07 Mar, 23:46 (IST)

The Congress' Central Election Committee (CEC) on Thursday finalised the names of 40 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections including that of Rahul Gandhi from Kerala's Wayanad, sources said.

07 Mar, 23:42 (IST)

Telugu Desam Party President N. Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena party leader Pawan Kalyan met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President J. P. Nadda in the national capital on Thursday night. Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan reached Amit Shah’s residence around 10.30 a.m., and the leaders of the three parties discussed an alliance for the coming elections to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and the Lok Sabha

07 Mar, 23:09 (IST)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has busted a trafficking racket that sent Indian nationals to Russia under the guise of 'better employment', only to make them fight the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. According to officials, these traffickers were operating as an organised network, luring Indian nationals through social media platforms like YouTube etc., and also through their local contacts/agents for 'highly-paid jobs' in Russia.

07 Mar, 21:52 (IST)

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Assam, the people of Bokakhat in Golaghat district on Thursday evening lighted 1 lakh diyas (earthen lamps) at Bokakhat to welcome the Prime Minister.

07 Mar, 21:25 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an interaction with some local achievers here on Thursday, who are setting examples for the youth of the country. The first to interact with the Prime Minister at the Bakshi Stadium was Nazim Nazir, a youth from Pulwama district.

07 Mar, 20:15 (IST)

The Modi Cabinet on Thursday announced an increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) of Central government employees by four percent to 50 percent. The increased DA will be effective from January 1, 2024. The Cabinet has also approved the continuation of the Rs 300 subsidy to PM Ujjwala Yojana consumers till March 31, 2025. The total expenditure for this will be Rs 12,000 crores.

07 Mar, 19:35 (IST)

Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, extends gratitude to PM Narendra Modi for felicitating him on his election.Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif Expresses Gratitude to PM Narendra Modi

07 Mar, 18:15 (IST)

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has postponed the UPPCS 2024 prelims exam. As per the commission's latest notice, the exam is now expected to be conducted in July 2024.UPPCS Preliminary Exam 2024 Postponed

07 Mar, 17:09 (IST)

A 100-member youth delegation from five Central Asian countries is on a visit to India from March 5 to 13 to witness the country's growth, savour its rich cultural heritage and get insights into the space programme. This is the second such youth delegation visit from the Central Asian countries to India as part of the initiatives emanating from the first India-Central Asia Summit held virtually in January 2022.

07 Mar, 16:14 (IST)

The Ministry of Home Affairs has declared Mohammad Qasim Gujjar, a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba residing in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, as a terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.Lashkar-e-Taiba Member Qasim Gujjar Declared Terrorist by MHA

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Mumbai, March 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit Srinagar today, March 7,  to participate in the "Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir" program. In a post on X, PM Modi said that during his visit, he will inaugurate various development projects worth over Rs 5000 crore, with a significant focus on boosting the agro-economy and enhancing tourism infrastructure. Meanwhile, the protesting farmers resumed their march to the national capital on March 6, with plans to block rail tracks across the country on March 10.

Additionally, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge removed Sudhir Sharma from his position as AICC Secretary with immediate effect, signalling internal party developments. Furthermore, the Election Commission of India (ECI) issued an advisory to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, urging him to exercise caution in his public statements following a previous directive from the Delhi High Court. Moreover, the National Investigation Agency escalated their efforts by offering a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh each for information leading to the arrest of a bomber in connection to the Rameshwaram Cafe Blast.

In international news, US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump secured victories in their respective party's primaries on "Super Tuesday." Biden won several Democratic primaries, while Trump emerged victorious in California's Republican primary. Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate, suspended her campaign after facing defeat in 15 states, clearing the way for a rematch between Trump and incumbent Joe Biden in the November elections.

Moreover, according to IMF forecasts, India, along with China, the US, and Indonesia, is projected to drive more than half of the world's economic growth over the next five years. Additionally, an Indian national named Mohammed Asfan was killed in Russia's war against Ukraine after being drafted into the Russian army under false pretences. Efforts are underway to repatriate his mortal remains to India. Amidst these developments, according to reports, Elon Musk has offered to drop his lawsuit against OpenAI under the condition that they change their name to ClosedAI.