News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 15, 2019, 06.53 PM(IST)

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Pulwama terror attack: NIA begins investigation, 7 detained after raids

As many as 7 people have been detained by security forces after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) joined Jammu and Kashmir Police'S probe into Pulwama terror attack on Friday. According to reports, multiple raids were conducted by security forces today.

Trade talks with US to continue in Washington next week: Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday trade talks with the United States will continue in Washington next week and that he hopes the two sides will be able to reach a mutually beneficial deal in the upcoming negotiations, state media reported.

Vijay Mallya files for permission to appeal in UK High Court against extradition order

Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya, wanted in India on alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crores, has filed his application in the UK High Court, seeking permission to appeal against an extradition order signed by the British Home Secretary.

Pulwama terror attack: India summons Pakistan High Commissioner, lodges strong protest

New Delhi on Friday summoned Pakistan's High commissioner Sohail Mehmood and lodged a strong protest against the Pulwama attacked that killed more than 40 CRPF personnel on Thursday. Pakistan based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) had claimed responsibility for the attack.

New Brexit talks in Brussels next week

Both Britain's minister for Brexit Stephen Barclay and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will visit Brussels next week for talks with EU negotiator Michel Barnier.