WION evening news brief, December 22, 2017

File picture of Vijay Rupani. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 22, 2017, 01.26 PM (IST)

Vijay Rupani to continue as Gujarat chief minister, Nitin Bhai Patel his deputy: BJP

Vijay Rupani will continue as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Nitin Patel his deputy, the BJP announced on Friday. The announcement was made at a meeting conducted by elected BJP candidates under the steer of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who made the announcement.

Sachin Tendulkar releases video; takes his disrupted Rajya Sabha speech online

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was supposed to initiate a debate in Rajya Sabha yesterday. His speech was disrupted as the Upper House of Parliament was adjourned due to Congress leaders' sloganeering over PM Modi's remark on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. 

Adarsh scam: Bombay High Court rejects Governor's sanction to prosecute Ashok Chavan

The Bombay High Court on Friday set aside Governor's sanction to prosecute senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh scam.

Lashkar-e-Taiba forms 'special security team' to protect Hafiz Saeed

Lashkar-e-Taiba is reported to have created a "special security team" to provide security cover to global terrorist and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Chief Hafiz Saeed. Saeed's LeT security agents would also be armed with ammunition.

Palestinian President calls US dishonest mediator, says will not accept US peace plan

Mahmud Abbas, the president of Palestine has said that his country will not accept any peace proposal by the United States.  He said, " The United States has proven to be a dishonest mediator in the peace process and we will no longer accept any plan from the United States."