Bengaluru, Jan 18: Fierce gun fighting broken out between armed forces and two terrorists in Sopore on Sunday morning.
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8:00 pm: We are peace-loving people and peace is our only concern, said Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal on movie ‘MSG' controversy.
7:12 pm: Another air disaster has been averted. Delhi ATC spots inspection jeep on runway, alerts pilot to abort landing.
6:33 pm: Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely won't contest Delhi polls.
5:21 pm: Kiran Bedi has been strong detester of Modi ji; recent turn of events suggest she is an opportunist, said Congress leader Shobha Oza on Kiran Bedi joining BJP.
4.20 pm: Expelled AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny joins BJP.
3.30 pm: US secret service will practice a secret emergency escape route for US President Barack Obama.
3.15 pm: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal reportedly erupts a controversy by saying, "Take a bribe from BJP and Congress, but vote for AAP."
"If they don't bribe you, then demand for it", he says.
3.00 pm: Former World No.4 Tim Henman said that his favourite tennis player undoubtedly is Swiss great and 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer.
2.30 pm: Arvind Kejriwal holds rally in New Delhi; says he is sorry for resigning abruptly from CM's post.
Agar hum 49 days mai rishvatkhori band kar sakte hai, toh kya BJP 7 mahine mai nahi kar sakti? : Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/pYxE6zxrWU— ANI (@ANI_news) January 18, 2015
2.15 pm: "Firm on our stand that BJP Prez is linkd with those companies.Our legal deptt will respond to notice", says AAP leader Ashutosh on EC notice to Kejriwal.
2.00 pm: "For the past 8 months what was this govt doing, if they had problem why no action was taken?", says Congress leader Manish Tiwari on CBFC members resignation.
1.45 pm: At least 23 militants surrendered to the government in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, media reported.
1.30 pm: "Not surprising, whoever is in AAP will join BJP, lets see when Kejriwal ji joins", says Arvinder Singh Lovely on Kiran Bedi/Shazia Ilmi.
1.15 pm: During a roadshow in Delhi, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal says his party is not worried about Kiran Bedi's entry into BJP and confidently says, "Delhi people will us 5 years", while adding that the BJP has no agenda.
Jawaab de denge, EC saboot maang rha hai, saboot de denge: Arvind Kejriwal on EC notice pic.twitter.com/mgZ9X3ec4o— ANI (@ANI_news) January 18, 2015
1.00 pm: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera meets EAM Sushma Swaraj.
Delhi: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera meets EAM Sushma Swaraj pic.twitter.com/msomS82nxF— ANI (@ANI_news) January 18, 2015
12.45 pm: "1 LeT & 1 JeM militant killed in gun battle,arms & ammunition has been recovered", says Abdul Qayoom,SSP on Sopore encounter.
12.30 pm: Three Army job aspirants injured in a stampede at a recruitment camp held in the district sports grounds in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu.
12.15 pm: TMC MP from Bolpur, Anupam Hazra lashes out at the party, says he is unable to do justice with his constituency.
12.10 pm: Former AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny likely to join BJP.
12.00 noon: I&B Minister Arun Jaitley delivers Justice J S Verma memorial lecture on "Freedom and responsibility of media" in New Delhi.
11.45 am: "Our legal dept will immediately respond to EC,we stand by what we have said", AAP leader Ashutosh on EC notice to Arvind Kejriwal.
11.40 am: Dense fog affected around 100 flights and 60 trains in Delhi.
11.30 am: Ticket checkers mercilessly slapped & punched youth for allegedly travelling without valid tickets in Mumbai.
11.15 am: Neil Robertson knocked out Ronnie O'Sullivan in the snooker Masters with a stunning 6-1 victory in the semi-finals.
11.00 am: Haryana government wants the controversial film MSG to be released. However, HSGPC is demanding a ban on the self-styled Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's film.
10.45 am: "If there is something wrong in Censor Board, they have to blame themselves, how can new Govt be responsible for that?", asks Union minister Venkaiah Naidu.
10.30 am: RSS leader Sanjay Joshi participates in Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
10.15 am: Kiran Bedi says that she has got a new name, "Kiran Didi". Earlier people named me "Sudhaar Bedi."
10.00 am: Encounter between Army & militants ends in Sopore (J&K), both militants killed, 2 AK rifles and ammunition recovered from encounter spot.
9.30 am: Car runs into pedestrians, 6 injured persons admitted to hospital in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Ghaziabad (UP): Car runs into pedestrians, 6 injured persons admitted to hospital pic.twitter.com/ht0EbRvvKo— ANI (@ANI_news) January 18, 2015
9.20 am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at 'Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon' event.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at 'Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon' event pic.twitter.com/owr0fgQwb9— ANI (@ANI_news) January 18, 2015
9.15 am: Government plans to appoint new Governors in at least six states in the next 15-20 days, with Bihar, Punjab & Assam likely among these.
9.00 am: Encounter between Army & militants underway in Sopore (J&K), 1 Jaish-e-Mohammed militant killed.
Encounter between Army & militants underway in Sopore (J&K) pic.twitter.com/8SyULZYQqo— ANI (@ANI_news) January 18, 2015
8.20 am: TV News report says that fierce gun fighting has broken out in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Jamm and Kashmir on Sunday morning.
8.15 am: Exchange of firing on between two terrorists and armed forces in Sopore, area cordoned off in Saidpura area of north Kashmir.
8.00 am: PM Narendra Modi on late Saturday night spoke to Crown Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia & enquired about the health of H.M. King Abdullah, wishing him speedy recovery.
7.20 am: The UN Security Council has welcomed a ceasefire announced by an Islamist-backed militia in Libya and threatened to impose sanctions on those who obstruct peace efforts.