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News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 15 Feb 2019, 10:16:03 PM
Top stories of February 15, 2019.

New Delhi:

According to sources, Union minister Arun Jaitley to resume charge as finance minister today. Supreme Court will hear a petition relating to sufferings of acid attack victims across India and questioning the sale of acid in open market. Donald Trump to declare national emergency to build a border wall.

All prior commitments of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for tomorrow and day after tomorrow have been cancelled. She will go to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to pay last respects to the CRPF jawans of the two states, who lost their lives in Pulwama attack.



Representatives from different diplomatic missions leave from the Ministry of External Affairs. Representatives from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, South Korea, Sweden, Bhutan, Canada, Britain, Russia, Israel & others were present.



PM Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone and inaugurate several projects in Jhansi. 



Pramod Chandra Modi takes charge as the Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).



Centre files plea seeking permission for release of excess vacant land acquired around Ayodhya site & be handed over to the original owner from whom it was acquired. It'll be heard by the Constitution bench hearing Ayodhya case on the next date & along with the main case.

Supreme Court today issued a notice to the Union Of India & all states on hearing a PIL filed by Anuja Kapur seeking a direction to the Centre & others for enhancement of compensation & immediate relief, jobs, medical facilities and other rehabilitation steps to acid attack victims.

Indian Air Force inducts Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal as first woman flight engineer. She hails from Chandigarh&has completed her Bachelor of Engineering degree from Panjab University. As a Flight Engineer,she would subsequently be posted to operational helicopter units of IAF.



Supreme Court issues notice to Delhi government on an appeal seeking direction for the government to purchase only low-floor buses, which are differently-abled friendly, to augment public transport in the city.

Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a school teacher from Madhya Pradesh who was given death sentence for raping a four-year-old girl.

Supreme Court recommends filing up the vacant posts of Information Commissioners at Centre and state level within six months and directs to bring transparency in the appointment process.

The Supreme Court turns down a plea seeking its direction to disqualify a candidate for giving false affidavit while contesting an election. Court says filling false affidavit could not be termed as resorting to undue influence in the election as in some cases filing false affidavit may not have any consequence on voting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi onboard Vande Bharat Express (Train-18), which was flagged off today.



Bengaluru: Dissenting Karnataka Congress MLAs B. Nagendra and Ramesh Jarakiholi, met Congress leader Siddaramaiah at his residence. Karnataka Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan also present. 



Ashwani Lohani (on right) takes charge as a Chairman and Managing Director of Air India.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public meeting in Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh has been cancelled for today.

Visuals from outside Raj Nivas in Puducherry where CM V Narayanasamy is sitting on a dharna against Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. He wants Central govt to recall the Lieutenant Governor, and that the helmet enforcement rule by DGP be taken up in a phased manner in the state.


A 2-year-old girl died after falling into a drain while she was playing outside her house in the Ranga Reddy district of Telangana on the night of February 13. A case has been registered and further probe is on, said G Rajesh, Sub Inspector, Mailardevpally Police Station.

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First Published : 15 Feb 2019, 08:09:57 AM

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