Mamata rules out LS poll alliance with Congress
TMC chief Mamta Banerjee has said that TMC would go alone in West Bengal in the upcoming Lok Sabha election . She said that the future of the INDIA alliance will be decided after elections . She also expressed her displeasure at Congress over not informing her about Bharat Nyay Jodo Yatra entering West Bengal .
Congress Communication Chief Jairam Ramesh has said that some way forward would emerge after discussion .
Earlier TMC had offered Congress two seats in 42 Lok Sabha seats . Congress demand was of 6 seats.
Macron to attend ‘ shobha Yatra “ in Jaipur today
French President Emanual Macron is chief guest for the Republic day Parade .
He will reach Jaipur on Thursday , where he will visit the Amber Fort and the Jantar Mantar , both Iconic tourist destinations of Rajasthan .
He will participate in a “ Shobha Yatra “ or Public Procession in Jaipur with PM Modi .
The two leaders will then meet in the evening at Taj Rambagh palace .
Later he will arrive in New Delhi to participate in Republic Day celebrations.
Center released three drug regimen for treating Leprosy
The Union govt has approved a new treatment regime for leprosy , aiming at stopping it’s transmission at sub national level by 2027 .
Earlier it used to be 2 drug regimen for six months . Under 3 drug regime the drug Tamir cin and Clofamizone is used for all Leprosy patients .
The World Health Organisation ( WHO) had agreed to supply the revised drug regime from April1 .
Odisha to set up Melanistic tiger Safari , first of its kind in the world
The Odisha govt on Friday announced that it will establish World’s first Melanistic tiger Safari .
The Safari will be established in Baripada in Mayir janj district at 200 hectares .
This is the world’s first Melanistic tiger Reserve .
Melanistic Tiger means tigers having very dark skin color due to higher than normal level of pigment .
The Varanasi district court on Wednesday ordered that the report on the scientific survey of Gyanvapi Mosque , conducted by Archaeological Survey of India ( ASI ) be made public to allow Hindu and Muslim petitioners to access it .
Russian plane with 65 POWs crashes ; Moscow says Ukraine shot it down
Russia accuses Ukraine on Wednesday of deliberately shooting down Ilyushin 2 transport aircraft that was carrying 65 captured Ukrainian Soldiers for a prisoner exchange programme . A total of 76 were killed including 65 Ukrainian ,and Russian crew members on board Ilyushin 2 . The transport aircraft was shot down in Belgorod region near Ukrainian border .
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Russia has called an emergency UN Security Council session to discuss the incident.
.He called the downing of aircraft on Wednesday a “ criminal “ act by Ukriane.
He said that Ukrainian side launched an air defense missile from Kharkov region that hit the plane . It targeted the airplane and was a fatal strike .
Ukraine categorically has not confirmed that it blew aircraft .
Trump wins New Hampshire , Haley vows to fight on South Carolina
Donald Trump won the New Hampshire Presidential Contest on Tuesday , he has moved close to be declared as Presidential candidate from the Republican Party .
Nikkie Healey is the only contestant fighting against Mr. Trump .
“ This race is far from Over “ Nikkie Healey said .
Earlier Vivek Ramaswamy and Ron DeSantis withdrew their contest for being Presidential candidate from the Republican Party .
In US elections , two major parties Republican and Democrats conduct primaries and Caucuses to elect their Presidential candidates . Republican Party support of 1215 delegates is required to conduct their presidential candidacy , for now Trump has won 32 delegates , while his rival Nikkie ahealeu has won 17 .
The Schedule of Presidential elections in US is on November 5 , 2024 .
Month long ceasefire in the works between Israel , Hamas
Israel and Hamas have moved closer to an agreement on a 30 day ceasefire in Gaza , when Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners would be released .
Qatar , US and Egypt are mediating talk between Israel and Hamas for this .
Currently heavy fighting is going on in Khan Younis . The death toll has crossed 25,490 .
Houthis fired missiles at two ships in Red Sea : US
Houthie rebels fired three missiles at Merchant ships on Thursday .This was confirmed by US Navy . Despite being attacked by US and UK , Houthis have vowed to continue with their strike .
Gold mine collapses in Mali , killing more than 70 out of 200 inside
More than 70 people have been killed after a tunnel collapsed at a Malian Gold mining site last week , local sources said on Wednesday .
Mali , which is amongst the world’s poorest countries is one of the leading Gold Producer in the World .
Turliye ratifies Sweden’s NATO membership after more than a year’s delay
Turliye’s Parliament on Tuesday , ratified Sweden’s NATO Membership bid with 287 in favor of Sweden Joining NATO while 55 against.
Hungarian President Viktor Obran in a phone call with NATO chief Jens Stolenberg expressed “ support “ for Sweden’s Membership for NATO .
Currently there are 31 NATO member states . For becoming a NATO member , the consent of all NATO members is required . Turliye earlier was not in favor of Sweden ‘s membership , this has delayed Sweden getting NATO membership over a year .
Sweden’s support to Kurdistan fighters that are declared terrorists in Turkey was the reason behind Turkey’s stand against Sweden .
Hungary, a NATO member, has a close relationship with Russia , and was earlier stalling Sweden ‘s membership as well .
Sweden will be 32 nd NATO member when elected .
Suryakumar Yadav has been named ICC T20 player of the year for 2023