National & International news updates of March 17

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Bengaluru, March 17: Social activist and whistleblower Ganesh S Koundiny on Tuesday claimed that IAS officer DK Ravi, who
died in mysterious circumstances, was planning raids on some big developers to unearth commercial tax evasion.

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11.00 pm: The BJP announces its list of 142 candidates - including 58 women and 18 from religious minorities - for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls.

10.45 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reviewed the works executed by different government departments in his absence.

10.30 pm: Firebrand VHP leader sadhvi Prachi stokes a fresh controversy by saying those having more than two children should be barred from casting votes.

10.15 pm: Air India Board today discusses the national carrier's budget for the next fiscal, besides reviewing its current financial performance at a meeting.

10.00 pm: BJP MLAs' night long protest at Karnataka Assembly demanding CBI inquiry into IAS Officer DK Ravi's death.

9.45 pm: Bids worth Rs 107,000 crore received for telecom spectrum at the end of 12th day of auctions.

9.30 pm: AAP PAC meeting underway at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence in Kaushambi.

9.15 pm: The narrative in India about Pak is that Pak is encouraging terrorism & abetting infiltration, says Pak High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit.

9.00 pm: Protest over death of IAS officer DK Ravi, protesters vandalized property of local MLA in Kolar, Karnataka. .

8.45 pm: AAP Political Affairs Committee meet begins at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence in Kaushambi..30 pm: 

8.30 pm: Cabinet approves Rs 33,000 crore CST compensation to states for three fiscals.

8:10 pm: Ganesh K claimed that real reason behind IAS officer DK Ravi's death has to be revealed.

7:51 pm: This is a democracy, they have rights to meet President and convey their message, said Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Opposition's protest march against Land Acquisition Bill.

7:21 pm: Union Cabinet clears new bill on black money: Sources.

6:40 pm: It is a continuation of Congress's politics of obstructionism, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on opposition march against Land Acquisition Bill.

6:16 pm: President's intervention is necessary as it is a draconian bill which is anti-farmers, said CPI leader D Raja.

6:07 pm: We have come to President to request him to intervene to protect interest of our farmers. And to stress upon Modi Govt not to go ahead with the amendments in Rajya Sabha, said Congress President Sonia Gandhi while holding a protest march against Land Acquisition Bill.

5:55 pm: We have got together to meet President to present a memorandum to him, said Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

5:43 pm: Opposition march against land ordinance: Opposition leaders' delegation outside President's House.

5:30 pm: Will not allow the Land Bill to be passed. A committee needs to be formed to look into the matter, said former Union Minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath.

5:24 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi takes part in opposition parties' protest march against land ordinance.

5:12 pm: Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha claims the Opposition has permission to hold a protest march and will now go ahead with their protest.

4:55 pm: No action by NDA government to UPA regime's commitment to accord 'special category' status to Andhra Pradesh, said Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

3.35 pm: Delhi Police refuse permission for protest march led by Sonia Gandhi from Parliament House to Rashtrapati Bhawan on land ordinance/bill.

3.15 pm: Karnataka Assembly adjourned after BJP MLAs demand CBI probe into IAS officer DK Ravi's death

2.58 pm: Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency challenges Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's bail, hearing postponed to March 26

2.45 pm: Court fixes May 2 for pronouncing order on framing of charges against Kejriwal, Sisodia and Yadav in the case.

2.35 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia appear before court in connection with a defamation case

2.00 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia appear before a court in a defamation case: Press Trust of India

1.54 pm: Woman allegedly gang raped by two men posing as policemen in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu

1.40 pm: Haryana Police arrests the main accused in Hisar church attack case.

1.30 pm: Prashant Bhushan refused to give time to AAP leader Ashish Khetan who had sought time to meet him along with other party leaders.

12.53 pm: "TMC government in West Bengal should be dismissed," says BJP

12.35 pm: Uproar erupts over Bengal gangrape of nun in Lok Sabha.

12.20 pm: Prashant Bhushan texts Arvind Kejriwal for a meeting, Kejriwal replies ' will meet soon'

12.10 pm:

11.52 am: Rajya Sabha adjourns briefly after Congress uproar over BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's remarks on mosques: PTI

11.30 am: Pakistan executes 10 death-row prisoners: officials

10.53 am: Supreme Court quashes Government's decision to give reservation to Jats under Other Backward Classes category.

10.52 am: Court also directs Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and AAP leader Yogendra Yadav to appear before it at 2 PM | PTI

10.43 am: Rameshwaram fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan Navy.

10.15 am: Delhi CM Kejriwal resumes work, leaves for office

10.10 am: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal assigns party leaders Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas and Ashish Khetan to hold talks with Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.

9.55 am: BJP Parliamentary meeting underway in Delhi

9.04 am: Prime Minister seeks immediate report of violence against minorities in West Bengal and Haryana

8.58 am:

8.50 am: 33-year-old woman in US faces 25 years in prison for pleading guilty to pushing an Indian man to death in front of a subway train in 2012.

8.40 am: Organisations protest against an IAS officer's death in Kolar, call for a bandh.

8.34 am: After Arvind Kejriwal's return to the national capital, Kejriwal's coterie team held a meeting at Yogendra Yadav's house at 2:30 am.

8.19 am: Church in Hisar was built in an ‘illegal' colony, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar about the church attack.

8.00 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi to lead march against land acquisition bill today; Manmohan Singh, leaders from 10 opposition parties to join.

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