#Politics

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is on a five-day visit to New Delhi. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • "Opposition will be stronger, it will create history, this is our hope for 2024," Mamata Banerjee said
  • "Poore desh mein khela hoga", Banerjee said about the 2024 Lok Sabha elections   
  • She is on a five-day visit to Delhi to meet Opposition leaders 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
(Photo credit: Twitter/@MEAIndia)

  • Antony Blinken is the US Secretary of State
  • Blinken also held talks with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval
  • It is Blinken's first visit to India after assuming charge as the US Secretary of State

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Pegasus spying row has figured in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, leading to frequent adjournments. (Photo credit: PTI/File)

  • Mamata Banerjee's now famous slogan, Khela Hobe, was heard in Lok Sabha on Wednesday
  • It was heard during a ruckus over the Pegasus spying row
  • The Opposition has been demanding PM Modi's statement on the alleged snooping row  

.Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Basavaraj Bommai took over as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Wednesday. (Photo credit: PTI file)

  • Basavaraj Bommai has succeeded veteran BJP leader BS Yediyurappa
  • Bommai was Minister for Home Affairs, Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Legislature in the previous government
  • The 61-year-old minister is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering

.Kerala, India
In 2013, she married Mollywood actor turned politician Mukesh. (Photo credit: Instagram/Methil Devika)

  • Devika confirmed that she is parting ways with actor-MLA Mukesh
  • The decision to separate is mutual and it is painful, she said in a statement
  • Devika was first married to Rajeev Nair, a finance specialist

.Kerala, India
Devika said that she was waiting for the recently held Kerala Assembly elections to get over to initiate the divorce proceedings. (Photo credit:Instagram/Devika)

  • The reason for divorce is personal, she said 
  • She refuted the dosmetic violence allegations
  • Mukesh is presently the Kollam MLA, after having won as the CPI(M)’s candidate from the constituency

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Donald Trump's supporters had stormed the Capitol Hill building on January 6. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Among the potential witnesses is Jeffrey Rosen, the acting attorney general from late December to January 20
  • A Justice Department letter notified former employees that they were free to provide "unrestricted testimony"
  • Other potential witnesses may be subject to a different standard under executive privilege

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Police officers take oath before testifying in front of the house select committee (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The house select committee probing the Capitol riots held its first hearing on Tuesday
  • Four police officers recounted the sequence of events
  • Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Jan 6

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Trump supporters had stormed the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Tuesday's hearing will feature police officers who were physically and verbally abused
  • The House Republican leadership has essentially boycotted the select committee
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named two Republicans to the committee

.Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Basavaraj Somappa Bommai also served as Minister for Water Resources and Cooperation in the Government of Karnataka. (Photo credit: Twitter/@BSBommai)

  • BS Bommai is Karnataka's Minister of State for Home Affairs, Law, Parliamentary Affairs
  • The 61-year-old minister is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bommai left the Janata Dal (United) to join the BJP in February 2008