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Top news of the week: Rameshwaram Cafe blast, BJP candidate list for LS polls out, Anant-Radhika pre-nuptial bash

Explosion at Rameshwaram Cafe injures 9; Vijay Shekhar Sharma resigns from Paytm board; NCLT registers new plea against Byju's.

Bengaluru: Police personnel at the Rameshwaram Cafe after a blast, in Bengaluru, Friday, March 1, 2024. At least nine people were injured in the blast, according to police (PTI)Premium
Bengaluru: Police personnel at the Rameshwaram Cafe after a blast, in Bengaluru, Friday, March 1, 2024. At least nine people were injured in the blast, according to police (PTI)

Here are top news of the week between 2 March and 24 February that made headlines:

Rameshwaram Cafe blast 

An explosion rocked The Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru on Friday. Nine people were injured in the incident, said officials. The co-founder of the famous cafe chain reported said two blasts, within just 10 seconds, occurred. Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reportedly confirmed that Rameshwaram cafe explosion on Friday noon was caused by a low-intensity improvised explosive device.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma resigns 

One97 Communications, which is the parent company of fintech company Paytm, announced on Monday that founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has resigned from the board of Paytm Payments Bank.

“The Company has been separately informed that Vijay Shekhar Sharma has also resigned from the Board of Paytm Payments Bank to enable this transition. PPBL has informed us that they will commence the process of appointing a new Chairman," the company said in an exchange filing.

BJP releases first candidate list 

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) released the first list of 195 candidates for the upcming Lok Sabha elections here in the national capital on March 2.

The first list of 195 candidates features high-profile names such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will again contest from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah who will contest from Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

Byju crisis

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has registered a new plea filed by four investors against Byju’s, the Indian Edtech major. The investors have accused the company’s management of oppression and mismanagement, according to a report. This marks the fifth legal challenge against Byju’s filed in the NCLT and the fourth in 2024 alone.

Nifty, Sensex hit record high

For the first time ever, the Nifty 50 crossed 22,300 intraday, while the Nifty Bank touched 47,000 intraday. Sensex hit record high and crossed over 73,700-mark.

BJP CEC meeting for Lok Sabha polls 

The Central Election Committee (CEC) of Bharatiya Janata Party—chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi—on Thursday night met at the party headquarters in the national capital to take a call on the first list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The list is likely to be out soon. 

Himachal Pradesh political crisis

The Congress-led Himachal Pradesh government suffered a major setback after losing the Rajya Sabha elections because of cross-voting to the BJP. The grand old party lost the lone seat of the state in the Upper House of Parliament after its six MLAs cross-voted for the BJP. Moreover, Congress senior leader and minister Vikramaditya Singh announced his resignation from the cabinet.

With the disqualification of the six Congress rebel MLAs, the strength of the House has reduced from 68 to 62.

Sheikh Shahjahan arrest

Absconding Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sheikh Shahjahan was arrested by West Bengal Police from the Minakhan area in North 24 Parganas on Wednesday, February 28, night, in connection with allegations of 'sexual assault and land grab in the Sandeshkhali area. He was later sent to a 10-day police custody by Basirhat Court. The case has been handed over to CBI. 

Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding events

Mukesh Ambani's youngest scion Anant Ambani's pre-wedding gala has kicked off on an extravagant note with top-notch business magnates' presence in Gujarat's Jamnagar on Friday. The guest list for the three-day event includes business leaders like Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Ivanka Trump. Celebrities like Rihanna, Bollywood film stars such as Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, fellow Indian billionaires Gautam Adani and Kumar Mangalam Birla, as well as many renowned persons are also expected to attend the event.

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Published: 02 Mar 2024, 09:24 AM IST
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