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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2019, 06.46 PM(IST)

US Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

Russian troops in Venezuela not linked to any military operations: Foreign ministry

A day after President Trump asked Russian troops to "get out" of Venezuela, the Russian foreign ministry said that its troops in Venezuela were "not linked" to any military operations.

Five killed in Bangladesh building fire; several still feared trapped

At least five people were killed while Several others still feared trapped in a huge fire that broke out in a 22-storey building in Dhaka's Banani area on Thursday, in the latest blaze to hit the Bangladeshi capital.

Article 35A surreptitiously inserted by Nehru govt in Constitution: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday wrote a blog post, where he launched a scathing attack against the Congress and blamed Pt Nehru’s govt and Nehruvian vision for Jammu and Kashmir’s present situation.

Common citizen Robert Vadra now involved in huge deals, says ED seeking his custody

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday opposed the anticipatory bail plea of Robert Vadra in a money laundering case. Appearing before the Patiala House Court in Delhi, ED advocate DP Singh said, "We need his custodial interrogation, we have sufficient material."

Syria backs India as a full-fledged member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

India has a big number of Islamic people and we want India to be a full member of OIC, said Syrian Ambassador to India, Riad Abbas. In an interview with WION, Riad Abbas talked about his views on India-Syria relationship, Islamic State and India's membership at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).