National & International news updates of Dec 28

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Bengaluru, Dec 28: AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 with 162 people on board -- including 155 Indonesians, one British, one Malaysian, one French, one Singaporean, three South Koreans, -- and seven crew members lost contact with air traffic control at 0724 local time.

Sixteen children and one infant were among the passengers on board the AirAsia Airbus A320-200 that went missing on the flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore.

AirAsia Emergency number: 622129270811

Follow more news updates from India and other countries on Sunday, Dec 28.


9.05 pm: Low intensity blast rocks Bengaluru, three injured (IED blast in Bengaluru)

7.30 pm: The AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday morning with 162 people aboard might have crashed, Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla says.

7.15 pm: The disappearance of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia's flight from Indonesia's Surabaya to Singapore has not affected its Indian operations, an airline spokesperson said.

7.00 pm: The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) formally ends its 13-year-old combat mission in Afghanistan.

6.45 pm: Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop offers to help Indonesia in the search and rescue mission for the Malaysian plane missing since early morning.

6.30 pm: "A difficult proposition, too early to say it has any links with terrorism", says Kapil Kak, Aviation expert on missing AirAsia flight.

6.00 pm: US President Barack Obama briefed about the missing AirAsia flight; China too closely monitoring the missing plane.

5.30 pm: Search operations for the missing AirAsia flight halted for the day.

5.15 pm: Indian Navy keeps 3 ships & 1 fixed-wing aircraft (Boeing P8-I) on standby for search/ rescue operations for the missing AirAsia flight.

5.00 pm: Will allow Raghubar Das-government six months time to deliver, says Congress.

4.45 pm: 'Missing' woman in Asaram case appears before police.

4.30 pm: AirAsia Indonesia issues a correction on the nationality breakdown of passengers and crew on board QZ8501 as follows:

Nationalities of passengers:

1 Singapore
1 Malaysia
3 South Korea
1 United Kingdom
149 Indonesia

Nationalities of crew:

1 France
6 Indonesia

4.00 pm: Singapore PM expresses concern over missing AirAsia flight QZ 8501

3:30 pm: These organizations are focusing on non-issues, the censor board has already cleared the movie PK, said Samajwadi Party leader Gaurav Bhatia.

3:12 pm: Blast in a ferro-alloys factory, 1 killed & 12 injured in Vizag.

Aamir Khan

2:30 pm: IIT Delhi Director RK Shevgaonkar confirms that he has tendered his resignation.

2:14 pm: RSS wants to spread lawlessness in the country,it wants a civil war,a war which can't be controlled, said Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.

1:34 pm: Protest against the movie "PK" in Mumbai.

Raghubar Das

1:00 pm: Raghubar Das sworn in as the CM of Jharkhand earlier today.

12:45 pm: If BJP keeps out of the Govt in J&K it will be better, said Congress leader Manish Tewari.

12:12 pm: Hemant Soren at oath taking ceremony of Jharkhand CM in Ranchi.

11:30 am: Search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of The Indonesia of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA): Air Asia statement.

11:14 am: Nationalities of passengers and crew onboard are as below: 1 Singapore, 1 Malaysia, 3 South Korean & 157 Indonesia: Air Asia statement.

11:12 am: Raghubar Das visits temples before taking oath as CM in Ranchi.

11:00 am: Multiple flights delayed due to dense fog in the capital in Delhi.

10:24 am: Last communication indicated that pilot asked for a diversion, alternate route: Harshvardhan (Aviation expert) on Air Asia flight missing.

10:12 am: People of Jharkhand voted for stability. I congratulate them and pray that Jharkhand scales new heights of progress in coming years: PM's tweet.

9:57 am: An election win or loss is nothing compared to what our past leaders did for the nation, said Ghulam Nabi Azad on Congress's foundation day.

9:30 am: Raghubar Das to take oath as Jharkhand CM, preparations in Ranchi underway.

AirAsia flight

9:14 am: Air Asia flight from Indonesia's Surabaya to Singapore loses contact with ATC, 162 people on board: Media Reports.

9:00 am: Celebration at Congress office for Congress Foundation Day in Delhi.

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