New Delhi, July 1: First squadron of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas inducted into Indian Air Force in Bangalore.
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11.53 pm: Bangladesh TV channels have stopped broadcasting live from hostage situation after Rapid Action Battalion requested to stop.
11.50 pm: Police seal off area, preparing for hostage rescue operation in Dhaka.
11.37 pm: Foreigners among those held hostage in Bangladesh capital by eight or nine gunmen: police chief.
11.29 pm: Dhaka hostage crisis : Shoot at sight orders given around Gulshan area; 2 Italians reportedly dead.
11.22 pm: Bangladesh security officer appeals to TV channels to stop live tranmission and updates of the hostage situation at the Dhaka hotel.
Reports of shooting and hostage situation in Gulshan 2, Dhaka. Please shelter in place and monitor news.— U.S. Embassy Dhaka (@usembassydhaka) July 1, 2016
11.08 pm: Bangladesh media says 8 armed men in early 20's entered Dhaka cafe shouting slogans and have taken dozens of people hostage. Gun battle on.
10.48 pm: Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka's (Bangladesh) diplomatic quarter, says police.
10.24 pm: CRPF camp targeted in Pulwama, J&K. 3 jawans injured. Search operations launched in the area.
10.10 pm: Al Qaeda leader al-Zawahri warns of 'gravest consequences' if Boston bomber is executed.
9.50 pm: One Army team rushed to landslide-hit West Kameng (Arunachal Pradesh) to assist in rescue operations: Lt Col Sombit Ghosh, PRO Defence.
9.25 pm: 2 dead, 3 injured after a car falls off a cliff in Bhowali area of Uttarakhand's Nainital.
8.40 pm: No Boko Haram role in abduction of 2 Indians in Nigeria, says Indian Govt.
8.00 pm: 5 killed in a landslide in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng district, 5 others missing.
7.45 pm: We'll continue to urge India, Pakistan should resume dialogue and try to improve our relation both in economic and non economic fields: Sartaj Aziz.
7.11 pm: I have asked Law Commission to give me the report, says Sadananda Gowda (Union Law Minister) on Uniform Civil code.
6.40 pm: 130 ITBP personnel are at spot carrying out rescue ops. Have recovered 5 bodies & 5 injured taken to hospital.
6.28 pm: Govt extends time limit for taking central excise registration of an establishment by a jeweller up to July 31, 2016.
6.22 pm: HM Rajnath Singh chairs a high level security meeting in Srinagar.J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti & Guv NN Vohra in attendance
6.19 pm: French President Hollande says Brexit decision cannot be 'cancelled' or 'delayed'.
6.18 pm: The guidance system displayed wrong information while parking of Air India 922 Mumbai to Riyadh flight at the arrival bay.
5.48 pm: cloudburst: 30 people dead, major rivers flowing above danger level.
5.35 pm: As per our information, there is no involvement of Boko Haram in this case, could be a local criminal element, says MEA.
5.00 pm: High Commission of India (Abuja) is working in close coordination with authorities there, says MEA on 2 Indian Nat'ls kidnapped in Benue (Nigeria).
4.30 pm: Air India flight from Mumbai to Riyadh hits aerobridge at Mumbai's CST airport. More details awaited.
4.29 pm: Suspected terrorists fire on a police party at Pakharpora (J&K),one police sub inspector injured. Area cordoned off and search ops underway.
4.15 pm: Petitioner had alleged that states have not been utilising the funds and that almost 27000 crore is lying underutilised with Centre and states.
4.00 pm: SC tells Secy NALSA to have a meeting with Secretary Labour on under utilisation of funds meant for welfare of construction workers.
3.49 pm: PM Modi to visit Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania & Kenya from 7th to 11th July, says Vikas Swarup, MEA.
3.47 pm: 1 Army column comprising 65-70 personnel deployed in affected villages of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.
3.30 pm: Chhattisgarh Janata Congress party leader Amit Jogi detained by police during a protest in Raigarh.
3.17 pm: It's a huge achievement, want to congratulate all 3; ADA, HAL and Air Force and I thank them for coming together after 33 years, says Defence Minister on Tejas
3.08 pm: CM Harish Rawat announces a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased in Uttarakhand cloudburst.
2.45 pm: By 2017 March, 6 to 8 aircraft will be produced, and we plan to produce 16 aircraft every year, says Manohar Parrikar.
2:39 pm: That is a mistake by Pakistan: Zalmay Khalizad on Pakistan seeks more evidence in 26/11 attack and hasn't acted against Hafiz Saeed.
2:19 pm: NDRF teams rushed to the areas affected by cloudburst in Uttarakhand. Additional teams of NDRF are also put on alert: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Srinagar (Uttarakhand): Alaknanda river crosses danger mark after a cloud burst. pic.twitter.com/xns5xuwcQB— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2016
2:10 pm: A Taiwanese warship "mistakenly" fired a supersonic "anti-ship missile" towards China.
1:50 pm: Death toll due to cloudburst in Chamoli & Pithoragarh districts of Uttarakhand, rises to 30.
1:37 pm: BJP President Amit Shah addresses a rally in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh.
1:30 pm: Indian army foils an infiltration bid along LoC in Tangdhar area of Kupwara.
1:10 pm: Jisha murder case accused Ameer Ul Islam remanded to judicial custody, taken to court without his face covered.
12:55 pm: I don't know why congress is attacking Dhingra commission, something is seriously wrong: Manohar Khattar on Dhingra report.
12:40 pm: Triple murder in Okhla, three dead bodies (a man, a woman and their daughter) found in a house. More details awaited.
12:34 pm: Vadra land deal case: Justice Dhingra inquiry commission gets extension for submitting its report till August 31.
12:17 pm: ED issues fresh notice to Robert Vadra's company Skylight Hospitality LLP in connection with Bikaner land deal.
12:10 pm: Easily the best aircraft I've flown: Group Captain Madhav Rangachari (Commanding Officer,Flying Daggers) on 'Tejas'.
12 noon: Third round test of Barak 8 missile from launchpad 3 of Chandipur Integrated Test Range (Odisha) successful today.
Third round test of Barak 8 missile from launchpad 3 of Chandipur Integrated Test Range (Odisha) successful today. pic.twitter.com/NmlytM9pe8— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2016
11.45 am: SC directs Unitech to pay interim compensation of Rs 5 crore to Noida flat buyers till Aug 12.
11.35 am: In Allahabad, 3 arrested for minor girl's murder & rape case; one is the father of the teen who allegedly raped her.
11.30 am: SC says it will not stay pronouncement of judgement by Delhi HC on division of constitutional powers between Centre & Delhi Govt.
11.25 am: 9 people dead after a cloudburst in Chamoli district, rise in water level at Nandaprayag.
11.20 am: SC agrees to hear AAP govt's petition on interpretation of Article 239 AA on Delhi Govt's power.
11.15 am: Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway (NH-58) blocked due to heavy rains and landslide near Devprayag.
11.10 am: 2 Indian nationals who were kidnapped in Nigeria, are employees of Dangote Group HCI. Abuja ascertaining further details, in touch with local authorities, say Official Sources.
11.05 am: FIR filed after Court's order against Munna Marandi, son of Jharkhand BJP President Tala Marandi in an alleged sexual harassment case.
11.00 am: 2-year-old girl fell into a 700 feet deep borewell in Jodhpur (Rajasthan), rescue operation underway.
10.50 am: Cloud burst in Bastadi, Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand; many injured reportedly.
10.40 am: Tejas inducted into Indian Air Force.
Crew members of 1st squadron of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, in Bengaluru, after aircrafts' induction in IAF. pic.twitter.com/we1CCutQNd— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2016
10.35 am: Thane police solve the 9.16 crore ATM robbery case.
10.30 am: The Home Minister will visit Srinagar today. He will chair a security review meeting with particular reference to Amarnath Yatra-2016
10.15 am: Multi-religious prayer ceremonies organised at the induction ceremony of Tejas aircraft.
Multi-religious prayer ceremonies being held at the induction ceremony of Tejas aircraft into the Indian Air Force pic.twitter.com/ThqsVq537S— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2016
10.00 am: Tejas induction: Air Force officers break coconut.
9.45 am: Tejas aircraft to be inducted in Indian Air Force today.
9.30 am: Various underhand dealings of Vadra has come out due to Dhingra panel. I think they may be given more time: Kirit Somaiya
9.10 am: Justice Dhingra is doing a good job, lot of things are coming forth: Kirit Somaiya on Vadra issue
8.56 am: Largest iftar in Kashmir: 3000 people break their fast together.
8.50 am: Body builder Shashi Kumar won Gold medal in World Championship by International Body Building Fitness Federation.
8.40 am: Two persons from Visakhapatnam reportedly kidnapped in Nigeria: ANI
8.30 am: Flash flood in Uttarakhand: Two houses in ghat area of Chamoli district washed away
8.20 am: Tiger and leopard skin recovered after raid conducted yesterday on specific input from a source in Amritsar.
8.15 am: Three people killed in a head on collission between truck and dumper on NH2 near Kanpur.
8.10 am: Security forces use drone cameras to monitor base camp of Annual Amaranth Yatra
8.00 am: Hindu priest hacked to death in Bangladesh.