Morning Digest | BJP elects Manik Saha as Tripura CM again; allowing prisons to conduct Aadhaar authentication of inmates, and more

Senior BJP leader Mahesh Sharma with party leader Manik Saha after the latter was named as the next Chief Minister of Tripura at a BJP legislative party meeting, in Agartala, Monday, March 6, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI

Tripura Assembly | Manik Saha was elected leader, who will be sworn in on Wednesday

met by Dr. Manik Saha Governor Satyadev Narayan Aacharya in Agartala on March 6, 2023 in the evening two hours after he was elected as the leader in the joint legislature party meeting of the BJP and the IPFT. The Governor invited him to take oath as the 12th Chief Minister of Tripura.

Home Ministry allows prison authorities to conduct Aadhaar authentication of prisoners

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on March 6, 2023, notified that prison authorities across the States are permitted to carry out authentication of jail inmates through an Aadhaar card for extension of benefits such as meeting with relatives and legal assistance. The Ministry added that the exercise is voluntary. Prison is a State subject.

Conrad, Rio to rule Meghalaya and Nagaland now

The United Democratic Party (UDP), part of every government alliance in Meghalaya since 2010 except for a five-year period from 2013, has been allocated two seats in the Cabinet of the new five-party government. National People’s Party (NPP) leader Conrad K. Sangma will take over as Prime Minister on Tuesday.

Indian Railways ties up with ISRO for real-time train tracking

Indian Railways is harnessing the power of data analytics for integrated transportation. It has started a project that will now enable real-time tracking of train movements with the help of satellite imagery under the Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) project. DK Singh, Managing Director, Center for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), said that CRIS has collaborated with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for live tracking to help Railways run trains efficiently.

S. Dinakar, The Hindus senior cricket writer, has passed away

S. Dinakar, The Hindus Senior Deputy Editor (Sports), passed away in Indore. The veteran cricket writer had just covered the third Test between India and Australia and was preparing to leave for Ahmedabad for the fourth and final Test, when he collapsed in his hotel room. His father left him.

Indian Coast Guard and Gujarat ATS jointly seize ₹425 crore-worth drugs from Iranian boat

In a joint operation, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), based on the intelligence input of Gujarat’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), intercepted an Iranian boat with five crew members carrying 61 kg of heroin worth ₹425 crore on Monday evening .

Joshimath land subsidence to be discussed at the national disaster risk reduction conference

The landslide in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath that displaced many people, and the role of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) after the earthquake in Turkey, will be among the many disaster-related topics to be discussed at the third session of the National Platform for at the Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) conference to be held in Delhi from March 10-11.

Australia, India to upgrade ECTA to a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Recent acts of vandalism targeting Hindu temples in Melbourne and Brisbane have “horrified” his country’s citizens, Australia’s High Commissioner Barry O’Farrell said on Monday. Setting the stage for Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s March 8-11 visit to India, Mr. O’Farrell assured that justice would be served on vandalism cases, saying his PM’s visit would provide great help in bilateral relations as both. governments are negotiating to upgrade the interim trade agreement to the level of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

The UN is taking a step toward a new way of tracking greenhouse gases

The United Nations announced Monday that it has taken a significant step toward trying to fill a key gap in the fight against climate change: standardized, real-time monitoring of greenhouse gases.

Pakistan bans media broadcasts of ex-PM Imran Khan’s speeches

Pakistan’s media regulator banned broadcasts of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speeches as police arrived at one of his homes to serve another court summons for the ousted premier, officials said Monday.

Border-Gavaskar Trophy | Smith to lead Australia in the fourth Test while Cummins stays at home to be with his mother

Steve Smith will lead Australia in the fourth and final Test against India while regular captain Pat Cummins is staying mum at home.

ISL semifinal | Bengaluru FC should put the Blasters incident to rest when it takes on Mumbai City FC

Bengaluru FC will need to quickly put away memories from the underwhelming finish to its Indian Super League knockout win over Kerala Blasters FC when it takes on Mumbai City FC in the first leg of the semifinal at the Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday.

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