The big news: AAP claims mob assaulted party leaders in Delhi secretariat, and 9 other top stories
Other headlines: Hadiya asked the SC to allow her to live with her husband, and two men were arrested for allegedly raping a tribal woman in West Bengal.
A look at the headlines right now:
- AAP claims mob thrashed party leaders at Delhi secretariat, minister files police complaint: The Delhi chief secretary alleged two AAP MLAs assaulted him at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.
- Hadiya asks Supreme Court to allow her to live with her husband: Hadiya said that she had married Shafin Jahan of her own free will.
- Two arrested for allegedly raping, brutally assaulting tribal woman in West Bengal: The woman was found in an unconscious state under a bridge nearly 18 hours after the attack.
- Centre opens up coal mining sector for private firms, ends Coal India’s monopoly: Minister Piyush Goyal said market forces would determine the mineral’s prices and improve efficiency.
- Jeweller Nirav Modi blames PNB’s ‘overzealousness’ for not being able to clear his dues: The billionaire claimed that his companies owed much less than the Rs 11,000 crore the bank has claimed.
- Gujarat High Court restores gag order on The Wire in Jay Shah defamation case: Issued in connection with a civil defamation case, it bars the website from publishing any content related to Amit Shah’s son until the case if disposed of.
- India 12th worst among 52 lower middle-income nations for newborns, says Unicef report: However, 1.2 lakh fewer children below the age of five died in the country in 2016 than the previous year.
- Dozens of civilians killed in government strikes on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region in Syria: The Eastern Ghouta region is the last opposition-held enclave near the capital Damascus.
- No-trust motion against Centre is our ‘last resort’, says Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu: The Telugu Desam Party – the BJP’s only southern ally – has been at odds with the government, alleging the state was not allocated enough funds in the Budget.
- Rajasthan withdraws controversial bill that shielded public servants, gagged media: Following widespread protests, the proposed bill was in October 2017 referred to a select committee, which was expected to submit a report on February 5.