12 Feb, 23:40 (IST)

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant laid the foundation stone for various development works of Devasthan at Shri Mahalasa Narayani temple on Monday, February 12, 2024. The temple is present in the Verna region of the state.Pramod Sawant Lays Foundation Stone for Various Development Works

12 Feb, 22:30 (IST)

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) announced the names of Debasish Samantray and Subhasish Khuntia as its candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections 2024. The elections are set to take place on February 27.BJD Announces Its Candidates for Rajya Sabha Elections 2024

12 Feb, 20:39 (IST)

On Monday, February 12, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and CPP Chairperson Sonia Gandhi convened a crucial meeting with members of the National Alliance Committee of Congress, joined by AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal and AICC Treasurer Ajay Maken. The discussions primarily revolved around the preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and the formulation of alliances with INDIA bloc parties. Sources indicate that the meeting aimed to finalise decisions on seat sharing, with announcements expected imminently.

12 Feb, 19:54 (IST)

In a significant development, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its candidates from Rajasthan for the upcoming Rajya Sabha Biennial elections in 2024. Chunnilal Garasiya and Madan Rathore have been selected by the BJP to represent the state in the upper house of parliament.BJP Announces Rajasthan Candidates for Rajya Sabha Elections 2024 

12 Feb, 18:51 (IST)

Union ministers have initiated the second round of discussions with farmer leaders in Chandigarh regarding their 'Delhi Chalo' plan, marking a crucial development in the ongoing negotiations. 

12 Feb, 18:18 (IST)

Retail inflation in January 2024 eased to 5.10 per cent, according to government data, marking a decline from previous levels. The drop in inflation provides relief and signifies potential stabilisation in consumer prices.Retail Inflation Dips to 5.10% in January 2024

12 Feb, 17:05 (IST)

In a significant development, the Telangana Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a bill today banning hookah parlours in the state. The move is expected to have wide-ranging implications for the state’s public health and regulatory landscape.  

12 Feb, 15:47 (IST)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar -led Janata Dal (United)-BJP government sailed through a trust vote Monday afternoon, after the opposition - the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and Left Front - walked out of the Assembly.

12 Feb, 15:13 (IST)

Six BJP MLAs, including the Leader of Opposition, Suvendu Adhikari were suspended from the Assembly for the entire session by Speaker Biman Bandhopadhya following protests by the saffron camp MLAs within the House over the continuing violence and tension in Sandeshkhali. Besides the leader of the opposition, the other five BJP legislators who were suspended on Monday were Agnimitra Paul, Bankim Ghosh, Tapasi Mondal, Mihir Goswami and Shankar Ghosh.

12 Feb, 13:46 (IST)

In a significant political development in Bihar, the no-confidence motion against the State Assembly Speaker, Awadh Bihari Choudhary, has been passed. Choudhary, who is also a leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), faced a vote of no confidence in the State Assembly. The resolution saw 125 members voting in favour, while 112 voted against it.Bihar News

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New Delhi, February 12: Today, all eyes are on Bihar as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is set to prove his majority in a floor test. This comes after his switch to the NDA, leaving behind the mahagathbandhan, an alliance of the RJD, Congress, and Left parties in Bihar.

In anticipation of the crucial test, Congress has relocated their MLAs to Hyderabad, while RJD MLAs have been at former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav’s residence since Saturday night. The BJP has moved its MLAs to the Maha Bodhi resort in Bodh Gaya, citing training purposes and dismissing any threat of poaching from the opposition. Bihar Floor Test: ‘Everybody is Intact in NDA’, Says HAM Leader Jitan Ram Manjhi Ahead of Trust Vote Tomorrow.

The Bihar Assembly, with a total strength of 243 members, requires a majority mark of 122. The NDA holds a comfortable majority of 128 seats, with BJP having 78, JD(U) 45, Hindustani Awam Morcha 4, and Independent MLA Sumit Singh 1. The Opposition holds 114 seats, with RJD having the highest at 79, followed by Congress with 19, CPI(ML) 12, CPI(M) 2, and CPI 2. AIMIM and others hold one seat each. Rozgar Mela 2024: PM Narendra Modi To Distribute Over 1 Lakh Appointment Letters to Recruits in Government Departments.

The session will begin with a joint address to the two Houses by Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar at the Central Hall, followed by a discussion on the no-confidence notice against the Speaker. Subsequently, the Nitish government will seek a trust vote.

In other news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a busy schedule today. He will distribute over 1,00,000 appointment letters to newly hired individuals across various central government departments via video conferencing. He will also lay the foundation stone of Phase I of the Integrated Complex “Karmayogi Bhavan” in New Delhi.

Furthermore, India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is set to be launched in Sri Lanka and Mauritius today. The launch will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth via video conferencing at 1 PM.