Five militants of banned organisation held in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (ANI): The police on Wednesday night arrested five militants, belonging to banned Students Islamic Movement, in Odisha. Acting on an intelligence input, a police team carried out raids in Rourkela district and apprehended the ultras after a brief gun battle. The arrested ultras had escaped from a jail in Khandwa district of of Madhya Pradesh in 2013. Director General of Odisha police Kanwar Brajesh Singh said they were involved in blasts, killing of two policemen and bank robbery. Police will produce them before a court to seek remand for further interrogation.
Leaders from across the political spectrum, admirers and party workers thronged the cremation ground to bid adieu to senior BJP leader and former Union minister Arun Jaitley who enjoyed goodwill across the divide.
Due to the rise in Yamuna's water level in Delhi, thousands of people living near Yamuna ghats are forced to flee their homes and take shelter in government-provided tents.
Many also have their farmlands near the Yamuna, which were also destroyed.
Former Union finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away. Jaitley, 66, was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi after he complained of palpitations and restlessness. He was placed under observation at the hospital’s Cardio-Neuro Centre
Addressing an event marking Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary, Sonia Gandhi said in 1984 her husband got a massive poll mandate but did not use it to create an atmosphere of fear or to threaten people.
The protest against the demolition of Ravidas temple in south Delhi turned violent as thousands of Dalist from various parts of the country hit the streets. The police resorted to “mild lathicharge” and used tear gas after protesters set two motorcycles on fire and vandalised a police vehicle, causing injuries to a few policemen.
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A day after Parliament ratified the government’s decision to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories, Pakistan Wednesday announced it was downgrading diplomatic relations with India.