Bengaluru, Feb 25: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to present his second Rail Budget today.
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2.32 pm: 30 casualties have been confirmed during JatReservation stir, says Haryana DGP YP Singhal.
1.56 pm: 6 DMK and 2 Congress councillors arrested by Police in Coimbatore.
1.55 pm: AIADMK and DMK workers clash in Coimbatore during corporation budget, vandalize mayor's table.
1.54 pm: I submit my IT returns in March so will declare watch, will also declare in front of Lokayukta,will pay tax and give it to Govt, says Karnataka CM.
1.53 pm: I have alreadly cleared my stand on the watch issue,was gifted by my friend Girish Verma, says CM Siddaramaiah.
12.32 pm: Subramanian Swamy's petition seeking construction of Ram Temple to be heard along with main civil matter pending before SC.
12.30 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm.
12.20 pm: Former JNU Professor Chaman Lal returns his 'Hinditar Bhashi Hindi Lekhak Puraskar' over Govt action against JNU.
9:35 pm: MK Sharma, non-executive director & chairman of audit committee, has been appointed as chairman after Vijay Mallya's resignation: United Spirits.
9:25 pm: Om Prakash Chautala and Ajay Chautala had sought a review of the SC verdict upholding their conviction and sentence of 10 years.
9:15 pm: There has been a tradition of Parl that we've not allowed repetition of blasphemous statements made against any religion: Anand Sharma, Congress.
9:10 pm: SC refused to review order of 3 August 2015 of quashing appeals against HC order.
9:05 pm: SC dismisses review petition of OP Chautala & Ajay Chautala in JBT scam.
9:00 pm: This is the greatest sign of intolerance, you make charges but you don't reply: Venkaiah Naidu, BJP on uproar in RS.
8:55 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following uproar after Smriti Irani read the Durga Mahishasura pamphlet.
8:50 pm: Bank of Baroda forex Scam: Special court remanded two accused, Varun Bhatia and Gaurav Bhatia to ED custody till March 1.
8:45 pm: Why is the minister repeating what all is written in the Durga Mahishasura pamphlet? What are we reducing the debate to?: Anand Sharma in RS.
8:35 pm: Uproar in Rajya Sabha after Smriti Irani mentions Durga Mahishasura pamphlet.
8:25 pm: Vijay Mallya says resigning from post of Chairman of United Spirit.
I will now be Chief Mentor of IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore: Vijay Mallya after resigning from post of Chairman of United Spirits.
8:20 pm: Kanhaiya Kumar sent to 1 day police custody by trial court.
8:15 pm: Delhi University refused to apply reservation policy of India when Congress government was in power: Smriti Irani in RS.
8:10 pm: Man named Vinay Khandelwal arrested for carrying live rounds of .32 mm calibre loaded in the magazine at IGI Airport.
8.05 pm: He is right, Headley said the same thing: RK Singh,Union Minister on GK Pillai's statement that Ishrat Jahan came to Gujarat to kill leaders.
Jo logg controversy paida karna chahte the unka muh band ho gaya: RK Singh, Union Minister on Ishrat Jahan pic.twitter.com/js54749zbL— ANI (@ANI_news) February 25, 2016
8.00 pm: Let me say there are many who called me an ‘anpadh mantri'. I do not claim I am as erudite a speaker as Yechury ji-Smriti Irani in RS.
When was the last time CPI(M) talked about something and achieved it at national level?- Smriti Irani reads from #RohithVemula's FB post— ANI (@ANI_news) February 25, 2016
7.55 pm: Court rejects Delhi Police plea for voice sample of JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya who are facing sedition charges.
7.50 pm: India sends 44 Tonnes of relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji.
7:42 pm: The real issue is whether it was a real encounter or whether it was a fake encounter, says GK Pillai on Ishrat Jahan.
7:30 pm: Court rejects Delhi Police plea for voice sample of JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya who are facing sedition charges.
7:15 pm: India sends 44 Tonnes of relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji cyclone.
7:00 pm: Fire in commercial complex and mobile tower in Moradabad (UP), fire is now under control.
6:50 pm: Special Judge for CBI Cases sentences then Inspector/SHO of Delhi Police to 4 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5 Lakh in a DA case.
6:30 pm: 50 students fall ill after eating mid-day meal in a district school in Palghar district(Maharashtra). 17 in critical condition.
6:15 pm: This railway budget is on track and we welcome 2016 railway budget, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan, MP CM.
6:00 pm: On all critical parameters which affect common men, Rail Budget 2016 has come as a rude shock, says Ashwani Kumar, Congress.
5:53 pm: Army apprehends three NDFB(S) terrorists in Baksa(Assam), arms and ammunition seized.
5:52 pm: I'm thankful to Rail Minister for accepting some of major demands of state, says Naveen Patnaik,Odisha CM on Rail Budget 2016.
5:40 pm: I'll meet and ask Rail Minister how could he do this injustice, says Harish Rawat, Uttarkhand CM on Rail Budget 2016.
5:30 pm: A former Home Minister and a legal luminary has today said there were grave doubts on Afzal Guru's hanging, says Venkaiah Naidu in Lok Sabha.
5:15 pm: Nobody has fought the ultra left like we have, please accept that, says Sitaram Yechury (CPM) in Rajya Sabha.
5:00 pm: Congress lost two PMs to terrorism; they should condemn this more strictly than we are,says Arun Jaitley on JNU row.
4:42 pm: Vandalism is condemnable (PH Court issue), but sedition is free speech?, asks Arun Jaitley on JNU Row.
4:39 pm: Kind of language used for circular for that JNU meet says much, the people whose name is on that circular are ultra-leftist, says Arun Jaitley.
4:34 pm: Organisers were wrongly informed that MEA did not permit Pak High Commissioner to go to Chennai event, says MEA.
4:30 pm: Some amount of radical romancing also takes place in Univs. Will we give respectability to people whose ideology is to break nation?, says Arun Jaitley.
4:20 pm: We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of SIT and the itinerary, says MEA Pathankot.
4:00 pm: We will be moving the UN's 1267 committee to also include the name of Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list, says Vikas Swarup, MEA.
3:40 pm: I would request to the press, I am convicted in the arms act, not in the bomb blasts case. Please don't portray me as that, says Sanjay Dutt.
3:25 pm: To be free is the most amazing feeling, I miss my father today, says Sanjay Dutt.
3:15 pm: I am proud to be an Indian, that is why I kissed the earth and saluted the tricolour when I came out, Sanjay Dutt.
3.00 pm: My biggest relief was when court said 'you are not a terrorist'. Miss my father who wanted to hear this all his life
2.40 pm: Second budget in a row when fares have not been hiked, says Amit Shah on Railway Budget.
2.39 pm: Recently law & order situation ws grave in Haryana due to jatt reservation agitation&it was obvious that effect will be felt in Delhi, says K Rijiju.
1.18 pm: No hike in railway fares, says Suresh Prabhu.
1.09 pm: Chennai to get India's first rail auto hub, announces Suresh Prabhu.
1.07 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.
1.06 pm: The arrested JeM terrorist had 3 months ago carried out an attack on an Army camp near LoC in Tanghdar(J&K),his 3 associates were killed.
12.59 pm: JeM terrorist Sadiq Gujjar,a resident of Sialkot(Pakistan) arrested from Baramulla(J&K) in a joint operation between Army and Police.
12.57 pm: Propose to invite FM radio stations to provide train borne entertainment via PA systems, says Suresh Prabhu.
12.49 pm: Sanjay Dutt in Mumbai's Marine Lines to visit grave of his mother Nargis.
12.45 pm: E-booking on concession passes for journalists to be introduced, says Suresh Prabhu.
12.44 pm: Sabka saath sabka vikas' is not just a slogan for us, it pervades all our thoughts and actions, says Suresh Prabhu.
12.33 pm: Indian Railways to surpass ambitious target of commissioning 2500 kms of broad gauge lines, almost 30% higher than last year, says Railway Minister.
12.27 pm: Rs. 8.5 lakh crore to be spent over 5 years for modernization of railway infrastructure, syas Suresh Prabhu.
12.26 pm: Bombay High Court to hear PIL opposing Sanjay Dutt's early release on Monday, saying "no urgency" in this matter.
12. 17 pm: Rs. 1.21 lakh crores capital plan in Rail Budget 2016: Prabhu.
12.14 pm: For year 2016-17 we expect the operating ratio of 92%, says Suresh Prabhu.
12.13 pm: PM once said his vision is to make Railways the backbone of India's progress & eco development, says Suresh Prabhu.
11.58 am: Sanjay Dutt at Siddivinayak temple.
11.52 am: The Supreme Court has instructed all parties involved in the Jayalalithaa case to submit evidence, list of witnesses, findings of trial court and high court. The parties sought time for the same and hence the matter was adjourned to March 10.
11.50 am: Suresh Prabhu alongwith MoS Railways Manoj Sinha arrive at Parliament carrying Rail Budget2016 documents.
11.44 am: Don't teach us patriotism: Sitaram Yechury to government.
11.32 pm: Rahul Gandhi will speak on motion of thanks in Lok Sabha today, will also respond to Smriti Irani's allegations.
11.09 pm: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu reaches Rail Bhawan.
11.05 am: Rail Budget 2016 has been prepared keeping in view aspirations,needs & concerns people of nation, says Railway Min Suresh Prabhu.
11.04 am: Four bodyguards sent by Salman Khan to receive Sanjay Dutt outside Mumbai Airport.
11.00 am: Congress gives notice to Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan that Smriti Irani should apologize for taking MPs' name in Parliament.
10.59 am: SC agrees to hear a plea seeking SIT probe in violence during JNU Row hearing, court to hear the plea tomorrow.
10.57 am: We need to address nt only methods but also factors that contribute to spread of terrorism, says IA Chief Gen Dalbir Singh.
10.56 am: It'll be a good budget and in benefit of the nation, says Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Rail Budget 2016.
10.43 am: Spreading influence of ISIS in particular through social&other forms of media hs thrown up challenges of global®ional security, says Army Chief.
10.42 am: Hearing on the J Jayalalithaa DA case will continue for the third day. Karnataka is expected to wind up arguments today. Karnataka will have to produce a list of witnesses in the case.
10.41 am: Let's see what he will(Suresh Prabhu)give,whether bullet train is going or people going to get bullets, says Kharge.
10.40 am: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh addressing CLAWS (Centre for Land Warfare Studies) international seminar in Delhi.
10.25 am: Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde meets Police ASI who was assaulted by local goons in Latur.
9.50 am: Congress workers perform 'Sadhbuddhi Yagya' in Kanpur ahead of the Rail Budget 2016 presentation in Parliament.
8.55 am: Sanjay Dutt leaves jail premises accompanied by wife Manyata; Reaches Pune Airport.
8.45 am: Actor Sanjay Dutt released from Pune's Yerwada Jail. Convicted in 1993 blasts case, he had been in prison since May 2013
Actor Sanjay Dutt released from Pune's Yerwada Jail. pic.twitter.com/u98HYmtX2D— ANI (@ANI_news) February 25, 2016
8.10 am: Suresh Prabhu to leave from Rail Bhawan carrying Rail Budget documents at 11:25am. MoS Manoj Sinha to accompany him.
7.55 am: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to walk free today, activist files plea to stay release.