Catch all the latest news and updates here.3 Dead in Encounter in Bihar's Bahlopur
Three people died and three were captured in an encounter with police in Bihar’s Bahlolpur, Vaishali on Saturday, 16 March.
MS Dhillon, SP Vaishali said, “We had received information on the presence of criminals here. In the ensuing encounter, 3 were killed & 3 were captured. 2 AK-47s & pistols have been recovered from them.”
(Source: ANI)Canada: Members of Pashtun, Mohajir, Sindhi, Kashmiri Groups Protest Against Human Rights Violations by Pak
Members of Pashtun, Mohajir, Sindhi and Kashmiri groups protested in Toronto, Canada on Saturday against the human rights violations by Pakistan.
They also held a seminar.
(Source: ANI)YSRCP Announces Nine Lok Sabha Candidates
The YSR Congress Party on Saturday night announced candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh.
YSRCP president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has once again fielded his cousin Y.S. Avinash Reddy from Kadapa seat, which the latter won in 2014. Sitting MP P. Mithun Reddy will contest again from Rajampeta constituency. The remaining candidates are new.
(Source: IANS)BJP Holds Late Night Meeting, Likely to Announce First List of Candidates Soon
The BJP on Saturday, 16 March, deliberated on finalising the names of candidates for Lok Sabha elections, particularly for constituencies where polling will be held in the first phase.
The names were discussed at the party's central election committee attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party Amit Shah.
Sources said the discussion was held on seats in Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttarakhand and the seven northeastern states.
(Source: PTI)Bihar NDA Leaders to Announce Seat Sharing
NDA leaders of Bihar will hold a press conference later today at JD(U) office in Patna for announcement of seat sharing in Bihar.
(Source: ANI)Priyanka Gandhi Arrives in Lucknow
Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives in Lucknow, to hold meeting with party workers today.
She will take a three-day, 140 km long 'ganga-yatra' on a steamer boat, starting tomorrow, from Chhatnag in Prayagraj to Assi Ghat in Varanasi.
(Source: ANI)Sheena Bora Murder Case Accused Peter Mukerjea Hospitalised
Peter Mukerjea was admitted to JJ Hospital after he complained of chest pain.
An accused in Sheena Bora murder case, Mukerjea is currently lodged in Arthur Road jail.
(Source: ANI)Cong Announces Candidates for 5 Reserved LS Seats in Chhattisgarh
The Congress has announced its candidates for five out of the total 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh, giving a chance to three of its sitting MLAs.
The names of candidates for Surguja, Bastar, Raigarh and Kanker seats, reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Janjgir-Champa, which is allocated to a Scheduled Caste (SCs) candidate, were declared late Saturday night.
(Source: PTI)'This Matter Will be Resolved, This is Only Technical Hold': Chinese Ambassador on Masood Azhar
Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui while speaking on the issue of banning Masood Azhar said “This matter (Masood Azhar on UNSC 1267 list) will be resolved, this is only a technical hold which means there is time for continued consultations. It will be resolved believe me.”
While speaking to the ANI he said that “we understand India’s concerns and are optimistic this matter will be resolved,” and that they “fully believe” in the matter.
“After Wuhan summit last year the two way cooperation is on the right track, on fast track. We're satisfied with this cooperation, optimistic about the future,” he said.
(Source: ANI)5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Lombok Region
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia's Lombok region at 07:07 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) today.
(Source: ANI)Pinaki Chandra Ghose Likely to be India's First Lokpal: Reports
Former Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose is likely to be India’s first Lokpal, says reports.
(Source: CNN News18)AAP Announces 7th Candidate for LS Polls
AAP on Sunday announced its 7th candidate for the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi.
Balbir Singh Jakhar is to contest from West Delhi.
(Source: PTI)BJP-JD(U) Seal Seat Share Alliance in Bihar
The Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United) sealed seat share alliance on Sunday.
The BJP and the JD(U) to contest on 17 seats each, whereas the LJP will contest on six seats in Bihar. JD(U) clarifies that Lok Jan Shakti Party to contest on parliamentary constituency of Nawada.
JD(U) to contest on LS constituencies of Valmiki nagar, Sitamarhi, Jhanjharpur, Siwan, Bhagalpur, Kishanganj, Supaul, Katihar, Munger, Nawada, Jehanabad, Nalanda, Katihar, Gopalganj, Madhepura, Banka, Gaya, Karakat and Jehanabad, JD(U) state president Vashisht Narain Singh confirmed.
(Source: ANI)'Suspicious Package' Shutters New Zealand's Dunedin Airport
'Suspicious package' shutters New Zealand's Dunedin airport: news agency AFP quoting police.Cong to Leave 7 Seats for SP-BSP-RLD Alliance in UP
The Congress on Sunday announced it will not contest on seven seats in UP for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and leave them for the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in the state.
“We are leaving seven seats vacant for SP, BSP and RLD. These include Mainpuri, Kannauj, Firozabad and whatever seats Mayawati ji & RLD's Jayant ji and Ajit Singh contest from,” Raj Babbar announced while addressing the media.
The party will also leave two seats for Apna Dal.
The decision is being seen as returning the favour of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance that decided not to contest from the Congress bastion Amethi and Rai Bareli in the state.BJP Releases List of Candidates for Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh
The BJP release its list of candidates for 123 seats of Andhra Pradesh and 54 seats of Arunachal Pradesh.At Least 8 Dead in Suspected Jihadist Attack in Mali
At least eight dead in suspected jihadist attack on Mali army camp. More details awaited.
(Source: AFP)MNS to Not Contest 2019 LS Polls
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) issued a statement saying it has decided not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
(Source: ANI)DMK Releases List for 20 Tamil Nadu LS Seats, A Raja to Contest from Nilgiris
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has released a list of 20 candidates for Lok Sabha elections.
Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi to contest from Tuticorin while former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran to be DMK candidate from Chennai Central.
Another former Telecom Minister, A Raja, to contest from Nilgiris.
(Source: ANI)'Clear Similarities Between Ethiopia & Lion Air Crashes', Says Ethiopian Min
Ethiopian minister said Black box data shows "clear similarities" between Ethiopia and Lion Air crashes.Man Armed with Baseball Bat and Knife Shouts Racist Comments as He Attacks Teenager
The Independent reported that police in Stanswell, Surrey in England have declared a terrorist incident following a 1-year-old man was stabbed in an attack.
“Whilst this investigation is still in its infancy, it has hallmarks of a terror event, inspired by the far right, and therefore it has been declared a terrorism incident,” said Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu.Four Killed in Train Blast in Pakistan's Resource-Rich Baluchistan
Four people were killed and 10 injured in Pakistan on Sunday when a bomb went off on a train track in the resource-rich province of Baluchistan, where separatist rebels have been fighting the security forces for years.
(Source: Reuters)Boeing "Finalizing" Mcas Update After Ethiopia Crash
Boeing "finalizing" MCAS update after Ethiopia crash, reported AFP.