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From International To Sports To Entertainment To India, Here Are The Latest News And Updates From Across The Globe:

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 01 Mar 2019, 02:40:21 PM

New Delhi:

From Indian Air Force (IAF)'s captured pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's homecoming to incessant encounters across the LoC amid Indo-Pak tensions, the Internet is buzzing with latest and breaking news from across the globe. While Pakistan on Friday will release IAF pilot Abhinandan as a "gesture of peace", the security forces is believed to trap 2-3 terrorists in another round of gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj arrived in Abu Dhabi to attend the foreign ministers' meet of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) states, an influential grouping of 57 countries. In other news, 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra is reportedly upset with her best friend Meghan Markle and is likely to give a miss to the former's baby shower. Moving on to sports, ace Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik will take on Henna Johansson of Sweden in the gold-medal clash in Dan Kolov 2019.

From international to sports to entertainment to India, here are the latest news and updates from across the globe:

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday attended duties wearing black shirt as a sign of protest for PM Narendra Modi's visit to Vizag.


The Pakistan Army Friday heavily shelled areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, leaving a woman injured, officials said.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the foreign ministers' meet of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Abu Dhabi. She will shortly address the session as the Guest of Honour.



Tamil Nadu: A special thanks giving prayer was organised today by state Home Guards at Kalikambal Temple in Chennai ahead of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's release by Pakistan.



Earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale hit Palghar district of Maharashtra at 11 am today.

Sitting judge of Delhi High Court Justice Valmiki Mehta passes away due to cardiac arrest.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi appeals to UN General Secretary and Russia to play a mediation role to de-escalate tensions in South Asia.



Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi: I will not attend Council of Foreign Ministers as a matter of principle for having extended invitation as a Guest of Honour to Sushma Swaraj.

Vistara Airlines is all set to start daily flights from Dibrugarh in Assam to Bagdogra in West Bengal from April 3. Moreover, the airline stated that the same aircraft would then head to Delhi daily, making it a Dibrugarh-Delhi flight via Bagdogra.

Punjab: People gather at Attari-Wagah border as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released by Pakistan today.



Mathura: The mortal remains of Air Force's Corporal Pankaj Nauhwar have been brought to his residence at Jarelia Bajna. He lost his life in the crash of a Mi-17 V5 helicopter near Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam on 27 February.



Accident between a truck and police van in Jharsugud, Odisha: CM announces ex-gratia Rs5 lakh each and a govt job to next of kin of deceased policemen. In case of serious injuries which might lead to disability in future, ex gratia Rs1 lakh has been announced for the policemen.

Supreme Court dismisses petition filed by Lieutenant General Ravi Dastane challenging the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as head of Eastern Command, which had made him eligible for the post of Army chief.



Supreme Court today asked lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, to mention his matter in connection with the issue of eviction of tribals from forests before the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Court on March 4.

Odisha: Two policemen killed and 17 others injured when an overspeeding truck rammed into a police van near Belpahar on NH-49 of Jharsuguda district earlier this morning.



Sensex currently at 36,102.15 , up by 234.71 points, Nifty currently at 10,862.10, up by 69.15 points.



The Union cabinet on Thursday approved the Kanpur and the Agra metro rail projects, a move to boost public transport connectivity in the two Uttar Pradesh cities.

Five SIMI activists get life sentence for possession of explosives.

Punjab: BSF in Ferozepur has arrested an Indian national near border out post, Maboke and seized a mobile phone with Pakistani SIM card, in use, from his possession. The number is added to 8 Pak groups. 6 other Pak phone numbers also retrieved from him. The man is from Moradabad.

Visuals from the Attari-Wagah border. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released by Pakistan today.



Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri sector: One civilian was injured Friday in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Encounter, which broke out between security forces and terrorists in the wee hours of Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, concludes. However, the search operation is still underway in the area.

Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 123 and PM 10 at 153, both in 'Moderate' categories, in Lodhi Road area according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data.



Sushma Swaraj reaches Abu Dhabi to address OIC conclave: Swaraj will attend the inaugural plenary of the two-day meeting on Friday. It is for the first time that India has been invited to an OIC meeting as guest of honour.

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First Published : 01 Mar 2019, 08:04:50 AM