New Delhi, April 17: Narendra Modi has raised the bar for trade, business and culture in his three-nation tour, while internal politics in India is on 'fire' when Rahul Gandhi appeared from his 58-days of slumber in nowhere.
Here are the latest national and international updates:
11.20 pm: World Bank chief praises Prime Minister Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana
11.00 pm: Car bomb targets US consulate in Iraq's Erbil
10.45 pm: More Yemen evacuees to arrive in Kochi on Saturday
10.30 pm: Will consider views of all constituent parties on 'Janata Parivar' merger, says Mulayam Singh Yadav
10.15 pm: Nobody will be allowed to break India's unity, says Rajnath Singh
10.00 pm: Actor lawmaker Sarath Kumar demands CBI probe into Chittoor encounter
9.30 pm: AAP's disciplinary panel sends show cause notice to rebel leaders; asks them to reply in two days
9.00 pm: Situation will be controlled in Kashmir: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh
8.50 pm: Modi asks ministries to highlight achievements
8.00 pm: Rahul Gandhi to meet farmers from different states at 11 am tomorrow
7.40 pm: Amit Shah asks North East leaders to take welfare schemes to grassroots level
7.30 pm: AAP to work with government to tackle graft in Delhi
7.10 pm: CBI officer Vivek Priyadarshi to head IPL scam probe team
7.00 pm: Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru becomes first cricket stadium to install rooftop solar plant
6.55 pm: India Government makes it mandatory for taxpayers to inform about their foreign trips while filing returns
6.40 pm: Home Ministry pressured J-K government to arrest Masarat Alam: BJP's Jitendra Singh
6.30 pm: Shiv Sena questions merger of 'Janata Parivar'
6.20 pm: CBI files supplementary charge sheet in Saradha chit fund case
6.00 pm: 'Shocked' but feeling proud, humbled that I am in TIME's influential people list: AirAsia chief
5.40 pm: Syed Ali Geelani calls for bandh in Kashmir Valley on April 18th
5.40 pm: Activists burn Pakistan flag in Varanasi
Varanasi: Protest against Pakistan pic.twitter.com/w8fOfIXDxb— ANI (@ANI_news) April 17, 2015
5.30 pm: BJP protests move to trifurcate Bengaluru civic body
5.00 pm: SC stays proceedings in two defamation cases against Arvind Kejriwal
4.50 pm: National Green Tribunal (NGT) issues notices to chief secretaries of all states and UTs seeking status on prevention of air pollution with regard to vehicular traffic.
4.30 pm: Blackbuck case: Court orders Salman Khan to be present in court on April 23
4.00 pm: It's very unfortunate that PDP led Govt has surrendered before BJP: Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
3.30 pm: Srinagar: Police stops protesters on their way for Tral march, clash between police and protesters.
3.00 pm: Law will take its own course,it's for BJP to answer on what basis it formed opportunistic alliance in J&K: Sitaram Yechury, CPIM on Masarat arrest
2.45 pm: The incidents which are happening since last some months,like churches being vandalized,a concerning matter for whole country: Anand Sharma, Congress
2.20 pm: AAP prepares list of allegations against Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan: CNN-IBN
2.05 pm: Rohtak college expels Kashmiri students studying under Modi's scholarship scheme over non payment of fee
1.40 pm: Chittoor encounter: Hyderabad High Court orders repostmortem on five more bodies
1.10 pm: Supreme Court extends former TN CM Jayalalithaa's bail till May 12 in the disproportionate assets case.
12.50 pm: A Jodhpur court sets April 23 as deadline for Salman Khan to appear before it to record statement in Arms Act case
12.45 pm: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to meet farmers tomorrow (PTI)
12.20 pm: Paralympic Committee of India suspended by world governing body over shoddy treatment meted out to athletes in Ghaziabad last month
11.48 am: Narayan Rane blames Congress for Maharashtra by poll defeat, says party plotted against him
11.25 am: Jabalpur HC stays MP Governor's arrest in Vyapam scam
10.35 am: I consider my visit to Canada successful: PM Modi
9.45 am: Masarat Alam brought to Shaheedgunj police station in Srinagar,J&K
Masarat Alam brought to Shaheedgunj police station in Srinagar,J&K (in pic: visuals of police station) pic.twitter.com/UH593oecb8— ANI (@ANI_news) April 17, 2015
9.10 am: The Centre is keeping a close watch on the situation: MoS PMO Jitendra Singh on separatist leader Masarat Alam's arrest.
8.55 am: Masarat Alam arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police
8.35 am: All India Congress Committee to meet today, Rahul Gandhi may attend the meeting
8:15 am: We've been placed under house arrest so that Tral program is not successful: Masarat Alam
8:00 am: Narendra Modi reaches Vancouver