WION news brief, February 28, 2018

Sridevi's mortal remains were carried to the cremation ground in a carriage adorned with flowers. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Feb 28, 2018, 01.00 PM (IST)

Sridevi cremated with state honours as Boney Kapoor performs last rites

Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi was laid to rest today evening as husband Boney Kapoor performed last rites at Vile Parle Crematorium amid a sea of mourners who rounded up at the entrance of the venue.

We have businesses abroad so I can't join investigations: Nirav Modi replies to CBI's mail

Diamantaire Nirav Modi, who figures at the centre of the Rs 11,400 crore mega PNB scam, has finally replied to the CBI's mail saying that he is unable to join the investigations owing to business abroad. He also denied any wrongdoing. 

India's GDP growth rises to 7.2% in December quarter

After falling to a three-year low in the June quarter, India's GDP growth rose to 7.2 per cent in the December quarter (Q3), data from the central statistics office showed Wednesday.

INX Media money-laundering case: Karti Chidambaram arrested in Chennai

Congress leader and son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, was arrested for violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act.

China working-age population shrinks in biggest ever decline

According to reports, China's working-age population is shrinking and was estimated to have fallen to its lowest since 2009 last year. The nation's working-age population was recorded below a billion for the first time since 2010, according to data released on Wednesday.