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Bengaluru, April 8: Today is the first day of nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival. In Karnataka, this day is celebrated as Ugadi.

Get all the latest national and international news updates of Friday, April 8 here:

NSA Ajit Doval speaks to Janjua

12.10 am: NSA Ajit Doval speaks to his Pakistani counterpart Naseer Khan Janjua : Sources

11.45 pm: At least 3 injured, vehicles damaged after firing between two groups of students at Panjab University.

11.30 pm: We're really happy that action is taken: Delhi Mercedes hit and run case victim's sister on arrest of father of accused

11.00 pm: Max, the retired sniffer dog of Mumbai police died today due to an ailment. Max played a key role during 2008 Mumbai attacks.

10.40 pm: We hope that situation will dilute by Monday and it will become normal, says JK Dy CM Nirmal Singh on NIT Srinagar issue.

10.00 pm: Show-cause notice issued to Jamia Milia Islamia professor to explain comments against PM Modi

9.45 pm: Rahul Raj Singh was married but used to tell every girl that he was bachelor, claims Rahul's former lawyer Neeraj Gupta.

9.30 pm: We are committed farmer's welfare: Rajiv Shukla 

9.15 pm: Maulana Azad NIT students protest over NIT Srinagar issue in Bhopal.

9.00 pm: Manoj Aggarwal, father of juvenile driver, has been arrested under sections 109 and 304 of IPC in connection with Delhi hit and run case.

8.45 pm: Several arrests have been made in connection with Brussels attacks

8.30 pm: At least 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force base in Texas : AP

8.15 pm: We have asked report from Central Water Commission,says Uma Bharti, Minister of Water Resources on drought in different states.

8.00 pm: Mohamed Abrini, a suspect in Paris arrested says Belgian public broadcaster VRT: Reuters

7.45 pm: Arrest warrants issued against Masood Azhar, Abdul Rauf, Kashif Jan and Shahid Latif by NIA court in Mohali.

7.35 pm: Four minor girls raped in Jalaun. Case registered and victims sent for medical check up.

7.15 pm: Karnataka: Chitradurga district, known for cultivation of corn and coconuts, now suffering from drought.

6.55 pm: Iraq and coalition forces will 'turn up the pressure' on ISIS, Kerry says - AFP.

6.45 pm: Bhumata Brigade activist Trupti Desai, along with other women, arrive outside inner sanctum of Shani Shingnapur temple to pray.

6.38 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Guwahati (Assam).

6.30 pm: Govt isnt being very helpful. Plus we cant be sure of the quality of the tanker water that comes, says Dr D Gugale (Pres, Civil Hospital Latur).

6.03 pm: Only emergency surgeries being done in Civil Govt hospital due to water scarcity in Maharashtra.

6.00 pm: We don't have water to drink,neither to feed my animals.Have to walk 10 kms to get water-Nagaraju,Tumkur farmer.

5.47 pm:Farmers in distress in Tumkur district, Karnataka over drought and water crisis in the region.

5.35 pm: Be it Sampla or 'Saanp' how does it matter to Congress?, says Capt. Amarinder Singh on new Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla.

5.30 pm: Group of women enter and pray inside inner sanctorum of Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra.

5.14 pm: Tigress found dead in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra's Chandrapur.

5.00 pm: We reject the statement given by Pakistan High Commissioner, says Kiren Rijiju.

4.45 pm: One NDFB(S) terrorist apprehended from Chirang district in Assam in a joint operation by Army and Police.

4.30 pm: We told him his juniors are not working, says Shilpa,victim's sister on meeting with Police Chief on Delhi hit and run case.

4.28 pm:RSS has the capability of changing the DNA of anti-national elements, says Anil Vij, Haryana Minister.

4.21 pm: BJP candidate Chandra Bose files his nomination from Bhawanipur constituency (WB) against Mamata Banerjee

4.10 pm: Two teenagers apprehended on charges of killing a private cab driver two days back in Najafgarh area of Delhi.

4.03 pm: Security tightened after a grenade blast at Goriwan chowk in Bijbehara (Anantnag, J&K).2 people injured in the blast.

4.02 pm: Mumbai house of Sanjay Kapoor's father has been transferred in the name of Karisma Kapoor.

4.00 pm: Sanjay Kapoor purchased bonds of Rs 14 crores for children- Monthly interest of Rs 10 lakh from bonds for expenses of children.

3.44 pm: SC also quashed FIR lodged by Karishma against her husband and in laws.

3.25 pm: Congress leader Deepa Dasmunsi files her nomination from Bhawanipur constituency (WB) against Mamata Banerjee.

3.15 pm: We will try to ensure the security of the students and justice to the students: BJP on NIT Srinagar issue.

3.06 pm: Congress and AJL submits 2010-11 balance sheet in trial court, argued to keep in it sealed cover till HC's decision in National Herald Case.

3.00 pm: We will definitely go and offer prayers at temple's sanctum today, says Activist Trupti Desai on Shani Shingnapur.

2.57 pm: AAP suspends singer Jassi Jasraj for involving in anti-party activities.

2.50 pm: Blast at Goriwan chowk in Bijbehara in Anantnag, J&K. More details awaited.

2.40 pm: Our Govt has taken strong position in HC. We said we will not provide potable water for IPL matches: Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis.

2.30 pm: News reports that Indian Oil is considering buying equity stake in Cuddalore Refinery of Nagarjuna Oil Corp is totally baseless: Indian Oil.

2.20 pm: If voted to power will give 10 lakh jobs, govt vacancies filled, 2 lakh teachers will b appointed: Rahul Gandhi in Assam.

2.15 pm: Son of the Chhattisgarh CM has offshore bank account and black money but Modi ji not saying a word on it: Rahul Gandhi, addressing a rally in Kamalpur (Assam).

2.10 pm: Karisma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur come to an agreement on modalities for separation before Supreme Court.

2.05 pm: There is no discrimination in religion, either on caste or on gender: Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis on Shani Shinganapur issue.

1.55 pm: We have long term plan for drought in Thane, conflict between water for industry and other uses, we are working on tertiary recycling: Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis.

1.50 pm: Vijay Sampla made new BJP Punjab Chief.

1.44 pm: Security personnel guarding a helipad in Bijapur attacked by Maoists, two jawans injured in Chhattisgarh.

1.30 pm: Shani Shingnapur Trust has decided, temple's sanctum will be open for all, including women, says Nanasaheb Bankar,Trustee.

1.15 pm: BJP Govt needs to ponder over these points- We have permitted Pakistan to put Kashmir onto centre-stage, says Congress.

1.07 pm: Schools close early to enable children to help families in fetching water from long distance, Chattarpur MP.

1.05 pm: Women and children walk long miles through rocky terrain to bring home water. Chhatarpur, MP.

1:00 pm:PM Modi blessed by 'kanyas' at Kamakhya temple Assam earlier in the day.

12.42 pm: Male devotees break barricade and enter sanctum of Shani Shingnapur temple, Ahmednagar Maharashtra.

12.41 pm: Petitioner said govt has made no effort. Court observed that several countries including Pak & Bangladesh also staked claim to the diamond.

12.35 pm: AAP suspends it's party leader in Punjab Jassi Jasraj for anti party activities.

12.30 pm: PM Modi addresses an election rally in Roha (Assam).

12: 15 pm: Our children are scared & so are we. We just want them to be provided security, says Parminder Kaur,Mother of NIT student.

12 noon: KM Mani's (Former Kerala Minister) request to cancel corruption case against him rejected by court.

11:55 am: BSP MP Narendra Kashyap's daughter in law death case: gun was fired point-blank. Both bullet & gun sent for forensic testing, say sources.

11:50 am: SC issues notice to Centre Govt on a plea seeking direction to Centre to establish an old age home in every district in the country.

11:45 am: Fire breaks out in a fire crackers' factory in Indore. 5 firetenders working to douse fire, two seriously injured.

11:40 am: High level meeting between NSA, Director (IB), Home Minister, and Home Secretary in MHA underway.

11:30 am: Police distribute drinking water in Tikamgarh district (MP) as the drought situation continues.

11:15 am: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval reaches Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi.

11:00 am: Theft in a Gurudwara in Gurgaon. Robbers were seen stealing cash from Offertory Box.

10:45 am: SC dismisses a PIL filed by an NGO challenging the grant of 4G licences to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL).

10:30 am: Students are students. They are not Kashmiri or non-Kashmiri: J&K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh NIT Srinagar.

10:15 am: Local women in Chhatarpur district of MP trek long distances to fetch water in hilly regions due to water crisis.

10:00 am: Former Gujarat DIG DG Vanzara arrives in Ahmedabad after court permitted him to enter the state

9:45 am: Madhya Pradesh education department issues direction that all schools in the state be closed by 1 pm, in wake of heat wave.

9:30 am: Security deployment in and outside NIT Srinagar campus in J&K.

9:00 am: Tremors of magnitude 4.5 felt in Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan today.

8:40 am: "On BJP's foundation day,those who raise anti-national slogans must be told that we are capable enough to break their jaws", says Brijmohan Agrawal.

8:30 am: 'Gudi Padwa' being celebrated in Nagpur (Maharashtra) on the occasion of Hindu New Year.

8:15 am: DGP Javeed Ahmed to reach Bijnor (UP) today, to review NIA officer Tanzeel Ahmed's murder case investigation.

8:00 am: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to address a rally in Kamalpur area of Kamrup district in Assam today.

7:50 am: PM Narendra Modi to address public rallies in Nagaon, Barpeta & Guwahati (Assam) today.

7:45 am: Devotees offer prayers at a temple in Delhi on the occasion of first day of Chaitra Navratri.

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