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Delhi HC To Hear Plea Seeking Court-Monitored CBI Probe Into Gargi Case

Delhi High Court will hear today a plea seeking court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged molestation of students during a cultural festival at Gargi College on 6 February.

(Source: ANI)

Two Killed in Police Encounter in Delhi

Two criminals were killed in an encounter with police in Pul Prahladpur area in Delhi. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

4 Killed, Dozens Injured in Karachi Gas Leak

At least four died and over a dozen have been injured after gas leaked in Karachi’s Keamari on Sunday, 16 February evening, Pakistan media reported quoting police.

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh to Visit Myanmar

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, to visit Myanmar from 17 February to 20. The visit is intended to consolidate and enhance the bilateral maritime relations between India and Myanmar.

(Source: ANI)

Naval Helicopter Intercepts Sri Lankan Boat Within Indian Waters

Naval helicopter from Indian Naval Air Station, Ramnad intercepted a Sri Lankan boat within Indian waters off Dhanushkodi on 15 February. The boat was illegally carrying 3.5 kg of gold which was confiscated; Further investigation underway.

Karti Chidambaram Seeks Trial Court Permission to Travel Abroad

Congress leader Karti Chidambaram, who is facing charges in aircel maxis and INX media case has moved an application seeking trial court permission to travel to go to London and France for 2 weeks to attend several tennis matches. Meanwhile a special court in Delhi issues notice to ED and CBI on Karti’s plea seeking permission to travel abroad. Karti is currently on bail in the matters.

PM Modi Addresses 13th Convention on Conversation of Migratory Species

PM Modi addressed the 13th Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species in Gandhinagar via video conference, during his address, the Prime Minister said that India is one of the most diverse countries of the world. With 2.4% of world’s land area, it contributes about 8% of the known global biodiversity

Airtel Pays Rs 10,000 Crore to Govt Towards AGR Dues

After Supreme Court rap and the government's stringent deadline, Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has paid Rs 10,000 crore to the telecom department towards statutory dues. The company said it will make payment of the balance amount after self assessment exercise.

Karnataka Governor Addresses Joint Session of K'taka Assembly

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala addressed the joint session of the Karnataka Assembly and Legislative Council on the first day of the session. The session will conclude on 20 February.

Three Engineering Students From Kashmir Re- Arrested

The three Kashmiri engineering students a college here facing sedition charges were arrested again on Monday, 17 February after protests broke out against the police for releasing them on execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC.

The trio, students of a private engineering college, were arrested on Saturday, 15 February for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting it on social media on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack that left scores of CRPF soldiers dead at Pulwama in Kashmir.

They were let off on Sunday execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC.

Vistara Codeshare Pact With US-Based United Airlines Comes Into Effect

Tata-SIA joint venture airline Vistara on Monday said its code share pact with the US carrier United Airlines has come into effect from last Friday, 14 February.

The two airlines had signed the code share pact that allows United Airlines to book seats for its passengers on Vistara's flights in India last June.

Code sharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence.

Fire Breaks out in GST Bhavan, in Mazgaon Area in Mumbai

A level III fire has broken out in GST Bhavan, in Mazgaon area of Mumbai. No injuries have been reported so far.

Peninsula Command to Be Rolled out by End of 2021: CDS Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat who is in Delhi stated that the army plans to create a Peninsula Command with Navy’s Eastern and Western Command under it. The area of the Command is planned to start from Sir Creek area in west and Sunderbans in east and downwards.

Maharashtra Govt to Carry out Parallel Inquiry in Bhima Koregaon Case

Nawab Malik, Maharashtra Minority Affairs Minister & Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader said that state government will carry out a parallel Inquiry in Bhima Koregaon case through SIT, he further mentioned that state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh will make a decision soon, over forming the SIT.

MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar Slams Turkish President's Remark on J&K

MEA media spokesperson Raveesh Kumar while interacting in a press conference replied to Turkish President Erdogan’s remark on Jammu and Kashmir, the MEA spokesperson said that India has made a strong demarche with Turkish Govt on remarks made by President Erdogan on Indian Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir during his recent visit to Islamabad. These remarks reflect neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy.

Private Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing in Andhra Pradesh

A private aircraft that was going from Mysuru to Bellary made an emergency landing at Eradikera village in Brahma Samudram Mandal in Anantapur, on Monday, 17 January. The aircraft had to make an emergency landing due to fuel leakage. There were 2 pilots & 1 technician in the chopper and no injuries, nor any property loss due to the emergency landing.

IAS Officer Rajiv Bansal Takes Charge as CMD of Air India

IAS officer Rajiv Bansal took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India on Monday, 17 January.

Former Chief Secretary of Tripura YP Singh Arrested

Former Chief Secretary of Tripura Y P Singh who was wanted in the Rs 600 crore PWD scam has been arrested in Ghaziabad on 17 February. Officials of Tripura Police Crime Branch will bring Singh to Agartala & produce him before the court.

24 Killed in Church Attack in Africa’s Burkina Faso

At least 24 people were killed in a church attack in West Africa’s Burkino Faso.

(Source: AFP)

6 Killed as Van Rams Into Truck in Haryana's Hisar District

At least six people were killed and several injured when a van rammed into truck in Haryana's Hisar district on Monday, police said.

(Source: PTI)

5 Dead, Several Injured in a Blast in Quetta

At least five people were killed and several injured in a blast in Quetta, Balochistan.

(Source: ANI)

Man Allegedly Beaten to Death by 3 Youths After Altercation in MP

A 24-year-old man in pick-up truck was beaten to death allegedly by three youths on motorcycles after an altercation in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

20 Killed in Niger Food Distribution Stampede

At least 20 people were killed in Niger in food distribution stampede.

(Source: AFP)

Patidar Agitation Case: Gujarat HC Rejects Bail Plea of Cong Leader Hardik Patel

Gujarat High Court has rejected the bail plea of Congress leader Hardik Patel in the 2015 Patidar agitation case. The case was registered at Vastrapur police station.

(Source: ANI)

EC Sushil Chandra Nominated for Proposed J&K Delimitation Commission

CEC Sunil Arora has named fellow commissioner Sushil Chandra as his nominee for the proposed J&K Delimitation Commission.

(Source: PTI)

Javelin Thrower Amit Dahiya Banned for 4 Years for Sending Proxy to Furnish Dope Sample

In a "landmark" decision by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the NADA, Haryana's Amit Dahiya has been banned for four years for evading dope sample collection by sending a proxy during the National Javelin Throw Open Championships last year.

Dahiya had finished third with a best throw of 68.21m in the event held at Sonepat, Haryana on April 16, 2019. After the event, the 21-year-old Dahiya was asked by the National Anti-Doping Doping officials to furnish his dope samples but he instead sent another person to the collection room.

(Source: PTI)

Two Dead, 25 in Hospital After Toxic Gas Leak in Karachi

Two people have died, while a total of 25 people have shifted to a hospital due to toxic gas leakage in Keamari, Karachi, Pakistan media reports.

(Source: ANI)

Sabarimala: Law Can Regulate Offerings at Religious Places If Used for Terrorism, Casinos, Says SC

A 9-judge bench of the Supreme Court observed on Monday that making offerings at places of worship may be a religious practice, but the law can regulate the money donated at such places if it is used for "terrorism" or "running casinos".

(Source: PTI)