Updated February 24th, 2024 at 00:10 IST

'Dilli Chalo’ March Paused till Feb 29: Farmer Leader Sarwan Singh

As it happened: Catch all the latest news updates from across the country on 23 February 2024.

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'Dilli Chalo’ March Paused till Feb 29: Farmer Leader Sarwan Singh | Image: ANI
10: 22 IST, February 23rd 2024

Addressing the media at Khaneri border, farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said that the Dilli Chalo march has been paused till February 29.
The farmers decided to postpone the "Dilli Chalo" march till February 29. They made this announcement on Friday. The leaders of the protesting farmers have stated that a decision regarding the next course of action would be made after February 29, given the ongoing impasse between the federal government and the farmers. 

10: 16 IST, February 23rd 2024

In a significant development, Cabinet decides to scrap Assam Muslim Marriage & Divorce Act. 

10: 00 IST, February 23rd 2024

TMC leader Derek o' Brien says 'no change' in party's stand of contesting all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, a few in Assam and one seat in Meghalaya, amid reports of seat-sharing talks with Congress. 

9: 57 IST, February 23rd 2024

Manoj Jarange Patil, a Maratha reservation activist, declared 'Rasta Roko' to be implemented countrywide on March 3. To urge the 'Sage Soyare' ordinance notification be implemented, Jarange intends to carry out the Rasta Roko demonstration. 

9: 54 IST, February 23rd 2024

Any fraud or irregularities in elections are 100% unacceptable, said  CEC Rajiv Kumar reiterates  ECI 's commitment to free and fair elections while responding to a media query on irregularities in a recent local body election, during a press interaction in Patna. 

8: 21 IST, February 23rd 2024

At a press conference at Shambhu Border, a farmer leader said, “We have launched our movement in different states of the country. Male and female farmers were deboarded from the train in Bhopal. Those people were kept imprisoned. This movement was supported everywhere in Madhya Pradesh.” 

The farmer leader added, “We are not afraid of the government which is trying to brutalize us and is trying to impose NSA. Our organization is expanding to more states with its demands.” 

“This is not for the farmers of Punjab, this is for the entire country, make MSP law. This protest will increase in the coming days. We are not going to sit at home without finding a solution to this, ” he stated. 


7: 55 IST, February 23rd 2024

In a fierce altercation between protesting farmers and police on Friday in Khedi Chwpata, Hisar, Haryana, a police officer was hurt. 

The farmers were prevented from marching to Khanauri on the Punjab border, which sparked the violence, which included the use of tear gas shells, a lathi charge by the police, and stone throwing by the demonstrators. 

7: 23 IST, February 23rd 2024

S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, issued a warning on Friday against Beijing's "mind games" aimed at stifling India-China relations. 

He added that New Delhi should use "other factors" to obtain better terms for an equilibrium and make use of the international system to achieve the "best possible outcome". 

On the second day of the Raisina Dialogue 2024 in New Delhi, he spoke. 

6: 40 IST, February 23rd 2024

A Bengaluru court has sent summons to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar to appear personally before the court on March 28. The 42nd ACMM court has issued a summons based on a case filed by the BJP. The BJP had alleged the Congress leaders of giving ‘derogatory’ advertisements against its party leaders, including former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, his deputy DK Shivakumar, and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have been summoned by a court over the party's accusations of a "40 per cent commission" during the previous BJP government's tenure.

5: 21 IST, February 23rd 2024

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Mumbai to attend Ashwamedh Mahayagya.

The All World Gayatri Parivar (AWGP) is celebrating the monumental Ashwamedh Mahayagya, a sacred ritual, being held from February 21 to February 25 in Mumbai. Steeped in tradition and spiritual significance, this event marks a pivotal moment in India's cultural landscape.

The Ashwamedh Mahayagya, a rare occurrence in the last 2000 years, symbolizes a profound endeavour to unite the nation under the banner of Sanatan culture.


4: 36 IST, February 23rd 2024

BJP National President JP Nadda addressed the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of various facilities at AIIMS Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. He says, "Be it the health sector, or any other sector...under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country has benefited and the country has also become successful. Corona was the biggest epidemic of the century. No one knew what its treatment was or how to avoid it. Western countries were not able to decide whether humanity or economics was important. But our Prime Minister Modi said that if there is life then there is the world. Imposed lockdown with force and prepared the country to fight Corona.

3: 28 IST, February 23rd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a scathing attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks wherein he called UP youth ‘drunkards’.  He said, “Won't Forget Insult of UP's Youth.” He added, "Those who have no place of their own are calling the children of my Kashi as addicts.” 

3: 09 IST, February 23rd 2024

PM Modi on Friday inaugurated projects worth over Rs 13,000 crore in Varanasi. 

2: 17 IST, February 23rd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a grand roadshow in Varanasi. He will inaugurate several development projects shortly.

1: 54 IST, February 23rd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inspected the completed Amul Banas Dairy Plant in Varanasi. He will inaugurate the plant shortly.



12: 34 IST, February 23rd 2024

The Supreme Court issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government and others on ED's petition and sought response. The hearing will be held on February 26.The apex court raised questions on Tamil Nadu government and asked how the state government can file a writ petition.

11: 21 IST, February 23rd 2024

JD(U) Leader Narendra Narayan Yadav has been elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of Bihar Assembly. 

12: 27 IST, February 23rd 2024

PM Narendra Modi along With UP CM Yogi Adityanath attended the 647th birth anniversary celebrations of Sant Guru Ravidas on Friday. He, later, addressed a public gathering. 

12: 50 IST, February 23rd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday unveiled the statue of Sant Ravidas at Varanasi. He also visited Sant Guru Ravidas Janmasthali. CM Yogi Adityanath also accompanied him.

11: 07 IST, February 23rd 2024

"Today, Kashi's capability and form, which was there earlier, are being embellished again. It is a matter of pride for the entire country." 

11: 01 IST, February 23rd 2024

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids at several premises linked to SP leader Vinay Shankar Tiwari. The raids are being conducted in Lucknow, Gauttam Buddh Nagar, Ahmedabad and Gorakhpur. Vinay Shankar Tiwari Gangotri enterprises secured a loan of Rs 1,100 crore through forged documents. The raids are being conducted as a part of probe into money laundering and corruption cases.

10: 46 IST, February 23rd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Varanasi, presented awards to the winners of Saansad Sanskrit Competition on Friday. CM Yogi Adityanath was also present at the event.


9: 27 IST, February 23rd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to Varanasi, will launch a number of development projects on Friday and address public meetings, officials here said. He will participate in a prize distribution programme Friday for the winners of Sansad Sanskrit Pratiyogita at the Banaras Hindu University, they said. At 11.15 am, the prime minister will perform a 'pooja' and have a 'darshan' at the Sant Guru Ravidas Janmasthali before attending a function at 11.30 am to commemorate the 647th birth anniversary of Sant Guru Ravidas.

10: 52 IST, February 23rd 2024

PM Modi received a rousing welcome in Varanasi where he will launch several development projects on Friday. The PM attended the prize distribution ceremony of Sansad Sanskrit Pratiyogita at BHU and later addressed a public gathering where he claimed “Kashi saw positive development heights in the last 10 years.”

9: 02 IST, February 23rd 2024

Rrepublic reporter Santu Pan, who was granted bail yesterday, will walk out of jail today.

8: 51 IST, February 23rd 2024

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday announced a ‘Black Day’ on Friday and a tractor march on Monday, February 26.

8: 39 IST, February 23rd 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from Gujarat last night and went to inspect the new Shivpur-Phulwaria-Lahartara road at around 11 pm. The four-lane road is expected to shorten time among key areas in Modi's constituency of Varanasi. PM Modi posted on X, “Upon landing in Kashi, inspected the Shivpur-Phulwaria-Lahartara Marg. This project was inaugurated recently and has been greatly helpful to people in the southern part of the city.”

7: 32 IST, February 23rd 2024

Two people were arrested while two other juveniles apprehended for allegedly beating up a man to death over a dispute involving Rs 2,300 in north Delhi's Burari area, police said on Thursday. Victim Priyanshu had received severe injuries after which he was admitted to LNJP Hospital. He died during the treatment on Thursday, police said. A police official said a case of murder was registered on the statement of Priyanshu's friend Jaikishan alias Chintu.

7: 30 IST, February 23rd 2024

Former Maharashtra chief minister Manohar Joshi passed away at a Mumbai hospital on Friday, where he was admitted after suffering a cardiac arrest, news agency PTI reported. Joshi was 86. The former Lok Sabha Speaker was admitted in the ICU of P D Hinduja Hospital on Wednesday and breathed his last at the private medical facility, family sources said.

Published February 23rd, 2024 at 08:43 IST