Oct 18: Narendra Modi to address a public rally in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh today. Meanwhile, State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi in Delhi, to visit Rajghat.
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10:45 pm: Crude bombs and improvised bombs recovered from a carton near Golbazaar (Kharagpur, West Bengal). Bomb Disposal squad at the spot.
10:18 pm: Indigo Flight pilot spots a drone before landing at Kurla near Mumbai airport,informs CISF.Matter referred to local police for investigation
10:00 pm: Jacob Thomas, Kerala Vigilance Director hands over a letter to Addl chief Secy(Home)requesting to remove him from his post.
9:30 pm: Delhi court rejects Delhi police application seeking remand of AAP MLA Gulab Singh arrested from Surat, sends him to Judicial custody.
8:50 pm: Odisha hospital fire: Four officials of the hospital have been arrested.
8:40 pm: Security forces also apprehended 44 persons involved with terror related activities during the operation
8:10 pm: There should be no ties with Pakistan forget cricket, until they dont stop cross border terrorism: Gautam Gambhir
7:35 pm: Terror hideouts busted in Baramulla, bombs,China & Pak flags, LeT & JeM letter head pads recovered.
7:28 pm: 14% secular growth rate to be the basis for compensation to states: Arunjaitley on GST.
7:26 pm: GST Council reaches consensus on definition of revenue to compensate states for revenue loss from GST implementation: Jaitley.
7:15 pm: China & Pakistan enjoy very close relations,but Kashmir is issue between India and Pakistan,both must resolve: Sun Yuxi, Fmr Chinese Envoy.
6:50 pm: Odisha hospital fire: Four staff members suspended.
6:30 pm: I respect the sentiment today, I understand the sentiment because I feel the same: Karan Johar.
6:20 pm: I've always felt, the best way to express your patriotism is to spread love and that's all I've tried to do through my work: Johar breaks silence on #AeDilHaiMushkil controversy.
6:14 pm: For me my country comes first, nothing else matters to me but my country: Karan Johar on #AeDilHaiMushkil controversy.
The best way to express your patriotism is to spread love and thats all I have ever tried to do through my work and cinema: Karan Johar pic.twitter.com/uxbPSuqSHT— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
6:03 pm: War between Akhilesh Yadav & Mulayam Singh continues;Akhilesh supporters likely to boycott SP's silver jubilee celebrations on Nov 5.
5:55 pm: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit meets Hurriyat leader Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi.
5:44 pm: FS, Defence Secy, Vice Chief of Army Staff & BSF DG brief Standing Committee on External affairs on surgical strikes & Indo-Pak relations.
5:38 pm: Rajasthan Government approaches Supreme Court against Salman Khan's acquittal in blackbuck-chinkara poaching case.
5:32 pm: Car of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee meets with an accident while he was returning from Murshidabad to Kolkata; He's been rushed to hospital.
5:20 pm: SC will hear BCCI's petition seeking review of court verdict validating Lodha Panel recommendations after two weeks in-chamber hearing.
4.40 pm: Unfortunate incident; being a clinician, I can feel the pain of a patient losing his life in this manner, says MoS PMO on Sum Hospital Fire Mishap
4.39 pm: 1st unit is already functional, 2nd unit will be functional by Dec '16; Framework between India and Russia is for 3rd and 4th units:Jitendra Singh.
4.30 pm: It is a matter of great satisfaction and pride, says Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
4.25 pm: Triple talaq is not even practised in any Muslim country, we support Muslim women.Also feel all communities need reform: Brinda Karat,CPI.
4.10 pm: Karnataka and Tamil Nadu administrations must ensure peace and harmony in both the states over Cauvery issue, says SC.
4.07 pm: SC directs Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu until maintainability of appeals are decided. The matter has been adjourned to tomorrow.
4.04 pm: Delhi court dismisses plea to summon Union Minister Smriti Irani in degree case.
3.45 pm: The world market is waiting for us. No need to think- our enterprise is small, says PM Modi.
3.31 pm: And this sense of entrepreneurship among Dalits will benefit all. There are youth whose dreams are to create enterprises and jobs: PM.
3.28 pm: See how well Khadi is marketed now. Earlier it was only 'Khadi for nation', now its also 'Khadi for fashion': PM Modi.
3.27 pm: For our economic development, MSME sector is crucial. We must target the global market: PM Modi.
3.20 pm: Ludhiana is an important economic hub. It is natural to launch a scheme related to MSME here. I am seeing a mini-India in front of me: PM Modi.
3.19 pm: You would have seen the trend in this Government- important schemes are launched in various parts of India, not only in Delhi: PM Modi.
3.09 pm: Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) cancels recognition of 68 inter-colleges & 19 schools; investigation was on after the toppers' scam.
3.00 pm: Hindu Sena protests against Hillary Clinton, accuses her of maligning image of Donald Trump.
2.41 pm: PM Narendra Modi attends National MSME awards function in Ludhiana.
2.32 pm: Kerala Govt hands report on Kerala BJP worker murder case to Home Ministry.
Main gaon ghareeb ki rajneeti karta hoon, in visheyon( Vinay Katiyar's remark on Ram Mandir) pe mujhe kuch nahi bolna: BJP MP Varun Gandhi pic.twitter.com/OSLRv9SlNP— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
2.20 pm: SC dismisses BCCI's petition seeking review of court verdict validating Lodha Panel recommendations.
2.14 pm: Wherever I go in Ayodhya,saints ask me when will Ram Mandir be built,good I did not go today (Union Min Mahesh Sharma's prog):Vinay Katiyar.
Ludhiana : Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributes 500 charkhas (spinning wheels) to women spinners. pic.twitter.com/f2sHvLOonW— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
Ram Mandir ke liye prayaas hona chahiye, ye lolipop se kuch nahi hone wala: BJP MP Vinay Katiyar on Ramayana Museum in Ayodhya pic.twitter.com/ra1TLwiXOc— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
2.04 pm: Sum Hospital Fire Mishap in Bhubaneswar : Three employees of the hospital suspended.
1.58 pm: Through LED bulbs campaign in Himachal, we're able to save approx Rs 1 crore daily or Rs 350 crore yearly: PM Modi.
1.45 pm: Imphal (Manipur): Irom Sharmila announces her regional party 'People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance'.
1.17 pm: Wreath laying ceremony of martyred jawan Sudees Kumar who lost his life in Nowshera firing in Jammu.
1.15 pm: Family says they won't cremate martyred jawan Sudees Kumar's mortal remains until UP CM Akhilesh Yadav comes to Sambhal (UP).
1.10 pm: To maintain law and order, we will provide protection to every cinema theatre in the city: Mumbai Police PRO Ashok Dudhe.
1.09 pm: Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor Of Myanmar) meets President Pranab Mukherjee.
Delhi: Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor Of Myanmar) meets President Pranab Mukherjee pic.twitter.com/f23lNRpIE9— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
1.05 pm: Supreme Court adjourns Asaram Bapu's bail plea matter till Oct 24.
12.47 pm: Have fulfilled One Rank One Pension scheme, soldiers and their families thank us: Narendra Modi.
12.40 pm: Everyone is talking about our Army, we used to hear about similar feats of Israel. But now everyone knows Indian Army is no less: PM Narendra Modi.
12.34 pm: Himachal Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Mandi.
Himachal Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Mandi. pic.twitter.com/9db3r2x7XG— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
12.15 pm: Army says 'appropriate response given to questions on surgical strikes.
12.02 pm: Terrorism is universally recognised as a key threat to peace, a truly global challenge. It featured strongly in narrative: Sushma Swaraj.
11.50 am: Cauvery matter to come up in Supreme Court at 2 PM.
11.45 am: Narendra Modi inaugurates three power projects in Himachal Pradesh.
Mandi: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates three power projects in Himachal Pradesh pic.twitter.com/SzUZ5jOkIO— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
11.12 am: The Centre today submitted the report of the Cauvery Technical Committee in the Supreme Court. The matter has been passed over for later in the day.
10.50 am: Aung San Suu Kyi meets External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Delhi: Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor Of Myanmar) meets EAM Sushma Swaraj pic.twitter.com/cD1NjNahWy— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
10.43 am: Ceremonial reception for Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor Of Myanmar) at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
10.32 am: Chennai: Rail Roko protest by People's Welfare Front over Cauvery issue.
10.27 am: Air India offers free assistance to bring injured Sum Hospital fire mishap victims and attendant to Delhi/Mumbai for further medical treatment.
10.12 am: NSG jawans deployed in all sensitive places across India. Agencies fear 'lone wolf' attack
9.39 am: Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor Of Myanmar) at Rajghat, pays tribute to Mahatama Gandhi.
Delhi: Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor Of Myanmar) at Rajghat, pays tribute to Mahatama Gandhi pic.twitter.com/A7wUgncg2S— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
9.35 am: Might visit Russian President Vladimir Putin before taking charge as President: Donald Trump.
9.00 am: A circle inspector at the Malur police station limits in Bengaluru committed suicide. The officer Raghavendra committed suicide inside the police station. The reasons are being ascertained.
8.00 am: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Naushera Sector(J&K), Indian troops retaliate.
7.55 am: Fire breaks out in Maker Tower in Cuffe Parade area in Mumbai. 8 fire fighting vehicles rushed to the spot, more details awaited.