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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the Statue of Unity, in Kevadia, Thursday.

PM Modi on ‘perception’ about climate change, AC temperature | Top quotes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Thursday launched the Mission LiFE movement aimed to nudge individual and collective action to protect and preserve the environment. Addressing the event, Prime Minister Modi said that climate change has been made out to be subject of government policy, but goes beyond policy making. He also highlighted how small actions of the humanity make devastating impact on climate.

Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia (PTI)

'India to become largest aviation market in next decade,' says Scindia

Union Minister Scindia said India will become the largest civil aviation market by the next decade and is now operating at 80-90% load factor. He invited global companies to be part of India's journey and said technology has become an important protagonist in the future of mankind. Boeing India President Salil Gupte said AAM technologies can reduce commute time drastically and create the right ecosystem for it. Volvo Group President Kamal Bali said AAM will mean new value chain, economic clusters and jobs.

Piyush Goyal argued that growth will not only be measured in terms of economic progress but also in terms of social progress and human development indicators (Twitter/PiyushGoyal)

India to achieve record $760 bn exports in FY23 despite global headwinds: Goyal

Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal announced India?s overall exports have surpassed a record $750 billion mark, despite global contraction in demand and other challenges. The government has focused on raising India?s competitiveness through various initiatives, and the performance has proved the naysayers wrong. India is on track to exceed the target of $760 billion in exports for 2022-23. Goyal said India has a chance to position itself globally and showcase its business across the world.

Sharad Pawar told the Congress that commenting on Savarkar won't help the party in Maharashtra as Savarkar is a revered figure in Maharahstra.

Daily brief: ‘Real fight with Modi, not Savarkar’, Sharad Pawar tells Rahul Gandhi; and all the latest news

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar reportedly told Rahul Gandhi that the real fight is with the BJP and Narendra Modi, while the AAP is set to step up its attack against PM Modi with posters, Ben Stokes will be playing as a specialist batter for CSK in the early part of IPL 2023, and Priyanka Chopra revealed she was in a tumultuous relationship when Nick Jonas first texted.

The Court was dealing with a suo moto petition on “Policy Strategy for bail”. (Representative file image)

Supreme Court pulls up Centre for lack of initiative in releasing undertrials

The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Centre for not making any progress on a suggestion to unclutter jails and courts by releasing those involved in petty offences. The Court suggested a national policy to identify first-time offenders and those who have already served half their sentence, and directed the Centre to arrange an interaction with states to discuss the feasibility of the suggestion.

Her husband, Kiran Patel was arrested from the Srinagar hotel on March 2 for posing as an ‘additional secretary’ in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) (Twitter/kiranpatel1977)

Wife of alleged Gujarat conman arrested by Ahmedabad crime branch in fraud case

Gujarat Police has arrested Malini Patel, wife of the alleged conman Kiran J Patel, for a cheating case registered against them by a former Gujarat minister's brother. The Patels had allegedly promised to return Rs 35 lakh for renovating a bungalow, but later filed a civil suit claiming ownership of it. They are also accused of fraudulently renting out cars to a temple.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated a new wing of the BJP headquarters in Delhi.

All corrupt are on one stage under Bhrashtachari bachao abhiyan: PM Modi's dig

At a BJP event in Delhi, PM Modi launched a scathing attack on opposition unity and said that anti-India forces inside and outside India are coming together. He said that constitutional institutions are under attack and agencies are questioned when they take action against the corrupt. He recalled the BJP's journey from Bharatiya Jana Sangha to today's BJP, and said the party is now the most futuristic party in the country. He congratulated the party workers for extending its footprint in northeast and south India.

AAP's 'Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao' campaign

Poster war continues, AAP to display signs against PM Modi across country

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will display posters across the country on March 30 in 11 languages to step up its attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The move follows a poster war in Delhi last week, with 'Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao' posters appearing and the police arresting 6 people in response. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has criticised the arrests and said those who put up posters against him should not be arrested.

Sharad Pawar told the Congress that commenting on Savarkar won't help the party in Maharashtra as Savarkar is a revered figure in Maharahstra.

Sharad Pawar tells Rahul Gandhi Savarkar was not RSS; real fight with Modi, BJP

At a meeting of opposition leaders convened by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar reportedly told Rahul Gandhi that the real fight is with the BJP and Narendra Modi and that his comments on Savarkar were deflecting from the main issue and upsetting the allies in Maharashtra. Following Pawar's intervention, Uddhav Sena's support is with the Congress.

A Prayagraj court convicted Ahmed and two others in connection with the 2007 kidnapping case of Umesh Pal. (ANI file image)

Ex-MP Atiq Ahmed fails to get protection from SC; asked to approach high court

Supreme Court refused to entertain petition by gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed alleging threat to his life from UP police. Allowed him to withdraw and file petition before Allahabad High Court, as Ahmed was under arrest in connection with a kidnapping and murder case. Prayagraj court convicted Ahmed in connection with 2007 kidnapping case of a lawyer, sentencing him to life imprisonment. UP police brought Ahmed from Gujarat to Prayagraj on Monday.

Government has cancelled licenses of 18 pharma companies for manufacturing of spurious medicines.

Govt cancels licenses of 18 pharma companies over spurious medicines: Report

In a joint inspection by central and state regulators, 76 pharma companies were inspected and 18 had their licences cancelled for producing substandard and adulterated drugs. Show-cause notices were issued to 26 firms, with 203 firms identified in total, mostly from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh. Questions have been raised about the quality of drugs made in India following a recall in the US and children's deaths in the Gambia and Uzbekistan last year.

Congress may bring a no-confidence motion against Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

Congress to talk to Oppn for no-trust vote against Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

The Congress has planned a month-long protest programme across the nation to "save democracy" following Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from the Lok Sabha. 19 opposition parties, including Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena, have joined the Congress in the protest. The party wants to bring a no-confidence motion against the Lok Sabha Speaker on Monday. Trinamool has also joined the protest, despite avoiding the Congress in electoral politics.

The CM alleged that the ED had not raided in MP, UP, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Karnataka (all ruled by the BJP). (Bhupesh Baghel | Facebook)

ED only targeting non-BJP states: CM Baghel after fresh raids in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel accused the Enforcement Directorate of targeting only non-BJP states, claiming that the ED had not conducted raids in BJP-ruled states. The ED conducted fresh raids in Chhattisgarh in connection with the coal levy money laundering case, searching premises of Congress Treasurer, coal businessman and senior bureaucrat.

The CCI conducted inquiries in three different matters in matters related to Google and MakeMyTrip-Go. (ANI file image)

Committee formed on anti-competitive practices by big tech firms: Govt tells RS

Government formed committee on digital competition law to check anti-competitive practices by big tech firms. Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said inquiries against Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato, Swiggy, BookMyShow, Apple, WhatsApp, Facebook (Meta) and Google are being conducted. Terms of reference of committee include reviewing existing provisions in Competition Act, 2002 and need for ex-ante regulatory mechanism for digital markets.

Parineeti Chopra was spotted with Raghav Chadha in Mumbai recently

'My best wishes!!!': AAP MP congratulates Raghav Chadha, Parineeti Chopra on their ‘union’

Raghav Chadha and Parineeti Chopra have been the talk of the town ever since they were spotted on a dinner outing in Mumbai last week. Sanjeev Arora, Chadha's AAP colleague, seemingly confirmed the news in a tweet, while the politician has stayed mum on the subject. Fans are speculating if the two are dating, while the Rajya Sabha chairman, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, has joked about the matter.

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra

'Sick and perverted’: Mahua Moitra slams BJP MP's jab at Rahul, Sonia Gandhi

Mahua Moitra, Trinamool Congress MP, slammed BJP MP Sanjay Jaiswal for his "person born to a foreign woman" remark against Congress' Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, calling it "sick and perverted". Jaiswal made the remark in response to Gandhi's "Modi surname" comment, which resulted in his disqualification as an MP. Gandhi was served an eviction notice to vacate his 12 Tughlaq Lane residence and he responded by saying he will abide by the details.

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