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WION Evening News Brief, December 31, 2017

There were also reports of attacks on municipal buildings of Iran. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 31, 2017, 01.03 PM (IST)

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday.

Muslim women can travel for Haj without male guardian: Prime Minister Modi

Terming the policy of allowing Muslim women to perform Haj only in the company of a male guardian as "injustice", Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government has removed the restriction following which hundreds of women have applied to travel alone for the pilgrimage.

Have been assured that I will be given suitable departments: Nitin Patel as he takes charge

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel today said he had been assured by BJP chief Amit Shah that he would be given "suitable departments" in the newly-appointed government in the state.

Amitabh Bachchan congratulates Rajinikanth on his political debut

As Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth announced his much-anticipated entry into politics, wishes poured in from fans and eminent personalities from all across.

Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan also congratulated his long-time friend Rajinikanth and conveyed his wishes on the start of his political journey.

Iran interior minister warns government 'will confront' disorder

Iran's interior minister warned Sunday that "violence, fear and terror" will be confronted after a third night of protests against the regime.

"Those who damage public property, disrupt the order and break the law must be responsible for their behaviour and pay the price," Abdolrahman Rahmani Fazli said on state television.