Saturday, March 2, 2024

Former CM Kamal Nath leaves from Chhindwara to join Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) | March 2, 2024 2:57:06 PM IST
Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath left from Chhidwara on Saturday to join Congress leader Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra which is scheduled to enter the state today. ... read..

Himachal: Disqualified Congress MLA Rana signals dissatisfaction with state govt; hints at 'potential topple'
Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 2, 2024 2:56:55 PM IST
Expressing complete dissatisfaction with the present Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu-led Congress government in Himachal Pradesh, Rajinder Rana, one of the six disqualified Congress MLAs, said on Saturday that many other MLAs have contacted them and that the gover ... read..

Pitbull attacks 7-yr-old in Delhi, owner booked
New Delhi | March 2, 2024 2:56:46 PM IST
A seven-year-old girl sustained multiple injuries after she was attacked by a pitbull in Delhi's Jagatpuri, police said on Saturday. ... read..

Despite efforts by 'conspirators,' Himachal Pradesh government is stable: Digvijaya Singh
Morena (Madhya Pradesh) | March 2, 2024 1:57:34 PM IST
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh apparently targetting the BJP said that despite efforts by "conspirators contracted to topple the government," in Himachal Pradesh, the state government led by his party remains stable. ... read..

"Crime & corruption flourished under TMC's rule": PM Modi slams Mamata Banerjee
Krishananagar (West Bengal) | March 2, 2024 1:57:24 PM IST
In a sharp attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that "crime and corruption have flourished under the Trinamool Congress' misrule" in West Bengal. ... read..

Jaipur Metro should be developed as model across country: Rajasthan CM Bhajanlal Sharma
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | March 2, 2024 1:57:15 PM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma held a meeting with officials of Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) Limited regarding the new phase of the metro and gave instructions to make a fresh Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the metro extension from S ... read..

Rajasthan: District collector conducts surprise inspection at Jalore District Jail
Jalore (Rajasthan) | March 2, 2024 1:57:08 PM IST
The Jalore district collector, Pooja Partha and Superintendent of Police, Gyanchandra Yadav, conducted a surprise inspection in the Jalore district jail on Saturday, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. ... read..

PM Modi launches multi-developmental projects in West Bengal
Krishnanagar (West Bengal) | March 2, 2024 12:56:51 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth Rs 15,000 crore in Krishnanagar city in West Bengal's Nadia District on Saturday. ... read..

Defence Ministry signs deal with Indian firm to upgrade Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft simulator
New Delhi | March 2, 2024 12:56:46 PM IST
The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with an Indian firm to upgrade the simulators of the Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force. ... read..

"She is running everywhere to save party, its leaders": BJP MP Dilip Ghosh on Modi-Mamata meeting
Kharagpur (West Bengal) | March 2, 2024 12:56:42 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party's West Bengal MP Dilip Ghosh has questioned the motive for chief minister Mamata Banerjee's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the latter did so as part of efforts to "save" her Trinamool Congress party followin ... read..

"Railways part of glorious history of Bengal, but..." PM Modi
Krishnanagar (West Bengal) | March 2, 2024 12:56:35 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Indian railways are a part of the glorious history of West Bengal, and the historical progress that it had achieved could not be properly maintained after independence. ... read..

Bengaluru cafe blast: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah assures action, urges opposition not to politicize
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 2, 2024 12:56:30 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday assured appropriate action in the blast incident that took place at Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru, and asked the opposition BJP not to indulge in politics over this matter. ... read..

Bengaluru cafe blast: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to chair meeting with top police officials today
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 2, 2024 11:56:04 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called a meeting of senior police officers on Saturday afternoon in connection with the blast incident that took place at Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru on Friday. ... read..

Rajasthan BJP chief CP Joshi announces new state leaders ahead of upcoming LS polls
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | March 2, 2024 11:56:00 AM IST
Ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Rajasthan unit president CP Joshi has announced the formation of a new state team, bringing about significant changes. ... read..

Mumbai Customs seize gold worth Rs 8.7 cr over three days
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 2, 2024 11:55:56 AM IST
Mumbai Customs department seized over 15.89 kg gold valued at approximately 8.07 crore across thirteen different cases within three days, the Airport Commissionerate said in a statement. ... read..

TN Chief Election Officer flags off 'Pedal for Vote Cyclothon' in Chennai to increase awareness among voters
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 2, 2024 10:56:16 AM IST
In a bid to spread awareness among voters, Tamil Nadu Chief Election Officer Sathyabratha Sahoo flagged off the 'Pedal for Vote Cyclothon' at Marina beach in Chennai on Saturday morning. ... read..

Delhi witnesses sudden change in weather, wakes up to light rain
New Delhi | March 2, 2024 10:56:12 AM IST
Delhi witnessed a sudden change in weather as the national capital woke up to light-intensity rainfall on Saturday morning. ... read..

Lok Sabha Polls: Uttarakhand Chief Election Officer orders increased monitoring of liquor sales and seizures
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 2, 2024 10:56:08 AM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Electoral Officer BVRC Purushottam has instructed Excise Commissioner Prashant Arya to increase monitoring of the sale and seizure of liquor across the state in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra to enter Madhya Pradesh today
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | March 2, 2024 10:55:55 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi-led 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' is scheduled to enter Madhya Pradesh through Morena district on Saturday. ... read..

Assam govt expresses gratitude to PM Modi, Ashwini Vaishnaw for approving semiconductor unit in state
Guwahati (Assam) | March 2, 2024 9:57:06 AM IST
The Assam Cabinet has expressed its gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for giving the nod to set up a semiconductor Assembly Testing Marking and Packing (ATMP) unit in Assam. ... read..

PM Modi to launch multiple development projects in West Bengal, Bihar today
New Delhi | March 2, 2024 9:57:01 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, lay the foundation stone of and dedicate to the nation multiple development projects worth crores in West Bengal and Bihar on Saturday. ... read..

'Fight against Naxals is at decisive juncture': Chhattisgarh CM after BJP leader killed in Bijapur
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) | March 2, 2024 9:56:57 AM IST
After a local leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was killed by suspected Naxalites in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur on Friday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai has said that their fight against Naxals is at a "decisive juncture." ... read..

J-K: One killed after tanker collides with hillside in Udhampur
Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 2, 2024 9:56:51 AM IST
One person was killed after a tanker collided with the hillside on Jammu Srinagar National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur, police said on Saturday. ... read..

"Loved it here, can't wait to come back": Rihanna leaves Jamnagar after Anant Ambani's pre-wedding bash
Jamnagar (Gujarat) | March 2, 2024 8:55:36 AM IST
After an electrifying show at Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's extravagant pre-wedding celebration, pop sensation Rihanna expressed her pleasure at having attended the grand event and said that she could not wait to return to the country soon. ... read..

"India to produce 30 per cent of world's milk by 2030": National Dairy Development Board
Guwahati (Assam) | March 2, 2024 7:54:57 AM IST
The Chairman and Managing Director of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Meenesh Shah, said that India's milk production will increase to 30 per cent of the total production in the world by 2030 and that the country will be producing one third o ... read..

Three operatives, including woman of Lawrence Bishnoi gang arrested by Punjab Police
Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 2, 2024 7:54:54 AM IST
In a breakthrough, the Chandigarh Crime Branch in Punjab has apprehended three more operatives of the Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar Gang. ... read..

Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar bus terminal
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | March 2, 2024 6:55:13 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar bus terminal at Baramunda in the state capital on Friday. ... read..

Journalists protests FIR against video journalist in Chennai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 2, 2024 5:55:05 AM IST
Journalists staged a protest in front of the Chennai Commissioner's office for reportedly registering an FIR complaint against a private Tamil channel video journalist who was allegedly attacked by DMK functionaries earlier regarding the coverage of a dru ... read..

Delhi govt to provide three time meals to people in night shelters, agency to be issued tender soon
New Delhi | March 2, 2024 5:55:01 AM IST
The Delhi government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has decided to provide free meals three times a day to residents of all the night shelters in Delhi. ... read..

"Won't spare land mafia," assures Assam CM Sarma to crying woman
Guwahati (Assam) | March 2, 2024 4:56:44 AM IST
Responding to a local woman who came pleading before Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, claiming that her property was unlawfully captured, Sarma assured the lady that stringent action would be taken against the accused and that the land mafia in t ... read..

Rameshwaram cafe blast: "Incident could have been averted," says Pralhad Joshi, seeks NIA probe
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 2, 2024 3:56:33 AM IST
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi condemned the massive explosion that took place at the popular Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru and sought an NIA investigation into the incident that left as many as 10 people injured on Friday. ... read..

Nitin Gadkari serves legal notice to Congress for sharing clipped video from interview, demands apology
New Delhi | March 2, 2024 3:56:27 AM IST
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has sent a legal notice to Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Jairam Ramesh for sharing a 19-second clip from his interview on social media with the intent to "create confusion, sensation, and disrepute" the BJP leader. ... read..

Maharahstra: Man arrested with drugs worth over Rs 2 crore in Pune
Pune (Maharashtra) | March 2, 2024 3:56:24 AM IST
In a major crackdown, the Pune police arrested a 32-year-old man with 2.38 kg of drugs worth over Rs 2 crore from Pimpri Chinchwad in Pune district. ... read..

Lok Sabha polls: Yuvraj Singh denies media reports of him contesting from Gurdaspur
New Delhi | March 2, 2024 3:56:20 AM IST
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has refuted media reports of him contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Punjab's Gurdaspur constituency and said that he would continue helping people through his 'You We Can' foundation. ... read..

Bengaluru: Pralhad Joshi, Yediyurappa, and Karnataka Guv meet victims of Rameshwaram Cafe blast
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 2, 2024 3:56:18 AM IST
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, along with Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and BJP leader Vijayendra Yediyurappa, met the victims of the Rameshwaram Cafe explosion at Vaidehi Hospital on Saturday. ... read..

CEOs Conclave Mohali: Industry stalwarts vow to support for PM Modi's Viksit Bharat vision
Mohali (Punjab) | March 1, 2024 11:56:23 PM IST
A total of 30 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), senior functionaries of top-notch companies, and think-tanks of the corporate world participated in the 'CEOs Conclave 2024' organised here at Chandigarh University in Punjab's Mohali. ... read..

Hyderabad: 2 officials of municipal corporation arrested in fingerprint cloning scam
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 1, 2024 11:56:19 PM IST
The Hyderabad Police has arrested two people for allegedly cloning the fingerprints of sanitation workers and using them to carry out unauthorised transactions, the officials said on Friday. ... read..

Following Bengaluru blast, Hyderabad police enforce vehicle checks
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 1, 2024 11:56:15 PM IST
After the bomb blast at the Rameswaram Cafe in Bangalore, Hyderabad Police on Friday announced the implementation of precautionary measures, including vehicle checks, across the city, an official said. ... read..

In special drive against stray cattle, MCD sends 830 animals to Gaushala
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 11:56:12 PM IST
In a special drive launched by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) against stray cattle and illegal dairies, 830 cattle heads have been caught and sent to the Gaushala from February 21, 2023, until now, an official statement said. ... read..

Delhi Court orders Bloomberg to take down article against Zee
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 11:56:10 PM IST
The Saket Court of Delhi on Friday ordered Bloomberg Television Production Services India Pvt Ltd to take down an article titled "India Regulator Uncovers $241 Million Accounting Issue at Zee" published on February 21, 2024, from its website. ... read..

Couple gets married in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley at -25 degrees Celsius
Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 11:56:05 PM IST
In a display of love and adventure, a couple got married at a temperature of -25 degrees Celsius amidst the breathtaking snow-capped mountains at Moorang in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley. ... read..

"Leave children out of your violent politics...": Rajeev Chandrashekhar lashes out at Kerala govt over student's death in Wayanad
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 11:56:03 PM IST
Following the death of a student of the Government Veterinary College at Pookode in Kerala's Wayanad, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar on Friday lashed out at the state government led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) asking it to "le ... read..

PM Modi's visionary roadway projects propelling Tripura to economic success: CM Manik Saha
Agartala (Tripura) | March 1, 2024 11:55:56 PM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha on Friday said that, owing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sincere efforts in developing the state's roadways, Tripura's economic condition has significantly improved. ... read..

State budget for 2024-25 is forward-looking and geared towards development: Tripura CM
Agartala (Tripura) | March 1, 2024 11:55:54 PM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha on Friday said that the state budget of Rs 27,804.67 crore for the fiscal year 2024-25 is forward-looking and geared towards development. ... read..

Meghalaya: BSF's 1st Battalion celebrates 58th Raising Day in Garo Hills
Garo Hills (Meghalaya) | March 1, 2024 11:55:52 PM IST
The 1st Battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF) commemorated its 58th Raising Day with a week-long celebration, showcasing its rich history and exemplary contributions in Meghalaya's Garo Hills. ... read..

"Hectic schedule": Chief Minister Eknath Shinde turns down Sharad Pawar's invite
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 1, 2024 11:55:50 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has declined an invitation to dine with Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar) president Sharad Pawar, who had extended an invitation a day before to share a meal at his residence in Baramati during his v ... read..

UP govt introduced more than 25 sectoral policies for industries, separate policy for FDI, 46,000-acre land bank
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 11:55:49 PM IST
In a landmark achievement, Uttar Pradesh, under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has implemented investment proposals of over Rs 10 lakh crore through various industries in a single day, an official statement said. ... read..

"Even dirt of PM Modi's toe nail is not equal to Udhayanidhi": Annamalai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 1, 2024 11:55:47 PM IST
Hitting out at Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin for his derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president K Annamalai said that the former is not even equal to the dirt of the Prime Minister's toe- ... read..

Those who want to join BJP may leave fast: Ashok Gehlot
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | March 1, 2024 11:55:45 PM IST
Amid multiple exits of leaders from the Congress party, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that it will be better for the party if those who want to leave do so quickly. ... read..

"Despite PM's presence, Arambagh ground remained half empty": TMC
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 1, 2024 11:55:43 PM IST
Trinamool Congress has claimed that the ground in Hooghly's Arambagh remained half empty where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting on Friday. ... read..

Fire breaks out in matchbox manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu) | March 1, 2024 11:55:41 PM IST
In a shocking incident that has sent shockwaves through Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district, a fire broke out in a matchbox manufacturing unit. ... read..

Pralhad Joshi praises VP Dhankhar, says he was the youngest senior counsel in Supreme Court
Dharwad (Karnataka) | March 1, 2024 11:55:36 PM IST
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday heaped praise on Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and said that the latter is the youngest senior counsel in the Supreme Court. ... read..

"Want to be an MP": Congress MLA Nitu Kumari denies rumours of rift with party
Patna (Bihar) | March 1, 2024 11:55:34 PM IST
Dispelling rumours of a strain in ties with the state leadership, Congress MLA Nitu Kumari on Friday said she is not 'upset' with the party but wants to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Nawaad constituency of Bihar. ... read..

Bengaluru cafe blast: Karnataka govt says "accused won't be spared"; BJP demands resignation of CM Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 1, 2024 11:55:32 PM IST
After as many as 10 people were left injured after an explosion took place at Bengaluru's popular Rameshwaram cafe on Friday, the incident drew sharp criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has demanded the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister ... read..

Uttarakhand: Chief Minister Dhami transfers pensions to elderly, widow, disbled through DBT
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 1, 2024 11:55:29 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday transferred the old age, widow and disabled pensions given under the Social Welfare Department through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) at the Chief Minister's residence. ... read..

Sons of our farmers are being killed and so-called leaders of political parties are interested in showing fake sympathies: BJP's Sunil Jakhar
Chandigarh | March 1, 2024 11:55:27 PM IST
Tearing into both the incumbent AAP, and state Congress leadership, Punjab BJP President Sunil Jakhar blamed leaders of both these on Friday for colluding and conspiring against the farming community to orchestrate the protest with the aim to only gain pe ... read..

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Dharmendra Pradhan flag off Maurya Express from Odisha's Sambalpur
Sambalpur (Odisha) | March 1, 2024 11:55:23 PM IST
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the Sambalpur-Hatia-Gorakhpur Maurya Express on Friday from Odisha's Sambalpur railway station. ... read..

Indian Army assists in infrastructure development in P Moulding village, Manipur
Kangpokpi (Manipur) | March 1, 2024 10:55:46 PM IST
The Indian Army extended assistance in infrastructure development at P Moulding, a village in Kangpokpi district of Manipur. The projects have been undertaken under Operation Sadbhavana, an official release said. ... read..

Jitender Singh to contest Lok Sabha election from Udhampur, Jugal Kishore Sharma from Jammu: Sources
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 10:55:36 PM IST
The BJP's Central Election Committee has decided that Dr Jitender Singh will contest Lok Sabha polls from Udhampur and Jugal Kishor Sharma from Jammu, said top party sources. ... read..

"Change your mindset...there is no law and order in state": Karnataka LoP R Ashoka slams Siddaramaiah govt
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 1, 2024 10:55:38 PM IST
The Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly, R Ashoka on Friday slammed the Siddaramaiah government over the Rameshwaram cafe blast incident and said that the ruling Congress party needs to change its mindset and strictly take action against such nefar ... read..

Himachal Pradesh: Newly appointed State Finance Commission chairman pays courtesy visit to CM Sukhu
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 10:55:33 PM IST
Newly appointed Chairman of 7th State Finance Commission (SFC) Nand Lal paid a courtsey call on Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla today. ... read..

Rameshwaram cafe blast: Looking from all angles, says Deputy CM DK Shivakumar
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 1, 2024 10:55:42 PM IST
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Friday said that the Rameshwaram cafe blast is being investigated from all angles, adding that 7-8 teams have been formed to probe the incident. ... read..

Land-for-Job Scam: Delhi HC seeks response of Amit Katyal on ED's plea against his interim bail
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 10:55:25 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of businessman Amit Katyal on a plea moved by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against the interim bail granted to him. ... read..

Andhra: Congress state chief Sharmila accuses PM Modi of failing to meet 'special status' promise
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 10:55:23 PM IST
In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress state chief YS Sharmila accused him of betraying the people of the state. ... read..

"Punjab CM may face defamation case..." SAD refutes allegations levelled by Bhagwant Mann regarding Sukhvilas Resort
Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 1, 2024 10:55:20 PM IST
A day after Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann levelled serious allegations against the Chief of Shiromani Akali Dal Sukhbir Singh Badal, accusing him of exploiting state resources for personal gain through the Sukhvilas resort project, the SAD has hit o ... read..

Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan launches 100 Cube Start-up Conclave at IIM Sambalpur
Sambalpur (Odisha) | March 1, 2024 10:55:10 PM IST
Union Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan launched the 100 Cube Start-up Conclave and inaugurated the I-Hub Foundation at IIM Sambalpur in Odisha on Friday. ... read..

TMC considers Modi as its enemy number one: PM takes jibe at Mamata govt
Hooghly (West Bengal) | March 1, 2024 9:57:03 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal regards him as its 'enemy no. 1' because "Modi does not allow them to pursue their own whims, and that's why TMC considers Modi their primary adversary." ... read..

TN: 36 kg of methamphetamine seized at Madurai Railway Junction
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) | March 1, 2024 9:57:01 PM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sleuths have seized 30 kg of narcotic drug, methamphetamines, worth over Rs 90 crore from a man who arrived at Madurai Railway Junction on Friday, an official said. ... read..

Maharashtra: Nana Patole says "not aware of context" on Sanjay Raut's parliament comment
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 1, 2024 9:56:53 PM IST
Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole, reacting to the controversial comment of Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut, in which he has described the newly inaugurated parliament building as akin to a 'five-star jail', said he is not aware of the context ... read..

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launches infrastructure projects worth over Rs 1,000 crore
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 9:56:52 PM IST
Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday virtually launched seven infrastructure projects worth over Rs 1,000 crore from the national capital. ... read..

CID officials will lose their lives if they question Shahjahan Sheikh: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Murshidabad (West Bengal) | March 1, 2024 9:56:50 PM IST
Amid reports that Sandeshkhali prime accused Sheikh Shahjahan is not cooperating with the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID), state Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that officers from the CID will lose their lives if they questi ... read..

Our govt set a record in police recruitment: Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 1, 2024 9:56:44 PM IST
Praising the governance under the ruling 'Mahayuti' alliance in the state, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the government has set a record of recruiting about 24,000 policemen in the state so far. ... read..

High suicide rate in Gujarat shows populace grappling with despair, unaddressed grievances, claims Kharge
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 9:56:43 PM IST
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has expressed "grave concern" and "profound disappointment" over the claim of high suicide rates in Gujarat. ... read..

Auditors should engage with stakeholders to gather inputs, address concerns: CAG GC Murmu
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 9:56:39 PM IST
Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Girish Chandra Murmu emphasised the need to prioritise audit procedures based on identified risks, focusing on areas with the highest potential for fraud, mismanagement, or regulatory non-compliance while spe ... read..

J-K: Baramulla Police arrests 62 drug peddlers during first two months of 2024
Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) | March 1, 2024 9:56:37 PM IST
Continuing its action against the drug menace, Baramulla Police have registered 39 cases under the NDPS Act and arrested 62 drug peddlers, as per an official statement. ... read..

Indian Coast Guard upgrades infra in crude oil hub in Gulf of Kutch near Jamnagar
Jamnagar (Gujarat) | March 1, 2024 9:56:33 PM IST
Amid growing security concerns in the maritime zones, the Indian Coast Guard has upgraded its security infrastructure in India's crude oil hub in the Gulf of Kutch near Jamnagar where 70 per cent of Indian crude oil imports are received and major refineri ... read..

No teachers' recruitment since 2008: Jharkhand Governor Radhakrishnan
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | March 1, 2024 9:56:31 PM IST
Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan said that he is aware of the poor state of teachers' recruitment in universities in the state and also shared that there was no recruitment since 2008. ... read..

Some Congress MLAs sold their souls to cross-vote in Rajya Sabha elections: CM Sukhu
Solan (Himachal Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 9:56:30 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Friday said that some Congress MLAs sold their souls and went against party ethics to cross-vote in the Rajya Sabha elections. ... read..

"80 harao, Loktantra bachao": Akhilesh guns for BJP, raises new slogan ahead of LS polls
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 9:56:24 PM IST
Raising the campaign pitch as the Lok Sabha elections draw near, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav came out all guns blazing at the ruling BJP at the Centre, as he raised the slogan '80 harao, Loktantra bachao' (Defeat BJP in all 80 Lok Sabha star ... read..

Special Category Status sparks protests in Mangalagiri, founder of Jai Bharat National Party detained
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 9:56:22 PM IST
The recent wave of protests in Andhra Pradesh's Mangalagiri, fueled by demands for the rights of Andhras, has taken a significant turn with the arrest of JD Lakshmi Narayana, founder of Jai Bharat National Party. ... read..

US Consul General Mike Hankey attends Regional Industry Conclave in MP's Ujjain
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 9:56:11 PM IST
US Consul General Mike Hankey on Friday attended a two-day Regional Industry Conclave held in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain district. ... read..

CM Dhami meets Lt Guv Gurmeet Singh on occasion of Vasanthotsav
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 1, 2024 9:56:09 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami met Governor Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh at Raj Bhavan on Friday and extended his wishes on the occasion of Vasanthotsav. ... read..

CBI to challenge Abdul Karim Tunda's acquittal in 1993 serial bomb blast case
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 9:56:05 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will appeal against the acquittal of Abdul Karim Tunda, the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case, officials said on Friday. ... read..

UP govt complies with TISS recommendations on counselling after SC rebukes over Muzaffarnagar student slapping case
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 9:56:03 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has complied with the recommendations made by the Tata Institute of Social Studies (TISS) on an issue relating to counselling the students who were allegedly instructed by their school ... read..

Karnataka CM must give free hand to investigative agencies: Tejaswi Surya on Rameshwaram cafe blast incident
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 1, 2024 9:56:01 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tejasvi Surya on Friday said that Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah must give free hand to agencies to investigate the Rameshwaram cafe blast incident, adding that State government is repeatedly changing its narrati ... read..

K'taka Home Minister promises action after FSL report of alleged 'Pro-Pak' sloganeering at Vidhana Soudha
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 1, 2024 9:55:55 PM IST
Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Friday promised to take stringent action against the accused in connection with the alleged 'Pro-Pak' sloganering made at the Vidhana Soudha Bhavan, after the declaration of Rajya Sabha poll results on Monday. ... read..

West Bengal CM meets PM Modi at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata, says 'protocol meeting not a political meeting'
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 1, 2024 9:55:49 PM IST
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Friday met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Friday evening. ... read..

Our government will run for 5 years: CM Sukhu amid political crisis in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 9:55:48 PM IST
Amid the political crisis in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu exuded confidence on Friday that his government will run for 5 years. ... read..

"Economy of India is growing, so is innovation...": Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates
Narmada (Gujarat) | March 1, 2024 9:55:38 PM IST
Leading philanthropist and co-chair of tech giant Microsoft, Bill Gates on Friday said that economy of India is growing and so is the innovation, which is not only great for the country, but the whole world. ... read..

BJP is now using psychological warfare on people of country: Assam Congress MLA
Guwahati (Assam) | March 1, 2024 9:55:36 PM IST
As the BJP is in election mode and using the slogan "Abki Baar, 400 Paar (this time, 400+)," Assam Congress MLA Abdur Rashid Mandal said the BJP is now employing tactics similar to the 'Ashwathama is dead' line from the Mahabharata and engaging in psychol ... read..

Lok Sabha Polls: Congress to kickstart election campaign next week; party's manifesto committee meeting on Mar 4
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 9:55:33 PM IST
The Congress is all set to launch its campaign for the Lok Sabha polls next week, aiming to cater to different age groups, said party sources on Friday. ... read..

Nine injured in Bengaluru's Rameshwaram Cafe blast: Karnataka DGP Alok Mohan
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 1, 2024 7:56:12 PM IST
Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Alok Mohan on Friday informed that nine people were injured in Bengaluru's Rameshwaram Cafe blast. ... read..

Himachal: Chief Minister Sukhu dedicates projects worth more than Rs 88 crore in Kasauli
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 7:56:03 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu dedicated projects worth Rs 88.78 crore in Kasauli assembly segment of Solan district on Friday. ... read..

Country is seeing what TMC has done with sisters of Sandeshkhali: PM Modi
Hooghly (West Bengal) | March 1, 2024 7:56:01 PM IST
Taking on the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal over the Sandeshkhali issue ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the country is enraged over the treatment of the women in Sandeshkhali by the TMC government. ... read..

CM Yogi implemented investment proposals of over Rs 10 lakh crore in one day
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 7:55:51 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh, under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has implemented investment proposals of over Rs 10 lakh crore through various industries in a single day. ... read..

Delhi: Man dies by suicide; police suspect 'strained relations with wife'
New Delhi | March 1, 2024 7:55:29 PM IST
A man died by suicide by hanging while he was on night duty at a sewage treatment plant in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area, police said on Friday. ... read..

Tamil Nadu LoP writes to speaker, demanding disqualification of K Ponmudi as legislative assembly member
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 1, 2024 7:55:24 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Leader of Opposition, Edappadi Palaniswami, wrote to Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly M. Appavu on Friday in connection with the disqualification of K. Ponmudi as a member of the state assembly and the consequent announcement of a vaca ... read..

"Accused will be punished," says Karnataka CM; urges opposition to refrain from 'doing politics' on Rameshwaram cafe blast incident
Mysuru (Karnataka) | March 1, 2024 7:55:21 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said that the accused involved in Bengaluru's Rameshwaram cafe will be traced and punished, adding that opposition parties should refrain from indulging in politics over the incident. ... read..

Uttarakhand: CM Dhami offers appointment letters to 35 assistant social welfare officers, 3 hostel superintendents
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 1, 2024 6:55:56 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday presented appointment letters to 35 Assistant Social Welfare Officers and 3 Hostel Superintendents selected in the Social Welfare Department from the Subordinate Services Selection Commission at the ... read..

YSRCP targeting TDP leaders through Andhra Revenue Intelliegence: Chandrababu Naidu to Governor
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | March 1, 2024 6:55:54 PM IST
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu shot off a letter to Governor S Abdul Nazeer alleging that the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) is targeting his party leaders through the Andhra Pradesh State Directorate for Reve ... read..

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