News in brief (Dec 29): Congress offers 'constructive support' to form govt in JK

Bengaluru, Dec 29: Bengaluru CM Siddaramaiah convened high-level meet today a day after a low intensity blast rocked Bengaluru.

Also read: Bengaluru blast (Live): Bangalore Police collects info from mobile towers

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10:30 pm: General Musharraf on record said that he can unleash thousands of terrorists against India if he want to, said Maroof Raza.

10:04 pm: After 'Oh My God', 'PK' is a movie that creates awareness about blind faith and 'Gurudom' & 'Babadom': Swami Agnivesh.

9:32 pm: BJP President Amit Shah formed a delegation to visit & review the conditions of Tribals victims of Assam violence.

8:14 pm: I believe 'PK' is a gift for beginning of year 2015, it should be tax free so that more and more people will watch it: Swami Agnivesh.

7:50 pm: AAP releases another list of three candidates for Delhi Assembly election.

7:21 pm: MDMK cadres staged protest outside a TV channel in Chennai which scheduled an interview with Sri Lankan President Mahindra Rajapaksa.


7:02 pm: Congress offers "constructive support" in formation of a "secular government" in Jammu and Kashmir.

6:50 pm: People will only benefit if there are provisions for approval of maps, registries, electricity and water for these colonies in act, said AAP leader Manish Sisodia on the controversy on unauthorised colony.

6:23 pm: Food and Supply Department recovers heap of bones from a biscuit and rusk factory in Moradabad (UP), while conducting raid.

5:55 pm: Cabinet has approved land acquisition amendment ordinance, confirmed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

5:21 pm: PDP-BJP-Congress grand alliance an option for government formation in Jammu & Kashmir, said PDP spokesman.

4.15 pm: Pak High Commissioner Basit refuses to comment that he met the MEA.

3.44 pm: Pak High Commissioner Abdul Basit summoned by MEA after Islamabad HC suspends detention of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

3.37 pm: Object spotted in sea was not from the missing AirAsia plane, says Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

3.35 pm: Earthquake measuring 6 on Richter scale rocks Philippines, epicentre was located near Mindanao Island.

3.25 pm: Italy orders criminal probe into ferry fire

2.40 pm: Police firing on political movement led by Mamata Banerjee in 1993 in Kolkata worse than Jalianwallah Bagh massacre, says commission of enquiry

2.17 pm:

1.40 pm: PK controversy: Prominent theaters in Ahmedabad attacked by alleged Bajrang Dal activists

1.25 pm: Bird strike causes fire on Jet Airways' Mumbai-Kathmandu flight while landing, all passengers reported safe. [Jet Airways aircraft suffers bird hit]

1.15 pm: Indonesian official says Australian planes spot objects in sea in AirAsia search area

12.40 pm: Bengaluru police advance time to end New Year celebrations from 2 am to 1 am in the wake of Sunday's blast.

12.09 pm: We took all precautionary measures but despite that it happened: Karnataka CM S Siddaramaiah on Bengaluru blast.

12.00 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh appeals to Karnataka govt to install CCTVs in all key places in Bangalore.

11.40 am: Islamabad HC cancels detention notification of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

11.38 am: J&K Governor NN Vohra asks both PDP and BJP to present their plan on govt formation by Jan 1.

11.28 am: Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh over Assam massacre.

11.16 am: High alert issued by Air Force at all installations throughout the country after the Bengaluru airport.

11.08 am: Union Ministers from Karnataka - Sadananda Gowda and Ananth Kumar - meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the wake of Bengaluru blast.

11.01 am: Maoist attack in AP, an encounter rages between Maoists and Greyhound commandos

11.00 am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis orders Mumbai police to downgrade politicians' security from Z+ or Z category to Y or X.

10.41 am: 137 flights delayed and 14 others cancelled as fog disrupts operations at Delhi airport

10.37 am: National Investigating Agency likely to take over Bengaluru blast probe: sources

10.35 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh holds a high level meet with the NSA, IB Chief and Home Secretary to discuss Bengaluru blast.

10.30 am: Ammonium nitrate based explosives, sharpeners and timer used in blast

10.13 am: Security and alertness needs to be enhanced, definitely this was a terror attack: Kiren Rijiju on Bangalore blast

9.50 am: Manufacturing remains a challenge; last 2 years saw economic slowdown, this year may be slightly better: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

9.22 am: Shiv Sena, in its mouthpiece Saamna takes on the Centre over Dawood Ibrahim tapes

8.48 am: Dense fog conditions disrupts train services

8.37 am: 1 killed and 3 injured in IED blast at Church Street in Bengaluru. Top cop does not rule out terror angle in the blast

8.20 am: Latest visuals from the blast site in Bengaluru

8.13 am: Air Asia Flight QZ8501 likely 'at bottom of sea': Indonesia search chief

8.00 am: Bengaluru CM Siddaramaiah to convene high-level meet today.

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