News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 31, 2018, 06.43 PM(IST)

File photo of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Top developments of the day.

Bangladesh polls: Voting held in peaceful manner, says PM Hasina as election commission rejects call for re poll

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday rejected opposition complaints of vote rigging and said people had gone to the polls enthusiastically in a largely peacefully general election that her ruling alliance swept with a landslide.

Indian diplomats harassed: After being questioned on road, now electricity cut for 4 hours in peak winter

After being questioned on the road for 30 minutes in Peshawar by Pakistani security agencies, another incident of harassment of Indian diplomats in Pakistan has come to fore.

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Ex-Congress leader Sajjan Kumar surrenders in Delhi court, to be lodged in Mandoli jail

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Monday surrendered before a court here to serve the life sentence awarded to him by the Delhi High Court in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

4 dead, dozens missing after gas explosion hits Russia high-rise

Four people were killed and nearly 70 unaccounted for after a gas explosion tore through a residential building in Russia on Monday, leaving hundreds without a home in freezing temperatures on New Year's Eve.

India's Smriti Mandhana wins ICC women's cricketer and ODI player of the year

India's vice-captain Smriti Mandhana has won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year and also named as ICC Women's ODI Player of the Year.