Pakistan violates ceasefire, yet again; more News updates on Jan 2

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Bengaluru, Jan 2: A suspicious fishing boat carrying explosives from Pakistan was intecepted by Indian Coast Guard in Arabian Sea near Indo-Pak maritime boundary but it sank after the crew on board set it on fire, an incident that comes a month after sixth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack.

Follow the latest national and international news updates of the day here:


10:45 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Samba and Hiranagar sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

10:12 pm: In meeting with Pakistan's Foreign Secretary, India's High Commissioner in Islamabad rejected as baseless allegations in letter given today, said MEA.

8:35 pm: Lankan President Rajapaksa appeals to minority Tamils to back him in Jan 8 presidential polls as he campaigns in Jaffna, former LTTE bastion.

8:00 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaking at ICICI group's event- 60 years of partnering the nation in its progress.

7:27 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaking at an event to commemorate ICICI group's 60 years of partnering the nation in its progress.

7:00 pm: It's a big question as to how they managed to enter our territory. Govt must investigate, said Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Pakistan boat.

6:38 pm: The crew of the boat committed suicide rather than surrendering, presumably a major tragedy has been averted, said Rear Admiral Raja Menon.

6:35 pm: Indian Coast Guard has done its job exceedingly well. It did its job on time, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Pakistan boat.

6.15 pm: Kolkata police arrest 5 men, including 2 from Bodh Gaya, on charge of raping Japanese student last month.

6.00 pm: "A job well done by the coast Guard & other surveillance agencies", says Raj Kadyan, Defence Expert.

5.45 pm: KR Nautiyal, DDG Operations on Pak boat says, "We followed all protocols to send warning to the boat."

5.30 pm: Matter of great concern,could be indication of an upcoming terrorist attack: Qamar Agha (Defence expert) on Pak boat.

5.15 pm: SR Sinho,Defence Expert says, "Since they blew the boat,gives clear indication that terrorists were coming with explosives. This is a big achievement of the coast guard."

5.00 pm: TMC leader Madan Mitra leaves from Alipore court,Kolkata

4.00 pm: The crew on board suspicious boat hid themselves in below deck compartment and set the boat on fire, which resulted in explosion.

3.50 pm: Terror bid foiled by Coast Guard on 31 December night, boat manned by 4-5 suspected terrorists intercepted. ['Boat of terror' from Pakistan blows up]

3.45 pm: The Karnataka high court posted for Monday hearing on the appeal filed by Jayalalithaa. The matter came up before Justice H Billappa for mention today.

3.40 pm: PM Narendra Modi announced Jan Dhan Yojana on August 15 and it was implemented within a month: Amit Shah in Mumbai.

3.20 pm: Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao praises the Nizam of Hyderabad by describing him as great and secular ruler

3.10 pm:

3.00 pm: Italian navy takes control of drifting migrant ship

2.30 pm: Saradha chit fund scam : Madan Mitra brought to Alipore court

2.15 pm: Situation in Mumbai is under control," says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

1.25 pm: Four-wheeler rams into truck on NH-2 in Burdwan, West Bengal; 4 killed, 5 injured.

1.10 pm: Mumbai local train service restored partially as motormen call off strike.

12.40 pm: Saradha chit fund scam : Suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh produced before Bankshall court in Kolkata (WB)

11.32 am: TMC workers clash with BJP supporters in Birbhum, West Bengal; man killed, woman injured in crude bomb blasts.

11.30 am: Rail services on Mumbai's central line disrupted after an overhead wire fell near Diva station

11.19 am: Kerala: Five Maoists ransacked the office of the New Bharath Stone Crusher unit in Kannur district

11.10 am: West Bengal Govt Railway Police arrest 2 suspected ULFA militants from Howrah station.

11.00 am: Delhi: Tulsi Gabbard (US Congress Woman) meets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

10.50 am: BSF to lodge protest with Pakistani rangers over recent ceasefire violation in which a BSF jawan was killed and other injured

10.45 am: Honour killing in Muzzafarnagar; Father allegedly murdered his 19-yr-old daughter after she fell in love with a boy from a different caste

10.20 am: Pranab Mukherjee questioned government's urgency before signing the Ordinance on Land Bill: sources

10.18 am: Two injured in crude bomb blast in Durgapur, Burdwan

9.31 am: Pak was forced to raise white flag at the border during cross border firing due to current govt's defense policy: Shiv Sena.

9.14 am: Heavy Rainfall hits the capital

8.45 am: Shiv Sena backs government's defence policy against Pakistan

8.40 am: Brazil's Dilma Rousseff vows to tackle graft, boost economy

8.25 am: Two terrorists nabbed in Noida, one a Bangladeshi.

8.00 am: One  dead after shooting at New Year's Eve party in Canada.

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