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Here are the Highlights of March 23:

5:00 pm: India abstains in a vote in the UN Human Rights Council on a resolution regarding reconciliation & accountability on human rights against Sri Lanka

4:45 pm: India’s Statement at the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council before the vote on its consideration of the resolution “Promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka”

4:35 pm: Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena & DMK will oppose the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Rajya Sabha: Aam Aadmi Party MP, Sanjay Singh

4:22 pm: The only way by which Sharad Pawar Ji's credibility can be restored is by making Anil Deshmukh resign: Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad

4:15 pm: Who is running the show of Maharashtra? Is it the most confused govt in the history of Maharashtra? What is the political direction of this 'vasooli' Aghadi? Sharad Pawar enjoys political credibility but under what compulsion is he defending Anil Deshmukh: RS Prasad, BJP

4:00 pm: A 'khela' is happening in Maharashtra too. I just saw the Maharashtra ATS press conference, where only a statement was was made and no questions were taken...What's happening in Maharashtra is not 'vikas' it is 'vasooli': Union Minister & BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, in Delhi

3:30 pm: Kochi: ED has provisionally attached properties of PJ Mathew, Celine Mathew&Thomas Mathew worth Rs.7.51 cr in connection with a money-laundering probe. PJ Mathew, owner of Mathew International & others had hired over 900 nurses to be employed in Kuwait by charging them high fees

3:00 pm: Gujarat: People feared trapped after wall of an under-construction building collapsed in Surat. Search operation underway.

2:45 pm: Maharashtra's Amravati MP Navneet Ravi Rana wrote to PM Narendra Modi & Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday alleging that Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant threatened her in Parliament premises after she raised Sachin Waze case in the House.

2:15 pm: Amid #COVID19 scare, UP govt issues guidelines ahead of Holi festival; no procession to be carried out without prior permission. People above 60 years of age, children below 10 years of age & people with co-morbodities not to participate

2:00 pm: Aam Aadmi Party approaches all opposition and non-NDA parties to oppose the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Rajya Sabha.

1:50 pm: PM Narendra Modi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the unfortunate accident in Gwalior, MP. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured:Prime Minister's Office

1:35 pm: Pagdi Langar' organised at Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP border) on the occasion of Shaheedi Diwas of Sukhdev, Bhagat Singh & Rajguru today. Farmers' protest against Centre's Farm Laws continues at the spot.

1:20 pm: E-Visa facility is granted to nationals of various countries after taking into consideration,inter-alia,issues of security, inbound tourism&investments,bilateral relations etc.Presently,citizens of 171 countries can avail themselves of e-Visa facility:MoS Home Nityanand Rai in LS

12:55 pm: INDvsENG 1st ODI (D/N): England win the toss, elects to field first against India at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune in the three-match ODI series. 

Team India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

Team England Playing XI: Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

12:45 pm: There is a common minimum program for every alliance. Their (Maharashtra govt) common minimum program is collecting money through police which is not in people’s interest. Sharad Pawar (NCP chief) was defending an indefensible act: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

12:30 pm: The Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have granted time upto 09.04.2021 and 09.07.2021 respectively to frame these rules: Ministry of Home Affairs in Lok Sabha

12:20 pm: Citizenship (Amendment) Act has been notified on 12.12.2019 and has come into force w.e.f. 10.01.2020. Foreigners covered under this Amendment Act may submit applications for grant of Indian citizenship after appropriate rules are notified by Central Government: MHA in Lok Sabha

12:12 pm: I will lodge a Police complaint (against Arvind Sawant): Maharashtra MP Navneet Rana. She had yesterday written to Lok Sabha Speaker alleging that Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant threatened her in Parliament premises after she raised Sachin Waze case in the House.

12:05 pm: Maharashtra Congress' ministers to hold a meeting today at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Balasaheb Thorat's residence in Mumbai.

12:00 pm: Supreme Court stays all proceedings pending before various High Courts for regulation and functioning of Over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar etc. by the government.

11:50 am: Foreign tribunals are functioning only in Assam at present and total case pending in these tribunals till as on 31/12/2020 are 1,40,050 case while total cases disposed by tribunal 1,36,064: MoS Home Nityanand Rai in a written reply in Lok Sabha

11:45 am: It is a pity that today we are still talking about death and manual scavengers. I cannot understand why we have not yet been able to provide them protective gears and why we have not done away with manual scavengers?: SP MP Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha

11:30 am: Bengaluru: Congress MLAs walk up to the well of Karnataka Assembly amid uproar over s*x tape matter involving former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi. Krishna Byre Gowda, Priyank Kharge and many other Congress leaders were calling state govt as "CD govt"

11:05 am: For peace to prevail, issues must be resolved through dialogue especially J&K that has been going on for 70 years: Aftab Hasan Khan, Charge'd Affaires, Pakistan High Commission

11:00 am: Pakistan wants to have good relations with its neighbours. It's imp that instead of war we work towards eliminating poverty & illiteracy. It'd only be possible if there is peace: Aftab Hasan Khan, Charge'd Affaires, Pakistan High Commission

10:45 am: Supreme Court refuses to interfere with the government and RBI's loan moratorium policy, and declines to extend the six months loan moratorium period. Supreme Court says waiver of complete interest is not possible as it affects depositors.

10:30 am: IPS Sanjay Pandey, DG Maharashtra State Security Corporation (MSSC) to approach Bombay HC challenging Director General of Police Maharashtra Rajnish Sheth's appointment to his post. "I will surely move to HC either today or tomorrow", said Sanjay Pandey

10:20 am: Indus water talks begin in Delhi. A delegation of officials from Pakistan arrived in Delhi yesterday.

10:10 am: India reports 40,715 new #COVID19 cases, 29,785 recoveries, and 199 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry Total cases: 1,16,86,796 Total recoveries: 1,11,81,253 Active cases: 3,45,377 Death toll: 1,60,166 Total vaccination: 4,84,94,594

10:00 am: Gautam Buddh Nagar Traffic Police has issued a mandate for people to attend a 30 minute-class upon visiting Dept to pay challan "To raise awareness, documentary of traffic rules is shown & people are briefed so mistakes aren't repeated," said Ganesh Saha, DCP Traffic

9:40 am: Enforcement Directorate approached Kerala High Court seeking CBI probe in the case registered by Crime Branch of Kerala Police against ED officials on the basis of the revelations in the leaked audiotape of Kerala gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh.

9:25 am: Maharashtra ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) has seized a Volvo Car from Daman in connection with Mansukh Hiren murder case.

9:10 am: State Government to give Rs 4 lakh each to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to injured: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

9:00 am: Madhya Pradesh: 13 dead and 4 injured after a bus collided with an auto in Purani Chhawani area of Gwalior, earlier today.

8:50 am: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) releases a list of 13 candidates for #WestBengalElections2021

8:40 am: I stepped out of my home on February 28 for the first time for official work. I am sharing all this so that people are not misguided: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

8:35 am: As per doctor's advice, I used to visit park late at night for Pranayama thereon. I attended few virtual meetings in Nagpur hospital & later during home quarantine. Few officers visited me at home for briefing prior to Budget Session on March 1: Maharashtra Home Minister

8:30 am: Over past few days, false reports are doing rounds in media. I was hospitalised from Feb 5-15 after testing COVID positive on Feb 5. Got discharged on Feb 15 & was home quarantine for 10 days hence on Feb 15, I came to Mumbai via private plane: Maharashtra HM Anil Deshmukh

8:20 am: Merkel pushed the leaders of Germany's 16 states to take a tougher stance to fight #COVID19 pandemic, reversing plans for a gradual re-opening of the economy agreed earlier this month after a sharp rise in infection rate: Reuters

8:15 am: Germany extends its lockdown until April 18 and calls on citizens to stay at home for five days over the Easter holidays to try to break a third wave of the #COVID19 pandemic: Reuters quoting German Chancellor Angela Merkel

8:00 am: Varanasi: In the light of newly reported #COVID19 cases here, offline classes have been suspended at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) untill further notice. All classes will be held online as per the prior schedule.

7:50 am: Tripura: A Bangladeshi smuggler, who was killed in firing by BSF on Saturday, was handed over to his father in presence of officials of Bangladesh Police and Border Guard Bangladesh in Kadamtala area of North Tripura yesterday.

7:38 am: Himachal Pradesh: Two Tibetan activists will start a bike rally from Mcleodganj today to seek support for their demand to confer Bharat Ratna on the Dalai Lama. "We will go all over India to gather support for our cause," Tsering Yeshi, one of the activists, said yesterday.

7:26 am: Karnataka: COVID-19 related rules were violated at an event organized for promotion of 'Yuvarathnaa' movie in Chitradurga district yesterday. Actor Puneeth Rajkumar and other cast members participated in the event.

7:15 am: Indian astronaut candidates for Gaganyaan mission complete training in Russia

7:00 am: West Bengal: Three BJP workers said that they were attacked by TMC workers when they were writing party slogans on a wall in Rahara area of Khardaha Assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district yesterday.

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan