News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 01, 2019, 06.44 PM(IST)

File photo of Robert Vadra. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Read the top 5 stories of the day here. 

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Facebook removes 687 pages, accounts linked to Congress IT cell ahead of elections

Facebook Inc said on Monday it was removing 687 pages and accounts linked to the Congress party, just days before voting begins in a general election, because of “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on the social media platform. 


India's February infrastructure output grows 2.1 per cent 

India's infrastructure output grew at 2.1 percent in February from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday.


Listing of Masood Azhar as global terrorist: China claims 'positive progress' made

China on Monday claimed that "positive progress" has been made to resolve the issue of the UN designating Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and accused the US of scuttling the UN's efforts by taking the matter directly to the Security Council. 


British MPs to vote yet again tonight on various Brexit options

British MPs will try again to chart a new Brexit path on Monday after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's deal for a third time, but the EU warned its patience was wearing thin.

Less than two weeks before Britain risks crashing out of the European Union, MPs will hold a second round of votes on various options to try to break the political deadlock.


Money-laundering case: Robert Vadra gets anticipatory bail, cannot leave country without permission

A special CBI court here granted anticipatory bail on Monday to Robert Vadra and his close aide Manoj Arora in the money-laundering case against them.

Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar, while granting the bail to the duo, directed them to furnish personal bail bonds of Rs 5 lakh each and surety of a like amount.

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