News18 Afternoon Digest: Lok Sabha Elections 2024 in Peak Summer; 9th ED Summon for Kejriwal and Other Top – News18

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Last Updated: March 17, 2024, 12:16 IST
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In today’s digest, News18 brings you the latest updates on Lok Sabha elections and peak summer, Arvind Kejriwal receives the 9th summon by ED in the Delhi Liquor Policy case and other top stories.
44 Days of LS Heat in Peak Summer of 2024: Poll Season Got Longer, Hotter Since 2004

It will be India’s longest-ever election at 44 days in peak summer, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting severe heatwaves in April and May. The marathon poll run this summer will be more than double of the election duration in 2004, when the election got transferred to the summer months rather than the cooler autumn-winter season. READ MORE

ED Issues 9th Summons to CM Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Excise Policy Case, Asks Him To Appear on March 21
The Enforcement Directorate on Sunday issued the ninth summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the excise policy probe asking him to appear before it on Thursday, March 21. Kejriwal has to date skipped eight summonses issued by the agency. READ MORE
Tamil Nadu, Kerala among 22 ‘Formula One’ States, UTs with 182 Lok Sabha Seats Set for Single-Phase Polling
As many as 22 states and union territories across India will have single-phase elections during the seven-round Lok Sabha polls scheduled between April 19 and June 1, with the votes to be counted on June 4. The list includes four of the five south Indian states, data from the Election Commission of India shows. There are 182 seats in all these states and union territories. READ MORE
Indian Navy’s 40-hour Standoff: 35 Pirates Who Hijacked Ship In Arabian Sea Surrender, 17 Crew Members Rescued

Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata successfully coerced all 35 Somali pirates, who had hijacked a vessel in the Arabian Sea to surrender, and ensured the safe evacuation of 17 crew members on Saturday. READ MORE

R Madhavan Got Drunk For 3 Idiots Scene At Aamir Khan’s Insistence, Reveals Failing 8th Grade: ‘My Dad…’

Actor and filmmaker R Madhavan remembered a funny incident while filming a scene for the movie 3 Idiots. He revealed that he was drunk on set for a particular scene, on the advice of Aamir Khan, the movie’s star. Madhavan mentioned in an interview that Aamir suggested it’s easier to act sober when drunk than the other way around. Madhavan confirmed during a podcast that all three main actors were drunk while filming the scene. READ MORE
‘New Stadium Will Be Our Lucky Charm’: Shikhar Dhawan’s Hopes for Punjab Kings Ahead of IPL 2024

New home, new team? Well, Shikhar Dhawan sure hopes so, as the Punjab Kings skipper voiced his hopes for the team ahead of the new 2024 IPL Season at their new jersey launch event yesterday. Punjab Kings had a dismal season last year, finishing their season in a disappointing eighth-place slot, securing only 6 wins and incurring 8 losses. READ MORE


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