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Reported By : News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated: 20 February 2019, 07:50:18 PM
Top stories of February 20, 2019.

Top stories of February 20, 2019.

New Delhi:

PM Modi will hold bilateral talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  The 12th edition of Aero India 2019, the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition at Yelahanka, Bengaluru. India continues its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan, now France supports India’s bid to declare Azhar Masood as a terrorist. Tejaswi Yadav is likely to meet Rahul Gandhi to finalise seat-sharing formula in the Grand Alliance. The Supreme Court will hear an application filed by the CBI seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against West Bengal Chief Secretary, DGP and former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for alleged non-cooperation in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.

Border Security Force (BSF) has organised a 6-day 'Bharat Darshan Tour' for 20 Kashmiri students. 



Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary meets Congress general secretary for UP West Jyotiraditya Scindia.


There is no scandal with Rafale, we had the request for 36 aircraft and we are going to deliver it. If Government of India wants more aircraft, we will be more than pleased to deliver, says Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier.

SP Thane (rural): Our Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad present on the spot. Anti-Terror Squad also there. Samples will be sent to forensic. Registering an offence. As per preliminary investigation, it was a very small device incapable to injure someone. Investigation going on.

Thane: A low-intensity explosion occurred after an unidentified person allegedly threw a plastic ball filled with explosives in Kashimira road area around 10 am today. Police found traces of plastic bottle, metal balls, and locally made jute fuse.

GST Council defers the decision on the real estate tax. Extends the deadline for sales returns till February 22.

Russian Minister Denis Manturov on if Russia will support India in UN security council to declare Masood Azhar as global terrorist: Definitely, we would also like to convey our condolences about the terrorist attack that happened. Russia supports India in the question of terrorism.

Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India: Both UK & India have suffered from terrorist attacks. So, what has happened in India last week in Kashmir is something that we regret. We send our condolences & we deplore terrorism wherever it takes place.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Bhawanipatna (Odisha): We all need to decide that the fight against terrorism is not an individual's or any party's fight, it is the nation's battle against terrorism in which every citizen must pledge to work together under the leadership of Modi ji.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on cricket with Pakistan: The people from the cricket board, government, and security establishment will decide on it. I have nothing to say but we should respect the sentiments of those who are against this.

TRS' AR Khan on Telangana minister Jagadish Reddy's reported remark 'women are at home' when asked about no women in Cabinet: I strongly deny such remarks made by any minister, & even if they've been made, party doesn't stand by such remarks. TRS has greatest respect for women leaders

Curfew relaxation extended till 3:00 pm today in Jammu.

ED raids at multiple locations in Mumbai and Delhi-NCR in IL&FS default case probe; files PMLA case.

Jammu's Internet services, suspended in wake of Pulwama attack, restored at 2G speed.

New Zealand Dy PM Winston Peters in New Zealand Parliament: I move the motion that this House condemn Feb 14 act of terrorism on Indian CRPF leading to large loss of life. We express solidarity with GoI at this difficult time as well as offer our deep sympathies to those affected.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, ambassador of India to the USA, met Home Minister Rajnath Singh today in Delhi.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary in-charge of Tamil Nadu, Mukul Wasnik, to meet DMK chief MK Stalin at DMK headquarters in Chennai today to have talks on DMK-Congress alliance.


Five persons, including four of a family, were killed when their car collided with a truck near Raiya village in Haryana's Jhajjar district on Wednesday morning.

Curfew relaxation extended till 1:00 pm today in Jammu.

Megathttu dam dispute issue: Supreme Court today sought a detailed reply from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry Government within 3 weeks.

Maharashtra: A leopard has been spotted at the basement of a hotel in Thane. Pradeep Giridhar, Sr Police Inspector says, "A leopard has been located at the basement of Hotel Satkar Residency, attempts to capture it are underway. Forest rescue team has arrived on the spot."



Ravi Shinde, Secretary of CIPD, Maharashtra: Today from 7 pm to 7.30 pm, all petrol pumps in Maharashtra will remain closed and no sell of petrol/diesel or any other fuel will be done. The lights of all petrol pumps will remain off during that 20 mins period.

Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD) has appealed to its members to keep their petrol pumps & other fuel stations closed for 20 minutes as a mark of homage & solidarity for CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama attack.

Supreme Court judge Justice L Nageswara Rao recuses himself from hearing contempt petition filed by CBI against West Bengal Chief Secretary, DGP and former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for alleged non-cooperation in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. The case is now listed on February 26.

Kerala: Women devotees offer desserts to Attukal Devi on the occasion of Attukal Pongala in Trivandrum.



Three dead in a collision between an Audi car and a dumper near ESI Hospital on KN Katju Marg at Rohini's sector-15 in Delhi on Tuesday night. A case has been registered.



Rare frog species found in Arunachal Pradesh


Scientists at Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have found a rare frog species in LowerSubansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, according to a recently published journal.

Supreme Court holds Reliance Communication chairman Anil Ambani and two directors guilty of contempt of court on a contempt plea filed by Ericsson India against him over not clearing its dues of Rs 550 crore.


Madhya Pradesh: Income Tax (IT) raids continue at four locations, including house and office, of a road contractor Nilay Jain, in Bhopal's Arera Colony. Rs 1 Crore cash from his house, Rs 70 Lakh from bank locker & jewellery worth Rs 70 Lakh (approximately) seized till now.









Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu: Will not tolerate jeopardizing National security for self-interests. Will not tolerate playing with Army for political gains. Tough action should be taken on terror attacks.

BCCI Sources on if India will play against Pakistan in World Cup: But the result of that would be that Pakistan will get the points of the match & if it is final (b/w India & Pakistan), they will win the World Cup without even playing. We haven't yet approached ICC in this regard.

Hampi: Four youths, who vandalised ancient pillars at a temple in world heritage site Hampi earlier this year, helped restore the pillars on Tuesday and paid Rs 70,000 fine each after being ordered by a Karnataka court.



Bihar Deputy chief minister Sushil Modi entered the official residence on Desh Ratna Marg which was earlier residence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Modi says, “It feels like we've entered a 7-star hotel. Everything is special and nothing is ordinary. Crores have been spent on this bungalow.”


US President Donald Trump on Pulwama Attack: I've seen it, I've received a lot of reports on it. We'll have a comment at an appropriate time. It would be wonderful if they got along. It seems like that was a horrible situation. But we're getting reports, we'll have a statement to put out.

A mild earthquake measuring 4.6 onn the Richter scale felt across Delhi-NCR and northern India.

Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar: Relaxation has been given in curfew in Jammu city between 8 am to 11 am today.

12 trains of Northern Railways running late due to fog.

Karnataka State Cricket Association: We at Karnataka State Cricket Association to show our support to our armed forces & to express our strong protest against the recent terrorist bombing at Pulwama, we have brought down all photographs of Pakistan Cricketers including Imran Khan.



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First Published : 20 February 2019, 07:44:38 AM