News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 20, 2019, 07:03 PM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

PNB scam: Nirav Modi denied bail, to stay in London jail till March 29th

UK's Westminster court has rejected Nirav Modi's bail plea and he is all set to stay in a British jail till 29th March when the court again takes up the case. He will be staying in a British jail before Westminster court again takes up his case.

All four accused in Samjhauta blast case acquitted

All four accused in the Samjhauta blast case were acquitted by the Special National Investigation Agency(NIA) Court in Panchkula today.

India may boycott China's Belt and Road Forum for second time

India on Wednesday signalled that it will boycott China's second Belt and Road Forum for a second time, saying no country can participate in an initiative that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third European Union sanction

Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in two only years.

Requested Brexit delay until June 30: UK PM Theresa May to European Union leaders

Prime Minister Theresa May requested a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday after her failure to get a deal ratified by parliament left the United Kingdom's divorce from the European Union in turmoil.


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