Bengaluru, Dec 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged voters to go out and vote as phase two of Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections takes place today.
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10:51 pm: SC asks Bareilly court to pass order on Taslima case closure report
9:56 pm: Centre should open a channel for conversation but I condemn this incident: Digvijaya Singh on Sukma encounter
Nadia (West Bengal): Clash between hawkers & RPF personnel at Kalyani railway station pic.twitter.com/LSgVhnhjHg— ANI (@ANI_news) December 2, 2014
Torch rally marking 30 years of gas tragedy held in Bhopal pic.twitter.com/KMn23oRH50— ANI (@ANI_news) December 2, 2014
8:00 pm: Ppl are happy with governance of 6 months, this turnout shows that BJP will form Govt in J&K also: Jagdambika Pal on high turnout in J&K
7:30 pm: Shows that people in Jammu and Kashmir have deep faith in democracy, propaganda of Pakistan has been defeated, says Congress leader Rajiv Shukla.
7:07 pm: BJP-Shiv Sena talks have been positive. I have come here to brief Amit Shah ji. Im sure a decision will be made soon, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in Delhi.
6:45 pm: CRPF 'complains' to MHA against spy agency NTRO for pulling out UAV while encounter with Maoists was on in Sukma.
6:30 pm: We announce a compensation of Rs 38 lakh each to the kin of 14 CRPF jawans killed in Sukma encounter, says Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
6:08 pm: Rs 65,000 each will be given to the 15 others injured in the incident, says Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sukma encounter.
5:55 pm: Overall poll percentage in Jharkhand today is 64.99% and in 71% in Jammu and Kashmir.
5:50 pm: Car decked up for CBI chief Ranjit Sinha's farewell.
A car decked up for CBI director Ranjit Sinha's farewell ride. pic.twitter.com/BMy7KM2W6g— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) December 2, 2014
4:40 pm: He claims he had a problem with me wearing a 'chhoti dress', but I think he should be punished for his 'chhoti soch', says model-turned-actor and Bigg Boss winner Gauhar Khan.
4.09 pm: TMC: Want government to file an FIR against Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and sack her from her post
4.05 pm: Mamata Banerjee mocks Narendra Modi and Manik Sarkar over their meeting, says the BJP and Left are brothers
3.55 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets injured CRPF jawans at Raipur hospital.
3.50 pm: Special Investigation Team submits its second report on black money to Supreme Court.
3.42 pm: Encounter between militants and security forces in Naugam sector (J&K), search ops underway
Encounter between militants and security forces in Naugam sector (J&K), search ops underway pic.twitter.com/OJ8KXVA5SQ— ANI (@ANI_news) December 2, 2014
3.38 pm: PM Narendra Modi to visit Varanasi to participate in Swachh Bharat campaign on Dec 25.
3.28 pm: Health authorities send samples of a 52-year-old man for testing, who returned from Nigeria, as a measure of caution against Ebola (PTI)
2.50 pm: Singer Kumar Sanu joins BJP
2,43 pm: 3 injured as a private bus catches fire in east Bengaluru (Many injured as bus catches fire)
2.20 pm: AAP to file criminal defamation case against BJP for alleging diversion of funds from NGOs of its leaders: Arvind Kejriwal
1.08 pm: Maha Adhikar rally over ppl's right to land, forest,employment,education,food,pension & other socio-eco rights
Delhi: Maha Adhikar rally over ppl's right to land, forest,employment,education,food,pension & other socio-eco rights pic.twitter.com/AQaSuaGWlc— ANI (@ANI_news) December 2, 2014
12.50 pm: PM Narendra Modi condemns Niranjan Jyoti's comments, asks BJP MPs to abstain from addressing the nation
12.28 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks BJP MPs to abstain from addressing the nation
12.16 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's comments were inappropriate, she has apologised
11.41 am: After protests, BJP Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti apologises in Rajya Sabha over her controversial remark
11.33 am: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu meets MoS Sadhvi Niranjna Jyoti, who used abusive language, in his office.
11.30 am: Delhi HC adjourns hearing in National Herald case involving Sonia and Rahul Gandhi till Dec 15.
11.27 am: SP, Congress demand Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's resignation
11.24 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 11.30 am amid din over alleged controversial remarks by Union Minister Niranjan Jyoti.
11.20 am: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and senior lead A. R. Antulay passes away (AR Antulay passes away)
11.10 am: India test-fires nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-4 from a test range off Odisha coast (Agni- IV successfully fired)
11.08 am: Atal Behari Vajpayee's b'day to be observed as national Good Governance Day on Dec 25: PM Modi at BJP meet
10.48 am: Congress protest against Central Government at Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament (Delhi church fire sparks protests)
Delhi: Congress protest against Central Government at Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament pic.twitter.com/XrPVvPznlZ— ANI (@ANI_news) December 2, 2014
10.47 am: Christians lodge protest outside Delhi Police Headquarters after a church was gutted on fire in Delhi
10.24 am: Congress issues a notice in Rajya Sabha on the statement made by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, seeks a reply from the government (Modi's minister uses foul language)
10.05 am: Actor Deven Verma passes away in Pune after cardiac failure. He was 78. Funeral at 12 noon.
10.02 am: BJP President Amit Shah releases booklet on PM Modi's foreign visits in Delhi
Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah releases booklet on PM Modi's foreign visits pic.twitter.com/a70SKqUyBz— ANI (@ANI_news) December 2, 2014
9.48 am: BJP Parliamentary Board meeting begins
9.45 am: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra almost 80 per cent done, final negotiations on over portfolios: sources
9.38 am: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Chattisgarh after Maoist strike CRPF jawans
9.30 am: Uttar Pradesh: Local goons attack cops in Meerut, one policeman killed, another injured
9.07 am: Union Minister Sadvhi Niranjan Jyoti defends her vitriolic statements, says, "My words should not be given a communal twist"
8.53 am: Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra finalises, Sena to get 10 portfolios
8.37 am: 5 detonators, 2 gel-based bomb materials and 500 kgs of explosives seized
8.30 am: NIA steps up hunt for 100 suspects in connection to Bangladesh linked terror nexus
8.20 am: Muslims, Christians sons of Ram, if you don't believe, you don't belong to India: BJP Minister
8.05 am: UP: 4 girls fight with tempo driver, his accomplice when they drove them to a desolate road in Azamgarh
8.00 am: People were seen queuing outside polling stations to cast their votes in Jharkhand
7.45 am: As Phase 2 of Assembly Polls in J&K and Jharkhand commence, I strongly urge people voting in those areas to vote in large numbers: Narendra Modi
As Phase 2 of Assembly Polls in J&K and Jharkhand commence, I strongly urge people voting in those areas to vote in large numbers.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 2, 2014