News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Mar 01, 2019, 06:56 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

Live updates: IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman set to cross Wagah border shortly

Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commmander Abhinandan Varthaman will be crossing the Wagah border in a few minutes as a large crowd gathers to welcome him amid heavy security.

Beating the Retreat ceremony cancelled at Wagah border

As Indian authorities wait for captured Indian pilot to return home, it was announced that the Beating the Retreat ceremony won't be taking place at the Wagah border today.

Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire for eighth consecutive day

The ceasefire was violated in Rajouri district's Nowshera sector at 16:15 hours today where the Indian Army retaliated in counter-firing.

Welcome goodwill signal, Pakistan has always been opposed to terrorism: China

China on Friday welcomed Pakistan's decision to release the Indian Air Force pilot and encouraged the two countries to engage in more counter-terrorism cooperation and dialogue for the regional peace and stability.

At least 84 people, two-thirds young children, died on way to al-Hol camp in Syria: UN

At least 84 people, two-thirds of them young children, have died since December on their way to al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after fleeing Islamic State in the Deir al-Zor region, the United Nations said on Friday.


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