6: 57 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ends sit-in protest

5.04 pm Poor people exploited under Mamata Banerjee’s rule; she is trying to protect officer allegedly involved in Saradha scam: Yogi Adityanath

4.52 pm Yogi Adityanath in Purulia: Nothing can be more shameful for democracy than a CM sitting on dharna

4.36 pm MHA seeks disciplinary action against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar

4.22 pm Mumbai: Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain actress Shilpa Shinde joins Congress

Milind Deora on rift in Mumbai Congress: Requests Sanjay Nirupam & other’s to put aside political differences and work in unison

3.54 pm Mamata Banerjee’s political histrionics brought to screeching halt by SC: Smriti Irani

3.40 pm SC asks Election Commission to consider exempting certain state officers from election duty to ensure that NRC process continues

3.36 pm It seems entire effort of MHA is to destroy the NRC process, says SC

3.32 pm SC expresses anguish, says Centre is hell-bent on not allowing Assam NRC process to go on.

3.32 pm Centre is not cooperating in NRC process, says SC; reiterates that July 31 deadline for completion of NRC will not be extended

3.13 pm Jammu And Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch at around 10:30 am today

3.00 pm Sunil Mehta, Chairman PNB on Nirav Modi: We have done 100% provisioning in the matter. It was completed till third quarter


2.05 pm Maharashtra: CM Devendra Fadnavis, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre meet Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi

1.40 pm Maharashtra: A trainee aircraft of Carver aviation (pilot training institute) has crashed near Indapur, Pune. The trainee pilot, who is injured, has been rushed to a hospital in Baramati.

1.36 pm Kumbh Mela 2019: Fire breaks out in two tents, no casualties reported

12.38 pm Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 PM amid protests by TMC members

12.30 pm: Bombay High Court adjourns hearing in the case related to activist Anand Teltumbde, an accused in Bhima Koregaon case, to 11 February after Additional Public Prosecutor sought time to file a detailed affidavit opposing his anticipatory bail application.

12.25 pm: Delhi: Prince of Monaco Albert II meets EAM Sushma Swaraj. He is on an official visit to India.

12.15 pm: Delhi: Prince of Monaco Albert II meets PM Narendra Modi. He is on an official visit to India.

12.00 pm: Mumbai: Enforcement Directorate has filed a reply in PMLA Court on SBI’s plea seeking confiscation of properties. All interveners have to file a reply on the plea seeking liquidation of shares, by 5th March. Hearing on matter related to Vijay Mallya adjourned to 13 March.

11.45 am: Union Min RS Prasad: Today we’ve to ask larger questions on behalf of the party. Lakhs of small investors were cheated&looted off their money. Is it not our moral obligation for an investigation? Why is Mamata ji silent on this? Why are the other political parties silent on this? This order was given by SC to investigate the conspiracy angle & also money laundering angle. This investigation must be done in a fair manner. Let’s not politicise it. This is a great moral victory for CBI.

11.40 am: AgustaWestland case: Delhi High Court issues notice to Enforcement Directorate (ED) on corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar’s petition challenging his deportation&claiming it to be illegal. ED has to submit a short reply by 11 Feb, reported ANI.

11.30 am: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: But what they started doing? They wanted to arrest him. They went to his house, on a secret operation, on Sunday, without any notice. That court said ‘no arrest’. We are so obliged. It will strengthen the morale of the officers.

11.25 am: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on SC will direct the Police Commissioner, Kolkata to make himself available&fully cooperate: Rajeev Kumar never said he’ll not be available. He said we want to meet at mutual place,if you want to ask for any clarification, you can come & we can sit

11.20 am: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on SC order that no coercive steps would be taken against Rajeev Kumar: It’s a moral victory. We have great respect for judiciary&all institutions. We are so grateful. We’re so obliged.

11.10 am: Nalin Kohli, senior lawyer & BJP leader: CJI bench ordered that Rajeev Kumar would make himself available in the light of prayer of the application of CBI to join the investigation, make himself available & cooperate fully. The SC pointed out that no coercive steps would be taken. Nalin Kohli, sr lawyer & BJP leader on contempt plea: It has also been made clear by SC in its order that personal appearance, after filing of replies, of concerned officers may be required&it’ll be communicated by Secy General of SC on 19 Feb,if such appearance is required on 20.
11.04 am: Hearing in SC on West Bengal CBI matter: Next day of hearing is February 20.

11.02 am: The Police Commissioner of Kolkata Rajeev Kumar will appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Shillong, Meghalaya as a neutral place.

11.00 am: Hearing in SC on West Bengal CBI matter: Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for WB govt says “It’s an attempt to humiliate&score point.What’s the great urgency? For 5 yrs there was no FIR. There is not a single FIR against Rajeev Kumar under 201 (Destruction of evidence) of the IPC.

10.55 am: Hearing in West Bengal CBI matter: Supreme Court issues notice to Commissioner Of Police Kolkata, DGP and West Bengal govt on contempt plea.

10.50 am: Hearing in SC on West Bengal CBI matter: We will direct the Police Commissioner to make himself available and fully cooperate. We will deal with contempt petition later, observed CJI.

10.45 am: Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was heading SIT set up by West Bengal govt to probe chit fund scam: Attorney general

10.45 am: Attorney general says Kolkata Police had provided doctored call data records.

10.43 am: Attorney General K K Venugopal opens argument on behalf of CBI, alleges destruction of evidence in Saradha chitfund scam case.

10.40 am: CBI vs Mamata: SC commences hearing on pleas of probe agency in Saradha chit fund scam case.

10.40 am: Affidavit also states,return of crucial evidence to main accused by the SIT, despite regular monitoring by HC, clearly show connivance of SIT to a larger conspiracy wherein local authorities obstructed probe&attempted to destroy evidence prior to transfer of the case to CBI by SC.

10.30 am: West Bengal CBI matter: CBI files affidavit in the Supreme Court alleging there are several incriminating material/correspondence that was collected during the investigation by the CBI against the senior police officials as well as senior politicians.

10.20 am: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will be going to West Bengal today to meet WB CM Mamata Banerjee.

10.00 am: Siddaramaiah: I support it, Mamata Banerjee did the right thing. She’ll face court later but nobody should misuse ED, IT or any agency.Narendra Modi is creating anarchy. Can anybody raid your house?They have rights to work as per law.They didn’t have any order or warrant.

9.30 am: Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly&BJP MLA Michael Lobo: The day Manohar Parrikar steps down or something happens to him, a political crisis will strike the incumbent BJP-led coalition govt. As long as he is the Chief Minister of Goa, there is no crisis.