News Flash:polling percentage of 71% recorded in Kerala

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Bengaluru, May 16: Single-phase assembly polls are being held in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala today. Voting began at 7 am.

Get all the latest national and international news updates of Monday, May 16:


1.20 pm: Hizbul mujahideen militant Bilal gunned down, 2 others held in a joint operation by Police & Army in Poonch (J&K).

11.12 pm: Lawyer shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Delhi's Jamia Nagar area, was NDMC's assistant legal advisor.

11.11 pm: Petrol and diesel price increased by Rs. 0.83/litre & Rs. 1.26/litre respectively with effect from midnight tonight.

9.57 pm: Class 10th student attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge in Mandsaur (MP), allegedly over failure in MP board examination.

8.56 pm: Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police nabbed 10 members gang, seized banned Turkish Lira currency. 

8.31 pm: After the consultations, we will reach a decision: JP Nadda on NEET.

8.19 pm: We are all in favor of NEET but regional language issue, syllabus issue and ongoing State exams are 3 things to be taken care of, says JP Nadda.

7.59 pm: All party meet called by Finance Min to discuss issues related to NEET ends.

7.46 pm: Overall polling percentage of 81.94% recorded in Puducherry Assembly election till 5pm, says Election Commission.

7.45 pm: The way BJP saffronizes education as well, it is dangerous for the country, says Tarun Gogoi on Assam exit polls.

7.42 pm: Overall polling percentage of 71% recorded in Kerala Assembly election till 6pm, likely to go up, informs EC.

7.23 pm: India and USA researchers to conduct trials to revive brain dead patients in a hospital in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand

7.00 pm: Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hits eastern Honshu (Japan).

6.45 pm: Summer vacations announced from 18th May in all Dehradun schools in view of intense heat wave across the state in Uttarakhand.

6.30 pm: Research going on in many prts of World to revive braindead patients,subjects showed early signs of consciousness in some cases, says Dr Himanshu.

6.25 pm: 69.19% voters turnout recorded till 5 PM in in Tamil Nadu Election.

5.45 pm: CBI likely to question Anand Joshi's wife Minakshi soon regarding the ongoing corruption case, says Sources.

5.32 pm: Goa Court extends police custody of St Cruz MLA Atanasio Monserrate (Babush) till May 18th in Minor rape case.

5.25 pm: Have complete faith in country's justice delivery system.I have done no wrong and this fact shall be proved in Court of law,says Pachauri statement.

5.00 pm: CBI recovers secret documents from MHA Under Secy Anand Joshi which are not related to his official work,docs being examined by CBI, says Sources.

4.57 pm: 53.87 percent students passed in 10th class in Madhya Pradesh board results.

4.31 pm: Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurates 'Purbashree stall' at Dilli Haat, INA in Delhi.

4.25 pm: Around 40-50 are registered every month for being HIV+, says Dr. Chaman Kumar, GSM Med College in Kanpur (UP).

4.15 pm: CBI seeks 5 days custody of MHA Under Secretary Anand Joshi booked on corruption charges.

4.00 pm: 63.7% voters turnout recorded till 3 PM in Tamil Nadu Election.

3.45 pm: Mortal remains of chief priest of Nirankari sect, Baba Hardev Singh brought to Nirankari Bhavan in Burari (Delhi).

3.36 pm: Wrestler Sushil Kumar moves Delhi High Court seeking trial with Narsingh Yadav for RioOlympics2016.

3.33 pm: To save their armymen, my image was kept at stake, why?, says Victim, Handwara alleged molestation case.

3.31 pm: MHA under secretary Anand Joshi, who was booked on corruption charges, produced at Patiala House Court.

3.30 pm: Police told me not give my original statement, they said that will be safe for my family, says Victim, Handwara alleged molestation case

3.25 pm: This is decided by Wrestling Federation of India.It's they,who've to take call, says Sports Minister on Sushil Kumar on Rio2016

3.20 pm: 50.2 % voters turnout recorded till 3 PM in Kerala Polls 2016.

3.15 pm: When we catch the shooters, we will find out the motive, says PK Thakur, DGP on Bihar Road Rage.

3.07 pm: Bihar CM has announced that case (Journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder) be handed over to CBI, we are sending proposal to CBI for the same, says DGP.

3.03 pm: A AirIndia official later helped bt till then the situation had got worst, says Daughter of woman who was denied boarding flight.

2.45 pm: SC says once CBI starts action, State Govt cant dissent it, says JD Jain on U'khand Cabinet decision on CBI probe in Harish Rawat alleged sting.

2.30 pm: No Cabinet can decide on an allegation against a CM, only the Governor can, says JD Jain (Ex-AAG, Uttarakhand).

2.25 pm: Maharajganj JD(U) MLA Hem Narayan Sah's son Sumit critically injured in a car accident, admitted to a nearby hospital in Bihar.

2.15 pm: We already requested, told them that NIA team is interested to visit Pak. Want to know what Pak has done in Pathankot Probe, says NIA Sources

2.00 pm: "8 districts in Tamil Nadu witnessing heavy rains. Have recommended to extend poll time, expecting ECI nod by 3 pm", says Rajesh Lahoni, Chief Electoral Officer TN.

1.45 pm: Delhi Govt admits that pollution levels remained high in second week of implementation of Odd-even second phase, in its report before NGT.

1.30 pm: AAP protests against Punjab government over foodgrain scam.

1.25 pm: A 70-year-old specially abled woman was allegedly denied boarding Air India flight to New York from Mumbai, due to "over booking."

1.20 pm: "Have assured parents that I will meet PM Modi on NEET issue. We are trying our best to solve the issue", says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

1.15 pm: "We have decided to hand over the case to CBI after request by the family (Siwan Journalist Rajdeo Ranjan)", says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

1.10 pm: Hearing in Uttarakhand HC over a petition seeking disqualification of BJP rebel MLA Bhim Lal Arya adjourned for 10 days.

1.06 pm: Unfortunate. Opportunity for independent probe. Hope Nitish realises nature of probe will add to his credibility, says Jaitley on journalist murder in Bihar.

1.05 pm: Members of Chennai's transgender community cast their vote, polling underway.

1.00 pm: These are legal matter which are based on quality of evidence, says Arun Jaitley on Malegaon blasts order.

12.45 pm: A newly married bride casts her vote in Pallapalayam, Samalapuram.Voting in Tamil Nadu assembly polls underway.

12.38 pm: UK does not deport a person who has valid documents. Government looking into all options, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Vijay Mallya.

12.37 pm: Vineet Whig,COO of South Asia division of Encylopedia Britannica commits suicide by jumping frm ventilator shaft. Suicide note found in Gurugram.

12:36 pm: Fire breaks out at Surat's Kakrapar Thermal Power Station, more than 10 fire tenders at the spot.

12:31 pm: Wholesale inflation turns positive; at 0.34 per cent in April versus (-)0.85 per cent in March.

12:10 pm: Section 144 imposed in Chandigarh in view of AAP protest.

11:58 am: PM Narendra Modi chairs a high level meeting on drought and water scarcity with Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

11:33 am: Jamnagar: BJP MP Poonamben Madam falls into a 10 feet deep drain. She has been taken to local hospital.

11:32 am: Jharkhand's Chatra police arrests two persons in connection with the murder case of journalist Indradeo Yadav.

11:21 am: Prakash Javdekar orders Animal Welfare Board to check & report how the cruelty against cows can be stopped during transportation.

11:10 am: Uttarakhand cabinet asks CBI to drop Harish Rawat sting probe.

10:56 am: It will be nice if Priyanka Gandhi is Congress' face for campaign in UP, combination of Nitish Kumar & Priyanka will click: KC Tyagi, JD(U).

10:40 am: We have done our duty, hope the others have also done: Kamal Hasan after casting his vote in Chennai.

10:20 am: S Sreesanth, the BJP candidate in Thiruvananthapuram, casts his vote at a polling booth in Kochi, Kerala.

10.07 am: Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa casts her vote at Chennai's Stella Maris College.

9.57 am: Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Jayalalitha arrives at Chennai's Stella Maris College to cast her vote

9.50 am: Kirit Somaiya to send legal notice to Saamana newspaper and a social activist for allegedly levelling baseless charges against him & his wife.

9.30 am: Telangana: People cast their vote in Paleru by-election, necessitated due to the demise of Cong MLA R Venkat Reddy

9.22 am: Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Polling percentage of 18.3% recorded till 9 am.

9.14 am: Centre to hold consultations with state Health ministers today to formulate a strategy regarding the common medical entrance test.

9.02 am: By-elections to Jangipur and Bilari assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh underway, security in place.

8.32 am: Commander in Chief of Karbi People's Liberation Tiger apprehended in an operation by CRPF & Bokajan Police in Assam.

8.28 am: Arvind Kejriwal to announce draft bill for Statehood of Delhi.

8.15 am: Supporters of Asaram Bapu protest in Delhi, vandalise police vehicle. More than five policemen injured in the incident

8.00 am: Assembly polls were held in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala today.

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