New Delhi, March 2: Get the latest national and international updates here:
11.23 pm: Gunfight on with Hizbul terrorists at Tral area of south Kashmir.
11.08 pm: Gujarat govt admits in the Legislative Assembly that as many as 68 posts of IAS officers were lying vacant (PTI).
10.10 pm: Kanhaiya is mentally very strong, he asked us all to be normal: Manikant, Kanhaiya's brother to NDTV.
10.00 pm: 'Dark & Ugly' secrets and conspiracies hatched by Cong are coming out in open: Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP on Rahul Gandhi's 'Fair & Lovely' remark.
9.37 pm: An Armyman was killed this morning in an accident involving speeding Audi car in Delhi Cantt.
9.33 pm: Indonesia lifts tsunami warning issued after powerful offshore earthquake.
8.20 pm: 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia, tsunami alert issued
7:30 pm: For that we'll have to sit down and discuss matter: Spl public prosecutor Anil Soni on being asked if they'll challenge Delhi HC's order in SC.
7:15 pm: Court only granted 6 months interim bail to Kanhaiya and said further probe to continue, says Anil Soni,Spl public prosecutor.
7:00 pm: He should not mislead the House, says Rajnath Singh on Rahul Gandhi's remarks about Naga accord.
6:45 pm: Kanhaiya Kumar granted interim bail for 6 months by Delhi High Court on JNU Row.
6:30 pm: Major 8.2 magnitude quake strikes southwest of Indonesia , says USGS
6:25 pm: Raising questions now is not correct, I reject all kinds of scepticism on the matter, says Former Special Director IB.
6:10 pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad,D Raja and Anand Sharma have given calling attention motion for tomorrow in Rajya Sabha on HRD MoS Ram Shankar Katheria issue.
6:09 pm: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah hands over watch (approx 70 lakh) to the Assembly Speaker.
6:00 pm: This is an act of desperation, we will give a befitting reply-Ajay Chandrakar,Chhattisgarh HM on Narayanpur incident
5:41 pm: BJP and AGP to fight elections together in Assam.
5:30 pm: They (Congress) are talking about terrorism, the whole country knows how the #IshratJahan case was handled-Prahlad Joshi,BJP in Lok Sabha.
5:20 pm: Don't know if Rahul ji was giving vote of thanks to President or speaking in a rally-Prahlad Joshi,BJP in Lok Sabha.
5:19 pm: Pak directly attacked this country in Mumbai (26/11). Almost 200 people were murdered and butchered, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
5:15 pm: Don't know if Rahul was giving vote of thanks to President or speaking in a rally, says Prahlad Joshi, BJP in Lok Sabha.
5:00 pm: PM didn't consult the armed forces, he didn't consult the officials, I don't think he even discussed with Sushma, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
4:56 pm: We learn and We do not claim to know everything, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
4:55 pm: I had heard Kanhaiya Kumar's whole speech, not a word in his speech was anti-national-Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
4:30 pm: Expensive 'gift' controversy: Siddaramaiah donates watch to Cabinet Hall.
4.18 pm: It was clear from day one that these outfits were related to terrorist groups, says AK Jain (Former Joint Secy-MHA) on IshratJaha.
3.59 pm: Delhi: Student groups protest against JNU Row and Rohith Vemula suicide case at Mandi House.
3.40 pm: BJP had promised fixing of Minimum Support Price, before elections, now they have backtracked. It was a 'jumla'-Ghulam Nabi Azad in RS.
3.27 pm: Nobody, absolutely nobody however powerful he is, will be spared, if found guilty, says FM Jaitley statement on Aircel-Maxis case in LS.
3.26 pm: As result of series of raid conducted by ED&Income tax Dept,lot of incriminating things have been seized, says FM stmnt on Aircel-Maxis case in LS.
3.24 pm: Govt declassified all available classified files related to Netaji SC Bose & transferred these files to NAI for permanent retention.
3.08 pm: Jalalabad blasts: All 4 terrorists killed, Mopping up operations being conducted
2:53 pm: Arun Jaitley to reply in Lok Sabha on Aircel-Maxis issue
2:18 pm: Centre blames Northeast states for non-completion of projects on time
2:13 pm: Six injured in the Jalalabad blast have been taken to hospital, says Afghan Media
2:05 pm: 23 Maoists who were active since 2004 surrender in Jagdalpur.
1:57 pm: ITBP men engage attackers in gunfire at Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
1:55 pm: Woman found dead in Gacchibowli area in Telangana. A case has been registered and investigation is underway.
1:33 pm: At least two explosions, gunfire heard near Indian, other foreign consulates in eastern Afghan city Jalalabad.
1.11 pm: Court orders State Govt to grant licenses to dance bars by March 15 in Maharashtra dance bar issue.
1.03 pm: Politics should not be played over sports, says Anurag Thakur, BCCI Secy on India- Pak match in Dharamshala T20WorldCup.
12.59 pm: Girl commits suicide by hanging self in Guna of MP, the student had to appear for class 10th board examination today. However, the Police investigation is on.
12.48 pm: Mortal remains of the porter were located 130 feet deep by the rescue team. The porter had fell in the crevasse on Feb 27, says Army on Siachen.
12.47 pm: Another case of shame is of GK Pillai, he took illegal orders from a Minister,he should be prosecuted, says RB Sreekumar.
12.28 pm: Shame that Mr. RVS Mani came under pressure to change affidavit then and is revealing it now-RB Sreekumar,Former Gujarat Intelligence Chief
9.54 am: I had done only about the antecedents of Ishrat Jahan, says RVS Mani, Former Under Secy( Internal Security, MHA).
9.53 am: I was not posted in 2004 in MHA, I came in 2005 or so, says RVS Mani, Former Under Secy( Internal Security, MHA).
9.52 am: If inquiry into cross fire or encounter was the only mandate of the SIT, why was I called for the investigation, says RVS Mani.
9.50 am: I have seen the file, will use the word "cross fire" not encounter, says RVS Mani.
9.42 am: Centre had filed an affidavit, why was affidavit changed? The then PM&HM needs to answer, says Venkaiah Naidu.
9.38 am: I did not give in to his (Satish Verma) pressures, says RVS Mani.
9.37 am: I said that is not the truth, I am competent. I don't require a IB Officer to walk in and say sign the affidavit, says RVS Mani.
9.36 am: Satish Verma kept on telling me that you say Rajendra Kumar brought the affidavit and you signed it, he kept harping on that, says RVS Mani.
9.35 am: After that he (Satish Verma) started narrating nonsense,became physical after 4. He had put cigarette butts on my thighs, says RVS Mani.
9.34 am: In 2013 I was hauled up and harassed.On 23rd,I drafted a note & sent it to my superiors.Immediate result was many fellows chased me, says RVS Mani.
9.25 am: Interrogation had started around 9 am,then IG Satish Verma joined interrogation at 10:30am, went upto 2:30-3 pm in polite manner, says RVS Mani.
9.24 am: Mr. Pillai is a an officer of high integrity. I have no reason to disbelieve what he has said, have much more reason to believe, says RVS Mani.
9.23 am: Cabinet meeting scheduled to take place in the Parliament at 6:00 PM, today.
9.22 am: I drafted the first affidavit, it was a clear & exact affidavit. It was based on documents we had on file, says RVS Mani.
8.50 am: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi to chair a meeting today in Delhi on 2017 Assembly polls in UP, Strategist Prashant Kishor to also attend the meet.
8.25 am: Ayutthaya:Buddhists from all over the world gathered in Thailand y'day to meet on how to promote values of Buddhism.
8.12 am: 8 persons injured as bus overturned at Eastern Express Highway (Mumbai) last night.
8.05 am: Its is not that these things have been revealed by Mani now. These were informed during UPA Govt's rule, says Kanwar BB Singh(RVS Mani's lawyer).
8.04 am: Mani had written to senior officers about torture by Satish Verma (CBI Officer) during investigation, says Kanwar BB Singh.
7.51 am: After 40 days of filing 1st affidavit, RVS Mani was asked to sign another affidavit & submit it before court, says RVS Mani's lawyer on Ishrat Jahan case.
7.50 am: He prepared draft (first affidavit filed in Aug 2009),it went to the minister, then it went to Law Ministry, approved, says RVS Mani's lawyer.
7.49 am: CBI officer Satish Verma used abusive language for RVS Mani, also called him names, alleges RVS Mani's lawyer.
7.48 am: In Ahmedabad, a CBI officer Satish Verma asked him so many questions and turned aggressive, says Kanwar BB Sing. lawyer of Verma in Ishrat Jahan case.