AIR News



  • Former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav was today formally elected as national President of RJD for the 10th consecutive term. He was elected unopposed in party's national council meeting in Patna today.




  • A journalist working with a Bengali newspaper was shot dead today allegedly by a constable of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) following an altercation, police said. The scribe, Sudip Datta Bhaumick, was gunned down around 2 pm inside the headquarters of the 2nd battalion of TSR at R K Nagar near here, West Tripura SP Abhijit Saptarshi said.



  • In Jammu & Kashmir, three non-local Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in an encounter in Magam area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district today. Official sources told AIR that the Army, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and the CRPF launched a joint search operation in Khar Mohalla of Magam area early morning today.


  • 21 Nov 2017



    India's top men singles Tennis player Yuki Bhambri today defeated compatriot Sriram N Balaji in straight sets to make an emphatic start to his campaign at Bengaluru Open today.Yuki, who had won the Pune Challenger last week, defeated Balaji 6-3 6-2 in the first round encounter.



  • The mortal remains of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi were cremated last night with full state honours at Raiganj in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal. Congress supporters and local people, in large numbers, thronged Raiganj Bandar crematorium and bade him a tearful farewell.



  • Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resigned today, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling ZANU-PF party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings.




  • President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former President Pranab Mukherjee and other prominent leaders have congratulated Justice Dalveer Bhandari for his re-election to the International Court of Justice, ICJ. In a tweet, President Ram Nath Kovind said, Justice Bhandari's re-election is a diplomatic milestone for India.




  • In Iraq, at least 21 people were killed in a suicide car bombing in Tuz Khurmatu, a town in the northern part of the country. According to local security and medical sources, dozens more were wounded.



  • Former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav was today formally elected as national President of RJD for the 10th consecutive term.




  • The government is considering bringing a legislation in the winter session of Parliament to put an end to instantaneous triple talaq, a Muslim way of divorce which is still in practice despite the Supreme Court striking it down. Quoting official sources, PTI reports that a ministerial committee has been set up to propose a suitable legislation or amend existing penal provisions, which would make instantaneous triple talaq an offence.



  • The government is considering bringing a legislation in the winter session of Parliament to put an end to instantaneous triple talaq, a Muslim way of divorce which is still in practice despite the Supreme Court striking it down. Quoting official sources, PTI reports that a ministerial committee has been set up to propose a suitable legislation or amend existing penal provisions, which would make instantaneous triple talaq an offence.




  • The mortal remains of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi were cremated last night with full state honours at Raiganj in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal. Congress supporters and local people, in large numbers, thronged Raiganj Bandar crematorium and bade him a tearful farewell.




  • In Meghalaya, the Chief Electoral Officer today held a meeting with political parties of the State at the Additional Secretariat in Shillong to discuss the preparedness for the upcoming state assembly polls. Addressing media persons after the meeting, Chief Electoral Officer, Frederick Roy Kharkongor informed that there will be 3082 polling stations in the state including 311 new polling stations in the upcoming elections.



  • Four Indian pugilists Neetu, Ankushita Boro, Shashi Chopra and Jyoti Gulia and entered the quarterfinals of the AIBA Women's Youth World Boxing Championships in Guwahati today.




  • In Nigeria, at least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern town of Mubi. Police say, the mosque was packed with worshippers during morning prayers when the bomber struck.



  • In Pakistan, Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar was declared an absconder by an accountability court today in a corruption reference filed against him.Declaring Dar an absconder, the accountability court in Islamabad today said steps will be taken to declare the minister a proclaimed offender within ten days.



  • In Japan, seven crew members of a fishing boat are missing after their boat capsized in high seas off the western Pacific archipelago of Palau.Spokesman of Japan's coastguard today said they are searching for 2 Japanese and 5 Indonesian crew members and sent an aircraft to the area.



  • The Indian Panorama, the most sought-after section of the International Film Festival of India, IFFI, was inaugurated at Panaji in Goa by noted actress Sridevi today.Declaring the Indian Panorama open, Sridevi said, IFFI is one of the most exciting festivals of the world.



  • A remotely piloted aircraft of the Indian Navy on a routine surveillance mission crashed while taking off North of Naval airfield at Wellington Island near Kochi this morning.No damage to life or property is reported.



  • The Madras High Court has asked the Election Commission of India to hold by-election for the RK Nagar Assembly Constituency in Chennai before the end of next month. Hearing a petition filed by the Opposition DMK seeking removal of 45000 bogus voters in the Constituency, the first bench led by Chief Justice Indira Bannerjee directed the EC to notify the by-election by the first week of December and complete the election process by the month end.


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