Get all the latest national and international news updates of Wednesday, June 29 here:
11.20 pm: Turkish PM says 1 suicide bomber blew himself up outside Istanbul airport; 2 others used panic to get inside.
11.05 pm: ICC World T20 2018 to be a 12-team affair, confirms global governing body.
10.30 pm: Going by the report, richer get higher salary, whereas middle & lower class get lower salary: Congress on 7th Pay Commission.
9.10 pm: Britain's FTSE 100 index recovers all losses from Brexit: Reuters.
8.45pm: Security tightened at all airports across the country following Istanbul attack.
8.05 pm: There's no hostile environment. We're neighbours. If we've to talk, we'll talk, ANI quotes Pak High commissioner Abdul Basit.
7.45 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Nitish Kumar attend iftar party organised by Sharad Yadav
Delhi: Cong Pres. Sonia Gandhi, Vice Pres. Hamid Ansari, Nitish Kumar attend iftar party organised by Sharad Yadav pic.twitter.com/qi4YeO5HuV— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2016
7.30 pm: We hope to finalise our first draft on further action by tomorrow, says NCW Chairperson, Lalitha Kumaramangalam.
7.25 pm: NIA arrest 5 people (of the 11 detained today in Hyderabad) for suspected terror activities, says NIA IG Sanjeev Kumar.
7.21 pm: Comments are very personal, if Ravi Shastri thinks that I'm responsible for him not being coach of India,he is living in a fool's world, says Ganguly.
7.00 pm: Rishi Kumar Shukla to be the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Madhya Pradesh.
6.45 pm: Extremely saddened after hearing Ravi Shastri express his view (related to controversy over head coach selection), says Sourav Ganguly.
6.35 pm: 4 hardcore NDFB (S) linkmen apprehended by Indian Army and Assam police in Kokrajhar. 1 rifle,pistol and few live rounds also recovered from them.
6.34 pm: Madhya Pradesh cabinet expansion to take place tomorrow.
6.12 pm: High alert issued at Raja Bhoj Airport (Bhopal) in wake of Istanbul Attack visitors' entry barred for a week.
6.04 pm: Minimum pay of Govt employees increased to Rs 18000 from existing Rs 7000, says Arun Jaitley.
5.56 pm: Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission to be implemented from 1st January, 2016, says Arun Jaitley.
5.42 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses media in Delhi.
5.30 pm: CCEA approves 4-laning of 80 km long Phagwara-Rupnagar Section of NH-344A in Punjab at a cost of Rs.1444 crore in Hybrid Annuity Mode.
5.00 pm: We also recommended that Govt employees should be covered with health insurance for everybody, says Ashok K Mathur (Chairman 7th Pay Commission.
4.45 pm: Have done away the great pay and given an open metric system, which will be very transparent & people will know where they stand, says AK Mathur.
4.38 pm: Rainfall in Vizag (Andhra Pradesh), very heavy rainfall expected in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for coming 2-3 days.
4.07 pm: 23 Turkish citizens, 13 foreign nationals among dead in Istanbul airport attack, says officials
4.00 pm: President has given his nod to sack VC of Pondicherry, says Sources MHRD.
3.40 pm: SC issues notice to Centre over a PIL seeking monitoring of radiation levels emitted by telecom towers,asks Centre to respond within 4 weeks
3.15 pm: FLASH: Saket Court grants bail to AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, who was arrested by Delhi police for allegedly assaulting a woman.
3.09 pm: SC allows Delhi Govt to get 110 new ambulances registered, also relaxes imposition of pollution cess on these ambulances.
3.00 pm: Today the case over Salman Khan's rape remark was heard, Neither Salman Khan now his lawyer were present: Vijaya Rahatkar, MSCW
There is experience & there is youth. Its nice to come back with such a set up: Anil Kumble,Head coach of Team India pic.twitter.com/BEoTJdKULl— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2016
2.20 pm: NIA also seized few training materials during searches. Search operation underway: NIA Sources
Reporter: Do you think theres rise in terrorist attacks?— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2016
Parrikar: I think theres an increased number of encounters. pic.twitter.com/Ugy6OKFilv
2.15 pm: Searches were conducted at 10 locations, Rs 15 Lakh cash, 9 mm pistol, air gun & chemical of high explosives devices recovered: NIA Sources
2.12 pm: Had info that 5 ppl (of 11 detained today) are involved in terrorist activities, FIR was registered against them on June 22: NIA Sources
2.03 pm: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till September 6 in Triple Talaq matter.
1.30 pm: I have given my recommendations, some have been accepted. Rest Finance Minister will see, says Manohar Parrikar on 7th Pay Commission.
1.15 pm: I won't comment on what he (CRPF DG) said, let the enquiry happen, says Manohar Parrikar on Standard Operating Procedure issue.
1.00 pm: Detained 11 people today, public places and religious places were their targets,they were communicating with a person in Syria, says NIA Sources.
12.57 pm: We have a lot of support, but voting will be the last option, says Venkaiah Naidu.
12.50 pm: If GST is passed, Indian economy will grow further. We have wide support, but we will like every party to be part of consensus, says Naidu.
12.45 pm: I have spoken to MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli at length about the future roadmap, says Anil Kumble.
12.30 pm: Being again back in the Indian dressing room is something special, says Anil Kumble.
12.20 pm: "Tamil Nadu police is worried about protecting only those who are in power,they should protect the common man", says DMK chief M Karunanidhi.
12 noon: Plea seekiing ban on Whatsapp rejected
by Supreme Court.
11.55 am: BJP Chief Amit Shah at the inauguration of an exhibition on Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukhrejee- A Selfless Patriot, in Delhi.
Delhi: BJP Chief Amit Shah at the inauguration of an exhibition on Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukhrejee- A Selfless Patriot pic.twitter.com/9U937RifwU— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2016
11.50 am: Cabinet clears 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
11.45 am: Arvind Kejriwal's upcoming Gujarat visit cancelled after State Government did not give permission for program at the chosen venue.
11.30 am: High Alert at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad; Central Industrial Security Force and Rapid Action Force personnel on alert.
11.15 am: Uproar in J&K assembly, independent MLA Engineer Rashid walks out of assembly over Beef Bill.
We have a fundamental right to eat, pray etc. I will try to utilise the legal options available: Engineer Rashid pic.twitter.com/tzDnp46tNh— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2016
Kanhaiya Kumar & JNUSU members met jailed students of Patna Art College (Bihar) at Beur Jail pic.twitter.com/Sle3v1VxCD— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2016
11.00 am: "Some Mumbai BJP leaders have compared Uddhav ji with a character from 'Sholay', Shiv Sena will not tolerate such statements", says Shiv Sena.
10.45 am: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays homage to great educationist Ashutosh Mukherjee on his 152nd birth anniversary.
10.35 am: Hindu Mahasabha chief Swami Chakrapani gets Z-category.
10.30 am: Ministers arrive for Cabinet meeting, to take up 7th pay commission committee's report.
Ministers arrive for Cabinet meeting, Cabinet to take up 7th pay commission committee’s report pic.twitter.com/BSubhbzVn9— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2016
10.20 am: First swine fever case confirmed in South Korea since 2013.
10.10 am: Former hockey captain Mohammed Shahid hospitalised in Varanasi.
10.00 am: Arun Jaitley condemns Istanbul attack.
Killing of people in the Istanbul airport blasts is a highly condemnable act of violence.My prayers are with injured & the bereaved families— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) June 29, 2016
9.49 am: The ISIS suspects were allegedly planning attacks in Hyderabad, NIA officials tell OneIndia.
9.45 am: A total of 11 people detained for suspected terror links
9.40 am: The NIA has recovered explosives, arms and cash from people who were arrested for allegedly being part of the ISIS module in Hyderabad
9.35 am: Raids going on in Hyderabad. Four arrested.
9.30 am: Salem Police arrested man for uploading morphed pictures of a woman, who committed suicide, on Facebook.
9.25 am: Istanbul attack is another desperate attack on humanity by coward criminal forces: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
#IstanbulAttack is another desperate attack on humanity by coward criminal forces..World must unite to destroy such barbaric evil forces..— Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (@naqvimukhtar) June 29, 2016
9.15 am: Raid conducted in Hyderabad on a suspected terror module.
9.07 am: Many flights are reported to have been diverted to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport,delays are expected there as well: MEA
9.00 am: Gold found in urine of Gir Cow, says Junagadh Agricultural University scientists
8.55 am: Ataturk Airport operations at Istanbul have resumed but long delays are likely:MEA
8.50 am: No report so far of any Indian among casualties: MEA
8.45 am: PM Modi condemns Istanbul attack.
Attack in Istanbul is inhuman & horrific. I condemn it strongly. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 29, 2016
8.40 am: Three Naxals killed in encounter with Police in Sukma, Chhattisgarh; three guns and a tiffin bomb seized
8.35 am: Hyderabad: Fire broke out at a chemical godown.
8.30 am: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi condemns Istanbul attack.
Shocked &deeply saddened by news of yet another terror attack in Istanbul.Strongly condemn this cowardly attack on innocents: Rahul Gandhi— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2016
8.20 am: Istanbul explosion likely to be carried by ISIS:Binali Yildirim,Turkey PM
8.15 am:Sairam, a Mahatma Gandhi lookalike promotes Swachh Bharat campaign in Bhubaneswar.
8.10 am: Security tightened at Mumbai airport.
8.00 am: At least 36 people were killed in explosions at airport in Istanbul.