Bengaluru, Aug 4: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will hold a press conference on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) today.
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7.22 pm: Infrastructure suffered during UPA regime. They left a dead sector as far as National Highway constructions were concerned, says Arun Jaitley.
7.21 pm: So far 7 dead bodies (3 female and 4 male) have been recovered. Rescue operation continues.
7.11 pm: The shares of the States is imp but we must all realise that India is a union of States, not a confederation, says Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha.
7.10 pm: Therefore any thinking in which Union's fundings becomes weak is not positive, says Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha.
7.00 pm: We need strong Centre and strong States; we must collect as much tax as required for development, not tax our people unnecessarily, says Arun Jaitley.
6.44 pm: No country should try and hide behind the word terrorism and divert attention from demands of freedom, says Chaudhary Nisar,Pak interior minister.
6.40 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
6.36 pm: Kerala Technical University student suicide case: ABVP workers protest in Thiruvananthapuram
6.35 pm: It was Congress's internal matter, we had nothing to do with it.Centre not involved, says Kiren Rijiju,MoS Home on Arunchal Pradesh Government crisis.
6.13 pm: It is alleged and widely reported that MoS Home Kiren Rijiju was involved in Arunachal Govt crisis, says Anand Sharma,Congress in Rajya sabha.
6.12 pm: Rajnath Singh meets PM Modi after arriving from SAARC Conference in Islamabad.
5.56 pm: There will be a meeting tomorrow, Amit Shah will be there with two observers, says Vijay Rupani, BJP on next Gujarat CM.
5.49 pm: I've placed India's stand across in Islamabad. I'll now speak in Parliament, says Rajnath Singh after arrival in Delhi.
5.46 pm: DCP North annuals order issued by SDM, says he(SDM) doesn't have power to ban protests or demos outside CM house in Delhi.
5.22 pm: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia holds a press conference.
5.05 pm: Rajnath Singh arrives in Delhi after his visit to Islamabad (Pakistan).
5.04 pm: Joint venture signed between Ministry of Railways and Chhattisgarh Government.
5.03 pm: Some make controversial statements, some talk about love jihad, some about sending people to Bangladesh; what is going on?: Kapil Sibal.
5.00 pm: Joint venture signed between Ministry of Railways and Chhattisgarh Government.
4.56 pm: This was a demo for people, to tell them about the precautions to take in a scenario of bomb scare, says Police Official.
4.55 pm: Exercise in Mukund Nagar, Dharavi (Mumbai) was a mock drill to spread awareness amongst people about bomb scares.
4.47 pm: Maharashtra Government announces Rs 10 lakh compensation each for people who died in Mahad bridge collapse incident.
4.36 pm: No evidence of radicalisation in London stabbings, says police, says AFP.
4.35 pm: This has happened after many years, we will be benefited, says Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar on GST Cleared.
4.30 pm: We have our own line, dont worry. We should think about national interest, says Venkaiah Naidu to the media on Rajnath's visit to Pak.
4.20 pm: Even before Rajnath Singh is back from Pakistan, you want to make headline, your headline is not my deadline, says Venkaiah Naidu to media.
4.08 pm: Police constable dies after being run over by train at Patel Chowk metro station.Police probing suicide angle.
4.06 pm: We did not go to court, they(Delhi Govt) went. We just read out the constitution in court: LG Najeeb Jung.
4.05 pm: Ofcourse we report to the Central Govt but its wrong to say we work against Delhi Govt, says LG Najeeb Jung.
4.00 pm: It's not anybody's victory, it's about Constitutional validity, says Delhi LG Najeeb Jung.
3.51 pm: Islamabad: Home Minister Rajnath Singh emplanes for India
3.45 pm: Sensex rises 16.86 points to end at 27,714.37.
3.40 pm: Rajnath Singh said menace of terrorism greatly amplified by misuse of digital technology,should look at all aspects of cyber crime, says Sources.
3.25 pm: TRS MP Kavitha Kalvakuntla met PM Modi requesting to set up a Turmeric board for the welfare of turmeric farmers.
3.23 pm: Only Pakistan state PTV was allowed to cover introductory speeches of Pakistan PM and Interior Minister. Even private Pak media not allowed.
3.11 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh's press interaction at Delhi airport today has been cancelled.
3.10 pm: A Governor isn't supposed to meddle in politics or to undermine an elected Govt in office, but unfortunately that has happened: Anand Sharma.
3.04 pm: If a governor acts contrary to the provisions of the constitution, that undermines the functioning of our Parl democracy, says Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha.
2.56 pm: At SAARC conference lunch Pakistan HM Chaudhary Nisar who was the host did not attend.Rajnath Singh also did not attend the lunch.
2.49 pm: Newly elected Nepal PM Prachanda to take oath shortly, he has reached President's house.
2.40 pm: Sonia Gandhi making steady progress towards recovery from her illness. All her health parameters are showing improvement, says Health bulletin.
2.38 pm: Rajnath Singh's speech at SAARC conference blacked out. No media allowed to cover Indian HM's speech.
2:22 pm: The rape allegations against me are totally baseless and false: Harak Singh Rawat,BJP.
2:12 pm: Bombay HC asks CBI to produce within 8 weeks forensic reports sent by it to Scotland Yard in the murder cases of activists Narendra Dabholka.
1:55 pm: Convoy of foreign tourists attacked in western Afghanistan: AFP.
1:40 pm: IAF's Hawk Advanced Trainer crashes during take off at IAF base in Kalaikunda, West Bengal.
1.38 pm: One Maoist, Wanted since 2009, arrested in possession of a tiffin bomb and detonator in Chhattisgarh.
1.17 pm: Bhagwant Mann is Chairman of AAP Campaign committee for Punjab.
1.06 pm: GST roll-out deadline of April 1, 2017 certainly stiff, but it's better to have a deadline, says Arun Jaitley.
1.01 pm: We are ready to get the 15 year old girl admitted to the school of their choice, says Sheila Dikshit on Bulandshahr case.
12.54 pm: AAP issues first list for 19 candidates for upcoming Punjab elections (2017).
12.51 pm: In last phases, we were accommodative of various views but without compromising on the fundamentals of the bill, says Arun Jaitley.
12.44 pm: Bulandshahr case a very saddening,unfortunate and shameful incident,but other political parties want to gain political mileage out of it, says UP CM.
12.39 pm: Even the manufacturing states were of opinion that this would help in plugging the leakages,would expand taxation base, says Arun Jaitley on GST bill.
12.29 pm: GST roll out target date is April 1, 2017: Revenue Secretary.
12.15 pm: After rolling out of GST, prices of some goods and commodities may come down, says Arun Jaitley.
12.05 pm: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to hold a press conference at 3.45pm today.
11.57 am: Saudi Arabia has informed that the process of sending back workers to India, will be done on Saudi Arabia's expenses: Sushma Swaraj.
11.33 am: Gujarat HC quashes Gujarat Govt notification granting 10% quota for EBCs (economically backward classes) in educational institutions.
11.20 am: Saudi Arabia has said that exit visas will be given as asked by India for Indian workers there: Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha.
11.08 am: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif speaking at SAARC Home Ministers' Conference in Islamabad
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif speaking at SAARC Home Ministers' Conference in Islamabad (Pakistan) pic.twitter.com/DAZsHnFEuL— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2016
10.55 am: Delhi HC dismisses petition filed by AAP govt challenging powers of the LG in the state.
10.47 am: Pak PM calls for cooperation between SAARC members.
10.25 am: After it was reported that an Indian girl was abducted in Bahrain, Sushma Swaraj took up the matter and now tweeted: "I am happy Sarah has been rescued. Thank you Bahrain."
10.05 am: Rajnath Singh along with his SAARC counterparts will meet Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.
9.43 am: BJP President Amit Shah arrives in Ahmedabad.
9.25 am: MoS MEA General V K Singh reaches Medina to receive first batch of Haj pilgrims coming from India.
MoS MEA General V K Singh reaches Medina to receive first batch of Haj pilgrims coming from India pic.twitter.com/muRtQrjvSx— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2016
9.08 am: Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapse: Body of driver of one of missing buses recovered from Anjarle area in Dapoli. Death toll rises to 3.
8.55 am: Indian girl goes missing in Bahrain. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj takes note of the incident, says "I will take this up with Foreign Minister of Bahrain."
8.38 am: Vijay Mallya shares in banks worth Rs 6000 crore to be attached. ED seeks details from banks.
8.25 am: Heavy rains lead to rise in water level of Jayakwadi reservoir in Marathwada region,nearby villages inundated.
Maha: Heavy rains lead to rise in water level of Jayakwadi reservoir in Marathwada region,nearby villages inundated pic.twitter.com/yXm5eNbao9— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2016
8.00 am: Rajnath Singh's visit triggers protests across Pakistan.
HM Rajnath Singh's visit triggers protests across Pak(Pic:Yasin Malik's wife leads token hunger strike in Islamabad) pic.twitter.com/Mkgtr3Aw07— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2016
7.55 am: Suspect in custody after one killed
and several injured in knife attack in central