WION Evening News Brief, March 20, 2018

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 20, 2018, 01.09 PM (IST)

Government did not keep anyone in the dark over the death of 39 Indians in Mosul: Sushma Swaraj

After informing Parliament on the deaths of 39 Indians in Mosul, Iraq, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told reporters that the bodies of Indians weren't found in mass graves but in a mound in Badush. "The bodies were buried in a mound in Badush," Sushma Swaraj said at a press conference.

Sexual harassment case: JNU professor arrested

Delhi Police has arrested Professor Atul Johri of JNU on Tuesday after allegations of sexual harassment were leveled against him by students. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, had been protesting outside the Vasant Kunj police station, demanding JNU professor's arrest in an alleged sexual harassment case, accused the police of "inaction" in the matter.

Modi government spent over Rs 35 lakh on installing air purifiers in offices: Report

According to unpublished government data, the Modi government spent as much as rupees 35 lakh to buy and install air purifiers for Prime Minister's offices and other federal departments and government agencies like NITI Aayog between the year 2014 and 2017. 

Building US-Mexico border to 'keep the damn drugs out': Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated that the building of US-Mexico border would help to stem the flow of illegal drugs, such as heroin and narcotics into the country. While speaking in Manchester, New Hampshire, which has been the primary city exposed to opioid deaths Trump came up with the decision to build the wall to "keep the damn drugs out" and has come up with numerous ways to fight the epidemic. 

Beginning of gloom? Why Facebook is in huge mess

Mark Zuckerberg- led Facebook has been slammed on various occasions in the past for failing to maintain user privacy, but this time social media giant finds itself amid a scandal of much bigger proportion.