National & Internationaln news updates of March 18

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Bengaluru, March 18: A day after Arvind Kejriwal met AAP leaders, Prashanth Bushan has denied report of his resignation from the party.

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10.50 pm:  Amidst rising public anger over the mysterious death of upright IAS officer D K Ravi, several IAS officers in Karnataka have signed an online petition addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a CBI probe into the matter.

10.30 pm: At least 21 people in all were killed, including two gunmen in Tunisia.

10.15 pm: The Zilla Panchayat elections held in 50 constituencies in Goa records about 55 per cent voter turnout.

10.00 pm: Western governments give a muted reaction to the re-election of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

9.45 pm: PM Narendra Modi thanks 6-year-old boy for donating his savings for the PM relief fund.

9.30 pm: Project is about tech and spiritual dimension is everywhere, so project is imp, says André Borschberg, pilot of solar impulse 2.

9.00 pm: Sun powered aircraft 'Solar Impulse 2' arrives in Varanasi.

8.30 pm: If Govt doesn't handover inquiry to CBI, will req ppl to do 'pad yatra', syas Kumaraswamy on meeting late DK Ravi's family.

8.15 pm: Special prayer ahead of India-Bangladesh cricket World Cup quarter final match in Ranchi.

8.00 pm: CPIM protest over Ranaghat nun rape case in Kolkata.

7.45 pm: PM Narendra Modi tweets in Hebrew, congratulates Benjamin Netanyahu for his victory in Israel elections.

7.30 pm: A UK court has imposed a travel ban on a 16-year-old British Muslim boy fearing he may follow his two elder brothers who have been killed fighting in war-torn Syria.

7.00 pm: H D Kumaraswamy (JDS) meets late IAS officer DK Ravi's family.

6:55 pm: CBI carries out searches at residence of the then Executive Director of Antrix Corp and Devas office in Bangalore.

6:45 pm: At least 8 tourists killed in Tunisia parliament attack, other tourists held hostage at nearby museum by militants.

6:33 pm: CBI questions RIL vice president (finance) K V Mohanan.

6:24 pm: H D Kumaraswamy (JDS) meets late IAS officer DK Ravi's family in Bengaluru.

6:04 pm: Delhi Sikh delegation meets former PM Manmohan Singh in Delhi.

5:45 pm: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meets late IAS officer DK Ravi's family.

5:33 pm: DK Ravi is 1 of those vanishing tribes of few courageous, efficient & honest officers in the country: Kiran Bedi, BJP.

5.15 pm: Cardinal Baselio Cleemis expressed confidence in West Bengal government, also said that everything will go positive in the state.

4.40 pm: A nun being gang raped makes international news; it already has serious implications and ramifications: BJP leader Kiran Bedi

4.30 pm: Strict rules for commissioning surrogacy, says Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.

4.20 pm: National Green Tribunal passes directions to Railway and other authorities in Delhi for maintaining cleanliness on railway tracks.

4:00 pm: DK Ravi's family protests in Bengaluru.

3.55 pm: Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien said that they are very serious about culprits and perpetrators involved in nun's rape and they have to be caught.

3.32 pm: Congress MLA Narayanaswamy pressurised DK Ravi, alleges family.

3.15 pm: BJP delegation led by Sadananda Gowda meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh; wants CBI probe in DK Ravi's death case

2.50 pm: West Bengal government to hand over Ranaghat nun gangrape case to CBI: Mamata Banerjee.

2.28 pm: SUCI protest outside Raj Bhavan over potato farmers' suicide cases in Kolkata

2.22 pm: Lawyers protest against State Govt over IAS officer DK Ravi's death case in Bengaluru

2.00 pm: Farmers protest against Land Acquisition Bill at Jantar Mantar, Delhi

1.44 pm: Manish Sisodia warns Ryan International School of strict action for asking teachers, students to join BJP

1.05 pm: AAP leader Prashanth Bushan denies report of his resignation from the party.

1.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi presents the Batukbhai Dikshit award to 13 Gujarati journalists.

12: 55 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee to receive first copy of book "Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy - Speaker's perspective".

12.45 pm: NHRC issues notice to Haryana Govt over reports of Hisar church attack.

12.40 pm: Former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde demands CBI investigation into DK Ravi's death.

12.35 pm: Noisy scenes in Karnataka Assembly over IAS officer's death, BJP MLAs demand CBI inquiry.

12.30 pm: BJP protest in Bangalore, demands CBI probe in IAS officer DK Ravi's death.

12.25 pm: HD Kumaraswamy blames Karnataka CM for running away from CBI inquiry on DK Ravi's death.

12.20 pm: BJP MLAs protest outside Bihar Assembly over drug scam.

12.15 pm: Karnataka Assembly adjourned on DK Ravi issue.

12.10 pm: Cardinal Baselios Cleemis to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerji today.

12.00 pm: Class 11 student jailed in UP, for an alleged 'anti-Azam' post on a social networking site.

11.40 am: Uproar in Jammu and Kashmir assembly during Governor's speech.

11.30 am: Robert Vadra expresses shock over Nun's rape, says, "It is a shame to answer the happenings in our country when abroad, as an Indian"

11.15 am: Cardinal Baselios Cleemis reaches Ranaghat to meet the septuagenarian nun.

11.00 am: NHRC issues notice to West Bengal state government over reports of the gang-rape on elderly nun in Nadia district.

10:30 am: Union Minister Sadananda Gowda to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today,to demand CBI inquiry into IAS officer DK Ravi's death case.

10:15 am: Kavinder Gupta elected as the Speaker of Jammu & Kashmir assembly.

9.40 am: BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa demands CBI probe in IAS officer DK Ravi's death.

9.30 am: Former CM Kumaraswamy takes on Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, says state govt trying to divert issue, will continue protest for CBI probe.

9.15 am: The White House received poisonous cyanide packed in an envelope [Package containing cyanide received by White House]

9.10 am: Congress calls for bandh in Chhattisgarh after police lathi charged protesters during 'Kisan Nyay Yatra'.

8.34 am: Sun powered aircraft 'Solar Impulse 2' takes off from Ahmedabad, will reach Varanasi later today.

8.28 am: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly budget session to begin today.

8.10 am: AAP may go national, say sources.

8.00 am: Local fast track court of Ghaziabad, UP, awards 20 years sentence to 2 & imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on each of them in a 2013 gangrape case.

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