WION Morning News Brief, February 28, 2018

File image of Sridevi at the TIFF screening of English Vinglish in 2012. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 28, 2018, 03.24 AM (IST)


Sridevi, Indian cinema's first woman superstar, to be cremated today

The body of Bollywood icon Sridevi, whose sudden death triggered a frenzy of grief, disbelief and searching questions, was flown back to Mumbai Tuesday after Dubai authorities determined that she had accidentally drowned in her hotel bathtub.

Bihar hit-and-run case: Suspended Bihar MLA Manoj Baitha surrenders

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manoj Baitha, whose vehicle was reportedly involved in an accident that killed nine school children on Saturday in Muzaffarpur district, surrendered before the Bihar Police on Wednesday.

Exit polls predict BJP win in Tripura, party to consolidate position in Meghalaya, Nagaland

Two exit polls today predicted that the BJP will dethrone the Left front from power in Tripura. According to the exit polls, the BJP will also consolidate its position in two other northeastern states of Meghalaya and Nagaland.

North Korea 'providing materials to Syria chemical weapons factories': UN experts

North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used in chemical weapons manufacturing, US media report, citing findings by UN experts. The materials include acid-resistant tiles, valves and pipes, reports say.

US Supreme Court rules immigrants can be held indefinitely

The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants can be detained indefinitely without bond hearings, in a setback for immigrant rights.