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West Bengal: Six Rohingyas Arrested at the Indo-Nepal Border
Six Rohingyas were arrested by the Border Interaction Team of 41 Bn, SSB at Panitanki in Indo-Nepal border. They were produced before the Siliguri Court today. Among them two were sent to correctional home while the other four were given police custody.
TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas Shot Dead
Satyajit Biswas, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA from Krishnaganj, Nadia was shot dead. More details awaited.
Jammu and Kashmir: One Jawan Injured
One jawan was injured after ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Nowshera sector.
Mumbai: Actor Mahesh Anand Found Dead
Yesteryear Bollywood Actor Mahesh Anand was found dead at his residence in Mumbai earlier today. The reason behind his death is yet to be ascertained; the body has been sent to Cooper Hospital for postmortem.
Hyderabad: Medical Negligence at NIMS, Scissor Left in Patient's Abdomen During Surgery
A man filed a complaint against doctors of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) for leaving a scissor in his wife's abdomen during surgery.
Two doctors have been booked for alleged medical negligence. The case was registered against them on various charges, including causing hurt by an act of endangering life or personal safety of others, they said.
NIMS Director K Manohar told PTI that a three member team would conduct an inquiry into the incident.
He said, “the patient complained of pain in her abdomen. She had undergone a hernia surgery on 2 November, 2018. Today, an artery forcep was found in her abdomen after tests. The medical team removed it after an operation. She is stable now. The internal committee will investigate it”
Apollo Hospitals Asks Madras HC for Stay on Jayalalithaa Death Probe
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chennai has approached Madras High Court seeking interim stay on proceedings of the Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry, which is probing the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Andhra Pradesh: DRI Seizes 865 Kg of Cannabis
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Visakhapatnam Regional Unit seized 865 kg of Cannabis from a truck near Nathayyapalem in Gajuwaka, on 9 February.
The contraband was found concealed under banana stalks in the truck. A case has been registered and two accused have been arrested. The probe is on for further details.
Tripura: PM Modi Unveils Maharaja Bikram Kishore Debbarman Statue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the statue of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur in Agartala, Tripura.
Arun Jaitley Returns to India After Treatment
Arun Jailtey who was in New York for treatment has returned home. In a tweet Jaitley said, “Delighted to be back home.”
Spain: One Person Dead in Passenger Train Collision
Authorities in northeastern Spain say two passenger trains have rammed head-on into each other on a track near Barcelona, killing one person.
TN Budget 2019 Evokes Mixed Response from Opposition
The Tamil Nadu Budget invited mixed reactions from various quarters minutes after it was presented in the Assembly by O Panneerselvam, the Deputy Chief Minister of the state who also holds the finance portfolio.
Among others, Leader of Opposition and DMK President MK Stalin slammed the budget outside the Assembly and said that it was a useless budget.
(The News Minute)
Kerala Nuns and Save Our Sisters to Launch Protest Against Transfer Order
Following the historic protest at Kochi’s Vanchi square last year to get rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested, the Save our Sisters (SOS) forum along with the nuns are planning to launch another protest, this time against their transfer order.
(The News Minute)
Twitter CEO, Top Officials Decline to Appear Before Parliamentary Committee on IT
The CEO of Twitter and top officials have declined to appear before the upcoming Parliamentary Committee on IT.
Swine Flu Outbreak: Health Ministry Sends 2 Teams to Gujarat, Punjab
In view of rising cases of swine flu and deaths due to the disease in Gujarat and Punjab, the Union Health Ministry has sent two teams to assess the situation and assist the states in strengthening their response mechanism to contain the ailment.
Fifty-four deaths and 1,187 cases were reported in Gujarat till February 7, while 30 deaths and 301 cases were reported from Punjab, according to data by the Health Ministry.
Notice Sent to ECI Demanding Rules for Whatsapp, Facebook
The Centre for Accountability & Systemic Change has sent a notice to the Election Commission demanding them to form certain rules for WhatsApp, Facebook and social media companies ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha. The legal notice states that if the Election Commission does not act, the matter will be taken to Court.
Four Dead After Wall of Old House Collapses in Chitradurga
Four people, including three children, die after the wall of an old house collapsed in Ramajogihalli Village of Chitradurga district on Saturday, 9 February.
PM Modi Inaugurates DD Arun Prabha Channel, Projects in Itanagar
PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the DD Arun Prabha Channel, the upgraded Tezu Airport in Arunachal Pradesh, the 110 MW Pare hydroelectric project and 50 health and wellness centres in Itanagar on Saturday, 9 February.
Trump Announces Hanoi as Location for Summit with Kim Jong Un
US President Donald Trump has announced Hanoi, Vietnam as the location for a summit with the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un.
(ANI via AFP)
20 Trains Delayed Due to Fog, Low Visibility
20 trains to Delhi are running late on Saturday, 8 February due to fog and low visibility.
Death Toll in Illicit Liquor Incident in Saharanpur Rises to 18
The death toll has risen to 18 so far in the Saharanpur illicit liquor incident. According to the Saharanpur District Magistrate Alok Pandey, 42 people are still under treatment at the hospital.
100 Deaths Due to Swine Flu Since 1 Jan in Rajasthan
A total of 100 deaths due to swine flu have occurred between 1 January 2019 and 8 February 2019 in Rajasthan. The total number of positive cases reported are 2,793.