18 deaths have been reported due to the consumption of illicit liquor in Saharanpur. 42 people being treated at local hospital. Investigation underway.

7 bodies including that of 5 policemen have been recovered from near the police post in Jawahar Tunnel area in Kulgam district where an avalanche took place earlier today. One policeman still missing. Two policemen who were rescued in the morning are stable now.

CPRO West Central Railway (WCR): 4 trains cancelled, 7 trains diverted following reservation movement by members of Gujjar community between Sawai Madhopur & Bayana railway stations in Rajasthan.

Nepal: An explosion has taken place at Arun III Hydropower Project. More details awaited.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejects claims that the PMO interferes in the working of other ministries and said that "if the PMO pursues a matter saying what is the progress? How far is it happening? Is it happening here? Is it happening in France? Are you all moving forward? That cannot be construed as interference at all." Read the tweet below:

Sources: India sends Note verbale to Pakistan in protest against Hafiz Saeed's rally on 'Kashmir solidarity day' in Pakistan.

Delhi: Mob with sticks in hand attack CM Arvind Kejriwal’s convoy in Narela.

Delhi: Mob with sticks in hand attack CM Arvind Kejriwal’s convoy in Narela.

Maratha Reservation matter: Bombay High Court fixes 14 February as the next date of hearing.

Fire in Brazil kills at least 10 in Flamengo football club facility.

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New Delhi, February 8: Protesters blocked traffic movement in several parts of Manipur on Thursday in protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016. Reports inform that the Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC) had called for an 'on road mass indefinite agitation' on February 6.

In Uttar Pradesh, BJP Youth wing  wrote to Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor demanding the construction of a temple in AMU premises; BJP Youth Wing District President Mukesh Singh Lodhi says, "we're giving AMU VC 15 days to reply, or we'll go with thousand of our workers for 'murti sthapana'"

Meanwhile, Masood Hussain, Chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC), on Thursday said that water conservation should be taken up in mission mode like the Swachh Bharat campaign.

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India on Thursday proposed to institute annual lecture in memory of late Sukumar Sen,1st Chief Election Commissioner of India. It would be Commission's endeavour to involve a wide cross-section of civil society including political parties, media. The lecture would be delivered by an eminent person from the democratic world, whose contribution for the spread and furtherance of democratic values and ideals is widely known and recognised. After this Lok Sabha election, we'll start the 1st election.