04 Mar, 23:51 (IST)

France has become the first country to make abortion a constitutional right. Lawmakers approved a bill during a joint session of parliament at the Palace of Versailles, with an overwhelming 780-72 vote in favour. The decision was met with a long-standing ovation, signifying widespread support for enshrining a woman's right to choose in the French Constitution.France Approves Abortion as Constitutional Right

04 Mar, 23:14 (IST)

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Monday that out of the 6,746 illegal Myanmar immigrants detected in Manipur since the ongoing ethnic conflict unfolded in the state on May 3 last year, 259 were sent back to their country till February 27 after recording their biometrics details. Answering queries put forth by the MLAs on the floor of the Assembly, the Chief Minister said the remaining 6,487 refugees, including women and children, who fled to Manipur after the Military junta seized power in Myanmar on February 1, 2021, are kept at temporary shelter homes.

04 Mar, 22:22 (IST)

An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 struck Doda in Jammu and Kashmir at 9:08 pm today, according to the National Centre for Seismology. The quake occurred at a depth of 10 km, with its epicenter located at a latitude of 33.02 and longitude of 75.84 in Doda, Jammu and Kashmir, India.Earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir 

04 Mar, 20:42 (IST)

On Monday, March 4, BJP National President JP Nadda resigned from his position as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha. The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Jagdeep Dhankhar subsequently accepted his resignation.

04 Mar, 20:32 (IST)

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to X (formerly Twitter) to announce plans to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dedicate the 9km long Guwahati-North Guwahati bridge upon its completion in December 2024.CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Extends Invitation to PM Narendra Modi 

04 Mar, 19:04 (IST)

Karnataka police have apprehended three individuals for allegedly chanting "Pakistan Zindabad" slogans at Vidhan Soudha. The arrested individuals are identified as Mohammad Shafi from Haveri, Munavar from Bengaluru, and Imtiyaz from Delhi.Arrests Made in 'Pakistan Zindabad' Slogans Case

04 Mar, 18:24 (IST)

Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai, along with other party leaders, felicitated Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public event in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai Felicitates PM Narendra Modi 

04 Mar, 17:46 (IST)

During his ongoing 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' in Biaora, Madhya Pradesh, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of diverting MGNREGA funds to the country's wealthiest capitalists. Gandhi stated that Rs 65,000 crore is required annually for MGNREGA, totalling Rs 13 lakh crore over 20 years. Yet, the funds have allegedly been channelled to affluent capitalists by PM Modi over the past decade.Rahul Gandhi Alleges PM Narendra Modi Misused MGNREGA Funds

04 Mar, 16:52 (IST)

On Monday, March 4, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated approximately 650 tourism development projects valued at Rs 2,800 crore in Lucknow.UP CM Yogi Adityanath Inaugurates 650 Tourism Projects

04 Mar, 16:15 (IST)

In light of the upcoming general elections, the Supreme Court on Monday, March 4, granted the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) an extension until June 15 to vacate its political office, situated on a plot originally allocated for expanding the district judiciary by the Delhi High Court.SC Grants AAP Extension Until June 15

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New Delhi, March 4: On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to lay the foundation for various projects of the state-owned power corporation, NTPC, valued at Rs 30,023 crore. These projects, which will be inaugurated on March 4, 2024, represent a significant step towards sustainable development and economic growth, according to an NTPC statement.

PM Modi will inaugurate Unit-2 (800 MW) of NTPC’s Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (Stage-I) located in the Peddapalli district of Telangana. This project, which involves an investment of Rs 8,007 crore, employs ultra-supercritical technology to ensure efficient power generation while significantly reducing CO2 emissions. The project’s commissioning will not only boost Telangana’s power supply but also ensure nationwide access to affordable and high-quality power 24x7. Additionally, PM Modi will inaugurate Unit-2 (660 MW) of the North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project (3x600 MW) in Jharkhand. PM Narendra Modi, Council of Ministers Brainstorm on Vision Document for Viksit Bharat 2047 (See Pics).

In other news, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will open a conference on Monday for enforcement chiefs of all state and central GST officers to address tax evasion. The conference will focus on strategies to combat GST evasion, including an examination of current challenges and a discussion of successful tactics employed by central and state tax enforcement officers. 12 States in Next 10 Days: PM Narendra Modi’s Gruelling Schedule Shows BJP in ‘Mission 370’ Mode Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

Delhi’s Finance Minister, Atishi, is expected to present the budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year next week on March 4, marking her first budget presentation as Delhi’s Finance Minister since joining Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet in March of the previous year. The budget session of the Delhi assembly, which began on February 15 and was initially scheduled to conclude on February 21, has been extended to the first week of March due to delays in finalizing the budget.

In international news, an Italian warship participating in the EU naval protection force in the Red Sea was compelled to intercept a Houthi missile on Saturday, marking a rare instance of direct action by Italy’s navy, which has largely refrained from such engagements since World War II. This incident occurred as Houthi officials pledged to continue their attacks on British ships, following the sinking of the UK-owned Rubymar, which had been taking on water for two weeks after being struck by a Houthi missile.