New Delhi, Mar 4: Election Commission on Friday, Feb 4 announced date of assembly elections of Five states and result will be announced on May 19.
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11.07 pm: Delhi: Fire broke out at a foam godown in Ajmeri Gate area, fire tenders at the spot
9.45 pm: Yemen attack: Missionaries of Charity says only one of four nuns killed was from India, a priest from Bengaluru is missing.
9.23 pm: No personal differences with PM Modi: Kanhaiya Kumar.
8.50 pm: All 14 CRPF jawans got injured in encounter with naxals in Sukma are out of danger, say doctors.
8.09 pm: In case of Kanhaiya, there is no incitement. Also, there is no such offence called anti-nationalism under IPC: AK Ganguly, Ex-Judge, SC.
7:30 pm: Pak PM also directed Interior ministry to send an advance security team to India for security measures report for final decision, says Pak media.
7:16 pm: 13 jawans brought to hospital. Doctor has informed that all injured jawans are stable, says DM Awasthi, DG (Naxal Operation).
7:00 pm: There is no change in policy of the Government of India with respect to such visits, says Indian Embassy in Washington DC on USCIRF visa issue.
6:45 pm: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif orders security assessment before Pakistan's World T20 participation (Source: Pakistan media)
6:35 pm: 4 sisters from Missionaries of Charity killed in a terrorist attack on retirement home in Yemen:Sunita Kumar,spox of Missionaries of Charity
6:30 pm: If Himachal Pradesh govt demands security forces from Centre, we will provide them, says Rajnath Singh on India-Pakistan match of World Cup T20
6:17 pm: The Advocate general from Himachal Pradesh has assured the HC that govt would maintain Law and order situation during the match.
6:00 pm: A writ petition regarding security issue during upcoming Indo-Pak match of World Cup T20 in Dharamshala disposed off by Himachal Pradesh HC
5:55 pm: Injured CRPF jawans brought to a hospital in Raipur (Chhattisgarh)in Sukma Encounter.
5:48 pm: Court reserves order on Vijay Mallya's plea against wilful defaulter tag by SBI.
5:47 pm: Respect for nature is an integral part of our culture and has been passed on through generations, says PM Modi
5:46 pm: I believe that through collective efforts, we will succeed as well, says PM Modi
5:45 pm: The students have chosen me as their representative and I am not thinking more than this, says Kanhaiya Kumar.
5:49 pm: Let me make it clear that I'm not a politician. I am only a student, says Kanhaiya Kumar.
5:15 pm: The students have chosen me as their representative and I am not thinking more than this, says Kanhaiya Kumar.
5:10 pm: Let me make it clear that I'm not a politician. I am only a student, says Kanhaiya Kumar.
5:00 pm: We strongly condemn what happened on 9th. It's for Court to decide if that was 'raaj droh' or not. We've faith in judiciary,says Kanhaiya Kumar.
4:45 pm: Manoj Kumar to be awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
4:30 pm: Baichung Bhutia to contest West Bengal assembly election from Siliguri constituency: WB CM Mamata Banerjee
4:25 pm: Lakshmi Ratan Shukla will fight from Howrah North. Vaishali Dalmiya will contest from Bally, says WB CM Mamata Banerjee.
4:15 pm: Trinamool had 31 female candidates in 2011. The number has gone up to 45 this year, says WB CM Mamata Banerjee.
4:15 pm: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee releases list of Trinamool Congress candidates for upcoming assembly elections
4:00 pm: PM Modi pays tribute to Former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma at latter's residence in Delhi.
3:41 pm: A symbol for NOTA has now been introduced, says Nasim Zaidi, CEC on Assembly Elections.
3.38 pm: Counting for all states will happen on 19th May.
3.37 pm: Puducherry polls to happen in one phase, date of polling is 16th may.
3.36 pm: Tamil Nadu polls to happen in one phase, date of polling is 16th May.
3.35 pm: Kerala polls to happen in one phase, date of polling is 16th May: Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.33 pm: West Bengal, sixth phase date of polling is 5th May: Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.31 pm: West Bengal, fourth phase date of polling is 25th April. Date of fifth phase polling is 30th April: Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.30 pm: West Bengal, second phase date of polling is 17th April. Date of third phase polling is 21st April: Nasim Zaidi, CE.
3.29 pm: West Bengal polls to be in 6 phases-1st phase. Polling to be on two dates that are 4th April & 11th April, says Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.27 pm: Assam elections' second phase (61 constituencies), date of poll is 11th April, Monday, Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.26 pm: Assam elections in two phases-1st phase (65 constituencies), date of poll is 4th April Monday: Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.16 pm: Photographs of all candidates will be present on the EVMs to eliminate confusion for voters, says Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.12 pm: A symbol for NOTA has now been introduced, says Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.09 pm: Around 17 crore voters will cast their vote in assembly elections in these five states, says Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.05 pm: Elections will be held in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, says Nasim Zaidi, CEC.
3.03 pm: EC announces poll dates for 5 state.
2.56 pm: Unless there is any proper investigation carried out, we'll have to give her benefit of doubt, says GK Pilla.
2.55 pm: I don't think there is any conclusive evidence against her: Former Home Secretary GK Pillai on Ishrat Jahan case.
2.52 pm: In the entire Railway Budget, there was nothing for Assam, says Rahul Gandhi.
2.33 pm: In his one hour speech yesterday, PM made personal attacks on me, read out quotes of Indira ji and Rajiv ji,but gave no answers, sasys Rahul Gandhi.
2.32 pm: MoD parked $3 billion with a US bank, out of that about 6000 crore has been used to pay for current year's payment: Defence Minister.
2.31 pm: Forces need to identify areas where resources/money can be conserved, Military has been asked to do that, says Defence Minister.
1.57 pm: TMC to announce assembly candidates today.
1.56 pm: From Centre, MoS PMO Jitendra Singh to attend PA Sangma's funeral at his home town in Meghalaya.
12.43 pm: Sessions court rejects interim bail plea of Prof. Virender Singh (former advisor of Bhupinder Hooda) in jat reservation issue.
12.41 pm: Allocation for Home Ministry for 2016-17 is Rs.4613.09 crore, says HM
12.40 pm: For police forces, the allocation is Rs.70724.58 crore, says HM Rajnath Singh.
12.39 pm: 2016-17 Financial year budget allocation is Rs.77923.12 crore, says HM Rajnath Singh.
12.38 pm: DG BSF KK Sharma visits area in RS Pura sector (J&K) where a tunnel from Pakistan side towards India near IB was unearthed by BSF yesterday.
12.29 pm: I can't see any difference in the methods of ISIS and RSS, says Adhir ranjan Choudhary, Congress on Dilip Ghosh statement
12.28 pm: A big loss to nation.PA Sangmaji will be remembered forever as one of best speakers in Parliamentary history says V Naidu.
12.27 pm: Uproar in Rajya Sabha, slogans of "bhed-bhaav bandh karo" raised by Congress & SP members
11.12 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till March 8 after paying tribute to PA Sangma.
11.10 am: We deeply mourn the passing away of PA Sangma ji, I had learnt how to run Lok Sabha with a smile from him-Sumitra Mahajan,Lok Sabha Speaker.
11.03 am: Former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma passed away.
10.55 am: Election Commission of India to make an announcement today on upcoming assembly elections.
10.40 am: President Pranab Mukherjee presents President's Standard to 119 Helicopter Unit of the IAF at Jamnagar,Gujarat.
10.33 am: Chhattisgarh: Security personnel encounter with Maoists in Sukma still underway.
10.25 am: Indian Govt failed to issue visas to U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in time for a long planned trip: USCIRF.
10.20 am: Fashion designer Shipra Malik who had gone missing has been found in Gurgaon: Meerut IG Sujit Pandey
10.15 am: CM Siddaramaiah expensive watch issue: Karnataka BJP MPs protest at Gandhi statue in Parliament.
10.05 am: CBI summons P Chidambaram's wife Nalini in Saradha chit fund scam case. She has to be present at CBI Kolkata office on March 10.
9.50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches "Setu Bhartam Project" with Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.
9.15 am: BSF has shot down one Pakistani intruder at Ferozepur sector today early morning: Anil Paliwal,BSF border range IG to ANI.
9.07 am: Delhi- PM Narendra Modi to launch Setu Bharatam project highway project shortly.
9.05 am: Bundu(Jharkhand): Maoists set five vehicles on fire. No injuries reported.
9.02 am: Bundu(Jharkhand): Maoists set five vehicles on fire
9.01 am: Kolkata: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee admitted to ICCU with fever.
9.00 am: Our report was absolutely fine, why was it rejected I can't say-TD Dogra, says Author of Ishrat Jahan case forensic report.
8.59 am: We had experts from AIIMS and CFSL,we submitted report to SIT-TD Dogra, says Author of Ishrat Jahan case forensic report
8.58 am: Gaya: 46 children from Bihar working as labourers in a Bangle making unit in Jaipur rescued by Police (3.3.16).
8.57 am: The Terrorist from Kamptapur Liberation Organization was neutralized in a joint operation between Army and Assam Police.
8.31 am: Submitted letter to LS speaker seeking apology from Rahul ji for his remarks on Veer Savarkar, says Kirit Somaiya,BJP MP
8.30 am: Huge cache of arms and ammunition also recovered by Army in Kokrajhar
8.29 am: Deputy Commander-in-Chief of terrorist group Kamptapur Liberation Organization neutralized by Army in Kokrajhar(Assam)