New Delhi, Mar 9: Get all the latest national, international news updates of March 9 here:
6:35 pm: 2 militants killed encounter in Pulwama (J&K), operation still underway.
8.53 pm: Want to maintain hygiene,don't want foreigners to get a bad impression, says Sadaf Khan,volunteer World Culture Festival.
8.34 pm: Of 126 seats in Assam,BJP is contesting on 90. Today we decided on candidates of 88 seats, says P Nadda after CEC meet.
8.51 pm: Delhi: BJP Central Election Committee meeting ends at party HQs.
8.50 pm: National Waterways Bill 2015 passed in Rajya Sabha.
8.36 pm: Dharamsala stadium is right next to the Martyr's memorial,didn't feel right for Pakistan to play here-NK Kalia,Capt.Saurabh Kalia's father.
8.22 pm: We are satisfied that the (India-Pak) match is not happening in Dharamsala, says NK Kalia, Capt.Saurabh Kalia's father.
8.21 pm: Maharashtra: 4 year old boy falls into a borewell in Gondia, rescue operation underway.
7.49 pm: Manipur : Blast in a shop in Khoyathong (Imphal), one injured.
7.48 pm: Delhi Tourism minister wrote to MoD requesting Army engineers to set up bridges for Sri Sri's event.
7.37 pm: If he doesn't come back then there are ways and means to bring someone back including revocation of passport, warns Mukul Rohatgi.
7.36 pm: Mr.Mallya never said he would run away, I am sure he would come back and settle the issue, says Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi.
7.34 pm: Mr.Mallya should come back, sit and negotiate with banks. We would welcome it, says Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi.
6:07 pm: Chandra Kumar Bose will be the candidate against CM Mamata Banerjee-Smriti Irani
5:38 pm: NGT asks Art Of Living to develop entire area in question into a biodiversity park. AOL is asked give an undertaking by tomorrow that enzymes won't be released into Yamuna & no further degradation of environment will happen.
5.16 pm: NGT gives green signal to Sri Sri's World Culture Festival.
5.13 pm: Indo-Pak match shifted from Dharamsala to Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Match to happen on 19th as per schedule.
4.25 pm: Six Maoists arrested in a joint operation by police and CRPF in Chhattisgarh's Jagargunda.
3.45 pm: I'm totally with Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji & wish all success to his event. Rest has to be taken care of by NGT, says Uma Bharti on World Culture Festival.
3.40 pm: SC reserves order in review petition in Govt advertisements matter. SC also issues notice to Tamil Nadu and Delhi on a contempt petition.
3.35 pm: Construction site behind AIIMS caves in: 2 dead, NDRF team on the site to check if someone is alive in debris.
3.30 pm: SC reserves order in review petition in Govt advertisements matter. SC also issues notice to Tamil Nadu and Delhi on a contempt petition.
3.25 pm: Construction site behind AIIMS caves in: 2 dead, NDRF team on the site to check if someone is alive in debris.
3.15 pm: Arun Jaitley defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal and 5 others summoned by Patiala House Court on April 7.
3.05 pm: Art of Living counsel tells NGT that total cost for creating venue of this event is 15.63 crore, in addition to 10 crore for decoration.
2.55 pm: Terrorists escape after exchanging gunfire with Army in Ganderbal district (J&K), arms and ammunition recovered, search operations underway.
2.50 pm: We have emphasised on "value addition": PM Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha
2.44 pm: Assam Pradesh Cong Committee writes to Election Commission requesting to prepone or postpone RS elections 2016 (Mar 21) to be held in Assam.
2.40 pm: Construction site behind AIIMS caves in, 5 workers were stuck. One brought out dead, 4 workers rescued are being provided medical aid.
2.25 pm: Attorney General tells court he left India on March 2.
2.20 pm: SC issues notice to Vijay Mallya on petition of consortium of banks seeking disclosure of his assets and seizure of passport.
2.10 pm: You must have noticed that Lok Sabha worked till late night yesterday, even after that everyone was happy with the work that happened, says PM Modi in Rajya Sabha.
2.04 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi now responding to the Motion of Thanks to the President for his address in Rajya Sabha.
2.00 pm: Post pontoon bridge controversy Defence Ministry asks MoD to make clear policy framework regarding use of Army assistance in civilian cause: Sources
1:42 pm: Art Of Living to submit its reply to NGT at 3 PM.
1:40 pm: NGT asks Art Of Living to submit details regarding expenses on construction of stage & levelling of flood plains.
1:35 pm: Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit joins in farmers' protest over Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival.
1:30 pm: Contractual computer teachers protest against UP Govt demanding pay hike & regularization of jobs in UP.
1:15 pm: DPCC says "Delhi witnesses some cultural function everyday, not possible to know of the scale of things" on NGT Hearing.
1:00 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:10 PM.
12:55 pm: Art of Living counsel stated, there will be no activity which violates NGT order, will maintain sufficient distance from river on NGT Hearing.
12:45 pm: We have given the affidavit NGT asked for today. we have cleared our stand, says Prakash Javadekar on World Culture Festival.
12:30 pm: I don't think there have been any lapse on the part of State and Central Govt with regard to Jat reservation, says Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha.
12:25 pm: Opposition protest outside Bihar Assembly over Minister Abdul Ghafoor's meet with Mohd. Shahabuddin in jail in Patna.
12:15 pm: Security tightened around NGT hearing on petition seeking stay on World Culture Festival. Hearing begins.
12:00 pm: As far as intelligence is concerned, State Govt was aware that a protest (jat reservation) is going to be held, says Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha.
11:46 am: If a matter is pending with Tribunal,ordinarily chair doesn't allow issue to be raised here, says Arun Jaitley in RS.
11:30 am: NGT is hearing the matter as we discuss the issue here.Event (Sri Ravi Shankar's) is being held adhering to all rules and laws, says MA Naqvi in RS
11:15 am: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Sri Sri Ravishankar'sevent on the banks of the Yamuna, Sitamram Yechury asks "How can Indian Army assist in this"
11:05 am: Engine is being serviced, making sure all passengers will be flown to their respective destinations today, says V Acharya.
10:55 am: Former NDA FM Yashwant Sinha to hold orientation programme for Delhi FM, Finance Secretary and MLAs on budget and budget making process on March 15.
10:48 am: The plea filed by the bankers seeking a restraining order on Vijay Mallya from leaving the country will be heard at 2 PM by the Supreme Court.
10:30 am: Real Estate Bill is on the top of Govt's agenda, says Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Budget Session
10:25 am: When a CM says that environment is not fine and match should not be played, this sends across a bad signal, says Anurag Thakur on Dharamsala match.
10: 24 am: Bhagwant Mann moves adjournment motion in LS on Centre demanding 6 cr from Punjab Govt as expenditure on deployment during Pathankot Attack.
10:20 am: AAP MP Bhagwant Mann moves adjournment motion in LS on Centre demanding 6 cr from Punjab Govt as expenditure on deployment during Pathankot attack.
10:05 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond to the Motion of Thanks to the President for his address in Rajya Sabha today at 2 pm.
9:50 am: BJP Parliamentary Party meet begins in the Parliament.
9:29 am: Gumnami Baba's boxes (believed by some to be Netaji SC Bose in disguise) opened by Faizabad district treasury.
9:25 am: Exchange of fire between Police & criminals in Bihar's Gopalganj in early morning hours, four police personnel injured in the firing.
9:03 am: Congress to raise Raipur Church Attack issue in Lok Sabha today.
8:44 am: Air India flight 634 makes emergency landing in Bhopal.
8:29 am: Regions like Delhi had no possibility of seeing Solar Eclipse, although it would have had been there for 3 mins after sunrise: Dr. Ratnashree (Dir, Nehru Planetarium).
8:20 am: Today's eclipse which was partial for many parts of India, was total in Indonesia & Malaysia regions: Dr. Ratnashree.
8:11 am: Debts case: Supreme Court to hear banks' plea to restrain Vijay Mallya from leaving India.
8:00 am: PCB wants WT20 game venue to be shifted to Kolkata or Mohali. ICC and BCCI to decide on alternate venue later today.