Updated March 20th, 2024 at 23:46 IST

‘We Are Also Making Plans for the Initial 100 Days of Our Third Term’: PM Modi

As it happened: Catch all the latest news updates from across the country on 20 March 2024.

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  • India Coast Guard Ship Rajdoot rescues 8 crew from distressed IFB Ajmeer-I in Kundapura 

In a swift operation, Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajdoot rescued eight crew of distressed IFB Ajmeer-I (IND-KA-02-MM-4882) 10 NM west of Kundapura on 20 March which had a major flooding at sea. 


  •  ‘We are making a roadmap for the next 25 years,’ says PM Modi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, “government is presenting the report card of its performance in the last 10 years. We are making a roadmap for the next 25 years. We are also making plans for the initial 100 days of our third term.” He was addressing Rising  Bharat Summit. 

  • UP Police Announces Bounty of Rs 25,000 on Budaun double murder case Accused 

Uttar Pradesh Police announces a reward of Rs 25,000 on Javed, accused in the Budaun double murder case, who is currently absconding in the matter.

  • One Held for Possessing War-Like Stores in J-K's Kupwara 

Based on specific intelligence inputs, a joint search operation was launched by the Indian Army & J&K Police at Khurhama, Kupwara today. One suspected individual has been apprehended along with the recovery of 04xHand Grenades and other war-like stores. Interrogation by JKP is in progress: Chinar Corps, Indian Army. 

  • SC Grants Bail to Hyderabad-Based Businessman Abhishek Boinpally in Money Laundering Case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 20) granted interim bail to Hyderabad-based businessman Abhishek Boinpally, accused in a money laundering case related to Delhi liquor policy, for four weeks.

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta passed the interim order while hearing Boinpally's Special Leave Petition filed against the judgment delivered by the Delhi High Court in July 2023 denying him bail.
The bench will hear the matter next on April 29.

  • Delhi Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj Urges LG VK Saxena to Take Early Action in Sexual Harassment Case of 13 MBBS Female Students

In the alleged sexual harassment case of 13 women MBBS students of Delhi Medical College, Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj has written to L-G VK Saxena and demanded early action in the case

  • 'Rohingyas have no right to settle in India' Centre reiterates its stand in SC

'Rohingyas have no right to settle in India. Right to settle is a matter of policy': Centre reiterated its stand on Rohingyas in Supreme Court. 



  • Delhi HC Issues Summons to TMC Leader Mahua Moitra in Defamation Suit filed  by her Lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai

Delhi High Court issued summons to TMC leader Mahua Moitra in the defamation suit filed against her by lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai. 


He has alleged that Moitra has made “defamatory statements” against him on social media as well as print and electronic media.

The court further sought Moitra’s response on Dehadrai’s application seeking interim relief in the suit and listed the matter for further hearing on April 8.



  • Rajasthan Police Detain NSUI Members Protesting Against the Agniveer Scheme in Bikaner, Rajasthan

Rajasthan Police detain NSUI members protesting against the Agniveer scheme in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

  • 'Rohingyas have no right to settle in India' Centre reiterates its stand in SC

'Rohingyas have no right to settle in India. Right to settle is a matter of policy': Centre reiterated its stand on Rohingyas in Supreme Court. 


  •  Centre Opposes Stay of Election Commissioners Act

The Centre on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on pleas seeking stay on the CEC and Other Election Commissioners Act, 2023, which dropped Chief Justice of India from selection panel from Election Commissioners. Centre opposing the applications seeking stay on the Act, said that the independence of the Election Commission, or any other organisation or authority, does not arise from and is not attributable to the presence of a judicial member in the Selection Committee.

  • Tension Prevails in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh Over Stone Pelting, Injured Man Dies Hours Later

Tension prevailed in a locality in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh where stone pelting allegedly occurred on a religious procession on Tuesday night, leaving around a dozen people injured, officials said. A man, who was given primary treatment, died late night apparently because of heart attack. The incident took place in the Raashmi police station area where a religious procession was being taken out at night. A dispute occurred when some men allegedly raised objection over the procession passing by a mosque.

  • Elvish Yadav case: Noida Police arrest two more accused 

The Noida Police have arrested two more accused in connection with the Elvish Yadav case. The accused have been identified as Ishwar and Vinay.

  • SC Allows TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s Plea for Refraining ED From Summoning Him During LS Polls

The Supreme Court has allowed Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee’s request for refraining Enforcement Directorate (ED) from summoning him for probe related to a money laundering case until the completion of the general elections scheduled between April and June.

  • “Under Startup India campaign, we have given a platform to innovative ideas, connected to sources of funding...it has also helped youngsters from Tier 2 and Tier 3 implement their ideas,” said PM Modi at Startup Mahakumbh.
  • I Could Feel the Vibe That India's Future Holds Many Unicorns and Decacorns: PM Modi

"Today, the energy & vibe is amazing. Strolling along the stalls and watching your inventions, I could feel the vibe that India's future holds many Unicorns and Decacorns. For promoting startups, India made the right decisions at the right time. If today India has emerged as a new hope, a new strength for the global start-up space, then there has been a well-thought-out vision behind it. India has taken the right decisions at the right time and started work on start-ups at the right time..."

  • “We took the right decision at the right time when it came to startups”, PM Modi says at ‘Startup Mahakumbh’
  • PM Modi Addresses 'Startup Mahakumbh' at Bharat Mandapam 
  • PM Modi Inspects 'startup Mahakumbh' Exhibition at Bharat Mandapam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspected the 'Startup Mahakumbh' exhibition at Bharat Mandapam.

  • LIVE: PM Modi Reaches Bharat Mandapam to Address Startup Mahakumbh

PM Modi has reached Bharat Mandapam. He will address Startup Mahakumbh shortly.

  • PM Modi to Address Startup Mahakumbh at Bharat Mandapam Today 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Startup Mahakhumbh 2024 which commenced at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on March 18.

In a post on X, PM Modi said, "At 10:30 AM tomorrow, I will be speaking at the Startup Mahakumbh, a forum which brings together stakeholders from the world of Startups, innovators, and upcoming entrepreneurs. India's strides in the world of Startups have been phenomenal in the last few years."

  • I-T Raids TMC Leader Swarup Biswas's Brother House

The Income Tax Department has found evidence of unaccounted property, tax evasion. As a result, Income Tax officials along with central forces raided several places including Swarup Biswas's house in New Alipore.

  • CP Radhakrishnan Takes Charge as Governor of Telangana
  • Man Held for Killing Son-in-law Over Domestic Discord in Thane

Police have arrested a 55-year-old man for allegedly killing his son-in-law due to domestic discord in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Wednesday. The body of the 38-year-old victim was recovered from the Bhatsa river on March 1 following which a case of accidental death was initially registered, Kulgaon's assistant police inspector Govind Patil said. However, during an investigation following a complaint by the victim's brother, the police got to know that the deceased used to have frequent quarrels with his wife to which the woman's father had objected. The deceased's father-in-law had also unsuccessfully tried to intervene to resolve the issues between the couple.


The Delhi High Court on Wednesday will hear a plea by CM Arvind Kejriwal challenging the repeated summonses issued to him by the Enforcement Directorate in a case related to the now scrapped excise policy.

  • War of Words Erupt Between Stalin and Karandlaje Over Her ‘Tamilians’ Remark on Bengaluru Cafe Blast

Following her remarks on linking people from Tamil Nadu to the Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru, Karnataka BJP Minister Shobha Karandlaje has issued apologies and retracted her statement. Soon after she stated that the bomber behind the Rameshwaram blasts was trained in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri forests, she faced a massive backlash with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister demanding legal action against her for spreading hate speech.


Published March 20th, 2024 at 08:36 IST