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8:54 pm: JNU row: 3 student leaders resign from ABVP
8:42 pm: Maha Govt attracts investments worth Rs 8 lakh crore in just one week during the Make In India week, tweets Chief Minister Fadnavis.
8:34 pm: Petrol price cut by 32 paise; diesel hiked 28 paise per litre.
8:20 pm: Senior IPS officer Alok Verma will be the next Delhi Police Commissioner.
7.53 pm: Narendra Dabholkar murder case: CBI gets permission to conduct lie detector test on two members of Sanatan Sanstha.
7.48 pm: Media has an unhindered right to report. Attack on Media persons is highly improper and condemnable. says Arun Jaitley.
7.42 pm: ITBP's 18th Battalion recovered 02 grenades rounds 7.62 batteries and crackers in a dump in Murarpani area (Chhattisgarh).
7.41 pm: Kanhaiya Kumar taken out of Patiala House Court to Tihar Jail.
7.40 pm: ITBP's 18th Battalion recovered IED of 08 kgs with splinters and double ignition system in Madanwada area (Chhattisgarh).
7.14 pm: PM Modi chairs interaction through PRAGATI, reviews projects related to Min. of Road Transport & H/Ws.
6.54 pm: Ram Madhav meets Mehbooba Mufti at her residence.
6.53 pm: Delhi CM & the council of Ministers boycott the 'at home' function of Delhi Police.
6.23 pm: Jadavpur University students protest inside campus condemning anti-national activities.
6.07 pm: Supporters of VHP & Bajrang Dal activists pelt stones at CPI-M office in Sector 30 B, Chandigarh.
5.47 pm: Mumbai: Kirit Somaiya with the family members of the girl who died in a fire incident in Russia.
5.36 pm: Mob screamed at & abused the Panel that SC appointed, called them "agents of Pakistan".
5.13 pm: HM assured us that he will direct the police commissioner to take appropriate action against this and identify the culprits, says NK Singh.
5.12 pm: We expressed our concern over attack on journalists to HM Rajnath Singh, says NK Singh, General Secretary, BEA.
5.11 pm: Kanhaiya Kumar made his statement in Hindi in Patiala House Court.
4.57 pm: Use of force in the court would have been counter-productive.We followed norms of prudent policing, says Delhi Police commissioner.
4.55 pm: Arunachal crisis: SC asks Secretary General of Arunachal Assembly, Guwahati HC to furnish records on disqualification of MLAs by tomorrow.
4.44 pm: Since he is making an appeal, I personally feel a young person can perhaps be considered for being given a chance, says BS Bassi.
4.43 pm: I am not giving any clean chit, not going into merits of that particular case because there we have got adequate evidence, says BS Bassi.
4.42 pm: The collective view of delegation is that - "Police is not doing their duties"
4.39 pm: Delegation submit their findings in SC, says "Kanhaiya was beaten up while he was brought inside court".
4.38 pm: Delegation submits their findings in SC, says "We are shocked. There is atmosphere of terror. Small stones were thrown on us".
4.37 pm: Court said if CP can not assure his (Kanhaiya Kumar) security then we will pass the order.
4.35 pm: SC asks the Delhi Police counsel to talk to Delhi police commissioner and ask him to ensure Kanhaiya Kumar's security.
4.32 pm: Yes, he has also been summoned-BS Bassi, Delhi Police commissioner on BJP MLA OP Sharma
4.06 pm: In the court room, Kanhaiya Kumar also made a statement that he is assaulted by the mob inside the court premises.
4.02 pm: Judicial custody of Kanhaiya Kumar extended till March 2.
3.52 pm: The Union Government has sought for a report from the Delhi police over the violence at the Patiala House court which is hearing the JNU case.
03.39 pm: SC has said that Kanhaiya Kumar's hearing must be adjourned, looking at the present situation, says Prashant Bhushan.
03.37 pm: SC's panel reaches Patiala House Court, enters court room. Group of lawyers protests against the Panel and shout slogans against Kapil Sibal.
03.10 pm: Police detain NSUI workers protesting at Raisina Road (Delhi) against JNU row.
03.07 pm: Supreme Court seeks report from Delhi police on situation outside Patiala House court in ten minutes.
02.53 pm: JNU row case - Kanhaiya reached Patiala House Court, beaten up by lawyers.
02.30 pm: Kalikho Pul is in Arunachal Pradesh Governor's House with rebel MLAs; meeting is underway.
02.17 pm: Lawyers wave the Indian flag from Patiala House Court building.
01.54 pm: More security forces have been deployed at Patiala House Court premises, as protest intensifies.
01.00 pm: Jadavpur University will not support any anti-national activity: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das.
12.52 pm: As per our investigation some outsiders were also involved apart from JNU students. We are investigating this aspect: BS Bassi on JNU row
12.36 pm: We demand quick arrest of those responsible for breaking law,but release of Kanhaiya,he was guilty of no offence: Left student unions, Delhi.
12.20 pm: Rajeev Tadac and his colleague say Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata ki Jai outside the court. Had apologised in court.
12.15 pm: Nobody saying JNU is anti-national. People criticizing some anti-national activities taking place there: Venkaiah Naidu
12.11 pm: Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi has said that there is no clean chit for Kanaihya Kumar, the student leader of the JNU.
12.08 pm: The Supreme Court has said that only 25 journalists shall be present in the Patiala House Court where the JNU case is being heard.
12.02 pm: Patiala House Court scuffle: Lawyer Rajeev Tadac sought forgiveness, in response to which court agreed to pardon him.
11.43 am: The Delhi Police Commissioner has briefed the Prime Minister's Office over the JNU issue.
11.38 am: BJP to take out Swabhimaan Rallies across the country on 18th, 19th and 20th of this month.
11.05 am: JNU campus row: Delhi Police conducts raids in Delhi and other parts of the country.
10.23 am: JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar to be produced before court today, security tightened at Patiala House Court.
10.00 am: We support article 370. We support autonomy for Kashmir within framework of Indian Constitution: Brinda Karat,CPI(M)
9:30 am: Aamir Khan likely to be the brand ambassador of 'Jalyukt Shivar' project, an initiative by Maharashtra Govt to make the state drought-free.
9:15 am: Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa writes to PM Narendra Modi, requesting to expedite the announcement of location of the AIIMS in Tamil Nadu.
9:00 am: Special prayers were offered at Bodh Gaya (Bihar) for World peace,on Tuesday, Feb 16.
8:45 am: Lyricist Sameer Anjaan enters Guinness Book of World Records for penning the most number of Bollywood songs.
8:30 am: Odiya TV Actor Pralipta Priyadarshini arrested on Tuesday, Feb 16 for instigating her colleague Ranjit Patnaik to commit suicide.
8.15 am: We cannot allow any anti-national acts by anyone: Venkaiah Naidu
8.10 am: Peter Mukerjea charged with murder, conspiracy in connection with Sheena Bora murder case
8.05 am: Kanhaiya Kumar said nothing anti national or against constitution: Shatrughan Sinha
Have heard transcript of speech of Kanhaiya, our Bihar boy president of JNUSU. He has said nothing anti national or against constitution.— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) February 17, 2016