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Updated December 21st, 2023 at 19:52 IST

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Amit Shah places criminal bills in Rajya Sabha
Amit Shah places criminal bills in Rajya Sabha | Image: PTI
7: 40 IST, December 21st 2023

Amit Shah talks about digitisation in criminal laws.

7: 19 IST, December 21st 2023

Amit Shah presents criminal bills on the floor of the Upper House after it was passed by the Lok Sabha.

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6: 27 IST, December 21st 2023

Senior Army official told Republic that a group of terrorists had been spotted in the Topa Pir area of Poonch district after which the area has been cordoned off and intensified searches are underway.

6: 25 IST, December 21st 2023

 An Indian Army convoy was attacked by terrorists, in the upper reaches of the Dera Ki Gali area of Poonch, resulting in injuries to multiple army personnel. The terrorists targeted two army vehicles, a gypsy, and a 1-ton vehicle, which were en route to fortify the cordon in the area. The anti-terror operation was underway and more support was called by the Army. 

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5: 21 IST, December 21st 2023

PM Modi takes serious note of the incident and communicates his concerns to all opposition leaders present in the meeting.

5: 16 IST, December 21st 2023

PM Modi met all floor leaders in Speaker's chambers and assures all action on security breach.

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4: 09 IST, December 21st 2023

While speaking at the last session of the Lok Sabha, Union Minister Anurag Thakur stated, “I hope that this bill will be passed by everyone’s consensus.” 

2: 49 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Next hearing in Gyanvapi case on January 3, 2024 

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2: 43 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Delhi court has extended the custody of 4 accused in Parliament attack case- including Manoranjan, Sagar, Amol and Neelam by 15 days. 
 

2: 32 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Delhi court extends judicial custody of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)  MP Sanjay Singh in excise scam case till January 10.

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1: 51 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Parliament gives nod to Bill that seeks to establish mechanism to appoint chief election commissioner and election commissioners.

1: 39 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE |  Fire breaks out at Gopaldas Bhawan in Delhi's Connaught Place. Fire tenders rushed to the spot. More details are awaited.


 

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1: 25 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president H D Deve Gowda and lauded his "exemplary" contribution to the nation's progress. Deve Gowda's two sons, former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and MLA H D Revanna, as well as grandson Prajwal Revanna, who is an MP from Hassan, accompanied him for the meeting with Modi at his residence here.

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1: 12 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | During a press briefing on Thursday, December 21, BJP leader Sambit Patra slammed the Opposition for insulting Rajya Sabha Chairperson and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar. 

 

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1: 00 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | "A leader is running away after committing a scam in liquor policy in Delhi. Liquor scam is the 'fevicol' that is bringing together the parties of 'INDI' alliance," said BJP leader Sambit Patra as he mounted an attack on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal after he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate. 

12: 49 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE: Congress party will be shifting its headquarters in Delhi to the new building in the second week of January 2024. The new headquarters will be called Indira Bhawan, suggest sources. 


 

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12: 47 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | After Higher Education Minister in the DMK government was convicted in disproportionate assets case, sources reveal that his portfolio has now been handed over to Minister Rajakannappan. 

 

 

 

12: 33 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | The Election Commission of India has issued guidelines for political parties in order to promote accessibility and inclusivity. The guideline suggests that political parties including that they should not use ill or derogatory references on disability or PwDs during any public statement.

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12: 31 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | India has sent humanitarian supplies to Papua New Guinea in the wake of the volcanic eruption. India has sent HADR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief)

 The supplies include 6 tonnes of essential medicines, surgical items, sanitary pads, rapid antigen test kits, pregnancy test kits, mosquito repellents & baby foods and 11 tonnes of disaster relief material such as tents, sleeping mats/bags, sanitary utilities/ hygiene kits, meals ready to eat, water storage among other items. A special charter flight was launched from India to Port Moresby.

 

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12: 27 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | The Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023 has been taken up for consideration and passing in Lok Sabha on Thursday, December 21. 


 

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12: 25 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | While speaking on the issue of security of journalists in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that the situation of security of journalists in West Bengal is worrisome. “I have a long list. What can be said about the misdeed committed by an MP from the same state two days ago. He should apologize for his misdeeds,” he said. 

12: 51 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Opposition MPs march to Vijay Chowk from Parliament to protest against the suspension of MPs for the winter session.  

 


 

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1: 12 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple in Ayodhya on Thursday, December 21. 

 

11: 41 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Twitter, now named as X, suffered an outage on Thursday, December 21, leading to disruption of services. The X accounts, although accessible, is not showing tweets to users as their timelines are reflecting as empty, several X users complained. 

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11: 20 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Minister of Higher Education in the DMK government, K Ponmudy, has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and 50 lakhs fine each to him and his wife in disproportionate assets case from 2016 filed by the DVAC (Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption). READ MORE

11: 05 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has extended invitation to leaders of all political parties for the Consecration ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, scheduled for January 22 next year. 

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9: 49 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Kerala reported 300 new active cases of Covid-19 and 3 deaths on 20th December, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The total number of active cases of Covid-19 in the country is 2669.


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The Union Health Ministry has issued a fresh alert for the COVID-19 variant (JN.1) after the infection was detected in India. 

9: 47 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | A layer of fog engulfed Delhi this morning as mercury further dipped. The minimum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 6.2 degrees Celsius.

 


 


 

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9: 04 IST, December 21st 2023

Parliament security breach | Confrontation of all six accused was done yesterday, 20th December to corroborate whether the sequence of events shared by each of them matches. Accused Manoranjan, Amol, Sagar and Neelam’s seven-day custody expires today All 6 were kept at five different units of Delhi Police’s Special Cell where they underwent sustained interrogation. Yesterday they were handed over to CIU (Counter Intelligence Unit) office of Special Cell, the unit investigating the matter, where they faced the joint interrogation.

8: 10 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE: A 16-year old boy died after falling from a foot-over bridge in Harsh Vihar police station area of ​​Wazirabad in North East Delhi on Wednesday, December 20.  The Police has registered an FIR and is investigating the matter. Read More 

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8: 09 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE: 416 people stranded in flood-hit Srivaikundam in Tamil Nadu have been rescued by the amphibious units of the Indian Army. Read More 

8: 06 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE: A blaze broke out at Agartala's Information and Cultural Affairs (ICA) Office on Wednesday. Fire crews were rushed to the scene as soon as the information about the incident was received. According to a fire department officer, the fire was taken in control with the assistance of three fire tenders. No injuries or fatalities were recorded in the incident.  Read More

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7: 54 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE | Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will move the Telecommunications Bill, 2023  in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, December 21 for consideration and passage to amend and consolidate the law relating to the development, expansion and operation of telecommunication services and telecommunication networks; assignment of the spectrum; and for matters connected therewith. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

7: 53 IST, December 21st 2023

India News LIVE: Rajya Sabha will be taking up 3 criminal bills for discussion on Thursday, December 21. These will include the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, 2023, and the Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill, 2023, which will replace, respectively, the Indian Penal Code (IPC) of 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973 (originally enacted in 1898), and the Indian Evidence Act of 1872. These Bills were passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday

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