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News of the day: Three Bengal ministers visit trouble-torn Sandeshkhali, Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman hospitalised and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 18.02.24, 05:34 PM
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BJP's national convention passed a resolution on the Ram temple in Ayodhya, asserting that this heralds the establishment of 'Ram Rajya' in India for the next 1,000 years. The resolution noted that the Ram temple is a symbol of India's vision, philosophy and path.

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Around half a dozen Madhya Pradesh MLAs loyal to senior Congress leader Kamal Nath reached Delhi amid speculation that he and his MP son Nakul Nath are set to join the ruling BJP. Nath, a nine-time MP from Chhindwara and currently MLA from the seat, is a former chief minister who was removed as the party's state president following the Congress' dismal performance in the November Assembly polls.

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The suspension of internet services has been extended in certain areas of some Punjab districts, including Patiala, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib, till February 24 on the orders of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. According to the ministry's February 16 order, internet services will remain suspended in areas falling under Shambhu, Julkan, Passian, Patran, Shatrana, Samana, Ghanaur, Devigarh and Balbhera police stations in Patiala; Lalru police station in Mohali; Sangat police station in Bathinda; Killianwali police station in Muktsar; Sardulgarh and Boha police stations in Mansa; and Khanauri, Moonak, Lehra, Sunam and Chajli police stations in Sangrur; and areas under Fatehgarh Sahib police station.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will enter Amethi on February 19 around 3 pm, an office bearer of the party's district unit said. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also be present along with her brother, when the 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' enters Amethi, he said.

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Three ministers in the cabinet of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday visited Sandeshkhali, which has been witnessing protests, to 'speak to people about their grievances'. Ministers Partha Bhowmick, Sujit Bose and Birbaha Hansda went to Kalinagar village to speak to the residents about their grievances.

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Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on February 19 a plea of Sharad Pawar challenging an Election Commission order recognising the Ajit Pawar-led faction as the real Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). On February 16, the top court had agreed to urgently list the plea after Sharad Pawar stated that a whip may be issued by the faction led by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

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The talks between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party on a power-sharing formula for a coalition government remained inconclusive, though both sides claimed 'significant progress' in the discussions, according to a media report. Nawaz Sharif led PML-N has nominated Shehbaz Sharif for the Prime Minister's post.

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Over 400 people were detained in Russia while paying tribute to Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died at a remote Arctic penal colony, a prominent rights group reported. Navalny remained vocal in his unrelenting criticism of the Kremlin even after surviving a nerve agent poisoning and receiving multiple prison terms.

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Experienced left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman was admitted to a local hospital after suffering a hit on his head by Litton Das during a training session ahead of a Bangladesh Premier League match. Rahman was hit when he was walking back to his bowling mark, and he was immediately given first-aid on the bleeding spot before being taken to the Imperial Hospital in Dhaka in an ambulance.

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Telangana State Anti-Narcotics Bureau (TSNAB) has issued a notice to the makers of the Telugu movie 'Ganja Shankar' directing them to change the title of the film and said it would create negative impact on the viewers especially students and youth. The movie makers were also asked to change the title 'Ganja Shankar' by deleting the word 'ganja'.

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