News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 10, 2018, 07.04 PM(IST)

Vijay Mallya. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Read the top 5 stories of the day here. 

RBI Governor Urjit Patel resigns, says it's for 'personal reasons'

RBI Governor Urjit Patel has resigned, saying he was doing so for "personal reasons". 

"On account of personal reasons, I have decided to step down from my current position (RBI Governor) effective immediately. It has been my privilege and honour to serve in the Reserve Bank of India in various capacities over the years," Patel said in a statement. 

Pointedly, he did not mention the finance ministry or the government in his statement. 


UK court orders Vijay Mallya's extradition to India, CBI says 'we welcome the verdict'

UK's Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday ordered liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition to India.

According to reports, Mallya has 14 days to appeal his extradition in the High Court. 


Pakistan will continue to lend full support to people of Kashmir: Imran Khan

Pakistan would continue to lend full diplomatic, political and moral support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday. 

Khan's remarks came in a message on the Human Rights Day which is observed every year on December 10.


'Bihar is still where it was,' RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha says after pulling out of NDA

RLSP Chief Upendra Kushwaha quit as union minister on Monday and stated that his party will no longer be a part of the National Democratic Alliance. 

The minister stated that he has had a "bitter experience" with the BJP, adding that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar "has done injustice to people of all fronts". 


EU says it will not renegotiate Brexit deal

The EU has already offered Britain the "best and only possible" Brexit divorce deal and will not renegotiate it, the European Commission warned Monday on the eve of a vote in the British parliament.

"Our position has not changed and as far as we're concerned the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union on the 29th of March 2019," spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told reporters.