News18 Afternoon Digest: Uttarakhand Put on High Alert; 2 Dead, Over 100 Injured And Other Top Stories


Last Updated: February 09, 2024, 12:17 IST

Miscreants set several vehicles on fire during the violence that broke out over the madrasa's demolition. (Image: PTI)

Miscreants set several vehicles on fire during the violence that broke out over the madrasa’s demolition. (Image: PTI)

We are also covering: ‘White Paper’ Beyond Parliament: Sharpest Arrow in BJP’s Quiver for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, Former Congress MLA Baba Siddiqui Set to Join NCP, Confirms Ajit Pawar; More Leaders May Follow Suit among other latest stories

Hello, readers! In today’s afternoon digest, News18 brings to you the latest updates on violence in Uttarakhand, Pakistan election results and other top stories.

Haldwani Violence: 2 Dead, Over 100 Injured In Rioting; Uttarakhand Put on High Alert

At least two persons were killed and 100 policemen were injured in the violence that broke out in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani on Thursday over the demolition of an “illegal” madrasa, said AP Anshuman, State ADG Law & Order. Authorities were prompted to impose curfew and deploy paramilitary forces to bring the tense situation under control. READ MORE

‘White Paper’ Beyond Parliament: Sharpest Arrow in BJP’s Quiver for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Highlighting the alleged economic mismanagement by the Congress-led UPA government before 2014 and the achievements since under BJP rule, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the much-awaited ‘white paper’ in Parliament on Thursday, during the last session of the 17th Lok Sabha ahead of the general elections due in April-May. READ MORE

Former Congress MLA Baba Siddiqui Set to Join NCP, Confirms Ajit Pawar; More Leaders May Follow Suit

Former Maharashtra minister Baba Siddiqui who resigned from the Congress party on Thursday after 48 years of association, is all set to join the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar confirmed the news saying that the former Congress leader will join NCP on Saturday. READ MORE

Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live: Ex-PMs Nawaz, Shehbaz Win; Imran Khan’s PTI Claims Over 150 Seats

Pakistan Election Result LIVE: Independent candidates linked to jailed former prime minister Imran Khan were outperforming expectations in Pakistan’s election, local media reported Friday, as a delay in official results sparked fears of a fix. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was barred from contesting Thursday’s election as a bloc, but unofficial tallies by local TV channels showed independent candidates, including dozens anointed by his party leading in most constituencies. By 6 am the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced just eight National Assembly results, with three seats going to PTI-linked candidates. Meanwhile, PML-N’s Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the party will form the government in the Centre and Punjab. CHECK LIVE UPDATES

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya FIRST Review Out: Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon Film Is A ‘Laugh Riot’

Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon starrer Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya is finally in theatres. On Thursday night, a special screening of the film was also held in Mumbai which was also attended by Shahid’s wife, Mira Rajput among others. Following the screening, Mira took to her Instagram handle to share her first review of the film. She called the film a “complete laughter riot” and added that it has “entertainment overloaded”. READ MORE

‘I Made a Terrible Mistake’: AB de Villiers Admits he Shared ‘False Information’ on Virat Kohli

The unconfirmed reports of Virat Kohli expected to miss the remainder of the ongoing England Test series have resulted in speculations over India batting superstar’s absence. Kohli was initially named in India’s squad for the first two Tests of the five-match series before withdrawing his name citing personal reasons. READ MORE

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