DOVAL BOLTON

US SECURITY ADVISOR, JOHN BOLTON HOLDS TALKS WITH AJIT DOVAL: ASSURES FULL SUPPORT

ANM News Desk: Following the heinous Pulwama attack which led to an uproar all around the world, the United States National Security Adviser John Bolton called up his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Friday to express his condolences and asserted that America supports India’s right to self-defence assuring full support for countering terrorism from its side as well.

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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.

MODI BRO_ENG

PM’S BROTHER ROOTS FOR HIM IN THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS: SAYS IT WILL BE A REPEAT OF 2014

ANM News Desk: As Lok Sabha polls close by, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad Modi on Tuesday said he is confident that the upcoming general elections will be a repeat of 2014. He confidently stated that BJP would get more than 300 seats.

He said that the NDA-led Modi government at the Centre had been successful in implementing various development works throughout the country in the last four and a half years.

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MAMATA BANERJEE GEARS UP FOR AAP’S MEGA RALLY

ANM News Desk: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in Delhi on Tuesday night to take part in a mega opposition rally called by the AAP at Jantar Mantar today.

The Trinamool Congress supremo will also visit Parliament and participate in an official event in the city.

Banerjee will address the Aam Aadmi Party’s ‘Tanashahi Hatao, Desh Bachao’ rally at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday.

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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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LATE BHUPEN HAZARIKA’S SON REFUSES TO ACCEPT BHARAT RATNA DUE TO CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT BILL CONTROVERSY

ANM News Desk: Late music maestro Bhupen Hazarika’s only son, Tej Hazarika, who lives in USA, has said that they won’t accept Bharat Ratna award conferred on his father in the backdrop of the situation that has arisen out of Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Tej Hazarika has issued a statement in this regard from the United States and alleged that his father’s name has been politically used in the ongoing Citizenship Amendment Bill controversy.  He clarified that he did not call the gesture to award Bharat Ratna a “cheap thrill” but the timing to present the honour.

Legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika was posthumously honoured with the highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ this Republic Day along with former President Pranab Mukherjee and late social activist Nanaji Deshmukh.

INDIA CHINA

CHINA AGAINST MODI’S ARUNACHAL VISIT: BJP DISMISSES OPPOSITION

ANM News Desk: China’s foreign ministry condemned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the disputed north-eastern border state of Arunachal Pradesh, saying it “resolutely opposes” activities by Indian leaders in the region.

Modi’s visit was part of a series of public meetings in the region aimed at garnering support for his Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of elections due by May.

Despite recent efforts to improve bilateral ties in both countries, disputes over the mountainous Indo-China border – which triggered a war in 1962 – and the region that China claims as southern Tibet have remained a sensitive issue.

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SECURITY MEASURES INCREASE PRE-MODI VISIT

ANM News Desk: Heavy security arrangements are in place for the much-publicised public meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the outskirts of Guntur on Sunday.

Police are seen frisking whoever is approaching the meeting venue.

The police asked people to show their handkerchiefs to find out if they’re black in colour.

BHARATI_ENG

COP ARRESTED FOR PASSING INFORMATION TO BJP LEADER BHARATI GHOSH

From Our Coprrespondent: In a pre-dawn swoop CID arrested the officer in charge of Special Operations Group of Alipurduar police on charges of allegedly passing on call details record and other sensitive information of senior police officers to former cop turned BJP leader Bharati Ghosh. The officer was earlier posted in West Midnapur when Bharati Ghosh was superintendent of police and considered close to her. As an OC SOG, he was responsible for keeping track of underground militants and terrorists and political leaders. CID investigations revealed that the officer was working at thye behest of Bharati Ghosh and was regulalrly taking orders from her and passing on sensitive information and documents to her. CID laid a trap and arrested him.

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CENTRE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST 5 SENIOR OFFICIALS AMID CBI VS. KP STANDOFF

ANM News Desk: The Centre is likely to take action against five senior police officers of West Bengal, including DGP Virendra Kumar, for taking part in the dharna of CM Mamata Banerjee.

This may also include stripping off meritorious awards and removing the officers from the list of seniority. A similar action is also expected against Kolkata CP Rajeev Kumar.