Bengaluru, July 26: Two armed men take hostages at a church near Rouen in northern France.
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11.21 pm: 22 of 28 Russian rowers banned from Rio Olympic Games: federation. ( Source: AFP)
11.14 pm: Roger Federer says will miss Rio Olympics and rest of season to recover from earlier knee surgery: Reuters
10.16 pm: Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar released a book 'PARAM VIR' on Kargil war, earlier today
9.20 pm: Tinsukia (Assam): Suspected ULFA (I) cadre killed in a joint operation by Assam Rifles and Lekhapani police. One revolver recovered.
9.18 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow 11 am
9.17 pm: Bhubaneswar(Odisha): Locals hold candle light vigil for war heroes on Kargil Vijay Diwas
9.15 pm: Ludhiana court summons Rakhi Sawant asking her appear on July 29th for allegedly making objectionable statement on Maharishi Valmiki.
8.21 pm: Women MPs from parties including SP's Jaya Bachchan, Dimple Yadav, Congress's Sushmita Dev, TRS's K Kavitha along with BJP MPs to meet President
8.17 pm: The present Bangladesh Govt denies any foreign connections. According to them these are homegrown terrorists: Moudud Ahmed on #DhakaAttack
8.10 pm: As far as Bangladesh is concerned, Pakistan has no relevance anymore: Former Bangladeshi PM Moudud Ahmed
8.00 pm: BCCI Special General Meeting scheduled to take place on 5th August in Mumbai.
7.49 pm: Why would he do such a thing before Olympics, we will continue to protest until he gets justice:Father of Narsingh Yadav on dope controversy
7.45 pm: The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 passed in Lok Sabha
7.43 pm: Everyone has agreed upon to have certainty in constitutional amendments for the compensation system: Kerala FM
7.40 pm: Saket court dismisses bail plea of AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested for allegedly threatening a woman. Khan sent to 14 day judicial custody
7.35 pm: We discussed regarding revenue neutral rate, no pressure on us to decide the rate structure: Kerala FM
7.25 pm: Businesses of less than Rs 1.5 cr turnover must be under state control, above that will be dual control of states & Centre, says Amit Mitra,WB FM.
7.24 pm: Wording for 5 year compensation to States for GST worked out,big decision: Amit Mitra,WB FM after meeting of state FMs.
7.15 pm: School students in Moradabad(UP), paid tribute to war heroes on Kargil Vijay Diwas.
7.09 pm: The committee on pellet guns will submit its report within two months.
7.00 pm: The Expert Committee on pellet guns will be under the chairmanship of T V S N Prasad, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
6.48 pm: Candle light vigil held for Abesh Dasgupta, who was murdered during a party on July 23 in Kolkata (WB).
6.40 pm: CBI recently sent reminders to those countries who had sent Letter Rogatory replies on AgustaWestland row.
6.32 pm: We welcome Irom Sharmila ji's decision to break fast and join the democratic process, says Kiren Rijiju,MoS,Home.
6.16 pm: LS committee constituted to probe on Bhagwant Mann case says the incident has exposed the whole security system of Parliament
6.15 pm: Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma was also present in today's meeting, he blamed Parliament security for the lapse on Bhagwant Mann case.
6.07 pm: Islamic State says church attack in France was carried out by two soldiers' from the group: AP.
5.46 pm: No sign of terror attack in Berlin hospital shooting says Police: AFP.
5.38 pm: 5 Naxalites surrender in front of Police in Gadchiroli (Maharashtra).
5.30 pm: Church attackers 'claimed to be from' Islamic State group, says French President Francois Hollande.
5.15 pm: French President Francois Hollande slams 'vile terrorist attack' on church: AFP.
5.00 pm: So I tendered an apology in writing saying that It was unintentional, I was only trying to make an educational video, says Bhagwant Mann.
4.44 pm: I explained my stand to LS Speaker, she said what I did was not right and I should apologise, says Bhagwant Mann.
4.30 pm: Bike swept away in flooded area in Kotdwar, one person rescued and one missing in Uttarakhand.
4:29 pm: FIR filed against DCW chief Swati Maliwal for naming rape victim.
4:25 pm: Dadri lynching: Mohammad Akhlaq's son claims conspiracy, says "Mathura Lab forensic report tampered".
4:06 pm: Former Delhi Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar granted bail in a corruption case by a Delhi court.
3:55 pm: Dayashankar Singh files petition in Lucknow High Court seeking a stay on his arrest. The matter has been posted for July 28 for hearing.
3:50 pm: Mann Video issue:Joint parliamentary committee meet begins;Delhi police commissioner attends meet.
3.40 pm: At least 10 people killed in twin suicide bombing in Mogadishu.
3.35 pm: France church attack: Second hostage fighting for life.
3.30 pm: Delhi police commissioner to attend meeting of committee formed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Bhagwant Mann.
3.27 pm: Slain hostage at northern French church was priest.
3.15 pm: Emirates flight with 309 passengers on board makes emergency landing in Mumbai.
3.10 pm: France church attack: 2 gunmen neutralised.
3.00 pm: Seeing the situation in J&K it is not possible to revoke AFSA, Mehbooba ji just gave a suggestion: Dy CM Nirmal Singh.
2.50 pm: One hostage killed at church in northern France.
2.45 pm: Aam Aadmi Party to bring out a Dalit manifesto in Punjab for upcoming Assembly elections.
2.40 pm: Two men kidnap priest, take hostages in church near the French Rouen.
2.35 pm: Fortunately, situation has improved in the last 2-3 days in Kashmir: J&K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh.
2.30 pm: I stand by the statements I made in the blog. These are not allegations against anyone: Sandeep Dikshit, Congress.
2.20 pm: I will break my fast as the Govt has failed to give any positive response, will fight elections to resolve the issues, says Irom Sharmila.
2.15 pm: Unfortunately, we have not been able to trace anything, so far, says Subhash Bhamre, MoS Defence on missing AN 32 plane.
2.10 pm: "Those who spoke against anybody's mother, sister, daughter shd b punished", says Raj Babbar, Congress leader on UP BSP-BJP namecalling.
2.00 pm: NIA Special Court extends judicial custody of 7 ISIS suspects arrested in Hyderabad till August 24th.
1.50 pm: Proxy-war is the state policy of Pakistan.It is abetting, training, funding terrorists, says Venkaiah Naidu, I&B Minister.
1.40 pm: One more person arrested by Himachal Pradesh police in connection with Israeli woman allegedly gang-raped in Manali. Total no of arrests: 3.
1.30 pm: Nation can never forget brave soldiers who laid down their lives for our security, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
1.20 pm: Delhi police arrests 4 members of a gang headed by a criminal who is wanted in 5 states and carrying a reward of Rs 70,000 on his head.
1.11 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.
1.10 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:05 pm.
1.01 pm: SC guidelines for selection of trial court judges-Pens to be used in OMR sheets instead of pencils in the preliminary exam
1.00 pm: 5 engineering students dead after their car skidded off Mumbai-Pune expressway near Kamshet tunnel (Pune)
12.50 pm: SC sets guidelines to make the process of selection of trial court judges in Delhi more transparent and free from nepotism
12.39 pm: RSS meeting on FDI issue scheduled to take place at 4pm in Delhi today
12.35 pm: #UPDATE Two explosions kill 8 near Mogadishu airport in Somalia say security sources: AFP
12.31 pm: It has been confirmed that terrorist who was captured alive in Kupwara, is from Pakistan: Hansraj Ahir, (MoS, Home)
12.30 pm: Criminal Ashpak Bengre allegedly murdered by fellow inmates in Goa's Colvale prison.
12.17 pm: There is something suspicious in this. We will support #NarsinghYadav : Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in State Assembly
12.15 pm: Dalits have always been suppressed ever since BJP came to power in Centre: Mayawati, BSP Chief
11.40 am: Normalcy returns in the area after curfew was lifted, today, after over 2 weeks.
11.17 am: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over demand for discussion on Delhi teen rape.
11.05 am: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places in districts of Uttarakhand in the next 48 hours.
10.45 am: No restrictions in any part of Srinagar (J&K) today, says District Magistrate.
10.30 am: KSRTC bus strike, demanding wage hike affects commuters in Bengaluru for the second day.
10.14 am: BJP Parliamentary party meeting underway in Parliament.
10.12 am: 4 militants killed, one apprehended in an operation near LoC in Naugam sector of Kashmir.
9.55 am: Four militants killed; one apprehended in an operation near LoC in Naugam sector of Kashmir, says Army.
9.45 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives for BJP Parliamentary party meet, meeting underway
9.37 am: Gujarati writer Amrut Makwana to return the Gujarat Govt's 'Daasi Jeevan Shreshtha Dalit Shahityakriti' literary award over Una issue.
9.25 am: BJP President Amit Shah arrives for BJP Parliamentary meeting
9.15 am: We have put all our resources to work and are trying our best to find out leads: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on missing AN 32 plane.
9.05 am: Rio-bound short putter Indrajit Singh fails dope test.
8.45 am: Army officers, families of Kargil war heroes pay tribute to Kargil war martyrs in Dras (J&K) on Kargil Vijay Diwas.
8.20 am: Congress Rajya Sabha strategy meeting scheduled to take place at 10:15 am in Parliament.
8.12 am: On Kargil Vijay Diwas I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till the very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us.
On Kargil Vijay Diwas I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till the very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us.
On Kargil Vijay Diwas I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till the very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2016
8.00 am: Nine militants have been killed when they tried to storm a building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.