Top news of the day: Arvind Kejriwal questions delay in release of Delhi turnout figure, Nirmala Sitharaman says Budget laid foundation for $5-trillion economy, and more

Security personnel stand guard outside a strong room at a counting centre in Akshardham, New Delhi on February 9, 2020. Votes will be counted on February 11.

Security personnel stand guard outside a strong room at a counting centre in Akshardham, New Delhi on February 9, 2020. Votes will be counted on February 11.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Delhi 2020 | Election Commission releases final turnout figure

“The final voter turnout was recorded at 62.59%,” a senior official in the Delhi CEO’s office said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier slammed the EC for the delay in releasing the final voter turnout figures even as polling ended at 6 p.m. on Saturday. | AAP questions delay | Full coverage

Laid foundation for $5 trillion economy in Union Budget, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Ms. Sitharaman also pitched for rationalisation of GST rates once a year and not every three months as was the trend so far.

Reservation in promotions | Congress, LJP disagree with Supreme Court’s order

The court said this while dealing with pleas regarding Uttarakhand government’s September 5, 2012, decision when the Congress was in power in the State, to fill up all posts in public services in the State without providing reservations to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. | States not bound to make reservation in promotions, says Supreme Court

Thai soldier left 29 dead before being shot

A soldier angry over a property deal gone sour killed at least 29 people and wounded 57 in a rampage that spanned four locations in and around the northeastern Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima before he was shot dead.

Coronavirus: China deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

Nearly 37,000 people have now been infected by the new coronavirus in China. | Modi offers help to deal with outbreak | Death of whistleblower ignites calls for political reform in China | All about the Coronavirus

Send Rahul Gandhi to ‘political playschool’, says Naqvi on danda remark

“No one with the right mental balance would talk about hitting a Prime Minister, who is elected by the public, with sticks.”

FIR against JKLF for attempts to ‘incite violence’ in Kashmir

The JKLF had called for a strike on February 9 and February 11 to mark the death anniversaries of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, respectively.

Banking on petrol variants to make up for loss in view of BS-VI norms: Maruti

The company, which last week showcased the petrol version of its popular compact SUV Vitara Brezza that was earlier available only in diesel option, is also gearing up to bring petrol version of its S-Cross model.

Those five minutes: When Sachin Tendulkar faced six deliveries

With a dodgy shoulder, Tendulkar didn’t take part in the charity game but was played an over from Australia’s superstar woman cricketer Ellyse Perry during the break. Perry had challenged Tendulkar to face her for an over in a video message on social media which the Indian legend had accepted.

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