Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

FGN23 UK-LD NIRAV MODI PNB fraud case: Nirav Modi remanded until February 27 London: Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, fighting extradition to India on charges over the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case, was produced for a regular remand hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday and further remanded in custody until February 27. By Aditi Khanna FGN19 NZ-VOLCANO-INDIANS Indian-American couple killed in volcanic eruption in New Zealand, 3 children orphaned Wellington: An Indian-American businessman has become the latest victim of a massive volcanic eruption in New Zealand after he succumbed to his burn injuries, over a month after his wife died in the same tragedy, leaving their three children orphaned.

FGN18 EU-CAA-2NDLD VOTE European Parliament debates anti-CAA motion; vote delayed till March London: The European Parliament has postponed until March a vote on a joint motion, combining five different resolutions tabled by its members against India's Citizenship Amendment Act, which was debated at its Plenary session in Brussels. By Aditi Khanna FGN15 LANKA-ATTACK-LD SUSPECTS Easter attack: Lanka court extends remand of 61 NTJ terrorists till Feb 12 Colombo: The remand of 61 Islamic extremists, arrested in connection with Sri Lanka's worst attack on Easter Sunday, has been extended till February 12 by a court on Thursday.

FGN14 UN-THAI-INDIAN-LD APPOINTMENT Gita Sabharwal of India appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand United Nations: The UN has appointed India's Gita Sabharwal, who has over two decades of experience in peacebuilding and social policy, as the Resident Coordinator in Thailand. By Yoshita Singh PTI AMS AMS