12 Mar, 22:59 (IST)

The Department of Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday, March 13, notified a new code which prohibits pharma companies from offering gifts and travel facilities to healthcare professionals or their family members. The Uniform Code for Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices (UCPMP) 2024 also bans the supply of free samples to those who are not qualified to prescribe such a product. 

12 Mar, 22:21 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, March 12, had a "good conversation" with his British counterpart Rishi Sunak. During the call, both leaders agreed to work for an early conclusion of a mutually beneficial Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

12 Mar, 21:39 (IST)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has cancelled tomorrow's roadshow and public distribution program in Siliguri. Banerjee was supposed to take part in TMC's roadshow against CAA in Siliguri.Mamata Banerjee Cancels Roadshow

12 Mar, 21:00 (IST)

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday, March 12, declared the Jammu Kashmir National Front (JKNF) as an "unlawful association". The JKNF has been declared an "unlawful association" with immediate effect under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for a period of five years.

12 Mar, 20:38 (IST)

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia on Tuesday, March 12, flagged off regional airline Fly91's maiden flight from Goa's Manohar International Airport (MOPA) to Lakshwadeep's Agatti Islands. Scindia lauded the transformative impact of PM Narendra Modi's leadership on the aviation industry, noting the emergence of new regional airlines in the past decade.

12 Mar, 19:31 (IST)

After the Supreme Court's order, the State Bank of India (SBI) submits electoral bonds data to the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.SBI Submits Electoral Bonds Details to ECI 

12 Mar, 18:44 (IST)

On Tuesday, March 12, the Congress released the second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. Party General Secretary K C Venugopal has declared 43 candidates from a number of states, including Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and the Union Territory of Daman and Diu. Venugopal framed the polls as a fight between the oppressed and crony capitalists.Congress Releases Second List of 43 Candidates

12 Mar, 17:36 (IST)

The Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) state president Nayab Singh Saini took oath as the Chief Minister of Haryana at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. The BJP had announced Saini’s name for the CM post hours after his predecessor, senior BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar, and the entire cabinet stepped down today.

12 Mar, 16:52 (IST)

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi addressed a public rally in Nandurbar, Maharashtra on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. During his speech, Gandhi said, “Once the forest cover in India finishes, the Adivasis will be left helpless. BJP tells you that you are 'Vanvasi' and then goes on to finish off the forests.”Rahul Gandhi Addresses Public Rally in Maharashtra

12 Mar, 15:07 (IST)

Three people died after scaffolding from the 16th floor of a building collapsed in Mumbai's Borivali region in Maharashtra on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. According to reports, two fire tenders, along with the police and the civic body, were rushed to the spot. Further reports are awaited.Scaffolding Collapses From 16th Floor of Building

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Mumbai, March 12:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit Ahmedabad today, March 12, where he will lay the foundation and dedicate railway projects worth over Rs 85,000 crore. Meanwhile, on Monday, March 11, the Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to compile and publish information on Electoral Bonds by March 15. The apex court dismissed an application by the State Bank of India (SBI) seeking an extension till June 30, ordering the disclosure of details by March 12.

Additionally, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) elections are scheduled for March 22, ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in 2024. Furthermore, the Congress Central Election Committee has finalised candidates for 12 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, with Nakul Nath set to contest from the Chhindwara constituency. Meanwhile, the Modi government has announced the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), a crucial step towards providing citizenship to persecuted individuals in India.

On the health front, the Karnataka Health Department has banned the use of Rhodamine-B food colouring agents in cotton candy and Gobi Manchurian, citing health concerns. Moreover, the online registration deadline for NEET UG 2024 has been extended until March 16.  Furthermore, TTV Dhinakaran-led AMMK announced an alliance with the BJP in Tamil Nadu for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Moving to international affairs, Hungary witnessed the inauguration ceremony of its new President, Tamas Sulyok, held in front of the Sandor Palace. A military salute and a procession of historical flags and performances marked the event. In another development, Sweden's national flag was raised at NATO headquarters, solidifying its status as the 32nd member of the alliance. Indian President Droupadi Murmu embarked on her first State Visit to Mauritius, participating in the Mauritian National Day celebrations as Chief Guest, where she was accorded full state honours upon arrival.