Bengaluru/New Delhi, June 21: In a record-breaking attempt, an estimated 37,000 people took part in a yoga session at Rajpath here on Sunday to mark the International Yoga Day.
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6:30 pm: OnePlus smartphones to debut on Flipkart from tomorrow.
6:21 pm: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu woos expats to join Make in India programme.
6:03 pm: Bodo insurgent group NDFB(S) is believed to have aligned with UNLFW, an umbrella organisation of terror groups in the north-east.
5:43 pm: Government spent nearly Rs 24 crore on the transit stay of the members of Lok Sabha in the capital.
5:08 pm: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls on her party to push for landslide victory at elections.
4:49 pm: Pro-militant slogans reappear on walls in the Kashmir valley.
4:30 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assures US investors that the govt doesn't intend to legislate retrospectively.
4:22 pm: Indian men's doubles (Badminton) pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy reach the finals of the US Open.
4:12 pm: Doing something on humanitarian grounds is part of country's culture, said BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda while defending Sushma Swaraj in connection with Lalit Modi controversy.
4.00 pm: LJP will protest against induction of Manjhi supporters in BJP.
3.40 pm: Youth Congress protests at Jantar Mantar against Modi Govt's Yoga Day celebrations.
3.25 pm: Yoga Day is PM Modi's gift to world: Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag.
3.20 pm: Kakinada (East Godavari): A boat with 6 fishermen onboard missing in the Bay of Bengal since 17th June; search & rescue ops launched.
3.00 pm: Former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar sent to 1 day judicial custody.
2.10 pm: Terming the participation of thousands of people during the first International Yoga Day at Rajpath as "overwhelming", a representative of Guinness Book of World Records hoped that the event will set a world record.
1.50 pm: 94 ppl have died, 35 are under treatment. Teams have been sent to investigate the matter: FS Patil (additional commissioner) on Malwani Hooch tragedy.
1.35 pm: I hope the PM & Govt will organize a befitting commemoration of International Day of Non-Violence on 2nd October: Anand Sharma, Congress.
1.10 pm: Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis seeks clarification from Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria over meeting with Lalit Modi in London.
12.45 pm: US woman files complaint against Mahmood Farooqui (Co-Director of Peepli Live) in New Friends Colony police station on rape charges.
Mahmood Farooqui sent to judicial custody for 6 days.
Mahmood Farooqui sent to judicial custody for 6 days.— ANI (@ANI_news) June 21, 2015
12.30 pm: It is unfortunate that Yog should be used as a party to further its ideology, that goes against the very spirit of Yog: RPN Singh, Congress.
12.05 pm: Yoga helps in opening and refining of hearts, emotions leading to greater compassion, mutual understanding and sensitivity to needs of others: PM Modi.
11.55 am: Al Jazeera senior journalist Ahmad Mansoor arrested in Germany.
11.45 am: "The reach and spread of Yoga cuts across differences of color, caste and creed", says PM Narendra Modi.
11.30 am: "After centuries Yoga has been acknowledged all over World, it's a huge contribution by Modi ji to humanity", says Baba Ramdev.
11.10 am: PM Narendra Modi attends International Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health in Delhi.
11.00 am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis praises PM Narendra Modi for giving yoga worldwide acceptance.
10.55 am: Yoga shouldn't be politicised, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
10.45 am: Pakistan should rethink about its stance on Yoga: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
10.30 am: Yoga is India's biggest gift to the world: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
9.55 am: An estimated 37,000 people joined PM Modi on the Rajpath in performing yoga and transformed it into 'Yogapath'.
9.45 am: I would like to thank Rashtrapati ji for joining Yoga Day celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan. A very special & encouraging gesture: Narendra Modi.
9.30 am: Mumbai records 79.52 mm rainfall in last 24 hours. Trains running late by 10 minutes, bus services are normal: Reports.
9.25 am: Bollywood actress & fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty takes part in International Yoga Day.
9.15 am: Weather change in Delhi, light rain and overcast skies over the capital.
9.05 am: Death toll in the Maharashtra hooch tragedy touches 90. Toll may go up as several are still going through treatment.
8.55 am: DERC to announce revised tariff despite AAP govt's objections in Delhi.
8.45 am: Hockey India president Narinder Batra alleges IOA chief N. Ramachandran offered him bribe.
8.40 am: International Yoga Day and Punya Tithi of RSS founder HEDGEWAR is not coincidence but a design.Attempt to appropriate Indian culture by RSS.
But RSS should know Indian culture is not based on HATRED to Any community or religion as they preach. They cant appropriate YOGA.
But RSS should know Indian culture is not based on HATRED to Any community or religion as they preach. They cant appropriate YOGA.— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) June 21, 2015
8.30 am: Indian Naval officers and men celebrate first International Yoga Day at Kuantan, Malaysia in South China Sea.
8.22 am: Opposition should practice Yoga, its good for physical and mental well being: Ram Madhav (BJP).
8.15 am: Yoga can unite ppl, help them resolve conflicts; Yoga can definitely improve communication & people to people connection: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
8.00 am: President Mukherjee inaugurated a mass Yoga event at Rashtrapati Bhavan to commemorate International Yoga Day.
7.45 am: PM Modi performs yoga at Rajpath with over 35,000 participants.
7.30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks the UN and the countries which co-sponsored the resolution to mark June 21 as International Day of Yoga.