Bengaluru, Feb 22: Follow the latest national and international news updates of the day here:
8:30 pm: Be warriors. Not worriers, Narendra Modi quoted R Kamath during his speech for young students of the country during Maan Ki Baat.
8:25 pm: A good batsman is thinking about the ball he is facing not about the match, or series. He is thinking about the present:PM on 'mann ki baat'.
8:21 pm: Place your trust in the hard-work that you have put in. Believe that no matter how tough the paper, you will get through: PM Modi.
8:11 pm: Do you think exams are meant to test your capability?Exam is an opportunity, not a challenge: PM Modi on 'mann ki baat'.
8:05 pm: Dont think of competing with someone else,think about surpassing your own limits with each passing day,set a new record everyday: PM Modi.
7:00 pm: Congratulations and best wishes to Shri Nitish Kumar on being sworn-in as Bihar CM: PM Narendra Modi tweets.
Congratulations & best wishes to Shri Nitish Kumar on being sworn-in as Bihar CM.
Congratulations & best wishes to Shri Nitish Kumar on being sworn-in as Bihar CM.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 22, 2015
6:37 pm: 27 stranded Indians return from Basra, Iraq.
6:21 pm: Special thanks to Dhawan, Rahane for stupendous performance; I wish them good luck for future game, said Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
6:11 pm: Cricket enthusiasts across the country rejoice India's win over South Africa in World Cup match.
5:42 pm: Players which were said to be not in form hit a century, said Mohammad Shami's father Tauseef Ahmed on India's victory over South Africa in World Cup.
5:15 pm: Nitish Kumar took oath as the new Chief Minister of Bihar. Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi too was present at the ceremony in Patna.
5:00 pm: An Indian national Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who was abducted from Herat province of Afghanistan on June 2, returned to India. He is in safe hands now and will be back with his near and dear family shortly, said Syed Akbaruddin (MEA, Spox).
4:45 pm: Shikhar Dhawan took the man of the match award as India defeated South Africa by 130 runs in World Cup match.
4:30 pm: JDU party Prez Sharad Yadav and CM designate Nitish Kumar leave for Raj Bhavan for the latter's oath ceremony in Patna.
3.50 pm: Around 30 Pakistani school children faint after toxic gas leaked from a generator installed in the school in Lahore.
3.45 pm: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor attends LK Advani's 50th marriage anniversary.
3.30 pm: "Why are you asking me about his arrest?", asks West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Shibaji Panja's arrest.
3.15 pm: "Today morning I called on Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and requested her to extend support to see that parliament functions smoothly. I told her that opposition has every right to object to any decision. And that opposition will have a say on matters. She was very receptive, said she will support for better functioning", says Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
3.00 pm: "The govt shouldnt expect support on any anti-people bills and ordinances", says Ghulam Nabi Azad after attending the All party meeting.
2.45 pm: PM Narendra Modi leaves after attending the All Party meeting.
2.30 pm: On the leaked documents case, "Investigation is on and a clearer picture shall come up only after that", says Dharmendra Pradhan, Delhi Petroleum Minister.
2.15 pm: "Country looks at Budget session with hopes, it is collective responsibility of all parties to ensure it runs smoothly", says PM Narendra Modi.
2.00 pm: "Anna ji is a respectable man. If he has certain suggestions we assure that the govt will take a note of it", says BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
1.48 pm: Ferry capsizes after being hit by a cargo vessel in Bangladesh; at least 100 missing. Rescue operations underway.
1.15 pm: Bihar Military Police (BMP) jawan accidentally shot himself to death with his carbine at police lines in Darbhanga district.
1.00 pm: 23-year-old Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, has been arrest by Gadchiroli police from Maharasthra-Chhattisgarh border.
12.45 pm: DLF plans to divest around 50% stake each in four new housing projects to private equity firms for over Rs 3,000 crore.
12.30 pm: Delhi: All Party meeting ahead of the Union budget underway at the parliament house.
11.50 am: All efforts being made to help those affected by tropical Cyclone Marcia which smashed through Queensland state leaving 1,500 homes damaged and thousands without electricity.
11.30 am: AAP leader Ashutosh on land acquisition bill says, "This is an anti-farmer,anti-poor Government."
11.00 am: Delhi Police arrests businessman Shibaji Panja at the Kolkata airport on his arrival from Dhakha, Bangladesh. [Read more]
10.30 am: Tarun Gogoi, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Abhay Choutala, Dushyant Choutala and Babu Lal Marandi to attend Nitish Kumar's swearing-in ceremony today evening.
10.15 am: Start-ups likely to create 3 lakh new employment opportunities by 2020.
10.00 am: Delhi police is investigating the matter, all those involved will certainly be brought to book: GVLN Rao ,BJP on Petro Min document leaked.
9.45 am: Army recovers 3 IEDs, 3 Mortar Bombs,3 UBGL grenades, 61 rounds of AK 47 & 1 Chinese Pistol with magazine in a search operation near Gazrial Forest (J&K).
9.30 am: Number of new trains to be announced in the Rail Budget is unlikely to be more than 100.
9.15 am: India should reorganise its healthcare delivery system with right mix & distribution of services to achieve Universal Health Coverage, says WHO.
9.00 am: PM Narendra Modi to hold 'Mann ki Baat' at 8 pm today; would address students preparing for board/competitive examinations.
8.30 am: India wins the toss and elects to bat. After winning the first battle of World Cup 2015 against Pakistan, India faces South Africa today.
8.15 am: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen rules out reconsidering his decision not to seek 2nd term as Chancellor of Nalanda University.
8.00 am: 7 killed and 8 injured as train rams into unmanned railway crossing in Nalanda, Bihar on late Saturday night.