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7:20 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets J&K CM Omar Abdullah in Srinagar
7:15 pm: 'I'm crying for the victims, not for my son,' says mother of Canada shooting suspect: Associated Press
6:18 pm: The Prime Minister appreciated the fact that women too were now contributing to the Indian Armed Forces in a significant way.
6:11 pm: Prime Minister Modi meets various groups of people at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
5:36 pm: The nation stands with J&K, says Modi in Srinagar; promises Rs 570 Cr for rehabilitation of flood victims
4:55 pm: Parents meet management of Bangalore school where a 3-year-old was sexually abused. Parents say that they won't send their kids to school.
4:30 pm: Modi interacts with soldiers in Siachen ahead of his Srinagar visit
4:00 pm: 125 Cr Indians stand behind you, PM Narendra Modi tells troops in Siachen
3.50 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the media in Srinagar at 5 PM
3.42 pm: 'The nation sleeps in peace because you are awake', says Prime Minister Narendra Modi
3.35 pm: Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz moved the resolution after the debate on border issue
3.20 pm: Pakistan National Assembly passes resolution to raise the border issue at the United Nations
3.00 pm: Flood victims say they have no confidence in the Omar administration as Modi reaches Srinagar
2.30 pm: Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Vidya Sagar Rao celebrates Diwali with Senior citizens
2.20 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Srinagar after spending time with soldiers posted at Siachen
2:10 pm: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav meets controversial Congress leader ND Tiwari.
2:00 pm: We have family relations, no difference between me and Devendra Fadnavis, such reports are saddening, says Nitin Gadkari.
1:42 pm: NC, PDP and BJP delegations to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives in Srinagar at 1pm.
1:30 pm: I have no wish to come back to Maharashtra from Delhi. I am satisfied by Delhi's work, we are saddened by debate in media regarding me and Devendra Fadnavis, says Nitin Gadkari over Maharashtra CM controversy.
1:14 pm: In 2013-14 Bangalore school, where 3-year-old was sexually assaulted, sought permission to run classes 1-5 in Kannada. But the school is running classes 1-7 in Eng medium which is violation of norms. We have asked DDPI to file criminal case against them, says M Mohsin, Director DDP.
12:55 pm: CBI must reach the bottom of the truth, those guilty must be taken to task, says Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Saradha chit fund scam.
12:30 pm: BJP workers hold rally in support of PM Narendra Modi's visit in Jammu and Kashmir.
12:15 pm: Astonishing that when PM is trying to share sorrow of people, Congress is seeing politics even in this, says BJP leader Sambit Patra on Congress's criticism over Modi visit to Kashmir during Diwali.
12:01 pm: Canada one of India's strongest partners, will continue to strengthen our cooperation in combating terrorism for safer future of our people, says PM Narendra Modi.
11:37 am: Strike called by separatist groups against PM Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu Kashmir evokes a partial response in the Valley.
11:15 am: Hyderabad Police arrest two people hailing from Maharashtra, who were planning to leave for Afghanistan to get training from al-Qaeda.
11:00 am: The duo were planning to receive training for waging Jihad in India to establish an Islamic State, informed police sources while commenting on arrest of two youths from Maharashtra.
10:45 am: Govt mustn't disclose names in a selective way for political gain, all the names must be disclosed, says NCP leader Majid Menon on PM's statement of disclosing a few names in connection with Black Money.
10:30 am: "It is an anti-national act, PM should ask all of them to be arrested," said Subramanian Swamy on Hurriyat bandh in Jammu and Kashmir.
10:15 am: PM's decision to celebrate Diwali with Srinagar flood victims is appreciable, says Omar Iliyas, Chief All India Imam Association.
10:03 am: I am happy at Delhi, colleague Fadnavis came to wish me on Diwali, says BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
9:55 am: "Be it the altitude or the bitter cold, nothing deters our soldiers," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
9:45 am: PM's visit to Srinagar is politically influenced as polls in Jammu and Kashmir are round the corner, a part of the preparation for polls, says NCP leader Tariq Anwar.
9:36 am: Govt must disclose all the names & bring back the black money, says Congress leader Rashid Alvi.
9:20 am: Worshipers take holy dip on the occasion of Diwali at Golden Temple in Amritsar.
9:10 am: Friends, I am leaving for Siachen Glacier, my good fortune that I will be able to spend time with our brave soldiers on this special day, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
9:00 am: Wishing all of you a very Happy Diwali. May our lives be illuminated with joy & peace. May the lamp of prosperity be lit among the poor, says PM.
8:45 am: Fresh firing has been reported at Ramgarh sector in Jammu at 1:30 am and 4:10 am, Pakistan rangers used small arms to fire at Indian outposts at the border.
8:25 am: Fire breaks out in a crackers and fireworks market in Gorakhpur.
8:05 am: BSF and BGB (Border Guard of Bangladesh) exchange sweets on Diwali eve in Akhaura (Tripra).
8:00 am: Maharashtra BJP President Devendra Fadnavis celebrates Diwali with his family in Nagpur.
7:50 am: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper briefs US President Barack Obama on shooting inside Parliament.