News in brief: March 21
8:11 pm: Sonia Gandhi to file nomination papers from Rae Bareli on April 2
7:47 pm: 6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off Nicobar Islands
7:40 pm: Chinese icebreaker joins search for Malaysian plane in south Indian Ocean
7:30 pm: Shiv Sena's Lok Sabha candidate sentenced to 3 years in prison
6.25 pm: Will take final call on whether I will contest the election alone or not after another meeting with supporters: Suresh Kalmadi
6.20 pm: Capt Amarinder Singh to contest against Arun Jaitley from Amritsar.
5.02 pm: Jayalalithaa takes a dig at Chidambaram, says he is responsible for the state of economy.
4.05 pm: Jaswant Singh has been denied ticket from Barmer. BJP to field Col Sona Ram from Barmer. It is likely that Singh will contest alone.
4.01pm: Suresh Kalmadi holds meet, to decide on contesting the election as an independent.
3.40 pm: Trinamool Congress's candidate from Varanasi, Indira Tiwari, a former Hindu Mahasabha leader takes a dig at Narendra Modi, asks where is governance in Gujarat.
3.30 pm: PDP praises NDA government, hints at alliance.
3.20 pm: Anand SHarma hits back at BJP, says why Yashwant Sinha is not contesting the elections.
3.10 pm: Possible debris of the missing Malaysian airlines spotted in Australia. Malaysian Authorities say search operations will continue.
3.05 pm: AAP releases ninth list of candidates from seven states.
3.00 pm: Singer Remo Fernandes quits AAP.
2.31 pm: Clashes break out in Bihar over Shatrughan Sinha's nomination.
2.20 pm: BJP candidate Arun Jaitley campaigns in Amritsar.
2.00 pm: JD(U) leader NK Singh quits party, likely to join BJP.
1.40 pm: Congress candidate from New Delhi constituency Ajay Maken said that there was no Modi wave in the country.
12.44 pm: Life imprisonment announced for the Shakti Mills telephone operator gangrape convicts. The sentence for the photojournalist gangrape case has been adjourned till Mar 24.
12.43 pm: BJP announces seventh candidates' list. Musician Bappi Lahiri to contest from Serampore.
12.30 pm: Congress leader Satpal Maharaj joins BJP.
11.21 am: BJP attacks P Chidambaram, says he is running away from contesting the elections.
11.15 am: BJP delegation to meet Shinde on Friday over terror threats to its leaders.
11.09 am: Senior Congress leader from Uttarakhand Satpal Maharaj quits party, likely to join BJP. 10 MLAs supporting Satpal may join BJP too.
11.05 am: Shiv Sena to field Lok Sabha poll candidates in UP, Bihar and Delhi.
10.55 am: After Advani, it's turn for Jaswant Singh. The senior BJP leader is upset that the party hasn't fielded him from Barmer constituency.
10.40 am: US court asks Sonia Gandhi to show passport.
9.45 am: BJP candidate MM Joshi to visit Kanpur today.
9:40 am: Court to hear Tarun Tejpal's plea
9:20 am: New Delhi refuses to allow Chinese warships in Indian water for the search operation of MH370.
8:15 am: India extends search for MH 370
8.02 am: Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is contesting from Shivaganga in this Lok Sabha election, said his father although is not contesting the poll but he is not retiring.
7.55 am: Laxman Singh, brother of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, will contest the Lok Sabha poll against Sushma Swaraj from Vidisha in MP.
7.54 am: The quantum of punishment for the convicts of Mumbai Shakti Mills gangrape to be announced today.
7.50 am: Suresh Kalmadi, who was denied a Lok Sabha poll ticket by the Congress, may contest independently. He said the decision will be taken after he meets his supporters on Friday.