News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 01, 2018, 06:52 PM(IST)

File photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph:( Reuters )

5 lynched in Maharashtra, locals thought they were child lifters

Five people were lynched in Maharashtra's Dhule district Sunday because villagers thought they were child lifters. 

'Angoor khatte hain', government says to opposition allegation GST 'deeply flawed'

Union Minister Piyush Goyal responded Sunday to former finance minister P Chidambaram's allegation that the Goods and Services Tax was "deeply flawed". 

Finally, Vijay Mallya's luxury jet sells for paltry Rs 35 cr

After at least four aborted attempts since March 2016, the service tax authorities managed to get a buyer for the confiscated luxury jet of the runway businessman Vijay Mallya, with a Florida-based Aviation Management Sales emerging as the highest bidder for Rs 34.8 crore (USD 5.05 million) last Friday, a source has said.

Three Afghans beheaded, school torched in suspected Islamic State attack

Unidentified gunmen beheaded three men and torched a boys' school in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan late on Saturday, in an attack officials blamed on Islamic State militants.

Syrians fleeing war will not be allowed in Israel: Netanyahu

Civilians fleeing Syria's war will not be allowed to enter Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday adding however that his government will continue providing them with humanitarian aid.


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