New Delhi, Oct 12: The Bihar assembly elections 2015 begin today as pollitical parties wait in anticipation. A litmus test for Nitish Kumar, the polls will decide whether people go for caste-based governance or for infrastructural development.
Apart from this, get all the latest national and international updates here:
10: 03 pm: Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis disapproves of Sena's protests against launch of former Pak Foreign Min Khurshid Kasuri's book
9: 45 pm: Indian passengers stranded in Pakistan due to cancellation of Samjhauta Express, arrive in Amritsar: ANI report
8: 47 pm: Musical tribute to football legend Pele at the NSHM Knowledge Campus in Kolkata
8: 35 pm: What Shiv Sena did is dishonourable to Shivaji after whom they are named: Author Kiran Nagarkar
8: 13 pm: Theatre artist Maya Krishna Rao returns Sangeet Nataak Akademi award over Dadri incident
7: 50 pm: Home Ministry seeks report on Jammu and Kashmir High Court order on Article 370
7:18 pm: I thank you Sudheendra for what you did, and for asking me to be here says Naseeruddin Shah.
7:00 pm: It take immense courage to do what Mr.Kulkarni did this morning at the conference says Naseeruddin Shah.
6:52 pm: Heres my suggestion, dont trust United Nations Military Observer Group. There are people of repute in Pak and India says KM Kasuri.
6:40 pm: PM Modi made a promise of development, but we have to have peace. I hope PM realises that AB Vajpayee's route was the right one says KM Kasuri.
6:35 pm: I sent a copy of the book to LK Advani, Manmohan Singh, Natwar Singh, Yashwant Singh, President of India and the VP of India says KM Kasuri.
6:30 pm: Pandit Nehru visited Lahore because Hindus there were very angry over the partition says Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri.
6:28 pm: I want to thank CM of Maharashtra for having provided me excellent protection says Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri .
6:25 pm: I told Uddhav Thackeray that he shouldn't think that every Pakistani is anti- India says Sudheendra Kulkarni.
6:20 pm: Mumbai stands for India-Pak dialogue for peace, this function in the face of threats is vouching for that says Sudheendra Kulkarni.
6:15 pm: We should not let any organisation mar the values of Mumbai says Sudheendra Kulkarni.
6:00 pm: Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's book launch in Mumbai shortly.
5:30 pm: Voting ends for phase one of Bihar Polls.
5:00 pm: Shiv Sena accuses ORF chief Sudheendra Kulkarni, whose face was blackened by party activists, of being a "Pakistani agent".
4:40 pm: The 2015 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Angus Deaton.
4:15 pm: Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena has clarified that the decision of the party to end the protest against the launch of former Pakistan minister, Kasuri's book is a rumour. We have not withdrawn our protest, Raut clarified and what is being circulated is a rumour, he also added.
4:00 pm: Uddhav Thackeray spoke to Maha CM, decided that protest against Sudheendra Kulkarni will be called off, says Shiv Sena
3:40 pm: 49% poll percentage recorded till 3 pm for the first phase of Bihar Polls.
3:15 pm: 46% poll percentage recorded till 2 pm for the first phase of Bihar Polls.
3:00 pm: Four men detained by the police for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl last week.
2:30 pm: Mumbai Police takes Sudheendra Kulkarni to HN Reliance Foundation Hospital for a medical check up.
2:15 pm: Allahabad HC orders to demolish super tech apartment, Amrapali project & Jagat Taran project in Greater Noida within 2 months.
2:00 pm: Bihar polls, Polling percentage recorded till 1 pm- 39.01%.
1:40 pm: PM Modi addresses a rally in Bhabua, Bihar.
1:20 pm: Sahitya Akademi executive board calls an emergency meet on October 23rd.
1:00 pm: First phase of Bihar polls, Polling percentage recorded till 12 pm- 33.13%.
12:50 pm: LJP candidate Vijay Kumar escapes unhurt after shots were fired at him by unidentified men in Jamui, 1 man detained, interrogation on.
12:40 pm: IED blast near DC office in Shopian (J&K), no casualties reported, more details awaited.
12:30 pm: Off late we have seen an increase in cases of intolerance, this is against democracy, says LK Advani.
12:00 pm: J Jayalalithaa DA case, appeal in Supreme Court by Karnataka Govt adjourned till November 23.
11:55 am: PM Narendra Modi to address a rally in Jehanabad, Bihar.
11:50 am: Clash between NDA and Mahagatbandhan workers near booth number 156 in Jamui. Four injured.
11:45 am: Strengthening of relationship between India & Pakistan will be in interest of both the nations, says Khurshid Kasuri.
11:20 am: Case registered against 6 people at Sion police station for ink attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni.
11:00 am: Incidents like Dadri lynching "damage" image of NDA govt, RSS has nothing to do with them, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
10:45 am: 25-year old Former Ranjhi woman cricketer Durga Bhavani allegedly commits suicide at her residence in Vijayawada.
10:25 am: First phase of Bihar polls, Polling percentage recorded till 9AM - 12.82%.
10:00 am: 5 killed in NATO chopper crash in Afghanistan.
9:43 am: Ink attack on Kasuri book launch organiser Sudheendra Kulkarni, Shiv Sena under scanner
9:12 am: Singapore foreign affairs minister to visit India today
8:36 am: EC directs concerned District Magistrate to probe into alleged sting involving former Bihar Cabinet Minister Awadhesh Kushwaha
8:13 am: It feels really good, I'm very happy: Sania Mirza on winning China Open women's doubles
7:00 am: Voters line up outside a polling booth in Bhagalpur