Oct 27: Strong earthquake rattles central Italy and Rome, shaking centuries-old buildings in capital. In other news, Union Cabinet meeting scheduled to take place in the afternoon today.
Get all the latest news updates of the day:
12:30 am: We are ready, dont want any casualties. This is heavy shelling, says official.
12:15 am: Pakistan shelling: People have left the village. Everyone is so scared
12:00: LoC shelling: HM Rajnath Singh speaks to BSF DG on heavy shelling in LoC area.
11:40 pm: Ceasefire violation underway in KG Sector.
11:25 pm: Heavy shelling in LoC area and some sectors around it.
11:00 pm: Tamil Nadu to implement food security scheme from November 1st 2016.
10:45 pm: Supplementary charge sheet filed in Louis Berger bribery case against ex-Goa CM Digambar Kamat.
10:35 pm: Pak Foreign Secy conveyed decision of Govt of Pak to declare Surjeet Singh (an official of the Indian High Commsn) as persona non grata.
10:30 pm: Pakistan expels Indian High Commission official Surjeet Singh.
10:00 pm: US to shut down India call centers that cheated victims of hundreds of millions of dollars: AFP
9:45 pm: Pakistan MoFA summons Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale.
9:15 pm: U.S. charges 61 over India-based IRS impersonation scam: Reuters
9:00 pm: Terrorists hurl grenade at a police post in Handwara district of J&K. No casualties.
8:15 pm: India ready to welcome Pakistan at Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar. India yet to receive official confirmation from the country.
8:00 pm: Three days before Diwali, Delhi's air quality 'severe', city govt says critically polluted days ahead.
7:45 pm: NGO promoted by Zakir Naik to be banned under the anti-terror law soon,reports PTI citing official sources.
7:26 pm: Kutch (Gujarat): 17 army personnel injured in a bus accident; 3 critical.
7:10 pm: Mistry family said not currently planning to sell its stake in Tata.
6:54 pm: Four persons arrested in connection with RSS worker's death in Bengaluru.
6:50 pm: 10-15 kgs of explosives found in Palghar district of Maharashtra, Mumbai ATS conducting further probe.
6:45 pm: Chennai: Special prayers being offered for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu CM Jaylalithaa at Mariamman Temple.
6:32 pm: A government college in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh distributed bags to students which say 'SC/ ST scheme.'
6:23 pm: SheenaBora murder case: Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria & 2 others examined by CBI in connection with the case.
6:12 pm: Ceasefire violations by Pakistan using automatic weapons and mortars in Kathua sector of J&K, BSF strongly retaliating.
5:55 pm: Government draft Cabinet note to declare Zakir Naik's NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as unlawful.
5:25 pm: One jawan lost his life, another injured after army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector of J&K, encounter underway.
5:10 pm: Mumbai Police issues order prohibiting use of "Flying Lanterns" . Action under Sect 188 of IPC to be taken against violation of this order.
5:00 pm: Afghan spy agency confirms Al-Qaeda leaders killed in airstrikes: AFP.
4:50 pm: When Mehmood Akhtar was handed over to the Pak High Commissioner in the presence of MEA official, he himself said he was treated well: Vikas Swarup.
4:40 pm: If today Pak is feeling isolated, it's because of its misguided policies;Ppl of Pak should urge govt to adopt policies that favour peace:MEA.
4:30 pm: Pak High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar has been declared persona non grata for espionage activities, given 48 hours to leave India: MEA.
4:25 pm: These allegations (levelled by Cyrus Mistry) are not based on facts or the true state of affairs: Tata Sons statement
4:20 pm: Tata Sons releases statements says "There is a multitude of records to show that the allegations made by Cyrus Mistry are unwarranted"
4:14 pm: I may not be with CM Akhilesh (Yadav) but I will always be with Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh: Amar Singh.
4:05 pm: Fresh firing reported in Arnia & RS Pura Sectors.
4:00 pm: Two Indians arrested for aiding Pak staffer have been sent to 12 days of police custody
3:48 pm: I was not behind the newspaper report, which mentioned Aurangzeb and Shahjahan. I never used word Napunsank for Ramgopal Yadav: Amar Singh.
3:40 pm: Cabinet gives in-principle approval to Niti Aayog's proposal for PSU strategic sale.
3:30 pm: When Akhilesh Yadav replaced Shivpal Yadav as the UP Samajwadi Party President, even then I was blamed for it: Amar Singh
3:20 pm: I don't want any Ministerial positions, not interested in it. Will fulfil whatever responsibility Netaji gives: Shivpal Singh Yadav.
3:00 pm: CCEA clears Rs 500-cr Special Prime Minister Horticulture Package to Jammu and Kashmir. This will help apple growers in the J&K.
2:52 pm: Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for setting up of Indian Institute of Science Education & Research at Berhampur (Odisha): Arun Jaitley
2:50 pm: Cabinet clears release of installment of Dearness Allowance to Cent Govt employees & Dearness Relief to Pensioners w.e.f 01.07.2016: Jaitley.
2:45 pm: Finance minister Arun Jaitley briefing the media after Cabinet meeting.
2.30 pm: PM Narendra Modi interacts with IAS officers of the 2014 batch during their Valedictory Session as Assistant Secretaries.
Delhi: PM Narendra Modi interacts with IAS officers of the 2014 batch during their Valedictory Session as Assistant Secretaries. pic.twitter.com/Sr6Fl9KNwS— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2016
2:10 pm: Cabinet approves 2 per cent DA for central government employees.
1:46 pm: CPIM files intervention petition in SC over 'Hindutva'.
1:42 pm: NIA writes to external intelligence agencies seeking details of Lashkar poster put up in PoK claiming responsibility for UriAttack.
1:40 pm: Spy case: IB suspects some defence personnel deployed in sensitive area also part of this network. More arrests likely.
1:30 pm: There should be a thorough investigation: Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa on former CM Kalikho Pul's death case.
1:18 pm: Pak envoy Basit protested with FS Jaishankar at "detention & manhandling of Pakistan HC staffer yesterday in violation of 1961Vienna Convention". He asked Indian Government "to ensure that such harassment should not happen in future".
1:00 pm: FS summons Abdul Basit to convey that Pak High Commissioner staffer has been declared persona non grata for espionage activities: MEA
12:52 pm: British PM Theresa May hails contribution of British-Indians in Diwali message.
12:44 pm: All 3 were involved in espionage for over one-and-half years; shared information with Pak intelligence agencies: Police.
12.34 pm: Defence deployment, BSF deployment maps, visa related documents recovered from both the spies (Ramzan and Subhash): Delhi Police.
12.12 pm: SC defers hearing of petition against Sonia Gandhi that she in her speech appealed to voters to vote in name of religion.
11.57 am: SC issues notice to UP Govt and stays UP court proceedings in the 2014 Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar Vishvaas hate speech case.
11.40 am: Two Rajasthanis arrested in Spy racket, they had passed sensitive info to Pak HC staffer.
11.32 am: Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit reaches MEA after being summoned by MEA over ceasefire violations.
Delhi: Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit reaches MEA after being summoned by MEA over ceasefire violations. pic.twitter.com/1MS7tp5Qzi— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2016
11.22 am: Delhi HC dismisses TATA Group appeal for hotel Taj Mansingh. TATA will now have to take part in an auction, HC gives nod to NDMC for auction.
11.10 am: 3 Indian fishermen along with one boat arrested by Sri Lankan navy from Rameswaram for allegedly possessing 2 kgs of heroin.
11.07 am: Pak High Commission officer, who was arrested, has been released due to diplomatic immunity.
10.35 am: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has summoned Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit over ceasefire violations.
10.12 am: A Pakistan high commission official has been detained on charges of espionage in Delhi.
10.00 am: Issued clarification on news reports that outgoing Tata chief says group faces $18 billion in write-downs: Tata Steel.
9.50 am: Ahead of polls, police warns of likely presence of 12 babbar khalsa terrorists trained in Pak, planning to strike Punjab.
9.20 am: Tata Power down by 3%, Tata Motors down by 2.75% & Tata Communications down by 4%.
9.17 am: There is no bar on Dalai Lama visiting any place in India, hence Arunachal visit in March next year is technically not a problem
8.50 am: Six civilians injured in mortar shelling after Pakistan violated ceasefire in RS Pura this morning.
Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura sector this morning, six civilians injured in mortar shelling. pic.twitter.com/lts1ibOoIr— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2016
8.33 am: Police brutally thrash protesters to silence Black day protests in PoK
Police brutally thrash protesters to silence Black day protests in PoK pic.twitter.com/3GpC9kmDMU— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2016
8.00 am: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura sector this morning, six civilians injured in mortar shelling.