Highlights at 1230 hours

New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1230 hours: NATION DEL7 JK-FAESAL-PSA Shah Faesal booked under PSA Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has booked former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal under the controversial Public Safety Act, official sources said on Saturday.

DEL4 KASHMIR-MEA India rejects Turkish President Erdogan's comments on Kashmir New Delhi: India on Saturday criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments on Kashmir and asked him not to interfere in India's internal affairs.

MDS1 TN-CITIZENSHIP-VIOLENCE 4 cops hurt as anti-CAA protest by Muslims turns violent in Chennai Chennai: An anti-CAA protest by Muslims turned violent when a group of protesters clashed with police here, leaving four personnel injured.

DEL8 JK-FIRING Pak violates ceasefire in J&K's Kathua Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Saturday violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on forward posts and villages along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district early on Saturday, officials said.

CAL1 WB-CHILDREN-SORCERY 2 children dead, 2 injured after sorcery practices in Bengal Malda (WB): Two children have died and two others were injured after sorcery practices were allegedly performed on them in West Bengal's Malda district, police said on Saturday.

BOM1 GJ-RSS BUILDING-BHAGWAT Bhagwat inaugurates new Gujarat RSS headquarter building Ahmedabad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat inaugurated the newly-constructed Gujarat headquarter building of the Sangh- Dr Hedgewar Bhavan- here on Saturday.

FOREIGN FGN2 CHINA-VIRUS-2NDLD TOLL Death toll in China's coronavirus epidemic jumps to over 1,500 Beijing: The death toll in China's novel coronavirus epidemic has climbed to 1,523 with 143 new fatalities reported mostly from the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases jumped to over 66,000, health officials said on Saturday. By K J M Varma FGN6 JAPAN-VIRUS-INDIANS Making efforts to disembark Indians from cruise ship after quarantine period ends: Indian Embassy Tokyo: The Indian Embassy in Japan on Saturday said it is making efforts to disembark all the Indians on board the cruise ship moored off the Japanese coast after the end of the quarantine period as authorities confirmed that 218 people, including three Indians, have been infected with the deadly disease on the ship.

FGN4 US-TRUMP-MODI Trump says it's honour that FB ranked him no. 1 and PM Modi no. 2 Washington: US President Donald Trump has said it is a great honour that Facebook has ranked him number one and Prime Minister Narendra Modi number two on their popularity on the social networking site, ahead of his maiden visit to India. SPORTS SPD2 SPO-WALK-BHAWNA India's Bhawna Jat secures Olympic qualification in 20 km race walk Ranchi: India's Bhawna Jat qualified for the 2020 Olympics after setting a new national record in the 20km race walk category at the National Championships here on Saturday. PTI HMB