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ARUN JAITLEY TO RESUME CHARGE OVER FINANCE MINISTRY

ANM News Desk: Union minister Arun Jaitley will likely resume charge as the Finance Minister today.

He returned from the US last week after undergoing medical treatment as he was diagnosed with soft tissue cancer.

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PRO ZAKIR MUSSA SLOGANS ROCKS BOARD OF SCHOOL EDUCATION

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Pro Zakir Mussa slogans rocks Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education as the Students who were declared fail in eleventh class results tried to vandalised property of Bose at Bemina Srinagar.

According to officials students assembled inside the premises and raised sloganeering demanding they be declared successful in the results.  “They vandalized property and even after trying to reason them out failed as they resorted to hooliganism,” the officials said.

Eye witnesses said that student created ruckus at the office and raised Pro Zakir Moosa, Pro Daesh slogans. He said that they are accusing authorities of ‘playing with their careers by declaring them failed in exams’.

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GOVERNMENT VS. TIKTOK: WHO WILL THE YOUTH SUPPORT?

ANM News Desk: If things go as per the plan of the Tamil Nadu government, the people of the state may not get to use one of their favorite apps – TikTok.

The Centre would be approached for a ban on TikTok, just like how the state government had taken effective steps when people were worried about the threat posed by the Blue Whale app, TN Information Technology Minister N. Manikandan told the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.

The minister was replying to a demand from the Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi member Thamimun Ansari for a ban on the TikTok app. The Nagapattinam MLA alleged that the app was being used for spreading obscenity and also to create law and order problems. “TikTok offended our culture”, he said.

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CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT BILL TO BE TABLED IN RAJYA SABHA AS PROTESTS RAGE ON

ANM News Desk: The contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha today even as northeast continues to burn in protests against the proposed law.

The bill will be moved by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the Upper House. The bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha on January 8 and if cleared in Rajya Sabha, it will become a law. However, the ruling alliance lacks absolute numbers in the Upper House, which might prove a hurdle in their way to pass the bill.

The bill will grant nationality to Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians and Jains from the neighbouring countries, but not Muslims which has triggered widespread protests in the northeast states, who have raised strong objections about discriminating against immigrants.

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PM MODI TO FLAG OFF INDIA’S FASTEST TRAIN

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India’s first engineless train Vande Bharat Express on February 15 from the New Delhi Railway station.

Train 18, was recently named as Vande Bharat Express by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai becoming India’s fastest train by hitting speeds of over 180 kmph.

The 16-coach train will replace the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express and will run between Delhi and Varanasi.

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Grenade attack in Kulgam, CRPF man injured

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Militants hurled a grenade towards CRPF camp in Laroo village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district which results the injury of one paramilitary trooper.

 According to reports, Militants lobbed a grenade on CRPF camp of 18 Battalion at Laroo area resulting in injuries to one paramilitary trooper.

 The injured was taken to nearby hospital for treatment they said. A police also confirmed the attack and said that one CRPF man suffered splinter injuries.

 Soon after the attack entire area has been cordoned off and massive hunt is underway to nab the attackers.

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SHARP HIKE IN AIRFARE MAY BRING DOWN WINTER TOURISM IN KASHMIR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Heavy snowfall in the Valley has led to the closure of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, leaving needy people to book air tickets at prices as high as Rs. 18,000.

One such traveller who had to book a ticket from Delhi to Srinagar at Rs. 14,000. Mr Ahmed earns Rs. 8,000 but did not have any other option as he had to attend his mother’s funeral in Srinagar.

“Now I have to work for three months to repay the debt for the ticket. I have taken a loan to buy ticket. I cannot afford it but because of mother I had to do whatever it takes to reach here,” he said.

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EL SALVADOR’S YOUNGEST PRESIDENT PAVES WAY FOR MODERNIZED GOVERNMENT

ANM News Desk: Expelled from the ruling leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and thwarted in trying to create his own party, Nayib Bukele forged his own path to victory as an outsider in El Salvador’s presidential election.

Bukele, 37, a businessman and former mayor, searched for a new political home after being ejected in 2017 from the FMLN for allegedly breaking party rules.

He then joined a center-left party, only to see it shut down by El Salvador’s electoral tribune. Finally, he aligned himself with the Great National Alliance (GANA), a conservative party.

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PRESIDENT MADURO TAKES HIS BATTLE TO PEOPLE OF US

From Our correspondent. Caracas, Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela may be down but he is definitely not out. Faced with intense US pressure, the Bolivarian leader has taken the battle right to the doors of US. In a televised address, he called upon people of United States to force President Donald Trump to see reason and acknowledge the sovereignty of Venezuela.

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‘WITCH’ AND HER CHILDREN KILLED BY LOCALS

ANM News Desk: Six men in India have been arrested for killing a woman and her four children, including a 10-month-old baby, over suspicion that she was a witch who killed a 12 year old girl.

Angry villagers broke into the woman’s home in eastern Odisha and hacked her and her children to death with farm tools before dumping their bodies in a well, said investigating officer Sushant Dash.

Dash said the six, including a local witch doctor, were charged with murder and other offences under Odisha’s Prevention of Witch Hunting Act.