Bengaluru, Oct 31: PM Narendra Modi paid his tribute to Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary at Patel Chowk, Delhi.
Get all the latest news updates of the day:
9.10 pm: Publisher of a slain blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death in Bangladesh.
9.00 pm: To become a strong nation ,one needs a strong foundation. Such strong foundation has been laid by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: Kiren Rijiju.
8.30 pm: Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar shall direct all national, state & regional parties contesting Bihar elections that whenever they release any advertisements for publication in the print media, a copy of the material should be sent to the CEO & concerned District Election Officer: EC in its letter says.
8.10 pm: Islamic State group in Egypt claims it downed Russian airliner: AFP.
7.35 pm: Planning for a sustainable model to increase productivity so that our farmers don't suffer: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
6.15 pm: 50 saal unko coverage diya, for a change ek din ke liye Sardar Patel ji ko coverage diya toh iss mein aapati kya hai? (For 50 years they gave coverage to Congress, for a change we gave coverage to Sardar Patel. Why are they complaining?: Venkaiah Naidu.
6.10 pm: Egyptian authorities report that there are no survivors in the Russian plane crash.
6:05 pm: Fire breaks out at a store in Delhi's Chawri Bazar. Three fire tenders rushed to the spot.
5:52 pm: SIMI terrorist Abu Faisal sentenced to life imprisonment in the case of shooting an ATS jawan in 2009.
5:45 pm: Navtej Sarna appointed as the next High Commissioner to UK.
5:40 pm: Petrol price cut by 50 paise per litre with effect from midnight tonight; no change in diesel rates.
5:38 pm: Land reforms need massive modernization and upgrading. Land Acquisition laws must be fair, equitable, just,democratic and humane: Former PM Manmohan Singh at Indira Gandhi award for National Integration programme.
5:30 pm: Rescuers find more than 100 bodies, including 5 children at Russian passenger plane crash scene: REUTERS.
5:25 pm: Important for everyone to come together & fight to safeguard the unity & integrity of our nation: Sonia Gandhi.
5:20 pm: West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, arrested by CBI in Saradha scam, gets bail after 10 months.
5:15 pm: For Indira Gandhi ji, there was nothing greater than the unity of the country: Sonia Gandhi.
5:10 pm: We were sleeping in the night when suddenly police came and took him (Tamil folk artist Kovan) along :Vijayalakshmi, Kovan's Wife.
5:05 pm: Seven civilians injured in a grenade attack by unknown persons in Gajawada, Anantnag (J&K).
4:30 pm: If BJP was really sensitive about Dalits, they would have sacked VK Singh for his controversial remark on Faridabad Incident: Mayawati
4:15 pm: Whenever BJP forms Govt in Centre, attempts are made to tke away the rights givn by B.R.Ambedkar to Dalits &other backward classes. We demand that PM should condemn the comment made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on reservations: Mayawati.
4:05 pm: We must be fully conscious of the environemt we are living in, global environment is not helpful: FM Arun Jaitley.
3:55 pm: PM must take action against the communist and fascist organisations that is trying to sabotage our unity: D. Raja.
3:50 pm: Good that he (Raghuram Rajan) is speaking on growing intolerance issue. Its a message to Govt& PM to speak categorically on it: D. Raja, CPI.
3:41 pm: Grenade attack by unknown persons in Gajawada, Anantnag (J&K). One civilian injured, more details awaited.
3:20 pm: I welcome Shiv Sena's decision if they hv really sacked its party members: RTI activist who was assualted by SS workers in Latur,Maharashtra.
3.14 pm: If awardees want to return awards, what can I do for that? Whether it is provocated by X, Y or Z; won't answer on this issue: H.D Deve Gowda.
2:45 pm: BJP is the political wing of RSS, beef issue has been created by RSS: HD Deve Gowda, Former PM.
2:45 pm: Modiji I'm ready to debate the issue of reservation with you any day. Stop misleading people & your efforts to add communal color to Bihar Polls: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
2:37 pm: Egyptian rescue team locates crashed Russian passenger plane in southern Arish, Sinai - Egyptian aviation authority: Reuters.
2:05 pm: Wreckage of Russian passenger plane found in Sinai: Egypt PM
The Russian civilian plane was Metrojet Flight 7K9268 headed to St. Petersburg, carrying 217 passengers and 7 crew on board.
2:00 pm: Sheena Bora Case: Indrani Mukherjea and two others sent to judicial custody till November 7.
1:52 pm: The grand alliance is now clearly seeing that they have lost the Bihar battle: Siddharth Nath Singh, BJP.
1:45 pm: We are a country of 1.3 billion, speaking 120 languages, several faiths. Our country has thrived because of tolerance: Pranab Mukherjee.
1:40 pm: I can't understand how Pakistan is connected to Bihar elections: Chirag Paswan about controversy regarding JDU ad.
1:38 pm: How do you know that JDU has advertised in Pakistani sites? Maybe the BJP conspired to do it?: Vashisht Narayan JDU.
1:30 pm: They (Nitish and group) are all supporters of Pakistanis and Pakistani terrorists: Ashwini Kumar Choubey, BJP.
1:26 pm: Why did he advertise Pakistan papers?Proves Amit Shah's statement right about crackers in Pak if BJP loses:Jitan Ram Manjhi.
1:10 pm: Russian plane with 200 onboard which was reported as missing earlier, has left Egyptian airspace safely: REUTERS
12:55 pm: Egyptian Air Traffic Control has lost contact with civilian airliner over Sinai Peninsula: REUTERS
12:40 pm: The Party strongly condemns the disgraceful act in Latur, those involved have been removed from the Party, says Aaditya Thackeray.
12.35 pm: PM should work for unity before 'run for unity': Congress.
12.08 pm: Tolerance means not being so insecure about ones ideas that one cant subject them to challenge: Raghuram Rajan.
11.48 am: BJP will be on 3rd position in this civic election, wont get a single vote in Kerala. Winning trophy will be won by Cong led UDF: AK Antony.
11.27 am: MP Home Minister Babulal Gaur pays tribute to Indira Gandhi in Bhopal
10.55 am: 11 new ministers take oath in Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh.
10.40 am: They have the right, but they cant use this to attack the image of PM or of the nation: Venkaiah Naidu on people returning awards.
9.55 am: Youth Cong to protest against Doordarshan for ignoring Indira Gandhi's death anniversary coverage.
9.38 am: DMK Chief Karunanidhi strongly condemns arrest of folk artist Kovan. Calls it as an example of strangulating democracy under ADMK regime.
9.05 am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis & Union Min Nitin Gadkari pay floral tribute to Vallabhbhai Patel in Mumbai.
8.22 am: PM Narendra Modi flags off "Run For Unity" at Rajpath, Delhi
8.05 am: Sardar Patel inspires the thought that there is no family name or members linked to his legacy: PM Modi.
7.54 am: PM Modi speaks on Sardar Patel's 140th birth anniversary at Rajpath. Will flag of 'Run for Unity'.
7.42 am: Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary at Shakti Sthal, New Delhi.
7.40 am: PM Modi pays tribute to Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary at Patel Chowk, Delhi