Bengaluru, Feb 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hoped for better trade and investment between India and Hong Kong.
Get all the latest national and international news updates of Thursday, Feb 4 here:
2.25 pm: World leaders pledge over USD 10 billion (9.0 billion euros) to help conflict-hit Syrians.
1.18 pm: Union MinRamvilas Paswan demands that Centre come up with law to entitle reservation for SCs, STs in pvt sector.
1.17 pm: Spain reports first known case of Zika-infected pregnant woman.
1.16 pm: Britain's PM David Cameron says donor conference raised over $10 billion to help millions of Syrians.
12.04 pm: Brazil, Russia are in recession while India & Mexico are enjoying robust growth, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde.
11.04 pm: Batting great Rahul Dravid has been named in ICC's newly appointed Anti-Corruption Oversight Group.
11.00 pm: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik spreads awareness of the #ZikaVirus through a sand sculpture.
9.38 pm: Maoist leader carrying a reward of Rs 4 lakh on his head, arrested by police in Khammam, Telangana.
9.19 pm: Very sad to know that 10 of our brave soldiers lost their lives in an avalanche in Siachen,says Rahul Gandhi.
9.07 pm: My heartfelt condolences to near and dear ones of our brave soldiers who were martyred in line of duty at Siachen: Manohar Parrikar.
8.37 pm: UN panel rules Julian Assange's detention illegal: Swedish Foreign Ministry.
8.19 pm: CY Leung (Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) meets EAM Sushma Swaraj, earlier today.
8.16 pm: I still feel this is not a racial attack, it was a response to an accident where a lady was killed: G Parameshwara, K'taka HM TanzanianGirl.
7.56 pm: Medical Board of AIIMS has provided us FBI report with their opinion: BS Bassi, CP Delhi on Sunanda Pushkar death.
7:23 pm: Biswajeet Shah (resident of Regent Park) is arrested from Central Kolkata for making threat calls.
7:16 pm: Those who were attacked were innocent,they were not part of accident. Thats the truth-Bosco Kaweesi, Legal Adviser.
7:15 pm: Pakistan DGMO offered help for rescue of Indian soldiers who came under snow Avalanche in Siachen, Indian Army say no to Pak Army help.
7:00 pm: Ryan International School (Vasant Kunj) Death Case: People take out candle light march in Delhi.
6:53 pm: ED writes for extradition of the main accused Christian Michel in Augusta Westland chopper scam.
6:38 pm: 2 LeT terrorists killed in ongoing encounter in Bandipore, 1 more suspected to be still present.
6:23 pm: Principal, 4 others arrested from Delhi Ryan International school where child died.
5 ppl arrested. Let us give police time, investigation on. Will see result then-Bosco Kaweesi (Legal Adviser, All African Students Union)— ANI (@ANI_news) February 4, 2016
6:01 pm: Retired IAS officers Khurshid Ganai & Pervez Dewan appointed as Advisors to J&K Governor N N Vohra as political uncertainty prolongs.
Gurpreet (Woman who was rescued from a refugee camp in Germany) arrives in Delhi with her 8-year old daughter. pic.twitter.com/5ACrYlQ1xp— ANI (@ANI_news) February 4, 2016
5:49 pm: Delhi Police arrest Ryan International School principal and three other staff members in Divyansh Kakrora Death case.
5:45 pm: I have come here to appeal to you all that you all should vote in favor of development, says BJP President Amit Shah in Kerala.
5:33 pm: BJP President Amit Shah addressing a rally in Kottayam (Kerala).
5:15 pm: Nepal's Finance Minister will visit India on 7th & 8th February, says MEA.
5:02 pm: We condemn this incident unequivocally,says Vikas Swarup (MEA) on Tanzanian Girl incident
4:35 pm: CBI Court sends suspended Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh to 6-day CBI custody.
4:30 pm: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu pays tribute at War Memorial in on Visakhapatnamnternational Fleet Review.
4:26 pm: Bomb threat at Nabanna (state secretariat) in Kolkata (WB). High security checking is going on. Joint CP Crime at spot.
4:00 pm: NIA Court sends ISIS suspect arrested from Bhopal to 15 day police custody.
3:45 pm: Murud Beach tragedy victim's parents allegedly threatened by college administration in Pune.
3:15 pm: CJI Thakur's observes:Will hear BCCI only if there is some inherent anomaly in report." BCCI counsel said, 'We can read writings on wall"
3.00 pm: With deepest regret we have to state that chances of finding any survivors are very remote, says Defence Spox, MoD.
2.56 pm: Court said Delhi govt orders interfere with the autonomy of pvt unaided schools, says Vedant Verma, lawyer for pvt schools.
2.40 pm: Floral tribute to MA Ayyangar at Parliament in New Delhi.
2.20 pm: We condemn ISIS. Humara ISIS se koi taalluk nhi hai aur na kabhi rahega, says Asaduddin Owaisi in Faizabad, UP.
2.00 pm: I am most grateful to govt of India for facilitating my return to India, says Gurpreet, rescued from German refugee camp.
1.55 pm: US drone strike kills a prominent Al-Qaeda chief in south Yemen.
1.50 pm: Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR CY Leung meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR CY Leung met Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source: PMO) pic.twitter.com/2YtirAwxBO— ANI (@ANI_news) February 4, 2016
1.45 pm: German police have arrested two Algerians they suspect of links to the Islamic State.
1.40 pm: Bihar Govt delayed in paying scholarship money to some SC/ST students in college in Bhubaneswar, says Dharmendra Pradhan.
1.35 pm: Racial discrimination should not happen in India.If such a thing happens, its unfortunate, says Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home Tanzanian Girl assault case.
1.30 pm: Enforcement Directorate raids properties of NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal at multiple locations in Nashik, Maharashtra.
1.25 pm: Delhi court acquits UP MLA Mukhtar Ansari and three other accused persons in a MCOCA case.
1.20 pm: Tanzanian girl assault case: Ministry of Home Affairs seeks report from Karnataka Govt.
I am optimistic that GST, real estate and bankruptcy bills will be passed in Budget session: Venkaiah Naidu. pic.twitter.com/nra1dBdSbz— ANI (@ANI_news) February 4, 2016
1.15 pm: "We have been in touch and will remain in touch in future as well. Continuing our interaction with them (Congress)", says Venkaiah Naidu.
1.10 pm: Encounter between security forces & militants underway in Hajin in Bandipore, J&K.
Encounter btwn security forces & militants underway in Hajin (Bandipore, J&K) (visuals deferred by unspecified time)https://t.co/xWIQjD6qYn— ANI (@ANI_news) February 4, 2016
1.05 pm: We take all necessary disciplinary action in accordance with company policy and procedures, Jet Airways says.
1.00 pm: A Jet Airways crew member involved in fake currency smuggling arrested at Bombay Airport with ₹2.6 crore as he was departing for Bangkok.
12.45 pm: It was decided that the President be recommended to address the joint session of Parl on 23rd Feb, says Venkaiah Naidu.
12.30 pm: If that is the case, it is work in progress, says John WH Kijazi (Tanzania ambassador to India) on 5 people arrested in Tanzanian Girl case.
12.25 pm: Thats my assessment. She was attacked because she was black like guy who caused the accident, says John WH Kijazi.
12.14 pm: First part of Budget session to end on March 16; second part starts from April 25 to May 13: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu after CCPA.
11.30 am: Heavy snow cutters and major equipment has been put into use to clear and cut the ice blocks, which is taking time: Indian Army.
10.49 am: Regarding Tanzania students, detailed investigation is on. Of the accused persons, 5 are arrested. A detailed repport on this has been sent to MEA says Karnataka Chief Minister Suddaramaiah.
10.40 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaking at the India Investment Summit 2016 in Delhi.
10.17 am: Suspicious object found on Allahabad-Mirzapur highway, bomb disposal squad at the spot
10.04 am: Five persons have been arrested in connection with the attack on a Tanzanian student at Bengaluru.
9.35 am: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says will exit Ecuador embassy, accept arrest on Friday if loses UN case: Wikileaks.
9.23 am: Rahul Gandhi asks Karnataka govt to submit report on 21-yr-old Tanzanian woman assaulted in Bengaluru.
9.00 am: 60 Bihar students studying engineering in Odisha, forced to leave institution after Bihar govt allegedly stopped paying their stipends.
8.15 am: BJP President Amit Shah to address a rally in Kottayam, Kerala today.