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Updated: 05-02-2019 17:08 IST


Following are the top PTI stories at 1700 hours:


LGD 20 SC-2NDLD CHITFUND SC asks Kolkata police chief to cooperate with CBI, orders no arrest or coercive action

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to make himself available before the CBI and "faithfully" cooperate with the agency in investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam probe.

CAL 2 WB-CBI-MAMATA-KUMAR Mamata turns street fighter for cop she once refused to trust

Kolkata: During her days in opposition, Mamata Banerjee had accused an IPS officer of tapping the phones of political rivals of the ruling Left Front.


DEL 21 POL-BJP LD CHIT FUND Blow to Mamata Banerjee, moral victory for CBI: BJP on SC order in chit fund case

New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday projected the apex court order directing Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to make himself available before the CBI as a blow to the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal and a moral victory for the investigating agency.

CAL 7 WB-MAMATA-SC-LD ORDER SC order is our moral victory: Mamata

Kolkata: The Supreme Court's direction that no coercive step, including arrest of Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar, will take place during the course of investigation is "our moral victory and will boost the morale of civil servants", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday.

DEL 23 POL-MAMATA-BJP SC brought Mamata's Banerjee's political histrionics to screeching halt: Irani

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's political histrionics have been brought to a screeching halt by the Supreme Court, Union Minister Smriti Irani said on Tuesday after the apex court directed the Kolkata police commissioner to cooperate with the CBI in the Saradha chit fund scam probe.

DEL 30 HIMACHAL-LD CONG Virbhadra's son is Gen Secy in revamped 'jumbo' Himachal Cong unit

New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday formed a jumbo state Congress committee in Himachal Pradesh with former chief minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya being appointed as a general secretary.

MDS 2 KA-YEDDYURAPPA Yeddyurappa asks Deve Gowda to keep Cong-JDS flock together

Bengaluru: Taking a dig at JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda, Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa Tuesday asked him to stop accusing the saffron party of trying to "destabilise" the Congress-JDS government and instead keep the coalition flock together.


LGC 3 WB-HC-POLICE-LD COMMISSIONER HC adjourns hearing on CBI bid to question Kolkata Police chief

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court Tuesday adjourned hearing on the West Bengal government's plea against the CBI's attempt to enter Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar's residence to question him in connection with the multi-crore chitfund scam cases.

LGD 30 SC-LD ASSAM NRC SC raps Centre on NRC, says hell bent on not allowing process to go on

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday came down heavily on the Centre over the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) process and said it is hell bent on not allowing the work to continue.

LGB 2 MH-HC-LD ACTIVIST Teltumbde won't be arrested till Feb 12: Pune Police tells HC

Mumbai: The Pune Police told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that it will not arrest activist Anand Teltumbde till February 12 midnight, even as the Dalit scholar termed the case a ploy to "humiliate" and "harass" him.


DEL 9 BIZ-LSQ-AGRI-SURVEY Govt to conduct survey to assess plight of farmers this year

New Delhi: To assess the plight of farmers, the government will conduct a pan-India survey to ascertain their income and indebtedness among other issues for the current crop year (July-June).


FGN 21 US-TRUMP-LD ADDRESS President Trump to call for unity in State of the Union address

Washington: US President Donald Trump will focus on key issues like immigration, national security and trade and call for unity in a hugely divided Congress in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday as he begins the second half of his first term in the White House. By Lalit K Jha

FGN 11 US-INDIAN-LD STUDENTS Detained 130 foreign students were aware of their crime: State Dept

Washington: All 130 foreign students, including 129 Indians, detained in the US for enrolling in a fake university were aware that they were committing a crime to fraudulently remain in the country, the State Department has said amid claims that they knew nothing about the varsity's illegal operation.By Lalit K Jha


SPD 2 SPO-HARBHAJAN-INTERVIEW Finger spinners need to reinvent to remain relevant in ODIs: Harbhajan

New Delhi: Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels Ravindra Jadeja is still in with a chance to make India's World Cup squad on the back of his all-round skills but to survive purely as a finger spinner, he will have to improvise.By Kushan Sarkar (PTI Exclusive) ANB ANB