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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 16, 2019, 11:08 PM(IST)

Leaders of the SPD and the conservative camp thrashed out a 28-page blueprint for a possible "GroKo" grand coalition government this week, recommending that their parties hold formal coalition talks. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

'Still time to negotiate,' Germany's Merkel says after UK PM May loses Brexit vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that "we still have time to negotiate" after the British Parliament comprehensively rejected the Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May had reached with the European Union. 

Hardik has not left the house, not taking any calls: Father

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended Hardik Pandya and batsman Lokesh Rahul from all formats of cricket over sexist comments made on a TV show. Their return in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the ICC World Cup remains a big talking point. 

Nairobi hotel attack over after 20-hour siege, 14 dead: President Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that Islamists who stormed an upmarket hotel complex, killing 14 people, had been "eliminated" after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued.

Bihar: After Muzaffarpur, CBI files FIRs against 2 more shelter homes for abuse of children

CBI on Wednesday registered two fresh FIRs in connection with the alleged abuse of children in shelter homes in Bihar, news agency PTI reported quoting officials. 

Modi-led selection panel to meet on January 24 to decide on new CBI director

The selection panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on January 24 to decide on the new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director, reported news agency ANI.

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