Bengaluru, Dec 22: Get the top national and international updates here:
7.35 pm: "Sonia Gandhi was admitted with acute chest infection but she is getting ready to go home may be in a day or two", says DS Rana, Chairman, SGRH
7.00 pm: The house, where eight children were stabbed to death in Cairns in north Queensland in one of Australia's horrific massacres, will be demolished and the site transformed into a permanent memorial.
6.30 pm: Courts in Sri Lanka orders the release of 66 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy and lodged in jails there.
6.15 pm: NHRC allows AAP's Somnath Bharti's request for hearing in Khirki Extension incident in Delhi.
6.00 pm: BCCI announces list of contracted players for 2014-15 - Grade A: M S Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin & Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Grade B: P Ojha, M Vijay, C Pujara, R Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, A Rayudu & Md. Shami
Grade C: Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron, Wriddhiman Saha, Stuart Binny, Pankaj Singh, R. Vinay Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Parveez Rasool, Axar Patel, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav & K L Rahul.
5.30 pm: Singer Kailash Kher participates in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Varanasi.
5.15 pm: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says, "If someone goes to jail for a crime, then there is nothing to lament. If an honest person is sent to jail, it is sad."
5.00 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah says, "I thank people of J&K for voting in such large numbers, whatever their decision its imp that democracy has been upheld."
4:55 pm: Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks
3:45 pm: RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper at Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambidurai
2:15 pm: Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar with other leaders at a protest against Govt at Jantar Mantar.
2:00 pm: Conversions have been going on since 19th century, media has just woken up now. BJP & Govt is not concerned with it: Venkaiah Naidu
1:30 pm: Protests against government in both houses of the Parliament over religious conversion issue
12:15 pm: Four Taliban militants arrested in Pakistan
11:45 am: TMC members protest outside parliament over Jaitley's statements on conversion issue
10:55 am: Left gives notice for suspension of session in Rajya Sabha over Ghar Vapsi programme
10:05 am: 10 crude bombs found in Assam after alleged confession of Burdwan blast accused
9:48 am: India to Seek Clarification From UN on Reference to Hafiz Saeed as 'Sahib'
8:30 am: Delhi: Building collapse in Sitaram Bazar, Chandni Chowk
8:15 am: BJP workers block highway in protest against clashes during polls in J-K
8:00 am: Woman arrested outside White House for having an unregistered gun.