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Reported by: Shweta Parande
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Image: X/ @narendramodi
11: 44 IST, February 28th 2024

On efforts to cancel passports and Visas of the alleged farmers involved in violence, Deputy Superintendent of Police of Haryana's Ambala, Joginder Sharma said, "We have identified those involved in violence while coming to Haryana from Punjab in the name of farmers' protest. We have identified them with CCTV cameras and drone cameras. We will request the Ministry and embassy to cancel their Visas and passports. Their photos, name and address will be given to the passport office. We are working on cancelling their passports."

11: 07 IST, February 28th 2024

The Rouse Avenue court has dismissed the plea of accused Christian James Michel in the alleged Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper scam seeking release from custody on the ground that he has undergone a maximum period of detention. He was extradited from the UAE in December 2018. Since then, he has been in custody.

11: 02 IST, February 28th 2024

Gangster Kapil Sangwan, who is operating his gang sitting in London, has reportedly taken the responsibility for the murder of INLD Haryana Unit Chief Nafe Singh Rathee in Bahadurgarh. Reports claimed that Sangwan took the responsibility on social media.

Kapil Sangwan allegedly revealed that INLD leader Nafe Singh Rathee had a close friendship with gangster Manjeet Mahal, who along with the gangster’s brother was involved in allegedly capturing property.

Sangwan even sent a warning saying, the one who will join hands with his enemies will meet the same fortune.

The gangster even labelled several severe allegations on the leader.

The police are investigating the matter and Kapil Sangwan’s claims are being analysed. 

10: 47 IST, February 28th 2024

A female leopard around 18 to 20 months old was rescued on Wednesday from the residential area of Seer Bala village of Ghordi block in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir by the Wildlife Department.

10: 43 IST, February 28th 2024

President Droupadi Murmu condoled the death that took place in the Jamtara train accident. She said, "The news of sudden death of many people in a train accident in Jamtara district of Jharkhand is extremely saddening. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured." 

10: 39 IST, February 28th 2024

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the statue of Mother Teresa near Satyanagar Church in Bhubaneswar.

10: 37 IST, February 28th 2024

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta has directed the Jamtara Deputy Commissioner to continue the relief and rescue work and has also directed the Civil Surgeon Jamtara to provide proper treatment to the injured. The Health Minister has directed that there should be no negligence in treatment.

8: 42 IST, February 28th 2024

After the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declaring two Jammu and Kashmir's organisation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah took to X, saying, "Striking terror networks with undiminished vehemence the government has declared the Muslim Conference Jammu & Kashmir (Sumji faction) and Muslim Conference Jammu & Kashmir (Bhat faction) as Unlawful Associations. These outfits have been engaging in activities against the sovereignty and integrity of the nation."

8: 07 IST, February 28th 2024

Hitting out at the INDI Alliance, PM Modi said, "Before 2014, there was chaos in the villages of the country. But the then government of the INDI alliance did not care about it. From Independence to 2014, in villages of the country, only 15 out of 100 families received water through a pipe. To end this, I gave a guarantee of 'Har Ghar Jal'. Now, 75 out of 100 rural families get water through pipes."

7: 43 IST, February 28th 2024

Addressing a rally in Maharashtra's Yavatmal PM Modi launched a verbal attack on INDI Alliance saying, "When the INDI Alliance was in power at the center, what was the situation? Packages used to be announced for the farmers of Vidarbha from Delhi, but they were looted in the middle. Poor, farmers and the ‘Adivasis (Tribals)’ did not get anything. Today, I pressed one button, and Rs 21,000 crores of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi reached the accounts of crores of farmers. This is Modi's guarantee."

7: 39 IST, February 28th 2024

 Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates meets Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Delhi. Earlier, he called on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar. 

7: 37 IST, February 28th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a gathering in Maharashtra's Yavatmal, said, "I bow down to the land of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. I also bow down to Baba Saheb Ambedkar. When, 10 years ago, I came to Yavatmal for 'Chai pe Charcha', you blessed us. The people of India made NDA cross 300. In 2019 also, we crossed 350. Women from all sections have come here to bless us."

6: 39 IST, February 28th 2024

The Bihar Congress on Wednesday wrote to the State Assembly Speaker, seeking disqualification of MLA Murari Prasad Gautam and MLA Siddharth Saurav from the house. The two Congress MLAs had joined the BJP on Tuesday. 

6: 24 IST, February 28th 2024

Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition of former Chief Minister Hemant Soren seeking permission to attend the budget session of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly.

Earlier on February 22, Special PMLA court in Ranchi dismissed the petition after which Hemant Soren approached the High Court.

6: 13 IST, February 28th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends an event in Maharashtra's Yavatmal. The prime minister was presented various gifts made by the locals.

5: 39 IST, February 28th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Maharashtra's Nagpur. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and others received the prime minister in Nagpur. 


5: 29 IST, February 28th 2024

In a major crackdown in the Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment Paper leak case, the state's Special Operations Group (SOG), STF Unit of Gorakhpur and the Etawah police have reportedly arrested four accused in the case. As per information, marksheets of candidates, admit cards, blank cheques, mobile phones and laptop have been recovered from them.

5: 24 IST, February 28th 2024

The Congress constituted screening committee for the general election in cluster-5 and also for the upcoming assembly elections in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

4: 57 IST, February 28th 2024

The Supreme Court will hear the plea filed by the Muslim side on the Gyanvapi case on March 1. 
The Muslim side has challenged the December 19 order of the Allahabad High Court in the Supreme Court, in which the court had rejected five petitions of the Muslim side.

In these petitions, along with the decision of the lower court to consider the case demanding restoration of the temple in place of Gyanvapi Mosque as worth hearing (Order 7 Rule 11), the permission for ASI survey was also challenged.

4: 39 IST, February 28th 2024

On BJP delegation meeting with the Election Commission of India, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said, "The BJP always strives to ensure transparency and the increased involvement of voters in the election process. Today, the BJP delegation met the ECI with some requests- the main one being, easing the process of voting for our urban voters. Those living in high-rise apartment complexes should be able to vote in polling booths set up in their building. Our second request is that the percentage of video recording done on booths should be increased from 50% to 100%. The process of media approvals should be reformed so that every party should get adequate time to share their idea through media."

4: 02 IST, February 28th 2024

A fresh petition has been moved before the Varanasi Court seeking immediate removal of barricading inside the Gyanvapi complex and permission for regular worshipping of Maa Shringar Gauri, reports suggest. The plea has reportedly been filed by Rakhi Singh under Order 39 Rule 1 & 2 CPC.


2: 00 IST, February 28th 2024

Prime M inister Narendra Modi will be in Maharashtra today to inaugurate various projects. The PM will reach Yavatmal at 4:30 pm from Tamil Nadu.

1: 17 IST, February 28th 2024

“Even the Opposition is saying BJP-NDA will break all previous records,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech in Tirunelveli, while reiterating the BJP slogan for Lok Sabha Elections 2024, “Abki baar 400 par.” 

“People have faith in BJP. We have to work a lot. We have to deliver our vision to every booth. We will together work for the progress of Tamil Nadu,” promised PM Modi, as he concluded his rally in Tamil Nadu.

1: 14 IST, February 28th 2024

“For 2024 elections, on the one side we have BJP with development and vision, and on the other side, parties like DMK are working only for their families,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Tirunelveli. “If you ask them what you can do for development, they will not have an answer. But if you ask them who the next president of the party will be, they will have an answer. A party that works for family, won't work for country. I am pretty confident Tamil Nadu will vote out a party that works only for its own family. DMK is only interested in divisive politics," added PM modi.  

"I thank you all for coming in such huge numbers even though I cannot deliver a speech in Tamil," said PM Modi.

12: 59 IST, February 28th 2024

In a scathing attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hit out at the DMK government in Tamil Nadu, saying that "they do not do the work but are ready to take the credit". 

12: 59 IST, February 28th 2024

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has dealt another big blow to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal government. Reports say that LG Vinay Kumar Saxena has banned the solar policy of the Delhi government. CM Arvind Kejriwal had announced the solar policy in a press conference a few days ago.

12: 38 IST, February 28th 2024

The Jharkhand High Court has reserved the order on the writ petition filed by former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren against his arrest and all proceedings of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

12: 32 IST, February 28th 2024

“The BJP and Tamilians have progressive thoughts,” said PM Modi at a rally in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu today. “Tamilians looking with aspirations towards BJP. The development of Tamil Nadu is Modi's guarantee,” reiterated PM Modi.

12: 19 IST, February 28th 2024

The POCSO Court has extended the judicial custody of Suchana Seth by 14 days. The start-up founder has been accused of killing her 4-year-old son at a hotel in Candolim, Goa.


12: 52 IST, February 28th 2024

“Received unparalleled affection in Palladam and Madurai. Looking forward to today’s programmes in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli before heading to Yavatmal in Maharashtra,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his X handle this morning. The PM also posted a video from his visit.  

11: 23 IST, February 28th 2024

“I will work even harder when the country will bless us again. This is Modi's guarantee,” promised PM Modi while speaking in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu today. “The love and blessings I am receiving from the people of Tamil Nadu will not go in vain. I will return it with interest in the form of development and progress.”

10: 55 IST, February 28th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for multiple projects worth more than Rs 17,000 crore in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu this morning. These projects are an important part of the roadmap for a developed India. One can also see the spirit of 'Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat' in these developments," said PM Modi.



10: 48 IST, February 28th 2024

“Multi-modal connectivity approach will expedite development in Tamil Nadu,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Thoothukudi today. “Due to the efforts of the government of India, modern connectivity is progressing,” said PM Modi. He added that in the last 10 years, the state has seen huge progress in railways and roadways.

10: 32 IST, February 28th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, slammed the previous UPA government. “They talk about Tamil Nadu, but do not have the guts to work towards the progress of Tamil Nadu,” said the PM.

10: 30 IST, February 28th 2024

“Today, Tamil Nadu is writing a new chapter in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally there. “The development process may be in Thoothukudi but it will reflect in many other parts of the country,” added the PM. “I had promised to make a shipping and exorting hub (in TN). The guarantee has been fulfilled. These projects will provide avenues to the youth of Tamil Nadu,” the PM said.

10: 10 IST, February 28th 2024

Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her daughter Misa Bharti appeared before the Rouse Avenue Court today in connection with their interim bail in the Land-for-Jobs scam case.

10: 06 IST, February 28th 2024

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu today.

7: 25 IST, February 28th 2024

India and the United States will hold talks on homeland security on Wednesday, discussing counterterrorism, cyber and aviation security, among other things.

6: 44 IST, February 28th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra today to inaugurate various projects.

Published February 28th, 2024 at 06:53 IST