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LIVE updates: The Delhi Police will deploy over 2,000 security personnel at Ramlila Maidan where thousands of farmers will gather for Monday's 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', officials said. Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the event goes smoothly, the police said on Sunday.

"We have made elaborate security arrangements for the Kisan Mahapanchayat. We will ensure the safety and security of people... "We have deployed more than 2,000 security personnel to ensure that the event goes peacefully and law and order is maintained," a senior police official said.

Police personnel will be deployed for crowd management and to ensure that no unauthorised person gains entry and disrupts law and order, he added.

Narrating the hot chase in Jalandhar, during which the chief of 'Waris Punjab De', now declared fugitive Amritpal Singh, escaped, Jalandhar DIG Swapan Sharma on Sunday said that two vehicles of the pro-Khalistan leader's convoy have been seized, adding that he crashed into motorbikes to divert the police.

Earlier in the day, Adani Group has suspended work on a Rs 34,900 crore petrochemical project at Mundra in Gujarat as it focuses on resources to consolidate operations and address investor concerns following a damning report by a US-based short seller.

On the international front, the UBS Group AG has offered to buy Credit Suisse for up to $1 billion, with the Swiss government planning to change the country's laws to bypass a shareholder vote on the transaction, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

After the Paytm's IPO fiasco, Sebi has turned cautious while giving clearance to the initial share sales as it has returned the preliminary papers of half a dozen companies, including Oravel Stays, which operates hospitality chain OYO, in over two months.

11:26 PM

Delhi-Jaipur Vande Bharat Express train to run before April: Vaishnaw

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday said that a new 'Vande Bharat Express train is expected to be introduced on Delhi Jaipur/Ajmer route before April 10.

While speaking to ANI, the Union Railway Minister noted that some technical changes are needed in this route before the operation of the Vande Bharat Express, fully.

"Two initiatives to be taken in this route. First increasing speed on this route by making certain changes in the track, like installation of a double distant signalling system and removing some curves. After these initiatives, we will able to run trains on 130 KMPH to 160 KMPH," he said.

10:34 PM

L20 engagement group's inception meet begins in Amritsar

The Labour20 (L20) engagement group's inception meet on Sunday began deliberations on key issues concerning the global workforce to provide direction to the G20 nations and institutions to focus on development reaching the last person.

The L20 is a key engagement group of the G20.

Trade union leaders, labour studies experts and delegates from 20 nations at the Labour20 inception meeting under India's G20 presidency are preparing to call for universalisation of social security and to put women at the centre of the future of work.

9:51 PM

Punjab on alert: 34 more Amritpal supporters held, key aides shifted to Assam prison

Police on Sunday conducted flag marches and searches across Punjab in their manhunt for radical preacher Amritpal Singh, arresting 34 more supporters and shifting four men in custody to a jail in far-off Assam.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has, however, asked the state government to respond on Tuesday to a habeas corpus petition, that claiming that the preacher is already in illegal police custody and should be released.

Justice N S Shekhawat held the hearing at his home-office as the courts were closed.

9:50 PM

Didn't seek foreign intervention: Rahul defends his 'democracy under attack' remark at Par panel meet

Amid BJP's insistence for an apology over his "democracy under attack" remark in the UK, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday defended it at a parliamentary panel meet, saying he never sought any foreign intervention over the issue.

Gandhi further reiterated his position that India's democracy was "under attack" and "this was known" to all. He is learnt to have said at the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of External Affairs that he cannot be dubbed as "anti-national" for his remarks.

The Congress MP's remarks were made at a meeting of the Ministry of External Affairs consultative committee, which saw acrimonious exchanges after BJP members questioned Gandhi's UK remarks, without naming him, the sources said.

9:37 PM

Karnataka gives nod to 78 industrial projects worth Rs 5,298.69 cr investment

The State Industries and Commerce Department has cleared a total of 78 investment proposals worth Rs 5,298.69 crore promising 13,917 jobs.

At the State Level Single Window Clearance Committee (SLSWCC) meeting chaired by the Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries Murugesh R Nirani, these proposals were cleared, a statement issued by the office of the Minister on Sunday said.

The committee considered and approved 17 important large and medium size industrial projects with investments of more than Rs 50 crore. These projects are worth Rs 3,552.66 crore and are expected to create employment opportunities for 6,933 people in the State.

9:21 PM

New Education Policy will be implemented soon: Amit Shah in Gujarat

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said here on Sunday that the New Education Policy, which is intended to make youth global citizens, will be implemented soon.

"The purpose of education is to make someone a complete man, and the new education policy will do so. If I say in simple terms, the purpose of the new education policy is to make the new generation global citizens," Shah said.

Shah who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat attended the fourth convocation ceremony of Gujarat Central University here in Gandhinagar. Addressing the students at the convocation ceremony, he said, "Your batch of the Central University of Gujarat will be known as the batch of "Amrit Kaal" and with this comes a responsibility."

9:13 PM

Projects worth Rs 32,000 crore underway in Ayodhya: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that development projects worth Rs 32,000 crore by the central and state governments for the overall development of Ayodhya are currently underway.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was addressing the media on Sunday during his one-day visit to Ayodhya.

He said, "When the projects get off the ground in a year, the world will see Ayodhya as the most beautiful city. The construction work of Lord Shri Ram's grand temple at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi is progressing on a war footing within the stipulated time frame. Lord Shriram sitting in his temple will shower blessings on the country and the world."

8:53 PM

Abusive language, uncivilized behaviour in name of creativity cannot be tolerated on OTT: Anurag Thakur

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur on Sunday said that abusive language and uncivilized behaviour on OTT (Over The Top) platforms in the name of creativity cannot be tolerated.

Anurag Thakur, in a video message on Twitter, said, "Abusive language and uncivilized behaviour in the name of creativity cannot be tolerated. The government is serious about the complaint of increasing obscene content on OTT."

"If there is a need to make any changes in the rules regarding this, will not back down in that direction either. Strict action will be taken to stop obscenity and abuse," the Union Minister added.

8:48 PM

Andhra CM disburses Rs 699 crore for students' education fee reimbursement

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday released Rs 699 crore under a flagship government scheme for total fee reimbursement to eligible students studying a variety of courses.

As many as 9.8 lakh students pursuing ITI, polytechnic, degree, engineering, medicine and other professional courses will benefit from the Jagananna Vidya Deevena scheme for the quarter October to December, 2022. Under the scheme, the fee of students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, backward classes, minorities, Kapus, economically backward classes and persons with disabilities (PwD) categories will be reimbursed. These funds will be directly credited into the bank accounts of the students' mothers.

8:32 PM

New education policy has potential to prepare Indian youth to compete on global level: Amit Shah

8:22 PM

JSPL gets approval to manufacture India's first fire-resistant steel structures

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Sunday said it will manufacture India's first fire-resistant steel structures at its unit in Raigarh, Chhatisgarh.

With the production of a special steel item for the first time in India, the company will target segments like refineries, bridges, metro projects, industrial structures, steel, power plants, hospitals, commercial and residential buildings, JSPL said in a statement.

"JSPL has received BIS certification to manufacture India's first fire-resistant steel structures at its rail mill in Chhattisgarh. The BIS 15103 grade steel structural steels are designed to withstand temperatures up to 600 degrees celsius for 3 hours," it said.

7:57 PM

Education, health to get highest allocations in Delhi govt's 2023-24 budget, say officials

Education and health sector will get the highest allocation in the annual budget of the Arvind Kejriwal government for the 2023-24 financial year, officials said on Sunday.

In the 2022-23 Delhi Budget, the education sector received the highest allocation of Rs 16,278 crore, a slight decline from the previous fiscal budgetary outlay of Rs 16,377 crore.

The health was allocated Rs 9,769 crore in the 2022-23 budget while it was Rs 9,934 crore in the previous budget.

7:55 PM

Lakhs of farmers headed to Delhi for 'kisan mahapanchayat' on Monday: SKM

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday said lakhs of farmers from across the country are on their way to Delhi to participate in the 'kisan mahapanchayat' that will be held at Ramlila Maidan on March 20.
 
The 'kisan mahapanchayat' will be held to press for a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP), the SKM, an umbrella body of farmers' union, had said last month.
 
Lakhs of farmers from various states and union territories are headed to Delhi to attend the 'kisan mahapanchayat' in Delhi on March 20, the SKM said in a statement. READ MORE...
7:50 PM

Delhi Police to deploy 20,000 personnel for 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', issues traffic advisory

The Delhi Police will deploy over 2,000 security personnel at Ramlila Maidan where thousands of farmers will gather for Monday's 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', officials said. Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the event goes smoothly, the police said on Sunday.

"We have made elaborate security arrangements for the Kisan Mahapanchayat. We will ensure the safety and security of people...

"We have deployed more than 2,000 security personnel to ensure that the event goes peacefully and law and order is maintained," a senior police official said.

Police personnel will be deployed for crowd management and to ensure that no unauthorised person gains entry and disrupts law and order, he added.

7:33 PM

Amritpal Singh wanted in this case, has not been arrested yet: Punjab Police

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First Published: Mar 19 2023 | 8:20 AM IST

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