Thursday, February 22, 2024

"We want PM Modi to have talks" says farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher ahead of meeting with Centre today
Shambu Border, Ambala (Haryana) | February 15, 2024 11:26:17 AM IST
The General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarwan Singh Pandher on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold talks with the farmers and find a solution for their demands. ... read..

New initiative by Drug Controller General of India to boost ease of doing business
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 11:26:13 AM IST
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has announced a new initiative aimed at enhancing the ease of doing business in India. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi launches fresh attack on PM Modi amid farmers protest
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 11:26:11 AM IST
From "doubling the farmer's income" to "bring back black money", Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing the PM of failing to provide 2 crore jobs to the youths in the country every year. ... read..

BJP chief Nadda to file nomination today from Gujarat for Rajya Sabha polls
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | February 15, 2024 11:26:10 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda will file the nomination for Rajya Sabha from Gujarat on Thursday. ... read..

Sandeshkhali violence: BJP MP Dilip Ghosh alleges Mamata of protecting "criminals" like Shahjahan Sheikh
Kharagpur (West Bengal) | February 15, 2024 11:26:08 AM IST
The BJP continues to attack the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal over violence in Sandeshkhali, BJP MP Dilip Ghosh on Thursday alleged that Chief Mamata Banerjee was giving protection to its leaders like Shahjahan Sheikh from law enforce ... read..

Maharashtra: Congress Legislature Party meeting begins at party office at Vidhan Bhawan
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 15, 2024 11:26:03 AM IST
A meeting of the Congress Legislature Party was held at the party office at Vidhan Bhawan in Maharashtra's Mumbai on Thursday. ... read..

Haldwani violence: Civil Court orders to confiscate property of nine miscreants
Haldwani (Uttarakhand) | February 15, 2024 11:25:52 AM IST
The Haldwani Civil Court has issued orders to confiscate the property of nine miscreants, including Abdul Malik and his son, the alleged mastermind of the violence that broke out in Banbhoolpura town of Haldwani area following the demolition of an alleged ... read..

"We should be allowed to protest peacefully": Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 10:25:22 AM IST
We want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a dialogue with farmers or else we should be allowed to protest peacefully, said the General Secretary of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarvan Singh Pandher, as the farmers' protest escalates in ... read..

Gaon Chalo Abhiyan: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma visits Raja Pukhuri Shyam village
Golaghat (Assam) | February 15, 2024 10:25:21 AM IST
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday visited Assam's Raja Pukhuri Shyam village as part of the BJP's 'Gaon Chalo Abhiyan'. ... read..

Uttar Pradesh: 4 children killed in explosion at Bundelkhand Gaurav Mahotsav in Chitrakoot
Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh) | February 15, 2024 9:24:50 AM IST
Four children were killed and several others were injured, in an explosion at Bundelkhand Gaurav Mahotsav in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot, police said on Thursday. ... read..

Over 23,000 beneficiaries availed benefits of Ayushman Bharat since 2018: AIIMS officials
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 8:24:34 AM IST
Over 23,000 beneficiaries have availed of benefits under the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme at AIIMS Delhi since September 2018. ... read..

BJP forms 6-member panel to inquire Sandeshkhali sexual harassment incidents
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 7:24:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has formed a six-member committee of Union Ministers and MPs to visit Sandeshkhali in West Bengal's North Pargana district and collect information about the alleged incidents of sexual harassment and violence against women ... read..

'Vulgar' Saraswati idol at Tripura Government College of Art and Craft sparks row; ABVP stages protest
Agartala (Tripura) | February 15, 2024 7:23:54 AM IST
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a protest at the Tripura Government College of Art and Craft on Wednesday over purported vulgarity in an idol of Goddess Saraswati being worshipped at the college premises. ... read..

"Proud moment for all Indians": Maharashtra CM Shinde on BAPS Temple inauguration in Abu Dhabi
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 15, 2024 6:24:52 AM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has said that the inauguration of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Mandir in Abu Dhabi is a 'proud moment' for all the Indians. ... read..

"Didn't expect my candidature": BJP's Raja Ajit Gopchade on RS nomination from Maharashtra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 15, 2024 6:24:48 AM IST
Ajit Gopchade, who has been nominated as a BJP candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra on Wednesday, said that the decision took him by 'surprise.' ... read..

"Didn't expect my candidature": BJP's Ajit Gopchade on RS nomination from Maharashtra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 15, 2024 6:24:46 AM IST
Ajit Gopchade, who has been nominated as a BJP candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra on Wednesday, said that the decision took him by 'surprise.' ... read..

Mumbai: Over 8 lakh vehicles ply on Atal Setu in over one month
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 15, 2024 5:24:13 AM IST
The recently inaugurated Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) sea bridge has recorded traffic of over 8 lakh vehicles as of now, as per the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority. ... read..

Karnataka: Former CM Bommai slams Congress for delaying investigation of 40 pc commission charges
Haveri (Karnataka) | February 15, 2024 5:24:07 AM IST
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has criticised the current Congress government for delaying the investigation of 40 per cent commission charges against his previous BJP government, stating that the government's treasury is empty. ... read..

Special 'Aastha' train to Ayodhya flagged off from Tripura
Agartala (Tripura) | February 15, 2024 5:24:06 AM IST
A special "Aastha" train carrying around 400 pilgrims to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh has been flagged off from Tripura. ... read..

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inspects progress of re-development of Puri Railway station in Odisha
Puri (Odisha) | February 15, 2024 5:24:02 AM IST
The Union Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, inspected the progress of the re-development of the Puri Railway station as a world-class station on Wednesday. ... read..

"It was done deliberately": Suvendu Adhikari slams Mamata Banerjee after WB BJP chief injured during lathicharge
Kolkata (West Bengal) | February 15, 2024 4:24:26 AM IST
West Bengal Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday slammed the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after BJP state President Sukanta Majumdar sustained injuries during the police lathicharge as a scuffle broke out between the police and party worke ... read..

Odisha: Bus overturns at Gopalpur in Cuttack; 1 dead, several passengers injured
Cuttack (Odisha) | February 15, 2024 4:24:23 AM IST
At least one person was killed while around 12 passengers sustained injuries after a private bus overturned near Gopalpur in Odisha's Cuttack on Wednesday. ... read..

Uttarakhand CM meets Captain Saurabh released from Qatar; Navy veteran expresses gratitude
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | February 15, 2024 4:24:21 AM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami met Captain Saurabh Vashisht, who returned to India from Qatar's detention, and his family at his residence in Dehradun. ... read..

Maharashtra Cabinet decides to convene special one-day session of legislature on Feb 20 to discuss Maratha reservation
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 15, 2024 4:24:18 AM IST
The Maharashtra government has decided to convene a special session of the state legislature on February 20 to discuss the demands for the Maratha reservation. ... read..

SC to pronounce verdict on pleas challenging validity of Centre's Electoral Bonds scheme today
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 2:24:28 AM IST
The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict on Thursday on a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the Electoral Bond scheme, which allows for anonymous funding to political parties. ... read..

Properties worth several crores destroyed in massive fire in Assam's Morigaon district; none hurt
Morigaon (Assam) | February 15, 2024 12:25:23 AM IST
Properties worth several crores of rupees were gutted in a massive fire that broke out at a godown of The Jute Corporation of India Limited in Assam's Morigaon district on Wednesday evening. There is no report of any casualty in the fire incident, officia ... read..

Double engine govt guarantees security, prosperity and happiness of all: Chief Minister Adityanath
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) | February 15, 2024 12:25:21 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reiterated on Wednesday that the double-engine government of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stands committed to ensuring the prosperity, happiness, and security of all sections of society. ... read..

Centre's stance on farmers' protest hypocritical: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh
Garhwa (Jharkhand) | February 15, 2024 12:25:19 AM IST
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday lashed out at the centre over the farmer issue saying that there is a need to understand chronology now. ... read..

Uttarakhand govt resolves to remove obstacles to air connectivity
Dehradun ( Uttarakhand) | February 15, 2024 12:25:17 AM IST
The Uttarakhand government, through the state's Civil Development Authority, will work to remove the obstacles to air connectivity in the state, increasing the potential of this sector. ... read..

Maharashtra: DRI seizes 28 lakh peacock tail feathers at Nhava Sheva Port
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 15, 2024 12:25:16 AM IST
In an anti-smuggling operation, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Mumbai Zonal Unit on Wednesday seized about 28 lakh peacock tail feathers that were being smuggled from India to China, by means of concealment and misdeclaration in an export c ... read..

Odisha: 5T Chairman Kartik Pandian interacts with people from Sambalpur
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | February 15, 2024 12:25:14 AM IST
As per the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chairman 5T and Nabin Odisha, Kartik Pandian visited Sambalpur District on January 12 and 13 to review the progress of various developmental works in the district and interacted with the general publi ... read..

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi govt to give another chance to intermediate students who missed their practical board exams this year
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | February 15, 2024 12:25:10 AM IST
Committed to conducting cheating-free board examinations and providing ample opportunities to all the students of the state to progress, the Yogi government is giving another opportunity to students who missed their practical exams, the Chief Minister's o ... read..

HP CM Sukhu expresses grief over demise of Kamal Kant Batra, mother of Captain Vikram Batra
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | February 15, 2024 12:25:08 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has expressed grief over the demise of Kamal Kant Batra, mother of Param Vir Chakra recipient Captain Vikram Batra. She died at Palampur in Kangra district on Wednesday. She was 77. ... read..

Development sluggish during Congress rule in Himachal: LoP Jairam Thakur
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | February 15, 2024 12:25:07 AM IST
Targeting the Sukhvinder Sukhu-led Congress government in Himachal, former Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said that the government has nothing to show for its one-year tenure. ... read..

Ministry of Electronics, IT to hold 'Digital India' future skills summit in Guwahati tomorrow
Guwahati (Assam) | February 15, 2024 12:25:05 AM IST
The Government of India stated that it will hold the first-ever Future Skills Summit in Guwahati on February 15 where more than 20 strategic collaborations, 1,000 prominent attendees and 30 innovative exhibitions will be witnessed. ... read..

Integrated townships and railway coach projects set for launch in Chandauli, Jhansi under GBC@IV
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | February 15, 2024 12:25:01 AM IST
As the Yogi government's preparations for hosting the fourth edition of the highly anticipated Ground Breaking Ceremony (GBC@IV) in Lucknow to implement investment proposals worth Rs 10 lakh crore are in the final stage, the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial ... read..

Defence Ministry signs contract with Advanced Weapon Equipment India Ltd to manufacture Remote Control Guns
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 12:24:55 AM IST
The Ministry of Defence signed a contract on February 14, 2024 with Advanced Weapon Equipment India Ltd. (AWEIL), Kanpur for manufacturing and supply of a total of 463 indigenously manufactured 12.7 mm Stabilised Remote Control Guns (SRCG) for the Indian ... read..

J-K: BSF responds to Pakistan Rangers' unprovoked firing in RS Pora area
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | February 15, 2024 12:24:53 AM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) said that Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing in the Ranbir Singh Pora area in Jammu on February 14 at about 5:50 pm, a press release from the BSF read. ... read..

"There is no future for the Congress party": AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal
Darrang (Assam) | February 15, 2024 12:24:52 AM IST
AIUDF Chief and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal on Wednesday criticized the Congress party and said that the Congress is now zero and there is no place in the country from where Sonia Gandhi can win. ... read..

"Maharashtra government is lying on issue of Maratha reservation," says Aaditya Thackeray
Nashik (Maharashtra) | February 15, 2024 12:24:50 AM IST
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government over the issue of Maratha reservation. ... read..

Sanjay Kumar Jain assumes charge as IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 12:24:48 AM IST
Sanjay Kumar Jain, an Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS) officer of the 1990 batch took over charge as Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) on Wednesday. ... read..

"Kerala Assembly known for adopting ridiculous resolutions": V Muraleedharan
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | February 15, 2024 12:24:40 AM IST
The Kerala Assembly passed a resolution urging the Centre to amend wildlife laws in the wake of rising human-wildlife conflicts. ... read..

Interstate illegal arms supply cartel busted; two arrested
Uttar Pradesh | February 15, 2024 12:24:39 AM IST
An interstate illegal arms supply cartel was busted with the arrest of two key members. As many as 18 illicit single-shot pistols of .315 bore have been recovered from their possession. The illicit arms were procured from Etah, Uttar Pradesh. ... read..

Bhushan Steel Money laundering case : Court grants bail to woman accused considering her medical and provision of PMLA
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 12:24:31 AM IST
The Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday granted bail to a woman accused in the Bhushan Steel Limited (BSL) money laundering case. She was arrested on January 2024. ... read..

Delhi Metro records highest-ever ridership with over 71.09 lakh passenger journeys
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 12:24:29 AM IST
In a significant milestone, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) marked its highest-ever ridership on Tuesday, February 13th, with an impressive 71.09 lakh journeys recorded across the metro network. ... read..

Farmers' protest: Police use tear gas, traffic jams result on roads, talks with Centre tomorrow
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 12:24:26 AM IST
Police used tear gas to disperse protesters on the second day of the farmers' stir even as the local people suffered due to traffic jams near the borders, and the farmers' organisations said they would hold a meeting with the Central government on Thursda ... read..

LG Manoj Sinha visits Sharda exhibition stall at Sambhaav Utsav in New Delhi
New Delhi | February 15, 2024 12:24:24 AM IST
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha paid a special visit to Sharda Peeth stall at Kashmir Bhawan in New Delhi on the eve of inauguration of Sambhaav Utsav being held here from February 13 to 19, a press release said. ... read..

"We will continue to remain in INDIA bloc", AAP MP Sandeep Pathak amid rift with Congress
Vadodara (Gujarat) | February 15, 2024 12:24:20 AM IST
Amid a rift with Congress in the INDIA bloc, Aam Aadmi Party MP Sandeep Pathak on Wednesday said that the party will continue to remain in the alliance as winning the election is more important. ... read..

250 specially-abled children of J-K visit Delhi, Agra under 'Watan Ko Jano' programme
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 11:26:00 PM IST
A total of 250 specially-abled children of Jammu and Kashmir visited Delhi and Agra under 'Watan Ko Jano' programm organized by social Welfare department of the government of Jammu and Kashmir in coordination with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), said the ... read..

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu chairs Congress Legislature Party meeting ahead of Abhishek Manu Singhvi's nomination filing
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | February 14, 2024 11:25:54 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu chaired the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on Wednesday ahead of the nomination filing by Congress candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections from Himachal Pradesh, Abhishek Manu Singhvi. ... read..

SC verdict tomorrow on pleas challenging validity of Electoral Bonds scheme
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 11:25:52 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday will deliver its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the legal validity of the Central government's Electoral Bond scheme which allows for anonymous funding to political parties. ... read..

"Further prevention of deaths is govt's utmost priority": Karnataka Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monkey fever outbreak
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | February 14, 2024 11:25:50 PM IST
Confirming that two people have died so far due to the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) in Karnataka, the state's Health Minister, Dinesh Gundu Rao, said on Wednesday that further prevention of deaths from the disease is an utmost priority for the government ... read..

"Govt working on the farmers' issues with sensitivity ": BJP's Sudhanshu Trivedi on farmers protest
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | February 14, 2024 11:25:48 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sudhanshu Trivedi on Wednesday assured that the government is committed to finding a solution to farmers' problems but said that technically, the demand for a law (on MSP) is strange as the government cannot form laws now. ... read..

"TN Governor thinks himself as King," DMK Mouthpiece Murasoli slams RN Ravi
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | February 14, 2024 11:25:46 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) mouthpiece "Murasoli" slammed Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi and stated that the TN Governor thinks of himself as "King." ... read..

Karnataka: Congress's Election Committee meeting held to discuss Lok Sabha candidates
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | February 14, 2024 11:25:44 PM IST
To discuss the names for the candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, the Congress's Election Committee meeting was held at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office here on Wednesday. ... read..

20 nations come together to seek inspiration from India's successful implementation of Skill India Digital
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 11:25:42 PM IST
In a remarkable display of global collaboration, representatives from twenty nations assembled in the national capital on Wednesday for the 'India Summit on Education Knowledge Exchange' organized by the World Bank. ... read..

BJP leader Muralidhar Rao asks Telangana govt to seek CBI probe into Kaleshwaram issue
Hyderabad (Telangana) | February 14, 2024 11:25:36 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Muralidhar Rao on Wednesday demanded the state government to immediately constitute a committee or write a letter to CBI to get an investigation done into the Kaleshwaram issue. ... read..

Grant under Kanya Sumangala Yojana to be increased from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 from April: CM Yogi
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | February 14, 2024 11:25:33 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday, said that the grant under Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana will be increased from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 per beneficiary annually from April, this year. The CM said that as per the vision of P ... read..

One Nation One Election committee holds meeting with AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 11:25:31 PM IST
Ram Nath Kovind, Chairman of the High-Level Committee (HLC) on One Nation One Election and its members held personal interactions with Asaduddin Owaisi President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) where he presented his party's views o ... read..

"Due to govt policies, MGNREGA workers not getting wages": Congress' Jairam Ramesh
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 11:25:40 PM IST
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday attended the public hearing of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers in Jharkhand and alleged that the workers are unable to get opportunities due to government policies and ... read..

Uttarakhand CM Dhami chairs meetings with various departments in Secretariat
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | February 14, 2024 11:25:25 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday held a meeting of various departments in the Secretariat, Dehradun regarding the ongoing pipeline EAP under various departments under externally aided projects. ... read..

Indian Coast Guard ship 'Varaha' makes port call in Mozambique
Maputo | February 14, 2024 11:25:19 PM IST
Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ICGS Varaha made a significant port call at Maputo Port, Mozambique, on February 14 as a part of the ongoing strategic overseas deployment to East Africa, marking a pivotal milestone in the ongoing diplomati ... read..

Class 10, 12 board candidates should reach exam venue by 10 am: CBSE notice
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 11:25:15 PM IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday released a notification wherein it advised students to arrive on or before 10 AM before the exam commences at 10.30 am. ... read..

Union Minister Arjun Munda meets ASEAN Secretary-General at Krishi Bhavan
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 11:25:10 PM IST
Union Minister Arjun Munda met ASEAN Secretary-General Dr Kao Kim Horn on Wednesday at the Ministry of Agriculture. ... read..

Uttarakhand: Air connectivity plan 2024 set to expand civil aviation sector of state
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | February 14, 2024 11:25:08 PM IST
In the meeting of the State Cabinet held at the Secretariat on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, it was decided that Uttarakhand will work through Uttarakhand Civil Development Authority to remove the obstacles in air ... read..

"Even China border is not fortified like it is in national capital": Shashi Tharoor on farmers' protest
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | February 14, 2024 11:25:06 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said he doesn't think the China border is fortified the way the national capital is, adding that it's a democratic right of the farmers to protest and to be heard in the national capital. ... read..

"Congress coming to end due to weakness, arrogance ...": Ghulam Nabi Azad
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | February 14, 2024 11:24:58 PM IST
Amid the recent political developments within the Congress, former party leader and Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) President Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said that it is unfortunate that the grand old party is coming to an end due to the weakne ... read..

Ashwini Vaishnaw inspects progress of re-development of Puri Railway station
Puri (Odisha) | February 14, 2024 11:24:56 PM IST
The Union Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw inspected the progress of the re-development of the Puri Railway station as a World Class station on Wednesday. ... read..

Sandeshkhali violence: "We are being asked to show medical report to prove rape..", alleges protester
North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | February 14, 2024 11:24:54 PM IST
Women, who have been protesting against Trinamool Congress strongman Shahjan Sheikh's barbaric actions, alleged that the women who have been raped were asked for the medical report to prove that they has been sexually assaulted. ... read..

Delhi Metro achieves record-breaking ridership on Tuesday
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 10:25:02 PM IST
In a significant milestone, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) marked its highest-ever ridership on Tuesday (February 13), with an impressive 71.09 lakh journeys recorded across the metro network. The surge in passenger numbers solidifies DMRC's posi ... read..

Uttarakhand CM Dhami meets Captain Saurav Vashisht who returned from Qatar
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | February 14, 2024 10:25:00 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami met Captain Saurav Vashisht, who returned to India from Qatar, and his family at his residence at Turner Road, Clementtown, Dehradun. ... read..

"His work in the field of vaccines is significant": Sharad Pawar demands Bharat Ratna for SII founder Cyrus Poonawalla
Pune (Maharashtra) | February 14, 2024 10:24:56 PM IST
Praising the work done by the founder of the Serum Institute of India (SII), in the field of vaccine production, founder of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar demanded that Cyrus Poonawalla be honoured with the Bharat Ratna award. ... read..

"It is premeditated": Shashi Panja on BJP's protest over Sandeshkhali incident
Kolkata (West Bengal) | February 14, 2024 10:24:54 PM IST
Calling the Bharatiya Janata Party protests over the Sandeshkhali incident "premeditated, Trinamool Congress (TMC) national Spokesperson Shashi Panja hit out at the BJP and alleged that the script had been written by the Centre. ... read..

"Sonia Gandhi kept silent on failures of Congress government in Rajasthan," says BJP's Laxmikant Bhardwaj
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | February 14, 2024 10:24:47 PM IST
After the Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination for the Rajya Sabha election from Rajasthan on Wednesday, Rajasthan BJP spokesperson, Laxmikant Bhardwaj launched a scathing attack at the Congress party. ... read..

Group of intellectuals, artists extend support to industrial strike, Grameen Bharat Bandh on February 16
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 10:24:43 PM IST
A number of public intellectuals and artists issued a joint statement on Wednesday in support of the joint call by the workers and farmers for a sectoral industrial strike and Grameen Bharat Bandh on February 16. ... read..

"Punjab government is with farmers; Centre using police as weapon": State Minister Anmol Gagan Mann
Ludhiana (Punjab) | February 14, 2024 9:25:02 PM IST
Amid the ongoing farmers protest, Punjab Cabinet Minister Anmol Gagan Mann on Wednesday said that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led state government is with the farmers and the Central government is using the police as a weapon. ... read..

"No opposition in Assam but...": CM Sarma after two more Congress MLAs extend support
Guwahati (Assam) | February 14, 2024 9:24:58 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday informed that two more Congress MLAs have extended their support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Assam, adding in total now four MLAs are supporting the state government. ... read..

Havaldar Varinder Singh from Indian Army's Sikh Regiment develops a 'Multipurpose Octocopter'
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 9:24:55 PM IST
Havaldar Varinder Singh from the Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army developed a 'Multipurpose Octocopter' which can not only undertake surveillance operations but can also be used for other tasks like logistics operations, dropping grenades, aerial engageme ... read..

"Great opportunity to work for people": Medha Kulkarni after being nominated Rajya Sabha candidate from Maharashtra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 14, 2024 9:24:53 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Medha Kulkarni who has been nominated as the party candidate for Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra, said that she has been given a great opportunity by her party to work for his people. ... read..

TDP leader Nara Lokesh accuses CM Jagan of sidelining Backward Class leaders in his party
Amaravathi (Andhra Pradesh) | February 14, 2024 9:24:49 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national general secretary, Nara Lokesh, on Wednesday accused Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and YSRCP chief Jagan Reddy of sidelining leaders in his party who are from Backward Classes (BC). ... read..

Indian Navy, Air Force showing interest in indigenous Tapas drones
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 9:24:47 PM IST
The Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force have shown interest in the indigenously designed and developed Tapas medium altitude long endurance drone. ... read..

'Dilli Chalo' protest: CPI-M General Secretary Yechury urges Centre to start "meaningful talks" with farmers
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 9:24:43 PM IST
The Communist Party of India's (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday urged the Union Government to start "meaningful talks" with farmers' groups who are protesting against the government, demanding a guaranteed minimum support price (MS ... read..

Ayodhya: Namdhari Sikhs take out palanquin procession of Satguru Ram Singh
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | February 14, 2024 9:24:41 PM IST
Namdhari Sikhs took out the palanquin procession of their revered Satguru Ram Singh in Ayodhya on the occasion of Basant Panchami and the procession culminated at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple on Wednesday. ... read..

2,490 child marriage victims produced before Welfare Committees between 2020 and 2022: Assam government
Guwahati (Assam) | February 14, 2024 9:24:39 PM IST
The Assam government said that a total of 2,490 child marriage victim children were produced before the Child Welfare Committees between the period 2020 and 2022. ... read..

Ajit Pawar-led NCP announces Praful Patel as candidate for Rajya Sabha elections
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 14, 2024 9:24:37 PM IST
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday announced MP Praful Patel as its candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. ... read..

Delhi Court reserves order on Sharjeel's bail plea in sedition case
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 9:24:35 PM IST
The Delhi Court on Wednesday reserved its order on Sharjeel Imam's bail plea in the sedition case. The order is to be pronounced on February 17. ... read..

"Law and order system in disarray in MP," says LoP Umang Singhar after tribal man assaulted in Betul
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | February 14, 2024 9:24:33 PM IST
Leader of Opposition of Madhya Pradesh assembly Umang Singh has taken a jibe at the Mohan Yadav-led state government over the assault on a tribal man in Betul district saying the state government is not able to provide guarantee of security. ... read..

"Meeting with Centre tomorrow.. ": Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher
Patiala (Punjab) | February 14, 2024 9:24:31 PM IST
Amid chaos around the National Capital due to farmers' protests, Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher on Wednesday said that the meeting with the Centre will be held tomorrow at 5 pm and the farmers want to resol ... read..

Earthquake of 3.7 magnitude jolts Assam's Kamrup
Kamrup (Assam) | February 14, 2024 9:24:27 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 on the Richter scale was recorded in Assam's Kamrup on Wednesday evening, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said. ... read..

"Government jobs were sold in the state earlier," says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
Chandigarh (Haryana) | February 14, 2024 9:24:21 PM IST
While addressing candidates selected under HSSC, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday expressed satisfaction and said he was emotional and overjoyed. ... read..

Uttarakhand: Magisterial inquiry initiated in Halwani violence on February 8
Nainital (Uttarakhand) | February 14, 2024 9:24:15 PM IST
Kumaon Commissioner Deepak Rawat on Wednesday initiated a magisterial inquiry into the massive violence that took place in Banbhulpura, Haldwani on February 8. ... read..

District administration demolishes illegal structure of human trafficking gang member in MP's Sehore
Sehore (Madhya Pradesh) | February 14, 2024 8:24:51 PM IST
District administration on Wednesday demolished the illegal structure of a human trafficking gang member in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore district, an official said. ... read..

"Will finalise candidates after...": Karnataka Deputy CM Shivakumar after Congress Screening Committee meeting
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | February 14, 2024 8:24:37 PM IST
After the Karnataka Congress Screening Committee meeting, state Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday said that the party would finalise candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in the state after another round of surveys. ... read..

Farmers protest: "It's evident who is backing them," says Rajasthan Minister Kharra
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | February 14, 2024 8:24:35 PM IST
Rajasthan minister Jhabar Singh Kharra said here on Wednesday that it is evident who is backing the protesting farmers. ... read..

"PM Modi to inaugurate AIIMS, address rally in Jammu on Feb 20": Ravinder Rana
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | February 14, 2024 8:24:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several projects and also address a rally in Jammu on February 20, Ravinder Rana, Bharatiya Janata Party Jammu and Kashmir President said on Wednesday. ... read..

Fire breaks out at Patna Medical College storeroom, no casualty reported
Patna (Bihar) | February 14, 2024 8:24:26 PM IST
A fire broke out in a storeroom at Patna Medical College and Hospital in Bihar, officials said. ... read..

Election Commission bids farewell to Anup Pandey following the completion of his tenure
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 8:24:16 PM IST
The Election Commission of India on Wednesday bid farewell to Anup Chandra Pandey as he relinquished his position as Election Commissioner on February 14, following the completion of his tenure. ... read..

Assam: Two more Congress MLAs extend support to CM Himanta Sarma, party faces setback
Guwahati (Assam) | February 14, 2024 7:25:08 PM IST
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Congress has faced another major setback after two more MLAs of Assam extended their support to the Assam government led by Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. ... read..

Sonowal to inaugurate Kalughat Inland Waterway Transport Terminal, 14 Community Jetties in Bihar
New Delhi | February 14, 2024 7:25:05 PM IST
Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways (MoPSW) Sarbananda Sonowal, will inaugurate the Kalughat inland waterway transport (IWT) Terminal and community jetties at Kalughat IWT Terminal, Saran, Bihar. ... read..

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