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News headlines for Dec 23: Ludhiana court blast; PM Modi’s ‘mafiavad, parivarvad’ jibe at Opposition & more

Ludhiana District Court&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspANI

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New Delhi: On Thursday afternoon, a blast at the Ludhiana District Court Complex took place around 12:22 pm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 22 development projects in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on Thursday. Below are the day’s biggest headlines:

Ludhiana court blast: Pakistan doesn’t want us stable, says Punjab Deputy CM; MHA seeks report from state govt

A blast was reported in the Ludhiana District Court Complex on Thursday. Reports said that two persons were killed and several people injured in the blast. The blast took place inside a washroom on the second floor of the Ludhiana court complex.

Police are at the sport and are carrying out the investigation. Police officials are yet to ascertain the nature and cause of the blast. Read More

Their dictionary has ‘mafiavad, parivarvad’, for us ‘sabka saath, sabka vishwas’: PM’s jibe at opposition in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, inaugurated 22 development projects in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. Speaking at the event, PM Modi slammed the Opposition parties and said that they viewed UP only through the lens of caste. “You all know what their dictionary, body language, & thoughts have – ‘mafiawaad’, ‘pariwarwaad’, illegal property occupancy,” he said. Among a number of projects, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of the Banas Dairy Sankul and a Biogas based Electricity generation plant. Read More

Sensex ends higher for the third day as Omicron concerns abate, gains 385 points, Nifty settles above 17,000 mark

The BSE Sensex and the Nifty ended higher for the third straight on Thursday, in line with other global indices, as global risk sentiment improved after a study showed hospitalisation risk from Omicron was lower compared with the Delta variant of coronavirus. Gains in the market were led by IT, FMCG, realty and PSU bank shares. Both the benchmark indices opened higher and remained in the positive territory throughout the day and finally closed with modest gains. The Sensex ended 384.72 points or 0.68% higher at 57,315.28 and the Nifty50 index settled 117.15 points or 0.69% higher at 17,072.60. Read More

Zee-Sony merger far from done deal: This dharavahik has an Invesco twist

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd’s (ZEEL’s) board may have approved the merger with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPINI) but it will need the approval of its largest shareholder Invesco with which it is embroiled in a bitter legal battle. This dharvavahik or saga that will see the creation of India’s second-largest media corporation has a twist. Read More

IPL 2022 in Mumbai, Pune or Ahmedabad? BCCI to discuss ‘alternate plans’ with franchises amid Omicron threat

Just when the world thought it was getting in control of COVID-19, another variant of the virus ‘Omicron’ has emerged, throwing the normalcy plans off track. With the threat of the new variant rapidly rising, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly looking to devise a ‘Plan B’ for the 2022 season. Read More

New bride Katrina Kaif resumes work 14 days after wedding with Vicky Kaushal, see LATEST pics

Katrina Kaif got married to Vicky Kaushal on December 9. The newlyweds had a brief honeymoon in the Maldives and are already back to work. While Vicky jetted off to Indore to begin shooting for his next film, Katrina was spotted having a really important discussion with AndhaDhun director Sriram Raghavan, last evening. Photos of the new bride are doing the rounds on the internet. Read More

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