New Delhi, Dec 23: Get all the top national and international updates of the day here:
10.00 pm: 26 people killed by NDFB(S) militants, injured brought to hospital in Sonitpur, Assam.
9.45 pm: 11 people killed by NDFB(S) militants in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of Assam.
9.30 pm: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren resigns from the post and says his party JMM fought gallantly in the Assembly elections.
9.15 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will submit his resignation on Wednesday when he will make a customary call on state Governor N N Vohra.
8:50 pm: There is no Modi wave, it depends on many local factors, we will introspect about our lapses, says Sukhdev Bhagat.
8:24 pm: We respect public mandate, Congress will reach out to people and win their confidence again, said Sukhdev Bhagat, Jharkhand Congress President on poll results.
8:12 pm: Veteran Director K Balachander passes away at a hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
8:00 pm: BJP wins on 5 seats from Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, celebrations by supporters.
BJP wins on 5 seats from Kathua (J&K), celebrations by supporters pic.twitter.com/J8klOEPxV0— ANI (@ANI_news) December 23, 2014
7:32 pm: The Government today constituted a Committee to look into various grievances relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots: HM Rajnath Singh tweets after receiving various complaints regarding 1984 riots.
7:16 pm: PDP supporters celebrate in Srinagar following assembly election results.
7:00 pm: We know our duties very well and will give our best to work on them, said Hemant Soren following assembly election results in Jharkhand.
6:41 pm: People are suffering in J&K and Modi & Mufti alliance will lead to more suffering: Bhim Singh on election results.
6:25 pm: This is a very good mandate, we dedicate this win to Syama Prasad Mookerjee: Ram Madhav on election results.
6:02 pm: Broader issue is how one should make use of the majority: Venkaiah Naidu.
5:14 pm: All BJP candidates except 1 lose deposit in Srinagar
5:00 pm: Congress has proved there are neither permanent friends nor rivals in politics: Omar Abdullah
4:40 pm: Saradha Scam: ED officials at Trinamool Congress Bhavan in Kolkata
3:55 pm: I believe people have supported our agenda of development & it's a lesson for those who oppose Govt's agenda: Amit Shah
3:15 pm: BJP is definitely forming Govt in Jharkhand: Sushil Modi (BJP)
3:10 pm: Sonia Gandhi has been discharged and have been advised rest, she is stable now: Dr.DS Rana (Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi)
2:15 pm: ED will investigate & truth will be out as to why Congress wants investigation to not be done by ED: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
1:38 pm: Radha Krishna Vikhe Patil(Congress) declared as Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Vidan Sabha
12:56 pm: PDP's Mohammad Ashraf Mir defeats CM Omar Abdullah from Sonawar constituency
12:05 pm: Pakistan was warned of the school attack in August, say NDTV report
11:45 am: BJP Parliamentary Board to meet tomorrow
11:25 am: All Kendriya Vidalayas will remain closed on 25 Dec,students can take part in online essay competition if they desire, says CBSE statement
10:30 am: 31 die due to cold in Uttar Pradesh; cold wave gets stronger in north India
10:00 am: Modi greets Japanese emperor on birthday
9:30 am: Omar Abdullah trailing by 1858 votes in Sonawar constituency, PDP's Mohammad Ashraf Mir leading
Tarun Vijay,BJP: Ppl in J&K have to be slauted for coming out in large numbers to vote,it is the victory of India pic.twitter.com/Rkkzhr0DmL— ANI (@ANI_news) December 23, 2014
9:02 am: Omar Abdullah leads from Sonawar and Beerwah.
8:44 am: BJP leads in both the states
8:22 am: J-K: BJP-2, Cong-2, Others-1; Jharkhand: BJP-3, Cong 2; PDP yet to open its account in J-K
8:20 am: BJP leading in Jharkhand with 1, cong 1; BJP leads in J-K with 1
8:10 am: PDP Spokesperson Sameer Kaul confident of PDP's win
8:00 am: Counting begins in J-K and Jharkhand
7:30 am: BJP confident of winning elections
7:00 am: Preparations underway for the counting of ballots in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir