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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 28, 2018, 06:54 PM(IST)

Villagers wait outside the National Register of Citizens centre to get their documents verified by government officials at Mayong Village in Morigaon district. Photograph:( Reuters )

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Police carry out raids in 5 states, activists arrested

Pune Police raided the homes and offices of activists in five states on Tuesday, arresting five. The arrests were made over the violence in Bhima Koregaon earlier this year. 

Supreme Court orders reverification of 10% of people excluded from Assam's NRC

The Supreme Court today ordered reverification of 10 per cent of the people who were excluded from Assam's draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) which was published recently.

US rejects International Court of Justice's jurisdiction in Iran sanctions case

The United States told UN judges Tuesday they had no jurisdiction to rule on Tehran's demand for them to order the suspension of debilitating nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.

Air pollution is making us dumber: Study

The study was conducted by Xin Zhang of Beijing's School of Statistics, Xi Chen of the Yale School of Public Health, and Xiaobo Zhang of Peking University. 

Rohingya demand justice after UN probe calls for genocide prosecution

Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh on Tuesday challenged the United Nations to ensure Myanmar's generals stand trial after investigators called for top military commanders to be prosecuted for genocide against the minority.

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