Top Stories 3 pm, Feb 25: India vs Australia, First Test: India loses by 33 runs; 2 accused in police custody in Malyalam actress molestation case; PM Narendra Modi campaigns in Imphal

From India losing the first test against Australia at Pune by 333 runs to PM Narendra Modi's rally in Manipur, here are the top stories of the day by 3 pm.

India vs Australia, First Test: India loses by 33 runs

In the first test between India and Australia held at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India lost the game by 333 runs to Australia and the match ended on the third day itself. With this defeat, Voyage of team India of winning 19 continuous Test games in a row has come to an end. Australian spinner Steve O’Keefe became the prime destroyer who took a total of .. wickets in the first game of 4-match Test series. Read More

2 accused sent to police custody in Malayalam actress molestation case

In the abduction and molestation case of Malayalam actress Bhavana accused Sunil Kumar and Vijesh have been sent to police custody till March 5. However, two of the accused are still on run. The police have launched a massive manhunt post the widespread outrage over the incident and are making efforts to nab the accused. The prime suspect, in this case, is a goon Sunil Kumar aka Pulsar Suni who fled the scene after the incident.

2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case: NIA Jaipur court adjourns hearing till March 8

In a recent development, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court in Jaipur has adjourned the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blasts case until March 8. As per the chargesheet filed earlier, several radicalised Hindu associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had conducted a major blast at the Ajmer Dargah and Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad in retaliation for the attack on Amarnath Yatra in 2002.

Prime Narendra Modi on February 25 kick-started his poll campaign for upcoming Manipur elections, while attacking ruling Congress party here in Imphal, he said that in past 15 years there has been no development in the state and until North-East moves forward, the country’s progress will never be complete.

Manipur assembly elections 2017: What Cong didn’t do in 15 years, we’ll do in 15 months, says PM Narendra Modi in Imphal

“In past 15 years Manipur has been ruined and who is responsible for this. Congress did no development, do they deserve to be here now”, PM asked. Assuring people that BJP will do as much work as done by Congress in much lesser time, he said, “If BJP comes to power the party will do the same work in 15 months that the Congress did in past 15 years.”