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Top news of the day: Pakistan stays in terror financing grey list, probe ordered after Surat civic body’s female trainees made to stand naked for test, and more

Demonstrators at the anti-CAA protest site, dubbed Chennai Shaheen Bagh, in the city’s Old Washermenpet area on February 21, 2020.

Demonstrators at the anti-CAA protest site, dubbed Chennai Shaheen Bagh, in the city’s Old Washermenpet area on February 21, 2020.   | Photo Credit: R. Ragu

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Pakistan retained on grey list of terror financing watchdog FATF

“All deadlines in the action plan have expired. While noting recent and notable improvements, the FATF again expresses concern given Pakistan’s failure to complete its action plan in line with the agreed timelines and in light of the terror financing risks emanating from the jurisdiction,” a statement issued by the FATF’s plenary session said.

Female trainees of Surat Municipal Corporation made to stand naked for test, probe ordered

The shocking incident comes days after students of a girls’ college in Gujarat’s Bhuj town were allegedly forced by hostel authorities to remove their undergarments to prove they were not menstruating.

Chennai anti-CAA rally: 38 leaders of Muslim organisations and 15,000 others booked

The rally was taken out on February 19 despite the Madras High Court disallowed it.

Shaheen Bagh | Protesters want Supreme Court order on their security if road parallel to protest site is opened

The Delhi Police admitted that the protesters had not blocked the parallel road, but they (the police) had barricaded it to provide security to the protest site.

 

Student who shouted Pakistan Zindabad had links with Naxals, says Yediyurappa

The Karnataka Chief Minister, however, did not elaborate on his claims. | Supreme Court moved against sedition case on Karnataka school management for ‘anti-CAA play’

Memo indicates inclusion of ‘ineligible persons’ in Assam NRC list

The ineligible persons were specified as DV (doubtful voters), DF (declared foreigners), PFT (cases pending in Foreigners’ Tribunal), DVD (descendants of DV), DFD (descendants of DF) and PFTD (descendants of PFT).

 

No one needs to fear about CAA-NPR, says Uddhav Thackeray after meeting Modi

This was Mr. Thackeray’s first meeting with Mr. Modi after taking over as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Donald Trump visit | Daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to accompany U.S. President

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump is also part of the delegation, which includes Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. | White House to take call on Trump’s Sabarmati Ashram visit: Gujarat CM | ‘Namaste Trump’ won’t mark inauguration of Motera stadium

 

U.S. says preparing to sign deal with Taliban on February 29

The signing is expected to take place in the Qatari capital Doha.

COVID-19 | Wuhan doctor who postponed wedding to treat patients dies

Dr. Peng Yinhua, a respiratory acute care medical professional, was infected while working at the First People’s Hospital of Jiangxia District of Wuhan. He was hospitalised on January 25 and transferred to the Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital on January 30. | Death toll in China touches 2,200

Sri Lankan parliamentary committee proposes immediate burqa ban

The proposals are featured in a special report presented in Parliament to resolve 14 controversial issues following the April 21, 2019 Easter attack.

Today’s top business news: News updates from the world of economy, markets, and finance

Gold gains as virus spreads, Muthoot Finance raises $550 million, Telcos face ‘unprecedented crisis,’ and more.

Women’s T20 World Cup | India beat Australia by 17 runs in opening match

Shafali Verma took India to 41 for no loss in four overs.

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