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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 11, 2019, 06.47 PM(IST)

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Parliamentary committee gives Twitter another 15-day deadline to appear before it

Twitter had been summoned by the committee today (Monday, February 11) but the company had declined to appear saying the notice was too short. The summons had been sent out on February 1. 

'I hope we can together start a new kind of politics,' Priyanka Gandhi says on Lucknow roadshow

The recently-appointed Congress general secretary of eastern Uttar Pradesh, accompanied by her brother and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, and Congress leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Raj Babbar, held a 20-kilometre roadshow in the Uttar Pradesh capital on Monday. 

With Lok Sabha elections coming, Facebook says it is expanding its fact-checking network

Facebook Inc is expanding its fact-checking network in India to curb the spread of misinformation as the world's largest democracy prepares for a general election that must be held by May, the US-based social media giant said on Monday.

Brexit uncertainty: UK economy posts slowest growth in six years

Britain's economy grew at the slowest pace in six years in 2018 with near-flat output in the final quarter, data showed Monday, as Brexit uncertainty and weaker global growth bites.

Iran to continue expanding military might, missile work: President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran was determined to expand its military power and ballistic missile programme despite mounting pressure from hostile countries to curb Iran's defensive work, state TV reported.