Bengaluru, April 3: Today it's Good Friday and it has brought many good news for everyone. While our star cricketer Suresh Raina is getting hitched with his childhood sweetheart Priyanka Chaudhary, Iran and world-powers agreed on historic Nuclear deal (N-deal).
Get all news updates from India and other parts of the world here on Friday, April 3:
9:00 pm: PM Modi still seems to be in 'election mode', says Congress
7:48 pm: 'Camera in trial room an assault on modesty of women': Kiran Bedi
6:47 pm: Indian-origin man jailed for 46 years for sexual crimes
6:15 pm: Kejriwal may lead 'parliament gherao' against land bill
5. 15 pm: Congress workers attack BJP Puducherry office protesting Giriraj's comments
4.35 pm: World No.1 Saina Nehwal survives scare. Beats China's Sun Yu 21-11, 18-21, 21-17 to reach Malaysia Open semifinals
4.05 pm: AAP government developing a 'sting app' to help fight corruption in Delhi
3.45 pm: Union minister Smriti Irani finds hidden cameras in trial room in a store in Goa
Calangute (Goa): HRD Minister Smriti Irani finds hidden camera at garment store’s trial room pic.twitter.com/z3hyscBnwy— ANI (@ANI_news) April 3, 2015
3.40 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee signs land ordinance.
3:10 pm: Mahila Congress protest against Giriraj Singh in Ludhiana, Punjab.
3:04 pm: 12-year-old Muslim girl Siddiqui won Gita competition in school in Mumbai. She says, "Humanity is the ultimate religion."
Mumbai: Muslim girl Maryam Siddiqui wins "Gita" competition in school, says "Humanity is the ultimate religion" pic.twitter.com/qbujfbzbWQ— ANI (@ANI_news) April 3, 2015
2:43 pm: BJP Yuva Morcha protest against UPPSC paper leak, police drag and detain protesters in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
2:36 pm: I dont know who Ashok Khemka is, said Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
2:11 pm: Paris supermarket hostages who hid in fridge during January's Islamist attacks sue media for live coverage of their location.
1:56 pm: Air India plane lands at Sanaa to evacuate Indians from the Yemeni city.
1:49 pm: Helicopter teams from Argentina and Chile search for Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan on both sides of mountain range where he went missing, said MEA.
1:33 pm: Yemen rebels quit Aden palace after air raids, senior officials say, claimed media reports.
1:05 pm: The BJP is not going anywhere. We will be in power for the next 20 years, said Prakash Javdekar.
The BJP has always worked for farmers. We have worked for farmers and we are friends of the farmers. We will always work for farmers, he added.
12:44 pm: Narendra Modi wants more focus on Clean India campaign, says Prakash Javdekar.
Engage in activities outside of politics too for better society, Modi tells workers in the national executive meet in Bengaluru.
12:21 pm: The BJP has termed the year 2014 as Vijay Varsh (winning year). At the BJP's National Executive Meeting that is being held in Bengaluru, the party workers praised both Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for the resounding victory in last years general elections which brought the party to power.
BJP leader Prakash Javedekar addressing the media said that for the BJP, the year 2014 was a great year. It was Vijay Varsh or winning year for us, he also said.
Keep the winning streak going:
During the conclave both Modi and Shah were felicitated by the party workers. The felicitation was for the BJP's victory in the 2014 general elections.
Javdekar said that the party felicitated party president Amit Shah and prime minister Narendra Modi for taking the party to new heights. BJP has recently become the world's largest political party he also said.
He also added that this meeting was crucial as it was the first since the party came to power at the centre. He said that the party congratulated all its workers for the work they put in to make the BJP the largest party in the world.
12:00 pm: Congress workers have been protesting against Central government's stand on black money in Bengaluru where BJP leaders including PM Narendra Modi are attending a two-day national executive meet.
Bengaluru: Youth Congress protest against BJP over black money issue, police detain protesters pic.twitter.com/DNVCmelTsm— ANI (@ANI_news) April 3, 2015
11:48 am: We intend subject to receiving all clearances to repatriate 500 Indian nationals from Sana to Djibouti, said Syed Akbaruddin, MEA.
11:36 am: Rise in water level of rivers in J&K, after heavy rainfall hits the State in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir.
11:23 am: Arvind Kejriwal to lead a protest march on April 22 from Jantar Mantar to Parliament in protest against the govt's Land Bill.
11:06 am: Controversial TMC MLA Manirul Islam sparks a fresh row, says he will banish district officers if they don't toe his line.
10:53 am: 47-year-old hawker found hanging inside a police station in Malwani, Mumbai. He was being questioned in connection to case of theft.
10:33 am: BJP's national executive meeting is going on in Bengaluru.
9:30 am: Heavy rainfall in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, no respite from flood fear.
Heavy rainfall in Srinagar (J&K). pic.twitter.com/78dDBqSSlY— ANI (@ANI_news) April 3, 2015
Heavy rainfall in Srinagar (J&K). pic.twitter.com/SaZaYVocQ9— ANI (@ANI_news) April 3, 2015
9:21 am: Special prayers offered to mark the occasion of Good Friday in Delhi.
Special prayers offered to mark the occasion of Good Friday in Delhi pic.twitter.com/5np6GOgq1H— ANI (@ANI_news) April 3, 2015
9:12 am: India welcomes the understanding announced in Lausanne between Iran and the E3+3 on the nuclear issue.
9:00 am: 9 people were killed and 1 injured in a road accident in Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.
8:53 am: Mass prayers held to mark the occasion of Good Friday in Kochi, Kerala.
Mass prayers held to mark the occasion of Good Friday in Kochi, Kerala. pic.twitter.com/hk7JF66zuc— ANI (@ANI_news) April 3, 2015
8:42 am: BJP National Executive meeting will be held in Bengaluru today.
8:33 am: If Iran cheats, the world will know it. If we see something suspicious, we will inspect it, says US President Obama on Iran deal.
8:24 am: A minor planet discovered in 1988 has been officially named "Vishyanand" after chess champion Viswanathan Anand.