National & International news updates on March 12

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Bengaluru, March 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a fervent plea for peaceful resolution of maritime issues and respect for international maritime rules and called for forming a strong grouping around the Indian Ocean.

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10.15 pm: CBI detains Mumbai-based CA in connection to corporate espionage.

10.10 pm: Fire near Bhubaneswar airport runway.

9.10 pm: I will make Maharashtra drought-free by 2019: CM Fadnavis

8.15 pm: Insurance bill passed in Rajya Sabha.


8.00 pm: Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for efforts to strengthen China's national defence and combat readiness of its armed forces by greater civil-military integration.

7.45 pm: India and Sri Lanka to sign agreements in the field of Agriculture, Infrastructure, and Security: Sources.

7.30 pm: High Level political leadership to receive PM Modi in Sri Lanka, a special ceremony is being organised: Sources.

7.15 pm: SP walks out from voting on Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha.

7.00 pm: No corporate house was searched, but added scam was running for long. FII Policy Documents were leaked.

6.45 pm: CBI carries out searches at various ministries and offices of private firms, recovers Rs 60 lakh in cash.

6.30 pm: "The world knows that Manmohan ji is an honest man, truth will win", says Surjit Singh Kohli (Manmohan Singh's brother).

6.15 pm: "We are going to strongly oppose the Land Acquisition Bill in RS, every party should oppose it", says Congress leader Kamal Nath.

6.00 pm: Sri Lanka likely to release 86 Indian fishermen, say sources.

5.45 pm: "This is bad, no one wants a former PM to be summoned like this, I hope he is proven innocent", says Ram Jethmalani.

5.30 pm: "We told investors from all over the world to "Make In India", they when they do that they will get a red carpet not red tape", says PM Narendra Modi.

5.15 pm: Rahul Gandhi to extend his leave: Sources

4.30 pm:  Mehr Tarar should be examined; Shashi Tharoor spent 3 nights with her in Dubai: Subramanian Swamy

3.40 pm:  J&K CM Mufti Sayeed chairs UHQ meeting; focus on internal security.

3.00 pm: Sri Lanka to release 86 Indian fishermen on the eve of Narendra Modi's visit.

2.40 pm: Delhi police to examine Pakistan journalist Mehr Tarar in Sunanda Pushkar murder case.

1.15 pm: Proudly flying the flag of Mauritius, Barracuda will sail as a symbol of our partnership: PM Narendra Modi

12.55 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauds Mauritius, says the nation stood as a bright beacon of democracy. 

12.35 pm: Hindu Sena president Jayam Ravi Pandian surrenders at local Madurai court, claims responsibility for the attack on Puthia Thalaimurai.

12.27 pm: PDP Minister Imran Raza Hussain defends Alam's release, says "Don't blow issue out of proportion. We have delivered justice".

12.20 pm: Kendriya Vidyalaya school, Delhi, (Gole market) wall collapses, 2 injured.

12.05 pm: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh makes statement about Masarat Alam in LS,says, "Surveillance on Alam's activities".


12.00 pm: IMF approves USD 17.5 billion in loans to Ukraine to pull the country back from the verge of economic collapse.

11.55 am: Oman Air flight from Muscat suffers tyre burst at landing at the international airport in Delhi, 150 passengers safe

11.53 am: 'Grateful that top Congress leaders came to meet me, will fight to the best of our ability': ex-PM Manmohan Singh on summons in coal case.

11.35 am: Congress workers protest against land bill in Lucknow.

News in brief: March 12

11.30 pm: Journalists protest against attack on media channel in Chennai.

11.25 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh makes a statement over Masrat Alam, says law is in place to monitor him.

11.10 am: PM announces his next radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' on 22 March, invites farmers from across country for suggestions

10.55 am: PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Ganga Talao, Mauritius

10.30 am: We are there to show Former PM, our support and respect,we are there to show him that we stand with you: Shashi Tharoor

10.13 am: We are here to offer unstinted support and express solidarity with Manmohan Singh, says Sonia Gandhi.

10.00 am: Congress leaders march from Akbar Road to Motilal Nehru Marg to show support for Manmohan Singh after he was made an accused in coal case

9.48 am: Muscat-Delhi Oman air flight makes emergency landing at Delhi airport, all passengers safe

9.40 am:

9.35 am: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh won't attend CWC meet called by Sonia Gandhi

9.24 am: Sonia Gandhi, top party leaders to march to Manmohan Singh's residence to express solidarity with the former PM: PTI

8.45 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi to meet CWC members and Congress MPs at AICC HQ at 9:30am today.

8.33 am: Chief of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, to visit India next week

8.20 am: Crude bombs thrown at Tamil channel office in Chennai, no one injured

8.00 am: Ferguson police chief resigns after scathing federal report.

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