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Top news of the day: Supreme Court reserves verdict on Sabarimala review pleas, Robert Vadra appears before ED, and more

Robert Vadra arrives at the ED office at Jamnagar House, in New Delhi in connection with a money laundering probe, on Wednesday.

Robert Vadra arrives at the ED office at Jamnagar House, in New Delhi in connection with a money laundering probe, on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

Sabarimala verdict: Supreme Court reserves judgment on review pleas

A whopping 65 petitions, including review pleas and writs, challenged the authority of the Supreme Court to intervene with a “centuries’ old” belief that the Sabarimala deity is a Naishtika Brahmachari whose penance should not be disturbed by the entry of women worshippers of the menstruating age of 10 to 50 years.

Robert Vadra appears before ED in money laundering case; Priyanka accompanies him

Mr. Vadra’s wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accompanied him, in a white Toyota Land Cruiser along with SPG personnel in tow, and dropped him outside the agency’s office in Jamnagar House in central Delhi. She soon left in her convoy of vehicles.

Minimum income gurantee akin to MGNREGA: Rahul Gandhi

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would give ₹17 per day to a farmer’s family. The Congress will guarantee payment of a minimum income to every poor person in India. This income will be directly transferred to their bank accounts,” he said, adding that the minimum income guarantee would be similar to that of the employment guarantee in the MGNREGA.

Parliament proceedings | Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day as SP members protest over 13-Point Roster; Lok Sabha adjourns for the day to mourn death of BJD member

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day to mourn the demise of Odisha lawmaker Lodu Kishore Swain. Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm as Congress members pressed for the resignation of the Home Minister on the NRC issue. The latter half of the session was also washed out as Samajwadi Party members raised slogans and disrupted the upper House in protest against the 13-Point Roster.

Hindu Mahasabha leader who recreated Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination arrested

The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) secretary Puja Shakun Pandey and her husband Ashok Pandey were accused of recreating the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary in Aligarh.

It’s official! Mayawati is on Twitter

Though @SushriMayawati handle was registered in Twitter in October 2018, the party made the official announcement only on February 6. On January 22, a tweet from the verified handle said it will be Ms. Mayawati's official one for “all my future interactions, comments and updates.”

Karnataka Budget session: BJP disrupts Governor’s address, some Congress MLAs absent

The Governor, Vajubhai Vala, had to cut short his address. He read out only two pages of his 22-page speech. The BJP contended that the government did not enjoy support of its MLAs and is therefore a “sham.”

Delhi HC refuses to stay trial court order against ex-HP CM Virbhadra Singh

Justice Sunil Gaur also sought CBI’s response on pleas of Mr. Singh and his wife Pratibha challenging the trial court order to frame charges against him.

Millions in cryptocurrencies frozen in Canada after only person who had password dies in India

Gerald Cotten died aged 30 from complications with Crohn's disease while volunteering at an orphanage in India, according to the Facebook page of Quadriga CX, which announced his death on Jan. 14.

India Vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand crush India by 80 runs

A below-par India slumped to their worst ever defeat in T20 Internationals as New Zealand outclassed the visitors in all departments to win the first match of the series.

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