Bengaluru, Feb 21: PM Narendra Modi will visit Chhattisgarh, Odisha & West Bengal today.
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8.10 pm: All party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan ahead of budget session at 6 pm on Monday.
8.00 pm: Pampore Encounter UPDATE: 1 militant was killed, 3 Army &2 CRPF personnel lost their lives: CRPF PRO Bhavesh Kumar.
7.50 pm: A committee has been formed, our cabinet colleague Venkaiah Naidu is its president: Rajnath Singh,HM on Jat Reservation.
7.45 pm: Despite many attacks and oppressions through centuries, India's spiritualism is still intact: PM Modi in Kolkata
07.15 pm: We hope that the decisions taken by Centre today will also have some positive impact: PK Das, Haryana's Addl Chief Secy(Home).
07.10 pm: We hope that the decisions taken by Centre today will also have some positive impact: PK Das,Haryana's Additional Chief Secy(Home).
PM Modi arrives at Centenary Celebration of Gaudiya Mission & Math in Kolkata pic.twitter.com/TRpo0NgXyC— ANI (@ANI_news) February 21, 2016
07.05 pm: I think there is a danger for me as well as for my children: Soni Sori, tribal activist who was attacked last night.
07.00 pm: One more person killed today, total death toll 12: PK Das, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) of Haryana.
06.50 pm: Pampore Encounter UPDATE: One more army officer injured in ongoing encounter with terrorists in Pampore (J&K). Total 10 injured, 5 killed.
06.40 pm: We have rescued 10 Indians with the help of Nigerian Navy. We are trying to rescue 11th Indian and a Pakistani crew member from the pirates.
06.35 pm: Jat reservation bill will be brought in upcoming session: BJP.
06.30 pm: Tribal activist Soni Sori being brought to Delhi for treatment after attack on her last night.
06.25 pm: PM Modi arrives at Kolkata where he will attend inauguration of Centenary Celebration of Gaudiya Mission & Math.
06.20 pm: Boat capsizes in Pranhita River in Gadchiroli (Maharashtra). 22 rescued, 8-10 people still missing
06.03 pm: Ahmedabad Sultanpur Express and Porbandar Dehli Sarai Rohila Express scheduled to depart on Feb 23 cancelled on Jat Quota Stir.
06:00 pm: Boat capsizes in Pranhita River in Gadchiroli (Maharashtra). 22 rescued, 8-10 people still missing.
05.54 pm: Several train services on western railways scheduled to depart on Feb 22 and Feb 23 cancelled due to ongoing Jat agitation.
05.45 pm: National Highway-8 blocked by protesters in Rewari, Haryana Jat Reservation
05.40 pm:Committee headed by senior Union min.will be announced which will look into Jat Reservation issue in Centre, says Sanjeev Baliyan after meeting Rajnath.
05.30 pm: Reservation for Jat community in Haryana will be given in this Assembly session, says Sanjeev Baliyan, Union Minister.
05.25 pm: In case of Centre, a High power committee will be announced today which will be led by senior Union Minister, says Anil Jain Jat Reservation.
05.00 pm: Tourists stranded in Karnal (Haryana) due to protests in the state Jat Reservation.
04.45 pm: Haryana police flag march in Bahadurgarh (Haryana) Jat Reservation.
04.30 pm: NSA, Army Chief, Delhi Police Commissioner arrive to meet HM Rajnath Singh at his residence overJat Reservation in Delhi.
04.25 pm: Tribal activist Soni Sori to be shifted from Maharani Hospital in Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to Delhi.
04.24 pm: Jat and Khap leaders of Haryana and UP arrive to meet HM Rajnath Singh at his residence,meeting underway Jat and Khap leaders of Haryana and UP arrive to meet HM Rajnath Singh at his residence,meeting underway .
04.15 pm: Security forces deployed at Munak Canal unable to remove protesters. Forces retreating Jat Reservation.
04.00 pm: Protesters at Munak Canal on Delhi-Haryana border, a major source of water to Delhi Jat Reservation.
03.45 pm: Police baton charge agitators who blocked National highway in Faridabad (Haryana).
03.30 pm: Eminent citizens in a mail to PM office- We feel people who raised these slogans are no less dangerous than terrorists Maulana Masood Azhar.
03.25 pm: Fire at EDI building in Pampore (J&K) where encounter between terrorists & security forces is on.
03.05 pm: Defence Minister gives free hand to army in dealing with people involved in looting and violence in Haryana: MoD Sources
02.37 pm: PM Narendra Modi addressing farmers at a rally in Bargarh (Odisha).
02.25 pm: Pampore Encounter UPDATE: One more Paratrooper killed in ongoing encounter with terrorists in Pampore (J&K). Death toll 5
02.15 pm: Person attempts to throw paper bag at CM Siddaramaiah during function in Bengaluru claiming it to be an 'explosive'.
01.53 pm: Gunfight in Pampore continues. "We are trying to neutralize the militants", says CRPF PRO Bhavesh Kumar.
01.25 pm: 10 opposition MLAs including 8 from DMDK (one each from PMK and PT), resign from Tamil Nadu assembly, will join AIADMK on Feb 25, Thursday.
01.20 pm: PM Narendra Modi launches Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission in Chhattisgarh.
01.05 pm: Srinagar: Wreath laying ceremony of 10 Para Army Capt Pawan Kumar who lost his life in ongoing encounter in Pampore.
12.50 pm: There have been 10 causalities and around 150 got injured- YP Singhal, Haryana DGP on Jat reservation.
12.00 pm: 11 CRPF jawans got injured and 2 jawans lost their lives,2-4 terrorists believed to be there,encounter underway- Bhavesh Kumar, PRO
11.26 am: PK Sinha directed that top priority be given to water supply to Delhi,all measures should be taken so that there's no disruption.
10.59 am: Agitators block roads in Jind (Haryana).
10.47 am: There is private & public sector for economic progress. But the third & the important one that I am stressing on is personal sector, says PM Modi.
10.46 am: Our youth must have skills and must be job creators.Only talking about demographic dividend won't do, says PM Modi in Chhattisgarh.
10.31 am: Jat and Khap leaders of Haryana to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh today at 3 pm at latter's residence over.
10.30 am: Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda begins his indefinite hunger strike, for harmony in Haryana.
10.19 am: Basai Dhankot railway station ticket counter set on fire by Jat reservation protesters.
9.26 am: We are left with no water now, this morning's supply was the last one-Kapil Mishra,Delhi Minister.
9.25 am: Pampore Encounter UPDATE: One CRPF jawan killed in the ongoing encounter with terrorists in Pampore (J&K). Death toll reaches 5.
9.23 am: Delhi Government orders all private and Govt schools in Delhi to be closed tomorrow due to water crisis in the capital.
9.11 am: Destined to be in army as was born on Army day .Had already been in 2 successful ops earlier where 3 terrorists were killed, say Rajbir Singh.
9.10 am: I had one child.I gave him to the army, no father can be prouder, say Rajbir Singh (Father of Army captain who lost his life in Pampore encounter).
9.05 am: Beef is being openly served in Aligarh Muslim University, says City mayor Shakuntala Bharati.
8.58 am: Mayor & locals complained of the presence of 'beef' on noticeboard of AMU, investigation will be done, say Police.
8.56 am: Aligarh(UP): 'Beef' being allegedly present in Aligarh Muslim University Medical college menu sparks uproar.
8.32 am: Encounter between security forces and terrorists underway in Pampore (J&K.
8.19 am: Passengers face problems at New Delhi Railway Station due to train cancellation, even as jat quota stir continues.
8.05 am: 1000 trains affected, 700 trains of Northern Railways cancelled, says Neeraj Sharma (CPRO Northern Railways.
8.00 am: Army captain has been killed in the ongoing encounter with terrorists in J&K's Pampore, encounter still underway.
Encounter between security forces and terrorists underway in Pampore (J&K) (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/cMB38Vr5kt— ANI (@ANI_news) February 21, 2016
7.45 am: Emergency meeting to take place at 8:30am on Delhi water situation at CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence. Dy CM,Water Min, CEO Jal Board & Secy NDMC to meet.
7.30 am: Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda to go on a hunger strike from 10 am at Jantar Mantar, for harmony in Haryana.
7.15 am: Jeb Bush drops out of White House race.
7.00 am: In C'garh, PM will lay foundation stone for houses to be built under PM Awas Yojana. In Odisha, PM will address a public meeting in Bargarh. PM will attend inauguration of Centenary Celebration of Gaudiya Mission & Math in WB.