close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

News brief: Big stories of the day

File photo. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 31, 2018, 06.53 PM (IST)

India jumps 23 positions to rank 77 in World Bank's 'ease of doing business' ranking

India on Wednesday ranked at 77th position in the World Bank's 'Ease of doing business' index. India has recorded a jump of 23 positions against its rank of 100 in 2017. 

China alerts India on flood-like situation in Brahmaputra river in Arunachal

For the second time in a fortnight, China has alerted India of a possible flood-like situation in the Brahmaputra river in Arunachal Pradesh after a landslide blocked water upstream in Tibet, a senior Water Resources Ministry official said on Wednesday.

Indonesian search team may have found Lion Air's fuselage

Indonesian search and rescue workers believe they have found the fuselage of a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed with 189 people on board, and are also trying to confirm the origin of an underwater "ping" signal, officials said on Wednesday.

How Asia Bibi was convicted in Blasphemey case: A Timeline

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman charged under Blasphemy law in Pakistan was acquitted by the Pak Supreme Court today.

Myanmar says 2,000 Rohingya to arrive in November despite doubts

A top Myanmar official said Wednesday that his country would take back the first group of 2,000 Rohingya refugees from camps in Bangladesh in November despite widespread doubts over the proposal.