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7.50 pm: Union Cabinet meeting begins in Parliament.
7.40 pm: We are asking for SC monitoring investigation: Ahmed Patel, Congress on AgustaWestland deal.
7.33 pm: Congress stages walk out from Rajya Sabha after uproar during Defence Minister's statement on AgustaWestland deal.
7.30 pm: The President nominates Dr. Pranav Pandya to the Rajya Sabha.
7.28 pm: Vijay Mallya's resignation as MP accepted by Rajya Sabha.
7.20 pm: CBI registered an FIR in matter on 12th March 2013 based on reference made by Defence Ministry on 12th Feb 2013. But did not bother to forward a copy of FIR to ED for nine months: Manohar Parrikar in RS.
More strangely ED did not act on FIR till July 2014,it appears an invincible hand ws guiding actions or inactions by CBI & ED-Parrikar in RS— ANI (@ANI_news) May 4, 2016
7.10 pm: Light showers in Hyderabad amid soaring temperature.
7.05 pm: GoI (UPA) instead of taking action against company, adopted route of writing to External affairs Ministry, embassy & court: Manohar Parrikar in RS.
CAG report highlighted that allowed offsets were not compliant with DPP.Many Indian offsets partners were nt eligible-Manohar Parrikar in RS— ANI (@ANI_news) May 4, 2016
7.00 pm: She is not someone to commit suicide. It is a murder: Relative of the woman journalist who allegedly committed suicide in Faridabad.
She got married to Haryana Police SI Amit secretly&used to come with injury marks as he usd to assualt her: Relative pic.twitter.com/TbGEd8XPPr— ANI (@ANI_news) May 4, 2016
6.55 pm: CAG report has highlighted that allowed offsets were not compliant with DPR. Many Indian offsets were not eligible: Manohar Parrikar in RS.
6.50 pm: Fact that there was corruption in matter is brought out in extensive details in recent judgments of Milan court: Manohar Parrikar in RS.
6.45 pm: Country wants to know as to who instigated,supported and benefited from corruption. We can't let this pass: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in RS.
6.35 pm: After the first report in media on alleged scam in helicopter deal, we acted immediately, says AK Antony in Rajya Sabha on AgustaWestland.
6.15 pm: It is proved beyond doubt there is corruption in this deal, you (NDA Govt) have to act now,says AK Antony in Rajya Sabha on AgustaWestland deal.
6.00 pm: AM Singhvi almost convinced me with his argument, says Manohar Parrikar in Rajya Sabha on AgustaWestland.
5.55 pm: 5 magnitude earthquake jolt West Nepal
5.48 pm: CAG should not be used as a tool for political bickering, says Ahmed Patel (Congress) in Rajya Sabha on AgustaWestland.
5.45 pm: Delhi cabinet approves setting up of a memorial for late former president APJ Abdul Kalam in the capital.
5.40 pm: UP Roadways bus catches fire at Botanical Gardens, Noida. All passengers safe.
5.34 pm: We know their agenda and we are determined to fight and expose that agenda, says Anand Sharma, Congress in Rajya Sabha on AgustaWestland row.
5.33 pm: Gautam Khaitan admits during CBI questioning that he set up a shell company to recieve money from AgustaWestland, says CBI sources.
5.15 pm: What has been said here, attributing motives, insinuations, innuendos are without any foundation,malicious and motivated, says Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha.
5.00 pm: Special public prosecutor B V acharya will continue the rejoinder in the Jayalalithaa DA case on May 4.
4.57 pm: SC also asked MP Govt to immediately rehabilitate the 304 affected persons. Next date of hearing 11th May.
4.25 pm: CAG says that already present 8 helicpoters which was bought in 1988 was hardly utilised,what was need for this additional 4?, says S Swamy in Rajya Sabha.
4.15 pm: They didn't use AW101 aircraft (which was bought) for field trials but used some other helicopter, which is fraud in its itself,says S Swamy in Rajya Sabha
4.05 pm: Army apprehends 6 All Adivasi National Liberation Army terrorists in East Karbi Anglong (Assam) yesterday, arms and ammunitions recovered.
3.45 pm: Women rights groups hold protest rally against law student rape and murder in Kerala.
3.30 pm: My service record has been asked for (by the CBI), everything will be clarified after that, says Ashutosh Singh.
3.00 pm: Cooker blast by Maoists targeting security forces in Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) in early morning hours. No casualties or injuries reported.
2.37 pm: Here is an insecure ruling party trying to foist a charge of corruption on persons unconnected, says AM Singhvi, Congress in RS.
2.10 pm: The Supreme Court today sought to know why there is a difference in the value of Anchaneya printers in the affidavits filed by Sasikala Natrajan before the Suprme Court and High Court.
1.45 pm: Uproar in Rajya Sabha as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar started giving chronological details of AgustaWestland matter.
1.30 pm: Dramatic visuals of hotel building collapsing in UP.
1.10 pm: BJP Meenakshi Lekhi talks about law student rape and murder case in Kerala, in the Lok Sabha.
1.05 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM.
1.00 pm: Left democratic youth federation activist protest outside Deputy SP office over law college student rape case in Kerala.
12.45 pm: Law student rape and murder case: Kerala government decides to give Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the kin of the deceased girl.
12.30 pm: Kirit Somaiya raises Emaar MGF issue in LS, demands Rahul Gandhi to come clean on the issue.
12.15 pm: Rajya Sabha ethics committee recommends immediate expulsion of Vijay Mallya.
12.00 pm: They are most welcome, says Congress president Sonia Gandhi on being asked that BJP says they will present new revelations.
11.45 am: Damage caused due to heavy rain and dust storm that hit Jalpaiguri in West Bengal early this morning.
11.30 am: Uttarakhand HC Chief Justice KM Joseph transferred to Andhra HC, the bench headed by him had quashed the president's Rule in the state.
11.28 am: Big breakthrough in Vyapam scam, UP Special Task Force arrests main accused Ramesh Shivhare in Kanpur.
10.54 am: The Attorney General of India has told the Supreme Court that it is seriously considering the suggestion to hold a floor test in Uttarakhand. The court had yesterday said it was in favour of a floor test to be held in Uttarakhand.
We need 48 hours to decide on the floor test in Uttarakhand. Supreme Court adjourns hearing to Friday.
10.47 am: Gautam Khaitan reaches CBI HQ (Delhi) for questioning.
10.12 am: Former IAF Chief SP Tyagi reaches CBI Headquarters for questioning by CBI in the AgustaWestland case
10.08 am: 2 radical Muslim youth from Delhi and Saharanpur arrested in joint operation by IB and Delhi police.
9.48 am: PM Narendra Modi to hold meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, HM Rajnath Singh and Venkaiah Naidu ahead of Rajya Sabha session today.
9.25 am: 12 suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives are in the custody of the Delhi police which has also recovered Improvised Explosive Devices from them.
9.12 am: Swachh Bharat Mission: Government plans to 'totally clean' 50 cities by March 2017.
8.58 am: Congress Rajya Sabha strategy meeting to take place at 10:15 am in the Parliament.
8.30 am: Former IAF Chief SP Tyagi leaves from his residence for questioning by CBI in the AgustaWestland case.
8.00 am: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to meet today kin of student who was raped and murdered, in Perumbavoor.
7.55 am: Ahead of May 16 Assembly polls, paramilitary personnel arrive in Chennai for deployment for election duty
Tamil Nadu: Ahead of May16 Assembly polls, paramilitary personnel arrive in Chennai for deployment for election duty pic.twitter.com/Z6HLciaiWR— ANI (@ANI_news) May 4, 2016