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News Brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jan 02, 2019, 07:13 PM IST

File photo of Arun Jaitley. Photograph:(ANI)

Story highlights

Rahul opened the debate and hit out at the government. He also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his interview to news agency ANI on the first day of the new year was staged.

Launching a scathing attack on Congress during a debate on Rafale deal in Parliament, Union minister Arun Jaitley said that Rahul Gandhi is too scared to authenticate the tape he wants to produce in Lok Sabha.

Anupam Kher’s biographical drama on former PM Manmohan Singh ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has now taken another turn as the trailer of the film has gone missing from the official YouTube channel. 

Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Indrajith Coomaraswamy on Wednesday said that the nearly two-month-long political crisis had an adverse impact on the country's economy.

Eighteen dead bodies have been recovered from the debris of an apartment block in Russia that partially collapsed in an apparent explosion, while 23 people remained unaccounted for, the regional emergencies ministry told.

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar passed away on Wednesday. He was 87.