Bengaluru, March 5: Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 5, Thursday greeted people on Holi, saying the festival of colours symbolises the unity in diversity of the country.
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11:15 pm: Rape accused beaten death by over 10, 000 protesters in Dimapur in Nagaland.
10:22 pm: Holi celebrations underway across the nation.
9:45 pm: Massive protest against alleged rape case in Dimapur, Nagaland.
9:11 pm: SpiceJet employees break into a flash mob on the eve of Holi at domestic airport (Delhi).
8:13 pm: Baba Ramdev celebrates Holi in Haridwar.
7:55 pm: PM Modi meets Tennis player Martina Hingis and Leander Paes.
7.00 pm: Raosaheb Dadarao Danve meets PM to hand over his resignation as MoS (Consumer Affairs) earlier today.
Raosaheb Dadarao Danve meets PM to hand over his resignation as MoS (Consumer Affairs) earlier today (source: PMO) pic.twitter.com/2t0cRhjsaW— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2015
6.45 pm: Without Ministry approval no1 cn access Tihar jail, permsn shouldnt hv been given: Raza Murad on Nirbhaya documentary.
6.30 pm: Raosaheb Dadarao Danve resigned on the principle of 'one man one post', PM accepts Danve's resignation.
6.15 pm: "I didn't get any proposal and I didnt give any clearance", says Sushilkumar Shinde on Nirbhaya documentary.
6.00 pm: UP minister Azam Khan drives a bus allegedly without licence.
5.30 pm: "I have contempt for the journalistic acumen, couldn't she find a rapist in London that she had to travel all way to India?", says BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.
5.15 pm: Prashant Bhushan arrives at Yogendra Yadav's residence in Delhi.
5.00 pm: Nagaland CM T R Zeliang meets Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO.
Delhi: Nagaland CM T R Zeliang meets Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO pic.twitter.com/RQcJt1fbDR— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2015
4.45 pm: "There was a need to inform party volunteers transparently,about what hppnd in NE meeting", says Mayank Gandhi on his blog.
4.30 pm: Clash between TMC & CPI (M) workers, 1 CPI (M) worker dead in Kharagpur, West Bengal.
4.00 pm: Despite service tax hike, this Budget will benefit middle class: MoS Finance Jayant Sinha.
3.38 pm: The Indian Air Force rescues 220 people stranded in snow-bound areas of remote Kishtwar district in Jammu
3.24 pm: Manjhi supporters decide not to celebrate Holi, to protest Nitish Kumar's decision to scrap 36 decisions of last govt
2.50 pm: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces construction of 25,000 new houses for policemen in the state.
2.15 pm: IAF's Jaguar plane crashes 18-20 kms from Ambala due to technical problem at 1:15pm, pilot safe, no damage on ground.
IAF's Jaguar plane crashes close to Ambala (Haryana), Pilot safe pic.twitter.com/WsfZeiYDsC— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2015
1.30 pm: "Have you ever thought what will happen when you turn 60? Should farmers also get pension or not?", asks PM Modi
We have taken many steps to ensure social security of poor of the nation in this budget: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/77ZEp7A0v2— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2015
1.05 pm: "Arvind conveyed he will not be able to work as Convenor if these 2 were part of PAC.This was background of NE on 4th March", says Mayank Gandhi.
1.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaks at two units of Shree Singaji Thermal Power Plant in Khandwa, MP.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates two units of Shree Singaji Thermal Power Plant in Khandwa, MP pic.twitter.com/J1SJofC5uf— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2015
12.55 pm: Bollywood Lyricist Javed Akhtar says, "I haven't seen the Nirbhaya documentary yet, it was aired last night, I believe most of people commenting on it have not seen it yet."
12.50 pm: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav says, "I have been getting messages from AAP supporters from all across the nation in last 12 hours."
12.45 pm: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks at inauguration of 2 units of Shree Singaji Thermal Power Plant in Khandwa.
We are asking for postponement of screening of film until the judicial process is completed: Kavita Krishnan pic.twitter.com/paKb3XJ16W— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2015
12.27 pm: BJP President Amit Shah arrives at state party office in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
BJP President Amit Shah arrives at state party office in Coimbatore pic.twitter.com/Fw9JfgzLYo— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2015
11.35 am: Defying the ban by Indian government, BBC says it has no plans to telecast the Nirbhaya documentary in India
10.45 am: High Court upholds lower court's judgment on Om Prakash Chautala in JBT scam.
10.44 am: BJP slams Arvind Kejriwal, says AAP not different from other parties
10.05 am: Recruitment scam: Delhi High Court likely to pronounce verdict on ex-Haryana chief minister Chautala on Friday
9.25 am: Congress calls urgent meet of state leaders to discuss Maharashtra govt axing 5% quota of Muslims in govt run schools
9.00 am: US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted in Seoul this morning while giving a speech - PTI
8.54 am: CM Arvind Kejriwal reaches airport, to leave for Bangalore for his naturopathy treatment.
This is an insult to country, if channel airs it despite ban : Nirbhaya’s faher on Nirbhaya Documentary pic.twitter.com/YhyY7KBTp5— ANI (@ANI_news) March 5, 2015
8.00 am: Anna Hazare's security beefed up after death threat on Facebook.