WION Evening News Brief, January 24, 2018

Padmavat Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 24, 2018, 01.31 PM (IST)

 Watch: From Gurugram to Mumbai, violent protests rock cities ahead of Padmaavat release

As Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum-opus Padmaavat is all set to hit theatres on January 25, violence erupted in several parts of the country with buses being torched and cinema halls being vandalised.   

China welcomes PM Modi's speech at Davos, looks forward to working with India

China welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Davos speech against protectionism as being “as dangerous as terrorism,” saying that the two countries can fight this practice together.

Islamic State claims attack on Jalalabad in Afghanistan

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack that hit Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, according to the militant group’s news agency Amaq, though it did not provide immediate evidence for the claim.

Office of profit: Delhi High Court asks Election Commission not to make bypoll announcement until January 29

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to pass any interim order on staying the Centre's notification disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs in 'Office of Profit' case. The court also asked the Election Commission not to make any announcement regarding bypolls in Delhi until January 29, the next date of hearing in the case.

15 Taliban militants killed during airstike in Afghanistan

At least 15 Taliban militants were killed and around 10 were left wounded in an airstrike in Afghanistan's northern province of Sari Pul on Wednesday, reports said.