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Here are the LIVE Updates of February 18:

3:15 pm: Hopes of our region & world are focus on rapid deployment of vaccines. In this too, we must maintain same cooperative & collaborative spirit. Over the past year, our health cooperation has achieved so much: PM address workshop on Covid-19 Management with 10 neighbouring countries

3:10 pm: Investigation is on. It's big conspiracy. We hope truth comes out. His condition is very critical. His pulse rate dropped to 50. We'll give Rs 5 Lakhs each to those seriously injured & Rs 1 Lakh each to those with minor injuries. Case handed over to CID, STF & CIF: West Bengal CM

3:05 pm: Shouldn't Durga Puja take place in WB? Court permission needs to be obtained for it. Shouldn't Saraswati Puja take place? She had stopped it, only after BJP's pressure she was seen worshipping goddess Saraswati. Didi, Bengal knows that you stopped 'Saraswati pujan' in schools: HM

2:55 pm: 1 body & a body part recovered from Tapovan tunnel while a body found from Raini village's north side today. Body count at 60 now. 27 body parts have been retrieved so far. Search & rescue op will go on for long time as large amount of debris & mud stocked inside: Uttarakhand DGP

2:45 pm: Utkal Express that plies from Odisha's Puri to Uttarakhand's Haridwar stopped at Ghaziabad railway station as farmers have blocked railways tracks at Modinagar railway station

2:30 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah launches the fifth Poribortan Yatra in Kakdwip of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

2:25 pm: BJP govt will provide more than 33% reservation to the women in West Bengal: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, at the launch of fifth Poribortan Yatra in Kakdwip of South 24 Parganas district

2:15 pm: It is not our aim to bring BJP govt after removing Mamata Banerjee's govt. Our goal is to ensure that there is a change in the situation in West Bengal, a change in the situation of the poor of the state, a change in situation of women of the state: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

2:10 pm; This is not a change in power, this is about bringing respect to Gangasagar, about bringing a change in the fishermen of the region. Can law and order situation be fine in West Bengal as long as there is Mamata Banerjee's govt here? Can Bengal walk on the path to progress?: HM

2:00 pm: This is BJP's fight to make Bengal 'Sonar Bangla'. This fight is between our booth workers and the syndicate of TMC: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, at the launch of fifth Poribortan Yatra in Kakdwip of South 24 Parganas district

1:40 pm: Jammu & Kashmir: The delegation of foreign envoys meet Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan in Jammu. The delegation is visiting the union territory.

1:25 pm: Distance between Assam & Meghalaya is around 250 kms by road. In the future, it will only be 19-20 kms. This bridge will also prove to be significant for international movement of traffic to other nations: PM Narendra Modi on bridge b/w Dhubri, Assam & Phulbari, Meghalaya

1:15 pm; Supreme Court issues notices to Centre, Uttarakhand government and Director of Jim Corbett National Park on a plea against the decision of Forest department to allow a private company to ply its buses within a core area of Corbett Tiger Reserve.

1:10 pm: In the past few years, the double engine Govt of Centre and Assam made an effort to reduce the geographical and cultural gaps of this entire region: PM Narendra Modi launches multiple development initiatives in Assam, via video conferencing

1:00 pm; Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches multiple development initiatives in Assam, via video conferencing.

12:45 pm: Demand for a bridge over river Brahmaputra, b/w Dhubri, Assam & Phulbari, Meghalaya is 10 yrs old. With this, distance b/w Dhubri & Phulbari will be shortened by 203 kms: Union Min Nitin Gadkari at foundation stone laying ceremony of bridge b/w Dhubri, Assam & Phulbari, Meghalaya

12:15 pm: Assam & Meghalaya will have a direct connection with West Bengal through this bridge. The 55 km-long road construction from Serampore in West Bengal to Dhubri, Assam will begin this Oct. It will save the distance and time needed to travel to Bhutan, Bangladesh: Nitin Gadkari

11:45 am; West Bengal: Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at Bharat Sevashram Sangha at Rash Behari Avenue

11:35 am: As our brave exam warriors start padding up for their exam, ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021’ returns, this time fully online & open to students across the world. It'll also include parents & teachers. It’ll be fun-filled discussion on an otherwise serious subject: PM Modi

11:25 am: West Bengal: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives at the hospital in Kolkata to meet state minister Jakir Hossain who got injured after unidentified people hurled a bomb at him in Murshidabad yesterday.

11:15 am: Entry/exit for Tikri Border, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Bahadurgarh City, and Brig. Hoshiar Singh metro stations have been closed: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Farmers have called a 4-hour long nationwide 'rail roko' agitation today

11:00 am: Supreme Court disposes off the suo motu proceedings against former CJI Ranjan Gogoi, against whom sexual harassment allegations were levelled in 2019.

10:45 am: Himachal Pradesh: BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda welcomed by party workers at Dharamshala Airport. He will address party's state unit's working committee meeting today.

10:30 am: The news reports regarding Indian Navy participating in Iran-Russia Maritime exercise is incorrect: Indian Navy

10:15 am: The dialogue will allow our nations to advance shared interest in secure & prosperous region. Quad’s positive agenda will enable us to progress cooperation across a range of areas, including to support the region recover from economic & health impacts of COVID: Australian Govt

10:00 am: Quad is a key pillar of Australia’s int'l agenda & complements our bilateral, regional & multilateral engagement, incl with ASEAN. Quad partners are strong supporters of ASEAN centrality within a region in which all countries are sovereign, independent & resilient:Australian Govt

9:45 am: Puducherry: Tamilisai Soundararajan formally takes additional charge as Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory

9:30 am: India reports 12,881 new #COVID19 cases, 11,987 discharges, and 101 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry Total cases: 1,09,50,201 Total discharges: 1,06,56,845 Death toll: 1,56,014 Active cases: 1,37,342 Total Vaccination: 94,22,228

9:15 am: Delhi: Meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence to be held at the Parliament today.

9:00 am: Mumbai: 5 arrested by Anti Narcotics Cell, Mumbai Police for conspiring to plant drugs in a local politician's car & frame him for it. DCP of the Cell says, "He opposed a local construction & had complained to Police & BMC. They were going to inform Police after planting drugs."

8:40 am: As per investigation so far, statements of eye witnesses & opinion of doctor, a lot of froth was found at the spot. So, prima facie there are symptoms of poisoning. We're investigating the matter. Prima facie no injury marks found on bodies. 6 teams formed for probe: SP Unnao

8:25 am: Karnataka: Central Crime Branch busted a prostitution racket that was operating out of a lodge in Bengaluru. Three people, including the owner of the lodge, arrested. Three women from West Bengal rescued.

8:15 am: Kumbh Mela 2021 to be held from 1st to 30th April this year. The fair to be held for 30 days only in the wake of #COVID19 pandemic. Government to issue a notification by the end of March: Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash

8:00 am: Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi stand at Rs 89.88/litre (increase by 34 paise) and Rs 80.27/litre (increase by 32 paise), respectively

7:45 am: WB Minister Jakir Hossain injured after unidentified persons hurled a bomb at him at Nimtita railway station, Murshidabad y'day. Murshidabad Medical College Superintendent says that he's stable & out of danger, one hand & leg injured.

7:30 am: Both sides expressed their intention to strengthen Russian-Indian Special & Privileged Strategic Partnership, as well as tighten coordination of stances on pressing int'l & regional issues, including in frameworks of multilateral formats with the participation of Russia & India.

7:15 am: West Bengal Labour Minister (MoS) Jakir Hossain is stable and is out of danger. He received injuries in one hand and one leg: Dr Amiya Kumar Bera, Superintendent Murshidabad Medical College

7:00 am: The delegation of foreign envoys will call on Chief Justice of J&K High Court, in Jammu. Later they'll attend luncheon meet hosted by Lt Governor & meet civil society representatives

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan