National & International news updates on Feb 8
Bengaluru, Feb 8: Election in Delhi is over and now everyone is waiting for the result, which will be declared on Feb 10. However, all exit polls predicted a clear victory for Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), putting BJP in a tough situation.
Meanwhile, Jitan Ram Manjhi's government in Bihar has been facing threat.
Follow more news in brief on Sunday, Feb 8:
7.00 pm: Passengers on a train coming from Kolkata had a narrow escape when miscreants hurled petrol bombs at 'Maitree Express' train in Bangladesh.
6.50 pm: Modi ji has done some good work for Bihar and we thanked him for that", says Jitan Ram Manjhi in a press conference.
6.30 pm: "Today I am very much Bihar CM, will prolong till JDU legislative party decides otherwise", says Jitan Ram Manjhi.
6.05 pm: After meeting PM Modi, Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi leaves 7 RCR.
6.00 pm: BJP leaders meet at Delhi BJP office.
5.50 pm: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar removes as many as 730 security personnel deployed in VIP security, including 130 from his own security cover.
5.45 pm: Candle march protest against alleged rape and murder case in Rohtak.
5.30 pm: Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi meets PM Modi shortly. Earlier, a delegation of leaders of JD(U) & its allies submitted letters of support to Guv's office claiming Nitish Kumar has support of 130 MLAs.
5.15 pm: Massive protests erupt in Rohtak over brutal rape and murder case of a mentally challenged woman.
5.00 pm: Britain's Prince Charles describes as "frightening" the growing radicalisation of British Muslim youth who have been joining the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, partly due to "crazy stuff" available on the internet.
4.45 pm: I am a person who always takes responsibility: Kiran Bedi on if she will take responsibility if BJP lost
4.30 pm: BJP leader Kiran Bedi syas, "A survey is just a survey, we should wait for the 10th for the final result."
4.15 pm: "I have been saying this regularly, Nitish Kumar ji can go to any level for power", says BJP leader Ram Kripal Yadav.
4.00 pm: There is a difference between exit poll and actual poll : Ravi Shankar Prasad(Union Minister) on Exit poll
3.50 pm: I pay my tributes to India's former President,the illustrious scholar & freedom fighter,Dr. Zakir Hussain on his birth anniversary:PM tweets
3.45 pm: "I showed that Orissa will partner central govt in programs of national priority", Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on NITI Aayog meet.
3.30 pm: Congress protest against the conversion issue in Kolkata.
3.00 pm: "We are ready whatever results come", says Congress leader Ajay Maken on exit polls.
2.45 pm: Beleagured Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi sayss that his boat will never sink.
2.30 pm: "Child labour bill will be test of Modi government", says Child rights campaigner and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.
2.15 pm: "PM chaired the 1st meeting of Niti Ayog, the PM made opening comments thereafter each states gave their opinions", says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
2.00 pm: BCCI meeting ends in Chennai.
1.45 pm: "No script is being from Delhi; Nitish Kumar, Congress and Lalu Yadav is writing the script", says LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.
1.30 pm: SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav says, "PM Modi in his rallies?"
1.15 pm: JD(U) accuses BJP of plotting a split in the party and said it was willing to parade 130 MLAs -- more than the majority in the 233-member Bihar Assembly
1.10 pm: AAP candidate Naresh Baliyan fails to turn up, even as the deadline for him to appear before the Delhi Police ends today.
1.00 pm: BJP-RSS internal assessment shows BJP victory in 34 seats, defeat in 20 and close contest in 16 seats .
This is a new initiative which was taken and subsequently series of initiatives have been taken : President Mukherjee pic.twitter.com/puJR3hyyrs— ANI (@ANI_news) February 8, 2015
We initiated & conveyed right message to our neighboring countries: President Mukherjee pic.twitter.com/NpiOdlvVoF— ANI (@ANI_news) February 8, 2015
12.45 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee meets delegation of Heads of Mission, says, "For the first time on day of swearing-in of new Ministry by Prez, PM decided he would invite all heads of state in SAARC countries".
12.20 pm: I don't want to blame anyone politically,but BJP needs to should-search a little :PC Chacko, Cong on Rohtak rape case.
12.00 noon: AAP wale 2 din khush ho jaye acchi baat hai, pehle hi ladoo kha le acchi baat hai : Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP on Exit poll
11.45 am: "We are waiting for the results on 10th Feb, we are hopeful that we will win", says BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Exit Poll.
11.30am: PM Narendra Modi chairs meeting of the Governor's council, NITI Aayog, in Delhi
11.00 am: The master-minds of this game, Modi ji and Amit Shah ji do not want Nitish Kumar to become the CM of Bihar by any chance : KC Tyagi (JDU)
10.40 am: AAP calls for party's top-leader meeting at Arvind Kejriwal's residence in Kaushambi today.
10:25 am: Amid Bihar crisis, Jitan Ram Manjhi to meet PM Narendra Modi today. 20 ministers resigned.
10:11 am: When there is a 3-cornered poll, accuracy of exit poll goes down : Punjab Deputy CM Sukbir Singh Badal on Exit poll for Delhi election.
10:01 am: He resigns and then joins at some new post, its an old habit. But this game has a low shelf-life, he can't be the CM again, said Rameshwar Chaurasia about Nitish Kumar.
9:30 am: Aditya Thackeray flags-off Little Hearts marathon at Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai.
Mumbai : Aditya Thackeray flags-off Little Hearts marathon at Siddhivinayak Temple. pic.twitter.com/n0g4rrgvP0— ANI (@ANI_news) February 8, 2015
9:10 am: A blind car rally underway in Worli in Mumbai.
Mumbai : A blind car rally underway in Worli. pic.twitter.com/aUnPW3AdQk— ANI (@ANI_news) February 8, 2015
8:50 am: There were no untouchables among the Hindus until the Islamic invasions began, said VHP patron Ashok Singhal.
8:32 am: Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan cites "instability" in Bihar, seeks President's rule or an early election.
8:15 am: PM Narendra Modi to chair Niti Aayog meeting in Delhi today.
8:05 am: 3 BSF jawans injured in an IED blast last night at Napet Palli in Manipur.