Top stories 4 pm, Feb 19: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Fatehpur; Former CJI Altamas Kabir in critical condition; MS Dhoni will not lead RPS in IPL 2017

From PM Narendra Modi's rally in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh to Dhoni's removal as a captain of Rising Pune Supergiants, here are the top stories of the day by 4 pm.

UP elections 2017, PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Fatehpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 19 addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur where he said ‘vanvaas’ of UP’s development must end now and as the country is moving ahead at a fast pace, so must the state. Attacking Samajwadi Party PM said, the party has spent a huge amount of money given for the welfare on their advertisement. Taking a dig at Samajwadi-Congress alliance, PM said, they both knew that they are drowning and if they will come together to save themselves from losing. “You insulted Ram Manohar Lohia by joining hands with a party that has looted the country”, said PM Modi. Read More

Former CJI Altamas Kabir in critical condition

Altamas Kabir, former Chief Justice of India is in a critical condition and is undergoing a treatment for kidney disorder in a hospital in Kolkata. Kabir was appointed on September 29, 2012, as the 39th Chief Justice of India and got retired from the post on July 19, 2013. News agency PTI quoted former Supreme Court judge Ashok Ganguly as saying,”He is put on a life support system since his condition is very critical.” Ganguly was present at the hospital. Read More

UP elections 2017 Phase 3 Polling: 38.96% voter turnout till 1 pm

Uttar Pradesh registers 38.96 percent voting till 1 pm in the third phase of the assembly elections. Chief Minster Akhilesh Yadav who cast his vote from Saifai said that Samajwadi Party will be forming the party in alliance with the Congress and he is sure about it, whereas BSP chief Mayawati asserted that her party is going to win 300, after casting her vote in Lucknow. Voting for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls is underway. A total of 2.41 crore voters to decide the fate of 826 candidates. Read More

MS Dhoni will not lead Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2017

Ahead of the tenth season of the Indian Premier League Season 10, the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) franchise has given a massive shock to the Indian cricket fans. The Pune franchise has sacked Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of the team for the upcoming season. Moreover, the franchise has appointed Australian test skipper Steve Smith as the new captain of the team. Read More