Updated December 16th, 2023 at 00:05 IST

India News LIVE: Parliament security breach accused Lalit Jha sent to 7 day police custody by court

Lalit Jha, the alleged mastermind behind the Parliament smoke scare, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Dec 14, a day after five others were arrested following the massive security breach. As investigation into the case unfolds more information are awaited.

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India News LIVE: Parliament security breach accused Lalit Jha sent for 7 day police custody by court
India News LIVE: Parliament security breach accused Lalit Jha sent for 7 day police custody by court | Image: Republic
12: 05 IST, December 16th 2023

On the Belagavi incident, Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar says, "Congress government has completely taken action immediately after knowing the incident. We have arrested all the culprits. The law will take its own actions. No question of protecting anyone. Congress government is committed to protecting the women of this country..."

12: 04 IST, December 16th 2023

On the Telangana weather, Sravani, Scientist C, Hyderabad Meteorological Centre says, "In the past 24 hours, there has been a fall in temperature...maximum temperature will be likely to be 27-30°C in the entire state and minimum temperature will be likely between 11-18°C...due to the cloudy weather, the temperature is likely to fall further in the coming two days..."


9: 43 IST, December 15th 2023

Congress leader P Chidambaram Friday asserted that Home Minister Amit Shah should make a statement in Parliament over the security breach in Lok Sabha and cited the precedent of then Home Minister L K Advani making a statement in the House in the aftermath of the 2001 Parliament attack.

Accusing Shah of speaking through the media to the Members of Parliament, he said, "This is unacceptable".

9: 42 IST, December 15th 2023

J&K: Poonch police attaches property of two drug peddlers in Degwar Tarwan a village near LoC.

6: 29 IST, December 15th 2023

Mahadev betting app case | Three including actor Sahil Khan skip Mumbai Crime Branch's SIT summons to appear for questioning today. Police said that till now neither Sahil Khan nor his lawyer have given any response: Mumbai Police


6: 27 IST, December 15th 2023

On the government’s reaction to the Parliament security breach, RJD MP Manoj Jha says, “If they cannot say anything about the security breach in the Parliament, how can we expect them to say anything on the Galwan Valley issue… Our democracy has had a history of political declarations being made in the House when a session is in progress. Issues of a party or region can be addressed anywhere, but in cases of national security such as this, it is ideal to address the Parliament.”

5: 05 IST, December 15th 2023

On the Parliamentary security breach incident, AAP MP Raghav Chadha says, "Are opposition MPs demanding something illegitimate? Are they saying something wrong? They are just saying that a discussion should be done on the security breach of the most secured building in the country...I think the government should accept the demand. It's not a matter of some particular party or party politics but of the most secure building, the Indian Parliament. If the Parliament is not safe, is the country safe?

4: 27 IST, December 15th 2023

Parliament attack accused Lalit Jha, who was produced before the Patiala High Court has now been sent for a 7 day police custody. It is pertinent to note, that Lalit Jha is accused of plotting the parliament security breach incident. 

4: 23 IST, December 15th 2023

Parliament security breach mastermind Lalit Jha  who was on a run since December 13, was nabbed by police officials from Delhi district yesterday. Following his arrest Lalit Jha was being taken to a hospital where Republic Network confronted him. 

4: 17 IST, December 15th 2023

Parliament security breach mastermind who was arrested on December 14 from Delhi district and was earlier taken to Safdarjung Hospital and is now being producedc before the Patiala House Court. 

2: 49 IST, December 15th 2023

Breaking news: Fire breaks out in an AC coach of Pawan Express train at Jaynagar in Bihar's Madhubani; no casualties were reported in the incident.

2: 25 IST, December 15th 2023

Chennai Rains LIVE: As the monsoon season continues, Chennai and several other regions in Tamil Nadu are once again at the mercy of unrelenting rains. The IMD has issued a flood warning for several districts, including Chennai, Chengalpet, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladudhurai, and Nagapattinam.

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai has issued a warning, attributing the heavy rain to a Cyclonic formation that is developing over the southwestern region of the Bay of Bengal. This weather phenomenon has an impact up to 1.5 kilometres above sea level, allowing for continuous rain and turbulent weather conditions.

Forecasts predict moderate to heavy rainfall, primarily in Tamil Nadu's southern districts, as a result of the weather system. The precipitation, which is expected to continue, has the potential to disrupt daily life and activities in the affected areas.

The bad weather is expected to last until the 19th or 20th of December, prolonging the period of concern for both local authorities and residents. This extended period of rain threatens waterlogging, flash floods, and subsequent disruptions to transportation and daily life in the region.

Residents are urged to remain vigilant, take appropriate precautions, and stay up to date on official weather advisories. Local governments are on high alert, preparing contingency plans to lessen the possible impact of the impending heavy rain on the affected regions. 

1: 17 IST, December 15th 2023

India will buy Venezuelan oil, said Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday adding that Indian refineries are capable of processing the heavy oil from the South African country.
Speaking to reporters at an event, Puri stated that New Delhi is willing to resume oil import with any nation that is not under sanction.

1: 09 IST, December 15th 2023

Rajasthan: BJP leader Bhajanlal Sharma takes oath as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. 


1: 05 IST, December 15th 2023

Rajasthan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the venue of the swearing-in ceremony, in Jaipur BJP leader Bhajanlal Sharma to take oath as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Diya Kumari and Prem Chand Bairwa will also be sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers of the state.

12: 02 IST, December 15th 2023

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has initiated searches across 12 locations in Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana as part of the ongoing investigation into the Parabolic matter, which involves the co-founders of Ashoka University. The ED had previously arrested the co-founders, who also serve as promoters of Parabolic Drugs. These searches specifically target shell companies and individuals suspected of providing accommodation entries to the pharmaceutical company, adding another layer to the unfolding investigation.

11: 04 IST, December 15th 2023

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to convene today to deliberate on the petition filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra contesting her expulsion from the Lok Sabha. The bench, presided over by Justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti, will hear this matter.

10: 26 IST, December 15th 2023

New Delhi: This morning was the coldest of the season so far, with the minimum temperature in the nation's capital falling below five degrees. The New Delhi-Safdarjung monitoring facility of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded a minimum temperature of 4.9 degrees Celsius.

As of right now, Delhi is colder than Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, where the lowest temperature was 6.8 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature recorded in Delhi yesterday was 24.1 degrees, and forecasts indicate that it will likely remain in the 24 degree range. Today's high temperature in Shimla is predicted to reach 15 degrees.


10: 22 IST, December 15th 2023

Breaking News: All flights of Go First airline stand cancelled till February 4th of 2024. The airline posted from its official handle, “Due to operational reasons, Go First flights until 04th February 2024 are cancelled,”



7: 35 IST, December 15th 2023

Rajasthan: Bharatiya Janata Party CM-elect Bhajan Lal Sharma will take oath of office on Friday, December 15 in Jaipur. Along with Bhajan Lal Sharma, Deputy Chief Ministers Diya Kumari and Prem Chand Bairwa will take oath. Governor Kalraj Mishra will administer the oath of the CM and his deputies.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Bhajan Lal Sharma as the Rajasthan chief minister.  Massive security and sitting arrangements have been made at the historic Albert Hall. Till Thursday evening, people were seen giving a final touch to make the arrangements grand for the occasion. 

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User| 3 months ago

Governance with Mr. Bhajan Lal Sharma; Harmony with People; Wish you to make it God's own Land.

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