News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 18, 2019, 09.02 AM(IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

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Reda the top five stories of the morning here.

Over 40 dead, 100 injured as blast rips through wedding party in Afghanistan's Kabul

At least 40 people are feared dead and over 100 injured following a deadly suicide-bomb blast in Darulaman area of Kabul city on Saturday night, a senior Afghan official said.

Chandrayaan-2 to land on lunar south polar region on September 7: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2, the second generation moon mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will land on the lunar south polar region on September 7, ISRO said on Sunday.

PM Modi, Bhutan's Lotay Tshering to look at new areas, such as healthcare & education: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

Moving beyond the hydropower sector, India and Bhutan on Saturday agreed to explore new areas of bilateral cooperation including healthcare, education, science, and technology during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Himalayan nation.

Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats

Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday in a bid to show the city's leaders that their protest movement remains defiant despite increasingly stark warnings from Beijing.

Jammu and Kashmir limps back to normalcy: Internet, telephone services restored, schools to reopen tomorrow

Jammu and Kashmir is on the path to normalcy as the administration has eased communication restrictions and is making sure that all government offices and schools are functional by next week.