Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 19:38 IST

India News LIVE: Rahul Gandhi defends Parliament security breach accused

India News LIVE: After the suspension of 146 MPs from Parliament, Congress along with INDI bloc partners will protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi and several places across country. Catch all LIVE updates here.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge | Image: ANI
7: 37 IST, December 22nd 2023

Karnataka takes big step to tackle rising COVID cases.

7: 25 IST, December 22nd 2023

On the incident of cleaning of toilets by school children in the Primary School, Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar said, "We will not allow such incidents to take place. Action has been taken immediately. A case has also been filed. The Head Master has been suspended. We do not want children to be used for these activities. This is a very serious incident..."

4: 48 IST, December 22nd 2023

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav along with his deputies Rajendra Shukla and Jagdish Devda met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in the national capital. 

3: 17 IST, December 22nd 2023

Ayodhya: The first trial-run of flight was successfully conducted at the Ayodhya International Airport on Friday, ahead of the inauguration ceremony of Ram Janmabhoomi Temple on January 22. The Ayodhya airport is expected to be operational from December 30.     

Trial run at Ayodhya International Airport
2: 43 IST, December 22nd 2023

“Security breach is definitely a concern, but the big question is why did they protest this way? What was the reason? It is unemployment. The rising unemployment in our country. In this country, people today are unable to land themselves a job, and therefore they did this. The youth did breach security, but you are at fault for this. Therefore, they stormed the parliament. Every youth in india shares this sentiment. Why is media not covering unemployment?” said Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Parliament securiy breach incident at INDI bloc's protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. 

2: 37 IST, December 22nd 2023
1: 18 IST, December 22nd 2023

At INDIA bloc protest at Jantar Mantar, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said, "Under our Constitution, everyone has the right to speak. When we give notice (in Parliament) we are not even given a chance to read the notice. Should I say that the BJP govt is not letting a Dalit speak? You can't take away our right to speak. This freedom was given to us by Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi. You suspend Opposition MPs and pass laws unopposed..We have to fight together."

12: 54 IST, December 22nd 2023

India News LIVE | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had reportedly dialed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday, December 21, after reports emerged of Nitish Kumar being miffed. 


12: 21 IST, December 22nd 2023

Nine ministers have been inducted in Chhattisgarh state cabinet, led by Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai, in Raipur. 

12: 17 IST, December 22nd 2023

Rouse Avenue Court extended the judicial custody of former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia till the next date of hearing on 19 January 2024 The court granted time to counsel for the accused till January 15, to inspect the documents at CBI headquarters. The court also directed the CBI to depute sufficient officers to facilitate the inspection and to file a compliance report.

12: 05 IST, December 22nd 2023

New Delhi | Leaders of the INDIA bloc come together to protest against the suspension of 146 opposition MPs at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. 

11: 44 IST, December 22nd 2023

The Delhi High Court on Friday agreed to list for hearing during the day a plea by the city police challenging a trial court order directing it to supply a copy of the FIR to an accused in the Parliament security breach case.

The matter was mentioned for hearing before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Mini Pushkarna by the counsel for the police.

11: 19 IST, December 22nd 2023

Surankot Terror Attack: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team to visit the attack site. 

11: 04 IST, December 22nd 2023

Former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia produced in Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court in excise policy case. 


10: 53 IST, December 22nd 2023

On India bloc protest against the suspension of MPs, Congress MP Manickam Tagore said, "The Parliamentary democracy in India is coming to a deathbed. Our only mistake is that we wanted Home Minister Amit Shah to come and make his statement on the security breach in the Parliament... For that, they have suspended 146 of the MPs across the INDIA Alliance parties. They passed telecom, crime bills, and election commission bills... which is just like the BJP office... To save the Parliament of India and democracy, today at every state headquarters symbolic protest by the INDIA Alliance is being organised..."


8: 57 IST, December 22nd 2023

India News LIVE: After several months, the first positive Covid case has been recorded in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, reports said on Friday, December 22. The patient is a 54-year-old male who lives in Noida but works at a multinational company in Gurugram, Gautam Buddh Nagar Chief Medical Officer Dr Sunil Sharma said  on Thursday.

8: 48 IST, December 22nd 2023

The protest by Opposition parties of INDIA bloc will kickstart at 11 am and Congress former president Rahul Gandhi along with other senior leaders are expected to speak at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

8: 41 IST, December 22nd 2023

The Met Office said light rainfall was likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, northwest Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh on Friday and Saturday.

The Met Office also said Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Lakshadweep are going to receive rain during the next five days.



8: 37 IST, December 22nd 2023

Several areas in Thoothukudi remain waterlogged following heavy rainfall in the region.

7: 29 IST, December 22nd 2023

India News LIVE | 9 MLAs to take oath in Chhattisgarh as cabinet ministers.  Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai announced the names of the nine cabinet ministers who will be sworn in at 11:45 a.m. in the Governor House. 
The nine names include Brijmohan Agrawal, Ram Vichar Netam, Dayaldas Baghel, Kedar Kashyap, Lakhanlal Dewangan, Shyam Bihari Jaiswal, OP Choudhary, Tankram Verma and Laxmi Rajwade.

7: 22 IST, December 22nd 2023

India News LIVE | A layer of fog was seen covering the national capital as the temperature dips further. 


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