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News of the day: JMM-led coalition government of Champai Soren wins trust vote, Rajya Sabha witnesses uproar and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 05.02.24, 05:57 PM
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Jharkhand’s JMM-led coalition government headed by Chief Minister Champai Soren won the vote of confidence in the assembly. While 47 MLAs voted in favour of the confidence motion, 29 legislators opposed it in the 81-member assembly.

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Arrested former chief minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren on Monday challenged the BJP to prove the corruption charges against him, asserting that if the accusations are proved, he will quit politics. JMM legislature party leader Champai Soren took oath as the chief minister of Jharkhand on February 2, after Hemant Soren was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate last week in a money laundering case.

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Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission asked political parties not to use children in campaigning 'in any form whatsoever', including for distribution of posters and pamphlets or sloganeering. Political leaders and candidates should not use children for campaign activities in any manner including holding a child in their arms, carrying a child in a vehicle or in rallies, the poll watchdog said.

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Opposition members created a noisy scene in the Rajya Sabha when question number 18 related to the aviation sector was skipped inadvertently by Deputy Chairman Harivansh during the Question Hour. The deputy chairman said it happened inadvertently but the opposition members were not convinced.

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President Mohamed Muizzu on Monday said the first group of Indian military personnel will be sent back from the island nation before March 10, while the remaining Indian troops manning two aviation platforms will be withdrawn by May 10. He said his administration will not allow any State agreements that may compromise the country's sovereignty.

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With Jasprit Bumrah leading from the front, Indian bowlers emerged triumphant in an engrossing battle against England's dynamic batting lineup, securing a compelling 106-run victory in the second Test on Monday, as they skillfully subdued the 'Bazball' onslaught in a thrilling roller-coaster encounter leveling the series. The visiting team's aggressive and fearless approach, which has often proven effective in the past, encountered a formidable challenge.

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Eknath Shinde (left), Uddhav Thackeray (right)

Supreme Court agreed to consider listing a plea of the Uddhav Thackeray faction challenging Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar's order declaring the Shiv Sena bloc led by Eknath Shinde as the 'real political party' after its split in June 2022. The top court on January 22 had issued notices to Chief Minister Shinde and other lawmakers of his group on the plea of the Thackeray faction challenging the speaker’s order.

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Gujarat Police have arrested Islamic preacher Mufti Salman Azhari from Mumbai in connection with an FIR registered against him for allegedly delivering a hate speech and are bringing him back to the state, an official said. After a video of it went viral, an FIR was registered against Azhari and local organisers Mohammad Yousuf Malek and Azim Habib Odedara under Indian Penal Code sections 153B (promoting enmity between different religious groups) and 505 (2) (making statements conducive to public mischief), police said.

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At least 10 policemen were killed and six others injured as heavily armed terrorists attacked a police station in northwest Pakistan on Monday, ahead of the February 8 general elections in the country. The terrorists attacked the police station from all sides with grenades and heavy gunfire.

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The 2026 World Cup final will be held in New Jersey at the home of the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets, world soccer's governing body FIFA announced, along with the entire schedule for the global soccer showcase. Canada will host 13 games in total, including 10 in the group stage split evenly between Toronto and Vancouver.

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