New Delhi, Dec 30: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat has strongly batted for financial assistance to institutions like Kerala's famous Thanthra Vidyaa Peettham, where temple culture and associated rituals of worship are taught, saying that "serious education is needed in our tradition".
10:40 pm: We have signed MoU with Pawan Hans for five years says Managing Director of MTDC Paraag Jain Nainuttia.
10:25 pm: People of Avaniapuram pray for lifting the ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.
10:15 pm: Maharashtra ATS registers case against Malwani missing youth Ayaz Sultan under UAP Act for advocacy of IS, matter being investigated.
10:06 pm: Over 100 shanties gutted as fire breaks out in slum area of Maharashtra's Amravati, fire tenders dousing the flames.
9:50 pm: Fire breaks out in slum area of Maharashtra'a Amravati, over 100 jhuggis gutted in fire.
9:40 pm: Security forces cordoned off Gussu village of J&K's Pulwama district, searches being conducted as they suspect presence of militants in area.
9:20 pm: Actor Vidya Balan hospitalized after suspected kidney stones.
9:00 pm: Head on collision between a bus and a vehicle at Amritsar's Mehta Road, 9 killed & six persons injured.
8:45 pm: 5 forest guards who were tied to a tree by locals in Malda (WB) were later rescued by local police.
8:30 pm: 5 forest guards tied to a tree by locals in Malda (WB) after a minor got injured during expansion work of NH-81.
8:15 pm: Election Commission directs Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary to conduct an enquiry in alleged audio tape issue, orders to submit report by Jan 7.
8:00 pm: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu emphasized the need to protect environment, said "planning to source 1000 MW solar power in 3-4 years".
7.45 pm: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu dedicated 26 MW Wind Mill Power Plant at Jaisalmer to the nation.
7.35 pm: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off 1st New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express with Head on Generation system.
7.20 pm: One person has been arrested in New Delhi after it was found that he was allegedly selling Indian SIM cards to ISI agents.
7.00 pm: There have been further cases of denial of entry to Indian students holding valid visas to pursue studies in other US educational institutions: MEA.
GoI remains closely engaged with US Govt.We've strongly emphasized need for US authorities to honour visas issued by their own Embassy: MEA— ANI (@ANI_news) December 30, 2015
6:45 pm: London-bound Air India flight 131 returned to Mumbai due to suspected rodent sighting.
Though the presence of the rodent was not confirmed but keeping passengers' safety in mind the aircraft was brought back.— ANI (@ANI_news) December 30, 2015
6:30 pm: PM Modi chaired 8th interaction through PRAGATI (ICT-based platform for Pro-Active Governance&Timely Implementation)
6:20 pm: We have issued directions to state govts under Sec 18 of Air Pollution Act: Prakash Javadekar,Minister of Environment.
6:00 pm: Shrinking strength of Congress in Rajya Sabha will make GST happen: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
5:50 pm: FIR should be registered in cyber crime division under IT Act. I will file case against whoever is making allegations: Amit Jogi.
The state Govt. wants to divert attention from scams and that is why these issues surface: Amit Jogi on alleged tape issue— ANI (@ANI_news) December 30, 2015
5:40 pm: Audio recording is doctored and fabricated. Why it has surfaced after one & half year: Amit Jogi on alleged tape issue.
5:30 pm: DANICS cadre officers of Delhi government threaten to go on leave after Delhi Govt suspended 2 officers of the cadre.
5.25 pm: Disproportionate asset case filed against IAS officer Sanjay Pratap Singh.
5:20 pm: Indian Army busts militant hideout, recovers huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kishtwar
5:10 pm: Rajiv Gandhi warned against forces who proclaimed their commitment to technology on one hand but practised intolerance on the other: Sonia Gandhi.
4:54 pm: DDCA to sue AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal over corruption allegations: Reports
4:32 pm: Chhattisgarh ‘leaked tapes': Congress demands Raman Singh's resignation
4:31 pm: Turkish prosecutor says police detain 2 suspected Islamic State militants allegedly planning suicide attack
4:07 pm: We do not want to vitiate atmosphere or any communal situation to be aggravated: K'taka DGP Om Prakash on ban on Zakir Naik & Pravin Togadia
3:51 pm: No one will be spared. We will not tolerate any criminal activity:Tejashwi Yadav,Dy CM Bihar on Law & Order in state
3:35 pm: Sonia Gandhi attends silver jubilee function of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology in Kottayam (Kerala).
3:30 pm: We make more than 800 products out of which only 5 contain cow urine and it's mentioned, says Acharya Balkrishna.
3:15 pm: AIADMK worker's lungi caught fire as he tried to burn effigy of DMDK Chief in Viluppuram.
3:10 pm: Congress workers protest against Chhattisgarh's BJP Govt. over alleged audio tape in Raipur.
3:00 pm: India needs to increase GDP growth rate by at least 1-1.5%: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
2:30 pm: Cabinet approves Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with Australia
2:06 pm: J&K CM Mufti Mohd. Sayeed has been shifted to the ICU in AIIMS.
2:00 pm: PM Narendra Modi expresses grief over death of renowned Marathi poet Mangesh Padgaonkar
1:45 pm: Congress sends notice to Amit Jogi over controversial tapes on alleged fixing of a by-poll in Chhattisgarh
1: 28 pm: CCEA approves upscaling of grid connected rooftop and small solar power plants programme from Rs 600 crore to Rs 5,000 crore
1: 00 pm: Cabinet clears MoU between Ministry of Urban Development & Bloomberg Philanthropies (BP) New York to support development of Smart Cities.
12:40 pm: Cabinet approves Agreement for the exchange of information between India and Maldives on taxes.
12: 39 pm: All claims of govt on economy are far removed from reality. There is gross mismanagement: Anand Sharma
12: 35 pm: The High Court (Delhi) has sought to know from the Delhi government why women and two wheelers exempt from the odd-even rule.
12.20 pm: "In August, I wrote to PM asking for an international Ramayana Centre to be built in Ayodhya", says BJP MP Satyapal Singh.
12 noon: "UP Govt will take strict action against anyone trying to disturb peace", says Gaurav Bhatia, SP leader on Ram Temple issue.
11.40 am: "There can be no bigger betrayal of Sri Narayana Guru's beliefs than attempts to capture ideology by people who spread bigotry", says Sonia Gandhi.
Sonia Gandhi speaks at the inauguration of annual pilgrimage at Sivagiri Mutt in Varkala (Kerala) pic.twitter.com/1o4a1SVB5Y— ANI (@ANI_news) December 30, 2015
11.35 am: Karnataka MLC elections: Congress wins 1,leading on 4. BJP wins 1, JDS leading on 3.
11.30 am: India successfully test fires long-range surface-to-air missile from onboard INS Kolkata. It is developed jointly by India-Israel.
11.15 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi to shortly inaugurate annual pilgrimage at Sivagiri Mutt in Varkala, Kerala.
11.10 am: Ram Mandir will be formed with everyone's co-operation or court's order, says Union Minister Mahesh Sharma.
11.00 am: Ram Temple is not a political or election issue, matter is in court", says Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
10.50 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh & Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh arrive for Union Cabinet meeting at South Block in Delhi.
10.45 am: Rescuers find 8 survivors 5 days after gypsum mine collapsed in eastern China.
10.30 am: "We will start vacuum cleaning on streets around April,like its done in Europe", says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
10.15 am: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal administers pledge to combat air pollution to school children Odd Even Formula.
10.00 am: Shiv Sena and Congress workers celebrate after winning a seat each in MLC polls in Mumbai. Maharashtra MLC election results: Solapur-Independent, Dhule-Congress, Kolhapur-Congress,Nagpur-BJP(elected unopposed)
9.45 am: "I met Geeta in Indore yesterday. She is very happy. She appreciates our earnest efforts to find her family", says EAM Sushma Swaraj.
9.40 am: Counting for MLC elections begins in Gulbarga, Karnataka.
9.35 am: Farmers growing Pomegranate fruits suffer losses as cold wave affects production in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
9.30 am: Welcome any positive change according to film fraternity, says Pahlaj Nihalani to a news agency on proposed changes in structure & functioning of Censor Board
9.15 am: In the alleged tape, Ajit Jogi, his son Amit Jogi and CM Raman Singh's son-in-law Puneet Gupta are discussing fixing a bypoll.
9.00 am: In Mumbai, Shiv Sena's Ramdas Kadam and Congress's Bhai Jagtap win the two MLC seats which had gone for voting.
8:45 am: Making efforts to identify the jawans responsible if any and bring them to book: Army on Howrah rape case
8:30 am: Sonia Gandhi to visit Kottayam(Kerala) to attend silver jubilee function of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology
8:15 am: Mock drill conducted by Delhi Police late last night in various parts of the city
8:00 am: Cow urine is used as ingredient in Patanjali products,its haram in Islam-Althifi, Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaat on Fatwa.