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Citizenship Bill Row: Section 144 Imposed in Imphal East

Section 144 has been imposed in Manipur’s Imphal East District till 12 February 2019 until further orders due to “situation” arising out of intense agitation launched by various Civil Society Organisations against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha, reported ANI.

One Soldier Killed, Another Injured In An Encounter With Terrorists in J&K's Pulwama

Army Jawan Baljeet Singh lost his life in an encounter with terrorists in Pulwama earlier today. An encounter between terrorists and security forces in Ratnipora area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir occurred on Tuesday, 12 February morning.

Another jawan was injured in action during the encounter with terrorists. One terrorist was also neutralised.

More details are awaited.

(ANI)

17 People Dead After Fire Breaks out at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi’s Karol Bagh

17 people have died after fire broke out at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi’s Karol Bagh. Fire tenders have rushed to the spot. More details are awaited.

(ANI)

US Parties Reach Agreement to Avoid Government Shutdown

Negotiators from both US parties say lawmakers have reached an agreement in principle to fund government and avoid another shutdown.

(AP News)

Uttarakhand Hooch Tragedy: Two People Arrested for Sale of Illicit Liquor

Two persons arrested in connection with sale of illicit liquor in Roorkee. J Khanduri, SSP Haridwar says, "They have accepted that they sold illicit liquor in Saharanpur too. They have named another accused in the case, further investigation is underway."

(ANI)

Gujjar Reservation Protests: Internet Services Shut, 3 Trains Cancelled

Internet services shut in Sawai Madhopur district till tomorrow in wake of ongoing Gujjar Reservation protests. District Collector also issues a notice to Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla, asking him to vacate railway track.

Three trains cancelled and two trains diverted as well.

(ANI)

Rajasthan: Vadra to Be Questioned in Relation to Bikaner Land Case Probe

Posters put up outside the Enforcement Directorate office in Jaipur. Robert Vadra and his mother Maureen will be questioned here today by ED officials in connection with Bikander land case probe.

(ANI)

Gujarat: Bjp President Amit Shah Flags off 'Mera Pariwar, Bhajpa Pariwar' Campaign

BJP President Amit Shah flags off 'Mera Pariwar, Bhajpa Pariwar' campaign from his residence in Ahmedabad. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani also present.

“On 3rd March, over 3 crore motorcycles will campaign in every Vidhan Sabha constituency across the country for Vijay Sankalp rally,” says Shah.

(ANI)

Earthquake of Magnitude 5.1 Hit Bay of Bengal

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit Bay of Bengal at 7:02 am today.

(ANI)

Himachal Pradesh: Landslide in Nathpa Blocks National Highway-5

National Highway-5 blocked after landslide in Kinnaur district's Nathpa area.

(ANI)

Modi Unveils Portrait of Late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

PM Narendra Modi unveiled the portrait of late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament and said, “Atal Ji had a long political career, a large part of that career was spent in opposition. Yet, he continued raising issues of public interest and never ever deviated from his ideology.”

(ANI)

Delhi: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu Undertakes Protest March

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu undertakes a protest march from Andhra Bhavan to Rashtrapati Bhavan over demand for special status for the state.

A delegation led by Naidu submits a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the status of implementation of assurances made in the parliament during the passing of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.

(ANI)

Patna: Oppn Holds Protest Against CM Nitish Kumar

Opposition holds protest at Vidhan Sabha against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over law & order situation in Bihar.

(ANI)

Akhilesh Yadav Allegedly Stopped At Airport

Samajwadi Party president Monday alleged he was being stopped at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow by police in a bid to prevent him from visiting Allahabad to attend an oath-taking ceremony at Allahabad university.

"The government is so afraid of oath ceremony of a student leader that it is stopping me at the airport to prevent me from visiting Allahabad," Akhilesh on Twitter.

When asked, the airport director AK Sharma said, "He had no such information." Ramgopal Yadav added, “I directly blame the CM. Akhilesh had the permission. It was at the directions of the CM that he was stopped. They didn’t even let him reach Allahabad.”

(PTI)

National Commission for Women Takes Cognizance of Gangrape in Punjab

National Commission for Women has taken cognizance of the incident where a woman was dragged out of the car and allegedly gangraped in Ludhiana,Punjab.

(ANI)

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav Reassures People From NE on Citizenship Bill

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 said, “We want to reassure the people of the North-east that this bill is not going to cause any difficulty to their culture, language, identity or interest. Any such situation will be tackled by us.”

(ANI)

Delhi: Security On High Alert After MP's Car Rams Into Barricade

Security on high alert after car of an MP rammed into a barricade in Parliament premises. More details awaited. The car belongs to Congress Lok Sabha MP from Manipur Dr Thokchom Meinya. Parliament security personnel are investigating the cause of the incident.

(ANI)

Delhi: Doctor's Body Found in Mukherjee Nagar

A doctor's body was found behind his house in Mukherjee Nagar earlier today, the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. Body has been sent for a postmortem. Police are investigating the case.

(ANI)

PM Modi Welcomes Nigerians to Study Swachh Bharat Mission

PM in Kurukshetra, Haryana said, “I welcome our guests from Nigeria. I am told that you are here on a study tour since the past week to learn how Swachh Bharat mission had such dramatic success so quickly and how it can be replicated in Nigeria. I wish you all success.”

(ANI)

Bombay HC Issues Notice to Parrikar's Son Over Forest Destruction

A Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court has issued notices to Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's son Abhijat Parrikar, in connection with a petition filed against him for alleged destruction of forest area for construction of an eco-resort located near the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary in South Goa district.

(ANI)

Hizbul Militant, Soldier Killed in Encounter

A Hizbul Mujahideen militant, who helped Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Naveed Jatt escape from police custody at a hospital last year, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district today in which a soldier also lost his life, police said.

Based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Ratnipora area of Pulwama, a cordon and search operation was launched in the intervening night, a police spokesman said.

(Source: PTI)

SC Reserves Verdict Seeking Probe into Murder of Haren Pandya

The Supreme Court has reserved the verdict on a plea seeking fresh probe into the murder of Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya.

(Source: ANI)

Seven Judge Bench to Look Into AMU's Minority Tag Petition

Centre's petition seeking a direction to withdraw the minority tag from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU): Supreme Court refers the case to a seven-judge bench.

(Source: ANI)

6-Year-Old Boy From Tn Electrocuted in Hyderabad

A six-year-old boy was electrocuted while playing in a residential township in Hyderabad, police said today.

On Monday, the first standard student was playing with his friends when he reportedly came into contact with a live wire near a lamp-post and got electrocuted, the police said.

A CCTV footage showed the boy collapsing near the lamp-post. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, they said.

(Source: PTI)

HC Rejects PIL Seeking Status of Transfer Orders Issued by CBI's Nageswara Rao

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to CBI to indicate the status of transfer orders issued by the agency's interim director M Nageswara Rao to officers of various ranks including a Superintendent of Police.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao declined to entertain the matter, saying the person aggrieved by the orders should move the court and there was no public interest in it.

"Let the aggrieved person come to court," the bench said, adding that the appropriate forum would be the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).

(Source: PTI)

Schools Reopening Postponed in Kullu, Officials Say

The schools scheduled to open on 13 February after being closed due to light of heavy rains and snowfall in Kullu, will now open on 18 February, the district administration officials said.

(Source: ANI)

Top Maoist Leader, Wife Offer to Surrender Before Telangana Police

A top leader of the banned CPI (Maoist) in Jharkhand, carrying a cash reward of Rs 1.25 crore on his head, has offered to surrender before Telangana police along with his wife, also a maoist, official sources said today.

The surrender of B Sudhakar, a native of Telangana, who is now a central committee member of CPI(Maoist) and the chief of CPI (Maoists) in Jharkhand was in process, they said adding Sudhakar's wife Nilima carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on her head.

"They expressed their desire to surrender. Discussions are underway. We are expecting the duo's surrender soon," a senior Telangana Police official told PTI.

(Source: PTI)

MiG-27 Aircraft Crashes Near Pokhran Range

A MiG-27 aircraft airborne for a training mission from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan crashed around 6:10 PM near Pokhran Range. The pilot has been ejected safely. A Court of inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident.

(Source: ANI)

CRPF Official Arrested for Sexual Harassment in Goa

A 43-year-old man was arrested for sexually harassing her and hitting her husband at Calangute beach today. The accused person is a CRPF Hawaldar posted at Recruit Training Centre in Madhya Pradesh.

(Source: ANI)

Ravi Shankar Prasad to Move Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha on 13 Feb

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to move The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 or Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha on Wesnesday, 13 February.

(Source: ANI)

Several Dead in a Stampede at Buhari Campaign Rally in Nigeria

Several dead in a stampede at a campaign rally for President Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria, said AFP quoting Nigeria President's office.

Nigeria is set to hold an election on Saturday in which Buhari is running for his second term.

(Source: ANI)

Security Forces and Terrorists Exchange Fire in J&K's Budgam District

A brief exchange of fire occurred between security forces and terrorists in Gopalpora area of Budgam district. The area has been cordoned off. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Several Shanties Gutted in Massive Fire in Delhi's Paschim Puri

A massive fire broke out at a slum in Delhi’s Paschim Puri area late Tuesday night, engulfing several shanties in the blaze. No casualty has been reported so far.

The fire officials said they received a call about the fire at 1.15 am, following which 17 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

(Source: Indian Express)

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