News in brief: March 15

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Bangalore, March 15: Here are the updates of top news of the day (Saturday, March 15) in brief.

11.00 pm: BJP announces its fourth candidates' list after 12 hours of deliberation. Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will contest from Varanasi. Party president Rajnath Singh will contest from Lucknow while senior leader Arun Jaitley will contest from Amritsar in Punjab. Murli Manohar Joshi, who vacated his seat for Modi, will contest from Kanpur.

5.20 pm: AIADMK minister in Tamil Nadu Sampath found distributing cash among voters.

5.00 pm: Sidhu meets Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley to discuss Amritsar seat.

3.45 pm: Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu was adamant on contesting from his seat. Reports said senior leader Arun Jaitley would contest from Amritsar. He also dismissed the possibility of contesting from Rajya Sabha.

3.00 pm: Congress MP from Kerala P C Chacko takes on PM Manmohan Singh, says he is a reluctant speaker.

2.20 pm: MNS releases second list of candidates. The party fields a candidate against the BJP from Bhiwandi in Maharashtra.

2.10 pm: BJP's crucial 4th candidates' list almost final. Sources said Narendra Modi will contest from Varanasi while Murli Manohar Joshi will contest from Kanpur. Party chief Rajnath Singh likely to contest from Lucknow.

12.40 pm: Election process in Kerala for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls began today with the issuing of poll notification: PTI

12.30 pm: Fire breaks out in Patna building.

12.00 pm: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak addresses the media on the missing Flight 370.

11.10 pm: Crucial BJP CEC meet begins in Delhi to decide seats of heavyweight leaders. Arun Jaitley may contest from Amritsar.

10.50 pm: Why media lied about Narendra Modi's development, Arvind Kejriwal asks in Bangalore. He is holding a road show in the Karanataka capital on Saturday.

10.45 am: Case registered against Kumar Vishwas over the clashes in Amethi last night.

10.25 am: Flight 370 was hijacked, says Malaysian government official.

10.04 am: Irom Sharmila endorses AAP, says she hopes to see AAP leaders in Parliament for she believes they can make a difference.

10.00 am: The search for the missing Malaysian plane reaches the Bay of Bengal and near the Indian landmass. Investigators sense 'foul play'.

9.10 am: The BJP may end suspense over Narendra Modi's candidature. The fourth list of the party is expected on Saturday.

8.33 am: AAP candidate from Amethi Kumar Vishwas attacked in Jagadishpur area of his constituency.

8.30 am: Devyani Khogradage in fresh trouble.She has been accused of giving false information for getting visa for her maid. Arrest warrant issued against her in the USA.

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