Oct 21: Delhi zoo remains temporarily closed for the fourth day over bird flu scare. Meanwhile, more than 200 flights in and out of Hong Kong cancelled as Typhoon Haima approaches.
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12.00: Indian Army retaliated as Pakistan violated ceasefire in Rajouri, heavy sheling on LoC in Majokote.
11:15 pm: Pakistan violates ceasefire in several areas of RS Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
11:00 pm: India enters the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final, defeated Thailand with a score difference of 73-20; to play against Iran tomorrow.
10:30 pm: Few rounds of small arms have been fired from Pakistan side in RS Pura Sector.
9:40 pm: We are thinking of approaching SC, we should get a good lawyer from the Bihar Govt to fight there: Mother of Aditya Sachdeva
9:30 pm: They used all sorts of weapons. If they begin again, will give them a reply again they should remember that: DK Upadhyay, IG BSF Jammu Range
9:15 pm: Pakistan denied BSF's caim of killing seven Pakistani Rangers.
9:00 pm: Indians resorted to unprovoked firing in Shakargarh sector today: General Asim Bajwa, DG ISPR Pakistan
8:50 pm: An earthquake measuring 4.2 mangnitude occuered in India-Bangladesh border.
8:40 pm: Gave a befitting response, so Pakistani Rangers were rattled & fired again today morning: DK Upadhyay, IG BSF Jammu Range
8:15 pm: Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak has resigned on moral grounds, I have accepted his resignation & sent it to the Governor: Odisha CM
8:00 pm: Odisha Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak gives his resignation to Odisha CM.
7:50 pm: Hira Nagar firing: Pak Rangers injured one BSF trooper Constable Gurnam Singh, he was evacuated & his condition is critical: BSF
7:40 pm: BSF launched an offensive in response to a sniper attack of Pak Rangers at 9:35 this morning in Hira Nagar Sector of Jammu.
7.15 pm: One dead in the fire that broke out in a cracker godown in Gandhi park area of Coimbatore.
7.10 pm: TN CM Jayalalithaa continues to be under treatment & observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support & physiotherapy: Apollo Hospital.
7.00 pm: Sum Hospital fire mishap: Founder Manoj Nayak taken into remand by police.
6.30 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee speaking at inaugural session of National Initiative On Strengthening Arbitration And Enforcement in India.
6:21 pm: Delhi: FM Arun Jaitley speaking at the inaugural session of National Initiative On Strengthening Arbitration And Enforcement.
6:10 pm: Death toll in fire at Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar rises to 24 after a person succumbed to injuries today.
5:55 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on October 24.
5:50 pm: Party is going through worst crisis & says it will be difficult to win 2017 election if this continues: Beni Prasad Verma.
5:42 pm: Allahabad-New Delhi AI flight returns after takeoff due to technical glitch.
5:38 pm: CBI issues look-out circular against NRI arms dealer Vipin Khanna in Embraer deal case to prevent him from leaving the country.
5:32 pm: Amid scare, Delhi government rules out any threat to human beings due to birdflu or avian influenza.
5.26 pm: Technical glitch forces Allahabad-New Delhi Air India flight to return to Allahabad airport (UP) after being airborne for sometime.
4.57 pm: Border villagers being moved to safer places in bulletproof vehicles after Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kathua, J&K.
4.45 pm: Fire breaks out in a cracker godown in Gandhi park area of Coimbatore, TN.10 people fear trapped, fire tenders at the spot. Rescue ops underway.
4.31 pm: Section 144 imposed; protesters detained and taken to Parliament police station, says Delhi ACB chief M K Meena.
4.25 pm: JNU student on Najeeb Ahmad missing case: JNU students protest near Rail Bhawan, Delhi.
4.16 pm: Suicide note and audio clips proved that she was facing harassment, we have registered the case and investigation is underway: Deependra Pathak on Lalita suicide case.
4.13 pm: Kabaddi player Rohit Chillar arrested by Delhi Police from Mumbai in case of abetting his wife's suicide. Transit remand given till 23rd Oct.
16.07 pm: Coast guard ships Atulya and Aryaman commissioned today at Kochi by SK Kohli, IDAS, Financial Advisor to Defence Services.
4.02 pm: We have now reached a level of maturity in governance which helps us distinguish between an erroneous and a corrupt decision: Arun Jaitley
3.59 pm: Interim parole of Subrata Roy extended till Nov 28th; Sahara deposited Rs.200 crore today and will deposit Rs.200 crore more by Nov end.
3.45 pm: We have now reached a level of maturity in governance which helps us distinguish between an erroneous and a corrupt decision, says Arun Jaitley.
3.29 pm: I haven't read the order, but we have full faith in the Indian judiciary. We have already put forward our concerns, says BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur.
3.16 pm: Special Friday prayers performed by Muslims and AIADMK cadres for the speedy recovery of TN CM Jayalalithaa in Chennai.
3.10 pm: Firing by Pak at Bobiya post in Hiranagar sector (J&K) underway, 1 BSF jawan injured & 1 Pak ranger gunned down.
3.05 pm: Samples have been sent to Jabalpur forensic lab; as a precautionary measure, we've closed down the area: Veterinarian Upendra Yadav on Bird flu.
2.45 pm: MoS MEA Gen V K Singh met Vice Minister for Labour and Social Development of Saudi Arabia today in Riyadh to facilitate the return of stranded Indian workers in Saudi Arabia & thank Govt of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their full cooperation in solving the problem.
2.39 pm: No truck will be allowed to enter mandi sans a fitness certificate from Oct 23;Team of vets, department and mandi officials will be formed: Gopal Rai.
2.15 pm: LGBT community protests against state and central govt alleging that authorities are not considering their demands in Bengaluru.
2:05 pm: CBI to file chargesheet in Sheena Bora murder case: Report.
2:00 pm: Infiltration bid foiled by Army in Sawjian sector of Poonch district (J&K) along the LoC. One jawan injured. More details awaited.
1:50 pm: We've to follow their instructions anyhow, but we'll look at every aspect of game: Anurag Thakur on SC directions.
1:44 pm: Government has sought report on Debit Card misuse; idea is to contain damage, says Arun Jaitley.
1:37 pm: SC asked the Delhi govt "what are your plans to clear garbage" "You have to plan for the future. You don't have to react to a situation".
1:35 pm: Govt's policy is very clear; We're in favour of peace, but we've zero-tolerance towards terror: MoS PMO Jitendra Singh.
1.29 pm: Ceasefire from 1240 hrs using small arms and automatics, being responded by Indian troops.
1.20 pm: We've to follow their instructions anyhow, but we'll look at every aspect of game: BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur on SC directions to Lodha Panel.
1.02 pm: PIL, which had been filed in Apex court, sought action against gau rakshaks in the light of recent incidents of violence by cow vigilantes.
1.00 pm: The Supreme Court has agreed that it would hear a petition to examine the issue of cow vigilantism across the country.
12.59 pm: BCCI to include DRS (Decision Review System) on a trial basis during the India vs. England Test series, 2016.
12.52 pm: Govt's policy is very clear; We're in favour of peace, bt we've zero-tolerance towards terror, says MoS PMO Jitendra Singh on CM Mufti's statement.
12.39 pm: BSF recovered 5 packs of suspected heroin in village Daukey of Attari sector (Punjab) at Indo-Pak international border.
12.30 pm: Customers need not worry; probe is underway and whatever action required will be taken: Shaktikanta Das, DEA Secy on debit card data theft.
12.25 pm: Cybersecurity is an important matter; detailed reports have been asked from the banks over security breach: Shaktikanta Das, DEA Secratary.
12.20 pm: Lalita suicide case: Pro-Kabaddi league player and Lalita's husband Rohit Chillar has been arrested by police.
12.00 pm: Supreme Court tells Lodha panel to appoint an auditor who will scrutinise BCCI's accounts. SC also directs panel to fix a limit on the financial transaction that BCCI can carry out.
11.50 am: Tokyo (Japan): Priests from India perform non-stop yagya for 9 days to clean Japanese environment
Tokyo (Japan): Priests from India perform non-stop yagya for 9 days to clean Japanese environment pic.twitter.com/CMPs4iQcDh— ANI (@ANI_news) October 21, 2016
11.12 am: Even Pakistan has to help us as we both have to live together. We discuss about films, but Wagah border is still moving: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti.
11.10 am: Suicide attackers target government buildings in Iraq's Kirkuk: Security officials.
10.58 am: We have to create an environment of peace and tranquillity in J&K, AFSPA is not permanent: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti
We have to create an environment of peace and tranquillity in J&K, AFSPA is not permanent: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti pic.twitter.com/t7BvnnDGGa— ANI (@ANI_news) October 21, 2016
10.55 am: A powerful earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shakes western Japan, but no danger of tsunami.
10.52 am: Cricket board BCCI shouldn't release funds until state associations commit to Lodha panel recommendations, says Supreme Court.
10.47 am: Supreme Court order on BCCI implementing Lodha reforms will be out anytime soon.
10.30 am: One BSF jawan injured in firing by Pakistan at Bobiya post in Hiranagar sector (J&K).
9.57 am: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh and Asha Kumari to meet party vice President Rahul Gandhi at 10:30AM over upcoming Punjab elections.
9.30 am: J&K: Anti militancy search operation on terror hideout started by army and police in Baramulla.
9.15 am: ACB officials conduct raids at the residence of Narsimha Reddy, Bill Collector of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, in Kukatpally.
8.40 am: Barack Obama has said that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate in this race who has devoted her life for a better America.
8.20 am: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attends police Commemoration Day being observed at Police Memorial Ground, Chanakyapuri, Delhi.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attends police Commemoration Day being observed at Police Memorial Ground, Chanakyapuri, Delhi. pic.twitter.com/1oRqK6gRa6— ANI (@ANI_news) October 21, 2016
8.00 am: Delhi zoo remains temporarily closed for the fourth day over bird flu scare.
Delhi zoo remains temporarily closed for the fourth day over bird flu scare. pic.twitter.com/OugRsBCPmN— ANI (@ANI_news) October 21, 2016