Nearly 970 mn people eligible to vote in Lok Sabha polls, says EC

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3:39 PM

Lok Sabha polls 2024: Over 20 million young electors in age group 18-29 added in voters list, says EC

The Election Commission (EC) has announced that over 20 million young electors in age group 18-29 have been added in voters list for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

3:33 PM

Imran Khan’s party-backed independent candidates lead in Pakistan elections; counting underway


Jailed former prime minister Imran Khan’s party-backed independent candidates were leading on Friday in Pakistan’s election results that started trickling in following unusual delays, leading to allegations of vote rigging. Votes are still being counted in Pakistan after Thursday’s general election which was marred by allegations of rigging, sporadic violence and a countrywide mobile phone shutdown. There were dozens of parties in the fray but the main contest was among Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), whose candidates are running as independents, former three-time premier Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Bilawal Zardari Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

3:29 PM

Grateful to PM Modi: MS Swaminathan’s daughter Soumya on his father being conferred with Bharat Ratna

“On behalf of the family, we are very thankful and happy that our father has received the Bharat Ratna posthumously. Grateful to the prime minister for making this announcement. We feel happy that his whole life’s work has been recognised by the highest national award that any citizen of India can get,” MS Swaminathan’s daughter Soumya Swaminathan said.

3:22 PM

He belongs to whole nation: Narasimha Rao’s daughter Vani Devi on ex-PM being conferred with Bharat Ratna

Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao’s daughter and BRS MLC Vani Devi on Thursday appreciated the gesture of naming her father for the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian award, and praised PM Narendra Modi for the decision, PTI reported. Narasimha Rao belongs to the whole nation, she said. She said she was getting calls from Maharashtra and Odisha as he was elected as a Member of Parliament from those states. She was also getting calls from Delhi. “Everyone is happy. He is not only a son of Telugu soil but he belongs to the whole nation,” she added.

3:00 PM

BJP issues three line whip to all its MPs, asks them to be present in both houses on 10 Feb

BJP has issued a three line whip to all its Members of Parliaments of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, asking them to be present in the house on 10 February as some important legislative business is to be discussed in both Houses.

2:45 PM

This is the honour of crores of farmers of the country: UP CM on Charan Singh being conferred the Bharat Ratna

Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed the move of conferring Bharat Ratna to former PM and farmer leader Chaudhary Charan Singh. ‘This is the honour of crores of farmers of the country…This is even more special for UP as Chaudhary Charan Singh also served as the chief minister of the state,’ UP CM Adityanath said.

2:41 PM

What previous governments could not do till today has been completed by PM Modi’s vision: RLD chief

RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary expresses gratitude to Modi govt for encouraging the people, says ‘What previous governments could not do till today has been completed by PM Modi’s vision.’ The RLD chief was referring to PM Modi’s annoucement of awarding Bharat Ratna to former Prime Minister(s) Chaudhary Charan Singh, PV Narasimha Rao Garu and M S Swaminathan.

2:33 PM

Matter of pride for Telangana & Congress: Former CM KCR, deputy CM on Bharat Ratna to former PM Narasimha Rao


BRS president and former Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and state deputy CM Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka have hailed the announcement of the Bharat Ratna to former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao. Speaking on the stellar contributions made by Narasimha Rao to the nation’s development, Vikramarka said the Bharat Ratna award to the former prime minister is a matter of pride for Telangana and the Congress.

2:20 PM

BJP stages walkout from West Bengal Assembly, demands discussion on tea workers’ land rights


BJP MLAs today staged a walkout from the West Bengal Assembly over their demand for a discussion on land rights for tea garden workers in the state. Speaker Biman Banerjee did not allow an adjournment motion brought by BJP MLAs on the issue during Zero Hour but gave a go-ahead to a legislator to read out the text of the motion in the House.

2:12 PM

The messiah of farmers are getting Bharat Ratna: Union Minister Kailash Choudhary

‘Today is definitely dedicated to farmers. The messiah of farmers, who spent his life for the farmers of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh, and also MS Swaminathan, an agricultural scientist who produced the Swaminathan report have been honoured,’ says Union Minister Kailash Choudhary on the announcement of Bharat Ratna for both former prime ministers.

2:01 PM

‘This should have been done much earlier,’ MoS MEA Rajkumar Ranjan Singh on former PMs getting Bharat Ratna

Prime Minister Modi today announced that former Prime Minister(s) Chaudhary Charan Singh, PV Narasimha Rao Garu and M S Swaminathan will beconferred with the Bharat Ratna. Speaking on the same, MoS MEA Rajkumar Ranjan Singh said that ‘PM Modi looks after all those who contribute to the country’s development… this is the best selection.’

1:56 PM

There have been no talks here: Akhilesh on RLD joining the BJP-led alliance in UP

Clearing speculations of Jayant Chaudhary-led RLD joining the BJP-led alliance in UP, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said that “there have been no talks here. Whatever it is, is being published in newspapers, I am getting all the information through you”

1:53 PM

Imran Khan’s party-backed independent candidates lead in Pakistan elections

Imprisoned former Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s candidates are reportedly leading in Pakistan election results. Votes are still being counted in Pakistan after Thursday’s general election which was marred by allegations of rigging, sporadic violence and a countrywide mobile phone shutdown.

1:44 PM

HPCL to commission country’s newest oil refinery in Barmer by January 2025


To cater to the rising oil demand in the country, state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) will commission the country’s newest oil refinery at Barmer in Rajasthan by January next year, a senior company executive said.


 

1:25 PM

Gandhi family was very instrumental in making Narasimha Rao a scapeboard for failures of Congress: NV Subhash

BJP leader & grandson of Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, NV Subhash lauds PM Modi for announcing Bharat Ratna for his grandfather.

‘The Gandhi family was very, very instrumental in making Narasimha Rao a scapeboard for the failures of the Congress party, Rao said.

1:19 PM

Global financial crisis in 2008 wasn’t as serious as Covid-19: FM Sitharaman

During her speech in Parliament today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman criticised Congress’ regime during 2008 global crisis. The FM said that ‘the global financial crisis after 2008 wasn’t as serious as Covid-19. Still, I would want to say that it was a crisis and the government should have handled it with sincerity and transparency.’ 

Sitharaman said, “10 years of one government with some crises and 10 years of a different government with a different crisis, the comparison shown in this (White) paper clearly says how if the government handles it with true sincerity, transparency and putting the nation first, the results are there for everybody to see.”

12:59 PM

‘Charan Singh, Narasimha Rao, MS Swaminathan to get Bharat Ratna,’ says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that former Prime Minister(s) of the India PV Narasimha Rao Garu, Charan Singh, Narasimha Rao, MS Swaminathan, MS Swaminathan will be being honoured with Bharat Ratna. ‘As a distinguished scholar and statesman, Narasimha Rao Garu served India extensively in various capacities,’ PM Modi said in a tweet. ‘He {MS Swaminathan) played a pivotal role in helping India achieve self-reliance in agriculture during challenging times and made outstanding efforts towards modernizing Indian agriculture,’ the prime minister said in his post.

12:22 PM

Cong rejects govt’s ‘White Paper’, Gaurav Gogoi terms it an attempt to divert attention from real issues

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi says, “The ‘White Paper’ is nothing but an attempt to divert the attention of the public from PM Modi’s failed promises…The real issues: inflation and unemployment will dominate  people’s minds in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.”

12:19 PM

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan offers prayers at Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan reached Ram temple in Ayodhya to offer prayer. News reports said that Bachchan has recently made a real estate investment in the holy city.

Amitabh Bachchan at Ram temple (ANI)


Amitabh Bachchan at Ram temple (ANI)

11:47 AM

Pakistan Elections: Shehbaz Sharif wins with 63,953 votes from Lahore


Chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the country’s former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has secured National and Provincial Assembly seats in Lahore, Pakistan-based ARY News reported on Friday citing the Election Commisson of Pakistan, ANI reported.


 



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