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  • The State Election Commission of Gujarat today announced that elections will be held in 75 municipalities on 17 of next month.The announcement was made by State election commissioner Varesh Sinha.



  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the way India is moving forward on the path of consistently high economic growth, it is becoming a top favoured investment destination. Addressing the Valedictory session of ASEAN-India Business and Investment Meet and Expo in New Delhi today, Mr Jaitley said, India has become 5th largest economy and is moving towards becoming the 3rd largest economy.



  • A Gujarati businessman, accused of planting a note about hijackers and a bomb in the toilet of a Mumbai-Delhi flight, was today chargesheeted by the NIA. After a detailed probe, the National Investigation Agency, NIA filed the chargesheet at a special court in Delhi against accused Birju Salla alias Amar Soni under various sections of the Anti-Hijacking Act, 2016.



  • The Supreme Court today sought to know from those who have challenged the constitutional validity of Aadhaar how the unique identification number of a person makes any difference in a networked world when the data was already available with private entities. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra observed that personal data of citizens were with the private entities and asked the petitioners how insertion of Aadhaar number would make any change.



  • In US, two persons were killed and 19 injured in a school shooting in the state of Kentucky today. A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside a Marshall County High School in the town of Benton, killing two of his classmates, injuring 19 and sending hundreds fleeing for safety.



  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo said today that North Korea is moving "ever closer" to putting Americans at risk with a nuclear-tipped missile.Pompeo said he believes leader Kim Jong Un won't rest until he's able to threaten multiple nuclear attacks against the US at the same time.



  • The Puri-bound Neelachal Express from New Delhi hit a sand-laden truck at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh this evening, but no one was injured. The officials said, the train's cattle guard and footboards of six coaches were damaged in the incident which occurred at 8:38 pm.



  • In Nagaland, the ruling Naga People's Front, NPF today decided to reinstate its ties with the BJP and also go to the February 27 assembly polls in Nagaland with TR Zeliang as its chief ministerial candidate, a party release said in Kohima. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the Central Executive Council (CEC) of the NPF held today.



  • The United States has congratulated India on becoming the newest member of the Australia Group, an informal forum that seeks to prevent the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons, and which now counts 43 members. The State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert today said the latest accomplishment underscores New Delhi's excellent non-proliferation credentials and commitment to preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.



  • The International Court of Justice, ICJ has fixed April 17 and July 17 as time-limits for India and Pakistan respectively for the filing of the written pleadings by them in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. In a statement issued by the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, the ICJ authorised the submission of a reply by India and of a rejoinder by Pakistan in the Jadhav case.



  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met her Bruneian counterpart Lim Jock Seng in New Delhi and discussed ways to strengthen ties.The ministry's spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted this.



  • Indian actor Ali Fazal and veteran British actor Judi Dench-starrer "Victoria & Abdul" has been nominated for the Oscars in two categories. The period drama, directed by Stephen Frears, has received nods for Best Costume Design, and Best Make-up and Hairstyling.



  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that South East Asia and India has century old relationship and Buddhism and Ramayana connects them.Addressing ASEAN India Youth Awards ceremony in New Delhi this evening, Ms Swaraj said, Indonesia which is population wise the biggest Muslim nation has the most famous dance drama ballet Ramayana.



  • The Centre has decided to install super-efficient air-conditioners in 2, 500 of its buildings for the first time in the country.Minister of Environment, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that one lakh conventional air conditioners will be replaced by super-efficient ACs that will consume 30 percent less power and will be environment-friendly.



  • The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange surged 342 points, or 1 percent, to post its fifth straight life-time high, of 36,140, today.




  • Supreme Court has confirmed the release of disputed film Padmawat countrywide including Rajasthan, in spite of State government's plea not to release this film in Rajasthan.Even after apex court’s decision, a demonstration against the release of this film is still going on across the state.




  • Lights rains lashed several parts of the national capital today bringing the mercury down and making it a cold day for Delhiites.The city has received over 4.4 Millimeter rainfall till 5.30 PM.




  • In Uttarakhand, temperature has fallen considerably following snowfall in higher reaches of Garhwal and Kumaon regions with intermittent rains in lower hills and valleys.High altitude areas across the state including Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and Hemkund Sahib received snowfall whereas intermittent rains lashed the plains including Dehradun and Haridwar.



  • Delhi High Court will hear tomorrow fresh petitions filed by 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs challenging the Centre's notification against their disqualification as legislators for holding office of profit.The fresh petitions, which were filed a day after their earlier pleas became infructuous on account of President giving his assent to the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify them, said the decision by the President as well as the Election Commission were taken in undue haste.



  • Supreme Court has confirmed the release of disputed film Padmawat countrywide including Rajasthan, in spite of State government's plea not to release this film in Rajasthan.Even after apex court’s decision, a demonstration against the release of this film is still going on across the state.


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