News flash: I want to join politics, says Irom Sharmila in Imphal

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Bengaluru, Aug 9: PM Narendra Modi to visit Bhabhra in Alirajpur today, birth place of Chandra Shekhar Azad and will address a public meeting.

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7.30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.

7.25 pm: Anti-encroachment drive took place in Haralur area, earlier today.

7.12 pm: India vs West Indies, 3rd test: India makes 3 changes; B Kumar in for Umesh Yadav, Rohit in for C Pujara and R Jadeja in for A Mishra.

7.07 pm: India vs West Indies 3rd test: West Indies won the toss and options to bowl

7.05 pm: Guj Govt moves SC against HC order quashing ordinance providing 10% quota fr economically backward among unreserved category on Gujarat EBC quota.

7.04 pm: Around 5 crore was looted from train enroute to Chennai, RPF has registered case,probe underway, says Ramasubramanyam,IG GRP.

7.03 pm: Bihar Govt raises tax on diesel from 18% to 19% and petrol from 24.5% to 26%.

6.42 pm: I have given police 10 to 15 more days, we work for the people. I can put them behind bars if I want to: Deepak Singhal, UP Chief secretary.

6.38 pm: UP CM admitted the negligence of Police in Bulandshahr rape case, says Deepak Singhal, UP Chief secretary in Delhi.

6.20 pm: In shooting women's 25m pistol India's Heena Sidhu is in 15th position with a total score of 286 in the precision stage.

6.06 pm: When PM broke his silence, we expected that there would be a concrete,tangible, political outreach, says Junaid Mattu, NC.

5.51 pm: CBI files chargesheet against 11 persons including ex-Union Minister Matang Sinh in a cheating case.

5.48 pm: India's Dattu Baban Bhokanal finishes 4th in Men's single sculls quarter-finals in Rio2016 Rowing.

5.46 pm: 4 children dead and 2 injured as an electricity pole fell on them after being hit by a speeding truck in Gaya (Bihar).

5.30 pm: Agitated locals vandalised school property & thrashed the truck driver after the incident.

5.03 pm: We welcome it. We feel that PM's address today is beginning of a fresh healing touch for Kashmir, says Naeem Akhtar, PDP.

4.49 pm: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit summoned by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar in Delhi.

4.41 pm: I will never forget this moment: Irom Sharmila after ending fast after 16 years.

4.40 pm: Judicial custody of LIC agent Anand Chauhan extended till 22 August in Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh's money laundering case.

4.31 pm: Irom Sharmila breaks down while ending her fast.

4.17 pm: From today on wards I have ended my fast: Irom Sharmila in Imphal (Manipur).

4.14 pm: Irom Sharmila ends her fast after being on fast for the last 16 years demanding repeal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

4.08 pm: I want to join politics as I've been called the Iron lady of Manipur and I want to live upto that name, says Irom Sharmila.

4.13 pm: I don't understand why some radical groups are against me wanting to get into politics?: Irom Sharmila in Imphal.

4.07 pm: Irom Sharmila addresses the media in Imphal.

3.58 pm: Yemeni factory official, medics say a Saudi-led airstrike has killed 14 civilians working on an overnight shift in Sanaa.

3.52 pm:Sensex drops 97.41 points to close at 28,085.16. Nifty settles at 8,678.25.

3.48 pm: Vidarbha Rajya Aandolan Samiti protest outside Nitin Gadkari's residence, demand for separate Vidarbha state.

3.47 pm: First coalition air strikes hit Yemen capital in three months: officials.

3.34 pm: Arunachal Pradesh cabinet decides to extend full status of a state funeral and state mourning for 3 days on Kalikho Pul sudden demise.

3.30 pm: Wreath laying ceremony of 3 BSF jawans who lost their lives in an encounter in Machhil (J&K), yesterday.

3.25 pm: Many unlawful activities have been pointed out pertaining to the organisation of which Zakir Naik is the leader, says Devendra Fadnavis,Maha CM.

3.23 pm: At this moment of grief me and my colleagues in Government people of Arunachal Pradesh convey our deep condolences, says CM Pema Khandu on Kalikho Pul.

3.21 pm: Govt has received a report on Zakir Naik from CP of Mumbai. There are many indictments in the report: Maharashtra CM.

3.19 pm: WB CM Mamata Banerjee raises the slogan of "CPIM Quit Tripura" in her rally in Agartala, Tripura.

3.12 pm: Kashmir wants peace. Whatever Kashmiris want for betterment of their livelihood, the Centre will help. We want development for J&K: PM Modi.

3.00 pm: Our flag inspires the people to change the future of India. It inspires desh-bhakti in us: PM Modi.

2:58 pm: Every Indian desires to go to Kashmir, every Indian loves Kashmir: Modi in Madhya Pradesh.

2:53 pm: Kashmir, which we give so much love to, some people there are causing it a lot of harm: PM.

2:51 pm: It is my privilege to come here, the birthplace of Chandra Shekhar Azad. People like him inspire us to work for the nation: Modi.

2:48 pm: Many of us were born in a free India. But the freedom fighters got the honour to sacrifice their lives for the nation: PM.

2:46 pm: Let us remember those who gave their lives so that we can breathe the air of freedom: PM Modi.

2:44 pm: On 8th Aug, 75 years back, Mahatma Gandhi asked the Britishers to "QUIT INDIA": PM Modi in Bhabhra, Alirajpur (MP).

2:40 pm: Blast in Mazar-i-Sharif city in Afghanistan leaves one dead, 14 wounded.

2:30 pm: Lodha Committee gives BCCI time till October 15 to comply to 15 steps regarding constitutional reforms.

2:20 pm: Maharashtra launchesQuit India movement 2 against various social evils in the presence of M VenkaiahNaidu and Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.

2:05 pm: Madhya Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi visits memorial in Alirajpur after paying tribute to Chandrashekhar Azad.

1:55 pm: Madhya Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Chandrashekhar Azad in Alirajpur.

1:50 pm: Irom Sharmila has been released on Rs.10,000 personal bond, says Lawyer of Irom Sharmila.

1:45 pm: Today 2 witnesses were examined, 23rd August Irom Sharmila will be examined in court again: Lawyer of Irom Sharmila.

1:35 pm: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Alirajpur district, MP.

1:25 pm: Its been over two years that we formed Govt, but even now many MPs have not sent in their reports (on two years of Govt). The MPs who have not sent their report should send it online as soon as possible: PM to BJP MPs.

1:15 pm: Situation tense in Itanagar; supporters of Kalikho Pul gherao CM's bungalow: Sources

1:05 pm: Amir Ali an accused in the 2000 Church blast attacks has been arrested after 16 years by the police.

1:00 pm: Rajnath Singh has spoken to Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu on Kalikho Pul death.

12.53 pm: Situation tensed in Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) after supporters of Kalikho Pul symbolically burned a coffin.

12.45 pm: #FLASH MHA Sources confirm no suicide note found. Reason could be depression #KalikhoPul

12.40 pm: Matter pertaining to the death of a protester in the demonstration against encounter of Burhan Wani: Status report to be submitted by Friday

12.35 pm: Matter pertaining to the death of a protester in the demonstration against encounter of Burhan Wani: SC says no arrest to be made now

12.30 pm: SC stays contempt proceedings against J&K SSP & IGP for not registering an FIR against the DSP after the order of the Judicial Magistrate

12.25 pm: The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill has been introduced in Lok Sabha.

12.10 pm: ED questions Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha in connection with an alleged money laundering case.

12.09 pm: Naxals set ablaze a concrete mixer machine & dig up road in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada, last night.

12.02 pm: Even if our players arent winning its really tough to reach that level: Sunita Godara (Sports Activist) on Shobha De

11.59 am: Isko kya pata? Ye author hogi apni jagah. Isko ab thook kay chaatna padega: Sunita Godara on Shobha De's comment on #Rio2016

11.56 am: Situation in Kashmir is very serious, I am ready to have a discussion on it tomorrow 11am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha

11.55 am: Shocked and deeply saddened at the untimely demise of Kalikho Pul ji. My heart goes out to his family & loved ones: Rahul Gandhi

11.54 am: As per his last conversation with him, he was positive about the state. He said he was sure people will choose him again: Ninong Ering

11.53 am: He was staying in CM's House, maybe loneliness crept into him. When your mind is empty, its a devils workshop: Ninong Ering #KalikhoPul

11.51 am: I am really shocked, I dont know what extreme reasons lead to this: Ninong Ering (Cong) #KalikhoPul

11.50 am: We would like #KashmirUnrest issue to be discussed in the house tomorrow. We have been giving notices for two days now: GN Azad,Cong in RS

11.45 am: Extending her condolences to the family of Shri Pul, Sonia Gandhi prayed for the peace of the departed soul.

11.40 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed shock at the untimely & tragic demise of Kalikho Pul.

11.31 am: Our heart goes out to the family, and the people of North East: Jitendra Singh, DONER Minister #KalikhoPul

11.12 am: RBI retains GDP growth projection at 7.6 per cent for 2016-17.

11.11 am: Passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill augurs well for the growing political consensus for economic reforms: RBI

11.09 am: The reverse repo rate under the LAF will remain unchanged at 6.0 per cent, and MSF rate and the Bank Rate at 7.0 per cent.

11.07 am: RBI keeps the cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks unchanged at 4.0 per cent of net demand and time liabilities (NDTL)

11.07 am: RBI keeps the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.5 per cent

11.07 am: May God give strength to his family; a loss for entire Arunachal Pradesh. Cong family is with his family in this moment of grief: Nabam Tuki

11.04 am: It is sad & really unfortunate that young leader Kalikho Pul is no more with us: Ex Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki

10.51 am: Delhi: Congress Lok sabha MPs protest at Gandhi statue in Parliament over "Dalit atrocities"

10.41 am: FLASH: Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul found dead.

10.20 am: Congress to raise J&K unrest issue in Rajya Sabha

10.15 am: Maha Animal Husbandry Ministry has also directed officers to take proper steps against those "who are trying to defame state & central Govt"

10.10 am: Maharashta Animal Husbandry Ministry directs all district animal husbandry officers to check the condition of animals in gaushaalas.

10.00 am: Jammu and Kashmir: Curfew continues for 32nd day

9.55 am: Congress has given adjournment notice in Lok Sabha on Dalits issue.

9.38 am: My mother decided not to meet Sharmila until and unless she gets her demand fulfilled: Irom Sharmila's brother.

9.20 am: Four Indian fishermen (from Pudukkottai, TN) along with their boats detained by Sri Lankan Navy near Naina Island, this morning.

9.00 am: Congress Rajya Sabha strategy meet scheduled to take place at 10:15 am today.

8.40 am: Allahabad: Water level rises in Triveni Sangam, roads inundated.

8.17 am: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila likely to end her 16-year fast today.

8.00 am: Narendra Modi to visit Bhabhra in Alirajpur today, birth place of Chandra Shekhar Azad and will address a public meeting.

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