Five must-read stories—February 22

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Akhilesh Yadav: "If two young leaders come together, the people’s hopes will rise”

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav talks to The Hindu about the SP-Congress alliance, Dadri, demonetisation, and the Samajwadi feud. Akhilesh Yadav said that the UP government provided 2,000 MW more power supply during Diwali than it did for Ramzan, counter to what PM Narendra Modi has suggested.


Modi’s UP election claims: Mostly half truths, false and exaggerated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally on February 16 in Barabanki, 30 km from Lucknow. IndiaSpend checked five claims made by Modi during the speech.


CJI rules on plea by Kalikho Pul’s wife to probe note he left before suicide

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar passed an order late on Tuesday on a letter addressed to him by the wife of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul who has demanded registration of an FIR and investigation into a note attributed to her husband who allegedly committed suicide on August 9 last year, reports The Indian Express.


Indus talks set to end Pak chill

The India-Pakistan narrative is slowly edging back to a state of normalcy, considering the indications coming from some quarters. After the acrimonious exchange of words on the Indus Water Treaty, The Tribune says a meeting was likely to take place soon on the Permanent Indus Commission.


Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation, including people simply arrested for traffic violations, under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration. An AP report in The Times of India.

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