Top Stories 3 pm, March 6: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally at Khushipur; Pak based terror group carried out 26/11 Mumbai attacks; India struggling on day 3

From PM Narendra Modi's last day of campaign in Varanasi to Indian batsmen struggling against Australia, here are the top stories of the day by 3 pm

UP elections 2017 Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally at Khushipur on 3rd Day

At the last day of the 3-day campaign in Varanasi for the eighth and the final phase polling in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Khushipur. Earlier today, PM Modi visited the Gadwaghat Ashram where he met Mahant Sharananand of Gadhwaghat Ashram and later he also visited the Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial situated in Ram Nagar where he paid homage to the former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. He also conducted a roadshow which was followed by thousand of people across the streets. Carrying BJP flags and shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi’, they waved at Modi, who acknowledged their greetings and waved back at them. Read More

Ex-Pak NSA claims 26/11 attacks in Mumbai was carried out by Pak-based terror group

Pakistan’s former National Security Advisor (NSA) Gen. Mahmud Ali Durrani stated that the terror attack happened in Mumbai on 26/11 was carried out by a Pakistan-based terror outfit and was a classic trans-border attack. While speaking in 19th Asian Security Conference held in New Delhi on March 6 he revealed these facts about the Mumbai attacks which had killed 166 civilians, 18 security personnel and injuring several others. Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also spoke in this event which had a theme “Combating Terrorism: Evolving an Asian Response”, where he asked the Asian nations for taking strict actions against terrorism and described it as the most serious threat. Read More

India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3: India fights hard to set challenging target for Aussies

After the tea break, Team India resumed their innings at a score of 122/4 with Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara in the third session. In the second innings, the top order was seen in a better and calculated position as per the way they were attempting the shots. Opener KL Rahul once again scored a supportive half century but was dismissed by Steve O’Keefe after he had scored 51. Again, no batsmen apart from Rahul could take it too far as India faced a quick downfall and 4 wickets were extracted early by the Aussies. Once again, skipper Virat Kohli didn’t do much big and was dismissed at 15 by Josh Hazlewood. Read More