New Delhi, May 9: Former IAF chief SP Tyagi to be questioned by the CBI in the AgustaWestland case today.
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12:20 pm: Panama papers trove on shell companies released online: AFP.
11:40 pm: Alipurduar(WB) suspicious briefcase in a bus: bomb squad finds only medicines and documents in the briefcase.
11:10 pm: Packet received (letter threatening Kanhaiya Kumar)by HOD Journalism,Pune's Ranade Institute. The letter was received on May 7th but the HOD opened it today, it contains explosive substance. We are registering case: Senior PI Sushma Chavan.
11:00 pm: Letter has been received by Pune's Ranade Institute today containing similar content that FTII recently got: DCP Sudhir Hiremath(Zone IV).
10:40 pm: I have decided that home guards and other workers on duty at Simhastha will be rewarded with Rs.5000 each for their sheer dedication: MP CM.
10:32 pm: Alipurduar(WB): Staffer of North Bengal State Transport Corporation finds a suspicious briefcase in a bus.Police and bomb squad at the spot.
10:30 pm: Meteorological Department issues rain alert for 72 hours starting tomorrow, predict heavy downpour in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
10:25 pm: Saudi defence intercepts ballistic missile fired from Yemen (Source: AFP).
10:20 pm: Earthquake of Magnitude 5.3 hit Andaman Islands at 9 pm today.
10:15 pm: Swaraj Group owner Raj Kandhari commits suicide in Navi Mumbai.
10:05 pm: Some officials,representatives on duty at Simhasth Kumbh 2016 have not even slept since two nights: Shivraj Singh Chouhan,Madhya Pradesh CM.
9:50 pm: Brad Hogg of Kolkata Knight Riders was reprimanded by the Match Referee for using inappropriate language in yesterday's IPL Match in Kolkata.
Brad Hogg reprimanded for using inappropriate language,actions or gestures which disparage or provoke an aggressive reaction during a match.
9:00 pm: PM Modi to meet Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tomorrow to discuss drought situation.
8:55 pm: India is my home.Its here that I'll breathe my last,& here that my ashes will mingle with my loved ones. Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot take away my commitment to and love for India, my country: Sonia Gandhi.
8:50 pm: On receipt of info, our embassy in Riyadh sent one official to King Saud Chest disease hospital. Official was told by mortuary in-charge that she was admitted on 27th April & later on shifted to ICU. Death was due to natural reasons: MEA on reports of death of a lady in Riyadh.
The official was informed that all the requisite documents have been handed over to the sponsor for submission to the embassy: MEA.
8:40 pm: I challenge him (PM Modi) to show at least one BJP ruled state that has a better health & educational achievement than Kerala:Sonia Gandhi.
8:30 pm: Gaya:Bihar Police questioning JDU MLC Manorama Devi at her residence in Gaya in connection with son Rocky, who allegedly shot dead a youth.
8:25 pm: Marksheet provided by Delhi University mentions Narendra Kumar & admission was given on that basis. That is why marksheet of 1981 mentions Narendra Kumar, but he wrote Narendra in exam form of 1982: Dr Mahesh B Patel
8:20 pm: It's common in Gujarat that some difference in names happen. We receive thousand of applications for change of names: Dr. Mahesh B Patel (officiating VC, Gujarat University) On PM Modi degree issue.
8:12 pm: NEET matter: SC says, Common all India test can't be held bad only because it affects the rights of states & pvt colleges. States can't conduct their own exams since Centre's regulation on NEET overrides states' law on separate exams.
SC says NEET doesn't affect rights of minority nor does it impact provisions for reservation.
8:10 pm: Those who appeared in NEET 1 but have apprehension that they had not prepared well, be permitted to appear in NEET 2 if they give up their candidature for NEET 1: SC says on NEET matter.
8:05 pm: NEET matter: SC says all candidates who could not appear in NEET 1 would be allowed to appear in NEET 2.
7:55 pm: We've seen high handedness of Centre, they used all fair & unfair means to topple govts of Arunachal & U'khand: GN Azad
7:50 pm: We have the numbers and we proved it on March 28 when we went to meet Governor: Harish Rawat, Congress on Uttarakhand crisis.
7.42 pm: I will meet Unioin Home Minister tomorrow and demand that President's rule be imposed in Bihar, says Chirag Paswan, LJP.
7.25 pm: They should've waited till tomorrow's floor test to pass U'khand budget, we walked out in protest, says Mallikarjun Kharge.
7.20 pm: Six injured after few tents disintegrate due to dust storm & heavy rains in Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh.
7.10 pm: Uttarakhand Budget Bill passed in Lok Sabha.
7.05 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav announces an ex gratia of Rs 20 lakh to kin of photojournalist Ravi Kannaujia, who died in an electrocution incident.
6.55 pm: Congress walks out of Lok Sabha in protest against Centre's Uttarakhand budget.
6.46 pm: Division of votes was denied for appropriation, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha on Uttarakhand crisis.
6.30 pm: We are more than confident that Congress will prove its majority on the floor of the house, says RS Surjewala on Uttarakhand row.
6.15 pm: In Punjab, three times Akali Dal Govt was dismissed under 356, says Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha on Uttarakhand row.
6.00 pm: A failed budget was declared passed, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha on Uttarakhand crisis.
5.45 pm: Photo journalist covering water train story in Jhansi (UP) electrocuted by the over-head electricity line, passes away.
5.30 pm: If somebody is solely responsible for instability in Uttarakhand,it is Congress party and its Govt, says Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank,BJP in LS.
5.29 pm: Transit of planet Mercury across the Sun, which happens only 13-14 times in a century in Kolkata.
5.15 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressing an election rally in Thrissur, Kerala.
5.03 pm: No interim relief for 9 disqualified MLAs at Uttarkahand.
4.48 pm: Austrian chancellor resigns after far-right election debacle.
4.30 pm: Matter to be heard on July 12. The disqualified MLAs won't be allowed to participate in the floor test to take place tomorrow on Uttarakhand row.
4.15 pm: Many gather in Bengaluru to witness transit of planet Mercury across the Sun, happens only 13-14 times in a century.
4.07 pm: SC concludes hearing on NEET issue over state Govts plea to hold their separate exams. Court likely to pronounce its order at 4:30 PM, today.
3.53 pm: Woman from Hyderabad who went to Saudi Arabia to work as a 'house maid' allegedly tortured, later succumbs to injuries.
3.51 pm: Rajnath Singh has also assured us that the agencies of Centre & State, SPG will be alert to the threat that has been received, says Anand Sharma.
3.50 pm: Rajnath Singh has assured prompt action and security enhancement for this person, says Anand Sharma after meeting Rajnath.
3.44 pm: The principal secretaries of parliamanentary affairs and the legislative assembly will be present at the floor test at Uttarakhand Supreme Court says.
3.33 pm: Guilty is guilty, law will take its course. My son will surrender, says Manorama Devi (accused Rocky's mother & JDU MLC).
3.15 pm: They have kept my mobile, how will I speak to my son? says Bindi Yadav (father of accused Rocky) on Bihar over roadrage case.
3.00 pm: All mark lists including mark list of 1978 have been included in the docs presented by Amit Shah, says Sambit Patra.
2.45 pm: In the hurry and frustration, Ashutosh did not go through complete docs and is misleading the country, says Sambit Patra, BJP on PM's degrees.
2.30 pm: I think Uttarakhand HC's order is right, SC will also declare its order, says Ambika Soni, Congress.
2.25 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 PM.
2.15 pm: bodies of 2 out of 5 persons who went missing at Ramakrishna beach in Visakhapatnam (AP), recovered by marine police.
2.03 pm: It's perfect time to impose President's rule in Bihar, says LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.
1.44 pm: Bodyguard has been suspended and arrested. Departmental action already being taken and criminal case will also be pursued against him, says Nitish Kumar.
1.30 pm: Nobody can be allowed to take law in their hands. Strict action is being taken, says Nitish Kumar on alleged killing of youth by JDU MLC's son.
1.25 pm: Arvind Kejriwal ji must apologize to entire nation and must clarify on what grounds he levelled such serious allegations, says Amit Shah.
1.05 pm: Portals of Kedarnath (Uttarakhand) re-opens for public, Annual 'Char Dham' pilgrimage to begin from Monday, May 9.
12.59 pm: Portals of Kedarnath shrine thrown open to devotees, Annual 'Char Dham' pilgrimage to begin from today in Uttarakhand.
12.45 pm: Bindi Yadav and a bodyguard arrested in connection with alleged killing of a youth by JDU MLC's son in Gaya, sent to 14 days judicial custody.
12.30 pm: Power Dept installs coolers for electric transformer to avoid transformer blast caused by heat in Raipur(Chhattisgarh).
12.21 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12:36 PM.
12.15 pm: Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Rajeev Shukla, Motilal Vora and Anand Sharma to meet HM Rajnath Singh at his residence at 3:15 PM.
12.00 pm: Action will be taken against those guilty irrespective of what party they belong to, says ML Khattar, Haryana CM.
11.55 am: PM Modi must come to the House and justify the allegations he has made over Agusta, says Congress' Anand Sharma.
11.25 am: The union government has moved the Supreme Court seeking to appoint the principle secretary of Parliamentary affairs as the observer for the Uttarakhand floor test.
Earlier the government had sought that a retied chief election commissioner be appointed as observer.
11.20 am: Justice has been done with us today, I'm confident justice will be done with us tomorrow and in future: Harish Rawat
Justice has been done with us today, I'm confident justice will be done with us tomorrow and in future: Harish Rawat pic.twitter.com/Mt8rcbopO6— ANI (@ANI_news) May 9, 2016
11.15 am: Delhi BJP workers stage a protest demonstration outside Delhi Jal Board headquarters in New Delhi.
10.52 am: PM Narendra Modi's meeting with senior Cabinet Ministers underway in Parliament.
10.30 am: Celebration outside Harish Rawat's residence after HC dismissed rebel MLAs plea challenging disqualification
Dehradun:Celebration outside Harish Rawat's residence aftr HC dismissed rebel MLAs plea challenging disqualification pic.twitter.com/movMHYvX6t— ANI (@ANI_news) May 9, 2016
10.20 am: Pratyusha Banerjee's parents write to Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding CBI probe in the case.
10.00 am: Former Air Chief SP Tyagi reaches CBI headquarters for questioning in the AgustaWestland case
9.50 am: Woman naxal killed in an encounter with police in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.
9.30 am: Congress issues three-line whip to all its MPs in Rajya Sabha.
9.00 am: BJP calls for shutdown in Gaya today over alleged killing of a youth by JDU MLC's son.
8.35 am: Voting underway in Philippines today to elect a new president.
8.20 am: Supreme Court to pronounce order today over Medical Entrance Tests conducted by states.
8.15 am: Uttarakhand disqualified MLAs plea: HC to pronounce its order today.
8.10 am: Uttarakhand CD sting: Harish Rawat not to appear before CBI today for questioning: ANI
8.05 am: Congress president Sonia Gandhi to address public rallies in Thrissur & Thiruvananthapuram today.
8.00 am: Portals of Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri to re-open for public today as annual 'Char Dham' pilgrimage in Uttarakhand to begin today.