News18 Evening Digest: Bharat Ratna for Two Former PMs, Pakistan Elections and Other Top Stories


Last Updated: February 09, 2024, 17:21 IST

Former PMs PV Narasimha Rao, Chaudhary Charan Singh and Indian Scientist Dr MS Swaminathan will be conferred the Bharat Ratna. (Images: PTI)

Former PMs PV Narasimha Rao, Chaudhary Charan Singh and Indian Scientist Dr MS Swaminathan will be conferred the Bharat Ratna. (Images: PTI)

We are also covering: RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary Confirms Alliance With BJP Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls; Aditya Dhar Confirms Vicky Kaushal’s The Immortal Ashwatthama Is Shelved, Says ‘I Can’t Make It…’

In today’s digest, News18 brings you the latest updates on the government’s picks for Bharat Ratna awards, Pakistan Elections 2024 and other top stories.

PM Modi’s Big Announcement: Bharat Ratna For Narasimha Rao, Charan Singh, MS Swaminathan | LIVE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the nation, for former Prime Ministers PV Narasimha Rao, Chaudhary Charan Singh and agricultural scientist Dr MS Swaminathan, posthumously. READ MORE
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party held a slight lead in early election results Friday, according to government officials. By 1 pm, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced 70 official results, with independents getting 24. A total of 265 seats were contested in Thursday’s election. READ MORE

Ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Jayant Chaudhary’s Rashtriya Lok Dal has confirmed an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh. According to the seat-sharing agreement, the RLD will contest two Lok Sabha seats, Baghpat and Bijnor. READ MORE

Filmmaker Aditya Dhar has finally revealed why his highly anticipated film, The Immortal Ashwatthama has been later shelved. Announced back in 2020, the film was supposed to star Vicky Kaushal in the lead. READ MORE

The unconfirmed reports that Virat Kohli is expected to miss the remainder of the ongoing England Test series have resulted in speculations over the 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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