Bengaluru, March 7: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reached Sri Lanka on Friday, ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to the country.
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7:49 pm: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi condemns public lynching and killing of alleged rapist in Nagaland.
7:30 pm: Unnao (UP): Policemen beat woman during protest after a road accident
7:16 pm: Oommen Chandy (CM of Kerala) present for arrival of Kerala Speaker G Karthikeyan's dead body in Trivandrum
There is no need to make such a big issue about it, people are released all the time: Mehbooba Mufti on Masarat Alam
Heal & Touch policy is driven to end violence in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti
One agenda is of reconciliation and other is of good governance, development. The latter wont happen without the former: Mehbooba Mufti, PDP
6:32 pm: Separatist leader Masrath Alam to be freed from JK prison
5:30 pm: There is nothing to hide, there is no sign of any weakness: Mukul Roy (TMC) on TMC meeting
5:00 pm: Temperature drops in Delhi as rain hits the capital city.
4:52 pm: Next hearing is going to be on 12th March: P Gharat (Public Prosecutor) on Salman Khan "hit&run case"
3.57 pm: Describing Jammu & Kashmir CM's move to release political prisoners as rhetoric, National Conference leader Devender Rana said that government governs the people and it should not indulge in such an action.
3.32 pm: Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav said that SP leader Mulayam Singh has recovered well and greeted people for their blessings.
3.15 pm: Congress Vice President has expressed concern over SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's illness.
3.11 pm: AAP leader Anjali Damaniya has accused Yogendra Yadav for promoting his own people in the party.
Yes, Yogendra Yadav was trying to promote his own people in the party: Anjali Damania, AAP
Yes, Yogendra Yadav was trying to promote his own people in the party: Anjali Damania, AAP— ANI (@ANI_news) March 7, 2015
3.10 pm: Shiv Sena take swords against BJP on sharing power with PDP in Jammu & Kashmir.
3.07 pm: Jammu & Kashmir police to act on Chief Minister's decision to release political prisoners.
3.00 pm: Pakistani authorities arrest 45 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea: Reports
2.42 pm: Thrissur sessions court denies bail to accused in Hummer murder, Mohd Nisham.
2.40 pm : CPM demands Andhra Pradesh CM to explain the need of 30K acres for capital
2.25 pm: BEA General Secretary NK Singh says that BBC documentary should be shown to develop a new culture between men.
I personally feel that the documentary should be shown, a new culture should develop between men: NK Singh, BEA
I personally feel that the documentary should be shown, a new culture should develop between men: NK Singh, BEA— ANI (@ANI_news) March 7, 2015
2.00 pm: Police arrest drug peddler with 450 grams of cannabis in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir
1.40 pm: Doctors advice Mulayam Singh Yadav to be on complete rest for next 3 days, rule out any cause of worry
1.08 pm: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickramesinghe.
1.00 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon.
12: 55 pm: PM Narendra Modi condoles the death of Kerala speaker G Kathikeyan
My condolences to the family & well-wishers of Kerala Assembly Speaker, Shri G.Karthikeyan on his demise. May his soul rest in peace: PM
My condolences to the family & well-wishers of Kerala Assembly Speaker, Shri G.Karthikeyan on his demise. May his soul rest in peace: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 7, 2015
12.40 pm: Kerala Speaker G Karthikeyan passes away.
12.35 pm: I truly believe that AK is the hope for the country and I have learnt almost everything from him : Mayank Gandhi,AAP
12.00 pm: Colombo(Sri Lanka) : EAM Sushma Swaraj pays homage at the Indian Peace Keeping Force Memorial
11.36 am: 2 groups clash in Kulgaon Badlapur, Maharashtra. 9 arrested on charges of rioting
10.36 am: SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to hospital due to flu and respiratory problems
10.05 am: Dimapur mob lynching: Stone pelting reported in Karbi Anglong, curfew imposed along Assam-Nagaland border
9.46 am: AAP volunteers campaign to seek support for Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan
9.30 am: Shocked over showcause notice by Bar Council of India: Nirbhaya case defence lawyer ML Sharma
9:15 am: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh admitted to Medicity Medanta hospital in Gurgaon following a heart problem.
9.00 am: Bar Council of India issues show cause notices to two defence lawyers for anti-women remarks in Nirbhaya documentary.
8.00 am: US says that it would use all its authority to ensure reforms in law enforcement agencies in Ferguson, Missouri, including drastic measures such as dismantling the Ferguson Police Department.
7.45 am: If someone tries to break into my house, I can shoot, said Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe on fishermen issue in a late night interview on Friday.