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10: 05 pm: Giving in to the Opposition's demand, Government on Tueday referred controversial Land bill to the Joint Committee of Parliament

9: 40 pm: Modi government on Tuesday appointed governors for 4 states. The States for which new governors have been appointed include Jharkhand, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

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9: 15 pm: Reportedly, Terrorist group Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the brutal murder of a 33-year old blogger in Bangladesh

8: 50: Ratings agency, Moody's says India's growth during 2015-16 will be highest among G20 countries

8: 30 pm: Huge cache of arms recovered in Sopore, says ANI report

8: 10 pm: In a setback to Asaram Bapu, Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday rejected two petitions filed by him. The HC upheld the trial court's decision to allow prosecution to present documents in the case.

7: 35 pm: BJP hints at terror plot in Kolkata train blast. Party demands that NIA should probe the matter.

7:00 pm: A joint committee to be constituted comprising 20 members from Lol Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha to assess the Land bill, said Chaudhary Birender Singh.

6:33 pm: We already prepared teams during last earthquake and are analyzing everything this time as well, said Bihar CM Nitish kumar.

5:51 pm: I am not against Govt but I will say that we have made a promise and wherever I go people ask "kya hua humare 15 lakh ka" (what happened to our Rs 15 lakh), said Subramanian Swamy while speaking about Black Money issue.

5:09 pm: Rahul Gandhi did nothing for Amethi, claims Smriti Irani.

4:29 pm: An RTI response revealed that Baba Ramdev was never considered for Padma Awards.

3:40 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi spoke in Lok Sabha over Land Acquisition Bill. Daring the Central government-led by Narendra Modi to pass the bill, Rahul said, "we will stop on streets if we fail to stop in the Parliament."

3:08 pm: People evacuated buildings in Nepal after fresh earthquake in the country.

2.38 pm: I am ready to quit as Minister as well as MP if charges of corruption against me are found correct, says Minister Nitin Gadkari (PTI)

2.15 pm: Three major landslides reported in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk region

2.03 pm: MeT department warns of aftershocks.

1.20 pm: Two earthquakes struck India with epicentres in Nepal (7.1 in Richter scale) and Afghanistan (6.9 in Richter scale): MHA.

1.10 pm: Several parts of India also felt the tremors. MHA is collecting more details and info: HM Rajnath Singh's tweet

12.40 pm: Fresh tremors felt in Delhi, North India

12.33 pm: 2 people injured in the fire that broke out in Oriental Bank of Commerce's Connaught Place branch

12.15 pm: Delhi: Fire breaks out in Oriental Bank of Commerce (Connaught Place),fire tenders on the spot

12.06 pm: Deepender Singh Hooda apologises to the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

11.56 am: Lok Sabha adjourns till noon after uproar following Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur's statement on Amethi foodpark issue.

11.40 am: Power shouldn't be misused. Remove me from membership, I am ready to vacate my seat: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress in LS

11.30 am: Rajya Sabha adjourns for a breif period following Opposition uproar demanding Nitin Gadkari's resignation.

11.25 am: Attempts are being made not to allow Parliament to function smoothly. Congress doesn't want certain bills to be passed: Arun Jaitley

11.04 am: Rahul Gandhi comments on Smriti Irani's Amethi visit, says he hopes she will bring back food park

10.55 am: Congress to keep pressure on Nitin Gadkari, gives adjournment motion in Parliament

10.40 am: Rahul Gandhi likely to speak during Land Bill discussion in Lok Sabha today

10.35 am: Union Minister Smriti Irani addresses farmers in Amethi

10.20 am: Fire broke out on the ground floor of AIIMS hospital due to a short circuit, fire under control.

10.03 am: BJP Parliamentary Party meeting underway in the Parliament

9.55 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs BJP Parliamentary party meet

9.40 am: Congress Rajya Sabha Parliamentary affairs committee meeting starts in Parliament.

9.34 am: Jayalalithaa can assume the charge of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on May 17

9.14 am: AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh to address a kisan-mazdoor convention at Jal Satyagraha agitation site in Bhopal today

9.12 am: BJP Parliamentary Party meeting to be held at 9:30 am in the Parliament.

8.52 am: Jayalalithaa may make first public appearance today after conviction in DA case. She was acquitted by Karnataka High Court on Monday.

8.30 am: DTC bus strike in Delhi continues, Millennium Park Bus Depot inactive

8.05 am: Delhi Govt likely to invoke Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against bus drivers' strike.

8.02 am: Low intensity bomb blast in Krishnanagar local train between Barrackpore-Titagarh, injured rushed to the hospital

7.55 am: Low intensity blast on Kolkata local train, many feared injured: TV reports.

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