says actor; more news in brief on Aug 5

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News in brief: Aug 5
Bangalore, Aug 5: Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal meant to halt a bruising month-long war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives. Follow latest news updates of the day:

10:45 pm: Sachin and Rekha have been chosen to represent the people, they are not ornamental pieces: Khusboo, Actor.

10:13 pm: If these people don't have the time to come to Parliament, they should resign: Vinod Mehta.

10:00 pm: 'Pakistan has failed to rein in terror,' says Indian defence analyst.

9:40 pm: Bagalkot, Karnataka : 6 year old boy falls into a borewell, rescue ops on since last three days.

9:18 pm: FDI in insurance not in interest of the sector, will protest against it: Vrijesh Upadhyay,Gen Sec,Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh.

8:55 pm: Bihar flood-like situation: Villagers in Supaul being taken to safer places.

8:25 pm: Investigation is on. 3 people arrested but the main accused is still absconding : Bhupender Singh, Commissioner Meerut Division on Meerut incident.

8:08 pm: Australian delegation meets Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas in Delhi.

8:00 pm: Delhi: UPSC aspirants protest at Jantar Mantar, demand scrapping of CSAT exam.

7:36 pm: There were 40 people on the boat, 22 people have been rescued,18 still missing : Pranjal Yadav, DM Varanasi.

7:23 pm: Karn Sharma named in Indian squad for ODI series against England.

7:12 pm: Paceman Dhawal Kulkarni also included in the ODI team, Cheteshwar Pujara and Gautam Gambhir omitted.

7:06 pm: ODI squad England announced; Yuvraj Singh ignored again, maiden call for IPL hero Sanju Samson.

6:50 pm: Firing outside jail in Roorkee (Uttarakhand), 3 people dead and 5 injured.

6:25 pm: Will continue as Maha Heavy Industries Minister and try my best so that party wins the Assembly polls : Narayan Rane.

6:14 pm: In a startling revealation from Scotland Police, charges against IOA General Secretary Rajeev Mehta have not been dropped.

5:41 pm: A British military jet escorts a Qatar Airways plane to Manchester Airport after reports of a possible device on board (PTI).

5:18 pm: Pakistan Foreign Office feigns ignorance, says 'diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui not transferred'.

5:00 pm: Mulayam Singhji had personally invited me, had I not gone then people would have said that I was arrogant : Amar Singh.

4:35 pm: Govt must find a solution,end the controversy over CSAT, the exam must be scrapped, says Lalu Prasad Yadav.

4:12 pm: CSAT controversy not this Govt's creation but inherited from UPA.For 1st time Modi Govt responded,came out with solution: Prakash Javadekar.

4:06 pm: National Herald case : Hearing at Delhi High Court adjourned till tomorrow.

3.55 pm: 'Where is evidence?' asks Kapil Sibal while rebutting Subramanian Swamy's charges in the National Herald case.

3.45 pm: Police lathicharge BJP workers protesting against misgovernance outside state assembly in Ranchi.

3.10 pm: Govt confident of ending insurance bill deadlock, says will be cleared by tomorrow: Sources.

2.55 pm: UK's Muslim minister Sayeeda Warsi quits over govt's Gaza policy.

2.25 pm: Nine-year-old girl run over by public bus in Bangalore

2.20 pm: UP riots: Law and order can not be compromised with, says SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav

2.03 pm: The court hasnt yet given a verdict, we expect a good result: Yogendra Yadav (AAP) on SC's observation on President's rule in Delhi.

1.57 pm: "SP pressurising state machinery to not put culprits behind bars," says BJP.

1.50 pm: Centre ready for a discussion on UPSC CSAT issue, say sources.

1,20 pm: 'Why should elected representatives sit at home without work?': Supreme Court questions Centre on Delhi Assembly.

1.00 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm as uproar over UPSC issue continues.

12.49 pm: Engineering students clash with cops after protests outside HRD Ministry's house.

12.48 pm: Pakistani troops open fire at Indian posts in Poonch.

12.38 pm: Delhi: IETE students protest outside HRD minister Smriti Irani's residence

12.37 pm: Number of dead rises to 140 in landslide that struck Malin village near Pune last week.

12.24 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh admits in Lok Sabha that drug smuggling is rampant along the international borders.

12.09 pm: Ban on e-rickshaws to continue in Delhi till August 8, rules high court.

12.04 pm: MoS PMO Jitendra Singh calls meeting of officials of DoPT and PMO on UPSC row.

11.55 am: NDA ally Shiv Sena disagrees with government's 'language neutral' stand on UPSC .

11.48 am: The performance of our athletes in the 2014 CWG has made us proud. Congratulations to the medal winners: says Narendra Modi

11.35 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid uproar over UPSC row as AIADMK opposes govt decision to resolve the C-SAT issue.

11.25 am: Monsoon still a worry, poses risk to inflation management, says RBI: PTI

11.15 am: Students want the English exam scrapped but the UPSC has trapped the government: Sharad Yadav in Rajya Sabha.

11.00 am: 4 Khalistan Zindabad Force members arrested by Punjab Police from Jammu identified; terror attack foiled.

10.47 am: Hamas fires 30 rockets eight minutes before ceasefire.

10.40 am: "Congress has not been obstructionist on the insurance bill. Important to take a relook at the bill," says party leader Anand Sharma.

10.20 pm: Samajwadi Party demands suspension of Question Hour in Parliament, a day after government's move to exclude English from gradation.

10.10 am: Israeli army announces total retreat from Gaza, says spokesman.

10.04 am: Dissatisfied Narayan Rane issues ultimatum to Congress High Command to meet his demands.

10.02 am: Delhi: BJP Parliamentary Party meet underway-

9.55 am: Embassy helped us a lot, because of their hard work we have been able to come back: Nurse back from Libya

9.37 am: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh to share dais with SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at an event in Lucknow, but dismisses return to the party.

9.35 am:  UP BJP Chief Laxmikant Bajpai and Sangeet Som to visit rape victim's family in Meerut.

9.15 am: The model victim who was allegedly raped by DIG Sunil Paraskar claims the case is being turned against her, says "My lawyer was bribed and crime branch has the records."

8.52 am: 43 Indian nurses return to Kerala from Libya.

8.40 am: Obama administration: Kerry's visit to India is the start of important relationship with new Indian govt having "strategic value" to America.

8.30 am: UPSC students continue protest against government's stand on CSAT; uproar likely in Parliament today.

8.00 am: Mumbai Police records statement of model's former lawyer in Paraskar case. Meanwhile model's former lawyer had claimed that case against top cop Paraskar was for publicity.

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