News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jul 21, 2019, 06:44 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.




Three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit cremated with State Honours at Nigam Bodh Ghat

Dikshit's mortal remains were taken to the Congress headquarters from her residence in South Delhi this morning from where hundreds joined the procession to Nigam Bodh Ghat where she was cremated this afternoon.

Chandrayaan-2 to perform 15 maneuvers, countdown for the launch begins

The Chandrayaan-2 will perform 15 crucial maneuvers in the days to come, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan on Sunday. The countdown for the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1, begins Sunday evening.

Hong Kong on security alert as thousands march in fresh wave of protests

Tens of thousands marched in sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Sunday as anti-government protests show no sign of let-up, with anger over an extradition bill morphing into a fresh front against what many see as an erosion of freedoms by Beijing.

World Bank may fund priority sectors other than Amaravati project

The Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday said that The World Bank has given positive indications towards compensating the dropped $300 million loan for developing capital city of Amaravati and moving the aid to other important sectors.

Imran Khan meets Pakistan businessmen during US visit

The businessmen called on Khan at the Pakistan Embassy in the US capital, according to Geo News.

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