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11:00 pm: Congrats Army & Security Forces on successful operation at Pampore: Rajnath Singh
10:35 pm: Myanmar troops kill 10 'attackers' in northern Rakhine: military
10:20 pm: Two ISI agents arrested from Kutch district of Gujarat, by the state ATS.
10:05 pm: Ghulam Nabi Khoja, a close of aide of Sajad Lone succumbs to injuries, he was shot by gunmen in Handwara.
10:00 pm: International Syria talks to take place in London on Sunday: US
9:30 pm: Merkel, Hollande urge Putin to push for Syria ceasefire: France (source: AFP)
9:00 pm: River Ganga polluted after idol immerison.
8:40 pm: High level meeting to review border security situation at HM Rajnath Singh's residence, ends.
8:00 pm: Surgical strikes were carried out in very personal manner, where synergy was achieved between all elements of national power: Vinod Bhatia
7:50 pm: Manohar Parrikar, NSA Ajit Doval, DG Raw & other senior officials to attend a high level meeting chaired by HM Rajnath Singh to review border security situation, today.
7:40 pm: Cabinet meeting and Council of Ministers meeting to take place tomorrow.
7:25 pm: College, civil service exams in Kerala postponed because of strike called over killing of BJP activist in Kannur: Reports.
6:56 pm: J Jayalalithaa's portfolios go to O Panneerselvam, as per her advice: Raj Bhavan.
6:35 pm: Agroha Vikas Trust has decided that many belonging to OBC's will be given surname "Vashya" with all vaidik rituals: Subhash Chandra, RS MP.
5:58 pm: Congress lashes out at Parrikar says, Government making national security a PR exercise.
5:56 pm: Nuclear proliferation linkages active today have clear Pak finger-prints-India at UN during debate on all Disarmament &Int'l Security agenda.
5:48 pm: Violence under CPI(M) led Kerala govt is 'political terrorism': GVL Narasimha Rao, BJP.
5:44 pm: There's rise in air pollution in Delhi due to burning of agricultural residues by neighbouring States like West UP, Punjab & Haryana: Satyendra Jain.
5:29 pm: Maintaining such a posh car in city like Agartala will be difficult; have asked for money instead: Dipa Karmakar's father on returning BMW.
5:20 pm: Balasore (Odisha): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates the National seismic program at Mahanadi basin.
5:00 pm: 3 people killed and more than 30 wounded in explosion near mosque in Balkh district of Afghanistan: Report.
4:46 pm: Murder of Ramith, a BJP karyakarta, in Pinarayi village, Kannaur district, hometown of Kerala CM is disturbing. Amit Shah.
4.33 pm: My reason from coming to Delhi was Defence,otherwise I dont like Delhi neither interested in Centre, was always interested in Goa Govt: Parrikar.
4.16 pm: Four youths drown in river Ganga in Chausa (Buxar). Search operation underway.
3.49 pm: Preparing for it,can't tell the level of preparedness; It's important and we're looking into it:Parrikar on if India is ready for cyber warfare.
3.34 pm: In this local commanders take positive action against opponents who have been troubling them to settle the score: Manohar Parrikar.
3.33 pm: I have been Defence Minister for over 2 years and from whatever I've learnt, there was no surgical strike anytime earlier: Manohar Parrikar.
3.25 pm: Therefore, we should strengthen ourselves to a level, where no one dare challenges us for conventional and non-conventional war: M Parrikar.
3.20 pm: Terrorism is one issue that I consider as a proxy war carried out by non-state actor, almost like a covert operation: Manohar Parrikar.
3.18 pm: What we did on Sep 29 was telling our adversaries very firmly that India will not tolerate this: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2.59 pm: ITBP sends special 'K9' squad for providing security at BRICS Summit in Goa.
2.50 pm: India needs to think in terms of strength to avoid war: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
2.45 pm: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaking at the 'Strengthening India's Defence Capabilities' event in Mumbai.
2.36 pm: CRPF 85 Battalion recovered IED weighing 2 kg, planted by Maoists in Bijapur, later defused by Bomb detection and disposal squad in Chhattisgarh.
2.35 pm: The State Counsellor of Republic of Union of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to pay a State Visit to India from October 17-19, 2016.
2.23 pm: BJP President Amit Shah reaches Apollo hospital to meet Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa.
Chennai: BJP President Amit Shah reaches Apollo hospital to meet Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa pic.twitter.com/l9UEWXx3JQ— ANI (@ANI_news) October 12, 2016
2.02 pm: Karunanidhi questions Governor's claim on Jayalalithaa's advice to allocate portfolios to Paneerselvam.
1.53 pm: Muslims observe Muharram in Bhopal (MP).
1.45 pm: This is tragic; We demand investigation into this but they (accused) have political protection, what'll police do?: Capt Amarinder Singh,Congress.
1.30 pm: Kerala state BJP calls for a shutdown in the state tomorrow from 6 am to 6 pm over BJP activist's murder in Kannur.
1.22 pm: Case has been registered; Investigation underway: Kot Dharmu SHO Chanan Singh on Dalit youth murder in Punjab.
1.21 pm: Madhur Bhandarkar's next movie on 1984 Emergency to be called "Indu Sarkar", shooting to begin this November.
1.10 pm: Family says they'd cremate the body only after the missing leg is recovered and the accused are arrested: Local.
1.00 pm: 2-yr-old Dalit youth found dead with his left leg chopped off in Mansa district of Punjab on Monday night; Six people booked for the murder.
12.58 pm: High tension wire falls on people taking part in a Muharram procession; one person dead and 8 injured in Allahabad (UP).
12.57 pm: If Pakistan and Balochistan are left alone, we can free Balochistan from them in a day: Naela Quadri Baloch (Baloch Freedom Movement).
12.45 pm: The group of Generals ruling Pak don't believe in peaceful protests, democracy and human rights: Naela Baloch ( Baloch Freedom Movement ).
12.43 pm: Don't think peaceful protests (by Baloch activists) are held to convince Pak, Pak won't be convinced,it needs Surgical process: Naela Baloch.
12.42 pm: Infiltration bid foiled by security forces in Tangdhar, Kupwara (J&K), operation in progress.
12.41 pm: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaking at the MET 2016 (Materials Engineering Technology) conference in Mumbai.
12.35 pm: I will only share the credit, major share goes to PM. This should settle the nerves of many people: Defence Minister on Surgical Strike.
12.25 pm: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan acts as if he's a 'gunda' leader: Kerala BJP spokesperson MS Kumar.
12.14 pm: Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam has taken the portfolios of TN CM because doctors say she (Jayalalitha) needs more rest: CR Saraswathi.
12.05 pm: J&K: Army clears 4 floors of the seven storied EDI building in Pampore attack.
11.54 am: Ticket Collector dies after falling from Betwa Express near Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.
11.27 am: ED questions Retired General VK Singh's political attaché SP Singh in connection with Rs 30 cr loan default case.
10.58 am: Prayers being held for well being of TN CM Jayalalithaa outside the hospital where she is undergoing treatment in Chennai.
Prayers being held for well being of TN CM Jayalalithaa outside the hospital where she is under treatment in Chennai pic.twitter.com/oebejcHE2R— ANI (@ANI_news) October 12, 2016
10.45 am: Another terrorist has been killed in the ongoing encounter at J&K's Pampore. Two terrorists have so far been killed. Security forces suspect that one more terrorist is holed up.
10.32 am: The visit by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP's National President, Amit Shah to Chennai has been preponderant. They will land in Chennai at 12.30 PM and visit Appolo hospital where Jayalalithaa is being treated at 3 PM.
10.17 am: Lawyers for main Paris attacks suspect say they will no longer defend him: AFP.
10.00 am: IndiGo confirms offloading a passenger on IndiGo flight en route Bhubaneswar to Delhi on Tuesday due to unruly behaviour with crew on-board.
9.40 am: Dalit man found dead in Punjab with left leg chopped off; 6 upper caste men charged with murder.
9.05 am: One terrorist has been gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Pamore, Jammu and Kashmir.
8.45 am: 12 dead in clashes in Myanmar's restive Rakhine, says state media.
8.12 am: 3rd day of encounter between security forces and terrorists still underway at EDI building in Pampore (J&K).
8.00 am: Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says 14 people killed in militant attack on Shiite shrine in Kabul last night, 26 wounded.
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says 14 people killed in militant attack on Shiite shrine in Kabul last night, 26 wounded. pic.twitter.com/GPEae2MJOX— ANI (@ANI_news) October 12, 2016