Rahul Gandhi's name missing from campaigning list for UP bypoll; more news updates of Aug 29

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News in brief: Aug 29
Bangalore, Aug 29: People across the nation are celebrating Ganesh Chathurti today. Follow more news updates of the day-

9:00 pm: Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalised in New York City

8:20 pm: No option but army role to end Pakistan crisis: Minister

8:00 pm: Hope Japan visit will write new chapter in ties, says Modi

7:00 pm: Congress issues list of its 35 star campaigners for UP bypolls in 11 assembly constituencies, Rahul Gandhi not among them.

6:48 pm: Greater Noida court sends RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma, who faked his murder, in 14-day judicial custody.

6:23 pm: Ebola virus travels from east to west Africa, Senegal health minister confirms country's first case of deadly disease.

6:14 pm: Japan is one of our closest partners in political, economic, security and cultural realms: PM Narendra Modi says a day before his 3-day trip.

5:55 pm: Public sector banks to hold PM Jan Dhan Yojana camps from 8 am to 8 pm on Saturdays to open new accounts.

5:45 pm: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma apologises for his tweets on Ganesha, says posts were 'unintended by me to hurt anyone's sentiments'.

5:35 pm: Court has reserved the judgement, the next hearing will be on Tuesday: RK Kapoor (lawyer) on e-rickshaw issue.

5:25 pm: India & Israel are a part of the free world and together in fight against ISIS & terrorism: Ambassador Daniel Cameron after meeting Rajnath.

5:15 pm: Discussed how to implement anti-terrorism agreement signed few months ago: Daniel Carmon after meeting Rajnath Singh.

5:00 pm: AI clarifies it didn't spend crores on Air India Day celebrations as reported, says its budget was only about Rs 10 lakh.

4:55 pm: Nitish Kumar meets Lalu Prasad Yadav at Mumbai hospital, where he has been recovering after a major heart surgery.

4:50 pm: Lawyers create a ruckus at Greater Noida court during RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma's production, demand to hang him.

4:45 pm: Policeman injured critically as suspected militants fire at him outside DC office in Anantnag.

4:30 pm: Digvijaya Singh backs Janardan Dwivedi's call for age of retirement for politicians, says Congress has always been with youth.

4.10 pm: Kolkata lawyer files case against former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmia for dishonouring national flag.

4.00 pm: Aircel-Maxis chargesheet filed against 8 accused, court to decide on cognizance on September 11.

3.50 pm: Ram Gopal Varma finds himself in the midst of yet another controversy with the filmmaker mocking a deity on twitter (read more)

3.30 pm: Defence ministry clears proposals worth over Rs 17,500 crore, including for midlife upgrade of submarines. However Jaitley cancelled chopper tenders worth Rs 40,000 crore.

3.10 pm: Sania Nehwal knocked out of world championship in Denmark, loses in quarter finals.

 3.00 pm: Maharashtra govt files affidavit in SC on dance bar ban, denies contempt of court saying issuing license a state matter.

2.45 pm: Punjab govt reacts to appeal of stranded labourers in Kuwait,says Punjab govt wasn't approached but CM's office is in contact with the MEA.

2.20 pm: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa re-elected unanimously as the party's General Secretary.

2.00 pm: SC issues notice to MEA, civil aviation ministry and MHA regarding measures to scan international passengers for Ebola.

1.45 pm: CBI files closure report in Delhi court in coal block allocation case in which industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla is an accused.

1.40 pm: ATS issues alert in Rajasthan, claims 15 terrorists may enter Rajasthan.

1.30 pm: Ranchi Police may arrest suspended Jharkhand HC vigilance registrar Mushtaq Ahmed, named in shooter Tara Shahdeo's FIR.

12.56 pm: Lalu, Nitish happiness over bypoll win will be short-lived, says LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan (read more)

12.46 pm: Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after disasters.

12.39 pm: Upset by continuous eve-teasing, Dalit girl commits suicide in Hisar; family refuses to allow autopsy till the accused are arrested.

12.30 pm: Jharkhand HC gives Ranchi Police three-day remand of Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul.

12.13 pm: Separatists' meeting with Pak HC was nothing new,our govt acted in an immature way:Mehbooba Mufti on cancelled talks.

12.04 pm: Crime branch busts Delhi University admission racket, arrests 2 former students who allegedly charged Rs 5 lakh per admission.

11.55 am: Mudgal Committee submits its interim report on IPL spot fixing case.

11.40 am: Coal shortage, deficit monsoon forces northern grid to send SOS to discoms not to overdraw power.

11.10 am: Centre tells SC that it is making effort to bring servers operating from foreign land to the country to control pornographic websites: PTI.

10.38 am: 25 Indian workers arrested for murder in Kuwait, sends SOS. The Indians labourers stranded in Kuwait have appealed to the Indian Prime Minister for help (read more)

10.17 am: Najma Heptullah clarifies remark says: I had said 'we are Indians. That is our nationality. I said 'Hindi' which is an Arabic word. I did not say 'Hindu'.

10.00 am: 4 persons killed, 30 others injured as a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district: Police

9.35 am: Dead' AAP activist Chandra Mohan Sharma admits he killed a homeless man to stage his own death to live with lover.

9.15 am: Make pre-marital clinical tests mandatory for grooms, says Madras high court .

8.50 am: Australian PM Tony Abbott is set to make his first official visit to India next week to further strengthen strategic partnership between two sides (read more)

8.45 am: Lalit Modi to Times Now: My first step was to get my passport back. It's taken time but it's there. No one call me a fugitive.

8.30 am: Minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla endorses RSS argument, says there is nothing wrong in calling Indians Hindus.

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