Breaking News, Latest Updates Highlights of March 15
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, will address a rally in Jhargram today to pitch for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the upcoming assembly elections in the state. Shah also held a roadshow in Kharagpur on Sunday and said that the BJP will form the next government in West Bengal winning over 200 seats.
Here are the highlights of March 15:
15:57 pm: Sixty months of Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP govt were more impactful than Congress' 60 years. Construction of Bhogibheel bridge kept getting delayed but under Modi Ji & Sonowal's leadership, the bridge was built, says JP Nadda
14:30 pm: West Bengal: Trinamool Congress MLA Debasree Roy resigns from the party.
13:37 pm: I was going to come here for campaigning. Unfortunately, my helicopter was damaged & I couldn't come to see you. West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh & our incharge Kailash Vijayvargiya are also present with me: Union HM Amit Shah addresses a public rally in Jhargram (WB) virtually
13:18 pm: Hearing on argument on quantum of sentence of convict Ariz Khan, in Batla House case: Delhi Court reserves order till 4 pm today.
12:36 pm: The rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 4.17% (provisional) for February 2021 (over February 2020) as compared to 2.26% during the corresponding month of the previous year: Govt of India
11:29 am: Only BSP has given its everything to take forward his work so that Dalits, oppressed, tribals, backward classes, Muslims & other religious minorities can lead a life of dignity. BSP is working hard to prepare them: BSP chief Mayawati
10:44 am: JNU sedition case: Kanhaiya Kumar and several others accused appear before Patiala House Court. The court, on the last date of hearing, after taking cognisance on the chargesheet had issued summons to all accused named in the Delhi Police chargesheet.
9:41 am: India reports 26,291 new COVID19 cases, 17,455 recoveries and 118 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.
Total cases: 1,13,85,339
Total recoveries: 1,10,07,352
Active cases: 2,19,262
Death toll: 1,58,725
Total vaccination: 2,99,08,038
9:35 am: Just In: Sensex drops 511.55 points, currently at 50,280.53.
9:25 am: I have instructed team to discuss night curfew and other things. Relevant departments will prepare for a meeting which will be held tomorrow. We have issued some instruction and will take few more steps, if needed, says Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
9:25 am: A total of 22,74,07,413 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 14th March 2021. Of these, a total of 7,03,772 samples were tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research
8:35 am: You'll recall in 2014 and 2016, equation between PM Modi and the then VP Biden was extremely good. Not only at the lunch he hosted in 2014 but also in 2016 jt session of Congress where the then Vice President Biden presided, says India's Envoy to US TS Sandhu.
Coming to Quad Summit, you've to just see public viewing of the first 5 minutes and I think you can see. General atmosphere was very good amongst all leaders. India-US relationship is much deeper and this was very much reflected in equation between PM Modi and President Biden, he added.
8:30 am: The desire was to have an in-person summit but due to the pandemic, it wasn't possible. You've seen in joint statement, there's clear indication that foreign ministers will meet and by year-end all 4 leaders have pledged to have in-person summit, says India's Envoy to US TS Sandhu.
8:16 am: US Defence Secy Lloyd Austin is going to be the first senior cabinet minister visiting India (under Joe Biden presidency). This visit is a reflection of the importance which the US accords to India and the importance of our bilateral relationship, says India's Envoy to US TS Sandhu.
7:27 am: In view of prevailing law and order situation at the Ghazipur border and considering public convenience, the carriageway of NH-24 going towards Ghaziabad from Delhi has been opened after consultation with police officials of Ghaziabad District, Uttar Pradesh: Delhi Police
7:21 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah to address public meetings in Jhargram in West Bengal on Monday.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma