Top news in brief: March 27

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Bangalore, March 27: Follow the top stories of the day in brief here:

10.00 pm: RSS gives BJP go ahead to field Smriti Irani against Rahul Gandhi, reveal sources.

9.30 pm: I am confident I will win and Arun Jaitley will lose, says Captain Amarinder Singh.

8. 30 pm: It is going to be absolutely impossible for anyone to defeat Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli and Amethi, says Sanjay Jha.

7.45 pm: Sources said Congress leader Digvijay Singh not keen on taking on Narendra Modi from Varanasi seat.

7.30 pm: National Conference leaders Farooq and Omar Abdullah are not keen to join the UPA if it comes to power again.

6.55 pm: Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni skips news conference in Dhaka.

6.00 pm: India declared polio-free by WHO.

5.49 pm: Indian abstains from vote on US resolution on Sri Lanka.

5.31 pm; SP replaces candidate from Lucknow, fields Abhishek Mishra against BJP's Rajnath SIngh. 

5.25 pm: Sunil Gavaskar open to fill in BCCI chief Srinivasan's shoes. 

5.11pm: Though unofficial, BJP's most probable candidate from Rae Bareli, Uma Bharti begins campaign in Jhansi.

4.54 pm: Amarinder takes a dig at Arun Jaitley , says Jaitley one of the core members of the '160 club.'

4.35 pm: Narendra Modi addresses mega rally in Gaya, Bihar.

4.14 pm: Commotion breaks out at Narendra Modi's rally venue in Gaya, Bihar. People are seen throwing shoes. Police resorts to mild lathicharge. Modi to address rally shortly.

3:44 pm: Saha says it can not afford Rs 10,000 crore surety for Subrata Roy's release. Subrata Roy to remain in jail till April 3.

3:38 pm: BJP's voices concern over blasts before Modi rallies

3.15 pm: Sources say BJP is likely to field Smriti Irani against Rahul Gandhi and Kumar Vishwas from Varanasi.

3.10 pm: BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla evasive over Srinivasan issue.

2.40 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Assam, says the north-eastern state doesn't require a Gujarat model for development.

2:36 pm: Congress complains to Election Commission against the use of slogan Har Har Modi by BJP supporters.

2.25 pm: Centre in favour of commuting death term of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment.

1.50 pm: Sunil Gavaskar or any other experienced cricketer should take up as BCCI chief, apex court tells the cricket governing body.

1:38 pm: Youth slaps Congress MLA at an election meeting in Hisar

1:21 pm: I am quitting as ‪BCCI‬ president, Srinivasan tells SC.

12.30pm: Haryana government plane catches fire. Reports earlier suggested that Haryana governor was taken to hospital.

11:39 am: Teesta Setalvad plans moving High Court to evade arrest

11.35 am: Narendra Modi to hold rallies in Jharkhand and Bihar, whereas Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Assam.

11:20 am: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar gets clean chit from EC on poll code violation

10:52 am: Missing jet: Search suspended due to bad weather

10:43 am: AAP accuses Ajay Maken of Rs 1,000 crore scam in Delhi

10:25 am: Army clerk spying for Pakistan's ISI arrested in Punjab

9:50 am: Centre asks for ban on Gmail, Facebook in government offices

9:45 am: Narendra Modi to address poll rallies in Bihar, Jharkhand today

9:20 am: Maoists blow up two mobile towers in Gaya in Bihar ahead of Narendra Modi's visit

8:47 am: Major accident on Pune-Mumbai expressway, passenger bus and truck charred

8:00 am: 2 suicide bombers from Pakistan held in Gorakhpur. Reportedly their target was Narendra Modi.

8:00 am: DMK ready for post-poll alliance with Congress: Karunanidhi

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