News in Brief (Jan 5)

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New Delhi, Jan 5: Get the latest national and international news updates here:

10:15 pm: Gunmen kill 3 Saudi guards along border with Iraq

9:30 pm: Cross border firing: Over 7,000 evacuated in Samba, Kathua

India and Pakistan

8:30 pm: Villagers protest against Pakistan and ceasefire violations in Poonch (J&K).

8:00 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Arnia (RS Pura, J&K).

7:25 pm: Cabinet approves promulgating an ordinance to auction iron ore & other minerals.

5:45 pm: For a CM to encourage Naxal activities is problematic, they should give an explanation, said RP Rudy on Jitan Ram Manjhi who has been hurled a shoe on Monday.

5:15 pm: PM makes appointments to Niti Aayog: Vice Chairman: Arvind Panagariya, (Economist), Full-Time Members: Bibek Debroy (Economist), Dr VK Saraswat (Former Secretary Defence R&D), Ex-officio members: Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Suresh Prabhu, & Radha Mohan Singh.

4:56 pm: India does not believe that Pakistan is showing effort to dismantle the basis of LeT, possibly al-Qaeda and Haqqani, said MEA Syed Akbaruddin.

4:34 pm: Fresh ceasefire violation in Samba (J&K), 1 BSF jawan martyred in firing.

4:11 pm: Man was frustrated and was seeking attention, no political motive was involved, said Jitendra Rana (SSP) on man who hurled slipper at Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi.

News in Brief (Jan 5)

3.50 pm: Villagers hold shells from fresh ceasefire violation in Samba (J&K)

3.35 pm: TMC workers hold protests after a party worker was found dead near Siliguri. Three persons have been arrested so far.

3.30 pm: Uber cab rape case committed to Delhi fast track court, hearing to begin on Jan 7.

3.05 pm: Two RSS activists detained for questioning over Mamata Banerjee's nephew being slapped: Times Now

2.50 pm: Delhi court takes cognisance of charge sheet in the sensational Uber cab rape case (PTI)

2.35 pm: Abhishek Banerjee has forgiven the person who slapped him: TMC MP Derek O'Brien

2.25 pm:

2.03 pm: Sports ministry recommends Saina Nehwal's name for Padma Bhushan

1.55 pm:

1.30 pm: It's a labour dispute between an Indian firm and 77 workers;our high commission is working on it: MEA on Indian labourers stranded in Sri Lanka

12.51 pm: Man throws shoe at Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi during his Janata Darbar, detained.

12.50 pm: CBI registers FIR against Dera Sachcha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh over mass castration.

12.43 pm: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy questions Aamir Khan's silence on financing his film PK, urges PM to order DRI inquiry.

12.35 pm: Supreme Court declines to interfere with Rajasthan ordinance introducing new educational prerequisites for panchayat poll candidates

12.25 pm: AAP and BJP file FIRs against each other over a tussle between the workers of the two parties during a TV show

12.04 pm: HM Rajnath Singh holds a meeting with NSA Ajit Doval and internal security officers to discuss repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan

11.48 am: Key strategy meet of BJP leaders begins, members say party will be part of government formation in J&K

11.45 am: Was shocked on hearing of Dhoni's retirement after MCG Test", says India's new captain Virat Kohli

11.23 am: Election Commission likely to announce dates for Delhi assembly polls this week: NDTV

11.18 am: Protests erupt in Asansol a day after TMC youth leader Abhishek Banerjee was slapped during a rally in east Midnapore.

11.12 am: Road collapses on due to rain on National Highway-24, which goes from Delhi to Ghaziabad; traffic comes to a standstill

11.00 am: 10 member core team led by Nirmal Singh, Jugal Kishore to meet BJP President Amit Shah in the capital.

10.25 am: ISI, with the help of LeT, planning 'Arnia-type' suicide attack in J&K and other parts before Barrack Obama's India visit: NDTV.

10.15 am: US Secretary of state John Kerry certifies Pakistan government's action against terror.

9.50 am: Tata-Chhapra Express looted in Bihar; passengers allege that guards chose to hide (Train looted in Bihar)

9.35 am: Five maoists dead after attack along the Andhra- Odisha border.

9.25 am: Smugglers normally take a busy route so they can mingle with boats.The suspected terrorists didn't take a normal route: Def Min

9.15 am: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar says "Circumstantial evidence shows suspected terror link".

8.55 am: Fresh firing reported in Kathua sector along LoC, Pakistani rangers targets multiple BSF posts, Indian forces retaliate.

8.40 am: Akali Dal to hold Dharna against drug smuggling near Attari Border

8.30 am: Fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Kathua sector along the Line of Control: Reports

8.14 am: 173 marine commandos deployed in Gujarat coastal areas after the recent Pakistani boat explosion

8:00 amTaliban leader lists ‘jihad' as skill on LinkedIn

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