News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 02, 2018, 06:34 PM IST

Hasina Khatun, 24, whose husband Abdul Hashim was among 10 Rohingya men killed by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist villagers on September 2, 2017. Photograph:(Reuters)

The collegium met Wednesday but deferred its decision on the elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Supreme Court. Justice Joseph's name had recently been returned by the government to the collegium for reconsideration. 

Hundreds of dead babies have been found dumped in Pakistan in the last year, news reports said Wednesday. Since the beginning of 2017, a total of 345 newbornds have been found dumped in Karachi. 99 per cent of the babies were girls. 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked why IAS officers should not be paid on the basis of calories they need. Kejriwal was addressing a meeting of the Delhi Workers' Conference on May Day or International Workers' Day. 

Zohra Begum, 12, was one of several Rohingya refugees who met United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members over the weekend during their visit to the camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Mafia don Chhota Rajan was on Wednesday awarded life sentence by a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA)  court for the killing of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey seven years ago.