National and Internationak News in brief for March 8

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Bengaluru, March 8: Fourteen people were arrested in connection to the lynching of an alleged rapist in Dimapur in Nagaland on Thursday. Here are the national and international news in brief for the day:

ICC World Cup 2015

7:40 pm: Saina Nehwal falters in last hurdle, loses All England final to Carolina Marin.

6:00 pm: BJP Mahila Morcha meets PM Narendra Modi on the occasion of Women's Day.

5:43 pm: We have large number of Indians staying in Australia, GoI should take up this issue very seriously, said D Raja on Indian woman killed in Australia.

5:33 pm: People from Punjab are and will stand strong with Arvind ji, said AAP leader Bhagwant Mann.

5:11 pm: Its a universal problem, and it shames mankind. If women get justice we hope the crime will go down: K Kavitha, TRS on BBC documentary.

4:41 pm: All-rounder Glenn Maxwell's swashbuckling ton powers Australia to 64-run win against Sri Lanka, team enters quarterfinal.

4:37 pm: Social activist Anna Hazare to start 1,100-km padyatra (foot march) from Wardha to protest against the Land Acquisition Bill.

Jammu and Kashmir

4:30 pm: We (VHP) are determined to remove article 370, it is the wish and aspiration of every Indian: Praveen Togadia, VHP.

4:12 pm: Party is not happy with this decision, we weren't aware of this decision: Jugal Kishore, BJP State Prez (J&K) on Masrat Alam.

3:52 pm: Prabha Kumar, working for MindTree Australia was returning from her work. Some unknown person brutally stabbed and murdered her last night.

Nagaland Police

3:25 pm: Nagaland govt orders for a blackout of internet & SMS services in the state in order to restrict spread of rumours.

3:06 pm: Congress workers protest against PDP-BJP led J&K govt over separatist leader Masarat Alam's release.

2:33 pm: Kisan Mahapanchayat leader meets Anna Hazare in Maharastra to discuss the controversial land acquisition bill.

2:14 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee presents 'Stree Shakti & Nari Shakti Puruskars' for year 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.

1:55 pm: Protesters block State highway in Moradabad (UP) after a clash broke out between 2 groups, police holds baton charge.

1:31 pm: Jammu and Kashmir BJP meeting underway in Jammu.

Vinod Mehta

1.00 pm: 18 people arrested in Dimapur lynching case.

12:35 pm: If there were restrictions on women in ancient times, Rani Lakshmibai wouldn't have fought the battle against British rule, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing crowd at Delhi University on International Women's Day.

12:05 pm: Bhojpuri singer Pawan Singh's wife committed suicide at her residence in Mumbai.

11:43 am: We've arrested Aditya Pancholi for getting in a brawl with a bouncer at night club, FIR registered, said Vidyasagar Vithal, Police Inspector, Juhu.

11:39 am: Chetan Bhagat interacted with over 150 women franchise owners to celebrate their achievements.

11:36 am: Veteran journalist, founder, Editor-in-Chief and editorial chairman of Outlook India, Vinod Mehta passes away in New Delhi.

11.35 am: It's one year since MH370 had vanished. Investigators still hopeful about tracing the plane.

11.30 am: J&K BJP MLAs to meet at 12 to discuss CM Mufti's move on releasing Masrat Alam Bhat.

10.40 am:
New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets, make it five out of five. Afghans eliminated from the World Cup

10.05 am: Heavy snowfall in Jammu & Kashmir. Jammu-Srinagar national highway gets blocked, several passengers left stranded.

10.00 am: Woman gangraped in Vishakhapatnam; three out of four accused arrested.


9.45 am: Saina Nehwal makes maiden All England Badminton final

8.40 am: Australia win the toss and elect to bat against Sri Lanka in their WC game at Sydney.

8.25 am: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greet women on the occasion of International Women's Day.

8.20 am:
As the CM and home minister, Mufti Mohammad has every right to decide whom to detain and whom to release: Mehbooba Mufti

7.45 am: Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State.

7.33 am: Union Home Minister to address students of Delhi University on occasion of Women's Day today.

7.30 am: Hosts Australia to take on Sri Lanka in a crucial World Cup tie at Sydney today. Afghanistan set New Zealand a target of 187 in another match.

7.25 am: 14 persons arrested in connection to Dimapur lynching.

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