Bengaluru, Oct 18: Get the latest national and international news updates here:
6.10 pm: After 2 yrs we'll decide whether to go for 2 more franchises or confine to 8 teams only: Rajeev Shukla,IPL Chairman.
6.00 pm: Urdu poet Munawwar Rana returns his Sahitya Akademi Award.
5.50 pm: Aapne humko CM banaaya, ab PM aakar kehte hain ki mera DNA gadbad hai (You made me a CM and PM comes here and questions my DNA): Nitish Kumar.
5:37 pm: CBI arrests 2 Ex-Chief commercial managers of Northern Railway M S Chalia and Sandeep Silas in Rail Neer scam case.
5:27 pm: Nitish Kumar addressing a rally in Pataliputra, Bihar.
5:15 pm: India-South Africa 3rd ODI: Team India needs 271 runs to win.
5:00 pm: Geeta has been looked after with great affection says Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr TCA Raghavan.
4:59 pm: Nepal Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa meets Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi.
4:58 pm: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi arrives in Patna to review preparations for remaining phases of Bihar Polls.
4:45 pm: Congress firmly believes that experience and youthful vigour both are an ideal combination for taking party forward says Randeep Surjewala, Congress.
4:42 pm: The most important basic structure of the Indian Constitution is Parliamentary democracy, next imp basic structure-elected Govt says Jaitley.
4:00 pm: Hardik Patel detained as he was protesting outside Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
3:30 pm: 8 teams to play this season's IPL, 2 new teams to be included in place of CSK and RR; BCCI AGM to take place on 9th of November.
3:10 pm: BCCI Working Committee meeting ends in Mumbai, Sharad Pawar leaves from the meeting venue.
2:45 pm: Stock limits on pulses imposed on Licensed Food Processors and Large Departmental Retailers.
2:20 pm: Locals protest over death of Kashmir truck conductor Zahid who was injured in petrol bomb attack in Udhampur, J&K.
1:50 pm: Hardik Patel detained as he was protesting outside the stadium in Rajkot.
1:30 pm: Chinese firm Vivo to be the new IPL sponsor.
1:20 pm: Sushma Swaraj meets Nepal deputy PM Kamal Thapa in Delhi.
1:15 pm: JKLF Chief Yasin Malik calls for state wide bandh tomorrow over Kashmir truck conductor Zahid's death and Nahan incident.
1:00 pm: When it comes to development, no party can compete Samajwadi Party, says Akhilesh Yadav.
12:35 pm: The victim is doing fine, within 24 hours she will be discharged from hospital, says Dependra Pathak on Nangloi rape case.
12:20 pm: Have apprehended two juveniles, further investigation is on, says Dependra Pathak,Jt commissioner of police (Southwest) on Nangloi rape case.
12:00 pm: BCCI Working Committee meeting in Mumbai underway.
11:45 am: MCA to handover 1 crore rupees to Maharashtra CM during the 25th october ODI Match in Mumbai for Maharashtra drought relief.
11:30 am: Minister of State for Agriculture
Sanjeev Balyan also arrives for meeting with BJP President Amit
11:15 am: BJP President Amit Shah summons Sangeet Som, Haryana CM, Sakshi Maharaj as PM is upset with their recent statements.
11:00 am: Meeting between Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar & BJP President Amit Shah underway, Sakshi Maharaj also in attendance.
10:40 am: Two businessmen were abducted by Maoists yesterday from Yampur village of Bijapur district, Chattisgarh.
10:30 am: Third accused has also been arrested in Noida suicide case.
10:00 am: They have arrested the accused, now they should be brought here in public, says Nangloi rape victim's father.
9:30 am: Two accused arrested in Nangloi rape case late last night, both accused are juveniles.
9:00 am: Baba Ramdev holds yoga camp at Indian coast guard ground in Noida with coast guard jawans.
8:45 am: Delhi Police to brief media on Nangloi rape case at 12 noon.
8:35 am: Two accused arrested in Nangloi rape case late last night.
8:30 am: Police arrests another accused in Noida suicide case. One of the accused was arrested yesterday.
8:15 am: BCCI Working Committee meeting to take place in Mumbai today.
Kolkata: 80-feet tall fibre-glass Durga idol is the World's tallest Durga idol. pic.twitter.com/4qB5cr3mSI— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2015
8:00 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
to meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung today over law and order
situation in the state.