News18 Evening Digest: BJP Likely To Bring No-Trust Motion Against Sukhu Govt And Other Top Stories

Last Updated: February 27, 2024, 18:28 IST

Elections for the 15 Rajya Sabha seats across three states are underway. (File photo)

We are also covering: Voting for the 15 Rajya Sabha seats across three states; India’s Crewed Space Mission Gaganyaan; AAP’s Lok Sabha seat announcement; and other stories

In today’s evening digest, News18 brings you the latest updates on voting for the 15 Rajya Sabha seats across three states; India’s Crewed Space Mission Gaganyaan; AAP’s Lok Sabha candidate announcement; and other top stories.

Double Trouble For Congress? BJP To Bring No-Trust Motion Against Sukhu Govt Amid Cross-Voting Buzz In RS Polls

Amid speculations about cross-voting in Rajya Sabha elections for the lone seat from Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former CM Jai Ram Thakur claimed that the Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu-led Congress government has lost the majority and demanded his resignation. Thakur said, “The budget will be presented tomorrow. We will discuss the budget tomorrow and then we will see the situation there. But I can see that the government has lost the majority.” He also said Congress was trying to influence the polls. READ MORE

Who Are The Four Astronauts Selected For India’s Crewed Space Mission Gaganyaan? Details Here

Almost five years after India first announced its human spaceflight programme – Gaganyaan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday revealed the names of four astronauts who have been selected for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s ambitious mission. The four astronaut-designates– Prashanth Nair, Angad Prathap, Ajit Krishnan, and Shubhanshu Shukla — are already undergoing training at the Astronaut Training Facility in Bengaluru for the country’s maiden human space flight mission. READ MORE

AAP Announces Lok Sabha Candidates For 4 Seats In Delhi, 1 In Haryana Days After Sealing Pact With Congress

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced five candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections of which four seats are from Delhi and one is from Haryana. This comes days after the Arvind Kejriwal-led party sealed the seat-sharing agreement for the general elections with the Congress in Delhi, Haryana, Goa and Gujarat. READ MORE

BJP Pulls Off SP ‘Revolt’ in RS Polls: Skipping Ayodhya Trip, Picking Jaya Bachchan, Ranjan Cost Akhilesh Dear

Akhilesh Yadav’s decision to not let any Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA go to Ayodhya earlier this month as part of the all-party delegation led by the Speaker, and Yadav’s decision to field retired bureaucrat Alok Ranjan and Jaya Bachchan as Rajya Sabha nominees – these are the two major reasons that led to the rebellion in the SP during the Rajya Sabha polls. READ MORE

SC Comes Down Heavily on Patanjali For Violation of Undertaking On Claims, Ads

The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved for prima facie violation of the undertaking given by it in the court about its products and also about statements claiming their medicinal efficacy. A bench of justices Hima Kohli and A Amanullah issued a notice to Patanjali Ayurved and its managing director asking why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them. READ MORE

25-Year-Old Ghaziabad Man Dies Of Heart Attack After Visiting Delhi Zoo, Shocked Wife Jumps To Death

Newlyweds Abhishek Ahluwalia and Anjali started their day on Monday on a cheerful note with a visit to Delhi Zoo. However, the fateful outing altered the course of their life, and in less than 24 hours both were dead. While 25-year-old Abhishek reportedly died of a heart attack, his wife Anjali succumbed to her injuries after jumping from the seventh floor of their apartment in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad. READ MORE

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