National & International news updates on Dec 9

Bengaluru, Dec 9: Third phase of polling began in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to come out and vote.

Also read: Live updates of Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections

Follow latest news updates of the day:

Subramanian Swamy's remarks are his personal opinion: PMK

10:15 pm: Subramanian Swamy's remarks are his personal opinion: PMK

9:30 pm: Uber rape: Cabbie's friends to be questioned

8:15 pm: My simple question to the Govt, people of this country have given you a mandate,what have you done since you got that mandate?, asks Rahul Gandhi

7:21 pm: Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan

6.30 pm: "We have recorded overall polling percentage of 61% for 3rd phase of Jharkhand Assembly election, might go up by 1 or 2%", says Election Commission.

6.15 pm: "We have recorded overall polling percentage of 58% in J&K for this phase", says Election Commission in a press conference.

6.00 pm: Barkha Shukla, DCW Chairperson on meeting with Uber Cab services officials tells media persons, "We asked them on what basis they have employed such drivers".

"They explained the driver was eligible for all requirements like driving license & character certificate", she said.

5.45 pm: Gagan Bhatia, Uber Cab Services official after meeting with DCW Chairperson tells mediapersons, "This is a horrific incident, we are very sorry for this."

5.30 pm: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa receives guard of honor as he arrives in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

5.15 pm: Clash between police and locals after a youth was allegedly killed in a road accident in Malda, West Bengal.

5.00 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives in Trivandrum, Kerala.

4.50 pm: 15 undertrials flee while being taken to court in Chaibasa, Jharkhand, 5 killed in police firing.

4.30 pm: Nobel peace prize winners Kailash Satyarthi & Malala Yousafzai address joint news conference

4.15 pm: PM Narendra Modi lauds people of J&K and Jharkhand for voting in 'record' numbers in the ongoing assembly elections in the two states.

4.00 pm: 34-year-old Rachel Sangliana, daughter of former top cop, racially abused in Bengaluru.

3.52 pm: BJP protests outside CBI office in Kolkata, demands immediate arrest of influential TMC leaders in Saradha scam.

3.40 pm: J&K witnesses brisk polling, till 2 pm turnout was around 50%.

3.30 pm: Police recovers bombs during an encounter with Maoists, from poll bound constituency of Dhanwar in Giridih(Jharkhand)

3.20 pm: Chhattisgarh Congress workers protest against Bilaspur sterilization camp incident

3.10 pm: National Commission for Women issues notices to Uber & Delhi Police over recent rape case.

2.50 pm: Centre has asked all states and UTs to ensure stoppage of Uber taxi services, Home Minister Rajnath Singh tells Rajya Sabha- PTI

2.10 pm: Uber cabs have been banned, FIR registered in connection to forged signatures: Delhi Commissioner of Police BS Bassi

2.00 pm: BS Bassi says police verification certificate of rape accused Uber driver Shiv Yadav was fake and it's under investigation.

1.45 pm: Delhi cab rape case : FIR registered against Uber under IPC sections 420, 34, and 188

1.00 pm: BS Bassi,Police Commissioner on Uber : We are consulting legal advisors,will register case of criminal culpability

12.38 pm: Incidents of crimes committed by juveniles against women rose by 132% in 2013 over 2012, MHA says in Lok Sabha.

12.05 pm: Srinivasan defends himself, provides a track record of all his company has done for cricket.

11.42 am: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari opposes ban on taxi service, promises service on the lines of UK & US to prevent fake licenses.

11.30 am: One dead and five Injured in LPG blast in Poorna market area in Vizag

11.25 am: Supreme Court asks Srinivasan, "What are the chances of action against Meiyappan?".

11.20 am: Top cop says character certificate given to accused in the Uber cab rape case appears to be fake

11.04 am: Ban all unregistered, web-based cabs, Home Ministry advises states after Uber driver's arrest for rape of passenger in Delhi

10.50 am: BJP asks its MPs and ministers to declare their assets by Wednesday

10.35 am:  BJP passes condemnation note in parliamentary party meet against TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee for his remarks against PM.

10.13 am: US praises India for playing an important role in international counter-piracy efforts--PTI

10.05 am: West Bengal: 23-year-old sets 18-year-old girl on fire for resisting rape in Howrah

10.00 am: LK Advani arrives for BJP Parliamentary party meeting

9.42 am: 19-year-old held for allegedly molesting a woman from north east in the Sunlight colony of south Delhi

9.35 am:

9.07 am: Mumbai Police to verify details of all cab services and drivers employed by them.

8.47 am: Delhi Police to question Uber cab officials today (Delhi Police to file case)

8.45 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveys wishes to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on her birthday

8.15 am: Voting began on a brisk note in 16 constituencies of J&K going to polls in third of the 5-phased state elections.

7.42 am: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that it is providing supplies and services to women and children in the Philippines, hit by Typhoon Hagupit (UNICEF provides vital assistance in Philippines)

7.30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges people to vote in the on-going assembly elections

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