Naxals today set ablaze two JCB machines engaged in road construction work in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said. No one was reported to be hurt in the incident, they said.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal will welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Golden Temple on February 21, a party leader said today.
Against the backdrop of strained ties between the BJP and the TDP over “insufficient” budgetary allocations for Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said the state didn’t need anybody’s “benevolence”.
Punjab Police today claimed to have seized demonetized currency worth Rs 1.05 crore from two residents of Haryana’s Fatehabad.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reversed his decision to take stern action against Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i- Insaniyat Foundation fearing that any such move could trigger a political crisis, a media report said today.
At least 50 northern Tamil youth, including 11 former LTTE members, have been enlisted to serve the Sri Lanka Army s volunteer force, the military spokesman said today.
The president of the Maldives has asked Parliament to extend a state of emergency by two weeks as political turmoil continues in the country.
Islamic State militants have ambushed a group of Iraq’s Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27. The Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shiite militias, said today that the attack took place the previous night in the al-Saadounya area, southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, when the paramilitaries were conducting overnight raids. […]
At least 76 per cent of over 25.73 lakh voters exercised their franchise for the Assembly polls today in Tripura, where the BJP is trying to dislodge the Left Front after an unbroken 25-year stint in power, officials said.
Chief Minister K Palaniswami has hit out at Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan over his remarks that Tamil Nadu was turning out to be a “training centre” for extremists, saying the state was the “most peaceful” in the country.