Bodies of the CRPF soldiers reached their homes where hundreds gathered. (PTI)
The bodies of the soldiers killed in an attack by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on Thursday reach their homes today. As the CRPF soldiers' coffins arrived, hundreds gathered to pay their respect in an emotional moment. People stood on roads with flowers, holding the national flag to receive the soldiers' bodies.
Last evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid tributes to the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers as their bodies arrived at the Palam airport. PM Modi and the other leaders laid the wreath on the coffins, wrapped in the national flag.
A terrorist drove up a car carrying 60 kg of RDX explosives next to a security convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and triggered the explosives on Thursday in what is the worst terror attack to take place in Kashmir since the start of the century. US National Security Adviser John Bolton has told Indian counterpart Ajit Doval yesterday that America supports India's right to self-defence after they discussed the Pulwama attack. "I told Ajit Doval today that we support India's right to self-defence. I have spoken to him twice, including this morning... and expressed US' condolences over the terrorist attack," he told news agency PTI. The centre has decided to take all possible diplomatic steps to ensure Pakistan's isolation and had withdrawn "Most Favoured Nation" status to the country.
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Saibaba temple trust to give Rs 2.51 crore to the families of CRPF soldiers killed in the Pulwama terror attack
The trust managing the famous Saibaba temple in Maharashtra's Shirdi has announced a total financial aid of Rs 2.51 crore for the families of CRPF soldiers killed in the Pulwama terror attack, an official said
Malayalam actor Mohanlal paid his tributes to the soldiers who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
Over 40 countries and at least three multi-nation organisations condemned the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, and expressed their condolences.
The UN, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the European Union issued statements condemning the terror attack, reported Press Trust of India.
Countries such as the US, France, Canada, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Australia were among the countries that expressed solidarity with India.
India's neighbours such as Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Mauritius, Bangladesh and Afghanistan also condemned the attack, said PTI.
An Ahmedabad-based Gujarati family said they will donate Rs 1 lakh to the families of each of the CRPF soldiers who were killed in the terror attack in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir's on Thursday.
Gujarat's Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said, "Babubhai Patel, a friend of mine, and his family have decided to donate Rs 1 lakh each to the family of all the CRPF troopers killed in the tragic incident in Pulwama. This is a wonderful gesture by the family. We hope more such donors will come forward and lend their support to the victims' families and show their solidarity towards the nation," according to IANS.
Thousands across the country paid their respects to those killed in the Thursday's Pulwama terror attack.
'Basic customs duty on all goods exported from Pakistan to India raised by 200 per cent with immediate effect', tweets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today announced "The Bharat Ke Verer", a trust into which public can contribute voluntarily to support the families of those Central Armed Paramilitary Forces who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack. "The @BharatKeVeer fund is managed by a committee comprising of Director Generals of CAPFs under aegeis of the Ministry of Home Affairs," Rajnath Singh tweeted.
Karnataka government announced financial help of Rs 25 lakh to the family of Constable (General Duty) Guru who was killed in the deadly Pulwama attack on Thursday.
A security personnel walks past an army truck carrying the body of CRPF jawan H Guru, who lost his life in Thursday's Pulwama terror attack, at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited airport in Bengaluru, Saturday, (PTI Image).
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Sunil Kumar among others paid their tribute to the soldier.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday announced government jobs to one person each from the families of two CRPF personnel from the state, who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, reports Press Trust of India.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the family of the army personnel killed in the Pulwama attack.
Several shops and business establishments in Agra downed their shutters today in protest against the Pulwama terror attack, news agency IANS reported
The all-party meet ended with a resolution passed condemning the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama
CRPF Director General RR Bhatnagar is at the spot of the Pulwama attack. "I have come to see the spot. As you have seen, forensic and NIA teams are already working here and the investigation is going on," he said, adding that more details will be given once the investigation is completed
Rajnath Singh reportedly said in the all-party meeting that even if the BJP is responsible for acts of violence, they will be held responsible. He also reportedly requested his party in the state to not communalise the situation.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a gathering at 4 pm in the evening in Kolkata. The gathering will meet at Hazra More and will then proceed on a candlelight march.
"We express our solidarity with our jawans, countrymen and united India. At this hour, we are all together," she tweeted
All-party meet ends in Parliament
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami has announced government jobs to one family member each of the two CRPF personnel from the state who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack, reports news agency ANI
Rajnath Singh briefs leaders on Pulwama attack at all-party meet in Delhi
Leaders from different political parties arrived at the parliament complex for the meet. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Jyotiraditya Scindia, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O'Brien of the Trinamool Congress, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena, Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan and Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar were among those who are attending.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman receives the body of CRPF Constable Sivchandran C at Tiruchirapalli
Kulbhushan Jadhav case at UN court amid tensions with Pakistan over Pulwama
India will ask the United Nations's top court on Monday to order Pakistan to take Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, accused of espionage, off death row. Mr Jadhav, who India says was kidnapped from Iran, has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court.
US supports action against Jaish-e-Mohammed, asks Pakistan to freeze funds of designated terror groups
The US on Friday asked Pakistan to "freeze without delay" the funds and other financial assets of the UNSC-designated terrorist networks and their leaders.
"Pakistan outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed in 2002. However, the group still operates in Pakistan. The US designated JeM as a foreign terrorist organization in December 2001, and we fully support actions to prevent them from conducting future attacks," the US State Department said in a statement.
Trains have resumed service from Maharashtra's Nallasopara after three hours following protests against the Pulwama terror attack
Jammu deputy commissioner Ramesh Kumar said, "The situation is under control since last evening. Earlier there were some peaceful protests but in the afternoon they turned violent and some vehicles were set on fire. Curfew will continue, people are requested not to come out of their homes. Educational institutions are closed. Don't believe in rumours and cooperate with the administration to restore normalcy."
Haryana leader Abhay Chautala, who was to attend a family friend's wedding in Pakistan, has cancelled his visit
All-party meeting on Pulwama attack begins in Parliament
In Maharashtra, people are staging a protest on railway tracks at Nallasopara railway station against the Pulwama terrorist attack
Leaders have arrived at the Parliament for an all-party meet called by the centre over the Pulwama attack
ASI Mohan Lal's daughter pays her final tribute to her father
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced Rs 50 lakh compensation for the families of the CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama
In Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat paid tribute to CRPF ASI Mohan Lal who died in the Pulwama terror attack
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Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has arrived in Delhi for consultations with the centre after the Pulwama attack
The body of CRPF jawan
Ramesh Yadav has been brought to his home in Tofapur in Varanasi
The body of CRPF jawan Rohitash Lamba has been brought to his home in Govindpura, Jaipur
In Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, people have gathered around the home of a CRPF soldier killed in Pulwama whose body reached an hour ago
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has landed in a huge question over his comments over the Pulwama attack. After condemning the deadly attack, he questioned, without naming Pakistan, "Can an entire nation be blamed for a handful of people?"
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was scheduled to visit Pakistan today along with a business delegation but he has cut short his trip
following the Pulwama attack. He will now arrive in Pakistan on Sunday