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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 15, 2018, 08.59 AM(IST)

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Army court sentences Major General, 6 others to life in fake encounter case

Army court sentences Major General, 6 others to life in fake encounter caseA Summary General Court Martial (SGCM) of the Indian Army convicted seven personnel, including a Major General for their alleged involvement in a 1994 fake encounter case in Assam.

JP Morgan CEO, Ford chairman to pull out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi case: Report

After several media bigwigs pulled out of the international conference in Riyadh over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, US media reported that JP Morgan CEO James Dimon and Ford chairman Bill Ford will also boycott the event.

Russia and China meddled in 2016 presidential elections: Trump

Last month, chairing a UN Security Council meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Trump had alleged that China was trying to interfere in the 2018 mid-term polls and that it did not want him to be the president. China has denied these allegations.

India-China joint training programme for Afghan Diplomats to begin today

The inauguration of the first India-China joint training programme for Afghan Diplomats will be held today at the Indian Foreign Service Institute here, according to Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui.

Journalist Vinod Dua accused of sexual misconduct, daughter Mallika says she stands by the #MeToo movement

Veteran journalist Vinod Dua has been named by filmmaker Nishtha Jain in her #MeToo story. The filmmaker has accused Dua of sexual misconduct in an incident that took place in 1989.