Bengaluru, March 3: Follow latest news updates of the day:
11:00 pm: Information and Broadcasting Ministry asked all news channels not to carry stories on the controversial interview of one of the rapists convicted in infamous Delhi gangrape case.
10:27 pm: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is a minister whom everyone can meet: Brijesh Kalappa, Congress.
9:45 pm: Its exposing the mind of the rapist, we have never publicly known the "why": Kiran Bedi on statement of man accused in Nirbahaya rape case.
9:00 pm: Sahara says confident of refinancing Bank of China loans to release control of UK hotel; default due to "technical breaches".
8:33 pm: Accused TMC minister Madan Mitra gets a special AC ward at a government hospital.
8:05 pm: Portfolios announced in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed keeps Home and Tourism with himself.
7:45 pm: Sajjad Lone has been assigned charge of Science and Tech and Animal Husbandry; Ghulam Nabi Lone has been assigned charge of Agriculture Production.
7:22 pm: I will be going for the meeting tomorrow, said AAP leader Prashant Bhushan about National Executive meeting.
7.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah to meet UP BJP MPs in Delhi shortly.
6.45 pm: A powerful 6.4-magnitude undersea earthquake struck western Indonesia but there was no tsunami alert and no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
6.30 pm: "PM's speech today was worth listening to, he outlined Govt's agenda in detail", says Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO.
6.15 pm: "Jagmohan Dalmiya is a veteran administrator, the BCCI team will be a good team", says TC Mathew, Newly elected BCCI VP.
6.00 pm: "PM showed the mirror to the opposition, his speech was exceptionally good", says BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
5.45 pm: Virat Kohli abuses journalist over an article about Anushka, later apologises.
5.30 pm: "We agreed that ensuring peace on border was vital, our talks held in positive atmosphere", says Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar after holding talks with his Pak counterpart.
5.15 pm: Arvind Kejriwal will not attend national executive meeting tomorrow, say sources.
5.00 pm: "We are hopeful that we will be able to sort out everything in national executive meeting tomorrow", says AAP leader Yogendra Yadav.
4.45 pm: Youth Congress protest against the land acquisition ordinance; police baton charged in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
4.30 pm: "We are looking after the poor but in the private sector there is no reservations for people from the SC/ST", says BSP supremo Mayawati in Rajya Sabha.
4.08 pm: In a democracy threats never worked and it will never work in future as well : PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
3.40 pm: Corporate espionage case: Delhi court sends three accused - Lokesh, Jitender Nagpal and Vipan Kumar - to judicial custody till March 17
Strict laws should be implemented, but these don’t always help : Kirron Kher on nirbhaya rape case accused statement pic.twitter.com/niSVEV6Kud— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2015
2.35 pm: Followed orders, showed raw footage of Nirbhaya documentary to authorities: British filmmaker
2.10 pm: I was very upset when he was hanged, there wasn't any conclusive evidence : Mani Shankar Aiyar, Congress MP on Afzal Guru
Islamabad (Pakistan): Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar meets Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry pic.twitter.com/IAXnLzTsN6— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2015
1.45 pm: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to act as Delhi CM in the absence of Arvind Kejriwal, who is going on 10-day leave for treatment.
1.04 pm: Mamata Banerjee condemns murder of atheist writer Avijit Roy in Bangladesh, says 'we respect freedom of speech'.
1.00 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to leave for Bengaluru for 10 days on March 5 to undergo naturopathy for chronic cough, say sources.
12.37 pm: Congress raises issue of Afzal Guru's mortal remains in RS, Pramod Tiwari calls BJP anti-national for allying with PDP in J&K.
12.23 pm: Court rejects prosecution plea asking actor Salman Khan to produce driving licence in hit-and-run case
India's largest flag unfurled in Faridabad (Haryana) pic.twitter.com/XZ3nOdAhfR— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2015
11.20 am: Lok Sabha adjourned until 11:30 am after the PDP demand the return of Afzal Guru's body back to Kashmir.
11.07 am: Sri Lankan Navy targets Indian fishermen near Katchatheevu island, boat damaged, one injured.
10.54 am: 2 cops also seriously injured in the Karnal accident involving the Haryana CM's convoy after the pilot car lost control
10:40 am: BJP is responsible for this, they only helped PDP come to power in J&K: KC Tyagi, JDU on PDP MLA demands Afzal Guru's remains be handed over
Srinagar (J&K): CRPF personnel practice Yoga in order to release stress pic.twitter.com/AvBeOSPHqO— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2015
PM Narendra Modi at BJP Parliamentary party meeting in Delhi pic.twitter.com/vXlG61YLIZ— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2015
10:03 am: Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrives in Islamabad (Pakistan)
9:45 am: He is a convict of a heinous crime, what he is says, has no significance for us: Nirbhaya's Mother on Delhi gang rape convict's statement
Haryana CM ML Khattar's convoy rams into a pedestrian in Karnal,pedestrian succumbed to injuries, 2 policemen injured
9:11 am: Obama aide urges Congress not to impose sanctions on Iran
8.35 am: Foreign secretary S Jaishankar will be in Pakistan today and tomorrow.
8.25 am: PM Narendra Modi to reply to the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address, in Rajya Sabha today.
8.15 am: Haryana CM ML Khattar's convoy rams into a pedestrian in Karnal, pedestrian succumbed to injuries, 2 policemen also injured
7.45 am: 40 more dead as swine flu toll climbs to 1,115 in India.