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Top news of the day: Narendra Modi targets Opposition in Parliament over CAA and NPR, Election Commission issues notice to Yogi Adityanath for remarks made during Delhi poll campaign, and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech in the Lok Sabha on February 6, 2020. Photo: LSTV/PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech in the Lok Sabha on February 6, 2020. Photo: LSTV/PTI  

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Congress, Left inciting people at protest sites, says Modi in Lok Sabha

Replying to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in Lok Sabha, Mr. Modi also attacked the Congress for its politics in the last seven decades, saying the party’s politics of last 70 years has been such that no Congress leader can be self-sufficient. | Parliament proceedings

Delhi 2020 | Election Commission issues notice to Yogi Adityanath for ‘biryani’ remark

The Election Commission issued the notice to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for his alleged ‘biryani for terrorist’ remarks during one of speeches during the Delhi Assembly election campaign. The poll panel has asked him to respond to the notice before 5 p.m. on February 7. | Shaheen Bagh protests joint-venture of AAP and Congress, says Amit Shah

Protesters take part in Jashn-e-Ekta, a multi-faith ceremony amid the continuing demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on February 6, 2020. Photo: Bibek Chettri

Protesters take part in Jashn-e-Ekta, a multi-faith ceremony amid the continuing demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on February 6, 2020. Photo: Bibek Chettri  

 

Tamil Nadu Forest Minister makes tribal children remove his slippers

 

As Dindigul C. Sreenivasan asked the boys to remove his slippers, waiting photographers tried to take photographs. But Mr. Sreenivasan asked them to stop and Coonoor MLA, ‘Shanthi’ A. Ramu, tried to block them from getting a clear click. The boys were then asked by another member of Mr. Sreenivasan’s entourage to pick up the slippers and leave them at the entrance of the shrine. In his defence, the Minister said he didn’t know who the boy was. “He looked like my grandson. I called him and asked to remove the buckle of my footwear which he did. That is all. I don’t even know who he was. It was just a coincidence,” he told reporters.

Tamil Nadu Forest Minister Dindigul C. Sreenivasan tells a tribal child to remove his slippers at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve on February 6, 2020. Photo: Special Arrangement

Tamil Nadu Forest Minister Dindigul C. Sreenivasan tells a tribal child to remove his slippers at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve on February 6, 2020. Photo: Special Arrangement  

Over ₹77 crore seized from Tamil Nadu film producer; probe continues in actor Vijay’s properties

The taxmen are investigating actor Vijay’s investment in immovable properties and remuneration received from AGS Group for acting in the film Bigil. | Darbar director Murugadoss seeks police protection as distributors demand compensation

Karnataka Cabinet expanded to include 10 party-hoppers

MLA Mahesh Kumathalli could not be accommodated, says Chief Minister

Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court to hear Centre’s appeal on February 7

Additional Solicitor General K.M. Natraj, appearing for the Centre, told the court that the jail authorities were unable to execute the convicts in the case despite the fact that their review petitions had been dismissed and curative petitions and mercy pleas of three of them rejected.

Sabarimala case: SC reserves order on issue of reference of question of law to larger bench

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said it will pronounce the order on February 10 and will accord day-to-day hearing from February 12.

Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 560, over 3000 new cases reported

In its daily update, the health commission in Hubei Province also confirmed the number of confirmed infections in the outbreak has reached 28,018 nationwide with 3,694 new cases reported. | 640 Indians evacuated: MEA

Air India has dues of over ₹822 crore towards VVIP charter flights

Under VVIP charter flights, Air India provides its aircraft to ferry the President, the Vice-President and the Prime Minister, for which the bills are paid by the Ministries.

China to cut tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. imports: official

The reduction in tariffs will kick in at 5.01 a.m. GMT (9.31 a.m. IST) on February 14.

Indian-American Usha Reddi vie to enter Senate from Kansas

Ms. Reddi, 54, who is seeking nomination from the Democratic party, migrated to the U.S. along with her parents in 1973 from Andhra Pradesh when she was eight. She was sworn in as the Mayor of Manhattan city in Kansas last month.

Auto Expo 2020 | Maruti Suzuki unveils new Vitara Brezza with petrol engine

Model comes with the progressive smart hybrid technology and automatic transmission. | Hyundai launches all-new Creta

Messi hits back at club director who criticised Barcelona players

The usually introverted Messi caused a stir by criticising his former team mate and FC Barcelona’s sporting director Eric Abidal.

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