Bengaluru, Dec 18: Get the latest national and international updates here:
10.30 pm: Varanasi: 18 year old hospitalized after she was allegedly set ablaze by 3 goons, FIR registered
10.06 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi hospitalised, admitted to Sir Ganga Ram hospital today evening
10.04 pm: Magnitude 5.3 quake felt in several districts of Bihar along the Indo-Nepal border
9.35 pm: The moment Lakhvi is released on bail, other witnesses won't come to court to depose: Ujjwal Nikam, Spl Public Prosecutor
8.15 pm: Supreme Court orders Centre to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the mother of Manipuri girl shot dead by Assam Rifles
7.50 pm: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa asks minority Tamils to 'forget the past' (PTI)
7.23 pm: Peshawar fallout: Pak preparing to execute 55 inmates on death row, ended the moratorium on death penalty in terror-related cases
7.03 pm: Boko Haram kills 32, abducts 185 in Nigeria
6.00 pm: Pakistani government prosecutor Azhar Chaudhry says it is shocking that 26/11 accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was granted bail.
5.50 pm: My popularity here is scaring Badal sahab, sending a few men to attack my convoy wont scare me: Navjot Sidhu
My popularity here is scaring Badal sahab, sending a few men to attack my convoy wont scare me: Navjot Sidhu pic.twitter.com/v3We3sVXFj— ANI (@ANI_news) December 18, 2014
5.26 pm: Pro-ISIS Twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas's police remand extended till January 2, 2015.
3.55 pm: MEA in touch with Indian High Commission in Islamabad over bail given to Lakhvi.
3.30 pm: Vladimir Putin says Ukraine carrying out punitive operation in its east; West aims to subdue, disarm Russia
3.05 pm: Navjot Singh Sidhu's convoy attacked by four unnamed people while campaigning in Jammu and Kashmir.
2.50 pm: Pakistan's anti-terror court grants bail to top LeT commander & 26/11 terror attack accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
2.05 pm: Left members made immense contribution during the freedom struggle and sacrificed their lives: D Raja
1.25 pm: Odisha Cabinet cancels all plots and houses allotted under discretionary quota since 1995.
1.10 pm: TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee sharpens her attack on the BJP led government, reaches Parliament in New Delhi.
12.45 pm: SC issues notice to Centre, Maharashtra on petition seeking its intervention in farmer's suicide cases in Vidarbha & Marathwada regions.
12.05 pm: SC further extends Jayalalithaa's bail for 4 months, also directs Bangalore HC to complete hearing in 3 months in view of her appeal.
11.50 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after oppn creates uproar demanding reply by PM to debate on rising incidents of communal violence.
11.25 am: What Hafiz Saeed has said, is an issue of concern for India, our Govt must register its protest: Pramod Tiwari, Congress
What Hafiz Saeed has said, is an issue of concern for India, our Govt must register its protest: Pramod Tiwari, Cong pic.twitter.com/4Y2FWipM49— ANI (@ANI_news) December 18, 2014
11.00 am: Encounter between militants & Army in Silkot area of Kupwara district (J&K) ends.
10.45 am: SC divests MP High Court Judge, accused of sexual harrassment, from undertaking administrative and supervisory role.
10.30 am: Marines case: Italian Ambassador to India Daniele Mancini recalled to Italy for consultation in wake of SC order, envoy likely to leave tomorrow.
9.40 am: India's heaviest and next generation rocket-Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) launched from Sriharikota.
9:16 am: Encounter between militants & Army underway in Silkot area of Kupwara district in J&K
8:00 am: MPs are raising their voice in Parliament and it is absolutely okay : Mamata Banerjee,WB CM