Uttarakhand, J&K receive first snow of the season:Mercury drops as hilly regions of the country record snow fall, temperature below zero degree in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh; Schools shut in Kinnaur, snowfall and rains in most places in Kashmir, Uttarakhand also gets snow.
50th edition of International Film Festival of India, IFFI concludes in Goa:The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of IFFI came to a close in Goa on Thursday. The grand finale at Dr S P Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Panjim with Stalwarts of Indian Cinema, Prem Chopra, Ilaiyaraaja, Aravind Swamy and Birju Maharaj being felicitated. The movie ‘Particles’ directed by Blaise Harrison won The Golden Peacock Award for best film. Malayalam Director Lijo Jose Pellissery won The Silver Peacock Award for the Best Director for the movie Jallikkattu. Here’s more.
Jharkhand Assembly Polls: Campaigning ends for Ph 1; Polling for 13 seats on Nov 30:Elections in Jharkhand are going to take place in five phases starting on November 30th. With the Jharkhand polls coming on the heels of assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, the results are being keenly followed. Campaigning concluded today for the first phase of polling. Voting for 13 seats of the state assembly will take place at the end of this month,
Parliament witnesses heavy legislative business:BJP took a clear and strong stand against its MP Pragya Thakur for her remarks related to Nathuram Godse. But Congress and other parties continued with their protests. Meanwhile talking about legislative business, bill to grant ownership rights to residents of Delhi’s unauthorised colonies was moved for consideration in Lok Sabha; In Rajya Sabha, Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by voice vote. Here’s a round up…
Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as Maharashtra CM:Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister, heading an alliance with Congress and NCP. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered oath to Thackeray and six ministers at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.
Light rains in parts of Delhi further improves air quality:Light rains in parts of the national capital this morning further improved the city’s air quality. The air quality index in Delhi stood at 136 at 8.47 am which falls under the ‘moderate’ category.
Pragya Thakur removed from Parliamentary Defence Committee:BJP condemns party MP Pragya Thakur for her controversial statement on Wednesday; removed from Parliamentary Defence Committee.
Normal life affected following snowfall in Uttarakhand, Himachal:Normal life has been affected following the light to moderate snowfall at higher reaches and rainfall at some parts of Uttarakhand.
AIMPLB to file review petition against Ayodhya Verdict:The All India Muslim Personal Law Board file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict before 9th December.
Jharkhand Polls: Divyang & senior citizens can cast vote through postal ballots:In view of the forthcoming Assembly polls in Jharkhand, the Election Commission is working on new experiments to make sure 100 voting percent in the state. Various new services are being introduced for the upcoming polls. Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said that special provisions have been made in seven assembly constituencies for divyang voters and voters aged more than 80 years which will help them to vote from home by postal ballot.
Uddhav Thackeray to be sworn in as Maharashtra CM:Uddhav Thackeray to be sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister in Mumbai’s Shivaji Park; a few more leaders likely to be sworn in as ministers; Congress to get the Assembly Speaker’s post while the Deputy CM would be from the NCP.
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 3-day India visit:Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapksa will reach New Delhi on Thursday on his three-day visit to India, his first overseas trip since he took over as President this month. He is leading a high level delegation of officials including Foreign secretary Ravinatha Aryasingha.
Maldives’ former president Abdulla Yameen sentenced to 5 yrs in jail for money laundering :In Maldives, former president Abdulla Yameen has been found guilty of money laundering and sentenced to five years in prison today.
Hong Kong police enter university after 11-day siege:Hong Kong Police on Thursday entered the Polytechnic University campus, which had been under siege for 11 days of clashes with hundreds of students, to check that there was no one left inside and remove any dangerous items.
Democratic Republic of Congo: 19 killed in new rebel attack:At least 19 people were killed in a new rebel attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as anger grows against United Nations peacekeepers and security forces for failing to protect civilians.
Snowstorms cause massive car pile-up in United States:A powerful snowstorm with rain and high winds swept across Colorado and into the U.S. Midwest affecting millions of people.
RIL 1st Indian company to cross Rs 10-lakh-crore market cap:Oil to telecom major Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday surpassed the Rs 10-lakh-crore in market capitalisation, becoming the first Indian company to do so.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman rejects opposition’s recession charges:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejects the Opposition’s charges of the economy going bust; admits growth may have come down but there won’t be a recession ever.
13th SA Games: Indian men’s & women’s volleyball teams win their opening matches :India has started its campaign at the 13th South Asian Games on a winning streak. Indian men’s and women’s volleyball teams won their opening matches on Thursday.
Champions League: Valencia draw 2-2 with Chelsea:Valencia were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw against Chelsea in Champions League action, thus squandering an initial chance to book a berth in that tournament”s knockout stage.
Messi scores in 700th match to guide Barca to victory:Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in his 700th appearance for the Catalan giants to ensure they finish top of Champions League Group F. It also guaranteed that the Catalan club will be among the top seeds in the 2018-2019 Champions League knockout stage.
India to host 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup:India wins bid to host 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup; Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium Stadium in Rourkela to be the venues for the tournament.
50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to conclude in Goa:The 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) festival scheduled to conclude in Goa on Thursday; renowned dancer Tanushree Shankar and the duo band Colonial Cousins to perform on the occasion.
Astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving in space station:The communal spirit of Thanksgiving made its way as far as the International Space Station on Wednesday when the three NASA astronauts on board displayed some of the special food they will enjoy to mark the day.
Australian Journalist Clive James passes away at 80:James been diagnosed with leukemia and emphysema, and he suffered kidney failure in 2010 and died 10 years after his first terminal diagnosis.