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Fire Breaks Out at Hotel in Delhi’s Karol Bagh

A fire broke out at a hotel in central Delhi's Karol Bagh area on Tuesday night, a Delhi Fire Service official said. A call about the blaze was received at 10.48 pm, following which eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot, he said. Efforts are being made to douse the flames, the official added.

(Source: PTI)

Two Arrested From Residence of Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar

Two persons have been arrested from the residence of separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar.

(Source: ANI)

J&K Panchayat Bypolls Postponed Due to Security Issues

Bypolls to panchayats in Jammu scheduled from 5 March has been postponed in view of security issues, J&K Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar said.

US Slaps Venezuela Sanctions on Russia's Rosneft Subsidiary

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions against a subsidiary of Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft over its continued trade with Venezuela in defiance of Washington's attempt to break leftist President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power.

Officials in President Donald Trump's administration said Rosneft Trading SA and Rosneft vice president Didier Casimiro were targeted in the latest measures.

(Source: AFP)

Israeli PM Netanyahu's Trial to Begin From 17 March: Ministry

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trial to start from 17 March, said the ministry.

(Source: AFP)

Ashraf Ghani Wins Second Term as Afghanistan's President

“Ashraf Ghani has won the second term as President of Afghanistan,” stated Afghan media.

Woman Gunned Down in New Thai Mall Shooting

A woman was killed Tuesday at a Bangkok mall in a shooting Thai police blamed on "jealousy", less than two weeks after a soldier went on a gun rampage which left 29 dead at another shopping complex.

The incident occurred inside a cosmetic clinic at the busy downtown Century Mall, when a man burst in and gunned down his former partner over an alleged affair.

(Source: AFP)

Pakistan to Remain in FATF Grey List

Pakistan to remain in Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list. Turkey and Malaysia supported Pakistan.

(Source: ANI)

FIR Against 76 People in Alleged Bank Scam of Over 512 Cr in Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against 76 people under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code in an alleged scam of over 512 crores in Karnala co-operative bank.

(Source: ANI)

Fire Breaks Out Behind Prestige Lakeview Habitat in Bengaluru

Fire broke out behind Prestige Lakeview Habitat in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

(Source: ANI)

Fire Breaks Out at Chemical Factory in Thane

A fire broke out at a chemical company in an industrial area of Maharashtra's Thane district in the wee hours of Tuesday, an official said. No casualty was reported in the mishap, he said.

(Source: PTI)

UN Gen Secretary Visits Gurdwara Sahib in Kartarpur

UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres visits Gurdwara Sahib in Kartarpur in Pakistan.

Aligarh Samajwadi Party Leader's Son Shot Dead in 'Road Rage' Case

A Samajwadi Party leader's son was shot dead during a violent clash that broke out here after a "road rage" incident involving them and a local BJP politician's son, police said on Tuesday, 18 February.

They said 20-year-old Sachin, son of a district-level SP leader Puranmal Prajapati, was killed Monday night in Palasahibabad locality in Sasni Gate area as the argument following the collision between two motorcycles led to stone-pelting and firing.

At least six people, including the deceased's younger brother and a policeman, were injured in the clash, the police said.

Muralidhar Rao Appointed as Observer for Jharkhand BJP

BJP leader Muralidhar Rao has been appointed by party President JP Nadda as observer for Jharkhand BJP to elect its leader for the party in state legislative assembly.

IED Seized, Three Arrested in Manipur

Three persons have been arrested after an IED and a detonator among other materials were seized from their possession in Manipur's Imphal West district, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, Manipur police commandos had conducted checking of vehicles on the Moreh-Imphal highway on Monday and seized eight 1.5 volt batteries, which are used to make detonators, from a car and arrested the two occupants, Imphal West district Superintendent of Police K Meghachandra told reporters.

Birla Meets Telecom Secy Amid AGR Issues

Amid talks of the government encashing its bank guarantee over default in payment of dues, Vodafone Idea Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla met Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday, 18 February as he looked for options to keep the company afloat.

After the meeting, Birla said he "cannot say anything at the moment." Vodafone Idea on Monday paid Rs 2,500 crore to the Department of Telecom (DoT) and promised to pay another Rs 1,000 crore before the end of the week.

UP Govt Allots Rs 2,000 CR for Jewar Airport in Budget

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday allotted a fund of Rs 2,000 crore for the Jewar Airport in Gautam Buddh Nagar. The announcement was made during the budget presentation by Finance Minister Suresh Khanna in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.

Kerala's Veteran Journalist MS Mani Passes Away

Veteran journalist and Chief Editor of 'Kala Kaumudi' daily M S Mani passed away here on Tuesday due to age-related ailments, family sources said.

He was 78 and leaves behind his wife, Dr Kasthuri Mani, a son, Sukumaran Mani, the Managing Director and Editor of 'Kala Kaumudi', and daughter Valsa Mani.

Mani is the son of Padma Bhushan awardee K Sukumaran, a former editor of 'Kerala Kaumudi' and Madhavi Sukumaran.

HSBC Announces Job Cuts and Radical Overhaul as Profits Slide

HSBC announced a radical overhaul on Tuesday, including plans to slash 35,000 jobs and slim operations in the United States and Europe, after profits slid by a third last year.

The Asia-focused lender has been trying to lower costs as it faces a multitude of uncertainties caused by the grinding US-China trade war, Britain's departure from the European Union and now the deadly new coronavirus in China.

UP Govt Presents Budget For 2020-21

UP govt presents Rs 5,12,860 crore budget for FY 2020-21 in state assembly.

SC Adjourns Vijay Mallya Plea Against ED

Supreme Court adjourns the plea of liquor baron Vijay Mallya seeking a stay on the proceedings initiated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to declare him a fugitive economic offender and confiscate his assets. Matter to be heard in March after Holi break of the court.

Body of Rape Accused Found Hanging From Tree in UP's Muzaffarnagar

The body of a rape accused was found hanging from a tree at a village in Shamli district, police said on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with a rape case on January 17 and was released on bail on February 11, SP Vineet Jaiswal said.

He said the body was sent for postmortem and efforts were underway to ascertain the cause of the death.

(Source: PTI)

1 Dead, 5 Injured After Speeding Car Falls Off Flyover in Hyderabad

A speeding car fell from Hyderabad’s Bharat Nagar flyover in the early hours of Tuesday killing the driver and injuring 5 who have been admitted to Gandhi Hospital. A case has been registered.

Ex-TMC MP Tapas Pal Passes Away Due to Cardiac Arrest

Former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal passed away in Mumbai due to cardiac arrest, early morning on Tuesday, 18 February.

(Source: ANI)

Bihar Government Transfers 22 IAS Officers

22 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, including 11 District Magistrates have been transferred by the Bihar government.

(Source: ANI)

Punjab: Gold Looted by 4 People, Suspects Identified

Around 30 kg gold was looted by four people from a financing company in Punjab’s Ludhiana on Monday, 17 February. Police said, "We have identified some suspects, investigation is underway".

(Source: ANI)

SC to Hear Plea Filed by Vijay Mallya Against ED Proceedings Today

Supreme Court to hear today a petition filed by fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya against the proceedings initiated by Enforcement Directorate (ED) to seize his assets in India.

(Source: ANI)

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