Sept 28: Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan have pulled out of SAARC Summit to be hosted in Pakistan in November. The countries have sighted their concern over recent escalation of terrorism in the region as their reason for pulling out.
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1: 30 am: Three injured in South Carolina school shooting, suspect in custody: AFP
1:00 pm: House collapsed in Ajmeri Gate area of Delhi, one dead
12:40 am: West Bengal: Boat capsized in Mahananda River in Malda today with 15 people, all were later rescued.
12:15 am: Afghan,Bangladesh,Bhutan&India conveyed inability to participate in SAARC bcoz of current environment, we've taken it seriously: Nepal MoFA
11:45 pm: Nepal Govt urges that a conducive environment be created soon to ensure participation of all member states in 19th SAARC summit: Nepal MoFA
11:30 pm: Jharkhand: Police arrested two naxals in Palamu today, recovered arms and ammunition from them.
10:45 pm: Wrong to say that all 116 deaths (in Bhopal) happened due to malnutrition. CMHO didn't say this: MP Health Minister Rustam Singh
10:15 pm: US Senate votes to override Obama's 9/11 bill veto: AFP
9:55 pm: Indus waters treaty benefits both India and Pakistan, but Jammu and Kashmir faces losses. Want compensation: J&K CM
9:45 pm: U.N. chief: war crimes in Aleppo.
9:15 pm: EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Delhi after her UNGA speech in New York.
8:50 pm: Three women Naxals were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sukma.
8:30 pm: Kerry threatens to cut off all contacts with Russia over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian bombardment of Aleppo ends.
7:50 pm: DRI foils attempt to smuggle out 477 highly endangered species of turtles in Tamil Nadu.
7:25 pm: ED attaches assets worth Rs3 cr of Mahat Chandra Talukdar,ex-Dy Conservator of Forests Dhemaji in case involving corruption in Forest Dept.
7:20 pm: Ukraine says MH17 probe proves Russia's 'direct involvement'.
7:12 pm: CBI achieved first breakthrough in Embraer deal. USD 5.5 million were paid by M/S Embraer to a middleman based at abroad: CBI Sources.
6:47 pm: SAARC Summit will be postponed since 4 nations have decided to not attend SAARC Summit in Islamabad, there's no other way: Vikas Swarup, MEA
SAARC rule position is very clear, any one head of state or Govt decides not to participate in SAARC Summit, it has to be postponed: Swarup— ANI (@ANI_news) September 28, 2016
6:40 pm: PM chairs 15th meeting of #PRAGATI Platform; reviews handling of grievances related to income tax.
6:30 pm: Tomorrow I will be in New Delhi for a meeting with Uma Bharti. I will brief her about the ground realities says Siddaramaiah. Today at the Cabinet we have decided to postpone the release of water. Next step after tomorrow's meeting, he further said.
6:28 pm: Cauvery row: I held an all party meeting today. All were of the opinion including the BJP and the the JD(S) that there is a resolution in the assembly to release water only for drinking purposes. Since there is a resolution in place and a meeting scheduled for tomorrow, it would be better to postpone the release of the water, it was stated at the all party meet.
Tomorrow I will be in New Delhi for a meeting with Uma Bharti. I will brief her about the ground realities says Siddaramaiah.
6:23 pm: Cauvery row: Tomorrow at 11.30 AM the meeting of the two CMs with the centre will take place in New Delhi.
6:20 pm: Cabinet meet on Cauery ends.
6:10 pm: BJP president Amit Shah to chair meet to review Kashmir strategy: Sources.
5.54 pm: It contains allegations against certain CBI officials in connection with the on-going bribery investigation against B.K.Bansal & others: CBI.
5.34 pm: GST will help improve Competitive Index as well as ease of doing business: Shaktikanta Das (Secratary, Economic Affairs).
5.15 pm: India has jumped 32 positions in the last two years in Competitive Index: FM Arun Jaitley.
5.00 pm: PM Modi went to Lahore, why? For us because he understood the importance of improved relations between India-Pakistan: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti.
4.45 pm: Have received purported hand written notes of B.K.Bansal, then DG(Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and his son from Delhi Police today, says CBI.
4.31 pm: Didn't find anything or anyone suspicious here but we need to search some more areas to clear the doubts, says Pathankot SSP Rakesh Kaushal.
4.14 pm: Supreme Court has asked Sahara Chief Subrata Roy's lawyer to give a roadmap on how will they pay approx Rs 12,000 crore to SEBI.
4.13 pm: Supreme Court extends interim parole of Subrata Roy till October 24th and asked him to deposit Rs 200 crore within that time.
4.01 pm: SC orders that till disposal of both marines' plea in arbitration court, both Salvatore Girone and marine Latorre will stay in Italy.
3.56 pm: BJP President Amit Shah addressing a rally in Mathura (Uttar Pradesh).
3.47 pm: SC directs Centre to submit reports every three months on the progress of jurisdiction case at international tribunal.
3.46 pm: Italian Marines matter: SC orders that till disposal of both marines' plea in arbitration court,Sergeant Salvatore Girone will stay in Italy
3.12 pm: 5 Naxals arrested by police during search operations in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh.
3.11 pm: Have asked the Health Dept to probe into the matter. Necessary arrangements should have been made: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Katihar incident.
3.10 pm: Security tightened outside Chandrakeshwar Prasad (petitioner in Mohd Shahabuddin's case) residence.
3.00 pm: Anganwadi workers protest rally towards HP Secretariat, demand hike in wages, regularisation and equal scale as given by Haryana Govt in Shimla.
2.59 pm: Cabinet approves Rs. 111.59 crore financial assistance for Retired employees of Bharat Pumps and Compressors Limited, Allahabad.
2.50 pm: Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2014.
2.45 pm: Cabinet approves closure of Hindustan Cables Limited, Kolkata.
2.30 pm: Cabinet approves implementation of Rs. 2,256 crore Project 'SAKSHAM', a New Indirect Tax Network of CBEC : Prakash Javadekar on GST.
2.15 pm: Cabinet to pay 78 days' Productivity Linked Bonus for 2015-16 to eligible Group 'C' and 'D' Railway Employees: Prakash Javadekar.
2.10 pm: Cabinet approves ratification of Paris Agreement (COP 21), to take place on Oct 2: Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister.
2.05 pm: Afghan official says 13 civilians killed in airstrike on residential building; US military says it is investigating (Source: AP).
1.47 pm: Aam Aadmi Party workers hold protest against Congress MP Shadi Lal Batra (booked on rape charges) outside his residence.
1.34 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi's roadshow in Bareilly (UP).
1.23 pm: NHRC notice to the Government of Madhya Pradesh over reported deaths of 116 children due to malnutrition in Sheopur district.
1.21 pm: Lawyer Prashant Bhushan tells SC "if Mohd Shahabuddin would be out on bail, then the witness' life would be in danger".
1.16 pm: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Bajrang Dal write letter to Bangalore police to not allow Pak singer Shafqat Amanat Ali to perform on Sept 30.
1.05 pm: Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal write letter to Bangalore police to not allow Pak singer Shafqat Amanat Ali to perform on Sept 30.
1.03 pm: Pak cant just approach the World Bank and try to leap over the structures established under the treaty, says Salman Haider (Former Foreign Secretary).
12.57 pm: Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley old the moment they get reports frm State govts,central team will go and make assessment and give the support required to both states, says Naidu.
12.49 pm: On one side drought-prone areas received rain and most of reservoirs & tanks got filled up but at same time standing crops were lost: V Naidu.
12.48 pm: Surveyed flood-hit Andhra Pradesh &Telangana portions y'day; water is receding,but damage is extensive for farmers, says Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu.
12.37 pm: Cabinet meeting at 2 PM on Cauvery issue today.
12.31 pm: Local criminals attempt to loot a car in Kanjhawala area of Delhi. One robber shot, others fled away with the looted car. Search op on.
12.30 pm: The JD(S) advises Chief Minster not to release water to Tamil Nadu today. Leaders say let us wait for the outcome of the meeting of the two states with the centre.CM says that he will take a decision in the Cabinet meet.Leaders say that the resolution of the house is more important.
12.29 pm: Lodha panel report said BCCI defied SC orders. SC said "You (BCCI) are behaving like Lords. Fall in line else we will make you fall in line."
12.20 pm: We'd still like to continue with SAARC process and hope there'll be change & Pak comes to the path of co-op instead of contradict'n: S Muazzem.
12.19 pm: When attacks happen in Syria & Paris then Pak artistes who get work and respect in India tweet sympathy but nothing on Uri attacks?: MNS.
12.16 pm: Wal-Mart In Talks To Invest Up To 1 Billion dollar In Flipkart.
12.06 pm: We dont have anything against individual actors, but you cant separate art and the nation. Country first: Amey Khopkar, MNS.
12.04 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee visits Kedarnath Temple, Harish Rawat also present at Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand.
12.00 pm: President Mukherjee arrives at Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand.
11.48 am: After Uri, we believe situation is not conducive to holding the Summit, says Syed Muazzem (Bangladesh High Commissioner To India) on SAARC Summit.
11.47 am: Its a setback, but Pak is a part of the region and has to contribute to regional harmony, says Syed Muazzem (Bangladesh High Commissioner To India).
11.45 am: SC gives BCCI time till October 6 to respond to the Lodha panel's report accusing board of stalling reforms at every step.
11.40 am: MP Govt waives off 20% entertainment tax on India-New Zealand match ticket; match is in Indore on 8th Oct.
11.30 am: Told the doctors that we don't have money to take the body to Bhagalpur; they didn't provide us with an ambulance: Grandfather.
11.20 am: Initially they said postmortem will be done here, but after keeping body for more than 24 hrs, doc asked us to take it to Bhagalpur, says Relative.
11.19 am: Katihar (Bihar): 3 people carry dead relative in plastic bag after they allegedly didn't get ambulance to take his body to Bhagalpur for postmortem
11.13 am: The panel pleaded to the CJI for an early hearing to which Chief Justice Of India said "we will hear the matter"
11.11 am: Panel in its report said that the BCCI is not implementing its recommendations, & recommended measures for improving functioning of BCCI.
11.06 am: Fodder scam: SC adjourns the matter till November 10.
11.00 am: Income tax raids in offices of Adven Tyres & Punjab Jewellers in Bhopal & Indore.
10.58 am: Lodha panel submits it's report on BCCI in SC
10.57 am: One jawan dead, three injured in an explosion caused by Naxalites in Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh.
10.37 am: Lucknow (UP): CM Akhilesh Yadav flags off Kokrajhar (Assam) to Jammu and Kashmir 'Sadbhavana Cycle Yatra'
10.28 am: Kanpur (UP): Truck rams into the boundary wall of the headquarter of 32nd battalion ITBP; Driver and cleaner held and being questioned.
10.15 am: Due to increased level of violence, fighting as result of imposed terrorism on Afghanistan, Pres. of Afghanistan with his responsibilities as Commander in Chief will be engaged, & will not be able to attend SAARC Summit - Afghanistan to SAARC Chair Nepal: Sources
10.14 am: Supreme Court extended the parole of Subrata Roy for a week. Court to hear bail cancellation matter later today.
10.10 am: Udaipur: ABVP stages protest at Techno India NJR Institute of Technology after some Kashmiri students allegedly raised anti-national slogans
10.02 am: Bangalore: All party meeting to discuss further step after SC order on #CauveryIssue begins
9.53 am: More than 250 people who were trying to forcefully enforce a shutdown have been detained in three subdivisions: DM Darjeeling
9.51 am: Situation peaceful in Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) area (WB), administration on alert.
9.45 am: The attackers hit me, my wife and my kids. They took away all the utensils, clothes and jewellery: Victim's father
9.43 am: There were 12-13 ppl. When we started running, they caught hold of our daughter & took her away. We found her after 30 mins: Victim's father
9.42 am: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Unidentified armed dacoits gang-raped a 12-year-old girl after looting her family.
9.41 am: Pakistan approaches World Bank and urges them to stop Indian projects on the Neelum and Chenab Rivers: Pak Media (Dawn News)
9.40 am: Awami League protested outside Pak High Commission in London yesterday against Pakistan's interference in Bangladesh's internal affairs.
9.07 am: Bhutan joins other SAARC countries in conveying inability to participate in the SAARC Summit, under the current circumstances: Sources
9.06 am: Bhutan shares concerns of some of SAARC countries on deterioration of regional peace & security due to terrorism: Sources
9.04 am: Bhutan expresses concern over recent escalation of terrorism in the region, which seriously compromises environment for (contd): Sources
9.03 am: We're artists so we'll talk about love & peace, but govt must make decisions about law & who's allowed to work and who isn't: Saif Ali Khan
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha protests against WB CM, called for a shutdown in Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) area (Darjeeling, WB) pic.twitter.com/Yeewuh8r60— ANI (@ANI_news) September 28, 2016
9.03 am: Film industry is open to world's talents, especially across borders, but govt has to decide these things: Saif Ali Khan on Pak artists issue
8.55 am: Shopian, J&K: Youth named Wasim Ahmad Khanday snatches an AK-47 Rifle along with 30 Rounds from a PSO of ex MLC Abdul Rehman Tukroo (CPI)
8.45 am: Head-on collision between two cars leaves 5 dead and 2 injured in Assam's Morigaon district.
8.30 am: In view of the above, Bangladesh is unable to participate in the proposed Summit in Islamabad: Sources
8.30 am: Bangladesh remains steadfast in its commitment to regional co-op but believes these can only go frwd in more congenial atmosphere: Sources
8.30 am: Growing interference in internal affairs of Bangladesh by one country has created environment not conducive to successful hosting of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November 2016 - Bangladesh: Sources
8.03 am: 112 supporters were arrested by police in various places of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) area (WB)
7.46 am: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah took an aerial survey in flood affected areas in Gulbarga (27.09.16)
7.45 am: Israel's former president Shimon Peres has died aged 93: Israel Media
7.30 am: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha observes 12 hours shutdown in Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) area, protesting against WB CM.
7.10 am: Cabinet meeting to take place today at 11 AM.
7.10 am: Hearing on cancellation of bail plea of Mohammad Shahabuddin in SC today