Bengaluru, July 6: 139th annual Jagannath Rath-Yatra begins across the country.
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10:46 pm: Delhi: Jama Masjid lit up resplendently for the occasion of Eid.
8:55 pm: Zakir Naik is a problematic person, he pretends as if he knows everything about all other religions: Javed Anand, Civil Rights Activist.
8:30 pm: My greetings and best wishes on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special day deepen the spirit of harmony and peace in societ: PM.
7:53 pm: The fact is all members of NSG have to agree, they work on consensus: Anil Kakodkar on India's membership in NSG.
7:32 pm: Sena MP Arvind Sawant writes to MHA demanding ban on Mumbai preacher Zakir Naik.
7:25 pm: Ashok Kumar, close aide of Rajendra Kumar has allegedly admitted taking bribes on behest of Rajendra Kumar: Sources.
6:57 pm: Blair says going to war in Iraq was the most agonizing decision' he ever made.
6:52 pm: Former British PM Tony Blair says I accept full responsibility for going to war in Iraq.
6:50 pm: We know what the GST is, we are the original authors. We tried our best when we were in Govt to have parliament enact it: Anand Sharma,Cong.
6:28 pm: Two students, who threw a dog off a terrace in Chennai, have been suspended by their college.
6.15 pm: Security Forces of India and Pakistan along the borders at Uri and Tangdhar exchange sweets on Eid in Srinagar.
6.10 pm: Two suspected terrorists arrested from Birbhum district of West Bengal.
6.05 pm: PM Narendra Modi calls Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on the occasion of #Eid, and also wished him well for his health post surgery.
6.00 pm: BSF & Border Guards Bangladesh jawans exchange sweets at Indo-Bangladesh border on the occasion of Eid.
5.45 pm: Delhi Govt suspends Delhi principal Secy. According to rules, an officer is deemed suspended if he is under custody for more than 48 hours.
5.30 pm: Aim of my visit is to increase cooperation & boost cultural linkages. Will meet Mozambique president Filipe Nyusi, says PM Narendra Modi.
5.15 pm: Raman Singh takes part in Rath Yatra in Raipur.
5.00 pm: Any hate speech on TV are definltely to be monitored; the Ministry will monitor it, follow it up according to procedures: I&B Ministry Sources.
4.45 pm: Discussed many issues including our new upcoming 'Ministry of happiness', says Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan after meeting RSS Chief.
4.30 pm: Lionel Messi and father sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud but will not have to go to prison: AP
4.15 pm: "I had apologised yesterday, & I again apologise. My intention was not to hurt anybody's religious sentiments", says AAP leader Ashish Khetan.
4.00 pm: It is politically motivated. If & when the time comes to answer anything,I will: Sheila Dikshit on Water tanker scam.
3.50 pm: Islam teaches love & peace. But everyday is a high alert now. I appeal to the HM that action needs to be taken, says Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant.
3.40 pm: Three dead and 30 injured after the collapse of a false ceiling in Jaipur.
3.30 pm: "It is PM Modi's dream to boost the textile industry.I look forward to working for it", says Smriti Irani, new Textile minister.
WATCH: Smriti Irani takes charge as Union Textiles Ministerhttps://t.co/pnK335eNlh— ANI (@ANI_news) July 6, 2016
3:00 pm: 2 labourers injured in a blast at a rubber factory in industrial area of Jalandhar (Punjab).
2:55 pm: Matters of law,agencies will take appropriate action.I can't make announcements : Kiren Rijiju, MoS, Home on Zakir Naik.
2:50 pm: Delhi: MJ Akbar takes charge as the Minister of State for External Affairs.
2:45 pm: Delhi: Venkaiah Naidu takes charge as I&B minister.
2:35 pm: Gurugram policeman Praduman Yadav accused of killing gangster Sandeep Gadoli in an alleged fake encounter, sent to 3-days police custody.
2:25 pm: Delhi: Ravi Shankar Prasad takes charge as the Union Law Minister.
2:20 pm: Suicide bombing kills 10 near Aden airport in southern Yemen (Source: AP).
2:10 pm: Will sentence Oscar Pistorius for less than the prescribed minimum jail term of 15 years, says judge: Reuters.
Judge rules that Oscar Pistorius be jailed for six years for girl friend's murder: Reuters
2:00 pm: Delhi: Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre takes charge as the Minister of State for Defence.
1:55 pm:Dog thrown from terrace case: Two people who were arrested by Chennai police today, have been granted bail.
1:45 pm: 13 people lost their vision after cataract operation at a hospital in Hyderabad, affected people undergoing corrective surgeries.
1:35 pm: Indian Embassy in Libya has secured release of Regi Joseph ,an Indian national from Kerala. He was abducted in March this year:Sushma Swaraj.
This has been possible with the efforts of Mr. Azar A.H.Khan, our Ambassador in Libya: EAM Sushma Swaraj.
1:25 pm: Initiatives of HRD ministry in last 2 years were towards improving quality of education, looking forward to working as textile minister: Smriti Irani.
1:15 pm: All these charges are false, truth will come out soon: Falguni Brahmbhatt,Lawyer for singer Mika Singh on molestation complaint against him.
1:10 pm: AAP wants to instigate riots in the state, its tactics smell of larger conspiracy:Ravneet Bittu,Congress MP.
1:05 pm: 'Ashish Khetan apologised publicly, no reason to exaggerate': AAP on FIR agnst Khetan for comparing party's manifesto with Guru Granth Sahib.
1:00 pm: Dog thrown from terrace case: Two people have been arrested by Chennai police, being taken to court.
12:55 pm: Pakistani agencies through their ppl abroad are transferring crores of rupees to AAP, just to disturb peace in Punjab:Ravneet Bittu,Congress.
12:45 pm: Delhi: Fire breaks out in Gulab Sweets in Kohat Enclave, 13 fire tenders at the spot.
12:35 pm: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee takes part in Iskon #RathYatra in Kolkata.
12:25 pm: Chennai: Medical check-up being conducted on the dog which was thrown off a terrace in Chennai.
12:15 pm: Attari-Wagah border: India, Pakistan border guards exchange sweets at border on the occasion of Eid-ul-fitr.
12:00 pm: I just met Smriti Irani ji and we had a discussion on many issues: Prakash Javadekar, HRD Minister.
11:50 am: Chennai techie murder case: Hearing on suspect Ramkumar's bail plea adjourned till July 15 by Chennai High Court.
11:40 am: J&K daily wagers protest outside tourism department office in Srinagar, police lathi charged protesters.
11.20 am: Water meter scam case: ACB notice to Sheila Dikshit says, it appears that you are acquainted with facts and circumstances of case.
10.58 am: ACB summons former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit in connection with the alleged Tanker Scam.
10.40 am: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's 81st birthday being celebrated in Siliguri (West Bengal)
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's 81st birthday being celebrated in Siliguri (West Bengal) pic.twitter.com/W4atFD1ulo— ANI (@ANI_news) July 6, 2016
10.25 am: FIR filed against AAP leader Ashish Khetan for hurting religious sentiments by comparing AAP manifesto to Guru Granth Sahib.
10.05 am: Double car bomb attack kills four near Aden airport (Yemen).
9.58 am: I think the whole Modi govt is motivated by one mission, we have to transform India: Prakash Javdekar.
9.35 am: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik have been placed under house arrest: ANI.
9.25 am: Venkaiah Naidu to take charge as the Union I&B Minister at 2pm today.
9.19 am: Mumbai police SIT arrest Gurugram policeman Praduman Yadav who is accused of killing gangster Sandeep Gadoli in an alleged fake encounter.
8.40 am: Eid-ul-fitr being celebrated in J&K today: Prayers being offered in Jammu.
Eid-ul-fitr being celebrated in J&K today: Prayers being offered in Jammu. pic.twitter.com/jXFU86bwtk— ANI (@ANI_news) July 6, 2016
8.17 am: Eid-ul-fitr being celebrated in Kerala, prayers being offered in Thiruvananthapuram.
Eid-ul-fitr being celebrated in Kerala today: Prayers being offered in Thiruvananthapuram pic.twitter.com/0wyCxZkMrm— ANI (@ANI_news) July 6, 2016
8.00 am: Puri (Odisha): Preparations of Jagannath Rath Yatra underway
Puri (Odisha): Preparations of Jagannath Rath Yatra underway pic.twitter.com/lmiDRscvGT— ANI (@ANI_news) July 5, 2016