WION Evening News Brief, December 19, 2016

BJP top brass is tight-lipped over the issue, triggering intense speculations that the party is considering a change of guard in the western state. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 19, 2017, 01.11 PM (IST)

Train testing Delhi Metro's magenta line, to be inaugurated by Modi, crashes through wall

The Delhi Metro's magenta line, which was to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25, has crashed through a wall on a test run. 

The train broke through a boundary wall at the Kalindi Kunj depot, the matter is being probed. 

Who will be the next Gujarat Chief Minister? Here are the top contenders

The BJP, which managed to retain Gujarat for a record sixth time after a keenly contested assembly elections, is reportedly mulling a course correction as it also lost several seats to its arch-rival Congress.

Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh: State media

Saudi Arabia intercepted a Yemeni rebel missile over Riyadh on Tuesday, state media said,

The rebels said the target was Yamamah palace, the official residence of King Salman.

J&K: Woman killed, 8 injured as Shopian encounter sparks clashes between locals, security forces

Sparked by the killing of two terrorists in the Shopian encounter, clashes erupted between locals and the security forces in the Jammu and Kashmir district on Tuesday.

Sensex, Nifty close at record highs after BJP's Gujarat, Himachal wins

The Sensex and NIfty closed at record highs on Tuesday after the BJP's wins in Gujarat and Himachal. 

The BSE Sensex rose 0.7 per cent to end at 33,836.74, while the NSE Nifty ended 0.72 per cent higher at 10,463.20. 

Both indexes rose for a fourth straight session.