Oct 17: Hearing to continue in Supreme Court today over the Lodha Panel recommendation case. In other news, former J&K CM Omar Abdullah tweets that he was subjected to secondary immigration check upon landing in the US.
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1:15 am: Expenses for treatment of the injured persons in the fire incident to be borne by State Government from CM relief fund: CM
12:55 am: Odisha hospital fire: Probe ordered.
12:40 am: Odisha CM visited the fire ravaged hospital.
11:50 pm: Odisha hospital fire: PM spoke to Odisha CM.
11:35 pm: PM Modi has also asked me to ensure all possible help to the injured and affected: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
11:20 pm: PM has expressed concern, directed Health Min to facilitate transfer of all those injured to AIIMS:Dharmendra Pradhan
11:15 pm: Odisha hospital fire: Fire broke out due to short circuit.
10:45 pm: 9 dead in fire at Institute of Medical Sciences & Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar.
9:15 pm: Fire breaks out in ICU ward of Institute of Medical Sciences & Sum Hospital, Bhubaneswar.
8:30 pm: Fire breaks out at Gate no. 28, Jessop factory at Dum Dum in Kolkata.
8:00 pm: German chemical plant blast: One killed, six injured.
7:45 pm: Chhattisgarh: Twp maoists arrested during search operation in Bijapur.
7:40 pm: Pak forces conduct military operation in Goburd area of Mand Balochistan and abducted many: Baloch Republican Party Spokesperson.
7.29 pm: General elections from Aravakurichi and Thanjavur Assembly constituencies in state of Tamil Nadu to be held on Nov 19th: Election Commission.
6.51 pm: Don't want to comment and give undue important to such undesirable tweets which are no good to the country: Kiren Rijiju (MoS Home) on Anurag Kashyap.
6.23 pm: Opposition activists: Air raids on rebel-held northern Syrian village kill at least 23 people. (Source: AP).
6.00 pm: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the video launch of 'Vittshala'- a financial literacy in Delhi.
5.58 pm: Meeting underway between SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav at former's residence in Lucknow (UP).
5.57 pm: Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi meets Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.
5.50 pm: Every religion hs its own law,if you try to impose something(Uniform civil code),then response would be bad: Farooq Abdullah on triple talaq.
5.31 pm: Remand period of accused Amirul Islam has been extended till 2nd November in Jisha murder case.
5.06 pm: Wreath laying ceremony of Army jawan, Sepoy Sudees Kumar who lost his life in firing by Pakistan in J&K's Rajouri.
5.00 pm: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seized 20.64 kilogram gold and Indian currency notes worth Rs 6.44 crore from a shop in old Delhi area.
4:47 pm: Where the Govt has to speak, it is deafening in its silence. Goa Declaration of the BRICS is the example of Govt's failure: ManishTewari.
4:42 pm: Did Def Min Yashwantrao Chavan go to an RSS Shakha? Did PM Mrs Indira Gandhi go to a Shakha?: Tiwari slams manohar Parrikar for politicising surgical strikes by Army.
4:35 pm: Why is the Def Minister of India always so over the top. Today he has credited the RSS for operations along LoC: ManishTewari
4:31: Congress leader Manish Tiwari addresses media.
4:30 pm: Media has created this confusion, Mulayam only talked about the process of choosing the CM: Kiranmoy Nanda, National General Secretary, SP.
4:28 pm: AkhileshYadav will be SP's CM face for UP elections: SP vice-president Kiranmoy Nanda.
4:17 pm: Assembly polls to two TamilNadu constituencies cancelled following use of money to influence voters to be held on Nov 19: EC.
3:59 pm: The Supreme Court today reserved orders on the BCCI's compliance of the Lodha panel reforms. BCCI sought more time to implement reforms.
3:48 pm: We were trying to form an anti-BJP party under the leadership of Mulayam Singh but Mulayam and his party itself in a mess now: Nitish Kumar.
3:31 pm: The Amicus Curiae in the BCCI case has sought from the SC to appoint an administrator. He also sought initiation of civil and criminal contempt charges against the BCCI officials for disobedience.
3:20 pm: CBI likely to file supplementary chargesheet on Friday in Sheena Bora case: Reports.
3:10 pm: Kapil Sharma approaches Bombay HC over BMC demolition order.
3.01 pm: Lawyer for Delhi Govt tells SC that due to health reasons Delhi CM couldn't attend the meeting, however Dy CM & Health Min attended the meet.
3.00 pm: Dengue-Chikungunya hearing case: SC asks details of the meeting chaired by LG on the matter.
2.55 pm: When it comes to national security, we will stand united with Centre & army bt we don't support the internal politics of issue: Nitish Kumar.
2.54 pm: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses the party workers in Patna.
2.37 pm: Priyanka Chopra's father was a doctor in army, her comment (on Pak artists) at such a moment is unfortunate: TP Agarwal, IMPPA.
Manohar Parrikar: Mahatma ke goan se aane wale PM,Goa se Defence Min aur surgical strike,equation was diff,maybe RSS teaching was basic core pic.twitter.com/viDMizWdRu— ANI (@ANI_news) October 17, 2016
2.17 pm: BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur in his affidavit clarifying the position which he had taken as BCCI President - "Pointed out to Chairman Shashank Manohar that when he was BCCI Pres he had taken a view that the recommendations of Justice Lodha committee appointing the nominee of CAG on apex council would amount to governmental interference & might invoke an action of suspension from ICC; therefore requested him that being the ICC Chairman can a letter be issued".
2.15 pm: Anurag Thakur in affidavit: (Shashank) Manohar explained to me when stand was taken by him, matter was pending before Court & was not decided.
2.14 pm: Lodha Panel recommendation matter: BCCI chief Anurag Thakur files affidavit in Supreme Court
2.09 pm: Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) to not exhibit any Pakistani film in this year's edition of Mumbai film festival.
2.08 pm: Cauvery Issue Standing crops in Karnataka & TN affected due to scarcity of water. Sugarcane farming in both states needs to be discouraged.
2.08 pm: Cauvery Issue: SC Committee report: 42 of 48 talukas of K'taka in Cauvery basin affected by drought. No water in Tamil Nadu for cattle.
2.06 pm: Cauvery Issue: SC committee report says that Karnataka's Mandya district is worst affected, has witnessed many suicides.
2.03 pm: Cauvery Issue: SC committee files report in SC, says situation grim in Karnataka & Tamil Nadu.
2.02 pm: Somewhere there was lapse on the part of the organisers and the police to handle it: Sheila Dikshit, UP CM candidate on Varanasi stampede
1.51 pm: Also, there is a need to initiate a dialogue process with our own people, look at the condition in J&K today: Farooq Abdullah, Former J&K CM
1.49 pm: War is not the solution for anything. There is no other way other than dialogue to resolve issues(between India & Pakistan): Farooq Abdullah
1.47 pm: Kapil Sharma moves Bombay HC against BMC notice to demolish alleged illegal portion of his office in Versova (Mumbai).
1.41 pm: PM Modi thanked Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina for showing solidarity with India after #UriAttack : Vikas Swarup, MEA #BIMSTEC
1.36 pm: PM Narendra Modi to hold 8 rallies in the next 2 months in Uttar Pradesh beginning with Mahoba on Oct 24th.
1.21 pm: BSP MLA candidate from Moradabad Dehat Qaisar Alam returns his ticket, joins Samajwadi Party.
1.17 pm: Also thank Brazil for understanding India's aspiration for membership of the NSG Group: PM Modi
1.15 pm: Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav admits in SC that he accepted bouquet from Siwan journalist murder accused but denies involvement
1.07 pm: We deeply appreciate Brazil's support for India's actions in combating terrorism: PM Modi
1.06 pm: We (India-Brazil) agreed that world must come together to fight this menace (terror) without distinction or discrimination: PM Modi
1.06 pm: We've made progress in opening new areas of cooperation during this visit in drug regulation, agricultural research and cyber security: PM
1.05 pm: I welcome Brazilian companies to come and invest in India and forge a long commercial partnership: PM Modi
1.04 pm: Happy to note that India and Brazil are close to finalizing the text of a bilateral investment agreement: PM Modi in Goa
1.03 pm: Brazil is among our most important economic partners in Latin America: PM Modi
1.03 pm: The bilateral relations between India and Brazil have grown for the better. We have increased interaction at all levels: PM Modi
1.02 pm: Delighted that Goa with its distinct Portuguese heritage is part of his (Brazil President) maiden visit here: PM Modi
12.55 pm: Supreme Court directs CBI to complete probe in the murder of Siwan (Bihar) Journalist Rajdev Ranjan in three months.
12.27 pm: Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Delhi.
12.20 pm: Cauvery Water dispute: Technical team submits report to the Supreme Court.
12.04 pm: Delegation level talks between India and Brazil underway in Goa.
11.48 am: The international border with Pakistan will be sealed by Dec 2018. An action plan based on Madhukar Gupta committee report is ready: Rajnath Singh.
11.38 am: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses 'Regional Editors Conference'.
11.30 am: The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Tamil Nadu government on a plea that sought the appointment of a Lokayukta in the state. The government of TN has been given 4 weeks time to respond to the notice.
11.23 am: Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi likely to join BJP.
11.00 am: Brazil President Michel Temer meets PM Narendra Modi.
10.14 am: Different Opposition parties stage 'Rail Roko' protest in Thanjavur (TN) over the Cauvery issue.
9.55 am: Protests in Bengaluru over RSS worker's murder; Section 144 imposed in 4 areas, bandh called.
9.30 am: 14 dead, scores missing in Myanmar ferry sinking: rescue official.
9.10 am: MK Stalin leads DMK's 'Rail Roko' demonstration in Chennai.
8.40 am: Militants decamp with 5 rifles from a security post guarding a TV tower in Kashmir's Anantnag district.
8.03 am: Terrorists snatch five guns from policemen at Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir.
8.00 am: Supreme Court to resume hearing on Lodha Panel recommendations to clean up BCCI today.