News Flash:polling percentage of 71% recorded in Kerala
Get all the latest national and international news updates of Monday, May 16:
1.20 pm: Hizbul mujahideen militant Bilal gunned down, 2 others held in a joint operation by Police & Army in Poonch (J&K).
11.12 pm: Lawyer shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Delhi's Jamia Nagar area, was NDMC's assistant legal advisor.
11.11 pm: Petrol and diesel price increased by Rs. 0.83/litre & Rs. 1.26/litre respectively with effect from midnight tonight.
9.57 pm: Class 10th student attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge in Mandsaur (MP), allegedly over failure in MP board examination.
8.56 pm: Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police nabbed 10 members gang, seized banned Turkish Lira currency.
8.31 pm: After the consultations, we will reach a decision: JP Nadda on NEET.
8.19 pm: We are all in favor of NEET but regional language issue, syllabus issue and ongoing State exams are 3 things to be taken care of, says JP Nadda.
7.59 pm: All party meet called by Finance Min to discuss issues related to NEET ends.
7.46 pm: Overall polling percentage of 81.94% recorded in Puducherry Assembly election till 5pm, says Election Commission.
7.45 pm: The way BJP saffronizes education as well, it is dangerous for the country, says Tarun Gogoi on Assam exit polls.
7.42 pm: Overall polling percentage of 71% recorded in Kerala Assembly election till 6pm, likely to go up, informs EC.
7.23 pm: India and USA researchers to conduct trials to revive brain dead patients in a hospital in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand
7.00 pm: Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hits eastern Honshu (Japan).
6.45 pm: Summer vacations announced from 18th May in all Dehradun schools in view of intense heat wave across the state in Uttarakhand.
6.30 pm: Research going on in many prts of World to revive braindead patients,subjects showed early signs of consciousness in some cases, says Dr Himanshu.
6.25 pm: 69.19% voters turnout recorded till 5 PM in in Tamil Nadu Election.
5.45 pm: CBI likely to question Anand Joshi's wife Minakshi soon regarding the ongoing corruption case, says Sources.
5.32 pm: Goa Court extends police custody of St Cruz MLA Atanasio Monserrate (Babush) till May 18th in Minor rape case.
5.25 pm: Have complete faith in country's justice delivery system.I have done no wrong and this fact shall be proved in Court of law,says Pachauri statement.
5.00 pm: CBI recovers secret documents from MHA Under Secy Anand Joshi which are not related to his official work,docs being examined by CBI, says Sources.
4.57 pm: 53.87 percent students passed in 10th class in Madhya Pradesh board results.
4.31 pm: Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurates 'Purbashree stall' at Dilli Haat, INA in Delhi.
4.25 pm: Around 40-50 are registered every month for being HIV+, says Dr. Chaman Kumar, GSM Med College in Kanpur (UP).
4.15 pm: CBI seeks 5 days custody of MHA Under Secretary Anand Joshi booked on corruption charges.
4.00 pm: 63.7% voters turnout recorded till 3 PM in Tamil Nadu Election.
3.45 pm: Mortal remains of chief priest of Nirankari sect, Baba Hardev Singh brought to Nirankari Bhavan in Burari (Delhi).
3.36 pm: Wrestler Sushil Kumar moves Delhi High Court seeking trial with Narsingh Yadav for RioOlympics2016.
3.33 pm: To save their armymen, my image was kept at stake, why?, says Victim, Handwara alleged molestation case.
3.31 pm: MHA under secretary Anand Joshi, who was booked on corruption charges, produced at Patiala House Court.
3.30 pm: Police told me not give my original statement, they said that will be safe for my family, says Victim, Handwara alleged molestation case
3.25 pm: This is decided by Wrestling Federation of India.It's they,who've to take call, says Sports Minister on Sushil Kumar on Rio2016
3.20 pm: 50.2 % voters turnout recorded till 3 PM in Kerala Polls 2016.
3.15 pm: When we catch the shooters, we will find out the motive, says PK Thakur, DGP on Bihar Road Rage.
3.07 pm: Bihar CM has announced that case (Journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder) be handed over to CBI, we are sending proposal to CBI for the same, says DGP.
3.03 pm: A AirIndia official later helped bt till then the situation had got worst, says Daughter of woman who was denied boarding flight.
2.45 pm: SC says once CBI starts action, State Govt cant dissent it, says JD Jain on U'khand Cabinet decision on CBI probe in Harish Rawat alleged sting.
2.30 pm: No Cabinet can decide on an allegation against a CM, only the Governor can, says JD Jain (Ex-AAG, Uttarakhand).
2.25 pm: Maharajganj JD(U) MLA Hem Narayan Sah's son Sumit critically injured in a car accident, admitted to a nearby hospital in Bihar.
2.15 pm: We already requested, told them that NIA team is interested to visit Pak. Want to know what Pak has done in Pathankot Probe, says NIA Sources
2.00 pm: "8 districts in Tamil Nadu witnessing heavy rains. Have recommended to extend poll time, expecting ECI nod by 3 pm", says Rajesh Lahoni, Chief Electoral Officer TN.
1.45 pm: Delhi Govt admits that pollution levels remained high in second week of implementation of Odd-even second phase, in its report before NGT.
1.30 pm: AAP protests against Punjab government over foodgrain scam.
Mohali: AAP protest against Punjab government over foodgrain scam. pic.twitter.com/GmMMc2S7VD— ANI (@ANI_news) May 16, 2016
1.25 pm: A 70-year-old specially abled woman was allegedly denied boarding Air India flight to New York from Mumbai, due to "over booking."
1.20 pm: "Have assured parents that I will meet PM Modi on NEET issue. We are trying our best to solve the issue", says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
1.15 pm: "We have decided to hand over the case to CBI after request by the family (Siwan Journalist Rajdeo Ranjan)", says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
1.10 pm: Hearing in Uttarakhand HC over a petition seeking disqualification of BJP rebel MLA Bhim Lal Arya adjourned for 10 days.
1.06 pm: Unfortunate. Opportunity for independent probe. Hope Nitish realises nature of probe will add to his credibility, says Jaitley on journalist murder in Bihar.
1.05 pm: Members of Chennai's transgender community cast their vote, polling underway.
1.00 pm: These are legal matter which are based on quality of evidence, says Arun Jaitley on Malegaon blasts order.
12.45 pm: A newly married bride casts her vote in Pallapalayam, Samalapuram.Voting in Tamil Nadu assembly polls underway.
12.38 pm: UK does not deport a person who has valid documents. Government looking into all options, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Vijay Mallya.
12.37 pm: Vineet Whig,COO of South Asia division of Encylopedia Britannica commits suicide by jumping frm ventilator shaft. Suicide note found in Gurugram.
12:36 pm: Fire breaks out at Surat's Kakrapar Thermal Power Station, more than 10 fire tenders at the spot.
12:31 pm: Wholesale inflation turns positive; at 0.34 per cent in April versus (-)0.85 per cent in March.
12:10 pm: Section 144 imposed in Chandigarh in view of AAP protest.
11:58 am: PM Narendra Modi chairs a high level meeting on drought and water scarcity with Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
11:33 am: Jamnagar: BJP MP Poonamben Madam falls into a 10 feet deep drain. She has been taken to local hospital.
11:32 am: Jharkhand's Chatra police arrests two persons in connection with the murder case of journalist Indradeo Yadav.
11:21 am: Prakash Javdekar orders Animal Welfare Board to check & report how the cruelty against cows can be stopped during transportation.
11:10 am: Uttarakhand cabinet asks CBI to drop Harish Rawat sting probe.
10:56 am: It will be nice if Priyanka Gandhi is Congress' face for campaign in UP, combination of Nitish Kumar & Priyanka will click: KC Tyagi, JD(U).
10:40 am: We have done our duty, hope the others have also done: Kamal Hasan after casting his vote in Chennai.
10:20 am: S Sreesanth, the BJP candidate in Thiruvananthapuram, casts his vote at a polling booth in Kochi, Kerala.
10.07 am: Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa casts her vote at Chennai's Stella Maris College.
9.57 am: Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Jayalalitha arrives at Chennai's Stella Maris College to cast her vote
Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Jayalalitha arrives at Chennai's Stella Maris College to cast her vote. pic.twitter.com/UeVnunUVes— ANI (@ANI_news) May 16, 2016
9.50 am: Kirit Somaiya to send legal notice to Saamana newspaper and a social activist for allegedly levelling baseless charges against him & his wife.
9.30 am: Telangana: People cast their vote in Paleru by-election, necessitated due to the demise of Cong MLA R Venkat Reddy
Telangana: People cast their vote in Paleru by-election, necessitated due to the demise of Cong MLA R Venkat Reddy pic.twitter.com/OB03x8dc7a— ANI (@ANI_news) May 16, 2016
9.22 am: Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Polling percentage of 18.3% recorded till 9 am.
9.14 am: Centre to hold consultations with state Health ministers today to formulate a strategy regarding the common medical entrance test.
9.02 am: By-elections to Jangipur and Bilari assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh underway, security in place.
8.32 am: Commander in Chief of Karbi People's Liberation Tiger apprehended in an operation by CRPF & Bokajan Police in Assam.
8.28 am: Arvind Kejriwal to announce draft bill for Statehood of Delhi.
8.15 am: Supporters of Asaram Bapu protest in Delhi, vandalise police vehicle. More than five policemen injured in the incident
Supporters of Asaram Bapu protest in Delhi, vandalise police vehicle.More than five policemen injured pic.twitter.com/qUwC54A8tC— ANI (@ANI_news) May 15, 2016
8.00 am: Assembly polls were held in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala today.