WION Evening News Brief, March 8, 2018

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 08, 2018, 01:23 PM(IST)

File photo of Chandrababu Naidu. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Modi speaks to Andhra Pradesh CM Naidu, 2 TDP ministers quit Union Cabinet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu Thursday evening. The two TDP ministers in Modi's cabinet — Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Minister of State for Science and Technology YS Chowdary — later met with the prime minister and tendered their resignations to him. 

Karnataka unveils state flag, to seek approval from Centre

The Karnataka's Siddaramaiah government unveiled an official state flag on Thursday. The flag or Naada Dwaja with red, white and yellow colours have state emblem “Ganda Bherunda”, a two-headed mythical bird in the middle.

Kerala 'love jihad' case: Supreme Court restores Hadiya's marriage, strikes down high court order

In a relief to Kerala-based Hadiya, an alleged victim of love jihad, the Supreme Court today set aside the high court order annulling her marriage to a Muslim man. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, however, said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) may continue its investigation in the matter.

Mehul Choksi refuses to appear in front of CBI on health grounds, asks how he is security threat to India

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi refused to appear in front of investigating agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on health grounds. In a letter to CBI, he stated that he could not travel due to the health problem. 

Curfew in Sri Lankan tourist town of Kandy to be temporarily lifted

A curfew in the Sri Lankan town of Kandy will be temporarily lifted on Thursday, authorities said, following days of violence against members of the minority Muslim community by Buddhists.


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