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Calcutta High Court defers BJP’s rath yatra, Next hearing on Jan 9

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Kolkata, Dec 6: The Calcutta High Court Thursday deferred Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s proposed ‘Rath Yatra’ in West Bengal, which was scheduled from Cooch Behar tomorrow.

“The Court has passed the order that by December 21, the Superintendent of Police of respective districts will speak to district Presidents of BJP & file a report on 9th Jan, before the HC of Calcutta. Till then HC has deferred the rally”, Arkho Kumar Naag, State Advocate told media.

Reacting to the court’s decision, West Bengal BJP Vice President Jay Prakash Majumdar announced that they will be going to division bench on Friday morning.

“We will seek justice that any peaceful democratic movement is permissible under Indian Constitution”, he said.

Meanwhile, West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh stated “We’ve to move forward in consultation with the police, that’s why that judgement is valid till tomorrow 10:30 am. We will follow the judgement that will come tomorrow”.

The development took place a day after, the saffron party had approached the high court claiming that the West Bengal administration and the police were not responding to its applications seeking permission to hold three rallies in the state from December 7.

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Army Major killed in IED blast near LoC, Soldier injured in firing

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Srinagar, Feb 16: An army officer has lost his life in an explosion in the Rajouri sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, while a soldier was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces in the same area on Saturday.

Major-rank army officer, identified as Lt Col Devender Anand was killed while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which had been planted by militants.

The officer was from the Corps of Engineers. The IED was planted 1.5 kms inside the Line of Control in the Naushera sector.

Meanwhile, a soldier received injuries in the ceasefire violation at Baba Khodi area of the same region.

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Vayu Shakti 2019: Firepower demonstration of IAF at Pokhran

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Jaipur, Feb 16: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday demonstrate its full spectrum combat and fire capabilities at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan during ‘Vayu Shakti-2019’.

Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa, Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and others attended the show.

This was the 7th edition of the Fire Power Demonstration (FPD).

It is conducted by the IAF once in three years which is participated by fighters, transports, helicopters, force enablers and support systems.

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Fire breaks out at Delhi High Court’s canteen

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New Delhi, Feb 16: A fire broke out in Delhi High Court’s canteen on Saturday.

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