02:01 pm Kangana Ranaut has taken a jibe from senior lawyer Indira Jaising over her comment asking the mother of the gang-rape victim in 2012 to forgive the convicts. The actor said while addressing a press conference in Mumbai that Jaising should be held in jail with those convicts. She said, "This kind of monsters are born to women like them." Kangana also urged stern action against the convicts.
02:01 pm Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Wednesday that Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya in March to seek Lord Ram's blessings at the end of 100 days since he took over the Maharashtra administration. Raut also invited the Congress, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders of the Shiv Sena's allies to come along with Uddhav for the journey.
10:01 am Lucknow: On Wednesday Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath issued a warning to those protesting against the Citizenship Law, saying "azadi" slogans at such protests will be considered as sedition and merit. Speaking at a function in Kanpur that is part of the BJP's law-related outreach to the people, he said "If anyone raises Azadi's slogans in the name of protest, it will amount to sedition and the government will take strict action. People can't be allowed to conspire against India from Indian soil".
05:01 pm Bengaluru: Work on project Chandrayaan-3 has started and is going on at full speed, ISRO chief K Sivan said on Wednesday. "The Chandrayaan-3 work has begun, and it is running at full speed," he told reporters here.
04:01 pm Srinagar: Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met here on Wednesday and interacted with the local in Lal Chowk as part of the Central Government's outreach program in the area following the revocation of Article 370 in August last year. "There's a positive environment in the region and by interacting with them, we spread positivity among others. We are working to create a strong environment of change," he told reporters here.
04:01 pm Darjeeling: West Bengal's chief minister Mamata Banerjee led a 4-km protest march in Darjeeling hills against the new law on citizenship on Wednesday. The rally started at Bhanu Bhakta Bhavan near Mall in Darjeeling and will finish in the area around Chowkbazar.
12:01 pm On Wednesday the Supreme Court heard petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act. The case was heard by a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Justice Sanjiv Khanna. In total, over 140 petitions regarding the matter were submitted to SC. Supreme Court asks Centre to file reply in four weeks.
09:01 am On Tuesday, West Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said the state has nearly one crore of Muslim Bangladeshi infiltrators while another crore is spread across the country. "2 crore Muslim infiltrators from Bangladesh have infiltrated India. 1 crore is in West Bengal and 1 crore is distributed all over the world. We will not allow any Muslim infiltrator from Bangladesh to stay here. If their names are in voters' list then it will be removed," Ghosh said while addressing a pro-CAA rally in Cooch Behar.
08:01 pm New Delhi: Tis Hazari Court of Delhi on Tuesday amended its bail conditions for Chandra Shekhar Azad, head of the Bhim Army, enabling him to visit the national capital after informing local police. Azad was granted bail last week but was not allowed to go to Delhi for the next four weeks and was asked to mark his presence at Uttar Pradesh with the Saharanpur Police every Saturday during the time. He had again moved the court to seek a modification of the bail conditions. In a new order on Tuesday, judge Kamini Lau said Azad will mark it whenever in Saharanpur, instead of marking attendance every Saturday, and if he marks DCP Crime in Delhi on Saturday. If not in either place, he'll telephonically inform of whereabouts to DCP Crime, the court said.
03:01 pm Eight Indian tourists, hailing from Kerala, died Tuesday while receiving treatment at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. Earlier the tourists were found unconscious at a resort in central Nepal, said news agencies. All eight tourists had stayed in a single room in the resort, and switched on a gas heater at night to combat the cold, according to Kathmandu police.