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Mela Dhosmochey Begins at J&K's Likir Monestery

Monks performed mask dance at the two-day-long 'Mela Dhosmochey' celebrated at Likir Monastery in Jammu and Kashmir.


Three Arrested for Cheating People in the Name of Solar Mission

Three persons arrested in Chhatari for cheating people in the name of Bharat Gramin Solar Mission, and selling them duplicate equipment. Police investigation underway.


Pompeo Speaks to Afghan President

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and emphasised the importance of an intra-Afghan dialogue and role of ceasefire in creating conditions for Afghan government, other Afghan leaders and Taliban to sit together and negotiate a political settlement.


Greater Efforts Will Be Needed to Reduce Fiscal Deficit: IMF

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said that greater efforts will be needed to reduce the fiscal deficit as the interim budget envisages a slower pace of fiscal consolidation than previously planned.

"The interim budget envisages a slower pace of fiscal consolidation than previously planned, delaying the time to reach the medium-term central-government debt target of 40 percent of GDP," Ranil Salgado, IMF mission chief for India told PTI.

(Source: PTI)

Indian Communication Satellite GSAT-31 Launched Successfully

India's 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully put into orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket belonging to Arianespace on early Wednesday, said Indian space agency ISRO and Arianespace.

According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the telecommunication satellite, GSAT-31 was successfully launched on February 06, 2019 from Kourou launch base, French Guiana by Ariane-5.

(Source: IANS)

Hindu Mahasabha's Pooja Pandey Arrested For Shooting Gandhi's Effigy

Aligarh police has arrested Hindu Mahasabha's Pooja Pandey and her husband Ashok Pandey from Tappal, for recreating Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

(Source: ANI)

UP Govt Forms SIT to Probe 1984 Riots

The Uttar Pradesh government forms SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Kanpur.

(Source: ANI)

Police Detains 3 Soldiers For Killing Aurangzeb

Army detains 3 soldiers for the killing of Aurangzeb. They are being questioned over charges that they shared information about his movements.

(Source: News18)

Case Registered Against KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya & Karan Johar

Case registered against Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul & Karan Johar in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur for comments made during Johar's talk show in December last year.

(Source: ANI)

NSA Slapped Against 3 Cow Slaughter Accused in MP

NSA slapped against 3 accused of cow slaughter in the sensitive Khandwa region of Madhya Pradesh. The accused have also been booked under relevant sections of the Prohibition Of Cow Slaughter Act.

(Source: News18)

PoK Activists Protest Against Pak Foreign Minister

Protest by PoK activists in London against Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi outside the hotel he is staying in.

(Source: ANI)

Trump Announces a Second Summit with Kim Jong-un

US President Trump announced during his State of the Union speech that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam on February 27 and 28 February.

(Source: CNN)

Karnataka: Siddaramaiah Issues Another Notice to Dissenting MLAs

Another notice issued by Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah to the four dissenting party MLAs to give their explanation to him before or after the assembly session.

(Source: ANI)

Madhya Pradesh Doctor Arrested for Brutal Murder of Servant

Dr Sunil Mantri arrested for allegedly killing his servant&later chopping his body into pieces, in Hoshangabad. According to police, the doctor committed crime after the servant objected to doctor’s close relationship with his (servant’s) wife.

(Source: ANI)

Sensex Jumps Over 250 Points; Nifty Reclaims 11,000

Early trade opened high led by gains in IT and metal stocks amid heavy buying by domestic and foreign institutional investors.

(Source: PTI)

UP: Two Youths Thrashed for Attempting to Rape Schoolgirl

Two youths were beaten up by people for allegedly attempting to rape a girl at a village in Muzaffarnagar reported police. The girl was rescued by locales, who caught two of the four youths and beat them up.

(Source: PTI)

India to Send Agreement on Kartarpur Corridor to Pakistan

The Indian government will soon send a draft to the Pakistan government on the finalisation of an agreement on the opening of Kartarpur corridor, reported The Indian Express.

Youth Arrested with Morphine Worth 39 Lakhs Near India-Nepal border

Sashastra Seema Bal arrested a Nepali youth with Morphine worth Rs. 39 lakhs, from Rupaidiha near India-Nepal border in Bahraich. A case has been registered and an investigation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

Kamal Haasan to Contest 2019 Lok Sabha Elections Alone

Kamal Haasan’s party Makkal Needhi Maiam will contest from all 40 seats. MKN is prepared to contest in the coming general elections alone rather than align with the DMK, in all the 40 constituencies in the state and Puducherry.

(Source: Times of India)

Aligarh: Couple Arrested for Recreating Gandhi's Assassination

Hindu Mahasabha’s Pooja Pandey and her husband Ashok Pandey were produced before local court. They were arrested from Tappal for recreating Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. Pandey says, "No regrets. We have not committed any crime. We have used our Constitutional right.

(Source: ANI)

Bengaluru: Protest in Karnataka Assembly by Opposition Parties

The Protest happened during Governor Vajubhai Vala's address. BJP alleged that the present government doesn't have the numbers ad is a minority government.

(Source: ANI)

JNU Sedition Case: Hearing Postponed to 28 February 2019

The Delhi Police has not yet been able to procure the required sanctions from the Delhi government and so the date for the hearing has been moved to 28 February in Delhi's Patiala House Court.

(Source: ANI)

NDMC Removes Posters of Priyanka, Rahul and Vadra Outside AICC Headquarters

Delhi: Posters of Robert Vadra along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi that were put up yesterday outside AICC headquarters, have been removed today.

Jagdish Sharma, Congress says, "Modi govt is doing dirty politics, last night the posters were put up here now being removed."(Source: ANI)

Congress Brawl: MLA Anand Singh Recovering, Reaches Karnataka Assembly

Bengaluru: Congress MLA Anand Singh was injured in an attack by Congress MLA KN Ganesh in January. Anand Singh says, "I am feeling better now and I am recovering."

(Source: ANI)

INX Media Case: Delhi HC Allows Chidambaram to File Additional Documents

Delhi High Court allows former Union minister P Chidambaram's application seeking to file an additional document in the case. Chidambaram had moved HC to place additional documents on record in his pending anticipatory bail plea case.

(Source: ANI)

Manoj Arora, Close Aide of Vadra Arrives in Delhi for Money Laundering Case

Manoj Arora, a close aide of Robert Vadra arrives at Delhi's Patiala House Court in connection with a money laundering case. His interim protection ends today.

(Source: ANI)

Pradeep Singh Kharola Appointed as Civil Aviation Secretary

Air India Chief Pradeep Singh Kharola was appointed as the civil aviation secretary.

Meanwhile, Sailesh, Secretary Dept of Official Language has been appointed as Secretary Ministry of Minority Affairs; he will continue to hold post of Secy Dept of Official Language on addnl charge basis.

(Source: ANI)

Mirage 2000 Aircraft Crash, Bengaluru: Air Force to Send Black Box to France

The Indian Air Force is to send the crashed Mirage 2000 black box to France to know the exact details of the mishap.

Two IAF pilots including Squadron Leaders Siddhartha Negi and Samir Abrol lost their lives in the crash at the HAL Airport in Bengaluru on 1 February 2019.

(Source: ANI)

Sensex Hits 37,000 for First Time Since September 2018

Sensex has hit 37,000 for the first time since 21 September last year, and Nifty has touched 11,065, reported NDTV.

According to BTVI, Reliance Industries Limited, ICICI Bank, TCS and Infosys contributed more than 200 points to Sensex.

Fire Breaks out at Army Quarters in Himachal's Yol Cant, No Injuries

A fire broke out at the Army's residential quarters in Yol Cantonment in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Wednesday afternoon, an official said.

The fire broke out at the house of Vijay Kumar inside the cantonment, which is near Dharamshala. No one was inside the house when the incident happened. Fire tenders were rushed soon after the incident came to notice and flames were doused within minutes, the official said.

(Source: PTI)

Jaipur: Three Dead, Three Injured in SUV-Bus Collision

Three persons were killed and as many injured in a head-on collision between an SUV and a bus in Rajasthan's Nagaur district on Wednesday, police said.

Two occupants of the vehicle died on the spot and a critically-injured person succumbed to his injuries on the way to a hospital. The injured have been admitted to a hospital, said the report.

(Source: PTI)

GoAir Flight from Ahmedabad Hits Snag in Engine, Returns to Airport

A GoAir airbus Neo aircraft flying from Ahmedabad to Kolkata on Wednesday, 6 February, returned to the Ahmedabad airport due to a snag in the engine. The flight, with 185 passengers on-board, landed safely.

(Source: ANI)

Mirage 2000 Crash: Lawyer Files PIL in SC Seeking Steps to Prevent Further Crashes

In the light of the recent Mirage 2000 aircraft crash in Bengaluru, lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava has filed a PIL in Supreme Court on Wednesday, 6 February, seeking a direction to the Centre to take appropriate steps to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future.

(Source: ANI)

Search Committee for Lokpal Invites Applications for Appointing Members

The Search Committee for Lokpal headed by Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai has invited applications for the purpose of appointment of Chairperson and Members of Lokpal.

(Source: ANI)

Seven Held Guilty for Killing Two Youths That Led to 2013 Muzaffarnagar Riots

A local court on Wednesday held seven men guilty of killing two youths in Kawal village in an attack which is said to have triggered the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots that led to the killings of over 60 people.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Himashu Bhatnagar convicted Muzammil, Mujassim, Furkan, Nadeem, Janangir, Afzal and Ikbal for killing Gaurav and Sachin on 27 August, 2013 and rioting, said district prosecution counsel Rajiv Sharma.

The court will pronounce the quantum of their sentences on Friday.

(Source: PTI)

Encounter Between Security Forces and Militants in Pulwama

An exchange of fire is underway between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. The area has been cordoned off. No casualties have been reported so far.

(Source: ANI)

Security Personnel Injured in Militant Attack on CRPF Camp in Kulgam, J&K

Militants on Wednesday, 6 February launched a grenade at a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam which blasted in an open ground. One security personnel sustained splinter injuries and was immediately taken to Government Hospital, Kulgam. His condition is stable.

(Source: ANI)

One Militant Killed in Pulwama Encounter

One militant has been killed in the encounter between security forces and militants in Pulwama. The search operation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

Uttarakhand Approves 10 Percent Reservation in Education, Employment

Uttarakhand has approved 10 percent reservation in education and employment opportunities for economically weaker sections.

(Source: ANI)

Life Size Portrait of Vajpayee to be Installed in Central Hall, Parliament

A life-size portrait of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be installed in the Central Hall of Parliament on 12 February.

(Source: ANI)

One Dead, 22 Injured After Mini-Bus Overturns in Udhampur, J&K

One person has been killed and 22 injured after a mini-bus overturned on Dhar Road, Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir earlier on Wednesday. The injured were immediately shifted to the district hospital.

(Source: ANI)

ED Files Prosecution Complaint Against Maoist Leader Binay Yadav for Money Laundering

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a Prosecution Complaint under PMLA against Binay Yadav, a Maoist leader and active member of the Bihar Regional Committee of CPI (Maoist) and his family members for their involvement in money laundering.

(Source: ANI)

MHA Launches Recruitment Drive to Fill Over 76,000 Posts in CAPFs

The Union Home Ministry has launched a massive recruitment drive to fill 76,578 vacancies, including 7,646 posts for women, in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

In a statement, the home ministry said out of these vacancies, 54,953 posts are for the constable cadre and they will be hired through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

Out of the 54,953 posts of constables, the CRPF has the maximum 21,566 vacancies, followed by the BSF (16,984 posts), the SSB (8,546 posts), the ITBP (4,126 posts) and the Assam Rifles (3,076 posts) and the remaining being in the CISF and other CAPFs.

(Source: PTI)

Heavy Rain Forecast in Uttarakhand Tomorrow, Schools, Anganwadi Centres to Remain Closed

All schools and anganwadi centres in Bageshwar, Tehri, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Champawat areas of Uttarakhand will remain closed on Thursday, 7 February, in light of heavy rain forecast in the mountain ranges of the state.

(Source: ANI)

Bhopal District Collector Declares District Drought Affected

The Bhopal district collector, Sudam Khade has declared the district as drought affected. A list of conditions has been issued in the light of the matter. The conditions will remain applicable till 31 July, 2019.

(Source: ANI)

91 Deaths Due to Swine Flu Between 1 January and 6 February

91 deaths have occurred between 1 January 2019 and 6 February 2019 due to swine flu in Rajasthan. Jodhpur district registered 26 deaths, which is the highest in the state. A total of 12,279 cases were tested, out of which 2606 were found to be positive.

(Source: ANI)

Andhra Assembly Passes Resolution Asking Centre to Consider SC Christian Converts as SCs

The Andhra Pradesh assembly has passed a unanimous resolution appealing to central govt to consider members of SC community, who converted to Christianity, as belonging to their original caste only and apply reservations accordingly.

(Source: ANI)

Engine of Goods Train Derails in Katihar, Bihar

The engine of a goods train derailed near Cabin No. 1, Katihar rail yard in Bihar on Wednesday, 6 February. Rail traffic has been affected. The Railway Protection Force and railway officials are present at the spot. Further information is awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Health Ministry Scrambles to Assist States in Containing Swine Flu Cases

In view of soaring cases of swine flu and deaths due to the disease in 11 states, including Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab, the Union Health Ministry has deputed a public health team to Rajasthan to assess the situation and assist the state in strengthening its response.

Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan also directed officials to send additional teams to Gujarat and Punjab.

(Source: PTI)

US President Donald Trump Nominates David Malpass as World Bank Head

US President Donald Trump nominates World Bank critic David Malpass to lead the lender.


Mumbai: Car Rams Into Divider at Worli

A car met with an accident after it rammed into a divider in Worli, at around 1 am today. No one was injured.


Twi Die After Consuming Poisonous Liquor

Two men died after allegedly consuming poisonous liquor in Tarya Sujan. Bodies sent for postmortem. Families allege that illegal liquor trade takes place in the area in knowledge of local police. Police say, 'disciplinary action will be taken if claims are found to be true.'


MP Students Evicted from Hostel for Reporting on Molestation

Minor girl and her two brothers were evicted from their school hostel allegedly after the girl lodged a police complaint against hostel in-charge named Kallu for molesting her. Police investigation is underway.


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