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Updated March 2nd, 2024 at 23:54 IST

PM to Chair Meeting of Council of Ministers on March 3

As it happened: Catch all the latest news updates from across the country on 2 March, 2024.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeing of the Council of Union Ministers on March 3.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeing of the Council of Union Ministers on March 3. | Image: PTI
11: 25 IST, March 2nd 2024

"'Modi ji jab bhi aenge, Bihar ko chamkaenge'. The projects that are being developed is due to the efforts of the people of Bihar..." says Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri during an event in Begusarai, earlier today.

11: 26 IST, March 2nd 2024

Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia virtually flagged off the Aastha Train Gwalior to Ayodhya

 


 

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10: 11 IST, March 2nd 2024

A massive fire broke out in a private hotel's kitchen in Hanamkonda. Further details awaited.

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9: 56 IST, March 2nd 2024

The Brookfield outlet of The Rameshwaram Cafe where a low intensity blast occurred on Friday leaving 10 people injured will be reopened on March 8, said the co-founder and CEO of the popular city eatery.
 

9: 08 IST, March 2nd 2024

“I am excited about the announcement; it is an honour and a privilege for me that my first Lok Sabha contest has been announced from my home state Kerala. I am thankful to the party’s senior leadership for their trust. I am hopeful of winning and will go to my constituency seeking everyone's support and blessings,” said Union MoS and BJP leader Rajeev Chandrasekhar after being announced as party’s candidate from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram seat for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 


 

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8: 19 IST, March 2nd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers on March 3 in what is likely to be the last such exercise during the second term of his government

7: 56 IST, March 2nd 2024

Rain lashed parts of the national capital on Saturday, bringing down the pollution levels in the city. Delhi’s maximum temperature settled at 25.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, the India Meteorological Department said.

The city recorded a minimum temperature of 18.2 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season average, the weather office said.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of the national capital was recorded in the "moderate” category with a reading of 114, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) at 18:00.

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7: 21 IST, March 2nd 2024

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested a Popular Front of India (PFI) member who was the key conspirator and was absconding in the 2016 Karnataka case relating to the murder of RSS leader R Rudresh.

6: 40 IST, March 2nd 2024

Union Minister and Telangana BJP President G Kishan Reddy participates in the BJP's Vijaya Sankalp Yatra at Amberpet in Hyderabad, Telangana. 

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6: 38 IST, March 2nd 2024

Hailstorm lashes parts of Moga, Punjab

6: 32 IST, March 2nd 2024

PM Modi while addressing a public rally in Bihar's Begusarai, says, "When the conditions worsened in Bihar, it had a very bad impact on the country too. That's why I say to the people of the entire Bihar from Begusarai that if Bihar develops, the country will also develop. This is not a promise, it is a Sankalp, mission & a resolution."

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6: 25 IST, March 2nd 2024

BJP is expected to release its first list of candidates on Saturday after the party held the meeting of its Central Election Committee on Thursday night.
 

5: 54 IST, March 2nd 2024

PM Modi while addressing a public rally in Bihar's Begusarai repeated ‘Abki Baar, Modi Sarkar 400 paar’. He exuded confidence in the BJP government that it would win more than 400 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls. 

He added, “...Earlier, such events used to happen in Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan, but today Modi has brought Delhi to Begusarai...Around Rs 30,000 crore projects are only for Bihar...”

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5: 36 IST, March 2nd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, lay the foundation stone of and dedicate to the nation multiple development projects worth crores in West Bengal and Bihar on Saturday.

The Prime Minister who is on a two-day visit to three states, reached West Bengal's Arambagh on Friday afternoon where he launched several development projects and addressed a rally in Hooghly.

On Saturday, at around 10.30 am, the Prime Minister will reach Krishnanagar, Nadia district, West Bengal, where he will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth Rs 15,000 crore.

 

5: 30 IST, March 2nd 2024

 During the Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra, former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath says, "Rahul Gandhi has set out on the Yatra. This is his second visit to Madhya Pradesh...He is only talking about love, affection and peace. This is the culture of our country today. The culture of our country is the culture of connecting... Rahul Gandhi is giving this message to everyone..."

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5: 21 IST, March 2nd 2024

Dharla River Overflows in Several Parts of Rajouri Following Incessant Rainfall. 

4: 42 IST, March 2nd 2024

"Bihar will develop only with the poor of the state will progress...Therefore, our government is focused on increasing the capacity of every poor, Dalit, Adivasi & deprived...," says PM Modi while addressing a public rally in Bihar.

 

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4: 21 IST, March 2nd 2024

We guarantee that we will not let Bihar enter the old phase again: PM Modi's address in Bihar's Aurangabad. 


 

4: 19 IST, March 2nd 2024

 There was a time when people in Bihar were scared of stepping out of their homes. Today tourism is getting boosting in Bihar: PM Modi's address in Bihar's Aurangabad. 

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4: 16 IST, March 2nd 2024

I have heard that big leaders of 'parivarvadi parties' are not ready to contest Lok Sabha elections. Instead they are looking out for a Rajya Sabha seat: PM Modi's address in Bihar's Aurangabad.


 

4: 14 IST, March 2nd 2024

Today marks a special occasion for my visit to Bihar for more than one reason. Bihar's pride, Karpoori Thakur, has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. This honour is a matter of pride for the entire state of Bihar, said PM Modi's address in Bihar's Aurangabad. 


 

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3: 47 IST, March 2nd 2024

PM Modi inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 21,400 crore in Bihar.

3: 26 IST, March 2nd 2024

While addressing a press conference, Assam CM Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Rahul Gandhi in Assam destroyed Congress to 90%.”

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3: 28 IST, March 2nd 2024

On CAA, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma says, "I support CAA. But at the same time, many people in Assam oppose it. We have to accommodate both points of view. We should not criticise anyone for supporting or criticizing CAA. Those who are opposing CAA should go to the Supreme Court, instead of disturbing peace and tranquillity in Assam."

3: 07 IST, March 2nd 2024

Following a student's suspected suicide, which occurred after he was allegedly abused on campus for two days, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan removed Dr. M R Saseendranath, the vice-chancellor (V-C) of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University on Saturday. Khan also mandated a legal investigation of the event.

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3: 01 IST, March 2nd 2024

Rana Goswami, former Working President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee who recently joined the BJP, has been appointed as the Vice-President of Assam State BJP.


 

2: 36 IST, March 2nd 2024

Snowfall in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh crippled daily life in the tribal Lahaul & Spiti and the Kinnaur districts while 350 roads, including four national highways in the state, were closed for traffic. The state's mid and low hills were lashed by intermittent rain while the Met office in Shimla has issued a red warning for thunderstorms with lightning, hailstorm and heavy rain at isolated places along with gusty winds reaching speeds of 40-50 kilometres per hour on Saturday. Snowfall in the higher reaches of the Chamba, Kinnaur and the Lahaul & Spiti districts led to the closure of roads and transformers becoming non-functional.

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1: 17 IST, March 2nd 2024

Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said in an exclusive chat with Republic, “Who said that Congress leaders are upset and they want to leave the party? All is well. Only in the case of Rajya Sabha seats, we had some issues and we were unable to understand the mind of rebel MLAs. It was BJP's planning, which led to this. Vikramaditya is still minister. I don't know what is happening because I am in touch with Vikramaditya and he is in the party. BJP is trying hard to topple our government but nothing will happen. BJP is in a dream. We are here to serve (for) 5 years. I had no power other than transfer posting. I don't know who said that leaders are unhappy because I am not signing the documents or have kept the power to myself.”

"Pratibha Singh can say if she is fighting against the Congress or for Congress. I have no idea whether she has been offered Mandi ticket or not. Time will tell. Pratibha Singh should answer (herself).

12: 42 IST, March 2nd 2024

Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) president and MLA Jawahirullah met DMK HQ Arivalayam to hold discussions alliance with DMK regarding Lok Sabha elections, in Chennai. 


 


 

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11: 57 IST, March 2nd 2024

 TMC stopping implementation of Ayushmann Scheme. We are working to improve medical services. West Bengal had only 14 govt medical colleges. In last 10 years, govt medical colleges in Bengal doubled. 

11: 39 IST, March 2nd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was felicitated during a program in West Bengal's Krishnanagar on Saturday.

 


 

 


 

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11: 11 IST, March 2nd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, lay the foundation stone of and dedicate to the nation multiple development projects worth crores in West Bengal and Bihar on Saturday. The Prime Minister reached West Bengal's Arambagh on Friday afternoon where he launched several development projects and addressed a rally in Hooghly. He said, “Today, we have taken another step towards making West Bengal a 'viksit' state. Yesterday, I was in Arambagh where I inaugurated and laid foundation stone of several development projects worth nearly Rs 7,000 crore. And today, I have inaugurated and laid foundation stone of several development projects worth Rs 15,000 crore.”

10: 57 IST, March 2nd 2024

In view of prevailing harsh weather conditions, all schools in Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir will remain closed today. The order was issued by Rajouri Deputy Commissioner.
 

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11: 31 IST, March 2nd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a roadshow in Krishnanagar in West Bengal's Nadia district on Saturday. 

12: 39 IST, March 2nd 2024

A convict in the Bilkis Bano case has moved the Supreme Court of India under a Article 32 plea stating that two benches of the top court with equal strength of 2 judges have delivered contradictory orders of remission to be decided by Gujarat and Maharashtra and that the proper course would have been to refer the matter to a larger bench for reconsideration.

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10: 31 IST, March 2nd 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party MP and  former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has urged the BJP chief JP Nadda to relieve him from political duties, citing his upcoming cricket commitments. 

He tweeted, " I have requested Hon’ble Party President @JPNadda ji to relieve me of my political duties so that I can focus on my upcoming cricket commitments. I sincerely thank Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji and Hon’ble HM @AmitShah ji for giving me the opportunity to serve the people. Jai Hind!

8: 59 IST, March 2nd 2024

One person was killed after a tanker collided with a hillside near Moud Passi on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway on Saturday. The dead body of the deceased was shifted to the mortuary of Government Medical College, Udhampur, for autopsy. Further investigation is underway, Udhampur Police said.

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8: 52 IST, March 2nd 2024

After an IED blast rocked Bengaluru’s Rameshwaram Café on Friday, the Hyderabad Police are on high alert. With strict vigilance, the police have intensified the security measures across the city. The cops are conducting vehicle checks and patrolling. They have also been asked to conduct checks at railway stations and other crowded places.

8: 51 IST, March 2nd 2024

The power supply in parts of Indore will be disrupted due to maintenance works, on March 2. The power cuts will hit the three areas of northern Indore and two of Southern Indore approximately 3-4 hours due to the necessary maintenance underway in the city. 

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10: 07 IST, March 2nd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, lay the foundation stone of and dedicate to the nation multiple development projects worth crores in West Bengal and Bihar on Saturday. The Prime Minister who is on a two-day visit to three states, reached West Bengal's Arambagh on Friday afternoon where he launched several development projects and addressed a rally in Hooghly

10: 15 IST, March 2nd 2024

Rain lashed parts of Delhi early on Saturday even as the national capital's minimum temperature settled five notches above normal at 18.2 degree Celsius, the India Meteorological Department said. The Met office has predicted generally cloudy skies with light to moderate rain or thundershowers, accompanied by gusty winds during the day. The maximum temperature is likely to settled around 22 degree Celsius, it said. At 8.30 am, the humidity level was recorded at 76 per cent.

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9: 11 IST, March 2nd 2024

Political churning in Himachal Pradesh started gearing from December 17 as Congress MLAs started revolting against their own government from December but it was neglected by CM Sukhu and Congress High command .

According to sources, two Congress MLAs Mohan Lal Brakta and Nandal, close aide of Vikramaditya Singh are in touch with Rebel MLAs and more political turmoil to be seen in coming days in Himachal Pradesh.

Published March 2nd, 2024 at 09:01 IST

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