WION Morning News brief, January 18, 2018

Four states -- Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh -- had banned the film. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 18, 2018, 03.29 AM (IST)

Padmaavat: Now, Rajasthan bans the film keeping public interest in mind

After Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, Rajasthan is the fourth state to officially ban Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. The film, that is scheduled to release in theaters on January 25th will not be releasing in Rajasthan, a notice by the Rajasthan government said.

US arrests ex-CIA official linked to spying for China

A former CIA official who lives in Hong Kong was arrested by US authorities in New York airport on Monday after FBI agents allegedly found classified information in his hotel room, including two small books containing information on details of true names and numbers of spy recruits and covert CIA employees. 

Spike anti-tank missile deal with India back on track: Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a four-day visit to India confirmed the Spike anti-tank missile deal which was scrapped by India a fortnight ago was back on track, Israel media reported.

British lawmakers back Brexit legislation, stiffer tests yet to come

British lawmakers voted in favour of the government's legislative blueprint for Brexit on Wednesday, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the European Union.

J&K: 1 BSF soldier killed, 3 civilians injured as Pak troops open fire along LoC

A BSF soldier lost his life after a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan forces in the R S Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir.  The firing by Pakistan troops also hit neighbouring villages injuring 3 civilians