News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 16, 2018, 06:57 PM IST

An anti-Brexit demonstrator wears a Union Jack decorated with the stars of the EU flag opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain. Photograph:(Reuters)

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The UN chief said he had no information on the case except what had been reported in the media. "It is absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were guilty," Guterres said at a conference in Doha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeated his allegation Sunday that the Congress was putting pressure on the judiciary. "In such a situation," he said, "it's essential to alert the nation and young generation." 

After losing seven successive summit clashes, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu finally settled her finals blues with a 21-19 21-17 win over Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to lift the prestigious season-ending trophy. 

British Education Minister Damian Hinds said on Sunday the government was not planning for a second referendum, denying reports that ministers were looking at such a vote to break the deadlock over Brexit.

He described Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to the leave the European Union as a "balanced" agreement that lawmakers should support.

The transgenders alleged that the police harassed them and said they were not banned from darshan at the shrine, but the police said there was a need to get some legal clarity in this issue.