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News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 15 Mar 2019, 11:20:08 PM
Top stories of March 15, 2019.

Top stories of March 15, 2019.

New Delhi:

Congress Central Election Committee to meet today. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Odisha in the run-up to the general elections. The BJP Central Election Committee is also likely to meet today. The US is considering targeted measures against human rights violations in China. Stay tuned for all the latest news from around the world.

Federer and Nadal to clash in Indian Wells semi-final.

Fire breaks out at plastic waste godown in Coimbatore



Patiala House Court allows Enforcement Directorate to interrogate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in Agusta Westland case. Talwar is in judicial custody as per jail rules. The ED can question him from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 6 pm.

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi's Patiala House Court has asked the Delhi Police to file a reply on interim order which was passed by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate restraining prosecution &investigating agency from sharing documents of the case with third party or outsider.

Karnataka: Sumalatha, wife of late Congress leader MH Ambareesh after meeting BJP leader SM Krishna, says, "I will be firmly announcing what I am going to do, on 18 March. Congress has let their own workers & leaders down by this decision (to give Mandya Lok Sabha seat to JDS )."

ED today approached Delhi's Patiala House Court seeking permission to interrogate Altaf Shah alias Altaf Fantoosh with two others in Tihar Jail in connection with terror funding case involving Hafiz Saeed. Altaf Shah is the son in law of Separatist SAS Geelani.

Pakistan: Former ISI official commits suicide after NAB files reference.

The Supreme Court issues notice to Election Commission on petitions filed by VK Sasikala and TTV Dhinakaran challenging order of Delhi HC dismissing their petitions in connection with a dispute over AIADMK ‘two leaves’ election symbol case. The Supreme Court seeks the Election Commission’s response before March 25.


DMK Chief MK Stalin: Constituencies from where DMK will contest include Thoothukudi, Chennai South, Chennai Central, Kanchipuram, Nilgiris, Pollachi. MDMK -Erode. Congress from Krishnagiri, Trichy, Theni, Puducherry. CPM- Coimbatore and Madurai, CPI- Tirupur and Nagapattinam.







Supreme Court declines to entertain a plea filed by a woman seeking police protection & permission to approach Delhi High Court for legal remedies with her allegations of gang rape against four persons, including Pema Khandu, the present Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge to boycott Lokpal Selection Committee meeting today. In letter to PM says ' A special invitee would not have rights of participation in process of Lokpal and I cannot accept the opposition being made voiceless in this critical matter'.

CBI seeks dismissal of plea by ex-Cong leader Sajjan Kumar challenging life-term awarded to him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. 

Reuters: France says it has decided to freeze the French assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar.

Mumbai: Remaining portions, including the metallic frame of the bridge, will be removed today. The slabs were removed last night after a part of a foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapsed yesterday.

Supreme Court stays Meghalaya High Court’s contempt order against The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher, Shobha Chaudhuri for publishing articles on the perks and facilities for retired judges and their families.

Rahul Gandhi during his interaction with healthcare professionals in Raipur: Healthcare is, in a sense, a foundation. So, we've to ensure that the foundation is built firmly. Congress govt in 2019 is dramatically going to increase the amount of money we put into healthcare and education

Congress President Rahul Gandhi during his interaction with healthcare professionals in Raipur: India is transitioning from a rural system to urban system. There is a massive shift that is taking place. It's a traumatic shift.

Andhra Pradesh: CM Chandrababu Naidu’s son & state IT Minister Nara Lokesh offers prayers at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Jamia Masjid & a church in Mangalagiri.



SC issues notice to Election Commission on a plea of DMK seeking direction to EC to notify by-elections and publish the schedule of elections in Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram and Thiruparankundram assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, along with other by-elections to be held on April 18.


DCP Special Cell(Delhi Police): Southern and Northern range of Special Cell has recovered 83 kg heroin worth Rs 332 crore in the international market. 10 people have been arrested.







Delhi: BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting to be held tomorrow.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also asked Election Commission to depute a senior officer to assist the court and posted the matter for next hearing on March 25.

Supreme Court issues notice to the Election Commission on plea of 21 Opposition parties seeking direction that 50 per cent EVM results are matched and crosschecked with VVPATs before the declaration of results in the upcoming General Elections.

Four people in custody after shooters target two Christchurch mosques.

Reuters: Investigators of Ethiopian air crash found a piece of the stabilizer with trim in an unusual position similar to Lion Air crashed jet in October 2018.

Spot-fixing case: Supreme Court asked the BCCI to reconsider its order of life ban on S Sreesanth.

Himachal Pradesh: Visuals of fresh snowfall from Mandhol village in Shimla district.



Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu): More than 2000 Indian pilgrims begin their journey to Katchatheevu Island to attend two-day long annual St. Anthony's Church Festival in Sri Lanka.



Associated Press: New Zealand police say they have defused a number of improvised explosive devices found on vehicles after the Mosque shootings.

YS Vivekananda Reddy (in pic), YSR Congress party leader and former minister of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, passed away due to heart attack, in Kadapa. He was the brother of former Chief Minister late YS Rajasekhara Reddy.



Himachal Pradesh: Avalanche hit Tandi village in Lahaul and Spiti district. No injury reported.



TS Singh Deo, Chhattisgarh Health Minister: There is no need for more infrastructure. We can do a lot with the current 170 Community Health Centres. We can increase it with the requirement. Every village is being covered by the health workers. CM has given assurance to help.



TS Singh Deo, Chhattisgarh Health Minister: Ayushman Bharat is insurance-based model in which taxpayers money is given to insurance companies. Instead of insurance companies where some irregularities are reported, we should provide quality healthcare to ppl based on our infrastructure.

J&K terror funding case: National Investigation Agency has issued fresh summons for Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Naseem Geelani for 18th and 19th March.

AFP News Agency: Media in New Zealand report shooting at a second mosque in the city of Christchurch.

Jacinda Ardern,NZ Prime Minister on shooting at a Mosque in Christchurch: This is one of New Zealand's darkest days. It was an unprecedented act of violence. Police has apprehended a person, but I don't have further details of him yet.

A Russian cosmonaut and two US astronauts have arrived at the ISS aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, five months after the failed launch of a rocket carrying two of the passengers.

A global day of student protests aimed at spurring world leaders into action on climate change to protect the planet for future generations kicks off in Australia and New Zealand. 

Armed police in New Zealand swarm central Christchurch amid reports of a shooting at a mosque in the South Island city, as local media report multiple casualties.

RSS economic wing SJM urges PM Narendra Modi to withdraw 'most favoured nation' status of China.

J&K Police: One individual was shot dead by terrorists in Gulzarpora, Awantipora last night. He has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Lone, a resident of Dogripora. Initial investigation revealed that he was forcibly taken away by terrorists & shot dead. Case registered.

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First Published : 15 Mar 2019, 06:33:24 AM