Missed out on news today? Don’t worry we have got you covered. Here are the top stories of the day!
Major, 3 soldiers martyred; 2 JeM commanders eliminated in Pulwama encounter
Seven people, including an Indian Army major and two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, barely 10 km away from the spot of the deadly February 14 suicide attack on the CRPF convoy, police said on Monday. Read more
TDP MP Pandula Ravindra Babu quits to join YSR Congress
In yet another jolt to the ruling Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh, its Lok Sabha member from Amalapuram quit the party on Monday and joined the main opposition YSR Congress. Pandula Ravindra Babu, who represented Amalapuram (SC) constituency in East Godavari district, met YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and formally joined the opposition party.
Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad joins Congress
Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad on Monday joined Congress in presence of party president Rahul Gandhi. Former Indian cricketer and politician Kirti Azad was earlier slated to join the Congress party on February 15 but it was postponed in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack. Read more
SP MLA breaks down in UP Assembly after being robbed of Rs 10 lakh, threatens to commit suicide
Uttar Pradesh Assembly witnessed an unusual situation on Monday as a Samajwadi Party legislator, Kalpnath Paswan started crying in the middle of the session saying his Rs 10 lakh was stolen and if it was not recovered, he would “commit suicide”. Read more
‘Total Dhamaal’ won’t release in Pakistan
Actor-producer Ajay Devgn on Monday announced that his forthcoming film “Total Dhamaal” will not release in Pakistan. The decision comes after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers last week. Read more
Pakistan calls back India envoy for ‘consultations’
Pakistan has called back its High Commissioner from India for “consultations” amid heightened bilateral tensions after the Pulwama terror attack, officials here said Monday.