Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday broke his silence on the Pulwama terror attack and claimed that New Delhi had blamed Islamabad without any evidence. He said he will take action if India shares actionable evidence against Pakistan.
Earlier in the day, the Indian Army claimed it had eliminated the top leadership of militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad within 100 hours of the attack. The Army said that the militant outfit was a “child” of the Pakistan Army.
Two aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at Bengaluru’s Yelahanka airbase on Tuesday during rehearsals for the Aero India 2019 show. One pilot has died.
Here are the day’s biggest stories:
China on Tuesday asked both India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue, following a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed. The Jaish-e-Mohammed extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
An Uttar Pradesh Police officer, who had booked Chief Minister Adityanath under the National Security Act when he was the Gorakhpur MP in 2002, has been suspended. His suspension came weeks after the officer, Jasvir Singh, said in an interview that he had been sidelined ever since he booked Adityanath.
Investigative website Cobrapost on Tuesday alleged that several celebrities from Bollywood, the music and television industries consented to promote political narratives of particular parties on social media for a fee. In most cases, the party was the Bharatiya Janata Party, in some others, it was the Aam Aadmi Party or the Congress, the media house added.
The Bharatiya Janata Party and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Tuesday announced an alliance in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the Lok Sabha elections. The BJP will contest five of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu.
The Patna High Court on Tuesday said former chief ministers of Bihar cannot occupy government bungalows allotted to them for a lifetime. The court directed former state chief ministers, including incumbent Nitish Kumar, to vacate these bungalows. Kumar still retains a bungalow he was allotted during his last term as chief minister, while residing in another official bungalow.
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday tweeted in support of a demand for a boycott of “everything Kashmiri” following the Pulwama attack. “Don’t visit Kashmir, don’t go to Amarnath for the next two years. Don’t buy articles from Kashmir emporia or Kashmiri tradesman who come every winter,” Roy wrote, quoting from an “appeal” by a retired Army officer. He said he was “inclined to agree”.
The West Bengal government on Tuesday transferred Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar to the Crime Investigation Department, where he will take over as the additional director general of police and inspector general of police.
Former Kashmiri bureaucrat Shah Faesal on Tuesday urged the Uttarakhand Police to “focus on real spoilers” instead of activist Shehla Rashid, who was booked for allegedly spreading rumours after the Pulwama terror attack. Human rights organisation Amnesty India called the action against Rashid “absurd”.
The International Court of Justice on Tuesday resumed public hearings of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case in The Hague. On Day 1 of the hearings on Monday, India had sought Jadhav’s release from a Pakistani prison.
The district collector of Bikaner on Monday issued an order directing Pakistani citizens to leave within 48 hours, citing a law and order situation in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, PTI reported. Bikaner is a district in Rajasthan bordering Pakistan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday claimed that New Delhi has blamed Islamabad for the Pulwama attack without any evidence, ANI reported. “It is in our interest that nobody from our soil spreads violence,” he added.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday claimed that New Delhi has blamed Islamabad for the Pulwama attack without any evidence. “It is in our interest that nobody from our soil spreads violence,” he added. “I want to tell Indian government that we will take action if evidence is found against anyone from Pakistan.”
The State Bank of India on Monday decided to waive the loans of 23 Central Reserve Police Force personnel who were killed in a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to end caste discrimination and invoked Sant Ravidas, a Bhakti poet, on his birth anniversary, PTI reported.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to end caste discrimination and invoked Sant Ravidas, a Bhakti poet, on his birth anniversary. “Irrespective of caste, creed and other factors, all should get benefit of government schemes,” Modi said after laying the foundation stone of Ravidas Janmasthali (birthplace) area development project in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday added 10 members to his Cabinet almost two months after his party won the Assembly elections by a majority. Rao was sworn in as chief minister for a second term on December 13, two days after results of the state Assembly elections were declared. Mohammad Mahmood Ali was the only minister to take oath along with Rao, as home minister.
The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Pattali Makkal Katchi in Tamil Nadu signed an alliance on Tuesday ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The state has 39 parliamentary seats.
The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Pattali Makkal Katchi in Tamil Nadu signed an alliance on Tuesday ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The Pattali Makkal Katchi will get seven seats.
The National Human Rights Commission on Monday sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the reported deaths of 150 people in the last 15 years due to spurious liquor in Pusaina village of Mainpuri district.
Two aircraft of the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team of the Indian Air Force crashed on Tuesday at the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru, during the rehearsal session for Aero India 2019 show scheduled to begin Wednesday. One pilot has died, and the Bengaluru Police said one civilian has been hurt.
A Trinamool Congress municipal councillor was injured after he was shot at inside a party office in a Kolkata suburb on Monday evening. The incident came a week after the murder of a Trinamool Congress MLA in Nadia district.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad is nothing but a “child” of the Pakistan Army, and there is no doubt that the Pakistan government “100%” had a role in the terror attack in Pulwama last week, the Indian Army said at a media briefing on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Rao was appointed the interim chief after the previous director of the agency Alok Verma was removed by a high-level committee presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 10.
The Aadhaar details of around 6.7 million customers on the website of state-owned gas company Indane has been leaked, a report claimed on Tuesday. The breach occurred after the part of the website for dealers and distributors was indexed in Google, allowing anyone to log in to the page without a valid username and password.
The Congress on Monday said political leaders should voice their views in sync with the “public sentiment” and the “thought process which is uppermost in the country”. The statement comes after Punjab minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu faced criticism for his comments following the Pulwama terror attack.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday said party workers should not expect a miracle from her and that the party’s performance will depend on booth-level organisation. “I cannot do a miracle from above,” Vadra told party workers. “The workers need to strengthen the party at the booth-level and I need your support for strengthening the party in the state.”
One person died and three others were injured on Monday when a speeding car hit an autorickshaw in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri area. The luxury car, a Bentley, was driven by liquor baron Ponty Chadha’s nephew Asees Singh Chadha, who has reportedly been arrested.
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy late on Monday ended his six-day sit-in dharna after a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, saying that “partial success” on various demands was achieved. Narayanasamy, who began his demonstration on February 13 on front of the Assembly, had accused Bedi of not clearing 39 government proposals.
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit India on Tuesday, a day after he was in Pakistan. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that Salman will try to ease tension between India and Pakistan, after a suicide attack in Kashmir killed 40 Army personnel on February 14.
Jawaharlal Nehru University research scholar and activist Shehla Rashid on Monday was booked by Dehradun Police for allegedly spreading rumours and fear among a minority community on Twitter in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that took place on February 14.