WION Evening New Brief, December 27, 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife's shoes were kept for inspection, while all other belongings, including jewellery, were returned. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 27, 2017, 12.59 PM (IST)

Malegaon blasts case: Partial relief for Sadhvi Pragya, Col Purohit

In a partial relief to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Lt Col Prasad Purohit and six others who face trial under an anti-terror law in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case, the court dropped provisions under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against all the accused.

'PM Modi didn't question former PM Manmohan Singh's commitment to nation,' Arun Jaitley clarifies

Union Finance Minister and Minister of Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley spoke on PM Modi's remarks on former prime minister Manmohan Singh today at Rajya Sabha.

Jaitley clarified, "PM in his speeches didn't question, nor meant to question the commitment to this nation of either former PM Manmohan Singh or Former VP Hamid Ansari."

Pakistan sends shoes of Jadhav's wife for forensic testing

Pakistani authorities have sent the shoes worn by Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife for forensic examination to determine the nature of the suspected presence of a foreign object, a media report said today.

The authorities were ascertaining whether the "metallic object" in the shoes was a camera or a recording chip, Pakistan Today quoted Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Mohammad Faisal as saying.

Car bomb injures 14 Afghanistan soldiers in Helmand

At least 14 Afghan soldiers were injured in a car bombing at 505 Boost Police Zone in Lashkargah city, capital of Helmand Province on Wednesday.

1 killed, 3 injured after gunman opens fire in Moscow factory, hostages held: RIA

A gunman opened a fire in a pastry-making factory in Moscow on Wednesday, killing one person and taking an unknown number as hostages, Russian state news agency RIA said, citing a law enforcement source.