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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.
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