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11.04 pm: Cong issues 3-line whip to all members in RS asking them to be present tomorrow,during PM's reply on Motion of Thanks to President's address.

11.03 pm: 10 Naxalites hv surrendered,out of them 6 were carrying reward of total 10 lakh on their head, says SRP Kalluri,Bastar IG

7.49 pm: Would urge both Govts (India-Pak) not to allow non-state actors, says Philip Hammond.

7.48 pm: We understand that there are many ppl who are trying to throw up reasons to not to take the dialogue forward, says Philip Hammond.

7.47 pm: We welcome steps that have been taken to create dialogue b/w India & Pak & for security of both nations, says Philip Hammond,British Foreign Secy.

7.46 pm: Pakistan has taken initiatives after Pathankot incident, says LtGen Abdul Qayyum (Chairman, Senate Standing Committee On Defence Production, Pak)

7.42 pm: Pakistan has taken initiatives after Pathankot incidentm says Lt Gen Abdul Qayyum (Chairman, Senate Standing Committee On Defence Production, Pak)

7.41 pm: We are also hopeful that Foreign Secretary level talks with India will also resume in the near future-, says Sartaj Aziz.

6:56 pm: Bail plea of Hardik Patel, arrested under charges of sedition, rejected by Ahmedabad (Gujarat) sessions court

6:55 pm: His bail petition has been rejected, we will now move to High Court, says Dinesh Chaudhary, Hardik Patel's lawyer.

6:40 pm: 87 Indian fishermen repatriated by Pakistan at Wagha border.

6:38 pm: UP CM's announcement in Assembly - every MLA to make active 200 hand pumps and build 10 houses for the needy under 'Lohia Awas Yojna'.

6.30 pm: First women fighter pilots under training in Hyderabad, to be inducted in Indian Air Force by June this year.

6.15 pm: High alert issued at Raja Bhoj Airport (Bhopal) from 8th to 12th March, visitors' entry barred.

5.55 pm: Pakistan delegation came yesterday, they have met DM and Inspector Gen of Police: MV Sridhar after meeing HM

5.50 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets award winners of 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2015'.

5.42 pm: Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini released on parole for three days (8,9,10) to attend post funeral rituals of her father.

5.40 pm: PM Narendra Modi will respond to the Motion of Thanks to the President for his address in RS tomorrow.

5.35 pm: We've brought in lot of welfare schemes to empower women in MP. For me, everyday is women's day, says Shivraj Chouhan, MP CM.

5.30 pm: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's road show in Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) on International Women's Day.

5.25 pm: We've never refused to provide security & Himachal Pradesh is capable of providing security, says Virbhadra Singh, CM, on Indo-Pak match.

5.15 pm: Adarsh Sharma who had put up posters offering reward of Rs 11 lakh to anyone who shoots Kanhaiya Kumar dead sent to 2 days police custody.

5.10 pm: Bijapur (Chhattisgarh): 10 Naxalites, including 2 women Naxalites, surrendered before Police today.

5.05 pm: No one has anything against the particular student who was arrested, says Arun Jaitley on JNU row.

4.50 pm: Attari Border: 87 Indian fishermen repatriated by Pakistan.

4.36 pm: This is what democracy is, and in a democracy one has to listen to every voice, says Mallikarjun Kharge (Congress) on EPF.

4.25 pm: Mumbai Women (of all religions) unite, demanding equal rights for women to access all places of worship.

4.20 pm: DDA has told the court today that we haven't violated any rules: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

4.10 pm: Ministry of Water Resources to reply to NGT's three questions tomorrow.

3.55 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav presents Rani Laxmi Bai Awards in Lucknow on International Women's Day.

3.50 pm: NGT hearing on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival to continue tomorrow.

3.48 pm: WB CM Mamata Banerjee's padyatra in Kolkata on the occasion of International Women's Day.

3.40 pm: 8 political leaders from different opposition parties issue joint statement accusing Government of harassing Allahabad University Students' Union President

3.23 pm: NGT hearing: Art of Living Foundation says 2- 3 lakh people expected at World Culture Festival, have advertised gathering of 35 lakh.

3.18 pm: Bihar Minister Abdul Ghafoor meets Mohd. Shahabuddin (who was sentenced to life imprisonment) in Siwan(Bihar) prison.

3.00 pm: Kanhaiya's grandfather in Begusarai sues Adarsh Sharma & Kuldeep Vaishnav (who put up posters offering reward to one who kills Kanhaiya).

2.30 pm: WB CM Mamata Banerjee holds a rally in Kolkata on the occasion of International Women's Day.

2.25 pm: Attari Border: Process of repatriation of 87 Indian fishermen started by Pakistan.

2.20 pm: Iran conducts fresh ballistic missile tests.

2.15 pm: Protest in Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh) ahead of India-Pakistan ICC

2.10 pm: Government should get Women's Reservation Bill passed in Lok Sabha which has already been passed from Rajya Sabha, says Sitarm Yechury in RS

2.02 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 3PM.

2.00 pm: Issue is change of mindset, law can only change the condition to an extent: Venkaiah Naidu on International Women's Day.

1.55 pm: We want Yamuna to be clean. We will not pollute the environment. We haven't cut a single tree, says Sri Sri Ravi shankar on World Culture Festival venue controversy.

1.40 pm: "My pressure did work," says Rahul Gandhi in Parliament on withdrawal of tax on EPF.

1.30 pm: "We will meet Maharashtra CM this week and urge him to take a decision on this", says Activist Trupti Desai.

1.25 pm: Activist Trupti Desai has been released by Police, Desai was detained today in early morning hours while on her way to Trimbakeshwar temple.

1.20 pm: CBI raids 10 locations in Jaipur, Udaipur and Delhi in an alleged Rs. 1000 crore (approx) bank fraud case.

1.12 pm: ED appeal against Sasikala Natrajan in FERA case dismissed by Supreme Court of India.

12.42 pm: Sonia Gandhi says "maximum governance" means giving women their due; seeks early passage of Women Reservation bill.

12.32 pm: Maximum governance involves expanding space for debate, expression of different point of view without inviting trouble: Sonia Gandhi.

12.17 pm: "We have decided to withdraw the proposed tax," Arun Jaitley says in Lok Sabha.

12.14 pm: Tax proposal for NPS scheme has been retained says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

12.09 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses Lok Sabha, clarifies statement on EPF Tax.

11.58 am: We're more than hopeful. Whatever is status on ground, has been communicated to them. Now decision is with them(Pakistan): MV Sridhar.

11.56 am: PCB delegation visited Dharamshala yesterday; They have inspected the entire premises: ICC WorldT20 2016 tournament Director MV Sridhar.

11.54 am: Sri Sri Ravishankar's event shouldn't be organized in that area. Any temporary/permanent structure can't be created there: Anand Arya, complainant.

11.48 am: Woman allegedly gang-raped in a private bus by the driver and conductor.

11.45 am: Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan rides a bike to the Parliament.

11.40 am: Yes, CBI has summoned my staff as well: Satyendra Kumar Jain on Rajendra Kumar alleged corruption case. 

11.35 am: MoU signing between Telangana & Maharashtra Government in Mumbai.

11.30 am: We still have faith that DMDK will join our alliance: DMK Chief M Karunanidhi.

11.25 am: Security will be very tight. If ex-servicemen protest we wont take action against them: HP CM Virbhadra Singh on India-Pak T20 match at Dharamshala.

11.20 am: A consortium of PSU banks including SBI moves SC for direction to stop Vijay Mallya to leave India. Matter to be heard tomorrow.

11:10 am: In reality marginalisation of women is still manifest in lack of equal social status: Rajya Sabha Chairman on International Womens Day.

11:05 am: We still have faith that DMDK will join our alliance: DMK Chief M Karunanidhi.

10:59 am: Security will be very tight. If ex-servicemen protest we wont take action against them: HP CM on India-Pak T20 match at Dharamshala.

10:52 am: Madurai Bench of Madras HC issues summons to actor Rajinikanth and film producers of "Lingaa" to appear in Court in person, today.

10:50 am: CPI(M) has given adjournment motion in Lok Sabha on situation due to threat to Kanhaiya Kumar.

10:45 am: Army personnel construct pontoon bridge in Delhi for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival.

10:42 am: A consortium of PSU banks moves SC seeking direction that industrialist Vijay Mallya is not allowed to leave India.

10:40 am: Congress leaders KC Venugopal has given adjournment motion in Lok Sabha on Chhattisgarh Church attack issue.

10:38 am: Appeal to the opposition to cooperate in passing legislations which are important for downtrodden, poor,farmers & women: Venkaiah Naidu.

10:36 am: Three women trainees have volunteered to join the fighter stream, they are under training: IAF Chief Arup Raha.

10:33 am: SC had asked Karisma Kapoor & her estranged husband Sunjay Kapur to appear before court to resolve their matrimonial dispute amicably.

10:30 am: Actor Karisma Kapoor reaches Supreme Court in Delhi.

10:25 am: Commuter train traveling from Central California to the San Francisco Bay Area derails, injuring at least 10 people (Source: AP)

10:22 am: Punjab Congress MLAs protest against State Govt outside State Assembly over Satluj-Yamuna link canal issue.

10:20 am: Congress to raise Raipur Church attack & EPF issue in Lok Sabha today.

10:15 am: I must thank Defence Min for having approved IAF's proposal to induct women as fighter pilots. And very soon on 18th June this year Indian Air Force will get its first woman fighter pilot: IAF Chief Arup Raha.

10:10 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to make statement in Lok Sabha on Employees Provident Fund (EPF) issue today.

10:05 am: WATCH: Passengers push Barmer-Kalka Express near the Barmer railway station as it got jammed on the track.

10.00 am: Indian Air Force will get its first woman fighter pilot on 18th of June this year: IAF Chief Arup Raha.

9.55 am: Agencies are working fine, hope we will get justice very soon: Mikhail Bora.

9.50 am: Three persons have died and two others injured in a crude bomb explosion at West Bengal's Murshidabad. A huge cache of explosives have been recovered from the site.

9:40 am: Home ministry has called a review meeting today to discuss security for India-Pak WT20 match in Dharamsala.

9:28 am: Not Arvind Kejriwal but sent summon notices to two staffers of Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar's office, says CBI.

9:02 am: CBI summons Delhi CM's staff "informally" on phone without notice, tweets Arvind kejriwal.

8:48 am: We asked her for help but she(Smriti Irani)didn't. Had she helped, my father would still be alive: Daughter of victim.

8.37 am: President Pranab Mukherjee to present the 'Nari Shakti Puraskars' today on the occasion of International Womens Day.

8.33 am: Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini's parole plea to come up for hearing at 10:30 am in Madras High Court today.

8.30 am: MHA calls a review meeting today to discuss security for India-Pakistan World T20 match at HPCA stadium in Dharamsala.

8.25 am: Activist Trupti Desai who was on her way to Trimbakeshwar temple, detained again by police in Nandur Shingote.

8.20 am: ICC World T20 kicks off today. 

8.15 am: Puri: Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sand art dedicated to women crew of AI173 for world's longest All-Women flight.

8.10 am: US Air Strikes kill over 150 millitants in Somalia.

8.05 am: A day to acknowledge& appreciate the huge contribution of Women in all walks of life & for the leadership provided in everything: Suresh Prabhu on Women's Day.

8.00 am: Our financial inclusion efforts, skill development initiatives & MUDRA Bank will empower our Nari Shakti to contribute to India's growth: PM Narendra Modi.

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