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Top news of the day: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra makes political debut in U.P., Govt. may table CAG report on Rafale deal in Parliament tomorrow, and more

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during a road show in Lucknow on Monday, 11 February, 2019.

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during a road show in Lucknow on Monday, 11 February, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra makes political debut in Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh, marked her political debut ahead of Lok Sabha polls by arriving at the Lucknow airport on Monday afternoon to a rousing reception by party leaders and workers.

Govt may table CAG report on Rafale deal in Parliament on Tuesday, according to sources

The government is scheduled to table the CAG report on Rafale jet fighter deal, which has generated a massive political controversy, in Parliament on Tuesday, sources said.

Cow important part of India’s tradition and culture: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said cow has been an important part of India’s tradition and culture and his government has taken several steps to improve the health of cattle.

Parliament proceedings live | Deve Gowda lists achievements of coalition govts to counter Modi

During a debate in the Lok Sabha on Monday, former Prime Minister and JD (S) leader Deve Gowda said: “The Prime Minister repeatedly says a coalition government cannot fulfill the promises. The first ever coalition government was formed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. I was the Prime Minister for little over 320 days. As leaders of coalition governments, we had brought many reforms”.

Parliamentary panel summons Twitter CEO to appear before it on February 25

The Parliamentary panel on information technology on Monday summoned the CEO of microblogging site Twitter to appear before it on February 25, according to the committee’s chairman.

Indian H1B visa holders rally outside White House demanding immigration law reforms

A group of mostly Indians on H1B visas held a rally outside the White House on Sunday afternoon, demanding immigration law reforms to benefit those in the country legally.

PM stole from Andhra Pradesh and gave it to Anil Ambani, alleges Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi stole from the people of Andhra Pradesh and gave the money to industrialist Anil Ambani.

Decide guidelines to define ‘minority’ in terms of State population, SC tells minorities commission

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to take a decision within three months on a representation seeking laying down of guidelines for defining the term ‘minority’ in the context of Statewise population of a community.

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ICC adds cricketing spin to Lennon's "Imagine"

It all began with a tweet by Yoko Ono on February 1, saying “Give us some advice that will make our lives heal and shine.” The International Cricket Council (ICC) replied with very practical advice for all batsmen – “Never leave your crease with M.S. Dhoni behind the stumps!”

Will Smith is the Genie in Disney's Aladdin

Dark caves, magic carpets, a vibrant fictitious city and a Genie that has raised some eyebrows. Disney's Aladdin, slated to release in May, promises to be an entertaining yet serious watch with a unique cast.

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