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Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India. 

Which states and UTs are among India's poorest? List here

India's MPI has three equally weighted dimensions, health, education and standard of living - which are represented by 12 indicators.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI Photo)

Efforts being made to break, but no power could finish India: PM Modi

Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.

Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya.

‘Now, are they not terrorists?’: SP Maurya on Hindu leader, seer's rewards to behead, cut his tongue off

Amid this controversy, SP Maurya met Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday and later told reporters that the former will “make a statement at the right time”, ANI quoted him as saying. Though Yadav has not spoken about the matter, it is believed that he is unhappy over Maurya's remarks. Several SP MLAs have distanced themselves from Maurya.

Congress general secretary in charge of communications, Jairam Ramesh. (File Photo)

Congress targets Centre over Hindenburg report on Adani Group; seeks probe

Following the release of the Hindenburg research report which sent Adani stocks plummeting on Friday, the Congress launched an offensive against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre over their alleged close connections with the Adani Group and sought serious investigations into the matter by the Reserve Bank of India and the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

Sonam Wangchuk on a five-day climate fast to “save Ladakh” on the rooftop of HIAL in Phyang on Thursday.

At -20 degrees, Sonam Wangchuk begins fast to 'save Ladakh', posts video

Sonam Wangchuk, a social reformist from Ladakh whose life story inspired the Bollywood film '3 Idiots', began his five-day climate fast to “save Ladakh” on the rooftop of the Himalayan Institute of Alternative Ladakh in Phyang on Thursday. “AFTER THE 1st DAY OF MY #ClimateFast FOR LADAKH...Still on rooftop as roads were blocked & I've been denied permission to get to #KHARDUNGLA More later...” he tweeted.

On January 17, 2023, the central government’s standing counsel Anurag Alhuwalia reiterated the same position.

Can’t mix vaccine while taking 2nd Covid jab: Centre tells Delhi high court

The petitioner had contended that after being administered the first vaccine (Covishield), he suffered from various adverse reactions which required specialised treatment, and hence sought permission to take Covaxin.

Telugu Desam Party general secretary and party president N Chandrababu Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh leaving his house in Hyderabad to undertake the padayatra from Kuppam. (HT Photo)

4,000-km long padayatra, a chance to Lokesh to prove calibre

After taking blessings of his parents and paying floral tributes to his grandfather and TDP-founder late N T Rama Rao at NTR Ghat at Tank Bund on Wednesday, Lokesh flew down to Kadapa where he performed special prayers at the famous “pedda dargah”, Lord Lakshmi Venkateshwara temple and Roman Catholic Church at Mariyapuram. He had the darshan of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala in the early hours of Thursday before going to Kuppam.

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