News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 09, 2019, 07:16 PM IST

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wrapped up his two-nation visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka stressing on New Delhi's "neighbourhood first" policy and focusing on a range of issues from counter-terror, climate change, Indo-Pacific region. This was Modi's first visit abroad in the second term and symbolic in several ways.

'Fugitive economic offender' Vijay Mallya, who is facing extradition proceedings in UK, was seen attending India`s World Cup cricket match against Australia at the Kennington Oval in London on Sunday, reported news agency ANI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the Indian diaspora to contribute to India's growth and said the country`s image had changed a lot in the last few years.

Warning against the emergence of a "Muslim Prabhakaran", Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called for unity among all communities in the country which saw the worst terror attack on Easter Sunday.

Several hundred thousand people jammed Hong Kong's streets on Sunday in the last bid to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, with police bracing for the biggest march in the city in 15 years.