Bengaluru, Dec 5: It was a day of terror in Kashmir as 20 people, including eight army men, were killed and at least 11 injured in a string of brazen militant strikes, days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Kashmir for the staggered assembly election.
16 patients lose eye sight after surgery in an eye camp in Gurdaspur, Punjab.
Here are the latest news updates of the day:
10:30 pm: 33 fire tenders at work, fire is surrounded, there is no loss of lives: Vipin Kental, Fire officer
9:30 pm: Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag to visit Srinagar tomorrow, will pay tribute to jawans martyred in Uri (J&K) attack
8:30 pm: Attacks in J&K are condemnable.They are desperate attempts to derail the atmosphere of hope & goodwill as seen by increased voter turnout:PM
Fire breaks out at a godown in Rangpuri area (Delhi), fire tenders at work pic.twitter.com/uNyQ879dNP— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2014
7.30 pm: "It will be good for democracy if they all come together, I extend my greetings to them", says Shatrughan Sinha, BJP leader on Janta Parivar.
7.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi on 4 terror attacks in Kashmir says, "Attacks in J&K are condemnable.They are desperate attempts to derail the atmosphere of hope & goodwill as seen by increased voter turnout."
6.30 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addresses Alumni meet of Indian Youth Congress, says, "We have to connect this party (Congress) with people of India."
6.00 pm: Fire breaks out at a godown in Rangpuri area in Delhi, fire tenders at work.
5.30 pm: Grenade attack at a bus stand in Tral, Pulwama (J&K), 1 dead, 4 injured persons brought to hospital.
5.00 pm: "Russian President Putin will come to India for 10th and 11th Dec for 15th India-Russia annual summit", Ajay Bisaria, MEA says.
4.40 pm: US President Barack Obama to name Ashton Carter as defense secretary.
4.22 pm: Second militant killed in Soura encounter in J-K: Police.
4.07 pm: Mumbai : Maharashtra cabinet expansion, Ministers take oath
Mumbai : Maharashtra cabinet expansion, Ministers take oath pic.twitter.com/mFX8qT1jF6— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2014
4.02 pm: Doctor arrested for botched surgeries that resulted in 14 people losing eyesight in a medical camp in Punjab
3.50 pm: 4th terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir, grenade thrown near a bus stand in Tral area of Pulwama, 7 injured.
3.30 pm: 3 more patients who lost eyesight after undergoing cataract surgery at medical camp in Gurdaspur admitted to hospital
2.50 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for 15 minutes after uproar over Sadhvi issue.
2.45 pm: Firing between police and militants in Soura (Srinagar). One militant dead, firing still underway
Firing between police and militants in Soura (Srinagar). One militant dead, firing still underway pic.twitter.com/27K7MSDD7v— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2014
2:20 pm: Grenade hurled at police station in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir
1:50 pm: Fresh army-terrorist encounter in Soura area on the outskirts of Srinagar
1.35 pm: Drinking water supply from 4 water treatment plants in Gomati,Sepahijala districts of Tripura stopped after leakage of oil in Gomati river.
1:00 pm: Army begins search and cordon operations in URI sector; firing still on
12:55 pm: If a woman kills someone, wont action be taken against her?: Ramgopal Yadav (SP) on BJP remark on Niranjan Jyoti
12:45 pm: 3 terrorists, 4 army men, 2 police men killed in attack in Uri sector
Mohara (Uri,J&K): Militant attack at 31 field regiment army camp pic.twitter.com/pk72oQqivW— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2014
12:30 pm: Army has been intercepting terrorists & eliminating them awaiting latest details: Defence Min Manohar Parrikar on Army camp attacked
11:45 pm: BJP MPs sing 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' infront of Mahatma Gandhi's statue,pray to God to grant wisdom to Opposition
BJP MPs sing 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' infront of Mahatma Gandhi's statue,pray to God to grant wisdom to Opposition pic.twitter.com/uXcpRiSCIV— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2014
11:10 pm: PM makes statement on Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's rant in Lok Sabha; urges the House to be generous towards the minister
10.45 am: Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition MPs tie black cloth around their mouth in protest against Min Niranjan Jyoti's comment
Rahul Gandhi & other Opposition MPs tie black cloth around their mouth in protest aganst Min Niranjan Jyoti's comment pic.twitter.com/5VVxXFPXgz— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2014
10.30 am: Cabinet approves relaxation in norms for E-rickshaw drivers, paving way for allowing them to ply on Delhi roads.
10.15 am: Terrorists try to get inside an army fortification, gun battle on (Terrorists attack army camp in Uri)
9.48 am: 3 army jawans, 2 policemen and 2 terrorists killed in firing at army camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir
Mohara(Uri,J&K) : 6 militants attacked Army camp, 5 Army jawans & 2 police personnel killed in the attack pic.twitter.com/8XLlZWPpeo— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2014
9.35 am: The terror attack on the army camp in Uri sector comes just days before PM Narendra Modi's visit to the valley
9.00 am: Four government officials suspected to have been kidnapped on Thursday by Naxals in West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand
8.47 am: At least three militants enter Army camp along LoC in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir
Militant attack on 31 field regiment Army camp in Mohara(Uri,Baramullah district,J&K) pic.twitter.com/htavTPIT4Q— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2014
8.43 am: Shakti Mills rape case: Bombay HC to take the final call on death sentence to accused today
8.32 am: Shiv Sena reunites with BJP; set to join the Maharashtra government today with 12 of its nominees
8.23 am: Delhi : A car catches fire in RK Puram,Sector 12
Delhi : A car catches fire in RK Puram,Sector 12 pic.twitter.com/fWAJ5MXraF— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2014
8.20 am: Sixteen people lose their vision after undergoing cataract operation in an eye camp in Punjab (16 people lose vision after operation)
8.00 am: Hundreds gather in fresh New York race protests