Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav will hold a joint roadshow in Varanasi on February 27, taking the battle to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency.
Talking to reporters, Nirupam launched a broadside against party leaders in the city who, he said, wished that the Congress lose the elections. "In their aim to defeat me, they caused immense harm to the party," he said in an apparent reference to AICC general secretary Gurudas Kamat.
The civil services preliminary examination, to select IAS and IPS officers among others, has been preponed and it is scheduled to be held in June this year instead of August.
A militant and a civilian were killed during an encounter between suspected ultras and the army in Manipur's Tamenglong district today, police said.
Leh in Ladakh region was the coldest recorded place in the state at minus 10.4 degrees Celsius, as the minimum temperature across Kashmir division dropped by several degrees due to dry weather and clear sky.
The incident occurred this morning when the bag of one of the persons got caught in a signal post when the train was in motion, they said. Under the impact, all three of them fell onto the track resulting in the death of two persons. The third person died while being rushed to hospital, they added.
A 42-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil was today arrested at Mandapam refugee camp near here, on charges of unlawful entry into India, police said.
All four monitor lizards at the Delhi Zoo have died of "shock" after being taken out of their enclosures during hibernation by a staff member.
Two officers Lt Colonel Mukesh Jha and Major Amardeep Singh - are among the five injured Army personnel.
The pace of voting was initially slow but picked up gradually as the day advanced, the office of UP Chief Electoral Officer said here. Around 25 to 27 per cent polling was recorded till noon, the CEO office said, adding the exercise was by and large peaceful amid tight security arrangements.