Bengaluru, Jan 19: Follow the latest news updates of the day:
11.45 pm: Shashi Tharoor leaves Vasant Vihar campus, after first round of questioning, that lasted for nearly four hours.
Mai kahungi, 'bahut bahut dhanyavaad': Kiran Bedi on being declared BJP CM candidate pic.twitter.com/qeFLkvTnYo— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
11.15 pm: Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi will be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi, party president Amit Shah announces. Kiran Bedi ji will be contesting from 7 Krishna Nagar seat, says Amit Shah.
BJP announces Kiran Bedi as BJP CM candidate for Delhi Assembly election pic.twitter.com/eyQ1fYPv3U— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
11.00 pm: US, UK ask Pakistan to hand over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack to India.
10.45 pm: Kiran Bedi likely to be BJP's CM face for Delhi polls: says PTI sources.
Delhi: BJP CEC meeting ends, PM Narendra Modi leaves from Party HQ pic.twitter.com/bSkJNCqe9I— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
10.20 pm: BJP bats for a "strong" anti-conversion law to stop "innocent people" from being lured by "other" religious groups.
10.00 pm: BJP CEC meeting on Delhi Assembly election ends in New Delhi.
9.30 pm: A policeman accompanying a polio vaccine team shot dead in Pakistan's volatile region by unidentified motorbike-borne assailants.
9.15 pm: VHP backs the view that all Hindu women should bear four children and also sought to justify the remark by a seer that each Hindu family should have 10 children.
9.00 pm: BJP leader Kiran Bedi holds road show in Delhi.
Kiran Bedi's Road show in Delhi pic.twitter.com/BjeYXWpYGM— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
8.50 pm: Passengers of a Volvo bus had a lucky escape after it caught fire in the Medak district of Telangana.
8.45 pm: US President Barrack Obama will receive Karnataka's famous Channapatna toys as a special gift from the state government on the Republic Day in New Delhi.
8.30 pm: Proposed four-day bank strike from January 21 deferred.
8.15 pm: Sunanda Pushkar Murder Case: Round 1 of Shashi Thaoor's questioning begins. Multiple rounds of questioning likely.
8.00 pm: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor being questioned by the SIT at Vasant Vihar police station in New Delhi.
Delhi: Shashi Tharoor being questioned at Vasant Vihar police station pic.twitter.com/anYnbCOBnY— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
7.45 pm: BJP CEC meeting begins at party headquarters in Delhi.
7.30 pm: Defence Minister dismisses reports linking any possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border with upcoming visit of US President.
7.15 pm: New CBFC members: Mihir Bhuta, Syed Abdul Bari, Ramesh Patange, George Baker, Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, Jeevitha, Vani Tripathi Tikoo,S. Ve Shekhar and Ashoke Pandit.
7:10 pm: Pahlaj Nihalani to be the new CBFC Chief.
7:01 pm: There is no rift within the party, look at us, all sides stand strong, said BJP leader Kiran Bedi.
6:32 pm: NCP leader Tariq Anwar defended Kapil Sibal saying that the Congress leader is a renowned advocate too, if someone hires his services then no one should have a problem with it.
Congress slammed Sibal for fighting Saradha chit fund case on behalf of Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
6:11 pm: ICICI Bank account holders can now use their Twitter account for real-time fund transfers, prepaid mobile recharges and to check bank balance.
5:41 pm: Shashi Tharoor to be quizzed tomorrow in connection with Sunanda Pushkar murder case, informed Delhi Police.
5:15 pm: Supreme Court said that Baba Ramdev cannot be tried at different places in the country for his alleged "honeymoon" remarks targeting Rahul Gandhi.
4:41 pm: A congregation of Hindu religious leaders has sought the removal of idols of Sai Baba from temples besides a ban on controversial film "PK".
4:19 pm: Special Court orders further probe in a coal bock allocation scam case in which CBI has chargesheeted Nagpur based Grace Industries Ltd.
3:57 pm: Supporters of Arvinder Singh Lovely protest outside his residence after the Delhi Congress chief decides not to contest polls.
3.50 pm: 'Constitution confers limited power upon the Executive for ordinances to meet exigencies': President Pranab Mukherjee
3.05 pm: Supporters of Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely protest outside his residence for deciding against contesting election.
Delhi: AAP candidate Manish Sisodia to file nomination papers pic.twitter.com/NoBPCzdh0J— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
1.40 pm: TMC hires Congress leader Kapil Sibal to fight its case as it wants CBI probe into Saradha scam be monitored by SC.
12.54 pm: Former UPA Cabinet Minister and Congress leader Krishna Tirath joins BJP
Union Home Minster Rajnath Singh delivers a speech at Lucknow University pic.twitter.com/Ll7nGGUSgL— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
12.17 pm: Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi police to question Shashi Tharoor in the next few days, notices issued to him
Whoever might know about the case will be questioned: BS Bassi on Sunanda Pushkar death case pic.twitter.com/iPgyGUFZul— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
12.06 pm: Saradha scam: TMC alleges CBI of working under Centre's directions, moves SC
11.52 am: Congress complains to Election Commission against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for his 'bribe-for-votes' remarks
11.36 am: IED detected on Gulmarg road, Srinagar. Magam police and 2RR on the job
11.30 am: 26/11 plotter Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's detention in Pakistan extended by one month.
11.19 am: AAP leader Ashutosh heckled by former MLA and party member Rajesh Garg
11.07 am: 11 NDFB(S) militants arrested in Chirang district, Assam. IEDs, pistols, detonators and war like stores recovered from them
11.00 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at CII talks about the new coal allocation ordinance to India Inc.
10.35 am: LeT may try to infiltrate into India before Obama's visit, security hiked along international border: TV reports.
10.08 am: 14 people arrested after two groups clashed in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. 4 killed in clashes
9.50 am: Bangladesh police end confinement of opposition leader Khaleda Zia: police
9.29 am: Violence after body of missing boy found, three killed in Muzaffarpur
Azizpur (Muzaffarpur): Violence after body of missing boy found, three killed pic.twitter.com/7FbJtxxEWf— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
9.14 am: BJP Central Parliamentary Board will decide who will be the Delhi CM candidate: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
9.00 am: Arvind Kejriwal should know that blowing his own trumpet will not work because people now know who he really is: BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi
8.40 am: BJP leader Manoj Tewari reiterates his stance,saying Kiran Bedi is not the CM candidate.
8.30 am: Mali government, UN declare country Ebola-free
8.12 am: Kiran Bedi likely to hold her first road show in Delhi today.
8.00 am: BJP CEC to meet to release list of candidates for Delhi elections.