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Prominent intellectuals and other dignitaries should also be present at the function, according to the party's media head Anil Baluni.

India on Saturday hiked basic customs duty on all goods imported from Pakistan to 200 per cent in the wake of Pulwama terror attack. “The decision comes into force with immediate effect,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

The CRPF jawans, killed in the Pulwama terror attack, were on Saturday given an emotional adieu in their respective native places across the countries, with a huge number of people attending the funerals and chanting slogans denouncing Pakistan.

Noting that the entire country is angry over the Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister NarendraModi on Saturday said “all tears will be avenged” as India’s armed forces “do not forgive any culprit”.

Taking on Pakistan for orchestrating terrorist attack on CRPF troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Saturday said India will act against Pakistan in every sphere and will give a befitting reply to those behind the heinous act.

The IAF showcased fire power capability of indigenously-developed platforms like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and efficacy of the Akash surface-to-air missile and Astra air-to-air missile.

Showing solidarity with 40 CRPF personnel killed in Pulwama terror attack, Trinamool Congress led by its supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday took out candle light march in the state capital.

A resolution, passed after the end of the all-party meeting here, said: "We strongly condemn the dastardly terror attack on February 14 at Pulwama in which lives of 40 brave jawans of CRPF were lost.

The trial in the high-profile case was transferred to the Special POCSO court at Saket in Delhi where hearing is likely to commence from next week.