2: 50 PM: Rahul Gandhi slams Narendra Modi for diverting attention of people, advises him to work for ‘development’

2: 40 PM: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ‘arbitrarily detained’, rules UN panel

12: 15 PM: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeks three weeks time from High Court, to respond in defamation case against him filed by Arun Jaitley in DDCA matter.

12 noon: An Islamic State sympathiser has been arrested in Delhi on Thursday.

11: 10 AM: Supreme Court dismisses plea of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary against Delhi High Court order asking him to vacate government accommodation. Court tells Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary “to have some dignity”.

10: 00 AM: MCD workers strike enters day 10. Workers protest in Delhi’s Bhajanpura area over non-payment of salary dues.

9: 30 AM: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj leaves for Sri Lanka for Joint Commission meeting in Colombo.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for Colombo on Friday morning on a two-day visit during. She will hold talks with the top Sri Lankan leadership and attend the 9th Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting to discuss key bilateral and regional issues.

After a cyclonic storm devastated 50 years ago, the road construction in Rameswaram Tamil Nadu to Dhanushkodi has been finally completed. COAS Gen Dalbir Singh expresses grief at the loss of lives in the Siachen Avalanche, also expresses his condolences to the families.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the International Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. Opposition walked out from Kerala assembly on Friday morning over solar scam issue. Kanyakumari–Bangalore Express was derailed between Somanayakanpatti and Patchur in Tamil Nadu in early morning on Friday. A woman gave birth to conjoined twins in Agra in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Coaches of a maintenance train derailed at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Station on Thursday morning. The track was later cleared. Lucknow Income Tax Department conducted raid at 8 branches of the restaurant ‘Tunday Kababi’ in Lucknow. Indian Team for the upcoming Asia Cup T20Itournament in Bangladesh and ICC World T20 to be chosen by BCCI today.

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