News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Mar 02, 2019, 06:58 PM IST
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Indian capital reports first case of Omicron variant Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Story highlights

Top developments of the day.

The government on Saturday issued an "alert" for all airports and airlines in the country, asking them to "enhance the existing security measures", as it has received intelligence inputs in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and subsequent developments.

Nathan Coulter-Nile to Dhawan, caught out by Maxwell. 

It's no doubt a big wicket for Australia and it might create pressure on the India side. 

Skipper Kohli comes to the crease. 

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Saturday. 

Abhinandan was released from Pakistani custody on Friday night and has since then been kept at the Air Force Central Medical Establishment in Delhi. 

NASA and SpaceX celebrated the successful launch Saturday of a new astronaut capsule on a week-long round trip to the International Space Station -- a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil after an eight-year break.

The Samjhauta Express will leave for Pakistan from Delhi on Sunday after the two neighbours agreed to operationalise services at their ends, a senior railway official told PTI.

The announcement came a day after Pakistan released Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.