Bengaluru, Dec 30: AirAsia on Tuesday confirmed that the debris spotted in the Java Sea, is from the missing flight QZ8501, even as three bodies confirmed to be those of passengers in the ill-fated plane were retrieved.
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11:50 pm: Eminent journalist B G Verghese passes away in Gurgaon at the age of 87.
11:00 pm: You cannot take somebody's land forcefully, so burn the copies of ordinance: WB CM Mamata Banerjee.
10:12 pm: An Army porter injured in a mine blast across LoC in Manjakote Sector (J&K).
7.30 pm: Bad weather and high waves have obstructed the retrieval of bodies from the AirAsia QZ8501 plane in the Java Sea.
7.15 pm: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said it was the "joint failure" of both the state and central governments to prevent the recent carnage of tribals by Bodo miltant group NDFB (Songbijit) in the state.
7.00 pm: A Libyan lawmaker says a suicide car bomber has rammed his vehicle into the outer gate of the headquarters of the internationally recognised parliament.
6.45 pm: VHP International President Praveen Togadia calls for common civil code and anti-conversion bill.
6.30 pm: BJP and Congres lash out at Arvind Kejriwal; AAP denies charges of playing the caste card.
6.15 pm: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was apparently snoozing when PM Narendra Modi was speaking about 'Make In India'.
6.00 pm: Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh says "Make Aamir Khan's 'PK' tax free".
5.45 pm: Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: Congress questions CBI's role, says Shah's discharge worrisome.
5.30 pm: BJP President Amit Shah, while addressing party workers at party office in Delhi says, "We have taken a historical decision for unathorized colonies in Delhi, there are many other like, Jan Dhan & Adarsh Gram Yojana."
5.00 pm: BJP leader Nitin Gadkari says, "Amitji hs been acquitted, very happy about that. I always maintained this but the court said it today."
4:50 pm: "CBI is a parrot," says Sohrabuddin's brother questioning the clean chit to Amit Shah
3.52 pm: Excise duty concessions to auto industry to be withdrawn from January 1: Sources.
3.17 pm: More than 40 bodies retrieved in AirAsia search: Indonesian navy
3.03 pm: BJP leader Jaswant Singh discharged from hospital after 4-months, in 'minimally conscious state', will need supportive care: MoD sources.
2.33 pm: MS Dhoni has retired from Test cricket.
2.10 pm: 6 bodies have been discovered in the Java Sea near where plane debris was discovered
2.03 pm: Family of Sohrabuddin Sheikh to move High Court as BJP President Amit Shah discharged in alleged fake encounter cases
1.35 pm: BJP President Amit Shah discharged in the fake encounter case relating to killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsi Prajapati.
1.25 pm: Indonesian officials tell local TV 'victims' spotted near site where AirAsia plane disappeared
1:15 pm: Indonesian Navy confirms that floating objects found in Indonesian waters are parts of missing Airasia plane
12.48 pm: Saradha chit fund chief Sudipta Sen admitted to Alipore hospital.
12.40 pm: Indonesian transport ministry says search plane sighted 'red and white coloured debris' off the Kalimantan coast
12.17 pm: Fresh protests by fringe groups reported in New Delhi against Aamir Khan's movie 'PK'
12.14 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval meet in Delhi post Lahkvi's detention
11.50 am: BJP leader Ram Madhav and J&K unit president Jugal Kishore Sharma meet Governor.
11.40 am: Indonesia Search and Rescue says debris possibly linked to missing AirAsia plane spotted
Photo taken from an Indonesian aircraft over the Java Sea shows possible plane debris from the missing AirAsia flight pic.twitter.com/vh7mvBqdgZ— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) December 30, 2014
11.13 am: After AAP chief stirred controversy by playing the caste card,the party rushes to his defence claiming there's nothing wrong in what he said
11.10 am: New detention order against 26/11 main accused Lakhvi after India complains: Reports
10.36 am: BJP leader Ram Madhav likely to meet Governor NN Vohra for talks on government formation in J&K, party sources say
10.23 am: Visuals of the blast site in Church street,Bangalore,security tightened
Visuals of the blast site in Church street,Bangalore,security tightened pic.twitter.com/lOZLwh7hO5— ANI (@ANI_news) December 30, 2014
10.15 am: Tech company founded by Mumbai-born Azim Makanojiya, an Indian-American emerges largest online seller of silicon wrist band in the US- PTI
10.00 am: US deploys a destroyer ship to aid search for the missing AirAsia flight amid fears flight is at the bottom of the Java sea
9.11 am: Fog disrupts air traffic in the capital. Over 80 flights delayed. Train services also disrupted in both Delhi and Uttar Pradesh
Dense fog in Delhi, trains & flights delayed pic.twitter.com/Zc9oNcxCLc— ANI (@ANI_news) December 30, 2014
8.20 am: USS Samson heading to Java sea to assist in search and rescue operations
8.00 am: Islamic State releases interview with captive Jordanian pilot (IS releases new video)