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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar invited for Ram-Temple inaugural ceremony. | Image: PTI/ File Photo
10: 57 IST, January 2nd 2024

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said that a replica of the Ram Temple has been prepared in state for those, who will be unable to visit Ayodhya on January22. He said, "Ram temple is going to be inaugurated in Ayodhya on January 22. Every person wants to get there but it is not possible. To fulfil their wish, a replica of the Ram temple has been prepared here."

10: 00 IST, January 2nd 2024

The protesting truck drivers, against a provision in the new penal law on hit-and-run accidents, called off their strike on Tuesday evening after the local authorities assured to look into their demands. The agitation by the truck drivers launched on Monday to protest against the newly passed law. The protest, which continued on the second day, lead to non-delivery of petroleum products at depots and petrol pumps. 

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9: 18 IST, January 2nd 2024

Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha President, Shashi Yadav expelled from the party with immediate effects for anti-party activities.

7: 36 IST, January 2nd 2024

According to sources, a preliminary probe is underway and FIR will be registered after the process of gathering investigation is over. 

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6: 25 IST, January 2nd 2024

Along with Amit Shah and LG Manoj Sinha, NSA Ajit Doval, Army Chief General, Manoj Pande, Director Intelligence Bureau (IB) Tapan Deka and other officials. 
 

5: 51 IST, January 2nd 2024

India has recorded 573 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases stood at 4,565, according to data released by the Health ministry on Tuesday. 
 

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5: 15 IST, January 2nd 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday chaired a key meet on Ram Mandir and 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Convenors and Co-convenors have been deputised for every Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha seat. 
 

5: 01 IST, January 2nd 2024

Amid the truckers' protest against the hit-and-run law, All India Motor Transport Congress said that no strike call has been given. 

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4: 45 IST, January 2nd 2024

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) plans to turn the day into a Diwali-like festivity, with Karsewaks, who played a significant role in Ram Mandir campaign. 
 

4: 03 IST, January 2nd 2024

Govt to meet truckers protesting against new Hit-and-Run law.  In India, there are long lines at petrol pumps as drivers hurry to fill up their tanks due to concerns of a fuel scarcity.

 The truck drivers' protests against the new penal law on hit-and-run accidents, which is a component of the Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, are the cause of the lineups. 

Drivers who cause serious accidents on the road and abandon the scene face up to 10 years in prison or a fine of Rs 7 lakh, according to the legislation. 

Across the nation, protests have broken out, with truck and private bus drivers imposing "chakka jams."

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3: 57 IST, January 2nd 2024

SC tells bihar government that caste survey data breakup to be put in public domain so that inference drawn from it can be challenged. 

2: 47 IST, January 2nd 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has reached the headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi ahead of the key meetings on Jammu and Kashmir security and the Ram Mandir inauguration. Another crucial meeting on the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 will be held.
 

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2: 35 IST, January 2nd 2024

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has not responded to the Directorate of Enforcement (ED), which had sent him the seventh summons on December 29, 2023. The ED had sent the summons to Soren, asking him to decide the date, time and place for questioning in connection with the money-laundering case.

2: 28 IST, January 2nd 2024

Long queues were seen at petrol pumps in India across the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Chandigarh and Srinagar, as people feared a shortage of fuel. The chaos happened after protests by truck drivers over the new hit-and-run law.

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2: 19 IST, January 2nd 2024

The Karnataka government has called for a review meeting to discuss precautionary measures after the state logged 245 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

2: 16 IST, January 2nd 2024

At least 19 people were injured when a private bus overturned due to fog in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district. Two of those injured are critical. The accident occurred in the wee hours around 4 am on January 2 on the Bhopal-Vidisha bypass road. The bus, which was headed to Satna from Indore, was carrying 29 passengers.

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1: 19 IST, January 2nd 2024

Continuing his address in Tiruchirappalli, PM Narendra Modi said, "Today India is among the top five economies. Today India has emerged as a new hope in the world. Big investors are investing in the country and the people of Tamil Nadu and the country are getting benefits from it. Tamil Nadu is becoming the big brand ambassador of Make in India."

2: 32 IST, January 2nd 2024

During his public address, PM said, "In the coming 25 years, we are moving towards a developed country under 'Azadi Ka Amrit Aaal'. I see the huge contribution of Tamil Nadu."

He added, "Tamil Nadu has the treasure of language and tradition."

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1: 11 IST, January 2nd 2024

Addressing a massive crowd in Tiruchirappalli, PM Narendra Modi said, "I wish that the year 2024 is peaceful and prosperous for everyone. It is a privilege that my first public programme in 2024 is happening in Tamil Nadu. Today development projects worth nearly Rs 20,000 Cr will strengthen Tamil Nadu's progress. I congratulate you for these projects..."

He further recalled last few weeks of 2023 and said those times were difficult for many people in Tamil Nadu. He said, " We lost many of our fellow citizens due to heavy rainfall."
 

12: 15 IST, January 2nd 2024

PM Narendra Modi is all set to shortly inaugurate the new terminal building at Tiruchirappalli International Airport.  Developed at a cost of more than Rs 1,100 crores, the two-level new international terminal building has the capacity to serve more than 44 lakh passengers annually.

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11: 54 IST, January 2nd 2024

During the conversation, when asked if India lost to China at the mind games, the Indian External Affairs Minister said, "I don't think we always lost out, but at various points of time, when we talk about the parts of the past today would be very difficult to understand, Panchsheel agreement is another such example....The role of confidence and assurance, the fact that we are a multiple millennia civilisation. All of this should be in our demeanour, in our standing and in the way we approach other countries..."

11: 50 IST, January 2nd 2024

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar affirmed that Canadian politics has given space to Khalistani forces and has also allowed them to indulge in activities that adversely impact bilateral relations between India and Canada. He further expressed his concerns if actions are not in the interest of either country.

He said, "The issue at heart is the fact that in Canadian politics, these Khalistani forces have been given a lot of space and have been allowed to indulge in activities which I think are damaging to the relationship, clearly not in India's interest, and not in Canada's interest either. But unfortunately, that is the state of their politics."
 

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11: 39 IST, January 2nd 2024

EAM S Jaishankar on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, talked to ANI on the launch of his book ‘Why Bharat Matters.’ When asked if he wrote this book as a diplomat, academian or a politician, he said, "I think a mixture of all of them. The diplomat in me has the domain knowledge and the experience. The politician in me feels the need to communicate that to the everyday world... If there are two sagas or two stories all of us have grown up with, they are the Ramayana and the Mahabharat. We often use so much of metaphors, situations and comparisons in our normal life, if I were to talk to you, I may bring up some references there. So why I used that also to remind people that we are multiple millennia-old civilization. When we discuss the world, can we think about doing it on our terms and in our framework, in our construct?... What I have tried to do is to take a particular theme and try to give it a Ramayana-type relevance. For eg., I've used coalition building. How Lord Ram very carefully constructs a coalition and what it takes to construct a coalition? It doesn't happen by itself. In diplomacy, you've heard me say before that the two preeminent examples of diplomats are Hanuman and Shri Krishna. But there are others, Angad, for example, or even his mother Tara. These are people who in very difficult situations, practised their diplomatic skills..."

11: 34 IST, January 2nd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 38th Convocation of Bharathidasan University at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, this morning. The PM will later inaugurate the new Trichy airport terminal. 

While addressing the students, PM Modi said, “The concept of convocation is very ancient and old to us. Poetry and Literature was presented with analysis of others. ”

He added, "Being here at the 38th Convocation Ceremony of Bharathidasan University is special for me as this is my first public interaction in 2024. I am happy to be in the beautiful state of Tamil Nadu and among young people. I am also happy to know that I am convoking here. I am the first Prime Minister to have the privilege of attending the ceremony. I congratulate all the parents, teachers and students on this important occasion."

Furthermore, he said that Indian musicians and artists are continuously bagging awards  internationally and global powers now see India as a hope. “India is the bright spot.”

 


 

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11: 07 IST, January 2nd 2024

A key meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will take place today in New Delhi at the party headquarters. Those present will include Union Hone Minister Amit Shah and party president JP Nadda. The agenda of the BJP meeting will be discussions on the Ram Mandir inauguration in Ayodhya on January 2024, and the Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

10: 53 IST, January 2nd 2024

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has arrived at Tiruchirappalli ahead of the inauguration of the new airport terminal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

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10: 43 IST, January 2nd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu to inaugurate the new airport terminal in the city.

10: 40 IST, January 2nd 2024

The India Meteorological Department has tweeted on X about the weather in North India.

“Minimum temperature and their Departures over the plains of North India dated 02.01.2024. Minimum temperatures are normal/ above normal over most parts of Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and below normal over Bihar,” the department said in the tweet.

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10: 13 IST, January 2nd 2024

Dehradun in Uttarakhand reported two fresh COVID-19 cases on New Year's Eve weekend, with a 77-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman having tested positive.

9: 48 IST, January 2nd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new terminal building at Tiruchirappalli International Airport today. The new Trichy airport terminal has a touch of south Indian architecture. The new two-level terminal has been built at a cost of over Rs 1,100 crore and can reportedly serve more than 44 lakh passengers.

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8: 25 IST, January 2nd 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a high-level meeting on the security arrangements for Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, January 2.

6: 29 IST, January 2nd 2024

Cold wave continues its grip over India, with many parts likely to experience similar conditions between January 5 and January 11, as per IMD predictions.

"During 5th to 11th January, we are expecting night temperature to fall, it may lead to cold wave conditions in some parts of central India. Day temperature will also be below normal leading to cold day conditions, especially in Madhya Pradesh, northern parts of Maharashtra, southern parts of Uttar Pradesh, and areas of Haryana and Rajasthan. In these areas, from the 5th to 11th we can expect cold wave conditions.”

The weather department also predicted similar conditions for Punjab and Haryana on January 1, 2, and 3 in isolated areas. 

The IMD, earlier on Monday, January 1, predicted dense to very dense fog over certain parts of the plains in northwest India and East India, extending into portions of Bangladesh, and gradually decreasing afterward.

Additionally, the weather department stated that cold-day to severe cold-day conditions are likely to persist over some areas of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and northern Rajasthan for the next two days.

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