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Top news of the day: Activist Anand Teltumbde’s arrest and release, CBI chief appointment, and more

Anand Teltumbde leaves a court in Pune after his release on February 2, 2019.

Anand Teltumbde leaves a court in Pune after his release on February 2, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Mandar Tannu

Bhima Koregaon violence case: Pune court releases activist Anand Teltumbde

The court termed his arrest by the Pune Police in the early hours of February 2 in Mumbai “illegal”, and observed that the protection granted to him was for four weeks, and that either the Bombay High Court or the Supreme Court would have been the competent authority to take a call on his arrest following the rejection of his anticipatory bail plea.

Rishi Kumar Shukla appointed CBI chief

Mr. Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been appointed for a two-year term, and will take over from M. Nageshwar Rao, who took charge as the interim director from Alok Kumar Verma on October 24.

India issues démarche to U.S. on detention of Indian students

“Our concern over the dignity and well-being of the detained students and the need for immediate consular access for Indian officials to the detainees was reiterated,” a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said, adding that it had urged the U.S. government to “release them from detention at the earliest and not to resort to deportation against their will”.

Antrix-Devas case: ₹1,585 crore penalty imposed on Devas Multimedia, others

The company was incorporated in 2004 by some former employees of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It entered into an agreement with ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation to get bandwidth facilities in two proposed satellites for a range of services in the digital media and broadcasting business.

Air passenger carrying leopard cub detained in Chennai airport

On Saturday morning, AIU officers noticed that one male passenger was moving in a suspicious manner in the arrival area. A close watch was kept on his movement and after he had collected his checked-in luggage, it was noticed that he was walking away quickly, in a manner that confirmed the suspicions.

Modi stresses on Citizenship Bill, Budget in first of his election rallies in Bengal

Mr. Modi was addressing the first of his election rallies at Thakurnagar in North 24 Paraganas district, West Bengal. He is expected to address over 100 rallies in east India in the run-up to the coming general election, BJP officials said.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under house arrest

The Mirwaiz said on Twitter that the government had gotten into panic mode ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit. “Ahead of @narendramodi visit, panic buttons pressed by the authoritarian state and control tightened as searches and CASO conducted even in Lal Chowk! Today morning I was put under #HouseArrest !” he tweeted.

Amazon pulls products from India website as e-commerce rules come into effect

Two sources, with direct knowledge of the matter, said the products began to disappear from the Amazon India website late on January 31 as it began complying with the revised norms before a midnight deadline.

News Analysis: BJP’s recent Assembly poll defeats may have influenced Budget policies

The poll campaign and the results revealed to the BJP not just that their own cadre was upset with lack of forward movement on ideological issues, but that there was upper caste resentment and most of all, anger among farmers who had seen liquidity being sucked out of the economy as the effects of demonetisation kicked in.

GST mop-up rises to ₹1.02 lakh crore in January

This is a significant increase from the collection of ₹94,725 crore in December 2018, and 14 per cent higher than January 2018 collection of ₹89,825 crore. The total number of sales return or GSTR-3B filed for December up to January 31, 2019 is 73.3 lakh.

Ind vs NZ: India seek improved batting show with Dhoni set to return

India’s most experienced ODI player was out with a hamstring injury during the last two matches and his return couldn’t have been timed better after their inexplicable collapse for 92 in Hamilton.

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