News18 Afternoon Digest: US Reacts After Diplomat Summoned Over Kejriwal’s Arrest And Other Top Stories


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Last Updated: March 28, 2024, 12:24 IST

Arvind Kejriwal has sought immediate release from prison and quashing of the remand order. (PTI File)

Arvind Kejriwal has sought immediate release from prison and quashing of the remand order. (PTI File)

We are also covering: Row over Congress leader Supriya Srinate’s derogatory post against Kangana Ranaut, war of words between EPS and MK Stalin, and other top stories.

In today’s afternoon digest, News18 brings you the latest updates on Lok Sabha election 2024, Row over Congress leader Supriya Srinate’s derogatory post against Kangana Ranaut, war of words between EPS and MK Stalin, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s ED arrest and other top stories.

US Reacts After Diplomat Summoned Over Kejriwal’s Arrest; Germany Says It Trusts Indian Legal System

The United States of America has stuck to its remarks on Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest, despite India summoning a senior US diplomat to lodge a protest. The country has also now commented on freezing of bank accounts of the Congress, which will “make it challenging for the party to effectively campaign in the upcoming elections”. Washington on Wednesday stressed that it encourages fair, transparent, timely legal processes and “we don’t think anyone should object to that”. READ MORE

Exclusive | Ajit Pawar’s NCP Likely to Get Nasik Lok Sabha Seat in Exchange for Satara

Ajit Pawar-led NCP is likely to get the Nasik Lok Sabha seat in exchange for Satara. Sources say that Pawar has been bargaining with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to give the seat to the NCP. Sources indicate that party MLA Chhagan Bhujbal may contest Lok Sabha election from Nasik if NCP gets the seat. In a show of strength, Bhujbal supporters gathered in large numbers in Pune while Ajit Pawar had called a meeting of his party workers. Party sources say that the final call on the Nasik seat will be taken in the Mahayuti meeting, likely on Thursday. READ MORE

Kangana Rananut Makes Her Comparison With Shah Rukh Khan, Says ‘SRK Ki 10 Saal Films Nahi Chali…’

Kangana Ranaut has witnessed a series of flops at the box office of late. From Dhaakad and Thalaivii to Tejas and Chandramukhi 2, all her recent films have received lukewarm response from the audience as well as critics. Now, the actress has finally broken her silence on facing multiple setbacks at the ticket window. READ MORE

Situation Tense in Uttarakhand District as Bike-Borne Men Shoot Dead Gurdwara Chief | On Cam

Situation tense in Uttarakhand’s Udham Singh Nagar after unidentified assailants shot dead Nanakmatta Gurudwara Kar Sewa chief Baba Tarsem Singh. According to police, two bike-borne men fired indiscriminately at Baba Tarsem Singh inside the ‘dera’ around 6:30am on Thursday. Singh, who was critically injured in the incident, was taken to a hospital in Khatima where he was declared dead. READ MORE

Congress Drops Supriya Shrinate From Lok Sabha Poll Race Amid Row Over Remarks On Kangana Ranaut

The Congress party on Wednesday dropped its Lok Sabha polls candidate Supriya Shrinate amid the ongoing row over her remarks on actor Kangana Ranaut, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi. Notably, Shrinate has been dropped as the candidate from the constituency she contested in 2019. The Congress leader contested the last Lok Sabha polls from Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh but lost to BJP’s Pankaj Chaudhary. The party replaced Shrinate with Virendra Chaudhary as its pick for the Lok Sabha seat. READ MORE

‘Judiciary Under Threat From Political Pressure’: 600 Lawyers in Letter to CJI

Over 600 lawyers from across India have addressed a letter to the Chief Justice of India, expressing serious concerns over what they describe as political and professional pressure to influence judicial outcomes. The letter titled, ‘Judiciary under threat – safeguarding judiciary from political and professional pressure’, has been signed by prominent lawyers, including senior advocate Harish Salve, Manan Kumar Mishra, Adish Agarwal, Chetan Mittal, Pinky Anand and Swaroopama Chaturvedi, among others. READ MORE



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