WION morning news brief, December 27, 2017

Members of the Palestinian delegation clap after the vote on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 27, 2017, 03.26 AM (IST)

US slashes UN budget after Jerusalem vote

The US says it has negotiated a $285 million cut to the UN's budget for 2018. The budget cut comes a few days after a majority of UN member countries voted against US President Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 

Delhi government school students to get free coaching in favourite sport

The Delhi government announced on Tuesday that students in government schools will now get free coaching in their favourite sport. The academics, clubs and coaches will have access to government school playgrounds and other related facilities after school hours and during holidays. 

Singer Joy Villa accuses ex-Trump campaign manager of sexual assault

Joy Villa, singer and a potential congressional candidate said Tuesday that she filed a sexual assault complaint against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for hitting her twice on her buttocks during a Washington gathering in November. 

Jairam Thakur to be sworn in as Himachal chief minister today

Jairam Thakur will be sworn in as chief minister of Himachal Pradesh today. The ceremony, to be held at the Ridge ground in Shimla, is expected to begin at 11 am. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will be attending, as will a number of other BJP leaders. 

Delhi plans home delivery of 40 government services, LG says no

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said Tuesday that Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had turned down the government's proposal to home deliver 40 government services. The government services included caste, birth, and address certificates, licences, and pensions.