News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New York, NY, USA Oct 26, 2018, 06.49 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

FBI finds 11th package addressed to US Senator Cory Booker during Florida hunt for sender of bombs

An eleventh suspicious package addressed to US Senator Cory Booker was found on Friday morning, as federal authorities investigate the bombs sent to prominent Democrats and critics of US President Donald Trump.

The latest package was found at a mail sorting facility in Florida and was addressed to the Democratic senator from New Jersey, the FBI said on Twitter.

Rahul Gandhi courts arrest, says PM Modi can run but not hide from truth

Congress president Rahul Gandhi courted arrest on Friday after staging a protest outside the CBI headquarters against the move to divest CBI Director Alok Verma of his powers, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi "stole" money from the country and can run but not hide from the truth.

White House has invited Putin to Washington: NSA John Bolton

The White House has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Friday.

Putin and Trump have met several times on the sidelines of multilateral gatherings, but had only one bilateral summit, in the Finnish capital in July.

China has agreed to increase imports from India: Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu

Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said that China has agreed to increase its imports from the country.

"Global disruptions offer a chance to increase Indian exports," Prabhu said at an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

Rs 8,100-crore bank loan fraud: ED seeks fugitive tag for Sterling Biotech group promoters

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Friday moved a special court here to get declared the owners of Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech group, charged in an alleged Rs 8,100-crore bank loan fraud case, as fugitive economic offenders under a new law, the agency said.