News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 11, 2019, 08.55 AM(IST)

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Read the top five stories of the morning here.

Pulwama attack mastermind Mudasir believed to be killed in encounter: J&K Police

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist and one of the masterminds of Pulwama attack Mudasir Ahmed Khan, alias ‘Mohd Bhai’ is believed to be killed in an encounter in the Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir.

Based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in Pinglish area of Tral Awantipora, a cordon and search operation was launched today jointly by Police and security forces in the area.

Urge India to stop buying oil from Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro government: US top envoy

The United States is pressing India to stop buying oil from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government, Washington’s top envoy for Venezuela said, as the Trump administration this week threatened more US sanctions to cut off Maduro’s financial lifelines.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Over 1.5 crore voters of the total electorate in 18-19 age group

Lok Sabha elections 2019 will begin on April 11 and continue for over a month till May 19 across seven phases, followed by counting of votes on May 23, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

After Ethiopian Airlines crash, China suspends use of Boeing 737 Max aircraft

China's aviation regulator said on Monday it had ordered Chinese airlines to suspend their Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft operations by 6 pm following a deadly crash of a 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines.

US President Donald Trump ready to meet Kim Jong Un again for denuclearisation talks: White House

US President Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again for denuclearisation talks, the White House said, underlining that his decision to walk out of the Hanoi summit sent a signal to other countries as well that he is not desperate for a deal unless it is in America's interest.