New Delhi, Jan 24: Get the latest national and international updates here:
9.50 pm: ISIS beheads one of two Japanese hostages. They had given the Japan govt an ultimatum and sought a ransom of $200 million.
9.13 pm: After Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also refuses to accept Padma Award.
8.20 pm: US and India are natural partners and the nuclear deal will help India: US President Barack Obama
7.18 pm: Trinamool MLA differs with party's stand on CBI, says there is a reason behind the investigative agency's summoning its leaders.
7.08 pm: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev declines Padma Award.
6.20 pm: Arvind Kejriwal replies to EC notice on bribery remark, says he did not want to bribe voters but expose parties that indulge in bribery.
I have the greatest regards for Mamata Banerjee,we should wait & not jump the gun(on Saradha scam): Kirti Azad,BJP pic.twitter.com/8GeLkti932— ANI (@ANI_news) January 24, 2015
4.30 pm: White House confirms cancellation of Barack Obama's trip to Taj Mahal in Agra.
4.12 pm: Prime Minister Modi congratulates bankers on success of 'Jan Dhan Yojana'
3.50 pm: Siliguri : Students set a welcome stage ahead of US Prez Obama's visit to India
3.10 pm: NIA absolves Liaqat Shah of all terror charges levelled against him by Delhi Police Special Cell.
2.40 pm: 6 metro stations around Rajpath to shut for parts of January 26
1.55 pm: Prashant Bhushan questions Arvind Kejriwal over the party's candidate selection.
1.15 pm: Mehbooba Mufti re-elected as President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after winning the elections unopposed.
1.00 pm: "To some degree it looks like Jindal has some kind of an identity crisis, " says US Congressman Joe Crowley.
12.30 pm: Uber resumes services in Delhi despite pending taxi license approval
11.55 am: PM should have invited Arvind Kejriwal as a former CM to Republic Day celebrations: Kumar Vishwas, AAP
11.32 am: Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'
11.12 am: Barack Obama may cancel plan to visit Agra: Sources (Obama may cancel his Agra visit)
11.04 am: Bobby Jindal has an identity crisis, says US Congressman Joe Crowley
BJP CM Candidate Kiran Bedi interacts with local residents of Krishna Nagar in Delhi pic.twitter.com/Yc3nmVbE5b— ANI (@ANI_news) January 24, 2015
10.05 am: US President Barack Obama to leave Andrews Air Force Base soon for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India
9.35 am: Barack Obama will embark on a three-day India trip in the evening: White House (Obama to embark today evening)
9:13 am: वसंत पंचमी के पावन पर्व पर हार्दिक शुभकामनायें। यह पर्व आपके जीवन मे नव उल्लास और उमंग लेकर आये । Greetings on Basant Panchami: PM tweets
Vizag:Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu participated in Subhas Chandra Bose memorial run, earlier today https://t.co/kwr24wpwne— ANI (@ANI_news) January 23, 2015
8:30 am: Have received 4 times blessings,I thank god: Kiran Bedi on meet with frmr PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani, Rajnath Singh & Sushma Swaraj
Delhi: PM Narendra Modi felicitates National Bravery Award winners pic.twitter.com/YO5RW7pF9J— ANI (@ANI_news) January 23, 2015
8:00 am: PM Narendra Modi felicitates National Bravery Award winners
7:30 am: BSF foiled a minor infiltration bid along Indo-Pak border at Samba (J&K) last night