Amid a tight security cover, the counting of votes in the recently held assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana commenced Sunday in what is seen as a semi-final contest ahead of the general elections in less than six months. The Congress, which is in power in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is ruling Madhya Pradesh, are locked in a straight fight in these three states, while K Chandrashekar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) is hoping for a hat-trick in Telangana.
The final phase of the rescue mission at the Silkyara tunnel collapse site, where 41 workers have been trapped since November 12, is currently underway. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) anticipates that the rescue operation will be successfully concluded within the next few hours or by Friday, media reports said.
More than one thousand people have died in Israel and Palestine since the Hamas group members launched a massive attack against the Jewish nation on Saturday by firing 5000 rockets and eventually inviting heavy retaliation and declaration of war by Israel. IBNS brings all updates from ground zero
More than 1,000 people have died in Israel and Palestine since the Hamas group members launched an attack against Israel on Saturday.
The national capital Delhi is all set to host the world leaders, who will be here to attend the G20 Summit on September 9 and 10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will individually welcome all global leaders at the newly-inaugurated Bharat Mandapam in Delhi's Pragati Maidan. Modi will host a lunch for all global leaders on Saturday followed by a dinner which will be hosted by President Droupadi Murmu.
Days after the sweep in the panchayat polls, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee will hold the Martyrs' Day rally, which will be the last before the next General Elections, on Friday. The rally, which is the annual mega political event of the ruling party, is held at Esplanade in downtown Kolkata. This year's rally has assumed significance as the TMC swept the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Left and Congress in the violence-marred panchayat polls. Moreover, Mamata's rally comes just a few days after 26 anti-BJP parties formed an opposition alliance, named 'INDIA', to deny Prime Minister Narendra Modi a straight term in the coming year.
The counting of votes in the violence-marred Panchayat and rural body poll in West Bengal is currently underway on Tuesday.
In a serious serious challenge to Russia's President Vladimir Putin's rule, country's private paramilitary force Wagner mercenary launched an all out mutiny led by Yevgeny Prigozhin. The world watched the developments in Russia as Prigozhin vowed to punish Russian military leaders whom he accused of killing 2,000 of his fighters. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian Armed Forces to neutralize the rebellions and arrest Prigozhin.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a historic three-visit to the US. He landed in New York on Tuesday for the visit which spanned out between meetings with Tesla CEO Elon Musk to US President Joe Biden. IBNS brings all updates of Modi's visit...
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the last full budget of the Modi government 2.0 before it seeks re-election next year. This will be Sitharaman's fifth budget presentation since the BJP-led government came to power in 2019 for the second consecutive term. The Economic Survey 2022-23 tabled by Sitharaman in Parliament on Tuesday has projected FY 2024 growth at 6-6.8%.
The second and final phase of polling in the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022 is underway on Monday. The voting is underway in 93 seats across 14 districts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's homestate Gujarat. Apart from the apparent silent Congress, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is challenging Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, which is defending its 27-year-old government. The election results will be declared on Dec 8.
The Rajasthan Congress once again fell into a crisis after over 90 of its MLAs loyal to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot threatened to quit. The rebel MLAs demand either Gehlot, who is set to contest the Congress presidential elections, or his pick to be the Chief Minister of the state. Reports claimed the Congress top brass want former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot to replace Gehlot if the latter is elected to the Congress chief's post.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit got underway in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Friday with the participation of the leaders of eight member states- India, China, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Ahead of the formal start to the key regional meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed by President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev upon arrival at the Congress Centre here. Narendra Modi is also meeting several key leaders on the sidelines of the event.
More than 4,000 legislators will vote to elect the new President Monday as the ruling National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) nominee Droupadi Murmu and Opposition’s joint pick Yashwant Sinha are contesting to win the prestige battle.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has called for the floor test Thursday in a recent development to the ongoing political crisis in the state. The crisis had started after ruling Shiv Sena member Eknath Shinde turned rebel and camped along with his 40 odd loyalists outside Maharashtra, threatening to uninstall the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.