After Rahul, a Congress MLA found napping in Parliament; more news updates of Aug 8

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11:00 pm: Tata Steel shuts ferro alloys plant in Odisha

10:30 pm: Government failed to take up snooping issue with Kerry: Salman Khurshid

10:00 pm: Main accused in Dalit massacre held in Bihar

9:30 pm: 60 students of Murshidabad school taken ill, hospitalised

9:00 pm:'Children's deaths in Gaza outnumber last two conflicts combined'

8:30 pm: 24-hour emergency helpline set up for Ebola outbreak: Vardhan

7:40 pm: Foul play suspected behind 'gas leak' incident

7:30 pm: Himanta Talukdar who is a Congress MLA from Guwahati West constituency was seen napping for about an hour.

7:00 pm: I would be very grateful to all concerned if they desisted from encouraging such baseless rumours: Priyanka Gandhi.

6:38 pm: Priyanka Gandhi dubs reports about her assuming various posts in Congress as "conjecture" and "baseless rumours - PTI.

6:17 pm: Sacked Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal denies any wrongdoing, says she has followed rules.

6:00 pm: A sportsperson is a pride of the country, its good when Govt honors them: Vijender Singh.

5:45 pm: Mizoram Governor Kamala Beniwal who was sacked for loot, says she followed due protocol.

5:15 pm: India, US appoint nodal officers to co-develop and co-produce defence hardware: Defence Ministry (PTI).

4:55 pm: Arrival of BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav who was swept away to Pakistan at Octroi Post, RS Pura (J&K).

4:21 pm: As a PM Narendra Modi should speak more, if not in Parliament then to you people(media): Salman Khurshid.

4.05 pm: Delhi court convicts Sher Singh Rana in the 2001 Phoolan Devi murder case.

3.55 pm: Delhi govt keeps a special ward ready at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital to treat any suspected case of Ebola.

3.45 pm: Captured BSF jawan arrives at the border check post.

3.27 pm: Rahul Gandhi visits Jaswant Singh at Army Hospital.

3.24 pm: Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP MLAs at Delhi Assembly amid reports of BJP exploring possibilities to form govt.

3.10 pm: Delhi: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel ties 'Rakhi' to Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan

2.32 pm: Israel reportedly resumes air strikes in Gaza after Hamas fires 18 rockets.

2.26 pm: Jaswant Singh critical, in coma after suffering head injury: TV reports

2.23 pm: Maharashtra minister Harshvardhan Patil suffers major eye injury after protesters threw ink at him

2:10 pm: TDP leaders, Advani, Rajnath Singh visit Jaswant Singh in hospital

1.47 pm: Supreme Court dismisses a PIL seeking that the Leader of Opposition status in Lok Sabha be given to Congress party: Press Trust of India

1:40 pm: WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency

1.35 pm: Modi govt amends All India Services rules on bureaucrats' conduct [Read more...]

1:30 pm: 'Pakistan Rangers took me to a safe place, made me comfortable': BSF jawan captured by Pakistan troops

1:10 pm: Naval leak case: 3 former naval officers and an ex-IAF officer chargesheeted 

12.10 pm: Advocate found dead in a car in Noida Phase 2, police suspect murder.

12.05 pm: Today by 3 pm the jawan who was swept away to Pakistan will be handed over to India-HM Rajnath Singh .

11. 55 am: NCP chief Sharad Pawar and daughter Supriya Sule visit critically injured Jaswant Singh at Army Hospital.

11.50 am: Govt may allow 10,000 common people attend Independence Day function at Red Fort, say BJP sources.

11.40 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh launches web-based application for issuing Police Clearance Certificate for Delhi.

11.16 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned after uproar over TDP MP's comment.

11.08 am: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over TDP MP's comment about women.

11.05 am: SC quashes criminal complaint against the then Tata Steel joint MD JJ Irani in a 1989 fire case in which 60 people were killed.

11.00 am: UP Police books 9-year-old boy for 'disturbing law & order' in Tundla, Firozabad.

10.50 am: Venkaiah Naidu speaks to Manvendra Singh to enquire about the condition of his father Jaswant, hospitalised in Delhi.

10.45 am: Rocket fired from Gaza intercepted over Ashkelon after truce with Hamas ended, says Israeli army.

10.15 am: United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets EAM Sushma Swaraj

9.41 am:  Modi govt lists out 19 new commandments for conduct of bureaucrats, tells them to maintain neutrality and take decisions on merit alone.

9.27 am: J&K engineers association calls for a 'tool down' strike today, demands action against the state minister who roughed up an engineer.

9.15 am: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrialisation in West Bengal, says he never spoke about industrial development in the state.

9.10 am: Pakistan Rangers confirm that BSF jawan who drifted into Pakistan would be return to India today

9.00 am: Delhi : Former Union minister Jaswant Singh admitted to ICU of RR Hospital.

8.55 am: Government orders inquiry following second gas leak at KMML plant in Kollam, Kerala.

8.50 am: Indian boxers are likely to miss the Asian Games after Boxing India (BI) misses a deadline to elect its board set by the AIBA

8.40 am: Two rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel says Israeli military.

8.30 am: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to meet PM Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today (read more)

8.20 am: Malaysia plans to make Malaysia Airlines fully state-owned, as trading in its shares is suspended.

8.00 am: US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he has authorized targeted airstrikes and airdrops of aid in Iraq amid a humanitarian crisis (read more)

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