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  • A Judicial Review Board of Pakistan's Punjab province today ordered the release of Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been under house arrest since January. Rejecting the government's plea to extend his detention for another three months, the board ordered Saeed's release.



  • A Judicial Review Board of Pakistan's Punjab province today ordered the release of Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been under house arrest since January.



  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and H S Prannoy have entered the second round in the singles events of the Hong Kong Super Series badminton tournament.



  • The National Green Tribunal today directed the Centre and the governments of five northern states to come up with definitive workable solutions to stop stubble burning, including using crop residue in power plants. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments to convene a meeting on November 28 to work out a clear mechanism on transportation and use of stubble as fuel in power plants.



  • Government is contemplating convening the Winter Session of Parliament from 15th of next month, a day after the second phase of Gujarat Assembly poll is over. Official sources said the session is likely to to be held from 15th December to 5th of January.




  • Government is contemplating convening the Winter Session of Parliament from 15th of next month, a day after the second phase of Gujarat Assembly poll is over. Official sources said the session is likely to to be held from 15th December to 5th of January.




  • The National Green Tribunal today directed the Centre and the governments of five northern states to come up with definitive workable solutions to stop stubble burning, including using crop residue in power plants. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments to convene a meeting on November 28 to work out a clear mechanism on transportation and use of stubble as fuel in power plants.



  • Prasar Bharati today completed 20 years as a statutory autonomous body which was established under Prasar Bharati Act on 23rd November 1997. To mark the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati Shashi Sekhar Vempati planted a sapling at DTH centre in Todapur, New Delhi.




  • Centre has asked Jammu and Kashmir Government to withdraw cases of first time offenders involved in stone-pelting.Sources in the Home Ministry said, over 4,500 cases against youths involved in stone pelting for the first time will be dropped in a bid to win hearts in the Kashmir Valley.




  • The commandant of the 2nd battalion of the Tripura State Rifles( TSR), Tapan Debbarma was today arrested in connection with the killing of a journalist inside the battalion headquarters near Agartala, remanded in police custody for ten days by a local court. Superintendent of Police (Police Control), Harkumar Debbarna said the commandant of the counter-insurgency paramilitary force was arrested for conspiring to kill the scribe, Sudip Datta Bhaumick inside the battalion headquarters at Radhakishore Nagar yesterday.



  • The commandant of the 2nd battalion of the Tripura State Rifles( TSR), Tapan Debbarma was today arrested in connection with the killing of a journalist inside the battalion headquarters near Agartala, remanded in police custody for ten days by a local court.




  • North Korea responded today to US President Donald Trump's decision to relist the county as a state sponsor of terrorism, calling it a grave provocation and aggressive violation. North Korean state media reported Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programmes.



  • The campaigning for upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections in Nepal is in full swing. Leaders of various political parties busy in extensive campaigning for their party candidates.




  • Centre has authorized NAFED and SFAC to procure 12 thousand tonnes onion to augment its availability in the market at moderate prices. Talking to reporters in New Delhi today, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) will procure 10 thousand tonnes and small farmers agribusiness consortium (SFAC) will procure two thousand tonnes.



  • Sri Lankan Prime Minister of Ranil Wickremesinghe today reached in New Delhi. The visiting dignitary who is on a four-day visit to India had arrived in Bengaluru yesterday.




  • In Gujarat, scrutiny of nomination papers for the first phase of Assembly elections is being held.The filing of nominations ended last evening.



  • Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 216 people, including former finance ministry personnel, suspected of having links to last year’s failed coup attempt. State run Anadolu news agency today said 17 former finance ministry personnel have been detained so far and another 65 were sought over alleged links to Gulen’s network.



  • A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan, south-east of Okinawa. In a statement, Navy said a military aircraft with 11 people aboard has crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa.



  • Ministry of Ayush is holding a day-long meeting to finalise draft of National policy of medicinal and aromatic plants in New Delhi. Addressing the meeting, Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said more than 80 percent medicinal plants are sourced from the forest and this area has the potential of generating lot of employment opportunities.



  • Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu has said that transparency and accountability are very much essential for the effective functioning of local self governments.


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