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News18 Evening Digest: Govt Says Pop Star and Others' Comments on Farmers Protest Not Accurate, and Other Top Stories

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Here are the Top Stories We are Covering Today: Comments Not Accurate or Responsible, Says Govt as Pop Star, Others Tweet in Support of Farmers' Protest; Remove Tweets, Accounts Related to 'Farmer Genocide' Hashtag or Face Penal Action, Govt Warns Twitter; Pak Army Chief Talking About ‘Peaceful Coexistence’ Could be a Turning Point for India Relations; Elusive Man Behind 2013 Bengaluru ATM Attack That Shook City Finally Sent to Jail for 10 Years; At Aero India Show, Govt Inks Biggest 'Make-In-India' Defence Deal for 83 Tejas LCA Jets; India vs England 2021: Five Bowlers or Six Batsmen? Picking Playing XI For 1st Test at Root of Virat Kohli’s Worries

Comments Not Accurate or Responsible, Says Govt as Pop Star, Others Tweet in Support of Farmers' Protest

Hours after pop star singer Rihanna, climate activist Greta Thunberg, and US vice-president Kamala Harris's niece lawyer Meena Harris posted tweets on the farmers protests in India, the Ministry of External Affairs has put out a statement saying that comments by celebrities tweeting on the issue were "neither accurate nor responsible". READ MORE

Remove Tweets, Accounts Related to 'Farmer Genocide' Hashtag or Face Penal Action, Govt Warns Twitter

The central government has issued a notice to the Twitter for reinstating a number of accounts posting about ‘farmer genocide’ despite the IT Ministry directive to block these and has warned of consequences if the accounts are not taken down again. READ MORE

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Elusive Man Behind 2013 Bengaluru ATM Attack That Shook City Finally Sent to Jail for 10 Years

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At Aero India Show, Govt Inks Biggest 'Make-In-India' Defence Deal for 83 Tejas LCA Jets

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India vs England 2021: Five Bowlers or Six Batsmen? Picking Playing XI For 1st Test at Root of Virat Kohli’s Worries

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first published:February 03, 2021, 16:42 IST