Bengaluru, June 24: Maharashtra's Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde on Wednesday was embroiled in a controversy involving alleged irregularities in awarding contracts worth Rs 206 crore (Rs 2.06 billion) and the opposition demanded a probe.
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11.15 pm: Bobby Jindal announces his candidature for the US Presidential election.
10.30 pm: Heavy rains triggered by a deep depression in the weather system claimed as many 34 lives in Gujarat.
9.40 pm: Concerned Minister Pankaja Munde called me and said I can order any probe into the matter if I feel the need: Devendra Fadnavis.
9.25 pm: Yamuna river 'grossly polluted' by untreated sewage, effluent: Report.
9.00 pm: Clash breaks out between JDU MLA Anant Singh and police officials outside police station in Patna.
Patna: Clash breaks out between JDU MLA Anant Singh and police officials at the police station. pic.twitter.com/F3AZYp8yFh— ANI (@ANI_news) June 24, 2015
8.45 pm: Prima facie explanation of Mumbai CP Rakesh Maria appears satisfactory. However some points need further elaboration: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
8.35 pm: Heavy rainfall in Gujarat's Ahmedabad.
Gujarat: Heavy rains cause water logging in Rajkot pic.twitter.com/9fIXEiNAdp— ANI (@ANI_news) June 24, 2015
8.20 pm: Police has recovered some blood stained clothes, bullet proof jacket and empty magazines from Anant Singh's residence: Vikas Vaibhav, SSP.
Humne Nitish ji se maang ki thi ki aise aadmi ke khilaaf sakht ravaiya hona chahiye, par wo kaaryawaahi nhi kar rhe the: Jitan Manjhi— ANI (@ANI_news) June 24, 2015
8.10 pm: 63 Muslim Brotherhood members jailed to 15 years in Egypt.
8.00 pm: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Kathmandu (Nepal), to attend international donors' conference.
7.45 pm: KV Kamath steps down as IIM Indore chairman.
7.30 pm: "The party stand is that Lalit Modi is an absconder and the law needs to catch up with him", says BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
7.15 pm: PM Modi reviews the progress of key infrastructure projects worth over Rs. 60,000 crore.
7.00 pm: "BJP must ask Vasundhara Raje to resign on moral grounds,entire opposition should speak in one voice and demand her resignation", says Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.
6.45 pm: JDU MLA Anant Singh who is an accused in a murder case, arrested from his residence in Patna.
6.30 pm: "There are several assaults on media taking place in UP, they are happening primarily as Govt is losing face day by day", says BJP leader Varun Gandhi.
6.15 pm: Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan demands CBI probe against Pankaja Munde's involvement in scam.
6.00 pm: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje chairs BJP unit meeting on local body polls.
5.45 pm: "Have not broken any rules as far as I am concerned,I am here to do best for women and children. Sensationalizing anything without proper info can also destroy people's trust in the system", says Pankaja Munde.
5.30 pm: Union ministers Venkaiah Naidu,Narendra Tomar and Ananth Kumar pay tribute to BJP MP Dilip Bhuria who passed away today.
5.25 pm: "All those who are above the age of 75 were declared brain dead on May 26, 2014," senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha.
5.20 pm: JD(U) launches 'Parcha pe charcha' (discussion over pamphlet) in which people were told about the "good work" done by Nitish Kumar govt.
5.15 pm: Delhi sees nearly 13.5% rise in per capita income.
Delhi : NSUI and Youth Congress activists burn effigy of HRD minister Smriti Irani demanding her resignation pic.twitter.com/TC1njv8PTp— ANI (@ANI_news) June 24, 2015
5.00 pm: NSUI activists protest against HRD minister Smriti Irani, demand her resignation.
4.45 pm: Gujarat: Incessant and heavy rains cause water logging in Rajkot.
4.40 pm: Bihar police at JDU MLA Anant Singh's residence, Singh is an accused in a murder case.
4.30 pm: "24 Govt resolutions were passed & contracts were sanctioned in 24 hours without following the tendering procedure in Maharashtra", says Congress leader Ajay Maken.
4.15 pm: "Smriti Irani ji has given different info regarding her edu qualification in election affidavits,this is serious discrepancy", says Congress leader Ajay Maken.
4.00 pm: 24 contracts have been sanctioned without following due procedure: Sachin Sawant on Cong files complaint against Pankaja Munde in ACB.
3.50 pm: "We have full faith in Delhi police and PM Modi that with the promptness with which Delhi Law Minister was arrested. The same promptness will be shown in lodging an FIR and arresting Union Minister Smriti Irani", says AAP leader Ashutosh.
3.45 pm: It is not a fake affidavit case,its a typographical error,similar to Sonia Gandhi's typographical error: Sambit Patra
3.40 pm: Govt to set up 6 IIMs - Visakhapatnam (AP), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Sirmaur (HP), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha) and Amritsar (Punjab).
3.35 pm: Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje will not quit: Home Minister Rajnath Singh
3.30 pm: "Smriti Irani is not answerable till the court orders summons order", says BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.
3.15 pm: "Total 193 countries in World, except Yemen, Yoga was celebrated in around 192 countries", says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
3.00 pm: "Cabinet has approved the decision to set up a national memorial & museum in memory of Shri Jayaprakash Narayan. The national memorial complex will be set up in Sitabdiara, Chapra (Bihar)", says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
2.48 pm: Delhi Police reaches at RK Pachauri's residence, questioning to begin.
2.30 pm: Protesting BJP MLAs Vijender Gupta, OP Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan marshalled out of Delhi Assembly after protesting & demanding the 4th Finance Commission report be made public.
2.20 pm: Setback for Smriti Irani in education degree case, court says plea is maintainable, to hear case on August 28
1.03 pm: West Bengal: Narrow escape for Nitin Gadkari at Haldia after a piece of cloth got entangled in chopper blades
12.43 pm: Kanpur national Kabaddi player Dolly Singh allegedly assaulted
12.15 pm: Government has done no wrong; no question of going on the back foot: Arun Jaitley on Lalit Modi controversy
10.40 am: EAM Sushma Swaraj and Union Minister RS Prasad arrive for the Union Cabinet meeting.
10.37 am: Congress protests against BJP minister Vinod Tawde in fake degree controversy.
10.26 am: Delhi court likely to pronounce its verdict in connection with Smriti Irani fake degree case
10.24 am: Mortal remains of Sister Nirmala brought to the Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata
Mortal remains of Sister Nirmala brought to the Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata. pic.twitter.com/nJERVia8WE— ANI (@ANI_news) June 24, 2015
9.53 am: Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market: Reports
9.27 am: HRD ministry seeks status report from Delhi University on Stephen's harassment case
9.20 am: Prime accused in Mumbai hooch case brought to Mumbai from Delhi
(Earlier visuals): Prime accused in Mumbai hooch case brought to Mumbai from Delhi. pic.twitter.com/vMAAzaCmWo— ANI (@ANI_news) June 24, 2015
9.10 am: Former TERI chief RK Pachauri to be questioned today by Delhi Police in sexual harassment case
8.47 am: Shiv Sena backs Rakesh Maria, asks if BJP has stood by Raje and Sushma in this case so why not stand by Maria?
8.19 am: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje cancels London visit for Delhi meet, postpones investor meet to November
8.10 am: 113 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan reach back home.
8.00 am: Solar Impulse take-off from Japan cancelled: Organisers.