News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 31, 2018, 09:03 AM IST

File photo of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photograph:(AFP)

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Big stories of the day.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League party registered a landslide victory in Sunday's controversial general election, news agency AFP reported citing local media reports. 

Senior Republican senator Lindsey Graham said Sunday that President Donald Trump had promised to stay in Syria to finish the job of destroying the Islamic State group -- just days after announcing he would be withdrawing troops immediately.

The 73-year-old Congress leader, Sajjan Kumar, who was awarded life sentenced by the Delhi High Court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, is expected to surrender before Karkardooma Court or Tihar jail authorities on Monday.

The Triple Talaq Bill that makes the practice of instant divorce among Muslims a criminal offence with a provision of three-year jail term for the erring husband, is set to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Monday by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Fuel prices in the country continued to witness a slump on Monday with petrol selling at Rs 68.84 per litre in the national capital and for Rs 74.47 per litre in Mumbai.