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Bengaluru, Aug 5: Janata Express train to Mumbai derailed at the spot where Kamayani Express derailed earlier on Wednesday, Aug 5. 24 people have died so far.

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10: 02 pm: Modi government approves direct release of wages to MGNREGA workers: Report

MGNREGA: Direct release of wages

9: 25 pm: Firing on someone is not the way to settle things: Wasim Akram

9: 10 pm: Chopper that went missing yesterday still not found, Indian Army search ops underway in Deomali (Arunachal Pradesh): Report

8: 45 pm: 35 children admitted to hospital after consuming mid day meal in a school in Nalanda (Bihar): Report

8: 30 pm Louis Berger bribery case: Former Goa CM Digambar Kamat gets interim relief till 7th August.

8: 16 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sabzian sector of Poonch (J&K): Reports

8: 04 pm: PM announces an ex-gratia relief of 2 lakhs each from PMRF for next of kin of those who lost their lives in the train derailments in MP: PMO

7.35 pm: Direct release of wages under MNREGA approved by Union Cabinet.

7.20 pm: PM ki speech ko tod marod ke pesh kiya ja raha hai. PM 13 months k baad Bihar aaye, Manmohan 10 saal me ek baar aaye the: Sushil Modi, BJP.

  

7.05 pm: Union Cabinet clears proposal to provide one-rank-one- pension facility for retired High Court judges: Sources.

7.00 pm: Cabinet approves financial assistance to BSNL, MTNL for surrendering 800 MHz telecom spectrum.

6.45 pm: NIA takes over Udhampur attack probe. Usman Khan moved to Jammu from Udhampur.

6.35 pm: The ABCD of Nitish Kumar's politics is Arrogance, Betrayal, Conspiracy and Deceit: NDA response to Nitish Kumar's letter to PM Modi.

 

6.25 pm: Hazaro ki sankhya mein log abhi bhi paani mein hain. Jitna vilambh hoga utna bimari ka khatra badhega (Thousands of people are still trapped in floods. Threats of epidemic will increase if the relief work is delayed further): MoS PMO Jitendra Singh.

  

6.15 pm: NDA leaders pen an open letter to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar titled "Bihar is not Nitish, Nitish is not Bihar".

6.05 pm: Food regulator FSSAI says it has not given any clean chit to Nestle regarding safety of Maggi noodles.

5.30 pm: Until or unless we don't hit back, Pakistan won't be afraid of us. They (Pak) don't have control on terrorism, Military and ISIS have controls over terrorism, Nawaz (Sharif) is not in situation to deliver it: RK Singh, Former Home Secretary on terrorism.

 

5.25 pm: GST is need of the hour. Its a revolutionary taxation proposal which has been discussed for last 5 yrs. Now it is quite surprising that Congress which has promised the House that they will pass the bill at the earliest opportunity: Venkaiah Naidu

5.22 pm: Terrorist Usman appears to be intoxicated, he is frequently changing statements. Could be taken to Delhi for further interrogation: Sources - TV reports.

5.10 pm: Unidentified gunmen fired at Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram's car in Karachi, Pakistan: TV Reports.

4.55 pm: One teenager killed in an explosion in a garbage bin in Manasbal (J&K) that happened earlier today. 

4.35 pm: In 5 days of August, ceasefire violations happened 11 times: RS Surjewala, Congress.

 

4.20 pm: The terrorist caught (in Udhampur) has been identified as Usman, 20, from Faisalabad (Pakistan): Sources - ANI.

4.15 pm: My earnest request to Congress to introspect, to reconsider and do some serious soul searching: RS Prasad on MPs suspension and on Parliament Logjam.

4.10 pm: Nitish Kumar, dont equate your arrogance with great identity of Bihar: RS Prasad, BJP on Nitish Kumar's letter to PM.

 

3.50 pm: Expressing my happiness or grief is not anti party activity. I respect the Speaker: Shatrughan Sinha on his tweet.

 

3.40 pm: Sensex rises 151.15 points to close at 28,223.08; Nifty gains 51.05 points to settle at 8,567.95.

3.35 pm: We (Congress) are there to support Govt, we are there to strengthen PM's hands to fight terror: Renuka Chowdhury.

3:20 pm: Total 25 dead bodies have been brought in: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister on twin train accident.

3:10 pm: Even now operations are on to look for any dead body that could have been missed, says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister on twin train accident.

3:00 pm: The decision of suspension of 25 Congress MPs was completely wrong, says Omar Abdulla.

2:50 pm: A blast at a school in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir has left one dead and one injured.

2:45 pm: Kasim Khan, the nabbed terrorist involved in the Udhampur attack, being taken by security forces.

2:35 pm: Africa and Indian ocean are among highest priorities for our foreign policy, says PM Narendra Modi.

2:30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.

2:15 pm: India nabs 20-yr-old Pakistani national from Udhampur who infiltrated into India 6 days ago.

2:00 pm: Hostage situation in Udhampur resolved, 1 terrorist neutralised, another nabbed.

12.58 pm: Intelligence Bureau officials have issued an alert warning of terror strikes in New Delhi. The alert comes in the wake of aggression by Pakistan based militants who earlier during the day attacked a BSF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.

IB officials say that terrorists have upped their ante ahead of the NSA level talks. There is extreme aggression by terrorist groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the Hizbul Mujahideen who at the behest of the ISI and Pakistan army will try and disrupt talks.

Alerts have also been sounded at Punjab and all parts of Jammu and Kashmir. In the case of Delhi, IB officials have directed police to be on very high alert.

12.53 pm:

12.45 pm: All three hostages held by terrorists at Udhampur have been rescued. One terrorist has been caught alive.

12.40 pm: Mumbai Court issues non-bailable warrant against Lalit Modi

12.24 pm: The security forces have cornered a terrorist who was trying to flee after the encounter at Jammu and Kashmir in which two persons were killed. The encounter continues to rage on.

11.53 am: Very sad to learn of the derailment of 2 trains in MP. My deepest condolences to families who lost loved ones in this mishap: Rahul Gandhi

11.37 am: One terrorist has been killed and one managed to escape in the ongoing attack at Narsoo area of Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir. The attack comes following an intelligence bureau alert sounded two days back warning of a possible attack.

11.35 am: "We have not liked the Lok Sabha Speaker's decision on suspension of Congress MPs but we respect her position,"says Rahul Gandhi.

11.18 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon- ANI

11.03 am: A terrorist has held three persons hostage at Jammu and Kashmir. The same attack claimed the life of two BSF jawans earlier.

10.33 am: Encounter between militants and security forces underway in Samroli,Udhampur after militants attacked BSF convoy

10.15 am: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch. According to reports a woman injured in firing and mortar shelling

9.28 am: Search operation underway at Ambala Cantt railway station premises after bomb threat : CNN-IBN

9.05 am: A BSF convoy was attacked by terrorists on the Jammu-Kashmir highway in Udhampur. Terrorsits opened fire on the convoy in which two jawans were injured. The attack took place a short while after a batch of Amarnath pilgrims had passed the spot.

8.22 am: Railways announces compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased. Rs 50,000 to grievously injured and Rs 25,000 for minor injuries (PTI)

8.20 am: 3 jawans injured in attack on Border Security Force convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur

8.00 am: Death toll of twin train derailment in MP reaches 22.

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