Morning digest: Sheikh Hasina wins Bangladesh election, Triple Talaq bill could face stiff resistance in Rajya Sabha, and more

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Bangladesh’s Hasina wins election by landslide as Opposition demands new vote

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured a fourth term with a landslide victory in polls the opposition slammed as “farcical” over claims of vote-rigging, and clashes between rival supporters that killed at least 17 people.

Triple talaq Bill likely to face stiff resistance in Rajya Sabha

The Centre is likely to face stiff resistance in its second attempt to ensure passage of the triple talaq Bill when it comes up on Monday in the Rajya Sabha,as the Congress is all set to oppose the proposed law in coordination with other Opposition parties.

U.S. journalist working on Sterlite issue grilled by police

A U.S.-based independent journalist, Mark Scialla, who is suspected to have been working on a report related to the sealing of the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi, was whisked away by the police in a car and interrogated for several hours on Sunday.

Ghazipur violence: 19 held, Nishad Party leader booked

The Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday arrested 19 persons in connection with the violence and the death of a constable in stone-throwing by protesters in Ghazipur district on Saturday.

BJP has links with Agusta: Congress

Launching a counter-offensive on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government over the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter case, the Congress on Sunday said, “The new government at the Centre in 2019 will investigate the nexus between the Italian helicopter manufacturer and the Modi government.”

How a mobile app and better patrolling helped foresters nab golfer Jyoti Randhawa

Braving the chilly winter morning of December 26, a team of five-six staffers of the Forest Department who were on patrol duty intercepted a suspicious SUV approaching a buffer area in a corner of the Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary.

CIC slams Home Ministry for denying information on communal riots

The Central Information Commission has slammed the Home Ministry for denying information on 13 inquiry commission reports on communal riots in the country. In response to an RTI request, the Ministry said it was not the custodian of the records sought.

Veteran actor Kader Khan hospitalised

Veteran actor Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz has said that his father has been admitted to a hospital in Canada, dismissing media reports of his demise. “It is all a lie. It (is) just a rumour. My father is in the hospital,” Mr. Sarfaraz told PTI.

Disabled around-the-world pilot dies in plane crash

Mike Lomberg, a disabled pilot, died in a plane crash while attempting to land near Bang Phra airport in Si Racha district, southern Thailand, on Sunday afternoon.

Meghalaya: Divers scan mine interior

The renewed search for at least 13 miners trapped deep inside a water-filled coal mine in Meghalaya for the past 18 days did not yield any result on Sunday. The high-power pumps brought in by multiple agencies to drain the water out too could not be operated for technical reasons.

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