Bengaluru, July 14: MoS for External Affairs Gen VK Singh is leading an operation 'Sankat Mochan' to evacuate Indians stranded in South Sudan.
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11.46 pm: Traffic congestion in Delhi after heavy rains lashed the capital and caused waterlogging.
11.45 pm: Gujarat: Hardik Patel to be released from jail tomorrow, section 144 imposed by Surat police commissioner till September 12, 2016 in Surat.
11.24 pm: Gujarat: Hardik Patel to be released from jail tomorrow, section 144 imposed by Surat police commissioner till September 12, 2016 in Surat.
10.19 pm: Both aircrafts r reaching Delhi via Thiruvananthapuram. First flight will land there around 5 am and reach New Delhi around 10 am tomm, says EAM.
10.18 pm: Both our air crafts have taken off from Kampala. We are out of the conflict zone. Sankat Mochan, says EAM Sushma Swaraj.
10.01 pm: Keeping in view unrest in J&K, we have strengthened security in many areas, says Nisar Ahmed, DIG (Doda, Kishtwar & Ramban range)on AmarnathYatra.
10.00 pm: Soldiers participate in Exercise "Megh Prahar", "demonstration on opposed river crossing" in Mathura today.
8.36 pm: IAF's C-17 aircraft on its way to India from Juba, with Indian nationals who were stranded in Sudan.
8.16 pm: Elders, parents, representatives of civil society contributed in normalising situation,appeal them to continue it in coming days, says Kashmir IGP.
7.28 pm: We are an active participant in the UN and our interests cover a range of issues, says Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative at UN.
7.26 pm: Yet Pakistan chose to misuse the platform and we responded in a forthright manner, says Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative at UN.
7.13 pm: I was IG Mangalore in 2008.Ganpathi never came in touch with me after 2008, never met/contacted me, says ADGP AM Prasad.
6.51 pm: Vice President Hamid Ansari received by Head of Presidential Admin, Mongolia on his arrival at Ulaanbaatar.
6.42 pm: Governor says Proceedings of legislative assembly to be videographed throughout and the majority proved by division and not by voice vote.
6.38 pm: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh has also asked Nabam Tuki to call the state legislative assembly to session immediately.
6.45 pm: I have no idea of reason why Ganpathi has taken my name, I am as surprised, says ADGP AM Prasad on Deputy SP suicide case.
6.30 pm: General Nakatani, Defence Minister of Japan, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
6.12 pm: Fifth SIT report with recommendations on black money submitted before the SC by the SIT.
6.05 pm: 14 casualties (12 are CRPF jawans, 2 are from J&K police); from stone pelting and being attacked by a hand grenade, says Brigadier MS Tevatia.
6.00 pm: Were not hurting protesters, they shouldn't have thrown hand grenade at us, says Injured security official in Srinagar.
5.49 pm: Jawans injured during protests in Kashmir get medical aid in SMHS Hospital.
5.30 pm: Suspected ISIS operative arrested by ATS Maharashtra, has been sent to police custody till 20th July by a Aurangabad court.
5.29 pm: How does it make a difference? People will assess everything and decide, says UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on Sheila Dikshit.
5.28 pm: Former PM Manmohan Singh and Congress Pres Sonia Gandhi offer prayers at Hazur Sahib Gurudwara (Nanded) in Mharashtra.
5.15 pm: Our internal affairs are solely ours to handle, anyone trying to interfere will not change that reality, says Vikas Swarup.
5.00 pm: First batch of rescued persons from South Sudan likely to arrive Trivandrum (Kerala) tomorrow morning around 6 AM, says Vikas Swarup.
4.45 pm: I would like her to campaign whenever she wishes to, says Sheila Dikshit on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on UP Elections.
4.30 pm: There are 4 parties in UP: SP, BSP, BJP and Congress. The fight is with all of them, says Sheila Dikshit after being announced UP CM candidate.
4.25 pm: Going for UP Elections with the hope that we will win this time, says Sheila Dikshit after being announced UP CM candidate.
4.17 pm: Want to thank Congress high command for the responsibility: Sheila Dikshit after being announced as UP CM candidate.
Want to thank Congress high command for the responsibility: Sheila Dikshit after being announced as UP CM candidate pic.twitter.com/4UbDuMKdVR— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2016
4.08 pm: Sheila Dikshit announced as UP CM candidate from Congress for UP Elections 2017.
Sheila Dikshit announced as UP CM candidate from Congress for UP Elections 2017. pic.twitter.com/4LlPsPHvid— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2016
4.00 pm: 21 year old ISIS suspect arrested by Maharashtra ATS from Parbhani.
3.50 pm: SC refuses to stay ordinance allowing states to conduct separate entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS.
3.25 pm: Sudan crisis: 600 Indians to be brought back to India in 2 IAF planes; Gen VK Singh leading the Indian team engaged in rescue ops.
3.15 pm: Office of profit case: Hearing on AAP MLAs' plea deferred till 21st July.
3.10 pm: Supreme Court refuses to interfere with NEET ordinance for now.
2.40 pm: MoS External Affairs Gen VK Singh meets with South Sudan's FM Deng Alor Kuol (pic: MEA)
MoS External Affairs Gen VK Singh meets with South Sudan's FM Deng Alor Kuol (pic: MEA) pic.twitter.com/SzvP8z9OZ9— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2016
2.32 pm: Philippines asks Beijing to respect Hague tribunal's ruling that rejected China's claims to most of South China Sea.
2:10 pm: Present govt in its greed for power, toppled elected govts of Arunachal & Uttarakhand, disrespected people's mandate: Sonia Gandhi.
1:50 pm: Banks go back to Supreme Court stating liquor baron Vijay Mallya has still not disclosed his assets. SC agrees to take up the matter next week.
1:39 pm: GST issue: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharm have aassured Venkaiah Naidu that they will get back to him soon after consultations within their party.
1:30 pm: Venkaiah Naidu speaks to Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma on GST bill issue.
1.21 pm: Pooja Thakur has achieved so much, led Guard of Honour for Obama. We expect to Court to understand our stand: Pooja Thakur's lawyer
IAF citing a policy instruction not approved by Govt arent granting her permanent commision: Pooja Thakur's lawyer pic.twitter.com/wtJeA0t73E— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2016
12.45 pm: Unidentified men attack Tomlinson Church (Tumkur, Karnataka). Kerosene oil poured on doors and set on fire. Investigation on.
12.25 pm: Annual rate of inflation based on monthly Wholesale price index stood at 1.62% for June, 2016 as against 0.79% for previous month.
12.20 pm: Armed Forces Tribunal admitted the matter and has sought IAF's response within 4 weeks: Pooja Thakur's legal counsel Sudhanshu Pandey
12.15 pm: Wing Commander Pooja Thakur moves Armed Forces Tribunal after being denied permanent commission by IAF.
11.56 am: UPDATE: Death toll of J&K protests over #BurhanWani's killing, rises to 37.
11.52 am: FLASH: Ghulam Nabi Azad to conduct a press conference today at 4 PM, Sheila Dikshit likely to be named Congress' UP CM candidate
11.40 am: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi's silence over DySP Ganapathi suicide issue is unfortunate. Why hasn't he visited Karnataka yet-Shrikant Sharma,BJP
11.33 am: This decision is against the majority.The one who has the majority is being made to sit in opposition and power is being handed over to Nabam Tuki ji who lost majority due to his involvement in corrupt acts: Shrikant Sharma, BJP on Arunachal Pradesh
11.15 am: I just had a slip of tongue that day and I deeply regret it. I had already clarified on that (slip of tongue), but there are some people who keep on hatching conspiracies against me: Shivpal Yadav, SP on his remark on 'terror'
11.05 am: Income Tax department conducts raid at former Congress MLA Sumita Singh's residence in Nyay Puri, Karnal (Haryana)
11.03 am: Case registered against 5 students & management of a girls' school in Jodhpur (Rajasthan) in connection with ragging of a class 11 student.
10.55 am: EX-JDU MLA Lalan Ram arrested from his residence in Patna last night after a video of him in inebriated state, surfaced.
10.50 am: I had received a letter from ACB saying I'll be summoned in August. Haven't received any info on specific date as yet: Sheila Dikshit
10.45 am: Once I receive information, I will definitely abide by it (ACB summons): Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit
10.40 am: We've issued notice to Sheila Dixit ji for questioning on 26th Aug in connection with Water tanker scam case-MK Meena
10.30 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairs high level meeting on law & order situation in J&K, at MHA in Delhi. Home Secretary & National Security Advisor present in meeting
10.23 am: Girl from Naxal affected area in Chhattisgarh's Kanker gets admission in Raipur's Indira Gandhi Agricultural University. Ulsi,who lost her father to a Naxal attack in 2010,wishes to serve as a officer in same village where incident happened.
10.08 am: Heavy rainfall lashes parts of Delhi.
10.05 am: J&K unrest affects the supply of fruits and vegetables in the state, shopkeepers in distress.
10.00 am: Delhi court today to pronounce its judgement in the 2009 murder case of IT executive Jigisha Ghosh, in which three men are facing trial.
9.45 am: Salman Khan has filed his response to Maharashtra State Commission For Women notice issued yesterday, says MSCW chief Vijaya Rahatkar.
9.30 am: We had two demands, 1st that case be handed over to CBI and 2nd resignation of K. J. George, says BJP MLA Suresh Kumar.
9.15 am: Actor Kamal Hassan admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai with a minor fracture in his leg, his condition is stable.
9.00 am: BJP & JDS MLAs' night-long protest at Karnataka Assembly demanding CBI probe in DySP Ganapathy suicide case.
8.45 am: 3 people injured after a car fell into a gorge in Mumbai's Powai area in early morning hours.
Pictures from Team India's practice session in Saint Kitts ahead of 1st Test match (21st July) against West Indies pic.twitter.com/1CVnLBnxMN— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2016
8.30 am: Regrettably,we've seen an attempt at misuse of this UN platform, says Syed Akbaruddin (India's Permanent REP at UN) at UN high-level thematic debate.
8.15 am: We'll make all possible efforts to bring back safely all Indian nationals who are stranded in Sudan, says Gen VK Singh.
8.00 am: Office of profit case: EC to hear case of AAP MLAs today.
2 IAF's C-17 aircraft depart for Juba to evacuate Indian nationals stranded in Sudan under operation 'Sankat Mochan' pic.twitter.com/om6RqTfvCh— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2016