News18 Afternoon Digest: BJP Battle-Ready With 402 Candidates, Star Power in Kangana & Arun Govil And Other – News18

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Last Updated: March 25, 2024, 13:34 IST
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This will be the electoral debut of Kangana Ranaut, who calls herself a fan of Prime  Minister Narendra Modi and Arun Govil who played Ram in the popular TV serial Ramayan. (File Image)
Hello, readers! In today’s afternoon digest, News18 brings to you the latest updates on BJP’s final candidate list, massive fire at Ujjain temple and other stories.
Battle-Ready With 402 Candidates, Star Power in Kangana & Arun Govil, Big Names Dropped | Messages in BJP’s Fifth List
Showing battle-readiness for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP declared its fifth candidate list on Sunday, taking its number of declared candidates to 402.The party made some big moves like declaring 64 of the 74 seats it plans to contest in the biggest state of Uttar Pradesh, putting up star names like Kangana Ranaut from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Lord Ram’s on-screen avatar Arun Govil from Meerut, UP. READ MORE
Arun Govil BREAKS Silence on Contesting in Lok Sabha Elections For BJP: ‘Such a Big Responsibility…’
Arun Govil will be contesting in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced on Sunday. The Ramayan actor will be fighting from Meerut, his hometown. Following the news, the actor took to X and expressed his gratitude towards BJP and the party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) for giving him this opportunity. The actor also assured he would put in his best. READ MORE
14 Injured in Massive Fire at Ujjain Mahakal Temple; CM Yadav Orders Special Probe, Meets Victims
At least 14 priests were injured after a massive fire broke out in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain Mahakal Temple on Monday. The fire occurred during the early morning’s ‘bhasma aarti’ inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple on the occasion of Holi, officials said. READ MORE
Indian PHD Student, 33, Killed In Bicycle Accident In London
An Indian student pursuing her PhD at the London School of Economics was killed in a bicycle accident on March 19. Cheistha Kochhar, 33, who hailed from Gurgaon, died after being hit by a lorry while returning to her home in the English capital. READ MORE
Taapsee Pannu, Mathias Boe Are Married; Anurag Kashyap, Kanika Dhillon Attend Ceremony? | Exclusive
Taapsee Pannu has married her long-term boyfriend, Mathias Boe, sources told News18 Showsha exclusively. The actor and the former Olympic medallist tied the knot on March 23. Their families and closest friends attended the ceremony. A source revealed, “The wedding took place in Udaipur and was an extremely intimate affair. The pre-wedding festivities kick-started on March 20. The couple was very sure that they didn’t want any media attention on their big day. Both of them are known to be very private and reserved people and they wouldn’t have had it any other way.” READ MORE
Watch: Rohit Sharma Advising Mumbai Indians Captain Hardik Pandya Delights Fans
Five-time champions Mumbai Indians started their IPL 2024 campaign with a close defeat to Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad on Sunday night. MI were in a strong position chasing 169 but the dismissal of senior batter and opener Rohit Sharma triggered a slide and the team eventually fell short of the target by seven runs. READ MORE


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