WION Evening News brief, February 25, 2018

File photo of PM Modi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2018, 01.03 PM (IST)

Sridevi's mortal remains to be brought back to Mumbai by Sunday evening

The news of actress Sridevi's death has left the entire country in shock. The actress, 54, was in Dubai for a family wedding when she suffered a cardiac arrest. Her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi were by her side when she breathed her last. Sridevi's mortal remains are expected to be brought back to her Mumbai home on Sunday evening by chartered flight, Mumbai International Airport officials have stated. 

 

China proposes removal of two-term limit for president: Reports

China's Central Committee proposed on Sunday to remove a limit of two consecutive terms for the president and vice president, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The committee proposed removing the clause "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" from the constitution, Xinhua reported.

 

Watch: India conducts successful test flight of Rustom 2 drone

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday conducted a successful test flight of the Rustom 2 drone at the aeronautical test range at Chalakere in Chitradurga in the South Indian state of Karnataka. This flight is being viewed as significant given the fact that this was the first flight undertaken with a higher power engine. The DRDO said that all parameters during the flight were normal.

'Parties who governed Puducherry did injustice to people', says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a swipe at the Congress for the underdevelopment of the union territory Puducherry. While addressing a public rally in the Union Territory, PM Modi said Puducherry has poor infrastructure and transport system and is a victim of Congress culture.

North Korea willing to hold talks with US, says Seoul

Days after the United States office reported that North Korea cancelled a planned meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence at the last minute, fresh reports emerged that now Pyongyang is willing to hold dialogue. According to Seoul's presidential Blue House, North Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States, its delegation to the Winter Olympics closing ceremony said on Sunday.