17 Jan, 23:21 (IST)

A telecommunications blackout in the Gaza Strip has entered its sixth day, the longest continuous outage since the Israel-Hamas war began, internet monitor NetBlocks says. Gaza’s internet services have been constantly disrupted throughout the war, now in its fourth month.

17 Jan, 22:05 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on January 19 and launch multiple development projects in the three states, said an official release on Wednesday. According to an official release from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), "The Prime Minister will visit Maharashtra and at around 10:45 am, he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Solapur, Maharashtra."

17 Jan, 21:11 (IST)

IndiGo was fined Rs 1.20 crore, and Mumbai Airport was fined Rs 60 lakh over a video of passengers eating on the tarmac. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a show-cause notice to IndiGo Airlines and Mumbai Airport in connection with the video of passengers eating on the tarmac at the Airport that went viral.

17 Jan, 20:53 (IST)

The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, has been hospitalised for planned abdominal surgery and will remain at The London Clinic for up to two weeks, Kensington Palace said Wednesday.

17 Jan, 19:47 (IST)

The puja rituals ahead of the pranpratishtha ceremony are underway in the presence of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust member and 'Yajman' Anil Mishra at the garbhagriha of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.Ram Mandir Pranpratishtha Puja Rituals Underway

17 Jan, 19:14 (IST)

The truck carrying Lord Ram's idol is being brought to Ayodhya Ram Temple premises amid 'Jai Sri Ram' chants. The Ram Mandir Pranpratishtha ceremony will take place on January 22.Ram Lalla to Arrive in Ayodhya Shortly

17 Jan, 18:46 (IST)

Nripendra Mishra, Chairperson of Shri Ram Mandir Construction Committee, on Wednesday, January 17, said that the "Shubh Muhurt", or auspicious time for the Pran Pratishtha of Ram Lalla at the temple in Ayodhya, is 12.30 pm on January 22. Mishra also said that the idol of Lord Ram Lalla, which will be enthroned, will be brought inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Thursday morning.

17 Jan, 18:03 (IST)

The first flight of Air India Express from Kolkata arrived in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya today, January 17. A few passengers who travelled from Kolkata to Ayodhya said that slogans of "Jai Shree Ram" were raised by everyone on the flight.First Air India Express flight from Kolkata Arrives in Ayodhya

17 Jan, 17:17 (IST)

Pakistan on Wednesday recalled its ambassador from Iran and announced the expulsion of Iranian envoy following the "unprovoked violation of its airspace" by Tehran.

17 Jan, 16:36 (IST)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, January 17, reserved its order on the bail application of AAP leader Satyendar Jain in a money laundering case.

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Mumbai, January 17: In Tamil Nadu, the Palamedu Jallikattu festival entered its second day in Madurai on January 16, following the previous day's event in Avaniyapuram. The traditional bull-embracing sport is a significant part of the Pongal harvest festival and is spread across three days, with the upcoming event scheduled to take place in Alanganallur. Meanwhile, the leader of the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, resumed the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra on its third day from Nagaland's Kohima. The journey, led by Rahul Gandhi, commenced in Manipur's Thoubal on January 14. Catch today's live breaking news and latest updates of January 15, 2024 on Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Business, Crime, Technology and World affairs.

The Supreme Court issued a stay on the Allahabad High Court order appointing a commissioner to inspect a mosque in connection with the Mathura’s Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah Masjid dispute. AAP MP Raghav Chadha announced that the INDIA Alliance would vigorously contest the Chandigarh Mayor elections, emphasising the significance of the election as an INDIA vs BJP battle.

YS Sharmila Reddy was appointed the president of the Andhra Pradesh Congress, succeeding outgoing president Gidigu Rudra Raju. Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia shared a six-point action plan to address issues caused by foggy weather affecting flights. In a setback to India's Cheetah conservation, another Namibian Cheetah named Shaurya died at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Ranjan Gogoi, would receive the prestigious Assam Baibhav Award. PM Narendra Modi embarked on a two-day visit to Kerala, where he will inaugurate projects worth over Rs 4,000 crore in Kochi on January 17.

In international news, Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the 2024 US presidential race after disappointing results in the Iowa Republican caucuses and endorsed former President Donald Trump. Trump secured victory in Iowa, giving him a strong start in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. North Korea decided to abolish agencies managing relations with South Korea at a key parliamentary meeting.

Meanwhile, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched over 50 rockets into southern Israel, marking one of the largest barrages in recent weeks. Iran launched coordinated missile and drone strikes targeting alleged militant bases near Panjgur in Balochistan, Pakistan. The Iranian regime claimed the attacks were directed at Jaish al-Adl militants, further complicating the regional dynamics.