Bengaluru, Oct 16: Voting began on Friday, Oct 16 in the second of the five-phase assembly elections in Bihar.
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9: 20 pm: Pune: FIR filed against Ranveer Singh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali
8: 44 pm: Collegium system needs reform. Need an independent & transparent body for appointments: Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate,SC
8: 17 pm: CBI resgisters case against Ex- BCCI President AC Muthiah and others for causing alleged loss of Rs 274 crore to IDBI Bank
7: 50 pm: Militant hideout busted by security forces & police in Chapryian-Saujiyan forest, Poonch (J&K); huge cache of arms & ammunition recovered.
7: 20 pm: Test flight of Nirbhay, long range subsonic tactical cruise missile aborted after over 11 minutes of flight: Defence Ministry
6:50 pm: Govt to buy 30,000 & 10,000 metric ton of 'Toor' and 'Urad' dal resp from farmers,will be used as buffer stock says MoS Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan.
6:17 pm: Overall polling percentage recorded for second phase of Bihar polls is 55%: Umesh Sinha, Dy Election Commissioner.
6:01 pm: Hindi litterateur from Varanasi Kashi Nath Singh to return his Sahitya Akademi award in protest over Dadri incident and MM Kalburgi's murder.
6:00 pm: possible consequences and implications that statement can have on integrity & unity of the country says Deepender Hooda.
5:41 pm: Ceiling fan falls on Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election rally in Motihari, Bihar.
5:27 pm: One third of electricity bill of agricultural pumps also to be waved off. Govt to establish spl centres to purchase agricultural products.
5:10 pm: Football legend Pele at Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi.
5:05 pm: Lahore-Delhi Bus stopped at the Attari Border by Sikh agitators since morning to mark protest over alleged desecration of religious text.
5:00 pm: Second phase of Bihar Polls: Polling ends in Jehanabad.
4:40 pm: Drought declared in 14,708 villages in Maharashtra.
4:30 pm: Prima facie it appears there was a leak in LPG cylinder,cause will be known after forensic team arrives here, says Raosaheb Shinde, Additional CP.
4:00 pm: Pakistan flags seen Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar (J&K); protesters pelt stones at police.
3:45 pm: Louis Berger case, High Court dismisses crime branch's appeal challenging Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's anticipatory bail.
3:30 pm: 8 dead and several injured after fire in Kinara hotel in Kurla, Mumbai.
3:15 pm: Pakistani family allegedly denied entry in Mumbai hotels, spends the night on streets.
Pakistani family allegedly denied entry in Mumbai hotels, spends the night on streets. pic.twitter.com/pGwdb2sh40— ANI (@ANI_news) October 16, 2015
2:50 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation on radio through 'Mann ki Baat' on October 25th.
2:30 pm: All Maggi samples have cleared test by three laboratories, maggi noodles are safe, says Nestle.
2:15 pm: Special CBI Court dismisses Madhu Koda's plea seeking summoning of Former PM Manmohan Singh in coal scam case.
2:10 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls a meeting of all BJP Spox in the Finance Ministry to brief on the NJAC judgement, meeting underway.
2.00 pm: LG calls a meeting on 20th Oct of Delhi HC Chief Justice ,CM Kejriwal & leader of opposition Vijender Gupta to finalise name of Lokayukta of Delhi.
1.50 pm: Supreme Court order permitting voluntary use of Aadhar is a positive step forward: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
1.45 pm: Polling percentage of 42.6% seen until 1 pm for the second phase of Bihar polls.
1.35 pm: Firing at a bus stand in Pulwama (J&K), 2 civilians injured. More details awaited.
1.30 pm: Historic decision by SC on NJAC: Hans Raj Bhardwaj, Former Union Law Minister.
1.20 pm: The Court said that there should be transparency in the appointment. Now Par'l and Govt will decide what to do: AG Mukul Rohatgi.
1.10 pm: Massive fire breaks out at Dum Dum substation of Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation, 12 fire tenders on the spot.
12:50 pm: We respect the judiciary, says Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP
12:30 pm: Polling percentage of 36.27% seen until 12 noon for the second phase of Bihar polls.
12:15 pm: Hebrew University confers Honorary Doctorate on President Pranab Mukherjee.
12:00 pm: We have to go through the text, will talk to law officers, senior colleagues & PM,then we will decide, says Sadanand Gowda.
11:50 am: Surprised by SC verdict. Will consult PM, senior colleagues. NJAC supported by both Houses, says Law Minister Sadananda Gowda.
11:40 am: My words have been misconstrued and twisted, says Haryana CM ML Khattar on his statement on beef/Muslims
11:30 am: RTI should be used, first and foremost, to better the process of governance, says Modi.
11.18 am: Today I feel there is a limitation to RTI, we know of the process but not the end product: PM Modi.
10.58 am: Supreme Court declares National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) unconstitutional.
10.40 am: SC upholds collegium system of appointment of judges, strikes down constitutional amendment that introduced NJAC.
10.20 am: 10.76% voter turnout recorded till 9am, Rohtas highest with 12.87%.
9.37 am: UN owes India an amount of US $85 million for its contribution towards peacekeeping operations.
9.22 am: 5.83% voter turnout recorded till 8am in Bihar.
8.40 am: Search ops on in Sopore since 6 am today morning for militants suspected to be hiding there. 22RR and SOG Sopore on job. More details awaited.
8.20 am: Ajmer railway official receives threat letter saying that the station will be blown up by incoming Ernakulam express.
8.06 am: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu advances to the quarter finals of the Denmark Open.
7.55 am: Bomb threat received for a train going from Ajmer to Ernakulam. CID and GRP teams at the spot to investigate.
7.45 am: Indian Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi wins prestigious Harvard 'Humanitarian of the Year' Award.
7.30 am: 16 year old Muddu Thirthahalli returned her Karnataka Sahitya Akademi award.
Shimoga (Karnataka): 16 year old Muddu Thirthahalli returned her Karnataka Sahitya Akademi award pic.twitter.com/g6xJKlXaYv— ANI (@ANI_news) October 16, 2015
7.10 am: BSF celebrates its 50th year as "Golden Jubilee Year", Baba Ramdev conducts sessions of yoga for BSF jawans.
BSF celebrates its 50th year as “Golden Jubilee Year”, Baba Ramdev conducts sessions of yoga for BSF jawans. pic.twitter.com/VhiQ7YTsGE— ANI (@ANI_news) October 16, 2015
7.00 am: Polling at 32 assembly seats begins in six districts of Bihar.