News in brief: March 21

Bangalore, March 21: Here are the news in brief for Friday, March 21:

8:11 pm: Sonia Gandhi to file nomination papers from Rae Bareli on April 2

7:47 pm: 6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off Nicobar Islands

7:40 pm: Chinese icebreaker joins search for Malaysian plane in south Indian Ocean

7:30 pm: Shiv Sena's Lok Sabha candidate sentenced to 3 years in prison

6.25 pm: Will take final call on whether I will contest the election alone or not after another meeting with supporters: Suresh Kalmadi

6.20 pm: Capt Amarinder Singh to contest against Arun Jaitley from Amritsar.

5.02 pm: Jayalalithaa takes a dig at Chidambaram, says he is responsible for the state of economy.

4.05 pm: Jaswant Singh has been denied ticket from Barmer. BJP to field Col Sona Ram from Barmer. It is likely that Singh will contest alone.

4.01pm: Suresh Kalmadi holds meet, to decide on contesting the election as an independent.

3.40 pm: Trinamool Congress's candidate from Varanasi, Indira Tiwari, a former Hindu Mahasabha leader takes a dig at Narendra Modi, asks where is governance in Gujarat.

3.30 pm: PDP praises NDA government, hints at alliance.

3.20 pm: Anand SHarma hits back at BJP, says why Yashwant Sinha is not contesting the elections.

3.10 pm: Possible debris of the missing Malaysian airlines spotted in Australia.  Malaysian Authorities say search operations will continue.

3.05 pm: AAP releases ninth list of candidates from seven states.

3.00 pm: Singer Remo Fernandes quits AAP.

2.31 pm: Clashes break out in Bihar over Shatrughan Sinha's nomination.

2.20 pm: BJP candidate Arun Jaitley campaigns in Amritsar.

2.00 pm: JD(U) leader NK Singh quits party, likely to join BJP.

1.40 pm: Congress candidate from New Delhi constituency Ajay Maken said that there was no Modi wave in the country.

12.44 pm: Life imprisonment announced for the Shakti Mills telephone operator gangrape convicts. The sentence for the photojournalist gangrape case has been adjourned till Mar 24.

12.43 pm: BJP announces seventh candidates' list. Musician Bappi Lahiri to contest from Serampore.

12.30 pm: Congress leader Satpal Maharaj joins BJP.

11.21 am: BJP attacks P Chidambaram, says he is running away from contesting the elections.

11.15 am: BJP delegation to meet Shinde on Friday over terror threats to its leaders.

11.09 am: Senior Congress leader from Uttarakhand Satpal Maharaj quits party, likely to join BJP. 10 MLAs supporting Satpal may join  BJP too.

11.05 am: Shiv Sena to field Lok Sabha poll candidates in UP, Bihar and Delhi.

10.55 am: After Advani, it's turn for Jaswant Singh. The senior BJP leader is upset that the party hasn't fielded him from Barmer constituency.

10.40 am: US court asks Sonia Gandhi to show passport.

9.45 am: BJP candidate MM Joshi to visit Kanpur today.

9:40 am: Court to hear Tarun Tejpal's plea

9:20 am: New Delhi refuses to allow Chinese warships in Indian water for the search operation of MH370.

8:15 am: India extends search for MH 370

8.02 am: Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is contesting from Shivaganga in this Lok Sabha election, said his father although is not contesting the poll but he is not retiring.

7.55 am: Laxman Singh, brother of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, will contest the Lok Sabha poll against Sushma Swaraj from Vidisha in MP.

7.54 am: The quantum of punishment for the convicts of Mumbai Shakti Mills gangrape to be announced today.

7.50 am: Suresh Kalmadi, who was denied a Lok Sabha poll ticket by the Congress, may contest independently. He said the decision will be taken after he meets his supporters on Friday.

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