Top news in brief: March 18

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Bangalore, March 18: Here are the news in brief on Tuesday, March 18:

9:30 pm: Thailand was one week late in sharing crucial information regarding Malaysian plane

9:00 pm: Maldivians report sighting a 'low-flying jet'

8.00 pm:
Congress announces 56 candidates' names in its third list [Congress announces 3rd list]

7:30 pm: Congress to announce third list of candidates for LS polls shortly

7:00 pm: Putin thanks China, India for supporting Russia, in his speech. 

6.00 pm: Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the country's parliament over Crimea. He makes a strong statement, taking on the West.

4.30 pm: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to contest from two Lok Sabha seats in UP, namely, Mainpuri and Azamgarh.

4.05 pm: Chaos at AAP press conference in New Delhi.

4.07 pm: Gulbarga massacre: Zakia Jafri moves court.

3.47 pm: Jagdambika Pal most likely to join BJP.

3.30 pm: CPI(M) on Twitter and Facebook now.

3.15 pm: Malayasian transport minister briefs media on the status of search operation of missing MH370.

2.48 pm: Kirron Kher shown black flags in Chandigarh.

2.45 pm: Gujarat BJP proposes LK Advani's name for Gandhinagar seat.

2.30 pm: Pawan Kumar Bansal files nomination for Chandigarh seat.

1.55 pm: MS Dhoni sues media house, moves Madras High Court

1.16 pm: Ishrat Jahan case: CBI files preliminary enquiry.

1.15 pm: Minor accident at Arun Jaitley's campaign in Amritsar.

12.46 pm: Multiple protests were seen against the BJP over ticket distribution.

12.40 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Arunachal Pradesh. 

12.20 pm: AAP announces its seventh list for Lok Sabha candidates.

11.30 am: Italian court rejects India bid to recover AgustaWestland guarantees

11.13 am: BJP leader Arun Jaitley kickstarts Lok Sabha election campaign in Amritsar.

10.47 am: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray slams Congress and Arvind Kejriwal. He said nobody wants the Congress's ticket and the party is running after candidates. He also said that no matter hat Kejriwal does, Narendra Modi will win from Varanasi. He said Kejriwal will disappear after the Lok Sabha polls.

10.22 am: Speculation over Congress's third list of candidates. Will Union minister Manish Tewari opt out?

10.20 am: report on India-China war of 1962 made public by Australian journalist Neville Maxwell. Late prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru blamed in the report.

9.41 am: Trinamool Congress announces its Lok Sabha election candidates from states like Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Assam. The party has fielded Pervez Ahmed, the son of late president of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, from Barpeta in Assam. Former judge Ishrat Hasim Kuddus has been fielded from Moradabad in UP.

8.35 am:
Pilots of the missing MH370 are under scanner.

8.30 am: Gujarat BJP to finalise its Lok Sabha election candidates today.

8.05 am: "I have quit the Shiv Sena on moral grounds," said Rahul Narvekar, who left the party on Monday to join the Nationalist Congress Party.

8.00 am: Four held for molesting woman journalist in Mumbai. Hunt on for more 30-40 people. The journalist along with the cameraman accompanying her were molested in Andheri on Monday.

7.53 am: Ten days on, still no sign of the missing Malaysian flight MH370.

7.51 am: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to campaign on the outskirts of Kolkata on Tuesday. Her party has decided to focus on the state after the rally debacle in Delhi last week.

7.50 am: Hina Gawit, daughter of a senior NCP minister in the Maharashtra government, is set to join the BJP.

7.43 am: Karanataka BJP moves Election Commission against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for making wild and baseless allegation against Narendra Modi.

7.42 am: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Arunachal Pradesh today.

7.40 am: The Congress's third list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election likely to be released today.

7.20 am: Russian President Vladimir Putin signs decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign country.

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