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At Least 4 People Shot Dead in Michigan

At least four people, including children were fatally shot at a property in western Michigan, according to authorities.

(Source: AP)

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16 States Sue Trump Administration

California's attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the US - Mexico border.

Joining in filing the lawsuit are the attorneys general of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Virginia.

(Source: AP)

Fire Breaks Out at Shoe Factory in Delhi's Narela

A fire broke out at a shoe factory in the Narela Industrial area in Delhi in the wee hours of Tuesday. Twelve fire tenders are present at the spot.

(Source: ANI)

4 Dead, 9 Injured in Accident in Bihar's Munger

Four people died and nine were injured after a collision between a truck and a motor rickshaw near Haveli Kharagpur in Bihar's Munger. The injured have been admitted to a hospital and their treatment is underway.

(Source: ANI)

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7 Dead, 3 Injured in Accident on Yamuna Expressway

Seven people have been killed and three seriously injured after an ambulance van hit a car on the Yamuna Expressway in UP's Mathura.

(Source: ANI)

5 Dead, 3 Injured in Accident in UP's Bulandshahr

Five people died and three were seriously injured after a car hit two pedestrians and fell into a canal in Anupshahr in UP's Bulandshahr.

(Source: ANI)

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Two Dead After MLA's Car Hits Them in Karnataka

Two people who were returning from Kollur Temple in Karnataka died after BJP Chikmagalur MLA CT Ravi's car hit them near Kunigal on Monday night. Four people, including CT Ravi, were also injured in the accident.

(Source: ANI)

Goods Train Derails in Dhanbad

A goods train derailed on Tuesday in between Khalari-Ray stations of Barkakana-Garhwa road section of Dhanbad division in Jharkhand.

Several train were diverted and cancelled due to the derailment.

Anuj Sharma Takes Charge as Kolkata CP After Rajeev Kumar

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who has been in the centre of a controversy over the CBI questioning him in the Saradha chit fund scam case, handed over charge to Anuj Sharma. Kumar has now been posted as ADG & IGP, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), West Bengal.

MK Stalin Lashes out at AIADMK, PMK

DMK President MK Stalin lashes out at AIADMK, saying, “AIADMK and PMK formed an alliance and agreed on 7 seats of Lok Sabha. Chief of PMK, Dr Ramadoss had criticised them for corruption. In fact, he has even brought out a book on the corrupt practices of Jayalalithaa, present Tamil Nadu chief minister and Dy CM. Is he not ashamed of this?”

(Source: ANI)

Kashmiri Youth Take Part in Army Recruitment Drive

Several Kashmiri youth take part in an army recruitment drive for 111 vacancies in Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir.

(Source: ANI)

Britain Will Not Take Part in Eu Parliament Elections: Callanan

Britain will not take part in the elections to the European Parliament in May because it will leave the European Union on March 29th, junior Brexit minister Martin Callanan told reporters on Tuesday.

(Source: Reuters)

Israel Extends Unconditional Help to India

Israel offers unconditional help. Whatever India needs to defend itself there is "no limit", Israeli envoy told PTI.

“ We are here to help our close friend India to defend itself especially against terrorism,” he said.

Boycott Everything Kashmiri, Says Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday, 19 February, supported a call for a boycott of "everything Kashmiri", including the Amarnath Yatra and purchasing products from the state.

Roy, who describes himself as a right-wing Hindu socio-political thinker, writer, ideologue on Twitter, went on the microblogging site to air his views.

(Source: PTI)

Sensex Ends 145.83 Points Lower

Sensex ends 145.83 points lower at 35,352.61. Nifty falls 36.60 points to 10,604.35.

(Source: PTI)

Patna HC Strikes Down Bihar Govt's Rule of Allotting Bungalows to Ex-CMs for Lifetime

The Patna High Court Tuesday struck down rules allowing the Bihar government to allot official bungalows to former chief ministers for lifetime, terming the allotment as "unconstitutional" and "misuse" of hard-earned public money.

(Source: PTI)

A Member From Each Household in India Should Participate in Army: TMC MP

Abhishek Banerjee, TMC MP said on Tuesday, 19 February, “In the years gone by, there have been informal discussions with regard to the participation of a member from each household in India in the armed forces. I believe the time is ripe for the legislature to discuss this issue in earnest.”

“Our jawans keep our borders safe. They sacrifice their lives so that we can stay safe. Before bullet trains, we need bullet proof jackets for our jawans. Today is the time, more than ever, to stand by them,” he said.

(Source: ANI)

At Least 6 Killed in IED Blast in Afghan

At least six people were killed in an IED blast in Qarghaee district in Laghman province of Afghanistan at around 11 am on Tuesday, 19 February.

(Source: ANI)

I-T Dept Raids Divi's Lab Premises

Drug firm Divi's Laboratories Tuesday said income tax department has conducted raids at its premises, including its head office and manufacturing sites, between 14-18 February.

(Source: PTI)

Odisha Bags Tourism Award

Odisha has won the 'Tourism Leadership Award' at a recent event in Mumbai, a senior state government official said on Tuesday.

Odisha Tourism bagged the honour at the Global MICE & Luxury Travel Congress and Awards, he said.

(Source: PTI)

CIC Seeks Inclusion in Warrant of Precedence

The Central Information Commission will soon approach the government for inclusion of the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners in the warrant of precedence which gives hierarchy of government functionaries for protocol purposes, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Pakistan Interested in Advancing Its Ties with Israel: Qureshi

Pakistan is interested in advancing its ties with Israel if there is an improvement in the political situation in the region, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said.

Qureshi's remarks assume significance as Pakistan does not recognise Israel and the two nations have no diplomatic ties.

(Source: PTI)

Protests Rock Jammu Amid Curfew

Protests were held Tuesday in Jammu city against the Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel, even as curfew remained in force here following massive demonstrations.

(Source: PTI)

AMU Students End Agitation After Assurance from Varsity Officials

Students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) ended their six-day-old agitation here to protest against the booking of 14 students under sedition charges, after a meeting between varsity administration, district officials and leaders of the students' union.

(Source: PTI)

Kim Has No Intentions of Giving Up Nuclear Weapons: North Korean Diplomat

A former North Korean diplomat says Kim Jong-Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees the upcoming Trump-Kim Summit as a chance for Kim to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state.

(Source: AP)

SpiceJet to Start 12 New Domestic Flights from 31 March

SpiceJet on Tuesday stated that it will start 12 new direct flights on its domestic network from March 31, 2019.

"SpiceJet is the first Indian carrier to introduce daily direct flights on the Bhopal-Surat-Bhopal, Gorakhpur-Mumbai-Gorakhpur and Jaipur-Dharamshala-Jaipur sectors," the airline said in its statement.

(Source: PTI)

AIADMK-BJP Alliance For Lok Sabha Announced

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy, Deputy CM O Panneerselvam and Union Minister Piyush Goyal in Chennai after having talks on BJP-AIADMK alliance.

AIADMK and BJP will have an alliance for Lok Sabha elections which will be a mega and winning alliance.

(Source: ANI)

China, Iran Meet Amid Efforts to Preserve Nuclear Deal

The foreign ministers of China and Iran met in Beijing on Tuesday amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

Source: AP

7 of Family Get Life Imprisonment in 'Honour Killing' Case

A court at Khambhaliya in Dwarka district of Gujarat on Tuesday awarded life sentence to seven members of a family, including two women, for the 'honour killing' of a married couple in 2014.

(Source: PTI)

KCR Suggests 'Amnesty Scheme' to Disclose Black Money

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Tuesday said the Centre needs to come out with an 'amnesty scheme' for tax evaders in order to encourage them to disclose black money.

(Source: PTI)

China Urges Restraint by India, Pakistan on Pulwama Terror Attack

China on Tuesday urged restraint by India and Pakistan amid escalating tensions over the Pulwama terror attack and called on both the countries to peacefully resolve their issues through dialogue as soon as possible.

(Source: PTI)

Bernie Sanders To Run For US President in 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces bid for Democratic nomination for president in 2020.

(Source: AP)

Designer Karl Lagerfeld Passes Away: Sources

Designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, says a source close to Chanel

(Source: Reuters)

Suicide Bomber Who Killed 27 Members of Iran's Guards Was Pakistani

The man who carried out a suicide bombing which killed 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards near the border with Pakistan last week was Pakistani, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

(Source: Reuters)

HC Junks Plea Asking Media to Use 'Martyr' for Reporting Casualties in Terror Attacks

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking directions to the media to use the words "martyr" or "shaheed", instead of "killed", when reporting deaths of security personnel in terror or other attacks.

(Source: PTI)

Security Tightened After Threat to Blow Up Railway Station: Nashik Cops

Security around several important establishments in Nashik, including the Devlali railway station and Currency Note Press, has been tightened after a letter was received by police with a threat to blow them up, a senior official said Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

Major Bureaucratic Reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir administration Tuesday ordered transfers and postings of 10 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 24 Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officers, replacing 11 Deputy Commissioners across the state.

Director (Information) was among others who were transferred with immediate effect, an order issued by the General Administration department said.

(Source: PTI)

Athawale Launches RPI-A Nagaland Unit

The Nagaland unit of the Republican Party of India - Athawale (RPI-A) was launched on Tuesday by party president and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale.

(Source: PTI)

SC Expresses Concern over Illegal Migrants Lodged in Detention Centres in Assam for Long

The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed concern over thousands of illegal migrants being kept in detention centres for years in Assam without being repatriated or deported to their countries of origin.

(Source: PTI)

Bihar Seat Allocation Likely to Be Finalised Next Week

Seat allocation among Bihar's ruling NDA constituents is likely to be finalised by next week and would be announced ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's visit to the state on 3 March.

(Source: IANS)

Vadra Skips Ed Appearance, Cites Bad Health

Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Tuesday skipped his scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case probe, citing his bad health, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Bangladesh Shuts 20,000 Websites in Anti-Porn 'War'

Bangladesh authorities have blocked almost 20,000 websites as part of an anti-pornography "war", a minister said Tuesday.

Internet providers in the conservative Muslim-majority nation took down pornography and gambling websites in the past week under orders from the telecommunications regulator.

(Source: PTI)

Japanese Car Maker Honda to Close Uk Car Plant

Japanese car maker Honda to close UK car plant, cutting 3,500 jobs.

(Source: Reuters)

7 Islands in Andamans, Lakshadweep Identified for Seaplane Operations

Seven islands in the Andamans and Lakshadweep have been identified for seaplane operations while private sector participation has been invited for tourism-based projects in the two archipelagos, the Home Ministry said Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

1,190 Naxals Killed Since 2010, Reveals RTI Query

As many as 1,190 Left Wing Extremists, also called Naxals, have been killed by security forces in the country since 2010, an RTI response has revealed.

(Source: PTI)

Inequalities Have Increased Due to BJP's Casteist Behaviour: Mayawati

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) hit out at the ruling BJP on Tuesday, saying that owing to the saffron party's casteist behaviour and communal hatred, inequalities had increased in the country and its social fabric was disintegrating.

(Source: PTI)

80 Graves Vandalised at Jewish Cemetery in France

Around 80 graves have been daubed with swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials said, hours ahead of nationwide marches on Tuesday against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks.

(Source: AFP)

Suicide Bomber Kills Three Police in Historic Heart of Cairo

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said on Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

Yellow Weather Warning Issued for Heavy Snowfall, Rain in HP

The Meteorological department has issued fresh yellow weather warning for heavy snowfall in high, mid hills and rains in low hill, plains of Himachal Pradesh on February 20 and 21, an official said Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

Jadavpur University VC Heckled & Manhandled by Students

Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University Prof Suranjan Das Tuesday claimed that he was heckled and manhandled by a section of students agitating over the issue of holding students union elections in the varsity.

(Source: PTI)

Gehlot Seeks Rs 1000-Cr Under MGNREGA From Centre

Rajasthan government has demanded a fund of Rs 1,000 crore under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme for the current financial year.

(Source: PTI)

Photos of Pak Cricketers Removed From HP Cricket Association Statium

13 photos of Pakistani cricketers, including Imran Khan and Wasim Akram, that were hanged inside the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium were removed on Feb 19, an official said.

(Source: IANS)

2 Dead as Truck Falls in 300-Feet-Deep Gorge in UP

Two persons were killed and two others injured when the truck they were travelling in fell in a 300-feet-deep gorge at Hanuman ghati here, police said Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

Rajasthan Minister Demands Repeal of Article 370

Rajasthan Soldier Welfare Minister and Congress leader Pratap Singh Khachariyawas on Tuesday demanded the scrapping of Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

(Source: PTI)

Will Contest LS Polls If Kept Away from Maha Cong-NCP Front: SP

The Samajwadi Party in Maharashtra Tuesday threatened to field its candidates for Lok Sabha polls if the party is not inducted into the proposed Congress-NCP alliance.

(Source: PTI)

France to Move Proposal at UN to Ban JeM Chief Masood Azhar

In a significant development, France will be moving a proposal at the UN in a "couple of days" to ban Masood Azhar, chief of the UN-proscribed JeM which has claimed responsibility of the Pulwama terror strike that left 40 CRPF personnel dead, French sources said on Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

IAF Cancels Suryakiran Airshow For 20 Feb

IAF’s SuryaKiran aircraft not to take part in aerobatic display for AeroIndia 2019 show in Bengaluru after two aircraft crashed due to mid-air collision on 19 February killing one pilot, IAF officials said.

(Source: IANS)

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Operative Held in West Bengal

A member of terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was arrested from Santragachi railway station in Howrah district, the police said Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

PM Modi to Inaugurate First Phase of Metro Rail Project in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would on March 4 inaugurate the first phase of the Metro Rail Project in Ahmedabad and the newly-built civil hospital, the Gujarat Legislative Assembly was told Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

Cabinet Approves Several Ordinances

Union Cabinet approves the promulgation of the Companies (Second Amendment) Ordinance 2019 and for replacement of the said Ordinance in Parliament by a replacement Bill.

Cabinet approves a proposal for promulgation of Indian Medical Council (Amendment Second Ordinance-2019), also approves additional DA of 3% over the existing rate of 9% to govt. employees and dearness relief to pensioners from 1.1.2019.

Cabinet approves construction of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut covering a distance of 82.15 kms. (68.03 kms. elevated and 14.12 km. underground) at a total completion cost of Rs. 30,274 crores.

(Source: ANI)

25 Lankan Fishermen Held for Fishing in Indian Waters

Twenty five Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested and five Lankan fishing boats seized for allegedly fishing illegally in Indian waters about 90 km off Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

Union Cabinet Nod to Triple Talaq Ordinance: Jaitley

Union Cabinet nod to Triple Talaq ordinance, said Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

(Source: PTI)

Several Dead in Avalanche at Swiss Ski Station

Several people 'buried' in avalanche at Swiss ski station, said police.

(AFP)

Kerala Police Arrests Peethambaran For Alleged Murder of 2 Congress Youth Workers

Kerala Police has arrested CPI (M) Periya area committee member Peethambaran, in connection with the murder of two Youth Congress workers in Kasargod.

(ANI)

Arun Mishra, Renuka Murmu Join BJP

Educationist Arun Kumar Mishra and Sahibganj Zilla Parishad chairperson Renuka Murmu Tuesday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Jayant Sinha and partys state unit president Laxman Gilua.

(Source: PTI)

Guj Doc on Run After Being Accused of Rape Held in Mumbai

A Vadodara-based doctor who was on the run after being accused of rape by his colleague has been arrested from Mumbai, a senior police official said here Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

Cabinet Hikes DA by 3 Percent from 1 January

Cabinet hikes DA by 3 percent from 1 January for central government employees and pensioners, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

(Source: PTI)

Civil Services Prelims Exam on June 2; EWS Quota to Be Applicable: Govt

The civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others will be held on June 2, and eligible aspirants will be able to get the benefits of reservation for economically weaker sections, the government said on Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Rajouri

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir at 7 pm on Tuesday, 19 February.

(Source: ANI)

Air Quality in Delhi in Poor Category: CPCB

The air quality in the national capital was recorded in the 'poor' category on Tuesday, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said.

(Source: PTI)

Man Held with Gold Bars Worth Rs 60 Lakh at Delhi Airport

A man has been apprehended at the Delhi airport for allegedly carrying gold bars worth Rs 60 lakh in his baggage in violation of the rules, a senior official said Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

LS Polls: Sonia Gandhi to Contest From Rae Bareli, Says Sources

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will be contesting the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from the Congress bastion of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, party sources said on 19 February, seeking to end speculation of her retirement.

(IANS)

Farmers' March from Nashik to Reach Mumbai on Feb 27: AIKS

Accusing the BJP-led Central and Maharashtra governments of betraying farmers, the All India Kisan Sabha Tuesday said several peasants' groups would once again take out a long march from Nashik beginning Wednesday.

(Source: PTI)

Defence Ministry Places Order for 114 Dhanush Indigenous Artillery Guns

Defence Ministry places order for 114 Dhanush indigenous artillery guns to Ordnance Factory Board. The guns are capable of being deployed in both desert and mountainous terrains.

(Source: ANI)

Venezuela Military Vows 'Unrestricted' Loyalty to President

Venezuela military vows 'unrestricted' loyalty to President Maduro.

(Source: AFP)

Twitter Strengthens Political Ads Policy Ahead of India Elections

Twitter on Tuesday said it would now provide details including ad spends and impressions data of tweets from political entities to users in India as it attempts to bring in greater transparency on its platform, ahead of general elections in the country.

(Source: PTI)

Pakistan Shooters Not Taking Part in New Delhi World Cup

Pakistan will not participate in the shooting World Cup in New Delhi after a top official of the national federation confirmed Tuesday that its marksmen had not been issued visas by the Indian High Commission.

(Source: PTI)

Gujarat BJP leader's Website Hacked

A personal website of Gujarat BJP vice-president I K Jadeja was hacked Tuesday and "Pakistan Zindabad" was written on it, he said.

(Source: PTI)

Seven Children from Same Family Die in Canada House Fire

Seven children from the same family lost their lives in a fire that ravaged their home on Canada's Atlantic coast, police said Tuesday.

The victims were Syrian refugees, according to public broadcaster CBC.

(Sources: AFP)

I-T Raids Underway in Four Locations in MP

An Income Tax (IT) raid is underway at four locations in Madhya Pradesh, including house and office, of a road contractor Nilay Jain, in Bhopal's Arera Colony.

Rs one crore in cash from his house and Rs 70 lakh from bank locker have been seized, reported ANI.

Hindi Literary Critic Namvar Singh Passes Away

Hindi literary critic & author Professor Namvar Singh passed away at the AIIMS Trauma Centre in Delhi on 19 February.

(Source: ANI)

Level-3 Fire Breaks out in Mumbai's Bhulabhai Desai Marg

A level-three fire broke out in Mumbai’s Dharam Villa building at Bhulabhai Desai Marg on Wednesday, 20 February, reported ANI. Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire has been doused and no casualties have been reported.

(Source: ANI)

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