News18 Afternoon Digest: Trains, Buses Won’t Stop at Ayodhya on Jan 22; How Mahua Moitra Missed Out on A RaGa Redux & Other Top Stories

In today’s afternoon digest, News18 brings you the latest updates on ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. We are also covering Mahua Moitra’s quest with authorities over eviction from official residence, among other top stories.

Ram Mandir LIVE: Modi Visits Kerala’s Guruvayur Temple, Attends Wedding of BJP Man’s Daughter; Trains, Buses Won’t Stop at Ayodhya on Jan 22

With the seven-day rituals of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of Ram Mandir (राम मंदिर) underway in Ayodhya, the idol of Ram Lalla will be brought inside the temple structure today (Wednesday, January 17), a day before it is placed in the sanctum sanctorum on January 18. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATED

Refusal to Vacate Official Bungalow an Own Goal by Mahua Moitra? How TMC Neta Missed Out on A RaGa Redux

There is no denying that Mahua Moitra has come to be projected as a leader who has taken on the government. READ MORE

‘Body Mangled, Fingers Severed’: Invisible to Drivers Amid Fog, Accident Victim Run Over by Many Cars

In one of the most horrific accident cases, a hit-and-run victim was run over by several cars on NH9 amid dense fog in Delhi-NCR. Reportedly, the body was mangled beyond recognition, even the fingers were severed from the palm. READ MORE

Iran Urged ISI, Pak Army Not to Shelter Jaish al-Adl Militants, Then Came the Missiles

Tens of thousands of Iranians and a commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, in 2019 urged former Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to give the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) more freedom to act against Pakistan for sheltering and harbouring separatist elements. READ MORE

SpiceJet Flyer Travels From Mumbai to Bengaluru Inside Loo After Buying Ticket | Here’s What Happened

A passenger on a Mumbai to Bengaluru SpiceJet flight was trapped inside the lavatory for the entirety of the journey due to an alleged malfunction in the door lock. READ MORE

This Railways Officer Feels ’12th Fail’ is ‘Exaggerated’, Recalls Days When He Met Manoj Sharma & Shraddha

Following the success of the Vidhu Vinod Chopra film “12th Fail” starring Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankar, many civil servants from across departments came forward to share their own experiences and perspectives regarding their Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) preparation days. READ MORE

Crowd Chants ‘VP, VP, VP’ as Vivek Ramaswamy Endorses Trump at New Hampshire Rally | WATCH

Donald Trump attended the New Hampshire rally on Tuesday after his decisive win in Iowa solidified him as the likely GOP presidential nominee. The former president secured 51 percent of Republican voters to defeat rivals Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley for the biggest Iowa caucus win. READ MORE

SRK Mobbed Outside Mumbai Clinic Despite Hiding Under Hoodie, Umbrella; Video Goes Viral

Shah Rukh Khan was greeted by a mob during his recent outing. The Bollywood superstar, who was recently named the CNN News18 Indian of the Year, was seen making a run to a clinic in Mumbai. After his appointment, a massive mob of photographers and fans gathered outside, hoping to catch a glimpse of the superstar. SRK tried to maintain a low profile by sporting a hoodie and covering himself underneath an umbrella. However, his attempt failed. READ MORE

UP Man Finds Dead Rat in Veg Meal From Mumbai’s Barbeque Nation, Hospitalised

A 35-year-old lawyer hailing from UP’s Prayagraj had an unfortunate experience that led to his hospitalisation after being ‘served’ a deceased rat in a vegetarian meal at Mumbai’s Barbeque Nation. Rajeev Shukla, the victim, took to social media to post pictures of the dead rat floating in his meal, recounting the harrowing incident that occurred on and after January 8th, 2024. READ MORE

Iran Strikes Jaish al-Adl Militant Bases in Pakistan, Islamabad Warns Of Consequences

Iran on Tuesday launched attacks in Pakistan targeting what it described as bases for the militant group Jaish al-Adl. READ MORE

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