It will be a busy Saturday with all the major political developments. First of all, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav will formally announce the SP-BSP alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Lucknow today. It would be interesting to see how Congress reacts to this. Apart from this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give the concluding remarks at the BJP national meet, which was attended by over 10,000 party workers. This key speech will set the tone for BJP’s poll campaign. In other news, there are reports that ex-CBI chief Alok Verma, who resigned from service after an unceremonious removal, will address media today.
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Both the accused women have been arrested in connection with the incident where 16 dead puppies were found in the garbage beside Gynaecology Dept of NRS Hospital (Entally PS area) in Kolkata on January 13, according to ANI.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Uzbekistan for a two-day visit
Goa: 9 persons injured, three of them critical, following blast in cement block factory at Tuem Industrial Estate
An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Katapora area of Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir. Between 2-3 terrorists are believed to be trapped. Firing is underway.
The Madras High Court granted Nalini Chidambaram, the wife of P Chidambaram, interim protection from the arrest by the CBI in the Saradha chit fund case.
Loud explosion heard in Paris, several feared injured, say media reports. Daily Mail reports that the blast occurred due to gas leak in a bakery.
SP, BSP workers celebrate after Mayawati and Akhilesh announce alliance.
Varanasi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) & Samajwadi Party (SP) party workers celebrate after BSP Chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav announce to contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections together. pic.twitter.com/j27dEbd3m9— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 12, 2019
Fire breaks out in a building in CGO Complex of Delhi’s Pragati Vihar
Fire breaks out in a building in Block-14 in Pragati Vihar's CGO Complex, Delhi. 15 fire tenders at the spot. Fire-fighting operation underway.
Visuals: Fire breaks out in a building in Block-14 in Pragati Vihar's CGO Complex, Delhi. 15 fire tenders at the spot. Fire-fighting operation underway. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/jkAdVJsDtd— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2019
Cold wave grips Jammu and Kashmir
Cold wave grips Rajouri district after Pir Panjal mountain range receives heavy snowfall.