Delhi Assembly Exit Polls Shows Arvind Kejriwal Again, Coronavirus Scare & Other Top Stories

Updated: February 09, 2020 07:58 IST

The Exit polls predicted another big win for Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi assembly elections. The polls also forecast some improvement in BJP's tally and another wipeout for COngress.

Delhi Assembly Exit Polls Shows Arvind Kejriwal Again, Coronavirus Scare & Other Top Stories
As Delhi voted on Saturday to elect a new government for the 70-member Assembly, all major predictions show that Aam Aadmi Party will retain the power with an easy majority, the daily reported. The prediction also says that the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) may improve its performance from the last assembly elections. For Congress, most polls suggested that they would come a distant third. The first death of a non-Chinese from coronavirus was reported on Saturday, the daily reported. A 60-year-old American in Wuhan has died of the new coronavirus as the death toll rose to 724, authorities said. A Japenese man also died after suffering symptoms consistent with coronavirus. Hindustan Times:
Delhi Assembly Exit Polls Shows Arvind Kejriwal Again, Coronavirus Scare & Other Top Stories
The Supreme Court on Saturday ruled that the state can't be ordered to provide for reservation in public employment and promotions. Busting a constitutional myth, the top court ruled that it is upto the state government to decide whether or not to provide for reservation or reservation in promotions. "It is settled law that the state government cannot be directed to provide reservations for appointments in public posts. Similarly, the state is not bound to make reservation for SCs and STs in matters of promotions," Justice L Nageswara Rao said. The Maha Vikas Aghadi government is exploring legal ways for not conducting the National Population Register exercise in the state, Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said on Saturday. The daily reported the statement was made in the backdrop of protests across the country to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The minister further said that no in the state would be harassed on their "citizenship" status. Times of India
Delhi Assembly Exit Polls Shows Arvind Kejriwal Again, Coronavirus Scare & Other Top Stories
On its front page, the daily carries a new revelation on the debt-ridden Air India. According to the document accessed by the newspaper, the government owes the national carrier a whopping Rs 1,371.14 crore for various travels by VIPs over the last several years. The reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query by Commodore Lokesh Batra (retd) reveals that Air India, however. has provisioned for only one-fifth of the amount due -- worth Rs 282 crore. Deccan Herald
Delhi Assembly Exit Polls Shows Arvind Kejriwal Again, Coronavirus Scare & Other Top Stories
A soldier killed at least 20 people in a shooting rampage in northeastern Thailand on Saturday. According the authorities, the soldier, who also posted messages on Facebook, holed up in a mall after he first struck. The Telegraph

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