New Delhi, March 2: Get the latest national and international updates here:
11.23 pm: Gunfight on with Hizbul terrorists at Tral area of south Kashmir.
11.08 pm: Gujarat govt admits in the Legislative Assembly that as many as 68 posts of IAS officers were lying vacant (PTI).
10.10 pm: Kanhaiya is mentally very strong, he asked us all to be normal: Manikant, Kanhaiya's brother to NDTV.
10.00 pm: 'Dark & Ugly' secrets and conspiracies hatched by Cong are coming out in open: Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP on Rahul Gandhi's 'Fair & Lovely' remark.
9.37 pm: An Armyman was killed this morning in an accident involving speeding Audi car in Delhi Cantt.
9.33 pm: Indonesia lifts tsunami warning issued after powerful offshore earthquake.
8.20 pm: 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia, tsunami alert issued
7:30 pm: For that we'll have to sit down and discuss matter: Spl public prosecutor Anil Soni on being asked if they'll challenge Delhi HC's order in SC.
7:15 pm: Court only granted 6 months interim bail to Kanhaiya and said further probe to continue, says Anil Soni,Spl public prosecutor.
7:00 pm: He should not mislead the House, says Rajnath Singh on Rahul Gandhi's remarks about Naga accord.
6:45 pm: Kanhaiya Kumar granted interim bail for 6 months by Delhi High Court on JNU Row.
6:30 pm: Major 8.2 magnitude quake strikes southwest of Indonesia , says USGS
6:25 pm: Raising questions now is not correct, I reject all kinds of scepticism on the matter, says Former Special Director IB.
6:10 pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad,D Raja and Anand Sharma have given calling attention motion for tomorrow in Rajya Sabha on HRD MoS Ram Shankar Katheria issue.
6:09 pm: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah hands over watch (approx 70 lakh) to the Assembly Speaker.
6:00 pm: This is an act of desperation, we will give a befitting reply-Ajay Chandrakar,Chhattisgarh HM on Narayanpur incident
5:41 pm: BJP and AGP to fight elections together in Assam.
5:30 pm: They (Congress) are talking about terrorism, the whole country knows how the #IshratJahan case was handled-Prahlad Joshi,BJP in Lok Sabha.
5:20 pm: Don't know if Rahul ji was giving vote of thanks to President or speaking in a rally-Prahlad Joshi,BJP in Lok Sabha.
5:19 pm: Pak directly attacked this country in Mumbai (26/11). Almost 200 people were murdered and butchered, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
5:15 pm: Don't know if Rahul was giving vote of thanks to President or speaking in a rally, says Prahlad Joshi, BJP in Lok Sabha.
5:00 pm: PM didn't consult the armed forces, he didn't consult the officials, I don't think he even discussed with Sushma, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
4:56 pm: We learn and We do not claim to know everything, says Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
4:55 pm: I had heard Kanhaiya Kumar's whole speech, not a word in his speech was anti-national-Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
4:30 pm: Expensive 'gift' controversy: Siddaramaiah donates watch to Cabinet Hall.
4.18 pm: It was clear from day one that these outfits were related to terrorist groups, says AK Jain (Former Joint Secy-MHA) on IshratJaha.
3.59 pm: Delhi: Student groups protest against JNU Row and Rohith Vemula suicide case at Mandi House.
3.40 pm: BJP had promised fixing of Minimum Support Price, before elections, now they have backtracked. It was a 'jumla'-Ghulam Nabi Azad in RS.
3.27 pm: Nobody, absolutely nobody however powerful he is, will be spared, if found guilty, says FM Jaitley statement on Aircel-Maxis case in LS.
3.26 pm: As result of series of raid conducted by ED&Income tax Dept,lot of incriminating things have been seized, says FM stmnt on Aircel-Maxis case in LS.
3.24 pm: Govt declassified all available classified files related to Netaji SC Bose & transferred these files to NAI for permanent retention.
3.08 pm: Jalalabad blasts: All 4 terrorists killed, Mopping up operations being conducted
2:53 pm: Arun Jaitley to reply in Lok Sabha on Aircel-Maxis issue
2:18 pm: Centre blames Northeast states for non-completion of projects on time
2:13 pm: Six injured in the Jalalabad blast have been taken to hospital, says Afghan Media
2:05 pm: 23 Maoists who were active since 2004 surrender in Jagdalpur.
1:57 pm: ITBP men engage attackers in gunfire at Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
1:55 pm: Woman found dead in Gacchibowli area in Telangana. A case has been registered and investigation is underway.
1:33 pm: At least two explosions, gunfire heard near Indian, other foreign consulates in eastern Afghan city Jalalabad.
1.11 pm: Court orders State Govt to grant licenses to dance bars by March 15 in Maharashtra dance bar issue.
1.03 pm: Politics should not be played over sports, says Anurag Thakur, BCCI Secy on India- Pak match in Dharamshala T20WorldCup.
12.59 pm: Girl commits suicide by hanging self in Guna of MP, the student had to appear for class 10th board examination today. However, the Police investigation is on.
12.48 pm: Mortal remains of the porter were located 130 feet deep by the rescue team. The porter had fell in the crevasse on Feb 27, says Army on Siachen.
12.47 pm: Another case of shame is of GK Pillai, he took illegal orders from a Minister,he should be prosecuted, says RB Sreekumar.
12.28 pm: Shame that Mr. RVS Mani came under pressure to change affidavit then and is revealing it now-RB Sreekumar,Former Gujarat Intelligence Chief
9.54 am: I had done only about the antecedents of Ishrat Jahan, says RVS Mani, Former Under Secy( Internal Security, MHA).
9.53 am: I was not posted in 2004 in MHA, I came in 2005 or so, says RVS Mani, Former Under Secy( Internal Security, MHA).
9.52 am: If inquiry into cross fire or encounter was the only mandate of the SIT, why was I called for the investigation, says RVS Mani.
9.50 am: I have seen the file, will use the word "cross fire" not encounter, says RVS Mani.
9.42 am: Centre had filed an affidavit, why was affidavit changed? The then PM&HM needs to answer, says Venkaiah Naidu.
9.38 am: I did not give in to his (Satish Verma) pressures, says RVS Mani.
9.37 am: I said that is not the truth, I am competent. I don't require a IB Officer to walk in and say sign the affidavit, says RVS Mani.
9.36 am: Satish Verma kept on telling me that you say Rajendra Kumar brought the affidavit and you signed it, he kept harping on that, says RVS Mani.
9.35 am: After that he (Satish Verma) started narrating nonsense,became physical after 4. He had put cigarette butts on my thighs, says RVS Mani.
9.34 am: In 2013 I was hauled up and harassed.On 23rd,I drafted a note & sent it to my superiors.Immediate result was many fellows chased me, says RVS Mani.
9.25 am: Interrogation had started around 9 am,then IG Satish Verma joined interrogation at 10:30am, went upto 2:30-3 pm in polite manner, says RVS Mani.
9.24 am: Mr. Pillai is a an officer of high integrity. I have no reason to disbelieve what he has said, have much more reason to believe, says RVS Mani.
9.23 am: Cabinet meeting scheduled to take place in the Parliament at 6:00 PM, today.
9.22 am: I drafted the first affidavit, it was a clear & exact affidavit. It was based on documents we had on file, says RVS Mani.
8.50 am: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi to chair a meeting today in Delhi on 2017 Assembly polls in UP, Strategist Prashant Kishor to also attend the meet.
8.25 am: Ayutthaya:Buddhists from all over the world gathered in Thailand y'day to meet on how to promote values of Buddhism.
8.12 am: 8 persons injured as bus overturned at Eastern Express Highway (Mumbai) last night.
8.05 am: Its is not that these things have been revealed by Mani now. These were informed during UPA Govt's rule, says Kanwar BB Singh(RVS Mani's lawyer).
8.04 am: Mani had written to senior officers about torture by Satish Verma (CBI Officer) during investigation, says Kanwar BB Singh.
Mani had written to senior officers about torture by Satish Verma (CBI Officer) during investigation-Kanwar BB Singh pic.twitter.com/yZrPzCOIxP— ANI (@ANI_news) March 2, 2016
7.51 am: After 40 days of filing 1st affidavit, RVS Mani was asked to sign another affidavit & submit it before court, says RVS Mani's lawyer on Ishrat Jahan case.
7.50 am: He prepared draft (first affidavit filed in Aug 2009),it went to the minister, then it went to Law Ministry, approved, says RVS Mani's lawyer.
7.49 am: CBI officer Satish Verma used abusive language for RVS Mani, also called him names, alleges RVS Mani's lawyer.
7.48 am: In Ahmedabad, a CBI officer Satish Verma asked him so many questions and turned aggressive, says Kanwar BB Sing. lawyer of Verma in Ishrat Jahan case.