National and international news updates of March 23
Bengaluru, March 23: From Jammu to West Bengal politics, the Indian political phenomena offers some of the most diversifying news.
However, there are crucial updates from Asia, Europe and the West too that may change the political scenario worldwide.
Here are the latest news updates of the day:
10.30 pm: Government asked me to go to Pakistan National Day celebration: VK Singh
9.39 pm: I am myself a big fan of Shashi Kapoor: Chandrashekhar Pusalkar (grandson of Dadasaheb Phalke) on Dadasaheb Phalke award for Shashi Kapoor
9.27 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Manish Sisodia were sent invitation from Pakistan High Commission to attend Pakistan Day celebration
9.00 pm: Spectrum auction bids come down to Rs 1.05 lakh crore today from Rs 1.07 lakh crore previously (PTI)
8.40 pm: Mumbai Church attack: Devendra Fadnavis gives police 48 hrs to nab attackers
7.55 pm: General VK Singh leaves Pakistan Day celebrations immediately after photo-ops
7.40 pm: Pak National Day celebrations: V K Singh at the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi
Pak National Day celebrations: V K Singh at the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/ONMwuFtbbp— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2015
6.55 pm: Supreme Court verdict tomorrow on validity of controversial IT Act that directs jail for objectionable comments on social media.
6.30 pm: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor will be given prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution in Indian cinema.
6.15 pm: BJP has clear stand that bilateral talks will happen between India and Pak but trilateral won't, says BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh.
6.00 pm: Mild seismic tremor hits certain areas in Western Uttar Pradesh.
Amritsar (Punjab): PM Narendra Modi visits The Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). pic.twitter.com/U8ejBbv81J— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2015
PM Narendra Modi at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. pic.twitter.com/VBaQqfVpwI— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2015
5.30 pm: "There is no evidence as such on the murder so far, thats why entire family members, brother & son are with me", says Shashi Tharoor on Sunanda Pushkar death.
5.00 pm: They (Congress) should have done it (ordered CBI probe) in the initial state: Sadananda Gowda (Union Law Min) on IAS DK Ravi death case.
4.30 pm: Jaat leaders meet BJP President Amit Shah on reservation issue
Delhi: Jaat Leaders Meet BJP President Amit Shah regarding Jaat reservation issue pic.twitter.com/vNnj20o7pa— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2015
4.20 pm: Have retrieved some deleted evidence from blackberry, twitter etc, will see if there was any intentional deletion of texts: BS Bassi, Delhi CP on Sunanda Pushkar death case
3.55 pm: PM Modi pays homage to martyrs at Hussainiwala memorial in Punjab
PM paying homage at the Samadhi Statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at National Martyrs Memorial pic.twitter.com/fv8xhLZAp1— PIB India (@PIB_India) March 23, 2015
3.00 pm: Bihar Speaker warns members against use of mobile phones inside House
2.30 pm: BJP's Ravindra Raina says AFSPA is the need of the hour
2.00 pm: NCP MLAs walk out from Maharashtra Assembly over Navi Mumbai church attack issue
1.00 pm: Narendra Modi writes to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan Day
12. 45 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh refuses to comment on Pakistan HC's invite to Hurriyat leaders on Pak national day
11.55 am: I won't be attending Pakistan Day celebrations due to health issues, will send my colleagues: Masarat Alam
No I won't be attending due to health issues, will send my colleagues: Masarat Alam on invite for Pak National Day pic.twitter.com/gX1Y29ez7w— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2015
11.30 am: I have decided to hand over DK Ravi case to CBI: Siddaramaiah
10.50 am: India-China Special Representatives level talks begin in Delhi
10.40 am: Sonia Gandhi writes to IAS officer DK Ravi's wife, assures fair probe
10.30 am: Six arrested for attack on Jabalpur church, granted bail
10:06 am: Sensex recovers 108 points in early trade on value-buying.
10:02 am: Anna Hazare pays tribute to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru in Khatkar Kalan, Punjab.
Anna Hazare pays tribute to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru in Khatkar Kalan, Punjab pic.twitter.com/jtyz7Qc0Dn— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2015
Anna Hazare pays tribute to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru in Khatkar Kalan, Punjab pic.twitter.com/aZGo0Jsnvr— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2015
9:55 am: Uproar in Kerala Assembly over suspension of 5 opposition MLAs, opposition also demands resignation of KM Mani.
Trivandrum: Uproar in Kerala Assembly over suspension of 5 opposition MLAs, opp also demands resignation of KM Mani pic.twitter.com/diL6oD7rrw— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2015
9:33 pm: In Punjab today. Will pay homage to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru at Hussainiwala & will go to Golden Temple & Jallianwala Bagh, tweeted PM.
Preparations underway ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Firozpur (Punjab). pic.twitter.com/Q24WqbkZym— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2015
9:14 am: India and China to hold the 18th round of border talks in Delhi today.
9:01 am: In this hour of bereavement, our prayers are with Mr. Lee Kuan Yew's family &the people of Singapore. May his soul rest in peace, said PM Modi.
8:44 am: Separatist leader Masarat Alam invited to Pakistan Day celebrations in Delhi, but will not attend.
8:21 am: Observe Shahid Diwas on March 23 as 'Desh Diwas' and do "good work" for the country in the memory of the martyrs, said Kejriwal.
8:15 am: Canada PM to talk to NATO head about expanding IS mission.
8:00 am: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's First Prime Minister (1965), died today at the age of 91