Sept 29: Indian army conducted surgical strikes last night on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). These strikes have caused significant casualties.
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11:55 pm: Pakistan took up the incident with Iranian officials in Joint Pak-Iran Border Session - Pakistan media
11:20 pm: Odisha train accident: Death toll rises to 2 and injured toll rises to 30
10:50 pm: Some on social media are spreading rumours regarding CM Jayalalitha's health, appeal to them to refrain from doing so: CR Saraswathy,AIADMK
10:15 pm: CM Jayalalitha is under observation and absolutely fine.
9:45 pm: Surgical strike: Fishermen called back from sea in Somnath in Gujarat
9:15 pm: Odisha: One dead and 22 injured after a passenger train rams into a goods train at Kathajodi Railway Station.
9:00 pm: China always hopes that India and Pakistan can properly resolve relevant disputes through dialogue and consultation: China Foreign Office
8:30 pm: SUrgical strike: District Reserve Group Jawans celebrate in Jagdalpur
8:10 pm: Indian Motion Picture Producers Association(IMPPA) passes resolution banning Pakistani actors & technicians in India till normalcy returns
7:55 pm: Ex-DG, Corporate Affairs, BK Bansal suicide case: Joint Director level officer has been entrusted to probe the matter- CBI sources
7:45 pm: One dead, more than 100 injured in New Jersey train crash.
7:35 pm: Pakistan Foreign office summons Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale
7:30 pm: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has convened a joint session of Parliament on October 5
7:16 pm: The way surgical strikes have been conducted we are feeling a sense of pride, we are not a weak nation: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
7.02 pm: We have asked people to move to safer places but we will see what happens tonight, we are prepared for any escalation: Dr Nirmal Singh.
6.45 pm: Members of Monetary Policy Committee appointed by Centre shall hold office for a period of 4 years.
6.30 pm: Commuter train crashes into rail station in New Jersey (USA), number of injuries unclear, but images show heavy damage: AP.
6.23 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee takes part in Ganga Aarti in Haridwar (Uttarakhand).
6.15 pm: NHRC notice to the Director, CBI on the reported allegations of torture behind the suicide of B.K. Bansal and his family.
6.04 pm: Confrontation could lead to disaster of epic proportions if urgent steps not taken to bring down heightened tensions in the region: J&K CM
5.45 pm: Bhopal Court stays arrest warrant against Union Minister Uma Bharti on Digvijaya Singh Defamation case.
5.30 pm: Villages in Pathankot being evacuated on Surgical Strike.
5.20 pm: Indian Army carried out a preemptive strike, It was not a military operation but an anti-terror operation, says Rajyavardhan Rathore,MoS I&B.
5.19 pm: Envoys of different nations (including P5 nations) have been briefed by MEA about India's position on Surgical Strike.
4.30 pm: Emergency ward of Civil Hospital in Pathankot being cleared in preparation for any eventuality on Surgical Strike.
4.27 pm: Popular Pakistani singer Atif Aslam's concert, scheduled for October 15 in Gurgaon, has been called off in the wake of Uri attack.
4.17 pm: EPFO raises limit of investment in ETFs to 10% from 5% for 2016-17: Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya.
4.16 pm: Hockey U-18 Asia Cup: India defeat Pakistan 3-1 in Dhaka.
4.00 pm: Celebration in Patna after Indian Army conducts surgical strikes in Pakistan territory on Surgical Strike.
3.59 pm: All party meeting at MHA to begin shortly, leaders arrive for the meet. Security enhanced around the area.
3.54 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi says "we stand with the Govt in its actions to protect country's security" on Surgical Strike.
3.34 pm: We have seen our DGMO briefing, saw the Pakistani reaction, besides that we have no official information: Sitaram Yechury, CPI.
3.35 pm: Villagers near International Border being evacuated after Surgical Strike by Indian Army in J&K.
3.20 pm: Really happy that Indian Army took initiative and conducted these strikes: Aarti (Daughter of Uri Martyr SK Vidyarthi) on surgical strikes.
3.15 pm: This (surgical strike) is very good, but had it been done before we would have been happier: Wife of Uri martyr SK Vidyarthi (from Gaya).
3.02 pm: I really appreciate that both the states are trying to find some solution, we have noted their views which will be sent to SC: Uma Bharti.
3.01 pm: We have asked both the states to sit together and solve this problem outside the court and then approach the court with solution: Uma Bharti.
3.00 pm: Cauvery meet remains inconclusive- Centre to inform Supreme Court about the same tomorrow.
2.55 pm: A Bhopal court issues arrest warrant against Union Minister Uma Bharti on Digvijaya Singh Defamation case.
2.43 pm: BSF cancels beating retreat ceremony at Wagah border for today, reports ANI.
2.28 pm: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh says "Let all the facts come" on surgical strikes by Indian Army in Pakistan territory.
2.26 pm: This is a loud & clear message to Pakistan, that they will pay cost of carrying out terrorism in our nation: Ex DGMO Vinod Bhatia
2.21 pm: At least now Pakistan will stop terrorism against India: Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister on surgical strikes by Indian Army on Pak territory
2.19 pm: Country is safe in hands of PM Modi & Army, thats why people in diff parts of world are appreciating steps taken to counter terror: Venkaiah Naidu
2.16 pm: Army operation was a part of their responsibility in defending unity, safety and security of the country: Venkaiah Naidu on surgical strikes
2.15 pm: PM Modi said that befitting measures will be taken to ensure the safety and security of the country: Venkaiah Naidu,Union Minister
2.14 pm: After the Uri terror attack, people of India were outraged. PM has reassured nation that such acts will not be tolerated: Venkaiah Naidu
2.12 pm: Our positive gestures were only reciprocated with further encouragement to terrorists (by Pakistan): Venkaiah Naidu,Union Minister
2.10 pm: India has been repeatedly urging Pakistan that its territory should not be allowed for terror activities: Venkaiah Naidu on surgical strikes
2.08 pm: These ops are a part of the mandate of the Indian Army to foil any attempts of infiltration into our soil:Venkaiah Naidu on surgical strikes
2.06 pm: Our govt should make J&K, a bridge of peace and friendship but unfortunately we took the other way: Mustafa Kamal (NC)
2.05 pm: Jammu: If you are crossing the border, it means you are declaring a war: Mustafa Kamal (NC) on Indian Army's surgical strike in LoC
2.03 pm: Jammu: If you are crossing the border, it means you are decalring a war: Mustafa Kamal (NC) on Indian Army's surgical strike in LoC
2.00 pm: Villages in Punjab which are 10KM from International Border with Pakistan are being evacuated, additional BSF troops move in
1.44 pm: Sources clarify 7 terror launch pads destroyed
1.44 pm: We welcome this move; hopefully Pak will learn a lesson&stop its misdeeds forever:Hansraj Ahir (MoS, Home)on surgical strikes by Indian Army
1.32 pm: Pak was behaving like a terrorist state;befitting reply was needed.These strikes boosted morale of our army: Dr Nirmal Singh, J&K Depy CM
1.26 pm: Pakistan's ISPR says "Pak has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded"
1.25 pm: Pakistan Airforce says "this (by Indian Army) was not a surgical strike, we are alert for any eventuality": Pakistan Media
1.23 pm: Pak's ISPR: Notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is illusion deliberately generated by India to create false effects
1.21 pm: Our 2 soldiers died and 9 got injured :Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on surgical strikes by Indian Army in Pak territory.
1.18 pm: The special forces operation was carried out between 500 metres and 2 Km into the Line of Control. The operation took place between 12.30 and 4.30 AM
1.16 pm: Surgical strikes on Pakistani terror camps belonged to multiple terror groups, NO Indian casualties: Sources
1.16 pm: If our army has taken a decision, the whole nation will support them: UP Congress President Raj Babbar
1.14 pm: Indian army Special Forces op on terror launch pads lasted from 1230am-4:30AM, location was 500meters-2Km across LOC: Sources
1.13 pm: 5 terror launch pads destroyed by Army across LOC, Indian Army special Forces were para-dropped: Army Sources
1.11 pm: Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations says "no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross border fire initiated by India"
1.08 pm: Government calls an all party meeting at 4pm today after Indian Army conducts surgical strikes in Pak territory.
1.04 pm: Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti suggested that a team of experts be sent to both Karnataka & TN to asses ground situation #caveryissue
1.01 pm: This is a lesson for all terrorists; we have the right of self-defence: BJP's Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on the surgical strikes by Indian Army
12.58 pm: Don't take desire for peace as weakness: Nawaz Sharif on strikes in Pak across Line of Control
12.50 pm: Sensex crashes 402.23 points, currently at 27890.58. Nifty at 8607.30
12.45 pm: Pak PM Sharif: Strongly condemned the unprovoked & naked aggression of Indian forces resulting in martyrdom of two Pak soldiers along LoC
12.44 pm: Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations says Indian offensive carried out in Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel & Lipa sectors, on Pak's side of LoC
12.37 pm: President, Vice President, Former PM Manmohan Singh, J&K Governor, CM J&K briefed on the surgical strikes by the Indian Army.
12.34 pm: We are ready for the safety and defence of our country, says Pak PM Nawaz Sharif - Pak Media (on surgical strikes by Indian Army)
12.33 pm: We condemn this attack, our desire for peace should not be interpreted as our weakness, says Pak PM Nawaz Sharif - Pak Media
12.28 pm: Mohammad Shahabuddin bail cancellation matter: SC reserves order for tomorrow.
12.28 pm: No Indian casualties during surgical strikes that were carried out in Pak territory last night by the Indian Army
12.24 pm: The operation was to hit out at terrorists trying to harm India. These operations have been suspended now as the operation was aimed at neutralising the terrorists. We do not want to prolong this. But Indian army is always ready.
12.23 pm: Expect Pakistan to help eliminate the terrorist menace.
12.22 pm: DGMO reminds Pakistan of 2004 pledge to not allow its territory to be used for anti-India terrorist activities.
12.21 pm: We can't allow terrorists to operate across the LoC, there has been a surge in infiltration: DGMO.
12.20 pm: The motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into our territory: DGMO
12.16 pm: I spoke to the Pak DGMO, shared our concerns and told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night: DGMO
12.15 pm: DGMO Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh: We got concrete information yesterday that terrorists were poised to infiltrate.
12.15 pm: Indian Army conducted surgical strikes last night on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) significant casualties have been caused: DGMO
12.14 pm: Despite our persistent urging to Pak to not allow territory under its control to not be used for terrorist activities nothing was done: DGMO
12.12 pm: This is reflected in the terror attacks in Poonch and Uri on 11th and 18th September resp: DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh
12.11 pm: It has been a matter of serious concern that there has been many infiltration bids by terrorists at LoC: DGMO
12.02 pm: Director General Military Operations (DGMO) & JS (XP) Vikas Swarup to address media shortly
11.50 am: Narendra Modi chaired Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on situation on the LoC.
Delhi: PM Narendra Modi chaired Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on situation on the LoC. pic.twitter.com/QZa2XJCjcF— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
11.40 am: Meeting in Delhi on Cauvery issue to begin shortly, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and a rep of TN CM to attend.
11.27 am: Narendra Modi chairs Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on situation on the LoC.
11.22 am: The meeting on the Most Favoured Nation Status to Pakistan which was to be chaired by the Prime Minister has been postponed to next week.
11.20 am: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea by Ramkumar's father who had sought a choice of doctor to conduct the postmortem of his son. The SC said that doctors board as ordered by Chennai High Court is good enough.
11.00 am: I am against the ideology of RSS and other organisations that try to divide this nation: Rahul Gandhi in Guwahati (Assam)
I am against the ideology of RSS and other organisations that try to divide this nation: Rahul Gandhi in Guwahati (Assam) pic.twitter.com/WjE5TRC7Jw— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
10.50 am: I'm fighting against the RSS ideology that divides the country; my work is to fight poverty: Rahul Gandhi.
10.40 am: PMO seeks report on frequency of flights between India and Pakistan as part of various initiatives being considered by India to pressurize Pakistan.
10.18 am: Rahul Gandhi reaches court in Guwahati (Assam), summoned in connection with criminal defamation suit filed against him by the RSS.
10.08 am: Srinagar(J&K): Shutdowns and restrictions at various critical places continue for 83rd day; Separatists extend the protest shutdown till Oct 6.
Srinagar(J&K): Shutdowns & restrictions at various critical places continue for 83rd day;Separatists extend the protest shutdown till Oct 6. pic.twitter.com/auoXDUADxs— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
9.45 am: BJP to hold first 'Progress Panchayat' in Haryana to reach out to minorities.
9.00 am: Meeting in Delhi over Cauvery issue, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, Siddaramaiah and a rep of TN CM to attend.
8.25 am: Fire broke out in a factory in Narela (Delhi) last evening, fire not yet under control.
Fire broke out in a factory in Narela (Delhi) last evening, fire not yet under control. pic.twitter.com/FOtYdzZrPT— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
7.57 am: Hearing on cancellation of bail plea of Mohammad Shahabuddin to continue in Supreme Court today.
7.55 am: US National Security Advisor Susan Rice calls NSA Ajit Doval, condemns the Uri terrorist attack.