Follow news updates on Thursday, Jan 15: Tharoor breaks silence, lashes out at media
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11:00 pm: First of all I welcome BJP that they publicly accepted they do not have an honest face to compete with Arvind Kejriwal-Kumar Vishvaas
9:52 pm: The then Central Union minister Tharoor lost his wife and that is why this case is being sensationalized: P R Jaikrishnan
9:09 pm: Mukul Roy is the largest witness in Saradha scam & shud help expose the internal matters, but he has instead put it on halt:Rahul Sinha(BJP)
I do not agree that Sunanda was suffering from depression or wanted to kill herself: Amar Singh on Sunanda Pushkar pic.twitter.com/MBStnYUtdb— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
8:30 pm: Cong candidature for Delhi Assembly polls: Sharmistha Mukherjee ( D/o Prez Pranab Mukherjee) to contest from Greater Kailash
8:06 pm: Cong releases its 3rd list of candidates for Delhi Assembly polls
Delhi needs strong governance today, we all must work together to make it a world-class city: Kiran Bedi, BJP pic.twitter.com/7B1y1g6KLu— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
7.00 pm: "He did not come to the Press Conference. We have filed criminal defamation & an official complaint to EC already", says Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhay on Arvind Kejriwal.
6.50 pm: "We suspect terrorists could try and create trouble ahead of President Obama's visit", says Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister.
6.45 pm: Delhi: BJP election committee meeting underway
6.40 pm: "Kiran Bedi's recent move is in contrast to her earlier stand", says AAP leader Somnath Bharti on Kiran Bedi joining BJP.
Delhi: Andhra Pradesh CM, N Chandrababu Naidu meets PM Modi at Prime Minister's Office pic.twitter.com/a0b7bJ4gy3— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
6.30 pm: "Kiran Bedi joining BJP is in itself welcoming move.We give chance to talent, give chance to women", says BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
6.25 pm: Within minutes of Shashi Tharoor calling media 'obnoxious', Delhi Police Commisioner acknowledges that facts coming out from media being noted.
6.15 pm: An ugly spat on an Air India flight has come under the scanner of the Delhi police probing the murder of Sunanda Pushkar. [Read more]
6.00 pm: "Meri Dilli, bahut kuch karna hai", says Kiran Bedi on joining BJP.
5.45 pm: "It is shocking and sad at the same time", says Congress leader Ajay Maken on Kiran Bedi joining BJP.
When PM sent that tweet(congratulating on LS win),I was taken aback,that was very gracious thing to do:Shashi Tharoor pic.twitter.com/TRYBBnwWaI— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
5.20 pm: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor praises PM Narendra Modi during a press conference in Kolkata, West Bengal, says he was touched by PM's praise.
I have been fond of Kiran Bedi ji. I always tried to convince her that she shud join politics. I am happy she did it today.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 15, 2015
5.10 pm: BJP CEC meeting on Delhi elections to be held on 19th January: Sources
5.00 pm: Congress leader JP Aggarwal says, " Whatever BJP is doing is out of desperation, don't think it will have any impact."
4.55 pm: AAP leader Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh congratulate Kiran Bedi for joining BJP.
4.50 pm: "Kiran ji was against party politics during India against corruption movement, she seemed to hv changed her point of view", says AAP leader Atishi Marlena.
4.45 pm: AAP sharpens attack on Satish Upadhyay, says he was getting money from power companies
4.40 pm: After BJP's masterstroke plan, Aam Aadmi Party addresses news conference, levels fresh charge against Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay.
BJP has given me an opportunity to return back everything I got, to the nation, I'm in mission mode now: Kiran Bedi pic.twitter.com/HprU30cbMR— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
Mujhe kaam karna ata hai aur kaam karwana bhi ata hai, hum mil kar kaam karenge aur mil kar karwaenge bhi: Kiran Bedi pic.twitter.com/8staqHzd4a— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
4.30 pm: Kiran Bedi addresses media shortly after joining the BJP at the party headquarters.
Very grateful to PM for reposing his faith in me,I'm here today because of his inspirational leadership: Kiran Bedi pic.twitter.com/GgFBPy5m9q— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
4.25 pm: Amit Shah keeps suspense over who will be the face of Delhi CM candidate and from which seat Kiran Bedi would contest elections, says Party's parliamentary board will decide it.
4.20 pm: "I extend my heartiest wishes to Kiran Bedi ji for joining BJP, her presence will strengthen our Delhi unit", says BJP President Amit Shah.
Delhi: Kiran Bedi joins Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of Party President Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/D6FqHYans1— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
4.15 pm: Kiran Bedi formally joins BJP.
4.00 pm: Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley, Dr. Harshvardhan, Satish Upadhyay, Kiran Bedi & Prabhat Jha at BJP Party office.
Delhi: Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley, Dr. Harshvardhan, Satish Upadhyay, Kiran Bedi & Prabhat Jha at BJP Party office pic.twitter.com/2ekgGiZNsy— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
BJP President Amit Shah and Kiran Bedi arrive at Party office in Delhi pic.twitter.com/jxiYE9rVtM— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
3:45 pm: Clash between TMC and ABVP over nominations viz-a-viz student union polls at Bagdogra in West Bengal.
3:31 pm: In next few days definitely he too will be questioned, said Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi about Shashi Tharoor in connection with Sunanda Pushkar murder case.
3:12 pm: A day after a church was vandalised in west Delhi, cops arrest 3 people. Delhi Police add that the men arrested have no political links.
2:56 pm: Satish Upadhyay has to save his skin, so he will certainly say that he will file a defamation case. Let him, said Arvind Kejriwal.
2:37 pm: Indian Army issued high alert in all schools in Jammu and Kashmir saying the militants may carry terror attack ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India. Obama is scheduled to visit the country Republic Day on Jan 26.
2:21 pm: BJP to meet Election Commission to complain against Arvind Kejriwal who accused the party's chief in Delhi Satish Upadhyay of corruption.
2:01 pm: Bollywood veteran actress Jaya Prada joined BJP and said, "It is a pride to join BJP. It is a happiest day of my life."
1:33 pm: I want to expose Aam Aadmi Party for what it is and I will do whatever I can to that effect, said former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi.
1:07 pm: TMC workers protest after TMC leader Mukul Roy was summoned by CBI in Saradha Chit fund scam in Kolkata.
12:45 pm: Encounter underway between militants & Army in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir.
12:21 pm: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi had interfered into the probe of Sunanda Pushkar death case in 2013. She alleged had used her channel through the then home minister Sushilkumar Shinde.
12:10 pm: 2 terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district, south Kashmir.
12:01 pm: Rate cut will leave more money in the hands of people for greater spending and help in reviving investment cycle, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
11:34 am: According to Pakistani media, Pakistan to ban Haqqani Network, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD).
11:12 am: Arvind Kejriwal to submit proof against Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay.
10:35 am: Encounter between security forces and militants underway in Shopian's Kharot.
10:14 am: Bihu celebrations in Guwahati.
Bihu celebrations in Guwahati pic.twitter.com/vMVia1hOA3— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
10:11 am: Pongal celebrations in Chennai.
Pongal celebrations in Chennai pic.twitter.com/D1gsBiuTo8— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
10:03 am: Worshipers take holy dip, offer prayers on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Allahabad(UP): Worshipers take holy dip, offer prayers on the occasion of Makar Sankranti pic.twitter.com/fubNGrFr1E— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
9:55 am: Let him got to the court. Judgement will help us as Arvind Kejriwal has evidence against him, said AAP leader Somnath Bharti in connection with allegations against Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay.
9:25 am: All three service chiefs pay tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Army Day in Delhi.
Delhi : All three service chiefs pay tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Army Day pic.twitter.com/ff84sLFIqg— ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2015
9:20 am: BJP likely to release its 1st list of candidates for Delhi Assembly polls.
9:15 am: Polluting River Yamuna can now attract a fine of Rs 5,000.
9:10 am: Australian bowler Brett Lee announces his retirement from all forms of cricket.
9:00 am: RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75% with immediate effect, cash reserve ratio remains unchanged at 4%.
8:35 am: Sri Lanka to release 15 Pondy fishermen as Pongal gift.
8:15 am: Cristiano Ronaldo's son is a Lionel Messi fan!