31 Jan, 23:48 (IST)

 USISPF President Mukesh Aghi, on Wednesday, January 31, hailed India's economic growth, calling it the "story of the year". He also said that India's growth is much more predictable than any other now. "I think India is a story of the year...while rest of the world seems to be in some kind of turmoil, and India's success story continues," he told ANI.

31 Jan, 23:27 (IST)

On Wednesday, January 31, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that ED, CBI, IT, etc, have become BJP's "eliminate opposition cell". The BJP itself, steeped in corruption, is running a campaign to destroy democracy in its obsession with power," Gandhi said in his tweet.BJP Running Campaign To Destroy Democracy

31 Jan, 22:42 (IST)

Saudi Arabia officially joined the BRICS today, January 31. After Saudi Arabia's joining, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and the UAE confirmed they are joining the BRICS, too.

31 Jan, 21:58 (IST)

On Wednesday, January 31, Hemant Soren submitted his resignation from the Jharkhand Chief Minister's post. He submitted his resignation to Governor CP Radhakrishnan at the Raj Bhawan.See Picture

31 Jan, 21:05 (IST)

In the latest political development, Champai Soren is set to be the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur said that Chief Minister Hemant Soren has decided to resign. "Champai Soren has been chosen as the new leader of the Legislative party. All the MLAs are with us," he said.

31 Jan, 20:30 (IST)

The Central Government is expected to introduce the Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024, in Parliament soon. According to sources, the Modi government will likely introduce the Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill 2024 in Parliament on Monday, February 5.

31 Jan, 19:33 (IST)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday, January 31, issued a fifth summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the money laundering probe related to irregularities in the Delhi excise policy case. The agency has asked Arvind Kejriwal to join the investigation on February 2.

31 Jan, 18:46 (IST)

Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday, January 31, said that there will be an alliance in Uttar Pradesh and that the seats will be allocated "properly". His remarks came after Uttar Pradesh Congress in-charge Avinash Pandey said that the Samajwadi Party is adopting a "one-sided" policy in Uttar Pradesh.

31 Jan, 18:37 (IST)

Goa BJP Lok Sabha election in charge Ashish Sood, on Wednesday, January 31, said that BJP would win both the South and North Goa seats by a big margin. "We work round the year. BJP's target is to get 55% of the popular vote in the polls," he said.Watch Video:

31 Jan, 13:13 (IST)

Swati Maliwal, the former chief of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), has been sworn in as a Rajya Sabha member representing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).Watch Video 

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Mumbai, January 31: Four jawans were killed on Tuesday, and 15 others were injured after Maoists opened fire at them during an operation in Tekalgudem village along Chhattisgarh's border. The village is located along the border of Bijapur and Sukma districts. For the second time in less than 36 hours, Indian warship INS Sumitra foiled a piracy attempt involving an Iranian fishing vessel in the Arabian Sea, while a second platform INS Sharada played a key role in freeing a Sri Lankan fishing trawler from Somalian pirates last week.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clinched victory in the Chandigarh mayoral elections. BJP councillor Manoj Sonkar bagged 16 votes. He outstripped Kuldeep Singh, the combined nominee of the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Singh got 12 votes. However, controversy enveloped the election as accusations flew against the presiding officer, Anil Masih, for allegedly making tick marks on polled votes. It led to the cancellation of eight ballots.

Gasuim Ibrahim, leader of the Jumhoori Party, has urged Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu to formally apologise to India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seek "diplomatic reconciliation" to mend bilateral relations. Gasuim’s demand referred to remarks by Muizzu – regarded as pro-China – earlier in the month referring to India as a bully without naming the country. Four people including three members of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were killed on Tuesday, in a bomb blast in the Balochistan region. The blast occurred during a rally organised by the party hours after Imran Khan was sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Fresh tactics of Israeli forces surfaced on Tuesday amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza. As part of an undercover action plan of the Israel Defense Forces, its troops, disguised as civilians and medical workers, stormed into a hospital in the occupied West Bank area and reportedly killed 3 Hamas militants. It is said the targeted militants, with affiliation to the Hamas Group, were asleep at the time of the attack.

US President Joe Biden said he has decided how the US will respond to a drone strike that killed three American troops in Jordan at the weekend.  Biden did not elaborate in his remarks at the White House, but added, "I don't think we need a wider war in the Middle East." An Iran-backed militia group has claimed responsibility for the attack at a US military base. Dozens more were injured in Sunday's strike near the Syrian border.

North Korea fired multiple cruise missiles into waters off its western coast Tuesday (local time) in its third launch of such weapons this month, South Korea’s military said, as the North continues to flaunt its expanding arsenal of weapons designed to overwhelm its rivals defences.