4: 50 PM: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar likely to visit China next month where the two sides would finalise hotline at Army HQ level along with local commanders level.

3: 35 PM: Pope Francis approves Mother Teresa elevation to sainthood. She will be canonized on September 4, 2016 in Rome.

2: 50 PM: Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid files bail plea in lower court.

2: 20 PM: Four people detained in connection with the murder of Congress worker Sunil Kumar in Alappuzha.

2: 10 PM: First group of Russian planes flies out of Syria base, says Russian defence ministry.

1: 20 PM: Congress worker Sunil Kumar hacked to death by alleged DYFI activists in Alappuzha.

12: 40 PM: Nine Pakistani fishermen repatriated via Attari-Wagah land route. Pakistan to repatriate about 200 Indian fishermen on March 21.

12: 20 PM: Hardik Patel’s bail plea rejected by Surat sessions court in connection with sedition case.

12: 20 PM: PIL filed against AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi under IPC 124 A in Allahabad High Court.

11: 40 AM: BSP Chief Mayawati demands Bharat Ratna for Kanshi Ram, says his sacrifice should be respected.

11: 35 AM: Aung San Suu Kyi’s close aide Htin Kyaw voted Myanmar’s next president.

11: 25 AM: Maharashtra Assembly adjourned for ten minutes after protest by opposition over Chhagan Bhujbal’s arrest by Enforcement Directorate.

11: 15 AM: NCP brought adjournment motion in lower house of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly opposing Chhagan Bhujbal arrest by ED.

 

10: 45 AM: ABVP’s Sourav Sharma receives Show-Cause notice issued by Office of Chief Proctor (JNU), in the matter of 9th February. Show-Cause notices asks Sourav Sharma to appear before the Committee & file a response by tomorrow evening.

10: 15 AM: Metro services affected on Violet Line (ITO- Escorts Mujesar) route due to technical glitch in track circuit.

9: 55 AM: Uttar Pradesh Police revokes the ban on DJ music systems playing for Holi festival celebrations.

9: 40 AM: Girl who was accompanied by a boy created ruckus at Kukatpally PS after two of their friends were held by police in a drunk driving case.

9: 25 AM: Congress to raise “Andhra Pradesh special status” issue in Lok Sabha today.

8: 55 AM: Six dead and 30 injured after bus rammed into a tree in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada late last night.

Mumbai, Mar 15: Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, Chhagan Bhujbal has been arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) on late Monday night in connection with Maharashtra Sadan scam. Chhagan Bhujbal will be produced before Special PMLA Court in Mumbai Sessions Court on Tuesday. Bhujbal was arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The NCP alleged vendetta politics by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the arrest of Chhagan Bhujbal. On the other hand, BJP leader Kirtit Somaiya hailed Bhujbal’s arrest. The ED probe follows a Bombay High Court ruling in January when it sought progress reports from the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau and the ED within four weeks on their investigations against the Bhujbals. Following Somaiya’s complaints, the ED had lodged two first information reports against the Bhujbals and others under the PMLA to probe the Maharashtra Sadan scam in New Delhi and the Kalina land grabbing scam in Mumbai.

The Maharashtra ACB had last month filed a chargesheet in the Mumbai Sessions Court against Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan construction scam. Chhagan is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate ( ED) in several cases of money laundering.