News brief: Big stories of the day

Source: WION Web Team
Place: New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 04, 2018, 06.52 PM(IST)

File photo of Arun Jaitley. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Centre has decided to cut fuel prices by Rs 2.5 with immediate effect: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday briefed the media over looming concerns of relentlessly tumbling rupee and the unabated rise in fuel prices. 

Government deports 7 Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar

The government today deported seven Rohingya immigrants, who were staying in Assam illegally, to their country of origin Myanmar, in a first such move.

The illegal immigrants were detained in 2012 and since then they had been lodged in Cachar Central Jail in Assam's Silchar.

Several Indian companies barred by World Bank in 2018

Several Indian companies and some Indians have been barred by the World Bank from its various projects across the globe, the multilateral lending agency said in its first report on its efforts to fight corruption and safeguard donor resources.

Cristiano Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad

Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday was left out of the Portugal squad for upcoming fixtures against Poland and Scotland.

However, it is still unclear if his omission is related to the rape allegations against him.

Four Russians agents expelled for cyber attack: Dutch intelligence

Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber attack targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog in April and expelled four Russian agents, the government said Thursday.

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