Updated February 24th, 2024 at 23:49 IST

Masssive Turnout for PM Modi's Roadshow in Gujarat's Jamnagar

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Reported by: Apoorva Shukla
PM Modi's roadshow in Jamnagar. | Image: ANI
11: 33 IST, February 24th 2024

The Orissa High Court has ordered the ‘arrest’ of a foreign cargo ship in connection with unpaid berth hire charges at the Paradip Port in the state.

Under an admiralty law, a ship can be arrested for the enforcement of maritime claims that arise out of the ownership, construction, possession, management, operation, or trading of any ship.

10: 12 IST, February 24th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the middle of a two day visit to Gujarat, held a roadshow in Jamnagar. During his visit to the state, PM Modi is expected to inaugarate projects worth Rs 52,500 crore including India's longest cable stayed bridge, the Sudarshan Sethu. 

9: 44 IST, February 24th 2024

An international drugs trafficking network has been busted with the arrest of three people and seizure of 50 kg narcotics-making chemical that was being sent to Australia and New Zealand by concealing it in mix food powder and desiccated coconut, the NCB said on Saturday.

A joint team of the federal anti-narcotics agency and the special cell of Delhi Police busted the network acting on an information provided by Australian and New Zealand authorities about four months back saying "large quantities" of pseudoephedrine concealed in desiccated coconut powder was being sent to both the countries from India.

8: 48 IST, February 24th 2024

BSF personnel on Saturday unearthed several Maoist dumps in a forest in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said.

Based on reliable information about dumps of explosive materials by ultras, the BSF personnel carried out a search operation in the Silakota Reserve Forest of the district.

During the search operation, the BSF personnel recovered three pressure cookers, 20 metres of Cordex, 24 gelatine sticks and 2 bundles of electric wire from the dumps in the forest.

7: 48 IST, February 24th 2024

The meeting at the BJP headquarters to discuss the party's strategy in the state of Uttar Pradesh — which sends the highest number of MPs to Parliament — for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections has come to an end. The meeting was chaired by party president JP Nadda and attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, among others. 

7: 32 IST, February 24th 2024

As per PTI reports, DMK has alloted Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha seat to ally IUML. Additionally, it has alloted the Namakkal Lok Sabha seat to the allied Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi party. 

9: 12 IST, February 24th 2024

Authorities here initiated the process of partially reopening Singhu and Tikri borders with Haryana on Saturday, almost two weeks after they were sealed in view of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, officials said. 

A Delhi Police officer said one lane of the service lane at the Singhu border and one lane at the Tikri border are being opened to allow movement of vehicles.

6: 20 IST, February 24th 2024

The Delhi High Court has asked the city government and the police to inform it about an "action plan" to deal with frequent instances of bomb threats to schools in the national capital.

The court also issued notice to the authorities on an application filed by the petitioner, lawyer Arpit Bhargava, who claimed out of five incidents of bomb threats to schools last year, three are yet to be investigated and taken to their logical conclusion.

5: 39 IST, February 24th 2024

As per a report by ANI, an investigation has been initiated by the Meghalaya state police following a press release on social media claiming the regrouping of the once-feared Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in Garo Hills.

The press release, which has now gone viral, was signed by Goera Pantora Sangma, who was alleged to be the chairman of the newly named GNLA - Regroup.

4: 57 IST, February 24th 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is holding a key meeting in Delhi with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and UP Deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak.  

4: 50 IST, February 24th 2024

BJP leader Hardeep Singh Puri has posted his opinion about the complex political relations between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Indian National Congress (INC). “The path to hell (or in this case political oblivion!) is paved with skewed alliances! If the opportunist alliance between AAP & Congress even manages to survive its inherent contradictions it will be the most bizarre political combination in every sense! One that tries to pull wool over the eyes of their own voters. People will clearly remember that AAP came into being after protesting against the rampant impunity & corruption of Congress which it subsequently defeated in Delhi & as the slew of cases against their ministers & leaders show, has now even embodied what they protested against! But the most curious part of this dysfunctional dalliance - they will be together in Delhi, but against each other in Punjab!” he said.

4: 43 IST, February 24th 2024

BJP national president JP Nadda held a key meeting with the election in-charge members of the party from all states today. The meeting is crucial ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024.


4: 39 IST, February 24th 2024

At least 55 Congress leaders have joined the BJP in Maharashtra, in a big jolt to dynastic politics. 

3: 16 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: Tamil Nadu Congress MLA Vijayadharani joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi on Saturday, February 24. Vijayadharani is the MLA from Vilavancode, which is part of the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat, a constituency the BJP has won in the past.

She joined the party in the national capital in the presence of Union Minister L Murugan and the party's national secretary Arvind Menon, who is the poll in-charge for Tamil Nadu. She posted on X her letter of resignation from the Congress before joining the BJP.




3: 02 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: The newly enacted laws -- the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya Act -- to completely overhaul the criminal justice system in the country will come into effect from July 1.

12: 52 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: In a mega developmental push to Chhattisgarh, PM Modi will be launching projects worth Rd 34,400 crore in Chhattisgarh. 

12: 38 IST, February 24th 2024

TDP Chief and Former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu announced the candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. TDP is in alliance with Pawan Kalyan's Jansena 



11: 11 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched key initiatives for cooperative sector at Delhi's Bharat Mandapam. 

11: 09 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: Sharad Pawar launched the new symbol of his party Nationalist Congress Party- Sharadchandra Pawar in Raigad on Saturday. The Election Commission of India had allotted "man blowing turha (a traditional trumpet)" as the symbol of the Nationalist Congress Party-Sharadchandra Pawar.


11: 07 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined the Congress' Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra helmed by Rahul Gandhi at Moradabad today 


8: 37 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will hold a joint press conference in Delhi today to announce the seat-sharing pact for Lok Sabha elections 2024. 


8: 35 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: One Naxal was killed in the encounter with DRG soldiers in the Burkalanka area, Sukma, SP Kiran Chauhan said on Saturday. Search operation is underway


7: 55 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: Manipur Police has arrested an active member of KYKL organisation from Imphal West namely RK. Jitensana (43 years). The Police suspects him of being involved in assault of truck drivers at Sekmai on the night of 16th February 2024. Further investigation is ongoing.


7: 49 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: Two people were killed whereas several others sustained injuries after the bus they were travelling in veered off the Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway after being hit by a cement tanker in Nadiad in Gujarat’s Kheda district, in the early hours of Saturday. 

7: 48 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: The Assam cabinet has repealed the 89-year old Muslim Marriages, Divorce Registration Act under which the marriages and divorces by Muslims residing in the state were registered. 




7: 45 IST, February 24th 2024

India News LIVE: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former forest minister and Congress leader Harak Singh Rawat and others in connection with the money laundering case in the Pakhro Range scam of Corbett National Park. 

The Enforcement Directorate has asked Harak Singh Rawat to depose before it on 29 February. 



Published February 24th, 2024 at 07:56 IST