New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on sedition charges, to judicial custody till March 2. Kanhaiya was produced in the court under heavy security cover as his two-day police custody ended today. Kanhaiya has been charged with sedition in connection with the February 9 event on the JNU campus during which anti-India slogans were raised.
Pakistan reopens its airspace: Indian carriers together lost over Rs 550 crore due to the restrictions that had resulted in longer flight times and higher fuel burns. A chunk of this was for flag carrier Air India which lost Rs 491 crore till July 2.
Heavy floods have ravaged Bihar, where four people have lost their lives and over 18 lakh have been affected. North Bihar districts of Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, Madhubani, Araria, Darbhanga, Supaul and Kishanganj are hit worst.
The meeting comes amid differences between the two sides over a range of issues, including a bridge at Zero Line on the Indo-Pak border at Dera Baba Nanak. So far, three rounds of technical-level discussions have been held.
Tensions on the Sino-Indian border, which snowballed into a crisis at Doklam in 2017, have come down dramatically after the informal summit between the leaders of the two countries at Wuhan in April 2018.
Recommending jail terms ranging from seven years to life imprisonment for assailants and up to three years for dereliction of duty by a police officer or district magistrate, the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission has drawn up a stringent law.