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Top news of the day: Mamata sits in dharna protesting CBI action against Kolkata police chief, 7 killed in Bihar derailment, and more

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sits on a dharna in Kolkata protesting the CBI action on Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar (third to her right).

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sits on a dharna in Kolkata protesting the CBI action on Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar (third to her right).   | Photo Credit: Shiv Sahay Singh

CBI vs Kolkata Police: Mamata Banerjee sits on dharna against CBI action on city police chief

Kolkata witnessed a virtual showdown between the West Bengal Police and the CBI on February 3 as a number of CBI officers, who had gone to question Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar in connection with chit fund scam cases, were bundled into police jeeps, whisked to a police station and detained. The arrival of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee added to the drama. She accused accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah of trying to organise a coup in the State, NSA Ajit Doval of masterminding the operation.

At least 7 killed as Seemanchal Express derails in Bihar

11 coaches of Seemanchal Express (train no: 12487) derailed in Vaishali district of Bihar. The accident occurred at SahadaiBuzurg in Sonpur Division of East Central Railway.

Pakistan has no intention to interfere in India’s internal matters:Pakistan Foreign Minister

On January 30, India summoned Pakistan envoy Sohail Mahmood and categorically told him that Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s telephonic conversation with Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was a “brazen attempt” to subvert India’s unity and violate its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Manipur filmmaker to return Padma Shri in protest against Citizenship Bill

Aribam Syam Sharma made the decision less than a week after families of around 855 martyrs of the anti-foreigners Assam Agitation of 1979-85 returned the citation that the Sarbananda Sonowal government had given them in 2016. The government had also honoured these families with ₹5 lakh each for the sacrifice of the martyrs.

Three golden crowns missing at Tirupati’s Sri Govindarajaswamy temple

The temple always witnesses heavy crowds. With TTD’s security sleuths standing at vantage spots and CCTV cameras installed at crucial points, it is almost impossible to clandestinely ferry valuables outside the temple complex.

Drones, AI can be used to monitor Yamuna: NGT-constituted panel

To check encroachment on its vacant land, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) tied up with the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) Regional Remote Sensing Centre (RRSC).

Narendra Modi at Leh: Will return to inaugurate projects I laid foundations for

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of five projects valuing around ₹3,000 crores in Leh. "Once Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line is completed, the distance from Delhi to Leh will be reduced. It will benefit the tourism sector," he said.

Rahul Gandhi promises central status to Patna University

Addressing a rally at Patna's Gandhi Maidan, Mr. Gandhi said that Bihar was earlier the seat of learning but today no professors were in universities here.

Visually impaired, blind voters to get braille voter slips in Lok Sabha polls

As part of its strategy framework for ‘accessible elections’, the commission has told all chief electoral officers to issue accessible photo voter slips with braille to voters who are visually impaired or blind.

Ind vs NZ: India beats New Zealand by 35 runs

India overcame a disastrous start to earn a hard fought 35-run win over New Zealand in the fifth ODI on Sunday to finish the series with a 4-1 scoreline in their favour, proving the heavy loss at Hamilton was an aberration.

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