Following are the top PTI stories at 22:00 hours:
J&K police guns down 3 terrorists as ISIS affiliated module is busted
Srinagar: Three militants including Eesa Fazli and Syed Owais, both of whom left their B.Tech third year course to join militancy, killed in an encounter, a development being seen as a blow to the attempts by the notorious terror group ISIS to gain ground in the Kashmir Valley.
Farmers' stir: Under-pressure Maha govt accepts demands
Mumbai: Under pressure from the opposition and ally Shiv Sena, the BJP-led Maharashtra government accepts the demands of agitating farmers, including their right to till forest land, as thousands of agriculturists converged here in a sea of red.
LDALL RS POLLS
Jaitley, Prasad, Pradhan file nominations for Mar 23 RS polls
Lucknow/Patna/Ahmedabad: Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dharmendra Pradhan and Thawar Chand Gehlot among the prominent candidates who file their nomination papers for the March 23 Rajya Sabha polls in various states.
'Barking up the wrong tree' remark bites Drabu as Mufti axes him
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, one of the architects of the PDP-BJP alliance in the state, unceremoniously removed from the council of ministers by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over his remarks that the Kashmir issue was not a political one, officials say.
53 addl judges elevated; but no fresh appointments in HCs, SC
New Delhi: In the last one week, 53 additional judges in eight high courts elevated as permanent judges but no fresh appointments were made in the higher judiciary, including the Supreme Court.
Shed ego, says Rahul to Modi, as Cong backs farmers' protest
New Delhi: The Congress puts its weight behind farmers and tribals protesting in Mumbai, as party president Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis "not to stand on ego" but to accept the demonstrators' "just demands".
NIA chargesheets ISI operative for blackmailing lady Army officer
New Delhi: The NIA files a chargesheet against an alleged ISI operative for blackmailing a lady Army officer of circulating her morphed pictures on social networking site.
SP's Naresh Agrawal joins BJP, creates furore with comments on Jaya Bachchan
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agrawal creates a furore in the BJP minutes after joining it with comments belittling actor-politician Jaya Bachchan as someone "who used to dance in films", remarks dubbed "unacceptable" by party leader Sushma Swaraj.
CBI questions CFO of Nirav Modi's company in Rs 321 cr loan default case
New Delhi: Top honchos of public sector banks have come under the scanner of the CBI in connection with alleged Rs 321.88 crore loan default case registered against billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, officials say.
CCS approval for Rafale given 16 months after the announcement in France
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale deal in August, 2016, nearly 16 months after the announcement of the proposed procurement of the jets was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to France in April 2015, according to details provided by the government in Parliament.
Man spends USD 1.41 mn on UK websites using SBI card with USD 200 limit: CBI
New Delhi: A Mumbai-resident allegedly spends USD 1.41 million (Rs 9.1 crore) on British e-commerce websites using a foreign travel card issued by the State Bank of India with a meagre spending limit of USD 200 (Rs 13,000) prompting the CBI to register an FIR today, officials said.
PM, prez to get their own planes by early 2020
New Delhi: India's first set of brand new planes for the prime minister, president and vice-president will be customised and be ready for use by early 2020, senior government officials say.By Jagriti Chandra
P&W engine woes: DGCA grounds 11 Airbus planes of IndiGo, GoAir
New Delhi: Aviation watchdog DGCA orders IndiGo and GoAir to immediately ground 11 A320 neo planes powered with a certain series of Pratt & Whitney engines after three incidents of mid-air engine failures in less than a month.
Rajiv assassination case: CBI seeks dismissal of A G Perarivalan's plea
New Delhi: The CBI seesks dismissal of a plea filed in the Supreme Court by one of the convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case seeking recall of the May 1999 verdict upholding his conviction, saying it was not "maintainable" and his role in the conspiracy was "clearly established".