New Delhi, July 2: Bangladesh security forces storm hostage restaurant, says official.
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11.05 pm: US cooperation with India should not increase strategic gap between India and Pakistan, ANI quotes Sartaj Aziz.
10.40 pm: Man allegedly kills a woman by slitting her throat after she denied for a relationship in Adilabad district of Telangana.
10.00 pm: ISIS releases photographs of 5 terrorists involved in Dhaka attack where at least 20 hostages were killed.
9.30 pm: US citizen killed in Bangladesh attack, says State Dept official: AFP.
9.17 pm: I am deeply saddened at the loss of life and injuries caused to innocent civilians in Dhaka Attack, tweets President Pranab Mukherjee.
Saddened by the landslides in Arunachal Pradesh, which caused loss of lives, injuries and damage to property #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) July 2, 2016
9.08 pm: In the wake of terror attack, two days national mourning in Bangladesh, says PM Hasina.
9.00 pm: Islamic State group claims attack in Bangladesh, says it targeted foreigners-AP.
8.14 pm: Japan official says 7 Japanese among the dead in Bangladesh siege, 5 men and 2 women: AP.
7.55 pm: We've assured all the assistance to Tarishi's parents and arranged visa for the family as they would be flying tomorrow: Sushma Swaraj.
7.48 pm: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina calls for 2 day national mourning after Dhaka attack.
7.25 pm: Italian foreign minister says bodies of 9 Italians have been identified in attack on Bangladesh cafe.
UPDATE: 3 dead, 5 injured after a blast in a boiler in Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd in Mumbai pic.twitter.com/A9oRccWUeq— ANI (@ANI_news) July 2, 2016
6.25 pm: 3 dead, 3 injured after a blast took place in a boiler in Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited in Mumbai's Chembur area.
6.10 pm: Italy's PM confirms Italians killed in Dhaka carnage
6.05 pm: Firozabad (UP): Family members mourn death of Tarushi Jain who died in Dhaka attack.
5:49 pm: Uttarakhand cloudburst: 17 people died and 15 are missing. Search operations are underway, ANI quotes CM Harish Rawat.
5:28 pm: This is highly condemnable. It is a wake up call for us.We need to stay and fight together: Anisul Haque,Mayor, Dhaka.
5:18 pm: PM Modi condemns the brutal Dhaka Attack, says India stands firmly with our sisters & brothers of Bangladesh.
5:08 pm: Local train services disrupted on Mumbai's harbour line due to technical snag, trains delayed by more than 20 minutes.
4:43 pm: Police arrests 4 Naxalites from Chhattisgarh during a search operation.
4:28 pm: I'm extremely pained to share that terrorists have killed Tarushi, an Indian girl who was taken hostage in terror attack in Dhaka: MEA.
4:02 pm: EAM Sushma Swaraj expresses grief as she confirms death of an Indian girl in Dhaka Attack.
4:00 pm: Even if I dont give legal help, Court will give them legal help. What is wrong in it?: Asaduddin Owaisi on Hyderabad terror suspects
3:49 pm: Uttarkashi: 50 mtrs of Gangotri highway road washed away, Border Roads Org attempts to carve out road from mountain.
3:17 pm: Heavy rainfall causes flood like situation in Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand
High tide in Mumbai after continuous heavy rainfall pic.twitter.com/HQ61psWmz2— ANI (@ANI_news) July 2, 2016
2:39 pm: High tide in Mumbai after continuous heavy rainfall
2:27 pm: Italians were among the hostages killed in Dhaka Attack: Italian foreign ministry source.
2:10 pm: Hide tide in Mumbai after continuous heavy rainfall.
2:00 pm: Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand: Father of one of the victims who died in landslide due to Bastadi cloud burst, commits suicide out of grief.
1.45 pm: Most Bangladesh hostage victims were Italian or Japanese: Army
1.40 pm: Wall between R-Mall and another building, collapsed due to heavy rains in Thane, no one injured in the mishap.
1.32 pm: Security at all strategic and important points have been tightened in Mumbai.
1.29 pm: 50 mtrs of Gangotri highway road washed away.
Uttarkashi-50 mtrs of Gangotri highway road washed away, Lata area shut down. Border Roads Org attempts opening road pic.twitter.com/PXknQL4WL8— ANI (@ANI_news) July 2, 2016
1.20 pm: Dhaka crisis: 20 civilians kiiled.
1.15 pm: Jaipur BMW case: Sikar MLA's son promises to offer help to kin of victims who were killedf after being hit by him.
1.12 pm: JK Governor offered prayer at Amarnath cave shrine.
1:02 pm: Monsoon declared in Delhi. Even parts of UP, MP, Haryana, Punjab & some hilly areas hv received monsoon: IMD.
12:50 pm: Uttarakhand may see isolated, heavy to very heavy rain in the next couple of days: IMD
12:39 pm: New Taliban leader tells US to end Afghan 'occupation' in first message: Report.
12:23 pm: 108 personnel of ITBP continued rescue ops in Pithoragarh. Total 7 dead bodies recovered from the location till now: ITBP on Uttarakhand floods.
12:16 pm: Terrorists target CRPF convoy in Tral, Pulwama (J&K). One jawan injured in grenade attack.
12:10 pm: Chennai techie murder: Accused Ramkumar was stalking Swathi continuously, she didn't give in to it: Chennai Police Commissioner.
11:46 am: We will not allow Bangladesh to become a safe haven for terrorism: PM Sheikh Hasina.
11:27 pm: We have been able to save 13 people, 6 gunmen have been killed: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on cafe attack.
11:23 am: This was a very successful operation, want to thank Navy, Police and all other forces. Our security agencies were prompt in their action: Sheikh Haseena.
11:14 am: Uttarakhand flash flood: Death toll rises to 29.
11:08 am: SDRF, NDRF, Police, ITBP, BSF, Army local unit working in co-ordination. Total 12 casualties so far, 18 persons missing: Santosh Badoni (Deputy director, state disaster management centre) on Uttarakhand flash flood.
11:06 am: Less rain now, rescue operations working quite smooth now :Santosh Badoni.
10.50 am: Dhaka attack: One terrorist captured alive: Reports
10.45 am: Jaipur: Three people killed after a BMW belonging to Sikar MLA Nand Kishor hit an auto.
Aftermath of accident in Jaipur that killed 3 commuters. BMW that hit auto belongs to MLA Nand Kishor from Sikar. pic.twitter.com/7sqRwc1gJb— ANI (@ANI_news) July 2, 2016
10.35 am: Gangotri dham yatra temprorily suspended due to flooding at the highway after heavy rain.
10.20 am: Bangladesh hostage crisis ends after commando operation: Reports
10.15 am:Dhaka attack: 13 hostages rescued.
10.05 am: Rescue operation conducted iblocked areas from Chamoli to Mathana.
9.55 am: Uttarakhand cloud brust: Army troops come to rescue of villagers in Pithoragarh.
9.45 am: Two empty Pak wooden boats seized from Harami Nala in Kutch; 6 fishermen ran away to Pak territory: BSF
Patrolling party seized two empty Pak wooden boats from Harami Nala (Kutch,Gujarat) yesterday. 6 fishermen ran away to Pak territory: BSF— ANI (@ANI_news) July 2, 2016
9.30 am: Dhaka attack: We will never succumb to fear and hate: Hillary Clinton
9.25 am: Two big explosions heard inside Dhaka restaurant.
9.20 am: Dhaka attack: 13 hostages rescued.
#Bangladesh media: 13 hostages rescued says Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud. This apparently includes Japanese and Indian national— ANI (@ANI_news) July 2, 2016
9.10 am: Two killed, 4 injured as car falls into gorge at Pauri in Uttarakhand.
8.55 am: Chamba-Rishikesh National Highway-94 blocked in Bemunda due to landslide. Efforts are on to clear the road.
8.50 am: Dhaka attack: Five gunmen killed, 1 captured, 2 unaccounted for: Eyewitnesses.
8.40 am: Dhaka attack: 5 rescued, 36 injured.
8.35 am: NDRF rescued a person stranded mid-stream in Bhagirathi in Uttarkashi.
8.25 am: Uttarakhand cabinet likely to discuss damage caused by rain in the state today.
8.20 am: Bangladesh army chief arrives at hostage crisis site.
8.15 am: Dhaka attack: One foreigner among several rescued from restaurant.
8.10 am: Hindu priest attacked in Bangladesh, second such attack since Friday.
8.00 am: Dhaka media reports armed forces have begun offensive at cafe, loud noises like bombs exploding heard.
7.55 am: Met department predicts heavy rains in Uttarakhand, schools in all districts to remain closed today.
7.50 am: Bangladesh security forces storm hostage restaurant, says official.