News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 08, 2019, 06.53 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

Pakistan shuts down Samjhauta Express 'forever' amid spiraling tension

In a big blow to people to people contact between arch rivals Pakistan and India, Imran Khan-led government announced that it's shutting down Samjhauta Express--the bi-weekly train that connects Delhi in India to Lahore in Pakistan -- ''forever''.

'Not looking at military option' over Kashmir dispute: Pakistan foreign minister

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday that Pakistan is not looking at a military option over Kashmir after Indian government revoked decades-old special status granted under Indian constitution to Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Article 370.

Sensex jumps 637 points while Nifty regains 11,000 mark

Equity benchmark indices staged a smart recovery during second half of trading on Thursday with the Nifty closing above 11,000 mark. The market rallied after reports suggested that the government is likely to roll back the recently-imposed higher tax on foreign portfolio investors (FPIs). 

Pakistan restricts screening of Indian movies

"No Indian movie to be screened in Pakistani cinemas," Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting said.

Beatles fans come together for 50th anniversary of Abbey Road photo

Beatles fans came together near London's Abbey Road Studios on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the band's most iconic images of all time.