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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.