News Flash: Fresh firing reported again at Pathankot Airbase: Reports

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6.55 pm: Fresh firing reported again at Pathankot Airbase: CNN-IBN report

6.35 pm: Without intelligence inputs, Pathankot attack could have been worse: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

6.25 pm: Sri Lanka president pledges land for 100,000 war victims: AFP.

6.20 pm: Haryana Govt announces Rs 20 lakh compensation to family of Garud Commando Gursewak Singh who lost his life in Pathankot terrorist attack.

6.15 pm: Security forces searching for unexploded ammunition. Process of destroying unexploded ammunition under way.

5.59 pm: The Home Ministry will seek a report from the Border Security Force on how the terrorists managed to infiltrate into India from Pakistan.

5.45 pm: Air Marshal Anil Khosla says that the operation is at a mature stage. It was in the morning that we realised that two terrorists were still holed up. Operations are nearing completion and we can give the correct list of casualties after that.

5.34 pm: Home Secretary briefing the media-

The main design of the terrorist was defeated. Thanks to advance intelligence alerts, security forces ensured no damage to the air force station

Operation did not conclude last night. The operations had slowed down at night, but that is normal.

Alert was issued to keep vital installations secure. High alert was issued on January 1 citing possible terror strike.

The area where the terrorists have been holed up has been cordoned off

12 NSGs have been injured. One lost his life. The airforce personnel who died is numbered at 6 while 8 are injured.

The terrorists who were first spotted on January 2 were engaged by air surveillance.

5.20 pm: Five terrorists have been neutralised so far while one is still holed up. On the first of January a driver was found with his throat slit. Following this the first alert was issued. The operation is likely to get over by this evening: Home Secretary tells media.

5.08 pm: Black smoke seen billowing from inside Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

4.54 pm: Six terrorists in all have reportedly been killed at the Pathankot airforce station. Combing operations are still underway.

4.18 pm: Swami Vivekananda placed our timeless wisdom before the world says PM Modi while  addressing a Yoga conference.

4.02 pm: One terrorist has been gunned down after he was cornered at the Pathankot air force station. He was cornered by the security forces a while ago. The security forces are still hunting for another terrorist.

3.58 pm: Mopping operetions have commenced at the Pathankot air force station. Officials say that only once the combing operation is complete will a clear picture on the fate of the terrorists suspected to be holed up will be given.

2.52 pm: There are 500 security personnel at the Pathankot Air Force station. The final assault is set to begin after security forces have managed to corner one of the terrorists. Meanwhile the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi will brief the media about the pathankot terror strike at 5 PM today.

2.13 pm: The terrorists may have set booby traps at the Pathankot air force station. Several grenades have also been found at the spot which continues to be under heavy surveillance. Security personnel are searching and combing the area to try and catch two more terrorists who they suspect may be still hiding in the air force station. Officials say that they suspect that they may be one of more terrorists still holed up and attempts are being made to catch them alive.

2.01 pm: Shop owner Prashant hit by bullet yesterday in Pathankot.

1.57 pm: Fresh firing and a blast at the Pathankot air force station has been heard and officials suspect that at least two more terrorists may still be holed up inside. Attempts are being made to catch them alive, DIG border range, Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh says.

1.52 pm: Security deployed outside Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot.

1.50 pm: Two more terrorists may be holed up inside the Pathankot Air Force station officials suspectas search operations continue.

1.30 pm: There are 2 more terrorists inside Indian Air force Base in Pathankot, operation continuing, says DIG (Border) Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.

1.15 pm: Tourist captures video as Tiger comes close to car in Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary near Nagpur (Jan 1).

1.05 pm: Pained to know about demise of Lt. Col. Niranjan of NSG during mopping out operation at Pathankot, nation salutes his sacrifice, says Rajnath Singh.

1.00 pm: Delhi on high alert after terror attack on Indian Air force base in Pathankot.

12.45 pm: We demand SC monitored CBI investigations in Odisha's chit fund and illegal mining scams, says Jairam Ramesh, Congress.

12.30 pm: Kanpur Railway Station being searched after bomb scare at New Delhi Railway Station.

12.00 pm: Injured NSG jawan being rushed to hospital in a car in Pathankot.

11.47 am: A Lt. Colonel of the National Security Guard injured in the Pathankot attack has died. The death toll has risen to seven.

11.23 am: Three soldiers who were injured in the Pathankot attack died at hospital today. The number of deaths of security personnel has risen to six.

10.49 am: We will continue our search until we are completely satisfied, says Milind Dumbre, DCP (Railways) on bomb scare at NDRS.

10.45 am: We have taken all security measures,search underway,no suspicious object found so far: Milind Dumbre, DCP (Railways) on bomb scare at NDRS.

10.30 am: Three Maharashtra students who were on a cycle-tour abducted by Naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

10.21 am: 1 jawan injured after a blast during combing operations near Indian Air force base in Pathankot, cause of blast uncertain.

10.00 am: We urge all countries in region to work together to dismantle terrorist network&bring to justice perpetrators of this heinous act, says John Kirby.

9.25 am: Combing operations resumed near India Air Force base in Pathankot at 7:30 AM this morning.

9.15 am: Lucknow Shatabdi Express which was evacuated in Ghaziabad due to bomb scare, leaves from the station after being searched.

9.10 am: Lion swims off Jafrabad coast in Gujarat's Amreli district, spotted by fishermen, later captured by forest officials.

9.00 am: New Delhi Railway station being searched after bomb scare, dog squad at the spot.

8.30 am: Lucknow Shatabdi Express evacuated at Ghaziabad railway station after bomb scare, train being searched.

8.15 am: Punjab DGP Suresh Arora reaches Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

8.00 am: Many trains halted and some delayed at New Delhi Railway station after bomb scare. Railway board was informed by Mumbai ATS after latter received an e-mail threatening of bomb blast on Delhi-to Kanpur train.

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