News flash: Dr Kalam combined quality of simplicity & selfless service to the country: Advani

Bengaluru, July 27: 6 dead, 10 injured as gunmen attack bus, police station in Gurdaspur, Punjab. Encounter on as additional forces rushed in.

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APJ Abdul Kalam hospitalised in critical condition.

11.54 pm: "I am saddened by the news of Kalam's death. His demise is a loss for the country. He was my inspiration and a guide to the youths," said Anna Hazare.

"We had met him at the time of an RTI Act meeting. After that I had met him a number of times in Delhi. He was my inspiration, he further added.

11.25 pm: Dr APJ Kalam led a remarkable life: a scientist, artist & philosopher. Holding the highest office, he was still approachable by one & all: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

11.00 pm: It is extremely sad to know that Kalam is no more. He was such a great personality and gentleman. No words to express: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A.S. Krishna Kumar.

10.35 pm: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the first person in 21st century to realise the power of our demographic dividend and opportunities created by it: Devendra Fadnavis.

10.32 pm: Former President of India, a renowned scientist, an inspiration to all, a terrific human being...RIP Dr. Abdul Kalam.

10.30: Dr Kalam was a people's President during his life time and will remain so even after death: Pranab Mukherjee.

10.28 pm:
Express deepest condolences at sudden demise of one of India's iconic leaders and former President, Dr.Abdul Kalam: Sonia Gandhi Statement. 


10.20 pm: I can't think of a person who combines the quality of simplicity and selfless service to the country the way Dr. Kalam did: LK Advani.

10.15 pm: India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful President & above all an inspiring individual. RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He was a 'marg darshak' (guide) to me: PM Narendra Modi.


10:05 pm: I have learnt with profound sorrow about the demise of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Our country hs lost great human being who made phenomenal contribution to promotion of self reliance in defence technologies: Former PM Manmohan Singh.

I worked very closely with Dr. Kalam as PM and I greatly benefitted from his advice as President of our country.His life and work will be remembered for generations to come, Singh further added.

9:50 pm: Both houses likely to be adjourned tomorrow after paying tribute to Former President APJ Abdul Kalam: Sources

9:47 pm: Very sorry to hear about the passing of Former President and India's Missile Man Abdul Kalam ji- Ahmed Patel.

9:45 pm: I pray to God that his soul rests in peace. He was always worried about the nation's future. He is an inspiration for all of us: Nitin Gadkari on APJ Abdul Kalam

9.40 pm: Kalamji was not merely the President but a role model & an ideal citizen to every Indian. India has today lost one of its most inspirational persons. He has left a void for all of us: Arun Jaitley.


9:25 pm: The government of India has declared national mourning for seven days.

9:20 pm: APJ Abdul Kalam's body will be flown in to New Delhi tomorrow morning. The body would be taken to Guwahati for embalming and then flown into New Delhi.

8:55 pm: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam dead. (Read more:'Missile Man' APJ Abdul Kalam passes away)

8:25 pm: Former president A P J Abdul Kalam admitted to a private hospital in Meghalaya in a critical condition.

8:10 pm: Lashkar-e-Taiba behind the Gurdaspur Attack. 2 GPS, 3 AK-47, 10 magazines, 2 China made grenades recovered: MHA sources.

7:55 pm: 3 civilians, 4 policemen and 3 militants were killed in Gurdaspur Attack: MHA Sources

7:30 pm: Meeting called by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss Gurdaspur attack ends.

7:15 pm: AIIMS Coordination Committee to hold massive candle light protest march on Wednesday ahead of 3-day bandh in Jammu.  

7:00 pm: Pakistan condemns terrorist incident in Gurdaspur, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

6:45 pm: Kerala Cricket Association writes to BCCI, requests them to revoke ban on Sreesanth.

6:30 pm: There were three terrorists and all of them were killed, Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini on Gurdaspur Attack.

6:15 pm: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu met All Party Delegation from Karnataka.

6:00 pm: HC to hear Salman's appeal against conviction from July 30.

5:40 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets veteran BJP leader LK Advani at latter's residence.

5:20 pm: Gurdaspur operation officially ends, all terrorists eliminated.

5:00 pm: Security on high alert at Somnath temple, Gujarat.

4:45 pm: ED moves application in Bombay Sessions Court to seek non-bailable warrant against Lalit Modi.

4:30 pm: Lalu Prasad Yadav's tam-tam campaign underway in Patna.

4:15 pm: High level meeting on security underway in Lucknow.

4:00 pm: Security forces on alert in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir. 

3:45 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to meet LK Advani at LK Advani's residence at 5 pm today.

3.28 pm: Live bomb recovered from MG Road in Nashik, Maharashtra; Bomb disposal Squad at the spot

3.15 pm: Former Arunachal Pradesh CM and Union Minister PK Thungon awarded 4 and half year jail term by Special CBI court.

3.03 pm: Delhi court awards four-and-a-half years jail term to ex-Union Minister P K Thungon in a corruption case: PTI

2.47 pm: Google launches next-generation Android One smartphones in India

2.20 pm: 'Unfair to find fault with government while the encounter is on', says Venkaiah Naidu in Lok Sabha

1.44 pm: SC to resume Yakub Memon's mercy plea tomorrow at 10:30 am. It couldn't be decided today.

1.40 pm: We want peace with Pakistan, but not at the cost of national honour: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

12.48 pm: Militancy's a national problem.We need a national policy when it comes to terrorism: Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal

12.32 pm: SC refuses to transfer Salman Khan's hit and run case to Delhi from Bombay High Court due to alleged bias

12.20 pm: Delhi on high alert following Gurdaspur terror attack.

12.18 pm: Bombay High Court to start hearing on Salman Khan's appeal against conviction in hit-and-run case on July 30

11.55 am: Ludhiana (Punjab) on high alert after Gurdaspur incident

11.40 am: Pakistan violates ceasefire along the international border in the Arnia sector

11.32 am: BJP MPs have sought that all the information from the Gurdaspur attack be made available: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

11.24 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

11.17 am: SC issues notice to TN CM J Jayalalithaa on Karnataka's appeal against her acquittal in an assets case.

10.38 am: Pakistan's hand in the attack is clear. We are trying to find the point of entry: Intelligence agencies on the Punjab terror attack

10.28 am: Gurdaspur terror attack: PM Narendra Modi to meet top Ministers at 10:30am, Union Home Secretary LC Goyal to be present.

10.19 am: Attack is serious, can't give details as operation is going on, no hostage situation reported so far: Kiren Rijiju

9.58 am: PMO closely monitoring situation in Punjab.

9.50 am: A big challenge for Narendra Modi Govt, because they have to keep extra vigil on Punjab: Pratap Singh Bajwa, Congress

9.25 am: Timing of attack, methodology and location are all eerily similar to attacks in border belt of Jammu: Omar Abdullah on Punjab terror attack

9.20 am: 6 civilians, 2 police home guards killed & 4 injured in Gurdaspur suspected terror attack; no reports of hostage.

9.08 am: Death toll of Gurdaspur suspected terror attack rises to 5 after 2 police home guards died during ops,Army takes charge of operation

8.43 am: MHA is monitoring the situation in Gurudaspur and Punjab. I'm confident that the situation will be soon brought in control: HM Rajnath Singh

8.25 am: Army reaches Gurdaspur encounter site, takes control of terror operations

8.00 am: 5 bombs found on Pathankot-Amritsar railway track.

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