Oct 26: Narendra Modi to meet John Key, New Zealand prime minister at Hyderabad House. India and NZ to exchange agreements and issue a joint statement, later today.
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11:12 pm: Strong earthquake rattles central Italy and Rome.
11:00 pm: Smoke detected in the basement of Asian Heart Institute, Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
10:30 pm: Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya met Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh today.
10:00 pm: Senior IPS officer Karnal Singh has been appointed Enforcement Directorate director.
9:30 pm: Pakistan violates ceasefire again in Jammu and Kashmir.
9:15 pm: New Zealand beat India by 19 runs
9:00 pm: PETA opposes move to lift ban on Jallikattu.
8:50 pm: Shimla: Swapped babies returned to original parents.
8:45 pm: US to abstain for first time in UN vote against Cuba embargo: US official (AFP).
8:40 pm: Suzuki Motors chairman Mr. Osamu Suzuki today met PM Narendra Modi in Delhi
8:35 pm: GSMA board members today met PM Narendra Modi in Delhi.
8:20 pm: Haridwar: Skeleton recovered from Kedarnath trekking route immersed in river Ganga
7:40 pm: PM mentioned that the Union Budget presentation is being advanced by about a month to ensure speedier implementation of projects and schemes.
7:20 pm: Presentation of Union Budget being advanced by about a month to ensure speedier implementation of projects & schemes: PM Narendra Modi.
7:05 pm: Tatas respond to Cyrus Mistry, says 'Mistry's removal is not illegal. His removal is as per articles of association'.
6:55 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses concern over grievances of labourers, EPF beneficiaries.
6:49 pm: Indian Navy on Alert as severe cyclone KYANT poised to strike East coast: Navy sources
6:40 pm: Pak summons Indian deputy high commissioner for the second consecutive day to protest against "ceasefire violations"
6:35 pm: There might be a diff in perception b/w Cyrus & Tata's, I wish there is no legal battle: Mohan Parasaran(Frmr Solicitor Gen) on Cyrus Mistry.
6:32 pm: Cyrus Mistry levels series of allegations against RatanTata, says he was pushed in to a position of a "lame duck" chairman.
6:17 pm: Haryana Govt decides to close 5 toll points when their time frame will be finished; 3 new toll points to start soon.
6:15 pm: 25 people found dead in Mediterranean migrant boat: AFP.
6:00 pm: Uri martyr's wife rejects 5 crore #ADHM deal, says 'we don't need forced charity. This adds insult to injury'.
5:45 pm: A Wing Commander, in-charge of Sirsa Airbase, found dead with gunshot wound, IAF suspects suicide.
5:40 pm: Syrian activists: Airstrikes outside a school in Idlib province in northern Syria kill at least 17, mostly children: AP.
5:34 pm: 3 Naxalites arrested by Narayanpur police (Chhattisgarh), one locally made rifle recovered.
5:23 pm: We are still one, our family is not dispersed: Shivpal Yadav.
5.19 pm: Cyrus Mistry leaves from Bombay House in Mumbai.
5.13 pm: J&K Police arrests 4 persons including 2 active members of a militant org who got money from Pak for fuelling present unrest in Sopore area.
5.10 pm: UK defence minister hopes for Raqa offensive in 'coming weeks' (AFP).
5.00 pm: Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh summoned by Pakistan foreign ministry over civilian deaths in 'cross border firing'.
4.50 pm: Encounter between police & Naxalites in Narayanpur district (Chhattisgarh), one Naxalite gunned down, the 110th Naxal gunned down in 2016.
4.36 pm: Air India to now also take blood samples of pilots along with pre-flight breath analyser test for accurate results on alcohol intake if any.
4.30 pm: Allahabad High court declares Noida DND as toll free.
4.17 pm: The GST Council has fixed a 14% revenue growth as a uniform, secular growth rate for all States: Arun Jaitley.
4.10 pm: It has been proposed to the Council that there should be a four slab multi-rate tax structure: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
4.06 pm: Whats absolutely unacceptable when it comes to counter terrorism is employment of double standards and sometimes even triple: Russian Defence Minister.
4.06 pm: Raids near schools in Syria's Idlib kill 16 civilians: monitor (AFP).
4.00 pm: Fresh fires break out at Calais 'Jungle' camp: Reuters.
3.59 pm: We both recognise terrorism can't be defeated with double standards,theres a need for zero tolerance and collective efforts to combat, says Parrikar.
3.46 pm: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh surrenders before Hajipur Court; admits his 'thug' remark about Baba Ramdev in Bihar.
3.40 pm: Indo-Russia Inter Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation meeting took place today.
3.38 pm: Entire Chhattisgarh and all of our party workers are very excited for 'Rajyotsava-2016', all the arrangements are done: CM Raman Singh.
3.32 pm: Police recovers 10 stolen motorcycles and Rs 8,200; 10 arrested in Kondagaon (Chhattisgarh).
3.17 pm: Who will be the next CM people will decide, not Yeddyurappa or his party, says Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah.
2.40 pm: Court has given him clean chit because of lack of evidences; doesn't mean that Yeddyurappa didn't make mistake: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah
2.34 pm: Hindutva hearing in SC: Kapil Sibal says that "it wasnt necessary that a candidate can use religion it as a tool to get votes in polls".
2.34 pm: 60 year old man stabbed his wife in his car in Anand Niketan area of South Delhi after verbal fight. Victim was a resident of Hari Nagar.
2.11 pm: NZ is committed to working with NSG members to reach a decision as soon as possible: PM Key on India's membership for NSG.
2.08 pm: New Zealand would continue to contribute constructively to the process currently underway in NSG to consider India's membership: PM Key.
2.04 pm: PM Modi & I also discussed about India's application to become a member of NSG, I acknowledge the importance to India of joining NSG: PM Key
2.01 pm: We also agreed to continue close coordination on the range of security issues including international terrorism: PM John Key
1.58 pm: We have a genuine interest in India's success and we intend to remain true & honest: NZ PM John Key.
1.56 pm: New Zealand and India already share a very strong relationship, be it in trade or cricket: PM John Key
1.54 pm: We are thankful for New Zealand's support to India joining a reformed UN Security Council as a permanent member: PM Modi
1.53 pm: PM Key & I agreed to strengthen security & intelligence cooperation against terror & radicalization including in cyber security: PM Modi
1.52 pm: We have agreed to continue to work closely towards an early conclusion of a balanced and mutually beneficial CECA: PM Narendra Modi
1.52 pm: Terrorism remains one of the major challenges affecting global peace: PM Narendra Modi
1.51 pm: Food processing, dairy & agriculture & related areas in their supply chain are some of the areas of particular potential for cooperation: PM
1.50 pm: Prime Minister Key & I have had detailed & productive discussions on all aspects of our bilateral engagement & multilateral cooperation: PM
1.49 pm: We both recognized need for greater eco engagement in order to effectively respond to the growing uncertainties in global economy: PM Modi
1.48 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav met UP Governor Ram Naik as a courtesy call as Governor will leave for Mumbai shortly.
1.48 pm: BSF DG briefs HM Rajnath Singh on RS Pura ceasefire violation
1.46 pm: India retains third position as the world's largest startup base: NASSCOM
1.22 pm: Delegation level talks between New Zealand and India in Delhi.
1.18 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav reaches Raj Bhawan (Lucknow).
1.02 pm: Fire breaks out in Don Bosco School situated in Park Circus area (Kolkata); four fire tenders are working on the spot. More details awaited.
12.47 pm: We always wanted a friendly relationship with all our neighbours but Pakistan needs to change its state policy: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu
12.46 pm: Terrorism has no religion, the entire world must come together to expose it. It is an enemy of mankind. Hope Pak realises it: Venkaiah Naidu.
12.45 pm: Case registered against Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera at D N Nagar Police Station in Mumbai.
12.44 pm: They abducted us from Patna; In these 5 days they beat us, didn't give us food: Sureshchand Sharma, one of Marble businessman's rescued sons.
12.40 pm: An Assault case has been registered against Salman Khan's bodyguard at D.N. Nagar Police station in Mumbai.
12.36 pm: Strongly condemn on QuettaTerrorAttack; Pak should know that using terrorism as a state policy is suicidal: Venkaiah Naidu.
12.35 pm: 5 kidnappers have been arrested, we are interrogating them. Investigation underway: Sunil Kumar, ADG.
12.25 pm: Kashmir unrest: NC stages a protest outside Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's residence in Srinagar.
12.14 pm: Padma Shri legendary singer Raj Begum passed away this morning after prolonged illness.
12.11 pm: Petition filed in SC seeking direction to fill around 5000 unfilled and vacant MBBS and BDS seats for 2016-17 in all medical and dental college of the country by centralised counselings on the basis of NEET ranking of the candidates. SC to hear the plea on 28th October.
12.08 pm: One Naxal killed, one policeman injured in an encounter with security forces in Narayanpur district in Chhattisgarh.
12.00 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura sector in Jammu.
11.51 pm: I had faith in God that I'd get justice and I have been rewarded: B. S. Yeddyurappa.
11.50 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in Delhi.
11.47 am: Afghan police official says Taliban insurgents kill at least 20 civilians a day after abducting them in central province. (Source: AP)
11.30 am: Cyrus P Mistry who was replaced as Tata Sons Chairman seen at Bombay House, earlier today in Mumbai.
11.25 am: ED summoned meat exporter Moin Qureshi, his wife and daughter in an ongoing PMLA case.
11.15 am: CBI court acquitts BS Yeddyurappa in mining case.
11.07 am: Heavy security at CBI's special court ahead of Yeddyurappa verdict. B S Yeddyurappa's sons, Raghavendra and Vijendra also arrive at court.
11.04 am: Yeddyurappa arrives at the court hall ahead of the verdict in the Rs 40 crore bribery case.
10.50 am: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat.
10.25 am: SP leader Pawan Pandey expelled from the party after clash with SP MLC Ashu Malik.
10.22 am: One Assistant sub-inspector of BSF sustained minor injuries during ceasefire violations by Pakistan in RS Pura sector (J&K).
10.05 am: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key receives ceremonial reception at the President House.
Delhi: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key receives ceremonial reception at the President House pic.twitter.com/GCQwYMMxll— ANI (@ANI_news) October 26, 2016