News in brief: March 22

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Bangalore, March 22: Here are the top news in brief for March 22, Saturday:

10:00 pm: Eight burned alive as oil tanker explodes on Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway

9:30 pm: BJP fields actor Paresh Rawal from Ahmedabad

8:45 pm: Big relief for Yeddyurappa as HC quashes FIR in mining case

7:30 pm: Muslims prosper in Gujarat and Kerala; UP, Bihar the worst: National Sample Survey

6:00 pm: BJP does not believe in empowering people: Rahul Gandhi in Pratapgarh

5:00 pm: Malaysian jet: Cockpit transcript reveals final 54 min conversation

4.30 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Pratapgarh in UP, slams BJP. He gives Congress credit for bringing in RTI.

3.45 pm: Chinese satellite spots floating object. Is that the debris of MH370?

3.27 pm:
No trace of MH370, Malaysian minister updates.

3.26 pm: Advani and Jaswant Singh are not old people, they are like our guru and guide, says Shatrughan Sinha.

3.25 pm: MDMK releases poll manifesto.

3.20 pm: Union Minister Anand Sharma takes a dig at BJP.

3.00 pm: Will the BJP offer a Rajya Sabha seat to Jaswant Singh? Meanwhile, his posters were already seen coming up in Rajasthan.

2.45 pm: Why does Sharad Pawar keep praising Narendra Modi, asks Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

2.26 pm:
Patna Sahib protests could have been sponsored: BJP candidate Shatrughan Sinha

2.10 pm: BJP leader Nitin Gadkari refuses to comment on Shiv Sena's take on BJP over the LK Advani affair. He said it is time to work towards making Narendra Modi the prime minister.

2.01 pm: Arun Jaitley will lose, says Congress. Rajnath Singh says he will win.

2.00 pm: Narendra Modi has learnt from LK Advani and moved ahead: Congress's Shakeel Ahmed. He said the Congress has no sympathy for LK Advani for he had started hate politics in the country.

1.10 pm: Jaswant Singh to resign from the BJP tomorrow? His supporters protest in Barmer and Jaisalmer.

12.52 pm: CongressVice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with tribal women in Madhya Pradesh.

12.50 pm: Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh questions BJP, says outsiders are encroaching the party. He also said that he would decide his next course of action on March 24.

12.45 pm:
No Modi wave in states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha and Kerala, says Congress LS polls candidate from Chandni Chowk Kapil Sibal.

12.32 pm: Actor Sanjay Dutt leaves for Yerwada jail in Pune as his parole ends.

12.21 pm: MJ Akbar and NK Singh join the BJP.

12.20 pm:
Ex-chief minister of Uttarakhand Vijay Bahuguna chairs crucial meet with his MLAs at his residence.

12.00 pm: Sources suggest that Jaswant Singh is likely to resign from BJP.

11.30 am: Responding to Punjab CM, Arun Jaitley today said that he was not aspiring for any post and that too much must not be read into Badal's comment.

11.12 am: Noted journalist MJ Akbar likely to be nominated as BJP spokesperson.

11.10 am: BJP counter attacks Salman Khurshid's claims says everybody is leaving Congress because it is a sinking ship.

10.35 pm: Salman Khurshid hits out at RSS, says they distributed sweets after Gandhi's assassination.

10.25 am: Ravi Krishna Reddy, AAP candidate from Bangalore Rural, to file nomination at Ramnagara at 11 am.

10.17 am: Suresh Kalmadi puts conditions before the Congress.

10.14 am: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh reaches Varanasi to meet local leaders and supporters. Will he take on Narendra Modi from this seat?

10.10 am: JD (U) hits out at Badal, says that he must not make such remarks as it is against the model code of conduct.

10.00 am: Air search for flight MH370 expands in remote areas of south Indian Ocean.

9.56 am: Black flags shown to Arvind Kejriwal in Faridabad ahead of his road show.

9.30 am: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend N-Summit in the Hague on March 24-25.

9.05 am: Punbaj Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal projects Arun Jaitley as the future deputy prime minister at a campaign.

8.17 am: Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP to hold a roadshow in Gurgaon in Haryana today.

8.16 am: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Pratapgarh in  Uttar Pradesh today.

8.14 am: JD(U) leader NK Singh to join the BJP today.

8.12 am: Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh sets condition for his stay in the party. He seeks promotion for his MLA son.

8.10 am: India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in their opening match at the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

8.08 am: Shiv Sena slams BJP over its treatment of LK Advani. It says in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamna that making mockery of the Advani episode was not in a good taste.

8.06 am: No sign of the missing MH370 yet after two weeks.

8.05 am: Muslims upset with Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for fielding a former Hindu Mahasabha leader from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. They believe this will hit her image of a secular leader.

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