WION Evening News brief, March 8, 2018

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 05, 2018, 01.21 PM (IST)

Chidambaram helped Mehul Choksi in 2014: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at the Congress saying that the entire banking system was out of control under the leadership of Economist Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

China increases defence budget to $175 billion, three times higher than India's

China today announced a 8.1 per cent hike in its defence expenditure for this year to a whopping $175 billion, which is over three times higher than India's defence budget as it seeks to further advance an ambitious modernisation drive for its military.

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after anti-Muslim riots

Sri Lanka imposed a curfew Monday in a central hill station town popular with tourists after days of communal unrest that saw a man killed and Muslim businesses set alight.

Italy faces political gridlock after 5-Star surges

Italy faces a prolonged period of political instability after voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, spurning traditional parties and flocking to anti-establishment and far-right groups in record numbers.

Imran Khan to contest 2018 general elections from Karachi

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Monday announced he would contest the upcoming general election from Karachi.