Latest News: Justice AK Sikri to Head CSAT, Says Report

Senior BJP MLA Gulab Chand Kataria has been chosen as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly.

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An Army personnel was injured Sunday when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The soldier, manning a forward post, was hit by a bullet apparently from a Pakistani sniper in Keri sector and was hospitalised, they said, adding the Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire between the two sides continued for some time.

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The Narendra Modi government in December 2018 decided to nominate senior Supreme Court Judge AK Sikri to the vacant post of president/member in the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT), The Print reported.

Sikri will join the CSAT after his retirement as Supreme Court judge on 6 March.

The members of the prestigious tribunal are appointed for a four-year term, which may be renewed for one more term.

Sikri was recently in news after he was a part of the High Powered Selection Committee that transferred CBI Director Alok Verma after being reinstated to the post by the Supreme Court.

Two persons were killed and seven others injured when a car in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary truck in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on Sunday.

The accident occurred in the Kuchera police station area Sunday morning when the victims were on their way towards Pushkar.

Mangilal Prajapat (35) and Kaladevi (38) died on the spot, while seven others were injured, they said.

The bodies were handed over to their family members after post-mortem, the police said, adding the injured were being treated at the district hospital.

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Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday trained guns at the BJP over the isue of building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and the government’s 10 percent Quota bill.

“They say Congress comes in between when Ram Mandir issue comes up. Just because Congress comes in the middle, people punished them by taking away the majority and giving you the power. However, we don’t see any Ram Mandir built by you so far,” he said.

“If you really want to help financially weaker section, then why don’t you exempt those below ₹8 lakhs per annum income from paying taxes? You have given reservations but have you calculated or considered the actual way of implementing reservations?,” he added.

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Meeting of BJP’s Lok Sabha Election Manifesto Committee is underway at BJP headquarters in Delhi. BJP chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, among other committee members are present in the meeting.

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Anti Narcotics Cell busted an international drugs cartel in Mumbai and seized 1.005 Kg Cocaine worth Rs 6,03,00,000 and arrested two foreign nationals on Saturday.

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I-T department officials are questioning Uttarakhand BJP leader and businessman Anil Goyal, his brother Sunil Goyal and business partner Naresh Garg.

Rs 70 lakh in cash and details of more 40 companies and share trading have been recovered from the duo.

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One Army jawan was arrested by Rajasthan Police in connection with espionage in Jaisalmer. He was apprehended and interrogated by intelligence agencies for over four months after he was found to be in touch with Pakistani ISI operatives on social media.

Defence PRO Col Sambit Ghosh told ANI that the Army is providing all assistance to the civilian authorities in the investigation related to the matter.

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One person was killed and 20 were injured in a collision between a truck and a bus near Runni Saidpur toll plaza in Bihar’s Sitamarhi.

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Srilankan Navy apprehended nine Indian fishermen near Delft Island on Sunday. They are being interrogated at the Karainagar Naval camp.

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Two militants were killed in a joint operation last night by the Army, Police and CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam. The terrorists have been identified as Zeenat-ul-Islam and Shakeel Ahmed Dar. Weapons and other warlike stores were recovered from them.

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Body of a 65-yr-old woman was found buried in the garden of her house on Saturday in Kanharpur village of Mungeli district in Chhattisgarh.

“We found out that her own son killed her. He confessed to the crime. He along with his wife had killed her on suspicion of witchcraft,” the Mungeli SP told ANI.

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Vijay Shankar and Shubman Gill will replace KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya in ODI side. Shankar will be a part of the squad for the ODI series in Australia and the tour to New Zealand. Gill has been picked for the ODI and T20I series in New Zealand.

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