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News Digest – February 3-9, 2019

Round-up: Top 10 Important News Events

February 3

  • 6 dead and 37 hurt as Delhi bound Seemanchal Express derails near Sahadai Buzurg Railway Station in Vaishali district of Bihar.
  • Kolkata cops detain CBI team that had gone to question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who was then SIT Chief investigating Saradha ponzi scam in 2013.

February 4

  • Pope Francis visits Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, to celebrate first papal Mass for about 1,80,000 people.

February 5

  • Social activist Anna Hazare ends his indefinite fast after 7-hour-long meeting with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis regarding Lokpal and Lokayukta.
  • Nobel winner and ex-president of Costa Rica, Óscar Arias Sánchez, accused of sexual assault.
  • Pakistan government abolishes Haj subsidy.

February 7

  • Virdarbha beat Saurashtra by 78 runs, to clinch second successive Ranji title.

February 8

  • Supreme Court orders Mayawati to pay back public money used for building statues.
  • British actor, Albert Finney, 82, dies in London. 
  • Tomi Ungerer, an acclaimed illustrator and author who brought a scampish style to children’s books and whose wide-ranging career also took him into advertising, protest art and erotica, died in Ireland. He was 87.

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