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After Kamal Nath, media reports claim Cong old-timer Manish Tewari giving thought to BJP switch
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 3:24:23 PM IST
Amid speculations of some big Congress leaders giving thought to switching sides as the Opposition alliance stares at a collapse, media reports claimed that Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP from Punjab's Anandpur Sahib, Manish Tewari, is in touch with the ... read..


J-K: Upper reaches of Gurez valley receive fresh snowfall
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) | February 18, 2024 3:24:21 PM IST
Gurez Valley, in north Kashmir's Bandipora district, received fresh snowfall on Sunday morning, with the Srinagar weather department predicting heavy to very heavy snow over the higher reaches of the Kashmir division over the next three days, starting tod ... read..


Baramati battle: "Anyone can contest polls in democracy" says Supriya Sule on speculations of Ajit Pawar's wife standing against her
Pune (Maharashtra) | February 18, 2024 2:23:59 PM IST
Speaking on the speculations about Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's wife Sunetra Pawar's candidature against her in Baramati, the pocket borough of the Pawar clan, NCP-Sharadchandra Pawar leader Supriya Sule, said on Sunday that "anyone can ... read..


Rahul Gandhi demands immediate compensation to family of victim killed in wild elephant attack
Wayanad (Kerala) | February 18, 2024 2:23:55 PM IST
After meeting the family members of the Forest Department watcher, who was trampled to death by wild in Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi said that he has asked state's Chief Minister in a letter that why it was taking "so long" to build a medical college in Wayanad, ... read..


National convention, Day 2: 'Pran Pratishtha' at Ayodhya ushered in new era, says Nadda
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 1:23:49 PM IST
BJP national president JP Nadda on Sunday said the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony and the grand opening of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya ushered in a 'new era. ... read..


'While BJP gives country hope...': Second political resolution takes swipe at INDIA bloc
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 1:23:45 PM IST
On the second day of the Bharatiya Janata Party's National Convention being held at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday proposed a second political resolution named "'BJP' Desh Ki Aasha, Vipaksh Ki Hatasha", mainly focuse ... read..


Devotees continue to throng Ram Mandir in Ayodhya
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | February 18, 2024 12:24:02 PM IST
Devotees thronged Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi temple for the darshan of Ram Lalla on Sunday. ... read..


BCAS directs airlines to ensure on-time delivery of baggage at airports, warns of action
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 12:24:00 PM IST
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has taken a decisive step to streamline baggage handling procedures across major airlines operating in India. ... read..


J-K: SBI-RSETI provides free training to women in tailoring, other occupational courses
Ramban (Jammu and Kashmir) | February 18, 2024 12:23:52 PM IST
The State Bank of India (SBI) - Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) is providing free training to women in tailoring and other occupational courses to make them self-reliant, officials said on Sunday. ... read..


Meghalaya needs 11.5 per cent annual GDP growth to become 10 billion USD economy by 2028: CM Conrad Sangma
West Garo Hills (Meghalaya) | February 18, 2024 12:23:50 PM IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday said that the state needs to achieve 11.5 per cent annual growth (GDP) to fructify its ambitious target of touching the 10 billion US dollar economy by 2028. ... read..


PM Modi condoles demise of Jain muni Acharya Vidhyasagar Maharaj
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 12:23:47 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed condolences on the demise of Jain muni Acharya Vidhyasagar Ji Maharaj. ... read..


J-K: First river rejuvenation project completed, locals await "Devika's rebirth" ahead of PM Modi's visit
Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) | February 18, 2024 12:23:40 PM IST
Excitement is brewing in Udhampur as North India's first river rejuvenation project, "Devika" completed in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur on Sunday. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi meets families of elephant attacks victims in Wayanad
Wayanad (Kerala) | February 18, 2024 11:24:05 AM IST
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi reached the residence of Forest Department watcher VP Paul, who was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Wayanad on Sunday. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi to resume 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' from Prayagraj today
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | February 18, 2024 10:24:10 AM IST
After halting in Varanasi, the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi will resume from Anand Bhawan in Prayagraj on Sunday. ... read..


Shallow fog covers north India; IMD predicts light rainfall in Delhi
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 10:24:07 AM IST
A layer of shallow fog was witnessed in several parts of northern India on Sunday morning, with the Indian Meteorological Department predicting light to moderate rain at several places over the next two days in Delhi, Haryana, and Chandigarh. ... read..


They can't defeat us: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij's fresh attack on Congress
Haryana | February 18, 2024 10:24:05 AM IST
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Sunday, slammed the Congress ahead claiming that there is no unity in the Congress party in Haryana and they can't fight with the ruling BJP. ... read..


Restoration work underway after wagons of goods train derailed in Delhi
General News | February 18, 2024 10:24:00 AM IST
New Delhi [India], February 18: Restoration work is underway at the Patel Nagar-Dayabasti section near the Zakhira flyover in the National Capital after ten wagons of goods train derailed on early Saturday morning, officials said. ... read..


Delhi visit to BJP's 'Jai Shree Ram' post, speculation rife over Congress' Kamal Nath, son joining BJP
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | February 18, 2024 9:23:33 AM IST
Political circles were abuzz on Saturday amid speculation that former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath may join the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..


Govt requests time for talks as farmers' protest at Shambhu Border enters sixth day
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 9:23:31 AM IST
As the farmer protest at the Shambhu border enters the sixth day, Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee leaders said on Sunday that the government had asked for some time to discuss the matter with the union ministers. ... read..


"In democracy, people rule...": AAP spokesperson Priyanka Kakkar
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 8:23:47 AM IST
Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Priyanka Kakkar took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement about the BJP aiming for 370 seats in the Lok Sabha elections, emphasizing the democratic nature of the country. ... read..


Assam DGP GP Singh flags of 21-km 'Guwahati Marathon'
Guwahati (Assam) | February 18, 2024 8:23:43 AM IST
Assam Director General of Police (DGP) GP Singh on Sunday flagged off the 21-km 'Guwahati Marathon' that is being organized by Prerana - IAS Officers' Wives' Association in Guwahati. ... read..


"They only want to show their pictures...": Samrat Chaudhary on Congress claims
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 7:24:32 AM IST
Responding to Congress claims that Rahul Gandhi was not allowed to take cameras into Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Chaudhary stated on Saturday that the Congress merely wants to showcase their people and accused them of being ... read..


AAP MLA Amanat Ullah Khan moves Rouse Avenue court seeking anticipatory bail in Waqf Board money laundering case
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 7:24:27 AM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanat Ullah Khan on Saturday moved to Rouse Avenue court seeking anticipatory bail in the Delhi Waqf Board money laundering case. ... read..


"Appropriate action taken...": Tamil Nadu Minister Ramachandran on Sivakasi fireworks incident
Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu) | February 18, 2024 7:24:25 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Minister KKSSR Ramachandran met the people who were injured in the Sivakasi fireworks incident and said that appropriate action has been taken by the District Collector. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh: Chittoor Police seize worth Rs 2.8 lakhs liquor; three held
Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) | February 18, 2024 7:24:23 AM IST
The Chittoor Urban Police and Special Enforcement Bureau have arrested three people for smuggling liquor from Karnataka to Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


Jharkhand CM arrives in Delhi; to meet Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 6:24:21 AM IST
After the formation of the new cabinet in Jharkhand, Chief Minister Champai Soren, along with state Congress President Rajesh Thakur arrived at Jharkhand Bhawan in the national capital on Saturday. ... read..


Sandeshkhali violence: "Law and order completely destroyed in West Bengal...," says Kailash Vijayvargiya
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 6:24:19 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya has expressed concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in West Bengal in the wake of the Sandeshkhali issue, stating that there is a lack of respect for women in the state. ... read..


Delhi Police arrest man for making hoax call to blast IGI airport
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 6:24:14 AM IST
A 38-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly making a hoax call to blast Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on January 28, according to police. ... read..


GBC@IV: Bundelkhand to receive investments worth Rs 60,000 crores
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | February 18, 2024 6:24:12 AM IST
The Yogi government is poised to unveil investment projects totalling more than Rs 10 lakh crore during the Ground Breaking Ceremony (GBC@IV), of which a significant portion amounting to Rs 60,000 crore will be directed towards the Bundelkhand region. ... read..


Jamnagar Court allows filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi's plea for 30-day stay to appeal order
Jamnagar (Gujarat) | February 18, 2024 6:24:10 AM IST
The Jamnagar Court in Gujarat on Saturday allowed filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi a 30-day stay on an order to appeal an order. The appeal will allow Santoshi to challenge the verdict in a higher court. ... read..


Maharashtra: Explosion at scrap godown in Pune
Pune (Maharashtra) | February 18, 2024 6:24:08 AM IST
An explosion took place in a scrap godown in the Kudal Wadi area of Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Tripura CM Saha holds fifth position in popularity rating
Agartala (Tripura) | February 18, 2024 5:23:43 AM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha occupied the prestigious fifth position in India in terms of popularity rating among the Chief Ministers, according to a recent survey by one of the media aimed at gauging the acceptability of the leaders. ... read..


"Will hold talks with AICC General Secretary, Mallikarjun Kharge": Congress MLA Rajesh Kachhap
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 5:23:41 AM IST
Amid speculation of a possible rift between Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the grand old party over the new cabinet, Congress MLA Rajesh Kachhap asserted that they will hold meetings with AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal and party chief Mallikarjun K ... read..


Congress claims camera not allowed by "employee" of "camerajivi" sitting in Delhi
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) | February 18, 2024 5:23:37 AM IST
The Congress on Saturday alleged that former party president Rahul Gandhi was not allowed to take cameras inside Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple by "the employee" of the "camerajivi" sitting in the national capital. ... read..


BJP National Convention: Modi government will return to power for third straight term in 2024
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 3:24:22 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national convention on Saturday passed a significant political resolution titled 'Viksit Bharat' highlighting the achievements under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the Modi government would return to power fo ... read..


Giving MSP on all crops not practical: Agricultural economist SS Johl
Ludhiana (Punjab) | February 18, 2024 2:24:20 AM IST
Amidst the ongoing agitation by farmers demanding legal recognition of Minimum Support Price and implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report including on pricing mechanism, prominent agricultural economist Dr Sardara Singh Johl has said that giving ... read..


Every Ram devotee and Sanatan Dharma follower is celebrating inauguration of Ram Temple in Ayodhya: CM Yogi
New Delhi | February 18, 2024 2:24:18 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath participated in the two-day national convention of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi on Saturday and said that the inauguration of Ram Temple in Ayodhya has brought immense joy to every devotee of Lord Ram an ... read..


GBC@IV: 16 UP departments meet their targets 100 per cent
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | February 18, 2024 2:24:14 AM IST
The Yogi government is set to implement investment proposals surpassing Rs 10 lakh crore, with contributions from 37 government departments. Remarkably, 16 of these departments have not only met but exceeded their respective targets. ... read..


Mangaluru will vote for change in Lok Sabha elections: Karnataka Deputy CM Shivakumar
Mangaluru (Karnataka) | February 18, 2024 2:24:11 AM IST
Expressing concern that the development and commerce in Coastal Karnataka had taken a beating over the years, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Saturday hoped that the people would vote for a change in the upcoming general elections. ... read..


Farmers' protest: Haryana extends mobile internet suspension in 7 districts till Feb 19
Haryana | February 18, 2024 2:24:09 AM IST
The Haryana government on Saturday extended the ban on mobile internet and bulk SMS services in seven districts till February 19 in view of the 'Delli Chalo' call given by farmers' organisations. ... read..


One Nation, One Election committee continues interaction with political parties, stakeholders
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 11:54:45 PM IST
The High-Level Committee (HLC) formed by the Centre on 'One Nation, One Election' continued its consultation with representatives of political parties and other stakeholders on Saturday. ... read..


Unauthorised activities reported; spy cam and smart phone recovered in Dibrugarh jail: Assam Police
Guwahati (Assam) | February 17, 2024 11:54:43 PM IST
In a major security breach, several unauthorised activities were detected in the National Security Act (NSA) cell at the highly secure Dibrugarh Jail, which houses, among others, separatist leader and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh and his associate ... read..


10-member panel headed by two women DIG-rank officers probing Sandeshkhali events: Bengal DGP
Kolkata (West Bengal) | February 17, 2024 11:54:34 PM IST
With the ruling Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal under fire from Opposition parties over the events in North 24 Parganas' Sandeshkhali, the state Director General of Police (DGP) Rajeev Kumar said that a 10-member committee led by two Deputy I ... read..


BMC launches comprehensive stray dog vaccination drive under 'Mumbai rabies elimination project'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 17, 2024 11:54:21 PM IST
In collaboration with various Animal Welfare Organizations, the Veterinary Health Department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has launched an extensive mass anti-rabies vaccination drive. ... read..


Doctors from Prayagraj raise health awareness, embark on cycling expedition to Ayodhya
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 11:54:18 PM IST
On Saturday morning, a team of 25 doctors, consisting of members of the Allahabad Medical Association, embarked on a cycling journey from Prayagraj to Ayodhya to seek blessings at the revered Ram Lala temple. ... read..


"In politics, no one's door remains closed": JDU MLA Gopal Mandal on Lalu Yadav remark
Bhagalpur (Bihar) | February 17, 2024 11:54:16 PM IST
Responding to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav's remark that "doors for Nitish Kumar remains open", Janata Dal-United (JDU) MLA Gopal Mandal on Saturday said that Bihar chief minister will not turn back now. ... read..


PM Modi's name echoing in entire country: Tripura CM Manik Saha at National Convention of BJP
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 11:54:14 PM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha attended the National Convention of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name is resonating in the entire country. ... read..


"Everyone is satisfied now": JMM's Basant Soren on Congress MLAs 'upset' over new cabinet
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | February 17, 2024 11:54:11 PM IST
Amid speculation of a possible rift between Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress over the new cabinet, former Chief Minister Hemant Soren's brother and party leader Basant Soren on Saturday said that Congress MLAs had some doubts that has been remove ... read..


"Efforts to undermine Constitution must be thwarted": Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | February 17, 2024 11:54:07 PM IST
Taking a veiled swipe at the BJP-led NDA at the Centre, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said the principles of secularism, equality, and fraternity are the cornerstones of the Constitution. ... read..


IAF Exercise Vayu Shakti-24: Airforce showcases formidable display of firepower at Pokhran
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) | February 17, 2024 10:54:10 PM IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) showcased its offensive capabilities through an enthralling and formidable display of its firepower as it conducted "Exercise Vayu Shakti-24" at the Pokhran air-to-ground range near Jaisalmer on Saturday, said an official releas ... read..


"Ram Mandir built at same place where it was decided...": CM Yogi Adityanath
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 10:54:09 PM IST
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that dozens of generations left with the same wish that Lord Ram should once again reside in his temple, an ... read..


GSLV performed well: ISRO Chief after INSAT-3DS injected into orbit
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 10:54:07 PM IST
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath announced on Saturday that the INSAT-3DS satellite has been injected into the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). ... read..


Uttarakhand: State government takes control of Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | February 17, 2024 10:54:05 PM IST
Due to non-compliance with the instructions of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), the Uttarakhand government on Saturday took over the property of Dehradun Integrated Arena Ltd, the firm authorised to operate the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket ... read..


National convention: BJP's resolution condemns barbaric incident of Sandeshkhali
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 10:54:03 PM IST
A political resolution was passed on the inaugural day of the BJP's national convention on Saturday, condemning the violent crackdowns on Opposition protests against alleged excesses on women in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali. ... read..


"CM infamous for false guarantees; trying to mislead people": LoP Jairam Thakur on Himachal budget
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 9:53:41 PM IST
In his first response to the state budget presented by Chief Minister Sukhwinder Sukhu on Saturday, the Leader of Opposition in the Himachal Assembly, Jairam Thakur, on Saturday said the former and his party are 'infamous' for making 'false guarantees'. ... read..


"We have to cross 370 seats, BJP will score hat-trick under PM Modi...": Nadda urges party workers to work hard for Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 9:53:37 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda on Saturday urged party workers to strive hard in the Lok Sabha polls to take the party beyond the 370-seat mark and expressed confidence that the Modi government will return to power scoring a hat-trick and creat ... read..


"Actions and acts of accused can be termed seditious," says Delhi court while dismissing Sharjeel's bail plea
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 9:53:33 PM IST
Delhi's Karkardooma Court on Saturday dismissed the bail plea of Sharjeel Imam. The court said that the acts and actions of the accused can be termed as seditious as just after his speeches and activities, riots occurred in North East Delhi in 2020 causin ... read..


BSF recovers one packet of suspected heroin in Punjab's Amritsar
Amritsar (Punjab) | February 17, 2024 9:53:31 PM IST
Border Security Force (BSF) recovered one packet of suspected heroin of gross weight, approximately 440 g, in Punjab's Amritsar district on Saturday, said officials. ... read..


"Our govt has done more for farmers...": Rajnath quotes numbers amid protest on Delhi borders
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 9:53:29 PM IST
As protesting farmers continued to mass and hold their ground on Delhi's borders on Saturday, amid attempts at a breakthrough in talks with the Centre, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi considered them as his fam ... read..


Senior IAS officers from Uttar Pradesh encourage Amity youth to contribute to developed India
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 8:54:02 PM IST
An Entrepreneur Orientation Programme was organized today at Amity university Noida Campus to encourage the youth of the University and familiarise them with the Prime Minister's National Vision of Contribution to a Developed India by 2047. ... read..


GBC@IV: Ayodhya to receive investment of over Rs 10155 crore
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 8:53:54 PM IST
Through the Ground Breaking Ceremony (GBC@IV) to be held from February 19-21, the Uttar Pradesh government is set to open avenues of employment for over 20,000 young individuals in Ayodhya. ... read..


Uttarakhand: Wildlife smuggler nabbed with 2 leopard skins in Uttarkashi
Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) | February 17, 2024 8:53:53 PM IST
The special operation group (SOG) of Uttarakhand police, with the support of the forest department, arrested an alleged wildlife smuggler on Saturday and recovered two leopard skins from his possession in the district. ... read..


Congress veteran Kamal Nath reaches Delhi amid speculation of switching to BJP
New Delhi / Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 7:54:24 PM IST
The arrival of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and his MP son Nakul Nath at Delhi airport on Saturday has fuelled speculation that the veteran Congress leader could switch sides to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..


"You did not come, these were your deeds": Nadda takes dig at opposition leaders for not attending Ram temple event in Ayodhya
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 7:54:15 PM IST
Noting that some people used to ridicule the BJP over the over dates for the construction of the grand temple at Ayodhya, party chief JP Nadda on Saturday took a dig at opposition parties over not attending the Pran Prathistha at Ram Temple last month, sa ... read..


Ankit Saksena murder: DLSA files victim impact assessment report; court to hear arguments on sentence for convicts
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 7:54:13 PM IST
The Delhi Legal Service Authority (DLSA) on Saturday filed the Victim Impact Assessment Report required for the assessment of compensation to the family of Ankit Saksena who was killed in full public view in West Delhi in 2018. ... read..


Ahead of PM Modi's visit, UP CM Yogi takes stock of preparations for GBC@IV
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 7:54:10 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took stock of the preparations being made for the upcoming Ground Breaking Ceremony (GBC@IV) at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan on Saturday, given Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the event, and deliv ... read..


Tamil Nadu: 9 killed, 3 critical in Virudhnagar firecracker factory explosion
Virudhnagar (Tamil Nadu) | February 17, 2024 7:54:04 PM IST
At least nine people have been killed and three are reported to be in critical condition after a massive explosion took place at a firecracker manufacturing unit in the Virudhnagar district on Saturday. ... read..


National Convention: PM Modi says 'Kamal Ka Phool' the party's candidate for LS polls
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 6:54:34 PM IST
Amid the BJP's ongoing National Convention in the national capital on Saturday, the party's national general secretary Vinod Tawde said national president JP Nadda delivered the opening address at the meeting while the key office-bearers also received cer ... read..


ISRO launches weather monitoring satellite INSAT-3DS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 6:54:19 PM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday conducted a successful launch of its meteorological satellite INSAT-3DS aboard spacecraft GSLV F14 at 5.35 pm from the Sriharikota spaceport. ... read..


"Baseless," says MP Congress chief Jitu Patwari on speculation of Kamal Nath switching to BJP
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 6:54:09 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Jitu Patwari on Saturday termed the speculation that former chief minister Kamal Nath could cross over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as "baseless." ... read..


PM Modi to inaugurate AIIMS Rajkot on February 25
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 6:54:07 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the AIIMS at Rajkot on Sunday next week. ... read..


Uttarakhand: Chief Electoral Officer conducts high-level meeting over law and order ahead of LS polls
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | February 17, 2024 6:54:06 PM IST
Chief Electoral Officer Dr BVRC Purushottam took a high-level meeting regarding law and order, deployment of police forces and central security forces Uttarakhand in view of the upcoming general elections. ... read..


Delhi Excise policy case: Court to decide whether Sisodia's bail plea can be heard when his curative petition pending before Supreme court
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 5:55:04 PM IST
The Rouse Avenue court on Saturday reserved its order on the point whether it can hear Manish Sisodia's regular bail given his curative petition pending before the Supreme Court. ... read..


Mizoram: 90 bags of poppy seeds weighing 5400 kg seized in joint operation, 2 arrested
Aizawl (Mizoram) | February 17, 2024 5:55:02 PM IST
In a joint operation, the Assam Rifles and Customs Preventive Force of Champhai in Mizoram recovered and seized 90 bags of poppy seeds weighing 5400 kg at the Zokhawthar area in Champhai district and arrested two. ... read..


Tamil Nadu: 8 killed, 10 injured in Virudhnagar firecracker factory explosion
Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu) | February 17, 2024 5:55:00 PM IST
At least 8 people were killed and 10 others injured after a massive explosion that took place at a firecracker manufacturing unit in the Virudhnagar district on Saturday evening. ... read..


If BJP does not lose 2024 Lok Sabha polls, AAP will make India free from BJP in 2029": Kejriwal in Delhi assembly
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 5:54:58 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the BJP, saying that if the ruling party at the Centre does not face defeat in this year's general elections, then the Aam Aadmi Party "will make India free of BJP" rule in the ... read..


Fire breaks out in Market Yard shop in Pune, no casualties
Pune (Maharashtra) | February 17, 2024 5:54:56 PM IST
A massive fire broke out in a shop in the Market Yard area of Pune on Saturday, fire officials said. ... read..


3 killed, 1 injured after car hits divider, collides with tempo on Pune-Nashik highway
Pune (Maharashtra) | February 17, 2024 4:55:07 PM IST
Three persons were killed while another was injured after a car jumped a road divider and later rammed into a tempo in Maharashtra's Pune on Saturday morning, police said. ... read..


Tamil Nadu CM Stalin virtually inaugurates, lays foundation stone for various welfare projects in Chennai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | February 17, 2024 4:55:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various welfare projects in Chennai via video conferencing on Saturday. ... read..


404 kg of dry ganja seized in Telengana's Bhadradri Kothagudem, 8 held
Bhadradri Kothagudem (Telengana) | February 17, 2024 4:55:03 PM IST
Eight people were arrested for allegedly transporting 404 kilogrammes of dry Ganja from Odisha to Hyderabad in Telangana's Bhadradri Kothagudem, police said on Saturday. ... read..


Assam: Congress expels Golaghat district chief after his meeting with CM Himanta
Guwahati (Assam) | February 17, 2024 3:55:13 PM IST
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has expelled Golaghat District Congress Committee from his position following a meeting with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. ... read..


BJP leaders engage in two-day national convention at Bharat Mandapam, fostering confidence and enthusiasm
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 3:55:06 PM IST
Amid the ongoing two-day national convention at Bharat Mandapam, on Saturday, various leaders from the party have arrived reflecting an atmosphere of confidence and enthusiasm on the highly anticipated event. ... read..


Telangana: Over 20 stray dogs found dead in Mahabubnagar, police launch probe
Mahabubnagar (Telengana) | February 17, 2024 3:54:53 PM IST
The Telangana Police on Saturday said a probe has been initiated into the incident in which over 20 stray dogs were found dead in a village in the State's Mahabubnagar district. ... read..


"He stood with the party, won't leave it", Congress' Digvijaya Singh plays down speculation of Kamal Nath switching to BJP
Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 3:54:51 PM IST
Reports of former Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief Kamal and his son Lok Sabha MP Nakul Nath flying down to Delhi on Saturday have once again resulted in speculation that the veteran Congress leader could switch sides to the BJP. ... read..


Assam's electorate rises to 2.43 cr from 2.18 cr in 2019
Guwahati (Assam) | February 17, 2024 3:54:45 PM IST
Assam's electorate has risen to 2.43 crore which is a jump of 11 per cent from 2.18 crore in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. ... read..


Marriage pandal collapses at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, 25 rescued
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 3:54:43 PM IST
At least 25 people trapped under the collapsed marriage 'pandal' (temporary structure or tent) at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium were rescued on Saturday, officials said. ... read..


Publicity campaign vehicle of Ajit Pawar's wife in Baramati amid speculations of her candidature against Supriya Sule
Pune (Maharashtra) | February 17, 2024 3:54:39 PM IST
Publicity campaign vehicles in Baramati showcased pictures of NCP Chief Ajit Pawar and his wife Sunetra, even as speculation continued on her being the candidate of the NCP (Ajit Pawar) for the constituency in the Lok Sabha. This constituency that was rep ... read..


"This is SFI and PFI Joint venture" : Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on protest against him
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | February 17, 2024 3:54:36 PM IST
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan claimed on Saturday that all the protests that have been organised by student wing of the ruling CPI (M) against him are joint ventures of the Students Federation of India (SFI) and the Popular Front of India (PFI), a ba ... read..


Indian Coast Guard, Swedish marine engine maker discuss steps to strengthen 'Make in India'
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 6:54:32 PM IST
In the pursuit of advancing the Defence Sector through the 'Make in India' initiative, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) held deliberations with Swedish marine engine maker, Marine Jet Power (MJP). ... read..


ISRO unveils Young Scientist Programme 2024 for school students; Check details and application process
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 2:24:04 PM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to organise a special programme for school children called the "Young Scientist Programme" "YUva VIgyani KAryakram" (YUVIKA). ... read..


"Process of arbitration must be efficient in terms of cost, timeline" CJI Chandrachud at Prayagraj
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 2:24:01 PM IST
The Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Saturday inaugurated a newly constructed arbitration centre in Allahabad High Court, he also launched a book 'Courts of Uttar Pradesh. Speaking at the inauguration the CJI said the Prayagraj arbitration centre ... read..


Supriya Sule calls it 'unfortunate, painful' after Ajit Pawar faction declared as 'real NCP'
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 2:23:55 PM IST
Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule (Sharad Pawar faction) called it 'unfortunate and painful' on Saturday after the Maharashtra Speaker Rahul Narwekar ruled that the Ajit Pawar-led faction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is the real political party. ... read..


"Never happened before..." Sharad Pawar after losing NCP party name, symbol
Baramati (Maharashtra) | February 17, 2024 2:23:51 PM IST
Veteran politician Sharad Pawar said on Saturday the Election Commission's decision to recognise the group led by his nephew Ajit Pawar as the 'real' Nationalist Congress Party was "not in accordance with law" and he has approached the Supreme Court again ... read..


Ten wagons of goods train derail in Delhi
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 2:23:50 PM IST
Around ten wagons of a goods train derailed and overturned on the Patel Nagar-Dayabasti section in the Delhi area on Saturday morning, officials said. ... read..


15 commercial units, houses gutted in fire at Govandi chawl in Mumbai, none hurt
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 17, 2024 1:24:00 PM IST
Around 15 commercial units and some houses were destroyed in a massive fire that broke out in a chawl in Mumbai's Govandi in the early hours of Saturday. ... read..


Former BJD leader Pradeep Panigrahi signals potential shift, likely to join BJP
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) | February 17, 2024 1:23:58 PM IST
Pradeep Panigrahi, the former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and MLA representing Gopalpur, hinted at the likelihood of joining the BJP. Panigrahi revealed that a meeting took place between him and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) state President Manmohan Samal ... read..


ISRO set to launch weather monitoring satellite INSAT-3DS today; check launch time and mission objectives
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | February 17, 2024 1:23:57 PM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its meteorological satellite INSAT-3DS aboard spacecraft GSLV F14 at 5.35 pm Saturday from the Sriharikota spaceport. It will study weather forecasts and natural disaster warnings. ... read..


BJP State Chief Sukanta Majumdar recovers from injuries, discharged from hospital after Sandeshkhali protest
Kolkata (West Bengal) | February 17, 2024 1:23:53 PM IST
The BJP State Chief for West Bengal, Sukanta Majumdar, was released from Apollo Hospital in Kolkata on Saturday. ... read..


Revival of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam: NIA chargesheets 14th accused working in Tamil film industry
New Delhi | February 17, 2024 1:23:49 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has chargesheeted one more accused who was working as a production executive in the Tamil film industry in the case related to the revival of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka and India, the agenc ... read..


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