Bengaluru, Dec 24: Get all the latest national and international news updates of Wednesday, Dec 24 here:
9.00 pm: 72 people killed in Assam Massacre but Assam Chief Secretary on a vacation.
8.00 pm: 26/11 accused Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi appeals to Pakistan Government for release.
7.35 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh reaches Guwahati.
7.30 pm: Government moves to regulate air fares, Aviation Ministry note reportedly seeks to set price limits for Economy Class tickets
7.15 pm: Arvind Kejriwal to contest Delhi Assembly polls from New Delhi constituency.
7.00 pm: Gold prices gained marginally in listless trade at the domestic bullion market due to stray local buying interest, despite sluggish overseas sentiment.
6.45 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asks party leaders to tour their states in a bid to revive the party.
6.00 pm: "We are extremely happy that Atal ji is getting the Bharat Ratna", says Dharmendra Pradhan, Petroleum Minister
5:10 pm: Delhi police files charge-sheet in court against Uber cab driver, accused of raping a 27-year-old woman.
4:55 pm: If Govt tries to bring in ordinances like this then it is a mockery of Constitution: Rashid Alvi (Cong) on ordinance on coal & insurance
3:15 pm: Assam attack death toll rises to 68
3:00 pm: Japan parliament re-elects Shinzo Abe as prime minister
2:20 pm: Omar Abdullah resigns as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister
2:16 pm: Modi to visit Varanasi tomorrow for 'Good Governance Day'
2:00 pm: Assam death toll reaches 62
1:45 pm: Government of India will never surrender, both Centre & State will act firmly together: Tarun Gogoi, Assam CM on Bodo attacks
12:24 pm: Govt decided to recommend to the honorable President,promulgation of insurance amendment laws: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
11:30 am: Protest in front of Assam Bhavan in Delhi against Bodo militant attacks
11:22 am: President Pranab Mukherjee approves Bharat Ratna for AB Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malaviya
10:45 am: Early warning was given to Assam police of blood attack, say intelligence sources
10:20 am: Modi govt likely to announce Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee, Malaviya today
9.35 am: India-Bhutan border in lower Assam sealed, counter-insurgency operation launched in Bodoland Territorial Area District.
9.20 am: ISL winning Atletico de Kolkata to be felicitated by West Bengal government today.
8:50 am: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Assam later today, in order to take stock of the situation following a brutal militant attack in the state.
8:37 am: Curfew has been imposed, security stepped up in violence hit districts of Assam. According to reports, PM Narendra Modi too may visit the terror-hit state.
8:25 am: 4 people have been killed by NDFB(S) militants, 3 injured persons were brought to hospital.
Kokrajhar (Assam): 4 people killed by NDFB(S) militants, 3 injured persons brought to hospital pic.twitter.com/0oJPwFWzPS— ANI (@ANI_news) December 23, 2014
8:05 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi too condemned the attack and tweeted, "I spoke to Assam CM Shri Tarun Gogoi & Home Minister Rajnath ji. Rajnath ji will travel to Assam and take stock of the situation."
Killing of innocent people in Sonitpur & Kokrajhar is an act of cowardice. Our thoughts & prayers are with the families of the deceased.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 23, 2014