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Amit Shah Arrives in Ahmedabad Ahead of Trump's Visit
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has arrived in Ahmedabad. US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump are arriving in the city tomorrow for their two-day visit to India.
12 Killed in Tempo-Truck Collision in Gujarat's Vadodara District
Twelve people were killed and four others injured on Saturday night in a collision between a truck and a tempo near Mahuvad village in Vadodara district of Gujarat, the police said.
9 Dead, 5 Injured After Car Falls Into Gorge in J&K's Kathua
Nine people died and five were injured after a car fell into a deep gorge in the Malhar area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district on Saturday.
Three Men Arrested With 2.6 Kg Drugs in Muzaffarnagar
Three men were arrested with around 2.6 kg drugs in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district on Saturday, 22 February, police said.
Speaking to reporters, Circle Officer SK Gill said 2.148 kg of ganja and 450 grams of charas along with Rs 5,620 cash were recovered from their possession during checking in Sisoli village under Bhora Kalan police station limits of the district.
PM Modi Inaugurates Khelo India University Games
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, 22 February, launched the first-ever Khelo India University Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack, on Saturday, 22 February.
PM Modi launched the multi-disciplinary sporting event through a video conference facility.
As many as 3400 athletes from 159 universities across the country will vie for top honours across 17 disciplines, including rugby which is among the six team events.
At Least Three Women Killed in Fire in Chandigarh PG
Three young women died when a fire broke out at a house in Chandigarh on Saturday, 22 February, police said.
The women, aged 19-22, were staying as paying guests on the first floor of the building in Sector 32, Chandigarh Superintendent of Police Vineet Kumar said.
Four fire tenders were pressed into service to put out the blaze. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the police added.
240-250 Militants Active in Kashmir; 25 Killed so Far in 2020: J&K DGP
The number of listed militants in Kashmir has come down to less than 250, while 25 terrorists were killed by security forces in nearly a dozen operations in the first two months of this year, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said here on Saturday, 22 February.
He also said there has been confirmation of only three militants infiltrating into the Valley through the International Border so far this year.
Firebrand leader K Surendran Becomes BJP's Kerala Chief
Firebrand leader K Surendran takes over as chief of BJP's Kerala unit. He came into the limelight after BJP and right wing outfits led protests against the entry of young women into the Sabarimala shrine.
Congress Targets Modi on Waiving Loans Worth Over 7 Lakh Crores, Cites Report
The Congress has cited a Credit Suisse report to allege that the Modi government waived loans worth Rs 7,77,800 crore of "crony friends" in five years, and asked why it could not give debt relief to farmers.
Domicile Law for J&K Coming Very Soon: Jitendra Singh
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday, 22 February, said that the Domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir will be rolled out “very soon.”
Gujarat: Two Held for Carrying Liquor Bottles in Vehicle
Two persons have been arrested for allegedly trying to bring liquor bottles into Gujarat in an outside broadcasting (OB) van, from Daman, police said on Saturday, 22 February.
The driver of the van, Vinayak Goriwale, and its cleaner, Jagdish Rathod, were arrested on Friday near Vapi, they said.
UP: Man Kills Elder Brother, Sister-In-Law to Get Hold of Family Property
A young couple was killed and their minor daughter seriously injured allegedly by the man's brother who wanted to appropriate the family's landed property here, police said.
Vidhnesh Kumar (35) and his wife Gita Devi (32) were killed with a sharp edged weapon while their minor daughter Vaishnavi was inflicted injuries by Vidhnesh's younger brother Avanesh Kumar, they said.
Prahar Janshakti Party Leader Shot Dead in Maharashtra
A local leader of the Prahar Janshakti Party (PJP) was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified assailants at Akot town in Maharashtra's Akola district, police said on Saturday, 22 February.
Tushar Pundkar, who was former Akola district chief of the PJP, was shot at around 10 pm on Friday, and died in the wee hours of Saturday while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Akola, police said.
Pundkar's body was sent to Akola Government Hospital for post-mortem, police said.
ED Raids Multiple Premises in Noida Bike Bot Ponzi Scam Case
The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday, 22 February, conducted searches at around a dozen locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with its money laundering probe against a Noida-based firm alleged to be involved in a ponzi scam, officials said.
They said that the raids are being conducted at about 12 premises in Delhi, Noida and Lucknow under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with the 'Bike Bot' case.
Hizbul Mujahideen Local Terrorist Arrested in J&K
Police, Army and CRPF personnel arrested local terrorist Junaid Farooq Pandith of Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday, 22 February.
A trap was laid for him in Tapper Pattan in Baramulla district.
Academician and Former TMC MP Krishna Bose Dies at 89
Krishna Bose, Former MP, academician and daughter-in law of Subhash Chandra Bose's elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose, passes away in Kolkata due to cardiac arrest.
Jammu & Kashmir: Ceasefire Violation by Pak in Poonch
A ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported in Shahpur, Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch. The Indian Army has retaliated.
Bodoland People's Front Worker Shot Dead in Assam
A Bodoland People's Front (BPF) worker was shot dead from point-blank range by unidentified miscreants at Bhutiachang along the Mangaldoi-Bhutiachang road in Assam’s Udalguri district around 6.30 pm on Friday, 21 February.
The worker, identified as Khairul Haque (51), and further investigation is underway.
'Delhi CM Kejriwal, Dy CM Sisodia not Invited to Melania Trump's Visit to Delhi School'
Names of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia dropped from the school event where Melania Trump is scheduled to visit.
Delhi Govt sources claim both were to attend the programme since the school comes under Delhi Govt.
Sunanda Pushkar Case: Delhi Court Allows Tharoor to Travel to UAE, France and Norway
Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court allows Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to travel to UAE, France and Norway between February and May 2020.
2 LeT Terrorists Killed in Jammu and Kashmir
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have been killed in the operation. Arms and ammunition recovered.
Bernie Sanders Condemns Any Russian Influence in Election
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday condemned Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.
The Vermont senator issued a statement immediately after The Washington Post reported U.S. officials have told Sanders that Russia was trying to help his campaign. The statement did not confirm the report.
Sanders wrote: I don't care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president. My message to Putin is clear: Stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.
Niger Military Operation Kills 120 ‘Terrorists’: Official
A joint operation by Nigerien and French troops in southwest Niger killed 120 "terrorists" and seized bomb-making equipment and vehicles, the country's defence ministry said Friday.
As of February 20 "120 terrorists have been neutralised" in the operation in the vast Tillaberi region near the border with Mali and Burkina Faso, the statement said, adding there had been no losses among Nigerien or French troops.
PM Modi to Inaugurate International Judicial Conference in Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate International Judicial Conference in Delhi today. PM will also address the opening ceremony of the first ever Khelo India University Games, through video conferencing today.
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