Pakistan Latest News Live Updates: Pakistan court cancels arrest warrants for former Prime Minister Imran Khan
Samajwadi Party general secretary Shivpal Singh Yadav says his party will win at least 50 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha Elections 2024
Delhi-Gurugram Expressway waterlogging
Waterlogging on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway causes traffic snarls. Parts of Delhi-NCR received rainfall today
Credit Suisse, UBS & key regulators racing to thrash out merger of Switzerland’s two biggest banks as soon as Saturday evening: FT
Deutsche Bank eyes some Credit Suisse assets: Bloomberg News
Putin visits Crimea on annexation anniversary: State TV
Women’s Premier League
UP Warriorz beat Mumbai Indians by five wickets
A few retired judges and some activists who are ‘part of anti-India gang’ trying to make Indian judiciary play role of opposition party
– Law Minister Kiren Rijiju
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes swipe at opposition, claims they are jittery due to India’s transformation from being agriculture-centric to ‘farmers’ welfare centric’
Trainer aircraft crashes in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district; two pilots missing: Police (PTI)
Telangana: Hyderabad city witnesses heavy traffic after rain lashed the city this evening
Our CM has restored the rule of law. Be it one of our own or anyone else, law will take its course against violators. There is no discrimination. It is not as if people died of spurious liquor & nobody is responsible or there was sacrilege & nobody is responsible. This is called rule of law:
– Punjab Minister Balbir Singh when asked about action against Amritpal Singh
Kerala sanctions Rs 10 crore assistance to earthquake-hit Turkiye
Delhi: Firms fraudulently claiming Input Tax Credit
The Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) Delhi South Commissionerate busts racket of firms fraudulently claiming Input Tax Credit (ITC) of Rs 17 cr. Inspections were conducted at the registered premises of 03 bogus firms/companies namely NexGen Busicorp, XEL Informatics & GW Infotech Pvt. Ltd that were engaged in fake invoicing and circular trading
India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline
- India supplying 1,100 MW electricity to Bangladesh; hydrocarbon trade with Bangladesh crossed $1 bn, says PM Narendra Modi
- 1 million tonne per annum diesel will be supplied to Northern Bangladesh from India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline: PM Modi
- New chapter starting with India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline, says PM Modi at inauguration of pipeline to transport diesel to Bangladesh
Congress expresses concern over the case of a conman posing as a PMO official and getting requisite perks, saying if the government is serious about India’s security it must make it clear who will resign for the lapse
CJI D Y Chandrachud on Collegium system of appointing judges
- In my 23 years of being a judge, no one has told me how to decide a case
- There is absolutely no pressure from government on how to decide cases
- Don’t want to join issue with law minister, we are bound to have difference of perceptions
- We have to insulate judiciary from outside influences if judiciary has to be independent
- Not every system is perfect but this is the best system we have developed
Covid pandemic likely to settle as seasonal flu this year: WHO
Covid-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed more than seven million deaths globally, may likely end up being as public health emergency of international concern’ this year and pose a seasonal flu threat, the World Health Organization has said.
Delhi: Protest outside JP Nadda’s residence
Indian Youth Congress protests outside BJP National President JP Nadda’s residence following his statements against Rahul Gandhi & Congress. The protesters were later detained by Delhi Police
In its fifth chargesheet this month against PFI, the NIA has filed charges against 19 persons, including 12 National Executive Council (NEC) members, founding members and senior leaders of the banned outfit. PFI, as an organisation, has also been charge-sheeted in the case relating to criminal conspiracy aimed at destabilising and dis-membering the country, said NIA.
NIA has also frozen 37 Bank accounts of the PFI as well as 40 Bank accounts belonging to 19 individuals associated with PFI, virtually squeezing the organisation’s funding activities. The crackdown on these bank accounts took place across India, including Guwahati (Assam), Sundipur (West Bengal), Imphal (Manipur), Kozhikode (Kerala), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), New Delhi, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Bangalore (Karnataka), Hyderabad (Telangana) and Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh).
Mobile internet services restricted in several districts of Punjab as the State Police launches action against Khalistani sympathiser ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh and his aides.
CBSE warns schools against starting new academic session before April 1: Board Secretary Anurag Tripathi
Imran Khan arrest
Police reached the residence of Imran Khan in Lahore as former Pakistan’s PM is scheduled to appear before a court in Islamabad in connection with the hearing into the Toshakhana casePunjab Police has arrested more than 20 party workers, reports Pakistan’s Geo News.
Actor Rajnikanth meets Uddhav Thackeray family at Matoshree.
Rajnikanth meets Uddhav: It was just a courtesy visit as the actor has good equations with the Thackeray family and usually visits the family whenever he is in Mumbai. Rajnikanth had visited Matoshree, the Thackeray residence in 2010 too.
“They’re now trying to enter Chairman’s (Imran Khan) house where only Bhusra Bibi is present. We don’t even see these kinds of acts in Martial laws,” tweets Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
Telangana BJP state president Bandi Sanjay appears before State Women Commission over his ‘derogatory’ remarks against BRS MLC K Kavitha
President Droupadi Murmu visited the iconic Vivekananda Rock memorial in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Telangana state BJP members met Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad over the State Public Service Commission question paper leak case. Requested the Governor to take necessary actions against the culprits: BJP, Telangana
“It is now clear that, despite my having gotten bail in all my cases, the PDM govt intends to arrest me. Despite knowing their malafide intentions, I am proceeding to Islamabad & the court bec I believe in rule of law,” tweets former Pakistan PM Imran Khan
A vehicle in the convoy of former Pakistan PM Imran Khan met with an accident as he heads to Islamabad in connection with the hearing into the Toshakhana case: Pak media
Dairy sector is an important aspect of the Indian economy. The contribution of the Dairy sector is more than Rs 10 lakh crores. 45 crore people are associated with it: Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah at the 49th dairy industry convention in Gandhinagar
PM Modi says India’s millets mission will benefit 2.5 crore small and marginal farmers
Official coin of the International Year of Millets 2023
PM Narendra Modi unveiled the official coin of the International Year of Millets 2023 at Global Millets Conference in Pusa, New Delhi.
Postal stamp of the International Year of Millets 2023
PM Narendra Modi released postal stamp of the International Year of Millets 2023 at Global Millets Conference in Pusa, New Delhi.
As declared by United Nations General Assembly observing International year of Millets 2023, the push towards collective efforts to increase millet production will contribute to 2030 agenda for sustainable development
– President of Ethiopia at Global Millets Conference in Delhi
Millets are vital in sustainability for eliminating hunger, adapting to climate change, & transforming agrifoods… I am confident this conference will bring collective action & direct policy attention towards millets
– Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia
It is a matter of great honour for us that after India’s proposal and efforts, the United Nations declared 2023 as the ‘International Year of Millets’. More than 75 lakhs farmers of India are virtually present with us in this ceremony today, which shows its importance
– PM Modi
I am proud that India is leading the ‘International Year of Millets’. Events like Global Millets Conference are not only necessary for Global Good but also a symbol of India’s increasing responsibility for Global Good
– PM Modi inaugurates Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference in PUSA, New Delhi
Tamil Nadu: AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) files his nomination for the post of AIADMK general secretary at AIADMK HQ in Chennai AIADMK will hold the election for the post of general secretary on March 26.
PM Narendra Modi releases postal stamp, unveils the official coin of the International Year of Millets 2023 at Global Millets Conference in Pusa, New Delhi
Money laundering case of Rs 200 crore
Sukesh Chandrasekhar filed a petition seeking transfer of the case to another judge. Sukesh Chandrasekhar accused the judge of being biased in the petition. Patiala House Court refuses to hear Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s plea. Patiala House Court expressed displeasure over the filing of petition by Sukesh. The court said that the accused does not have the right to comment on the presiding officer. Patiala House Court extends judicial custody of Sukesh Chandrasekhar till March 31.
Amit Shah in Ahmedabad
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Ahmedabad. He will attend the 49th dairy industry convention organised by the Indian Dairy Association in Gandhinagar.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter Scale hit 23km South of Jorhat, Assam today at around 9:03 am IST: National Center for Seismology
Youtuber Manish Kashyap, accused of circulating misleading and hysterical video of residents of Bihar working in Tamil Nadu, surrendered at Jagdishpur police station in Bettiah due to raids by Bihar Police and EOU: Bihar Police
AIADMK workers gather at AIADMK HQ in Chennai as Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) to file his nomination for AIADMK general secretary post todayAIADMK will hold the election for the post of general secretary on March 26.
State Investigation Agency (SIA) conducting raids in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Srinagar districts. More details awaited.
National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a fine of Rs 100 crores on Kochi Municipal Corporation for allegedly continuing neglect of its duties resulting in a fire at a waste dump site in Kochi.
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren launches Jharniyojan portal for employment registration
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on March 17, inaugurated the Jharniyojan Portal, created by the Department of Labour Planning, Training and Skill development, in the CM’s chamber at the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly. Through the http://jharniyojan.jharkhand.gov.in portal, the government will try to provide a platform to employers and candidates looking for employment. Employers can share information about their business and manpower related to it on the portal and candidates will be able to register themselves and find employment suiting their profile.
4.3-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan’s Fayzabad
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred 213 km east of Fayzabad, Afghanistan on Saturday at 06:51:03 IST, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on 18-03-2023, 06:51:03 IST, Lat: 37.04 & Long: 72.96, Depth: 105 Km, Location: 213km E of Fayzabad, Afghanistan,” NCS tweeted on Saturday. The quake struck at a depth of 105 kilometres at a latitude of 37.04 and a longitude of 72.96. Further details are awaited.
Wyoming governor signs law outlawing use of abortion pills
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon on Friday signed into law a bill outlawing the use of abortion pills. The legislation was approved earlier this month by Wyoming’s Republican-led state legislature. Gordon is also a Republican.
Bihar government has granted permission to Muslim employees and officials to come to the office one hour before the scheduled time and leave the office one hour before the scheduled time during the month of Ramzan: State General Administration Department.
High Commissioner of India to UK Vikram Doraiswami visited Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst yesterday and had productive discussions with the Commandant Major General Zack Stenning OBE about engagements in the Professional Military Education domain, tweets HC of India, London.
Encounter breaks out at Pulwama in J&K
An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Mitrigam area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday.”Encounter has started at Mitrigam area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job,” the police said.The firefight started after a joint team of police and security forces got an input about the presence of terrorists in the area.
Moody’s downgrades credit ratings on First Republic Bank
Republic Bank, citing deterioration in the bank’s financial profile and challenges faced by the lender due to increased reliance on funding amid deposit outflow.
US army hit over death of recruit who alleged sexually harassed
A powerful Latino civic group on Friday called for authorities to probe the death of a Mexican-American soldier who had been the target of sexual harassment on an army base where a similar death occurred in 2020. A 20-year-old Army private, Ana Basaldua Ruiz, was found dead in her quarters at Fort Hood, the huge Texas military base where she served, on March 13, the army press office at the base said in a statement. “We are… concerned over the reports of her family, that their daughter was the target of repeated sexual harassment,” said Analuisa Tapia, district director for the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Hispanic group in the US.
Joe Biden says Putin committed war crimes, charges are ‘justified’
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has committed war crimes and the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to issue an arrest warrant for him was justified. The ICC earlier on Friday called for Putin’s arrest on suspicion of unlawful deportation of children and unlawful transfer of people from Ukraine to Russia since Moscow’s invasion began of its neighbor last year. The United States is not a member of the ICC.
Ukraine downs three drones over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
Ukraine intercepted three drones over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, The Kyiv Independent reported on Saturday citing oblast governor Serhiy Lysak. Taking to Twitter, The Kyiv Independent said, “Ukraine downs three drones over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, two others reach their targets. Ukraine’s Eastern Command intercepted three drones over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, the oblast governor Serhiy Lysak reported.” “According to the governor, two drones hit a critical infrastructure facility in Novomoskovsk, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. The attack caused serious damage, he said,” it added.
Nagaland ready to welcome G20 delegates, hopes to generate investment opportunities: Chief Secretary
Nagaland is set to host one of its biggest events, for the G20 Summit 2023, at Kohima on April 5, informed the state’s Chief Secretary J Alam. The Chief Secretary said India’s year-long presidency of G20 from December 2022 was a matter of great honour for the country and Nagaland, like other host states, was also actively participating in G20 events. He said in the G20 calendar, meetings are to take place all around the year in about 33 cities, with the most scheduled to be held in Kohima.
Cyclone Freddy affects 500,000 people in Malawi: UN
Malawi authorities assessing the rising devastation of cyclone Freddy report more than 500,000 people affected, including at least 326 people killed, UN Humanitarians said. The government reports 442 people rescued during search and rescue operations on Thursday alone, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency. More than 180,000 people are homeless.
DBRS Morningstar says liquidity support for Credit Suisse not expected to have any material impact on public finances of Switzerland.
Russia will extend Ukraine grain deal for 60 days, not 120 days
On the eve of the expiration of a deal enabling Ukraine to export grain, the United Nations’ humanitarian chief on Friday called its extension crucial to ensuring global food supplies and keeping prices from spiraling as they did after Russia’s invasion of its smaller neighbor. Russia’s U.N. ambassador reiterated that Moscow is ready to extend the deal — but only for 60 days, just half the 120 days in the agreement. Russian envoy Vassily Nebenzia’s briefing to the U.N. Security Council, reiterating what a Russian delegation told senior U.N. officials at a meeting in Geneva on Monday, reinforced the Kremlin’s insistence on reducing the duration of the deal to hold out for changes on how the package is working.