Early in the morning today, Sealdah-Ajmer express train derailed near Kanpur today, killing at least two people and injuring not less than 26 people. This comes a month after the Indore-Patna express met the same fate in which at least 140 people had lost their lives. Catch us here for the live update of day’s development related to the accident and others.
05:30 PM: An Income Tax officer in Visakhapatnam in a case of taking bribery. CBI arrested B Srinivasa Rao while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000.
04:40 PM: Union minister Venkaiah Naidu attacked Congress on Wednesday. The minister said that Congress is in panic over overwhelming support by people to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move. They are trying to create confusion among the people, he added.
04:05 PM: Tata Group chiarman Ratan Tata reached headquarter of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in Nagpur to meet Sanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, reported news agency ANI.
03:50 PM: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav ruled out alliance with any party for upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. The
03:00 PM: Three-day state mourning in Chhattisgarh on the demise of former of Meadhya Pradesh chief minister Sunder Lal Patwa, said CM Raman Singh. The last rite will be performed tomorrow.
02:25 PM: In shocking scenes seen ahead of a meeting to pick the late Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa’s successor in Chennai, an ugly fight broke out on the streets with rebel MP Sasikala Pushpa’s lawyer being thrashed by a large gathering of the rival faction.
#WATCH: Suspended AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa’s lawyer attacked outside party office by AIADMK workers in Chennai. pic.twitter.com/u10t63TmzX
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 28, 2016
02:00 PM: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced compensation of Rs 50,000 for critically injured and Rs 25,000 for those sustained minor injuries. As far as 50 people are reportedly dead in the derailment of Sealdah-Ajmer express.
01:40 PM: Fire broke out at The Hub Mall in Goregaon, Mumbai. Six fire tenders reached the spot to douse the flame.
12:45 PM: An economics professor of a University of United States has been appointed as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India. Prof Viral V Acharya has become the fourth RBI Deputy Governor.
12:30 PM: The Government approved an ordinance on deadline to deposit demonetised currency notes. It has been named as ‘The Specified Bank Notes Cessation of Liabilities Ordinance’, said sources.
12:15 PM: In a shocking incident, 40 Kgs Gold robbed from a branch of Muthoot Finance in Hyderabad.
11:35 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sorrow on the death of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and former cabinet minister Sunder Lal Patwa. The PM said he was saddened and called him a hardworking and dedicated leader whose good work as MP CM would be remembered.
10:24 AM: New Delhi-Lucknow Gomti Express, Delhi- Azamgarh Kaifiyat Express, and Anand Vihar-Rewa Express cancelled because of operational reasons.
10:08 AM: What is the Congress? It means listening to you, understanding others. It made us understand the meaning of freedom, says Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi speaking at the 132nd foundation day of Indian National Congress pic.twitter.com/7Bzr2q7AF3
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 28, 2016
10:05 AM: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at the 132nd foundation day of Indian National Congress in the national capital.
10:04 AM: Former Madhya Pradesh CM Sunder Lal Patwa passes away at 92 after suffering a heart attack.
10:01 AM: Sensex at 26,334.19, up by 120.75 points or 0.46 percent. Nifty at 8,070.75, raises by 37.90 or 0.47 percent.
8:55 AM: CBI Sanjeev Gautam (DIG) has been removed from former Director General Corporate Affairs B K Bansal suicide case: Report
8:00 AM: Thorough investigation will be carried out to ascertain the cause, says Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu
#WATCH Visuals of #SaeldahAjmer Exp train which derailed between Rura-Metha near Kanpur. 2 dead, 28 injured. Rescue and relief ops underway pic.twitter.com/gmhCJJCO7D
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 28, 2016
7:59 AM: Personally monitoring the situation in wake of unfortunate derailment of Sealdah-Ajmer express near Kanpur, says Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
7:57 AM: Earthquake tremors of 4.2 magnitude felt in Andaman Islands at around 2:51 AM.
6:55 AM: 14 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer express derail near Kanpur.