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Voting for 25 seats of Rajya Sabha is underway

The voting for 25 seats of Rajya Sabha is currently underway across the states of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana. The polling of votes began on Friday morning and will continue till 4 in the evening. The counting of votes will be started at 5 in the evening.

Raj Babbar resigns as Congress Party Chief

According to media reports, actor turned politician Raj Babbar, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Party Chief has offered to resign from his post. The party hierarchy is yet to accept his resignation. Raj Babbar's resignation came after the Goa Congress Chief Santharam Naik resigned from his post after drawing inspiration from the speech of the Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

39 Indian hostages in Iraq confirmed dead

The 39 Indians who were missing in Masol, Iraq and were kidnapped by the terror outfit ISIS are confirmed dead by Sushma Swaraj, the minister of external affairs. She confirmed it while speaking in Rajya Sabha. She further said deep penetration radars were used to establish the bodies from a mass grave. The Indian authorities requested their Iraqi counterpart to excavate the bodies.

Prime Minister congratulates Xi Jinping on re-election as China President

PM Modi has congratulated the President of China Xi Jinping on his re-election. He will serve a second five-year term this time. Prime Minister Modi posted a message on social media platform and said he is looking forward to working with Jinping to further develop the relations between the two countries.

India sends 13th Note Verbale to Pakistan

The Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad has issued a Note Verbale to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan protesting against the intimidation and harassment of Indian High Commission officials. According to reports, this is the 13th Note Verbale of this year on the subject. Three incidents of harassment were recently highlighted by the Indian Embassy.

Andhra Pradesh CM announces two ministers in central government will resign over special status

N Chandrababu Naidu, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, has stated that ministers belonging to his Telugu Desam Party will resign from the central government. According to media reports, the development comes after Naidu was unsuccessful in securing special category status for the state of Andhra Pradesh. If TDP's demand for special category status is not met, they might pull out of the ruling coalition.

Karnataka Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty stabbed

The Lokayukta of Karnataka, P Vishwanatha Shetty, was stabbed by a youth in his office. The accused, who has been identified as Tejas Sharma and has been taken into custody by the police, had come to Shetty's office on some pretext and stabbed him multiple times. PV Shetty, a retired Supreme Court judge, has been admitted to hospital and is reported to be out of danger.

Conrad Kongkal Sangma is going to take oath as Chief Minister of Meghalaya today

The President of National People's Party Conrad Kongkal Sangma will take oath as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya today. Conrad is the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker late PA Sangma. He is going to be the 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Union Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President Amit Shah are likely to arrive in Meghalaya to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Sangma.

PM Modi is going to inaugurate new premises of CIC today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the new premises of the Central Information Commission, CIC, at Munirka in New Delhi today. CIC is the apex appellate body which was established by the Right to Information Act 2005. Earlier, the work was going on in two hired buildings but from now the commission will function from a single location.

India and Vietnam will work for a prosperous Indo-Pacific region

With a view to work for an open, independent and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, India and Vietnam have signed three agreements. According to media reports, one of these is to enhance bilateral trade and economy. Currently, Vietnam is the country coordinator for India with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). However, later this year, Thailand will assume the role.

Suspended BJP Leader Manoj Baitha accused in hit and run case

Suspended BJP Leader Manoj Baitha has been accused of running over and killing nine school children in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. Baitha was allegedly driving his SUV when he ran into the compound wall of government school building on Wednesday. The BJP Leader also suffered some injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment

Meghalaya and Nagaland Elections: Polling Begins

Polling for Assembly Elections in Meghalaya and Tripura began today at 7 and will continue till 4 in the evening. Proper security arrangements are done in order to have a fair and free voting. All the polling stations are kept under the CCTV surveillance. 432 Micro Observers are also being deployed to have a peaceful polling.

Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate UP Investors Summit in Lucknow today

Prime Minister Modi is going to inaugurate the two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit in Lucknow today. At least 18 Union Ministers and around 100 speakers will be present in the summit. According to reports, this Investors Summit is an attempt to create jobs for the youth of UP before the general elections of 2019. President Ram Nath Kovind will be present at the closing ceremony of the summit on February 22.

Justin Trudeau says ties between India and Canada will not only move in political front

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in Mumbai said that the ties between India and Canada will not only improve politically rather there will be a lot of different ways to engage. This statement was passed during an interaction with ICICI Bank managing director and chief executive Chanda Kochhar who mentioned about his last meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM extends greetings to people of Arunachal and Mizoram

PM Modi has extended his wishes to the people of Mizoram and Arunachal on Statehood Day. He shared his greetings on a social media platform and said the warm nature of the people of Arunachal Pradesh is extremely endearing. He also greeted the people of Mizoram and extended his best wishes for the development journey of the state.

UK and India launch joint projects on clean water and energy

UK and India have launched joint research projects on Water Quality Research and Energy Demand Reduction in New Delhi on Tuesday. NITI Aayog member Dr. V K Saraswat, Department of Science and Technology Secretary Ashutosh Sharma and Research Councils UK- India Director Daniel Shah launched the projects jointly. These projects will help in delivering mutual benefits and solutions to UK and India.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to arrive for a seven-day visit today

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will be visiting India for seven days. The visit aims at further strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries. The focus will be on trade, investment, energy, science, innovation, skill development, space, and infrastructure development. Cooperation in countering tourism and security, exchange of views on global and regional issues of mutual interest will also be important areas of focus during the visit. Justin Trudeau will be accompanied by his wife and 3 children during this visit.

Cauvery River Verdict: Karnataka to get more water

The apex court of India has decided to cut down the share of water of Tamil Nadu and has increased the share of Karnataka. Supreme court has given an additional 14(point)75 TMC of Cauvery water to Karnataka. Karnataka, after the decision of the Supreme Court, will now release 177 TMC to Tamil Nadu instead of 92. The long-awaited verdict came just months before the Karnataka elections and is claimed as a big win by the ruling Congress party. 

Prime Minister Modi to visit Arunachal Pradesh today

PM Modi is going to visit Arunachal Pradesh today. It is his second visit to the state. He will participate in a number of programmes. The Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre will also be inaugurated by him. He is also going to lay the foundation stone of the Academic block of Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Science and dedicate the State Civil Secretariat to the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Later, PM will address the people at IG Park and go to Tripura on a non-official visit.

Haryana Rally: Amit Shah to ride Motorbike
Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah is going to ride a motorbike to the venue in the Haryana Rally scheduled for today. Other BJP workers and supporters will also be arriving on bikes in the “Yuva Hunkar Rally”. The Chief Minister of Haryana ML Khattar also rode a motorcycle in a dress rehearsal yesterday.

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