Bengaluru, Jan 2: A suspicious fishing boat carrying explosives from Pakistan was intecepted by Indian Coast Guard in Arabian Sea near Indo-Pak maritime boundary but it sank after the crew on board set it on fire, an incident that comes a month after sixth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack.
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10:45 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Samba and Hiranagar sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
10:12 pm: In meeting with Pakistan's Foreign Secretary, India's High Commissioner in Islamabad rejected as baseless allegations in letter given today, said MEA.
8:35 pm: Lankan President Rajapaksa appeals to minority Tamils to back him in Jan 8 presidential polls as he campaigns in Jaffna, former LTTE bastion.
8:00 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaking at ICICI group's event- 60 years of partnering the nation in its progress.
7:27 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaking at an event to commemorate ICICI group's 60 years of partnering the nation in its progress.
7:00 pm: It's a big question as to how they managed to enter our territory. Govt must investigate, said Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Pakistan boat.
6:38 pm: The crew of the boat committed suicide rather than surrendering, presumably a major tragedy has been averted, said Rear Admiral Raja Menon.
6:35 pm: Indian Coast Guard has done its job exceedingly well. It did its job on time, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Pakistan boat.
6.15 pm: Kolkata police arrest 5 men, including 2 from Bodh Gaya, on charge of raping Japanese student last month.
6.00 pm: "A job well done by the coast Guard & other surveillance agencies", says Raj Kadyan, Defence Expert.
5.45 pm: KR Nautiyal, DDG Operations on Pak boat says, "We followed all protocols to send warning to the boat."
5.30 pm: Matter of great concern,could be indication of an upcoming terrorist attack: Qamar Agha (Defence expert) on Pak boat.
5.15 pm: SR Sinho,Defence Expert says, "Since they blew the boat,gives clear indication that terrorists were coming with explosives. This is a big achievement of the coast guard."
5.00 pm: TMC leader Madan Mitra leaves from Alipore court,Kolkata
Coast Guard handout : Pictures of the Pak boat that blew itself up off Porbandar coast pic.twitter.com/OXuMoxbcM0— ANI (@ANI_news) January 2, 2015
Coast Guard handout : Pictures of the Pak boat that blew itself up off Porbandar coast pic.twitter.com/1LDJMOtcYw— ANI (@ANI_news) January 2, 2015
4.00 pm: The crew on board suspicious boat hid themselves in below deck compartment and set the boat on fire, which resulted in explosion.
3.50 pm: Terror bid foiled by Coast Guard on 31 December night, boat manned by 4-5 suspected terrorists intercepted. ['Boat of terror' from Pakistan blows up]
3.45 pm: The Karnataka high court posted for Monday hearing on the appeal filed by Jayalalithaa. The matter came up before Justice H Billappa for mention today.
3.40 pm: PM Narendra Modi announced Jan Dhan Yojana on August 15 and it was implemented within a month: Amit Shah in Mumbai.
3.20 pm: Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao praises the Nizam of Hyderabad by describing him as great and secular ruler
Lt.Gen Subrata Saha,GOC 15 corps : We are ready for any situation at the border pic.twitter.com/oboTI7oOQq— ANI (@ANI_news) January 2, 2015
3.00 pm: Italian navy takes control of drifting migrant ship
2.30 pm: Saradha chit fund scam : Madan Mitra brought to Alipore court
2.15 pm: Situation in Mumbai is under control," says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu
1.25 pm: Four-wheeler rams into truck on NH-2 in Burdwan, West Bengal; 4 killed, 5 injured.
1.10 pm: Mumbai local train service restored partially as motormen call off strike.
12.40 pm: Saradha chit fund scam : Suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh produced before Bankshall court in Kolkata (WB)
Saradha chit fund scam : Suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh produced before Bankshall court in Kolkata (WB) pic.twitter.com/xKuWzGGskt— ANI (@ANI_news) January 2, 2015
11.32 am: TMC workers clash with BJP supporters in Birbhum, West Bengal; man killed, woman injured in crude bomb blasts.
11.30 am: Rail services on Mumbai's central line disrupted after an overhead wire fell near Diva station
11.19 am: Kerala: Five Maoists ransacked the office of the New Bharath Stone Crusher unit in Kannur district
11.10 am: West Bengal Govt Railway Police arrest 2 suspected ULFA militants from Howrah station.
11.00 am: Delhi: Tulsi Gabbard (US Congress Woman) meets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Delhi: Tulsi Gabbard (US Congress Woman) meets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pic.twitter.com/dyecGga8WP— ANI (@ANI_news) January 2, 2015
10.50 am: BSF to lodge protest with Pakistani rangers over recent ceasefire violation in which a BSF jawan was killed and other injured
10.45 am: Honour killing in Muzzafarnagar; Father allegedly murdered his 19-yr-old daughter after she fell in love with a boy from a different caste
10.20 am: Pranab Mukherjee questioned government's urgency before signing the Ordinance on Land Bill: sources
10.18 am: Two injured in crude bomb blast in Durgapur, Burdwan
9.31 am: Pak was forced to raise white flag at the border during cross border firing due to current govt's defense policy: Shiv Sena.
9.14 am: Heavy Rainfall hits the capital
Delhi: Heavy Rainfall hits the capital pic.twitter.com/Gh5QE5Rkpm— ANI (@ANI_news) January 2, 2015
8.45 am: Shiv Sena backs government's defence policy against Pakistan
8.40 am: Brazil's Dilma Rousseff vows to tackle graft, boost economy
8.25 am: Two terrorists nabbed in Noida, one a Bangladeshi.
8.00 am: One dead after shooting at New Year's Eve party in Canada.