LATEST | PM Modi, Amit Shah hold BJP CEC meeting with Assam leaders

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 March 2019, 09:36 PM
Top stories of March 16, 2019.
Top stories of March 16, 2019.

BJP Central Election Committee will meet to finalise the first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. Candidates' names for Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal may be announced. The Congress Central Election Committee will also meet today. A A high-level team led by Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain to visit West Bengal, Tripura, Assam and Manipur from March 16-19 to review poll preparations. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is scheduled to address a rally in Dehradun, will also visit the families of Major Chitresh Bisht and Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal who were killed in Jammu and Kashmir days after the Pulwama terror attack. Stay tuned for all the latest news from around the world.

  Mar 16, 2019  21:35 (IST)

Apna Dal’s Krishna Patel faction joins Congress alliance for 2 Lok Sabha seats- Basti and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. Pankaj Niranjan Singh Chandel, the son-in-law of Krishna Patel, has taken membership of the Congress.

  Mar 16, 2019  21:34 (IST)

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah hold Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting with Assam leaders.

  Mar 16, 2019  17:29 (IST)

Delhi: Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Kiren Rijiju, and former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrive at BJP headquarters for the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting.

  Mar 16, 2019  17:29 (IST)

Bhubaneswar: Harish Chandra Panda (in saffron kurta), nephew of Odisha BJP President Basant Kumar Panda, joins Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in presence of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.

  Mar 16, 2019  17:29 (IST)

Hyderabad: Former MLA from Pithapuram Vanga Geetha and former TDP leader Adala Prabhakar Reddy join YSR Congress Party in presence of party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy.

  Mar 16, 2019  17:29 (IST)

Tirupati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu with his family visited Tirupati Balaji Temple earlier today.

  Mar 16, 2019  13:44 (IST)

Five people, including two women and a child, were killed and eight injured when a car skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. An SUV, carrying passengers from Chaderkote to Rajgarh, rolled down into the over 500-feet-deep gorge near Kunda nallah at 10.30 am, an official said. He said the locals along with the police launched a rescue operation and pulled out five bodies, which included that of two women and a child.

  Mar 16, 2019  13:41 (IST)

Nashidul Hamzafar is a resident of Kalpetta, Kerala. He was arrested by NIA on 18 Sept, 2018 after he was deported to Delhi from Afghanistan, where he was arrested by Afghan security agencies in Oct 2017 for illegally entry & attempt to join his co-conspirators, in ISIS/ Daish.

  Mar 16, 2019  13:41 (IST)

NIA: NIA files supplementary charge-sheet before Special Court for NIA Cases against accused Nashidul Hamzafar in connection with case related to criminal conspiracy hatched with intention of joining & furthering the objectives of the proscribed terrorist organization ISIS/ Daish.

  Mar 16, 2019  13:41 (IST)

Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police: A 3-year-old girl raped in Punjabi Bagh area allegedly by the father of a tuition teacher living in the victim's neighbourhood. The accused has been arrested. FIR registered.

  Mar 16, 2019  13:40 (IST)

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat in Lucknow: When Army works, it doesn't work on public suggestions. Army works according to the political decision. It is a well-thought political-decision which is followed by Army.

  Mar 16, 2019  13:40 (IST)

BJP MP Shyama Charan Gupta joins Samajwadi Party. He will be contesting Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from Banda constituency.

  Mar 16, 2019  12:36 (IST)

Karnataka: Deputy CM G Parameshwara says, "There is always a different opinion. People who are coming from the North of Bengaluru want this corridor. People of South say they don't want it. We will try to convince them."

  Mar 16, 2019  12:35 (IST)

Lucknow: JD(S) General Secretary Danish Ali, who until recently was involved in alliance negotiations with Congress and JD(S), joins Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

  Mar 16, 2019  12:16 (IST)

Tamil Nadu: CM Edappadi K Palaniswami meets DMDK Chief Captain Vijayakanth in Chennai.

  Mar 16, 2019  12:15 (IST)

Former MLA Sidharth Kuncalienker from Panaji after visiting Goa CM Manohar Parrikar today: His health condition is stable now. His regular medical check-up is underway.

  Mar 16, 2019  12:15 (IST)

Delhi: Special CBI court discharges all the accused in a Coal block case against Bajrang Ispat Ltd after the court found no solid ground to proceed in the case.

  Mar 16, 2019  12:08 (IST)

Former MLA Sidharth Kuncalienker from Panaji after visiting Goa CM Manohar Parrikar today: His health condition is stable now. His regular medical check-up is underway.

  Mar 16, 2019  12:08 (IST)

DCP Crime Branch: One arms and ammunition supplier, Amar Lal from Punjab, has been arrested. 2000 live cartridges have been recovered from his possession.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:59 (IST)

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh CM & TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu leaves for Chitoor for Tirupati darshan. He will launch campaign for the state assembly election after the darshan.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:57 (IST)

Sources on 2020 referendum: 2020 referendum is related to overseas Sikh community. India has conveyed to those countries that it's very miniscule part of Sikh community, overwhelming majority of Sikhs are peace loving & are focused on jobs & development.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:56 (IST)

Sources on Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan PM Imran Khan's declaration on TV about Kartarpur, the impression given to Sikh community that it was like generous offer; what India found in discussions is that they have a narrow limited focus. We're disappointed that the permit system is talked now. Pakistan PM Imran Khan's perceived generosity is not matched. No doubt, we are going ahead on Kartarpur. Our position is consistent, Pakistan has doubts.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:24 (IST)

China has formally submitted a bid to host the 2023 Asian Cup, state media said, another sign of the country's determination to eventually stage a football World Cup. China has hosted the Asian Cup once before, in 2004, but its latest attempt is significant because of President Xi Jinping's stated desire for the country to hold a World Cup.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:17 (IST)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter Scale hit Nicobar Islands region at 9.43 am today.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:11 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon D Prakash Rao - tea seller from Odisha's Cuttack who also runs school for children living in slums. He has been awarded in the field of Social Work - Affordable Education.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:11 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Basketball player Prashanti Singh.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:10 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon H. S. Phoolka in the field of Public Affairs.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:08 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Swapan Chaudhuri for the field of Art-Music-Tabla.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:08 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon actor Manoj Bajpayee.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:08 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award upon mountaineer Bachendri Pal.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:07 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award upon Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH, for the field of Trade & Industry - Food Processing.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:06 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award upon ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:04 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Vibhushan award upon folk singer Teejan Bai.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:01 (IST)

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri.

  Mar 16, 2019  11:00 (IST)

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Bombayla Devi Laishram for the field of Sports-Archery.

  Mar 16, 2019  10:59 (IST)

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon former cricketer Gautam Gambhir.

  Mar 16, 2019  09:54 (IST)

Odisha: Prakash Chandra Behera (file pic), Congress MLA from Salepur (Cuttack district), resigns from the primary membership of Congress party. He has sent his resignation to Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

  Mar 16, 2019  09:53 (IST)

PM Modi tweets a video, launching 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign & kick-starting BJP's campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. PM Modi will also interact with people from across the country on 31 March as part of the campaign. The polls will be held in 7 phases from 11 April-19 May.


  Mar 16, 2019  09:53 (IST)

Chhattisgarh: At least 4 people dead in a collision b/w truck & a car last night on NH-30 in Kondagaon. N Tekam, Kondagaon Collector, says,“Compensation of Rs. 25,000 each will be given to the families of those who died & free medical treatment for those injured in the accident.”

  Mar 16, 2019  09:02 (IST)

Lucknow: People thrashed an auto driver who allegedly molested a woman passenger in Gomti Nagar area on Saturday. Police say,"He molested the woman, she jumped out&got hurt. Driver&people who thrashed him were brought to police station, the woman sent to hospital. Further action to be taken.

  Mar 16, 2019  08:23 (IST)

Coast Guard officials: Indian Coast Guard ships Vikram and Shoor doused a major fire on board a ship, Sagar Sampada - carrying around 30 crew and 16 scientists, late last night off the Mangaluru coast in Karnataka. The ship is now being brought back to Mangaluru port.

  Mar 16, 2019  07:32 (IST)

'Superwoman' Lilly Singh, becomes first Indian-origin woman to host US late night show.


First Published: Saturday, March 16, 2019 06:55 AM
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