21 Feb, 23:19 (IST)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved an 8 per cent increase in the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane to Rs 340 per quintal for the sugar season 2024-25. The revised prices will be applicable with effect from Oct 1, 2024, according to an official statement issued after the CCEA meeting.

21 Feb, 21:49 (IST)

The Indian Navy deployed in the Gulf of Aden rendered medical assistance to an Iranian fishing vessel (FV) with 18 Pakistani crew members on board, an official said on Wednesday. Responding swiftly to an alert of a medical emergency by FV Al Arifi, carrying 18 Pakistani crew, the INS Shivalik Mission provided specialist medical advise and critical medicines to the distressed crew, the official said.

21 Feb, 21:18 (IST)

Farmers on Wednesday announced to suspend the 'Delhi Chalo' march for two days, and will decide their next course of action on Friday evening. The decision was announced by farmers' leader Sarwan Singh Pandher while addressing the media.

21 Feb, 21:01 (IST)

According to reports, the Central Bureau of Investigation has scheduled a meeting early next week with BRS leader K Kavitha, who is the daughter of Telangana's former Chief Minister KCR, over the Delhi liquor policy issue. The central agency has called the Telangana lawmaker in question twice now. The CBI had already questioned her in December.CBI Summons BRS Leader K Kavitha


21 Feb, 20:30 (IST)

According to Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) President Dr Abhijit Helge, the association is set to go on a statewide indefinite strike from 5 pm tomorrow, i.e. on Thursday, February 21, 2024. Emergency services will remain operational to ensure the provision of essential medical care to the people during the strike. Around 8,000 resident doctors across the state will be on strike, demanding better hostel accommodation, a hike in stipend, and clearance of arrears.Maharashtra Resident Doctors Announce Statewide Indefinite Strike

21 Feb, 19:33 (IST)

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognizance of media reports on unabated human rights violations due to continued violence in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal.NHRC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance on Sandeshkhali Violence

21 Feb, 18:36 (IST)

At the ninth Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, “Elections here in India, convincingly challenge any flawed notion that significant scale is a barrier to democracy. You are an example to the world.” An example which should be celebrated is a demonstration of how democracy can deliver stronger economic growth, he added.Kyriakos Mitsotakis Hails Elections and Democracy in India

21 Feb, 17:48 (IST)

Congress Uttar Pradesh in-charge Avinash Pande, on Wednesday, February 21, said that in Uttar Pradesh, INC will contest 17 seats and the remaining 63 seats will have candidates of INDIA Alliance - from SP and other parties.

21 Feb, 16:54 (IST)

West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar vowed to continue the saffron party’s protest against the state government over Sandeshkhali violence. “From 26th February, our 3-day protest will begin, from 11pm to 6pm. We will hold the protest in Kolkata, we have applied for permission. Why is Shahjahan Sheikh not yet arrested? Where is he hiding? Mamata Banerjee will have to answer”, he said while in conversation with news agency ANI on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.Sukanta Majumdar Vows to Continue Protest Over Sandeshkhali Violence

21 Feb, 15:53 (IST)

Maratha reservation activist Manoj Jarange Patil has announced statewide 'Rasta Roko' on March 3 to demand implementation of 'Sage Soyare' (relatives from the family tree) ordinance notification in Maharashtra.

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Mumbai, February 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 9th Raisina Dialogue on February 21. Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis will join the inaugural session as the chief guest and deliver the keynote address, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). During his Jammu visit on Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi addressed a large crowd and mentioned Article 370. Responding to him, Yami thanked the PM.

Noting how democracy was thwarted at the grassroots, that too, by misusing the office of the Returning Officer to change the course of the election results, the Supreme Court on Tuesday flexed its extraordinary constitutional power under Article 142 to deliver Aam Aadmi Party a victory by declaring its candidate, Kuldeep Kumar, validly elected as Chandigarh Mayor.

Farmer leaders who are participating in the 'Delhi Chalo' march rejected the Centre's proposal of procuring five crops at MSP, saying it wasn't in farmers' interest and stated they will march towards the national capital on Wednesday. The development came after the farmers met the union ministers in Chandigarh for the fourth round of talks.

With the ceasefire mooted by the US, Egypt and Qatar in the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel not gaining traction, US President Joe Biden's top advisor is scheduled to reach Israel and Egypt on Wednesday. Brett McGurk, the senior most advisor to the US President, will reach Egypt to accelerate the ongoing peace talks for a ceasefire and release of hostages in the ongoing war. The top US official will meet the Chief of Egyptian Intelligence, Abbas Kamal, and hold a series of meetings with him and other senior Egyptian officials. The Israel's ground invasion of Rafah in Gaza Strip which shares the border with Egypt will also be a major point of discussion between the US official and Egyptians.

Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was reported to have collapsed after a walk, has accused Russian President Valadimir Putin of her husband's murder and pledged to continue his work, a media report said. In a nine minute video on Monday, 47-year-old Navalnaya, said: "Three days ago, Vladimir Putin killed my husband Alexei Navalny, the father of my children and took away the most important thing I had. The person who was closest to me and whom I loved most.