16 Feb, 22:23 (IST)

The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said that an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale was recorded in the Southern Xinjiang region of China this evening. According to the NCS, the tremors were felt at about 9:08 pm.

16 Feb, 21:28 (IST)

Jharkhand Chief Minister Champai Soren, on Friday, February 16, allocated portfolios to several ministers. Soren kept the Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms and Rajbhasha, Department of Home, Department of Cabinet Secretariat and Vigilance. Rameshwar Oraon got the Finance Department and Department of Commercial Taxes, while Basant Soren got the Department of Road Construction, Building Construction Department and Water Resources Department.

16 Feb, 20:48 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, February 16, congratulated Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin for taking 500 wickets in test matches. "His journey and accomplishments are testament to his skill and perseverance. My best wishes to him as he scales further peaks," PM Modi said.

16 Feb, 20:06 (IST)

Indian Air Force's (IAF) Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) performed at the Air Force Station in Bagdogra today, February 16. Students of various educational institutes in the vicinity of Siliguri and Bagdogra visited Air Force Station to witness the performance.Watch Video:

16 Feb, 19:02 (IST)

Shiv Sena leader Milind Deora, on Friday, February 16, said that he was extremely pleased to attend the two-day convention of Shiv Sena in Kolhapur. "I look forward to contributing, through Shiv Sena, for the development of Mumbai, Maharashtra and India," he said. The former Congress leader also said that Shiv Sena is a democratic party while stating that there are only two democratic parties in the country.Watch Video:

16 Feb, 18:04 (IST)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on Friday, February 16, gave a 15-day relaxation to Paytm and extended the date to March 15 from the earlier stipulated timeline of February 29. The RBI also issued an FAQ in the Paytm case.

16 Feb, 17:23 (IST)

BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla, on Friday, February 16, attacked the opposition. Speaking to the media, Shehzad Poonawalla said the family jeep of Rahul Gandhi and Tejashwi Yadav is punctured now. "The way INDI alliance partners have left this family jeep, it looks more like a 'bye-bye yatra' than a Nyay Yatra... This (INDI alliance) will left with only that much support who'll left in the family jeep as there is no vision or mission but only commission, corruption and family profession exist," he said.

16 Feb, 16:26 (IST)

A two-day convention of the Shiv Sena to prepare for the upcoming Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections is underway in Kolhapur. Maharastra Minister and Shiv Sena leader Uday Samant said, "This convention is important for us. CM Eknath Shinde will guide us. Party's line of action, strategy for the upcoming elections will be decided. A big rally will also be organised here tomorrow."

16 Feb, 15:46 (IST)

Priyanka Gandhi has said that she has been admitted to a hospital due to ill health and will not be able to participate in the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra today in Uttar Pradesh.Check Her Post on X


16 Feb, 14:54 (IST)

Addressing a public event in Rewari, Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi drew attention to the significant increase in the budget allocation for the development of Railways in the state. He pointed out that while the average budget before 2014 was around INR 300 crores, this year’s budget has earmarked approximately INR 3,000 crores for the Railways.Watch Video

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Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar responded to the controversial disqualification petitions filed by rival factions within the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday, delivering his decision in favour of the Ajit Pawar-led NCP faction at a critical juncture in the state's political history. Based on the criterion of legislative majority, Narwekar dismissed all the MLAs' disqualification petitions, concluding that the Ajit Pawar group is the "real NCP" political party. Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar read out the Supreme Court's decision regarding the disqualification petitions made against NCP MLAs, stating that it was somewhat reminiscent of the Shiv Sena issue.

Actor and MP for the Trinamool Congress (TMC) Mimi Chakraborty has resigned from her position, citing dissatisfaction with the local party leadership in her area. In the Lok Sabha elections of 2019, Mimi Chakraborty won from the Jadavpur constituency. The actor has handed over her resignation to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. "Today, I met our party supremo. I had submitted my resignation to her on February 13. I have understood in all these years that politics is not my cup of tea",  she said while speaking to the media after meeting Mamata Banerjee.

After the Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigating agency presented former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren before a court on Thursday, he was placed under judicial custody at the Birsa Munda Central Jail till February 22. "It was hardly a 20-minute formality when Soren was produced in the court by ED officials and the court forwarded him to judicial custody," a civil court attorney acquainted with the court's history stated. Soren was taken into the custody of ED authorities earlier this month from Ranchi Central Jail and sent to their zonal office to be questioned. for the ED remand term, Soren was kept at the ED zonal office after his request to be moved to central prison for the night was denied by a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court.

As the unions continue to pressure the central government for the demands, some 200 farmers in Punjab staged a walk-in protest by occupying train lines and entering railway stations. The biggest intersection close to the Shambhu border between Haryana and Punjab, Rajpura Railway Junction, was the site of a "rail roko" protest organised by the farmers. Railway services on the Punjab-Delhi line were disrupted during the protest hours by the farmers, who were scheduled to work from 12 pm to 4 pm. In addition to the execution of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations, pensions for farmers and farm labourers, the remission of agricultural debt, and justice for the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, farmers are demanding a legal guarantee for the Minimum Support Price (MSP).


The electoral bonds programme was ruled "unconstitutional" by the Supreme Court, which also said that anonymous corporate donations to political parties "violate the right to information." On Thursday, a bench headed by India's Chief Justice, DY Chandrachud, made the announcement. Prior to this year's Lok Sabha elections, which are slated for April and May, a decision has been made. The Supreme Court ruled that the Electoral Bonds Scheme violated Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution, as did several sections of the Income Tax Act and the Finance Act of 2015. Election bonds are to be stopped being issued immediately by the issuing bank, State Bank of India (SBI).