03 Mar, 23:36 (IST)

In a significant development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested six individuals, including the General Manager and Deputy General Manager of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), and two Directors of a private company, on charges of bribery amounting to Rs 20 lakh. The CBI has so far recovered approximately Rs 1.10 crore in cash, which includes the bribe money. The investigation into the matter is ongoing.

03 Mar, 19:38 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with the council of ministers brainstorm on the vision document for Viksit Bharat 2047 & detailed action plan for the next 5 years. A 100-day agenda for immediate steps were also worked upon for quick implementation after the formation of the new Government in May, 2024PM Narendra Modi, Ministers Brainstorms on Vision Document for Viksit Bharat 2047

03 Mar, 18:43 (IST)

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel dedicated and laid the foundation of development works of Vadodara Municipal Corporation and Vadodara Urban Development Authority & Vadodara district. Patel, in total, dedicated and kicked off Rs 773 crore development projects. He also performed groundbreaking for 11 Anganwadi buildings and 51 km Panchayat roads. The Chief Minister also dedicated the Makarpura police station building virtually.Gujarat CM Dedicated and Kicked off Rs 773 Crore Development Projects

03 Mar, 18:12 (IST)

On Sunday, March 3, Rashtriya Shoshit Samaj Party chief Swami Prasad Maurya said, “In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Rashtriya Shoshit Samaj Party will support the INDIA Alliance unconditionally. Whether we get participation in the INDIA Alliance or not, we will support the INDIA Alliance.”Rashtriya Shoshit Samaj Party to Support INDIA Alliance

03 Mar, 17:36 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak meet UP Governor Anandiben Patel at the Governor House on Sunday, March 3, 2024.MP CM Mohan Yadav and UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak Meet UP Governor Anandiben Patel

03 Mar, 17:02 (IST)

Former Eastern Air Commander and Kargil war veteran Air Marshal Dilip Patnaik joined the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, in the presence of senior state BJP officials on Sunday, March 3, 2024.Dilip Patnaik Joins BJP in Bhubaneswar

03 Mar, 16:26 (IST)

According to the Murshidabad Police, a bag containing socket bombs was recovered in the Sagarpada area in West Bengal on Sunday, March 3, 2024. The police have arrived at the spot and surrounded the place. Further details are awaited.Bag Containing Socket Bombs Recovered in Sagarpada#WATCH | West Bengal | A bag of socket bombs was recovered in the Sagarpada area. The police reached the spot & surrounded the place. Further details awaited: Murshidabad Police pic.twitter.com/LzzKkzzKTP

03 Mar, 16:26 (IST)

According to the Murshidabad Police, a bag containing socket bombs was recovered in the Sagarpada area in West Bengal on Sunday, March 3, 2024. The police have arrived at the spot and surrounded the place. Further details are awaited.

03 Mar, 15:33 (IST)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Sunday, March 3, said that there is injustice against farmers, youth, downtrodden in the country. He also said that the Centre is neglecting 73 percent of the population that belongs to marginalised sections of society. "Agniveer scheme against youths of country," the Congress leader said in Bihar.

03 Mar, 14:38 (IST)

Shehbaz Sharif easily secured a majority in the recently elected Parliament, taking over as prime minister of Pakistan for the second time and heading a coalition administration. After his brother was denied a fourth term, Shehbaz Sharif became prime minister of Pakistan once more on Sunday, March 3, 2024. Shehbaz Sharif has been instrumental in keeping a divided coalition together for the past 16 months, following the removal of competitor Imran Khan.Shehbaz Sharif Becomes Pakistan's Prime Minister

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New Delhi, March 03: Just days before the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers are set to convene today to discuss India’s path to becoming a developed nation by 2047. This meeting marks the final gathering of the full ministerial council during Modi’s second term.

The Prime Minister has been conducting regular meetings with the entire Council of Ministers to deliberate on crucial policy and governance matters. However, today’s meeting holds particular political importance due to the impending Lok Sabha elections, which are anticipated to take place in April-May. The Election Commission is expected to release the election schedule within the next few weeks. The meeting will be held at the Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in New Delhi’s Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave. Lok Sabha Elections 2024: BJP Releases First List of 195 Candidates, PM Narendra Modi To Contest General Polls From Varanasi; Check Full List.

In related news, the BJP has preemptively announced a list of 195 candidates for the elections, even before the official announcement of the poll dates. The list features prominent party figures, including PM Narendra Modi, who will be vying for the Varanasi seat for the third time, and Home Minister Amit Shah, who will be contesting from Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will run from Lucknow, and Smriti Irani will compete in Amethi, where she previously secured a surprising victory against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in 2019. Middle East Crisis: Cargo Ship Rubymar Sinks in Red Sea After Houthi Attack.

In international news, a ship named Rubymar, targeted by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, has sunk in the Red Sea after several days of water ingress, as reported on March 2. This marks the first vessel to be completely destroyed in the rebels’ campaign related to Israel’s conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The incident has disrupted shipping through the vital waterway used for cargo and energy shipments from Asia and the Middle East to Europe.