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Major News and Events of 02 February 2016

What Happened on 02 February 2016


Suresh Raina named skipper of Gujarat Lions in IPL

The Rajkot franchise of the Indian Premier League has announced Suresh Raina as its skipper. As per media reports, the franchise, which is one of the two new teams introduced for the next two editions, at the ceremony announced its logo and team name, christening itself as the Gujarat Lions.  

Uttar Pradesh government to bring new act for the safety of tourists

To ensure the safety and security of tourists, the government of Uttar Pradesh will be bringing a new act under the tourism policy 2016. Commenting on the new act, Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Tourism, said that it is being brought for the security of tourists who visit the state. He further said the act will save them from any kind of exploitation.  

Shiv Sena fears Rohith Vemula's suicide may lead to washout of Parliament's Budget session

The Shiv Sena has said that it fears Dalit student Rohith Vemula's suicide may lead to a washout of Parliament’s Budget session. The Shiv Sena criticized a senior BJP leader for his reported comments against the Dalit scholar and has asked the party high command to clarify whether Rohith was a son of the soil or a supporter of terrorists.

Police arrests man in Pathankot on charges of being an ISI spy

The Punjab police arrested an Indian national in Pathankot. According to media reports, the police, who arrested the man on an intelligence tip-off, allege that he is an agent of ISI, Pakistan’s spy agency. The police say that the man, who has been identified as Irshad Ahmed, was working undercover as a manual worker at the Indian Army's 29 Division Headquarter in Pathankot’s Mamoon Cantt.

Sex determination tests should be made compulsory, says Maneka Gandhi

Union minister Maneka Gandhi has said that in order to check killing of female babies, sex determination tests should be made compulsory. Sex determination tests are currently banned in India. She called it a different way to look at the problem of killing female babies.