Bengaluru, July 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil "India Handloom" brand for better market positioning of quality handloom products on August 7 -- the day Swadeshi Movement was launched in 1905 -- at a mega event to mark the first-ever National Handloom Day in Chennai.
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10:04 pm: Petrol prices cut by Rs 2.43 per litre; diesel by Rs 3.60.
9:40 pm: Mirgund (J&K): Militants attack police party injuring three. Militants boarded in Tavera vehicle fled away from spot.
9:15 pm: Movement of 4 militants was detected by alert security forces along international border (Samba, Jammu). They were left with no option bt to withdraw &return back to Pak territory when BSF opened fire on them, says Rakesh Kumar (IG, BSF).
9:10 pm: Non-subsidised LPG rates cut by Rs 23.50 per 14.2-kg cylinder to Rs 585, with effective from midnight tonight.
9:05 pm: Sebi orders impounding of unlawful gains worth nearly Rs 15 crore from brokerage firm Sharekhan and 15 others.
8:35 pm: Cloud burst in Yusmarg in J&K, causes flooding in two streams of Kashmir's Pulwama district.
7:30 pm: Normal life disrupted due to heavy rains. Flood like situation in Barmer, Rajasthan.
7:15 pm: Tourist flow decreased by 50% in Nepal since the devastating earthquake in April.
7:00 pm: Flood like situation in West Bengal.
Flood like situation in West Bengal. (Visuals from Birbhum & Hooghly) pic.twitter.com/fpnDWDGh9i— ANI (@ANI_news) July 31, 2015
6:35 pm: MEA to continue efforts for the release of remaining two, says Ministry External Affairs.
6:15 pm: 2 of the 4 detained Indians brought back safely to University of Sirte (Libya), says Ministry External Affairs.
5:45 pm: Fire breaks out at old Baramulla(J&K) hospital, 6 fire tenders at the spot.
5:30 pm: Government to hold all-party meeting on Monday to discuss ways to end deadlock in Parliament.
5:15 pm: ISI will never let Tiger Memon surrender, they will kill him but not let him surrender, says Usman Majeed, Militant turned Congress MLA.
5:00 pm: Three Maoists including two women gunned down in an encounter by Odisha SOG(Special Operation Group) in Malkangiri.
4:45 pm: No scams and scandals in last 14 months. I can proudly say this.No politics of vendetta also, says Venkaiah Naidu.
4:30 pm: Delegation of weavers from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh meet PM Narendra Modi.
Delegation of weavers from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh meet PM Narendra Modi (source: PMO) pic.twitter.com/1j8hP2oN96— ANI (@ANI_news) July 31, 2015
4:15 pm: Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal confers Arjuna award on Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin in Delhi.
4.00 pm: Number on plane debris on La Reunion 'from Boeing 777' - Malaysian official
3.55 pm: If our demands are not met, it will be injustice in a democracy: Protesting FTII student
2.55 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day as stalemate between Opposition and governmet over Lalit Modi, Vyapam issues continues.
2.37 pm: The term 'Hindu terrorists' coined by erstwhile UPA government has weakened India's stand on terrorism: Rajnath Singh (PTI)
2.22 pm: It will not make the government any smaller if it listens to FTII students: Rahul Gandhi
2.10 pm: Congress responds to Rajnath Singh's charges, accuses government of politicising terror and defaming UPA government
2.00 pm: One killed,12 injured as unidentified gunmen open fire at an election campaign rally in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
12.50 pm: "Terrorism has no religion, term 'Hindu terrorists' coined by UPA has weakened India's stand on terrorism," says Home Minister: PTI
12.25 pm: The Indians who were abducted at Libya were stopped at a checkpost at 11 pm. They were then taken away allegedly by ISIS operatives. The Government has learnt that two were from Hyderabad while one was from Bengaluru and the other from Raichur.
12.20 pm: RSS and their ideology is consistently promoting mediocre people: Rahul Gandhi in FTII
If the student body doesnt want you(Gajendra Chauhan), then you clearly should not be there-Rahul Gandhi in FTII pic.twitter.com/scteomu5Sa— ANI (@ANI_news) July 31, 2015
12:00 pm: The government of India says that the out of the four Indians abducted in Libya, two are from Karnataka and two are from Hyderabad. Efforts are on to secure their release, the government also says
11: 49 am: MEA through head of mission in Tripoli is ascertaining details: Vikas Swarup,MEA on 4 Indians reportedly abducted in Libya
11: 26 am: Court summons Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and 6 others as accused in a coal scam case
11: 15 am: Rajya sabha adjourned till noon over uproar by the opposition
11: 12 am: Uproar in LS continues, Speaker rejects adjournment motion of the Opposition.
11: 07: Congress moves adjournment motion in Lok Sabha
10: 55 am: Rahul Gandhi reaches Pune, will meet students at FTII shortly: Reports
10: 40 am: Amidst parliament logjam, PM Narendra Modi meets top ministers to chalk out strategy
10.33 am:The government of India which is keeping a close watch on the developments after four Indians were abducted in Libya allegedly by the ISIS has said that no ransom demand has been made as yet.
They are in touch with the authorities at Libya and it appears that the four to be abducted were teachers, government sources also informed.
10.22 am: Four Indian teachers in Libya are suspected to have been abducted by the ISIS. The Ministry for External Affairs and the the intelligence wings of India are looking into the matter.
An official informed OneIndia that they are looking into the matter. There has been no concrete confirmation so far, but the ISIS is strong in the area and has undertaken several abductions in the past as well, the officer informed.
10.15 am: 4 Indians reportedly abducted in Sirte, Libya. MEA ascertaining more information.
10.05 am: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan expected to meet PM Narendra Modi in Delhi: reports
9.25 am: Australia 'confident searching in right area' for MH370
8.44 am: All Party meeting called by the government today to end deadlock in the Parliament.
8.40 am: Taliban announce Mullah Akhtar Mansour as new leader in a statement: Agence France-Presse
8.00 am: Rahul Gandhi to visit FTII today in support of agitating students.