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Updated February 12th, 2024 at 00:21 IST

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Catch all the latest news updates from across the country on February 11, 2024.

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to Visit Ayodhya Tomorrow | Image: @AamAadmiParty/X
12: 21 IST, February 12th 2024

Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely on Sunday targeted the BJP government over alleged "glaring infirmities" in the Pragati Maidan tunnel, saying it has turned out to be "a monument of shame" and a "potential threat" to commuters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in June 2022 inaugurated the 1.3-km-long tunnel and five underpasses as part of the Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor Project that aims to ease connectivity between central Delhi with the eastern parts of the city and the satellite towns of Noida and Ghaziabad.

In a statement, the Congress leader said, "The BJP government whose latest mantra is to make the country a 'Viksit Bharat' should be ashamed of the fact that the Pragati Maidan tunnel, constructed at a whopping cost of Rs 777 crore, has now turned out to be a monument of shame...the tunnel has become a potential threat to commuters." Lovely also alleged that the tunnel was the "finest example of the Amrit Kaal of the corrupt" under the BJP rule, as a flawed design and hasty construction of the tunnel have made it unusable and dangerous.

12: 21 IST, February 12th 2024

 BKU president Naresh Tikait expressed disappointment over reports of RLD chief Jayant Singh showing an inclination to join the ruling NDA, saying he should have consulted those who were with him for decades before taking such a decision.

"When an enemy becomes a friend in politics can't be predicted. Jayant Chaudhary has his own thinking. But, he should have at least consulted the people who have been with him for three generations," Tikait said while talking to reporters here.

Speculations of Singh's switch-over to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have intensified after he praised the central government for conferring the Bharat Ratna to his grandfather and former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.

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12: 01 IST, February 12th 2024

JD(U) MLAs being shifted to Chanakya Hotel in Patna, ahead of the floor test. The Floor Test of the NDA government led by CM Nitish Kumar will be held in the Assembly tomorrow, February 12.

10: 28 IST, February 11th 2024

On 11th February 2024, vigilant BSF troops on duty intercepted the movement of a suspected drone on the border in district Amritsar. Tracking the drone's movement, 
troops, along with Amritsar Police, conducted a joint search operation in the likely dropping area.

During the search, at about 02:15 pm, BSF and Punjab Police successfully recovered 01 drone and 01 packet of heroin (gross weight 500 gm). The packet was wrapped with transparent tape and a metal hook was attached to it. This recovery occurred in a farming field adjacent to village Awan Basau in Amritsar District.

“The recovered drone is a Quadcopter (Model - DJI Mavic 3 Classic, Made in China).Yet another attempt of smuggling of narcotics via drone was successfully thwarted by the well-coordinated joint efforts of BSF and Punjab Police in Amritsar,” wrote the police officials. 

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9: 15 IST, February 11th 2024

The BJP and RSS are spreading hatred while love is in the DNA of this country, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as his 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' resumed in Chhattisgarh on Sunday after a two-day break.

Addressing a gathering in Kevdabadi Chowk in Raigarh, Gandhi said his party wants a "Hindustan for the future generation where hatred and violence does not exist".

"At present, hatred and violence is being spread in every corner of the country. Some say they don't like others on the basis of their language, some say they don't like others on the basis of the states they belong to. Such thoughts will weaken the country," he said.

"The Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh are spreading hatred, while love is in the DNA of this country. In this country, people belonging to different faiths and having different thoughts live together peacefully with love," Gandhi asserted.

9: 15 IST, February 11th 2024

The third offshore campus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is likely to be set up in Sri Lanka, according to sources.

The proposal for an IIT in Sri Lanka was announced last November in the 2024 Budget unveiled by Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who also serves as the finance minister.

According to sources, the Sri Lankan government is in touch with IIT Madras for the ambitious project.

"A high-level delegation had recently visited the Chennai campus to discuss the future roadmap. The talks are on and the campus is likely to come up in Kandy," a source said.

"The delegation also visited the Research Park at the campus and interacted with officials about possible areas of engagement," the source added.

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8: 57 IST, February 11th 2024

BJP MLAs reached Vijay Sinha's residence in three buses.. MLAs will stay here tonight. Dinner is scheduled. 

7: 57 IST, February 11th 2024

BJP announces its candidates from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha elections.  The names include, Sudhanshu Trivedi, RPN Singh from Uttar Pradesh, Former Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala from Haryana.


 

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7: 53 IST, February 11th 2024

 Samajwadi Party general secretary Swami Prasad Maurya termed the Uttar Pradesh legislators’ visit to the Ayodhya Ram temple on Sunday as an act of “show”, and said that lawmakers offering prayers on “government orders” was “not appropriate”.

Maurya said those who went to the temple on Sunday did it “out of compulsion”.

"It is a show. It is an illusion. Why should we follow such orders?” the SP leader told reporters in Amethi.

Maurya made the remarks during a visit to Hasanpur village of Jagdishpur assembly constituency to attend the ‘Constitution Awareness Seminar’.

Over 300 Uttar Pradesh legislators packed in 10 buses and some cars travelled Sunday from Lucknow to the new Ayodhya Ram Mandir, a state government-organised event skipped only by the opposition Samajwadi Party.

Asked about Congress’ ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra', Maurya said he would participate in it when the Rahul Gandhi-led yatra reaches Uttar Pradesh.

The SP leader said Rahul Gandhi is currently trying to connect the society through his 'nyaya yatra'.

5: 50 IST, February 11th 2024

 The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is set to hold a protest on February 16 against the DMK government for allegedly failing to take up any developmental projects in Villupuram district, party General Secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Sunday.

The main opposition party in the state urged the Villupuram district administration to construct storm-water drains, as part of a project that was introduced during AIADMK rule.

Slamming the DMK for its disinterest in implementing developmental projects in Villupuram district, which has an AIADMK MLA (R Lakshmanan), Palaniswami, in a party statement, said that the poor infrastructure, particularly damaged roads in the district, have led to frequent accidents in the region.

"The AIADMK Villupuram unit will hold a protest on February 16 criticising the DMK government and will urge the administration to implement various developmental projects," he said.

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4: 32 IST, February 11th 2024

Following the announcement of farmers' march to the national capital, the Delhi police commissioner Sanjay Arora is to visit all the borders of Delhi. 

4: 28 IST, February 11th 2024

Congress MP Dheeraj Sahu arrives in ED office in money laundering case 

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4: 05 IST, February 11th 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on a visit to Mysore, Karnataka today said, "We all saw the consecration of the idol of Lord Shri Ram in Ayodhya... Suttur Math has decided to open its branch in Ayodhya, I congratulate Suttur Swami for it...PM Modi has done the work of revival of cultural centres like Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, Mahakal Corridor, Baba Kedarnath and Badrinath...".

3: 42 IST, February 11th 2024

Haldwani violence update: As per sources, the drone footage revealed that no stones existed on the terrace until February 5. On February 6 and Feb 7, stones and materials for making a petrol bomb were brought by the attackers. A WhatsApp group was created and through that messages were being circulated. Maulana Abdul Raza was giving command for inciting locals into violence.

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3: 31 IST, February 11th 2024

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal accused the Centre of coming after him every day. "They bring out new accusations against me every day. Right from CBI to ED to IT to Police, all central agencies send me notices and summons almost every day. This makes me wonder if I'm the biggest terrorist in the country," he said.

3: 06 IST, February 11th 2024

A meeting with Jamiat Ulma-e-Hind with government officials in Haldwani is currently underway. 

A team from Delhi has arrived to meet SDM Paritosh Verma, City magistrate Richa Singh

The demolition was carried out in the presence of Municipal Commissioner Pankaj Upadhyay, City Magistrate Richa Singh, and SDM Paritosh Verma. 

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2: 40 IST, February 11th 2024

Delhi CM and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal along with his family members and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann will visit Ayodhya's Ram Temple tomorrow, 12 February, said AAP. 

 

1: 15 IST, February 11th 2024

The first meeting with the three Union ministers was held on February 8 in which a comprehensive  discussion was held with the leaders of farmer organisations which decided on the 'Delhi Chalo' march to press for their demands, including a law to guarantee a minimum support price for crops, was held.
 

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1: 00 IST, February 11th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Madhya Pradesh on Sunday afternoon where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth about Rs 7,300 crores.

According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), around 12:40 pm, he will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh.

12: 17 IST, February 11th 2024

In a big development in the Haldwani violence case, Javed Siddiqui has been arrested for instigating riots. 

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12: 09 IST, February 11th 2024

Grateful to have been born in Gujarat, the birthplace of Swami Dayanand Saraswati,  said PM Modi while addressing the people of the country. 

11: 56 IST, February 11th 2024

Justice S Vaidyanathan sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya by Phagu Chauhan, Governor of Meghalaya in the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan in Shillong.

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10: 44 IST, February 11th 2024

In latest development from Bihar politics, Bihar Chief Minister to hold meetings with JDU MLAs 

The meeting comes a day ahead of when Nitish is all set to seek trust vote in the state assembly on Monday.

 A three-line whip has been issued by the JD(U) leader to its legislators, making it mandatory for them to be present in the assembly.  

The BJP has alleged poaching by RJD, while Congress sent their MLAs to Hyderabad and BJP sent their representatives to Bodhgaya. 

 

9: 54 IST, February 11th 2024

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday visited Pune's Shree Tapovan Math. While addressing a public meeting, he said, "Chhatrapati shivaji maharaj challenged aurangzeb. He left aurangzeb to die and now no one remembers him (aurangzeb
When I became UP CM, I went to Agra, I changed the name of Mughal Museum to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum."

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9: 27 IST, February 11th 2024

UP CM Yogi Adityanath, MLAs will visit Ram Temple today.

9: 09 IST, February 11th 2024

Members of the UP Assembly and Legislative Council chant 'Jai Shree Ram' outside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly in Lucknow before leaving for Ayodhya's Ram Temple. 

 

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9: 07 IST, February 11th 2024

UP CM Yogi Adityanath To Visit Ved Shree Tapovan Math & Meets Spiritual Guru Govind Dev Giri Ji Maharaj Today 

9: 04 IST, February 11th 2024

Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu, Sahibganj DC Ramniwas & Vinod Singh to be Interrogated by ED Today. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday interrogated Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand, Dhiraj Prasad Sahu, for about 11 hours in connection with a money laundering case linked to alleged land fraud, in which the agency recently arrested former Chief Minister Hemant Soren, officials said.

 

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9: 06 IST, February 11th 2024

Acharya Pramod Krishnam will talk to the media at Shri Kalki Dham today at 1 pm for the first time after being expelled from Congress. He will present his side in front of the media. Acharya Pramod Krishnam, who had recently praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Ayodhya Ram temple consecration ceremony and criticised the Congress for skipping the event, has been expelled for six years by the Mallikarjun Kharge-led party.

8: 34 IST, February 11th 2024

Amid farmers' protest, Haryana Government suspends mobile internet services in seven districts--Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa--from 6 am on February 11 till 11.59 pm on February 13.

According to a notification issued by the Haryana administration, bulk SMS and all dongle services provided on mobile networks, except voice calls, will remain suspended

Meanwhile, on Saturday, security was tightened in Jind, Haryana ahead of the scheduled 'Delhi Chalo' march of the farmers.

Amid the call issued by farmer organizations to march to the national capital on February 13, Jind Police issued a traffic advisory as a precautionary measure for the convenience of the passengers. Motorists and commuters have been advised to use the main roads of the state only in urgent situations on the day of the scheduled march.

The advisory also mentioned the possibility of traffic disruption on all main routes from Haryana to Punjab.

Elaborate arrangements have been made by the police to maintain peace and order, prevent any kind of violence and facilitate traffic and public transport system, according to officials.

People can contact dial-112 during any untoward situation, the advisory stated.

Heavy police deployment and barricading were done in Ambala, officials informed.

Significantly, the leaders of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Lakhowal in Ludhiana announced on Saturday that they will not join the 'Delhi Chalo' protest on February 13 but will oppose if the farmers faced manhandling during the march. (inputs from ANI) 
 

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7: 56 IST, February 11th 2024

Delhi: Several flight operations delayed at IGI airport due to low visibility amid the fog.

7: 36 IST, February 11th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Madhya Pradesh on Sunday afternoon where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth about Rs 7,300 crores.

According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), around 12:40 pm, he will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh.

 

"Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple initiatives that will benefit the significant tribal population of the region. Prime Minister will disburse monthly instalments of Aahar Anudan under Aahar Anudan Yojna to about two lakh women beneficiaries. Under this scheme, Rs 1,500 per month is provided for nutritious food to women of various especially backward tribes of Madhya Pradesh," the PMO said in a statement.

Prime Minister Modi will also distribute 1.75 lakh adhikar abhilekh (record of rights) to beneficiaries of the SVAMITVA Scheme. "This will provide documentary evidence to people for the right to their land," PMO said.

In a post on X, Prime Minister Modi called his upcoming visit an important milestone in the development journey of Madhya Pradesh.

"There will be the privilege of inauguration and foundation stone laying of many development projects in Jhabua at around 12:40 pm. During this period, tribal women beneficiaries will also get the opportunity to distribute the monthly instalment of food subsidy," PM Modi said.

He will also transfer Rs 55.90 crores for 559 villages under the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana and will lay the foundation stone of 'CM Rise School' in Jhabua. (With inputs from ANI) 

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