News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 30, 2018, 06.57 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

Meghalaya mine rescue: Navy, NDRF personnel enter shaft to ascertain water level

A team leader from the Indian Navy and NDRF personnel went inside a 370-foot-deep mine, where 15 miners are trapped, to ascertain the water level inside on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

PM Modi renames 3 islands of Andaman and Nicobar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday announced renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose here.

Bangladesh elections: Voting ends, 12 killed in poll-related violence

At least 12 people were killed in election-day clashes in Bangladesh Sunday, after a bloody campaign overshadowed by a crackdown on the opposition by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is expected to win a historic but controversial fourth term.

Triple talaq bill will ruin families, will launch agitation against it: AIMWPLB

The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) Sunday termed the triple talaq bill as one which will "ruin" families if it is made into a law, and said it will launch an agitation against it.

Rohingya repatriation stuck in limbo: One of the biggest humanitarian crisis of South Asia

Over a year ago, in August 2017, Myanmar witnessed a conflict that sparked international concern. Western Myanmar’s Rakhine state saw hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes following an army crackdown.