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News of the day: Akhilesh Yadav joins Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, TMC delegation visits Sandeshkhali again and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 25.02.24, 05:25 PM
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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' in Agra, days after the two parties reached a seat-sharing arrangement in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls. Attacking the government in his address on the occasion, Yadav said, "Today, farmers are standing against the government. The government is scared of the power of farmers. In the coming time, the BJP will be removed and the INDIA coalition government will give respect to farmers."

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 'Sudarshan Setu', the country's longest cable-stayed bridge of 2.32 km, on the Arabian sea connecting Beyt Dwarka island to mainland Okha in Gujarat's Devbhumi Dwarka district. The 'Sudarshan Setu', boasts a unique design, featuring a footpath adorned with verses from Srimad Bhagavad Gita and images of Lord Krishna on both sides.

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A TMC delegation visited the trouble-torn Sandeshkhali in West Bengal for the second consecutive day and heard the grievances of villagers who have been protesting against alleged atrocities by local leaders of the ruling party. The delegation, comprising state ministers Partha Bhowmick and Sujit Bose also urged villagers in restive Sandeshkhali to come up with their demands.

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As the farmers halted their proposed march towards the national capital, the Delhi police on Sunday arranged a pathway for the commuters by removing a portion of blocks at the Singhu and Tikri borders. The city police removed two huge cement barriers for those commuters who walk towards Delhi using a small passage at the Singhu and Tikri borders.

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Ahead of the upcoming general elections, BSP Lok Sabha MP from Ambedkar Nagar Ritesh Pandey resigned from the party's primary membership and joined the BJP in New Delhi. BSP chief Mayawati asked her party MPs to introspect whether they followed the guidelines given to them in the interest of the party.

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Manipur Police have recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives during search operations at two villages in Churachandpur district. Fake currency notes with a total face value of Rs 1,200 were also seized from there.

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Still struggling to address the rigging allegations after general elections in the country, Pakistan is now gearing up to elect the new president by March 9. “The president will be elected by the present senators after setting up of all the four provincial assemblies,” a senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) office-bearer said, adding that the election could take place on March 9 or 10.

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A diesel locomotive-hauled freight train travelled more than 70 kilometres from Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua to a village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district without its drivers, officials said. The 53-wagon train loaded with chip stones was on its way to Punjab from Jammu, the officials said.

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Three Naxalites were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Sunday morning, a senior police official said. So far, bodies of three Naxalites and two weapons have been recovered from the encounter site and the operation is still underway, the official said.

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A 27-year-old Indian national, who worked as a journalist here, tragically lost his life in a 'devastating' fire caused by a lithium-ion battery in an apartment building in Manhattan. The New York City Fire Department said that its marshals have determined that the 'devastating' fire was caused by a lithium-ion battery.

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