WION Evening News Brief, 19 January 2018

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled to bordering Bangladesh since last August. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 19, 2018, 01.01 PM (IST)

Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years.

No plans of a Modi-Abbasi meet at Davos: MEA

There are no "plans" of a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting at Davos next week, the external affairs ministry said today.

Election Commission disqualifies 20 AAP MLAs for holding 'office of profit'

In a major blow to Aam Aadmi Party, the Election Commission is learnt to have recommended to the President the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for allegedly holding office of profit.

China 'justifies' building infrastructure in Doklam; India says keeping a close vigil

China on Friday justified its massive construction activities in the Doklam area, describing it as "legitimate" and aimed at improving the lives of its troops and the people living on its own territory.

Supreme Court rejects plea to cancel CBFC certificate to 'Padmaavat'

The Supreme Court today rejected a plea seeking an urgent hearing on a fresh PIL that sought cancellation of Censor Board's certificate granted to controversial Bollywood movie 'Padmaavat'.