Bengaluru, March 6: Dry, coloured powder (gulal) took centrestage in the national capital on Friday as people celebrated Holi by smearing it on each other and also exchanged sweets and greetings.
Follow the latest news updates of the day here:
10:25 pm: Fire break out near runway of Gaya International Airport (Bihar), two flights cancelled: Reports.
10:03 pm: Dimapur district collector, SP suspended over Nagaland lynching of rape suspect case.
9:34 pm: Jadeja needs to believe in himself, he is talented but he needs to find a way to tackle short stuff, said MS Dhoni as India defeated West Indies in World Cup match.
8:45 pm: Mohammed Shami's bowling figures won him Man of the Match.
8:16 pm: EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo.
7:22 pm: Govt is seriously embarrassing India internationally by its extremely thin skin reaction to the Nirbhaya documentary: Shashi Tharoor.
Colombo (Sri Lanka): EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lanka's Deputy Foreign Minister, Ajith Perera. pic.twitter.com/z99jVIe4HH— ANI (@ANI_news) March 6, 2015
6.30 pm: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
6.00 pm: United Nations condemns as a "war crime" the bulldozing by the Islamic State group of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest demolition of Iraq's cultural treasures.
5.45 pm: 'China's budget deficit this year will be higher than previously declared as the government boosts fiscal spending in a bid to bolster economic growth, says country's finance minister.
5.30 pm: A high level probe has been instituted & action will be taken against the guilty: Nagaland CM TR Zeliang.
5.15 pm: Virat Kohli falls for 33. India 63/3 in 15 overs, need more 120 runs to win.
5.00 pm: CPI stages protest in Hyderabad, protesters demand death sentence for 2012 Delhi gang rape case convicts.
4.45 pm: Prez Pranab Mukherjee accepts resignation of Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, Raosaheb Dadarao Danve.
4.30 pm: Employees of Airport authority of India protest against privatization of airports in Chennai.
4.15 pm: Clash between two groups amidst holi celebrations, 4 people arrested, will be interrogated: Deepak Kumar, SSP on explosion in Muthiganj, Allahabad. 1 dead, cause of explosion will be known after the post-mortem report comes out.
4.00 pm: Section 144 CrPC imposed in Dimapur, curfew will continue, situation is normal, says Meren Jamir, SSP on mob lynching incident.
Unique Holi celebrations in Kufri, Shimla (HP), people celebrating Holi using snowballs pic.twitter.com/e2gwq1ZLsw— ANI (@ANI_news) March 6, 2015
3.45 pm: Police seize 1200 bottles of illicit liquor in Ludhiana, Punjab, 3 arrested.
3.30 pm: Metro services resume in Delhi.
3.20 pm: UNESCO condemns IS destruction of ancient Iraq city as 'war crime'
2.40 pm: Rape accused lynched in Nagaland: Have got video footage, trying to identify attackers, says Dimapur Director General of Police
2.20 pm: Explosion in Muthiganj area of Allahabad (UP), more details awaited
Its the day of Holi, lets move ahead: Yogendra Yadav when asked about rift in AAP pic.twitter.com/maWrZ7eHru— ANI (@ANI_news) March 6, 2015
1.32 pm: HRD Ministry sets up panel to probe misappropriation charge against Teesta NGO
1.00 pm: Holi represents India, all the colors come together just like our nation: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
12.45 pm: China invites Japan to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
12.20 pm: BSF jawans celebrate Holi in Jammu
11.20 am: Manish Sisodia jumps in Kejriwal's defence, asks why is Arvind being monitored for things like whose car he is sitting in
10.20 am: PM named among 30 most influential people on internet by Time magazine, in the list which also features US Prez Obama
10.02 am: Instructions have been given, and necessary forces have been arranged: Rajnath Singh on Dimapur incident
9.30 am: Rape accused dragged out of jail, paraded naked and beaten to death in Nagaland
9.15 am: Opposition walks out of Kerala assembly over bar issue, demands resignation of Minister KM Mani
Ujjain: Holi celebration at Mahakaleshwar Temple pic.twitter.com/MiiumFwwJC— ANI (@ANI_news) March 6, 2015
8.30 am: Delhi Metro services on Holi will begin at 2.30pm and DTC bus service at 2pm
8.00 am: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit Sri Lanka on Friday.