Top news today evening: EU delegation visits J&K, new CJI Arvind Bobde, and more

Here’s a list of top news today evening.

J&K: Militants open fire at CRPF personnel deployed near school in Pulwama

Militants opened fire on CRPF personnel stationed at school in Drabgam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. No injuries have been reported so far, ANI reported quoting the CRPF. The school was being used as an examination centre as board exams for Class 10 students commenced on Tuesday. The militants fired 6-7 rounds at a bunker of the CRPF, who along with local police, were guarding the school. A police official said the forces too opened fire at militants in retaliation. Read more

EU delegation arrives in J&K to ‘assess situation’

A delegation of 23 Members of the European Parliament landed in Srinagar on Tuesday to “assess the situation” in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the first time the government has allowed a foreign delegation to visit J&K after it stripped the state of its special status under Article 370 on August 5. The delegation originally comprised of 27 leaders but four of them returned to their respective countries, news agency PTI reported. Calling it a “conducted tour”, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said he does not have any objection to the EU delegation visiting J&K. “What I object to, is that the MPs of this country are not being allowed to go to J&K.” Read more

No 50-50 deal with Shiv Sena, I will be CM for next 5 years: Fadnavis

Effectively ruling out a 50:50 power-sharing…

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