WION Evening News Brief, January 9, 2018

US and Canada gurudwaras have banned the entry of Indian officials. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 09, 2018, 01.13 PM (IST)

Sikh community bans entry of Indian officials into US, Canada gurudwaras

The Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) and American Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (APGC) who claim to be the largest umbrella organisations of Sikh gurudwaras in the US have banned entry of Indian officials from 96 gurudwaras in the country.

Not mandatory to sing national anthem in cinema halls: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified its order on the national anthem. India's highest court said it was not mandatory to sing the national anthem in cinema halls.

China silent over Gen Rawat's remarks on PLA troop reduction in Dokalam

China today skirted a direct response to Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks that there was a major reduction of Chinese troops in Dokalam, but insisted that its soldiers stationed in the area were exercising "sovereignty rights".

China denies plans to set up military base in Pakistan

China on Tuesday denied as "unnecessary" speculation reports that it was planning to build a military base at Jiwani in Pakistan's Balochistan province close to the strategic Chabahar port, which is being jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan.

South Africa train collision injures 200 people

Around 200 people were injured on Tuesday when two passenger trains collided in a suburb of South Africa's main city Johannesburg, emergency services network ER24 said