National & International news updates on Jan 20

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Bengaluru, Jan 20: Kiran Bedi, former IPS officer, named BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi assembly election.

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9.50 pm: 4 SAD candidates to contest from Jathedar Avtar S Hit(Hari nagar),Harmeet S Kalka (Kalkaji),Jatinder S Shunty (Shahdara) and anjinder Singh Sirsa (Rajouri Garden) in Delhi assembly polls on Feb 7.

9.20 pm: Shiite militiamen seized the presidential palace in Yemen's capital, in what a minister said was a bid to overthrow President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi and his US-backed government.

9.00 pm: "I could have fought from any seat in New Delhi as I have worked in entire Delhi", says BJP's CM candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi.

8.30 pm: Former DGP,Uttar Pradesh, Brij Lal to join Bhartiya Janata Party in Lucknow.

8.00 pm: "We have always despised this practice. Bureaucrats should not be allowed to fight elections", says SP leader Azam Khan on Kiran Bedi as BJP CM candidate.

7.20 pm: BJP leader Shikha Rai says, "An emotional bond is bound to develop when a team works for so long and hence this outburst."

7:05 pm: 12 cities have been identified by Govt for development of cultural heritage - Amritsar, Ajmer, Amaravati(AP), Badami, Gaya, Mathura, Kanchipuram, Dwaraka, Varanasi,Puri, Warangal and Vellankini.

6:34 pm: You have come here in large numbers, this will let the BJP know that from Krishna Nagar AAP is winning this time with a huge margin, said Kejriwal while addressing a rally.

6:06 pm: 7 dead and 30 injured after a bus fell into a 100 ft deep gorge near Hogenakkal, Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu.

5:32 pm: No issues with the party. Have put in my paper, said BJP's Dhir Singh Bidhuri who was upset over distribution of tickets ahead of Delhi assembly election 2015.

BJP leaders

5:10 pm: Massive protest outside BJP office in Delhi. Party workers have been protesting as they were upset over distribution of tickets for the upcoming assembly election in Delhi which is scheduled to be held on Jan 7.

Satish Upadhyaya with Narendra Modi

4:55 pm: EU lifts ban on import of Indian mangos.

4:32 pm: Have always maintained that I want to contest on all 70 seats, have to ensure my party's success under Kiran ji's leadership, said Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay.

4:21 pm: According to an RTI report, the swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first Govt in Maharashtra at Wankhede stadium last year costed Rs 98.33 lakh.

4:00 pm: Election Commission issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal on Congress's complaint for violating Model Code of Conduct. Kejriwal recently asked voters in Delhi to take bribe from Congress and BJP but vote for AAP.

News in brief: Jan 20

3.25 pm:

3.05 pm: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to file nomination for Delhi Assembly Election tomorrow: CNN-IBN

2.48 pm: Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs to meet tomorrow to decide on dates for the budget session of Parliament.

2.35 pm:

2.00 pm: I am here to work and not for just drama: Kiran Bedi responds to Kejriwal's dare

1.45 pm:

1.35 pm: Madras HC issues notice to writer Perumal Murugan to narrate sequence of events that led to change in his stance

1.03 pm: Telangana worst hit by swine flu in the country, say officials; seven deaths in a month

12.33 pm: SC grants bail to former minister G Janardhan Reddy in Karnataka mining case

12.20 pm: Delhi: AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal begins his road show before filing nomination for Delhi polls

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11.40 am:

11.13 am: Congress leader Ajay Maken accepts AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's invitation for a public debate

11.00 am: TMC MP and former Union minister Dinesh Trivedi may join BJP soon, say sources.

10.55 am: The number of tigers in India has shot up to 2,226 this year from 1,411 in 2008, says Environment Ministry

10.40 am: Fog delays over 50 trains in Delhi, 6 rescheduled and 6 others cancelled

10.00 am: This is a fight of good against evil: Arvind Kejriwal referring to the fight against BJP in Delhi elections

9.15 am: Delhi Police chief BS Bassi confirms questioning Shashi Tharoor about the IPL money laundering case

9.10 am: We have questioned Sashi Tharoor last night. He was cooperative: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi

8.55 am: President Mukherjee cautions govt on ordinance route, raps opposition for stalling Parliament

8.42 am: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Kiran Bedi on being the Delhi BJP CM candidate (Kejriwal invites Bedi for a debate)

8.30 am: Sunanda Pushkar's death: Shashi Tharoor answered most questions, was calm, say sources

8.13 am:

8.00 am: Uttar Pradesh police arrest Dawood Ibrahim aide in a 16-year-old case.

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