Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
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People queue up to check their names on the final draft of the NRC in Assam

823 people detained in 6 Assam detention centres are foreigners, Centre tells Supreme Court

The top court had asked the Centre to provide details of functional detention centres in Assam and the foreigners detained in them during the last 10 years.
Indian currency

Suspense over amount of black money held by Indians could be over soon

A parliamentary panel will discuss 3 govt-commissioned studies on black money Thursday. Many BJP MPs in favour of ending mystery.
File image of Robert Vadra arriving to appear before ED | Arun Sharma/PTI

Robert Vadra skips appearance at Enforcement Directorate citing bad health

Vadra's lawyers informed that he may appear either on Wednesday or on a mutually acceptable date later this week.

All should get benefit of govt schemes irrespective of caste, creed & other factors: PM Modi

The prime minister invoked Sant Ravidas on his birth anniversary to urge people to end caste discrimination and identify those who promote it for self interest.

Supreme Court won’t interfere in Nageswara Rao’s appointment as CBI interim director

Supreme Court says 'no interference is called for' as the Modi government has since appointed a full-time director of the agency.
The Rao Tula Ram Marg flyover was launched in Nov 2014 and has missed 5 deadlines

Delhi in race to build world’s slowest flyover project at less than 400 metres a year

PWD’s project to build a new flyover connecting south Delhi to IGI Airport began in 2014, but 30% of the work is yet to be done, while the cost has ballooned.
Uber app

Uber faces FIR for negligence days after customer alleges rape by driver

Noida Police have registered a complaint against Uber for the lack of proper verification of its drivers and a real time monitoring system.
The Union Public Service Commission premises in New Delhi

From 2020, the same UPSC exam could get you into IAS as well as BSF

UPSC is working on a proposal to cut down the number of preliminary exams it conducts, with the civil services test for IAS likely to be expanded.
Captain Amarinder Singh

Get 2 for every Indian jawan killed: ‘Fed up’ Punjab CM Amarinder calls for action

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said it was clear the Pakistan Army was calling the shots, and said the country was fed up with the senseless killing of soldiers.
Old bungalow

Govt panel to sell off Rs 3,000 crore properties of those who migrated to Pakistan, China

The move to set up a panel comes nearly two years after Parliament amended the Enemy Property Act.


PM Narendra Modi

India-Pakistan face-off over Pulwama is Narendra Modi’s biggest foreign policy challenge

New Delhi can pat itself on the back for persuading Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to not fly directly from Pakistan.
shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.