News flash: Kolkata bridge collapse: NDRF, Army engage in rescue operations

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Bengaluru, March 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet scientists from Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory(LIGO) in Washington D.C.

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Kolkata: NDRF engage in rescue ops

9:51 pm: People are still under the debris: Ritabrata Banerjee, CPI (M).

9:34 pm: US Secy of State John Kerry meets NSA Ajit Doval ahead of Nuclear Security Summit; says India has key role in stewardship of N-weapons.

9:20 pm: Belgium approves extradition of Paris Attacks suspect Abdeslam to France, says a prosecutor: Reports.

9:00 pm: 18 bodies retrieved from debris of bridge,15 bodies identified: WB CM Mamata Banerjee on Kolkata flyover tragedy.

8:27 pm: 13 people were examined by Pakistan JIT today in Pathankot attack: NIA.

8:02 pm: 6-member fact finding committee formed to look into the Kolkata flyover tragedy.

7:50 pm: Strong blast in Turkey's Kurdish-dominated city of Diyarbakir: AFP.

7.30 pm: It is an opportunity to come here and meet Modi in America: Chinese citizen after meeting PM Modi in Washington DC.

7.20 pm: NDRF and the Army engaged in rescue operations after collapse of an under-construction bridge in Kolkata.

7.10 pm: Indian community members greet PM Narendra Modi in Washington DC.

6.50 pm: Washington DC: Indian community members gather to welcome PM Narendra Modi.

6.25 pm: BJP MLA OP Sharma suspended from Delhi assembly for two upcoming assembly sessions.

6.10 pm: We will take care of all the expenses of all the injured, we hope for their speedy recovery: WB CM on Kolkata bridge collapse.

6.00 pm: Opinions of engineering experts will be taken in the matter: CM Mamata Banerjee on Kolkata bridge collapse.

5.53 pm: CBI registers case against 4 persons and a aompany from Kolkata for allegedly cheating SBI of Rs 34.46 crore in name of loan. Further invstgation on.

5.25 pm: 15 dead and over 50 injured in Kolkata bridge collapse, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

5.15 pm: During hearing Delhi HC ask Govt to show evidence of adverse effects of drugs banned. Court says drugs banned were sold for several years.

5.10 pm: PM Modi expressed his condolences to victims in telephonic conversation with me, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Kolkata bridge collapse.

5.03 pm: 45% work was left, one girder missed & second one fell. it is nothing but God's act, says KP Rao, IVRCL Infrastructure company on Kolkata bridge.

4.35 pm: MLA Bacchu Kadu granted bail by Esplanade Court in Mumbai on surety of Rs 25,000. MLA asked to surrender his passport.

4.25 pm: NDRF teams are working on the spot of the incident, this is a very unfortunate, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

4.05 pm: Supreme Court extends ban on registration on diesel vehicles with engine of over 2000 cc till further order.

3.59 pm: Army sends another ambulance with medics and four recovery vehicles (cranes) and seven water bowsers to the affected area in Kolkata.

3.57 pm: State government announces compensation of Rs.5 lakhs for next of kin of deceased, and Rs. 2 lakhs for the injured in bridge collapse in Kolkata.

3.55 pm: Employees of Infra company IVRCL, which had contract for collapsed Kolkata bridge, left their office (Hyderabad) when incident happened.

3.48 pm: Kolkata Police confirms 14 dead and 78 injured in the collapsed under-construction bridge near Ganesh Talkies.

3.30 pm: Our team is in contact with WB, NDRF teams have been disoatched, says Kiren Rijiju (MoS Home) on Kolkata bridge collapse.

3.25 pm: Boxer Shiva Thapa qualifies for Rio Olympics 2016.

3.20 pm: Army has already deployed 4 columns of rescue personnel. There are 3 medical teams. 2 ambulances, surgeons and nursing assistants in each team.

3.10 pm: More teams are being mobilised for accident spot in Kolkata, two teams have already reached there, says OP Singh, DG NDRF.

3.00 pm: WB CM Mamata Banerjee at the spot where under-construction bridge collapsed near Ganesh Talkies in Kolkata.

2.56 pm: Army called in to assist in rescue work for the bridge that has collapsed in Kolkata. Troops are on the way.

2.40 pm: Spoke to DG NDRF who apprised me of situation at the accident site in Kolkata. NDRF teams rushed to spot for rescue operations, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

2.20 pm: Taxis buried under the debris of the collapsed bridge near Ganesh Talkies in Kolkata.

2.15 pm: 40 employees of Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka suspended over repeated 12th standard Chemistry question paper leak.

2.10 pm: Mamata ji's govt is responsible for this, says Kailash Vijayvargiya,(BJP in-charge,West Bengal) on bridge collapse.

2.00 pm: 2 units of NDRF being rushed to Ganesh Talkies area of North Kolkata to assist in rescue work after a bridge collapsed.

1.52 pm: Car fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand's Darkot this morning. 3 persons dead. Injured being treated in hospitals.

1.50 pm: The re-examination following the leak of the Chemistry paper will be held on April 12.

1.10 pm: Under-construction bridge collapses in North Kolkata near Ganesh Talkies(Girish Park),10 dead. Rescue operation on

1.00 pm: We'll provide merit-based scholarships to 100 students in each district for preparations of civil services exam, says Rahul Gandhi in Assam.

12.59 pm: Unexploded shell found near a petrol pump in Transport Nagar area of Ludhiana (Punjab).

12.45 pm: Judicial Custody of Chhagan Bhujbal extended till 13th April.

12.30 pm: When Modi will come here, he will not speak a word about black money, Mallya or Lalit Modi, says Rahul Gandhi.

12.15 pm: Congress party has dismissed 91 democratically elected Governments from time to time-Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

12.14 pm: The Supreme Court has told all parties arguing the J Jayalalithaa case to conclude arguments soon. Do not make the same points over and over again. We are running out of time.

12.00 pm: Haryana Assembly passes proposal to name Chandigarh Airport as Shaheed Bhagat Singh Int'l Airport, proposal to be sent to Civil Aviation Minister.

11.45 am:

11.36 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Washington DC to attend the 4th Nuclear Security Summit.

11.35 am: When Anbazhagan had commenced his arguments, the counsel for Jayalalithaa raised objections. The counsel also said that he has no locus standi to argue the case.

Today the Supreme Court while directing him to file his written arguments said that they did not want to hear the arguments all over the again. It is repetitive said the Supreme Court.

11.33 am: After permitting him to make submissions yesterday, the Supreme Court today refused to hear DMK leader Anbazhagan who was arguing against the acquittal of J Jayalalithaa. The court has directed him to furninsh his arguments in writing.

11.00 am: Bengaluru: Students and parents protest over repeated 12th standard question paper leak

10.12 am: Pakistan's Joint Investigation Team(JIT) arrives at NIA Headquarters in Delhi

9.33 am: Akhilesh Yadav directs a "relief material drive" to be started for areas affected by drought in Bundelkhand.

8.45 am: Mexico City authorities temporarily order all cars to remain idle 1 day a week in response to the smoggy capital's worst air-quality crisis.

8.35 am: For the third straight year Michael Jordan topped Forbes list of highest paid retired athletes.

8.03 am: Rahul Gandhi to address election rallies in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Tezpur in Assam.

8.00 am: PM Modi to attend the 4th Nuclear Security Summit today in Washington D.C., will speak tomorrow at the plenary session.

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