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  • The Centre has asked the Haryana Government to urgently initiate an enquiry into alleged overcharging by Gurgaon-based Fortis hospital from family members of a patient who reportedly died of dengue recently. In a letter to Principal Secretary, Health of Haryana, Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan said, the report in this regard should be submitted to the Health Ministry within two weeks.




  • 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.



  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has said the Winter session of Parliament will begin next month asserting that BJP is committed to Parliamentary procedures. In a tweet, Mr Kumar attacked the Congress for questioning the government over delay in convening the Winter session.



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



  • 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.




  • 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 Nigeria, at least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern town of Mubi.



  • Defence Ministry has decided to remove the condition of remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of monetary allowance of the widow’s of Gallantry Awards recipients. The Ministry in a statement today said, the allowance will be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Congress today accused the government of delaying the winter session of Parliament.Briefing media in New Delhi, party senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that government is trying to run away from the issues which the opposition wants to raise in Parliament.




  • 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.



  • India and Russia have agreed to implement the general declaration for visa free entry of the crew of chartered and scheduled flights between the two countries.A pact on the issue was signed here recently by officials of the two countries, a home ministry official said today.



  • Government is observing Vasectomy Fortnight from today to raise awareness about male sterilisation and to promote the participation of men in family planning. All states and Union territories will observe Vasectomy Fortnight from today to 4th of next month where quality male sterilisation services will be provided at public health facilities.



  • 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.




  • 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.



  • In Telangana, the BJP state Unit has urged the state Government to ban the film, Padmavati, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the state.BJP MLA from Goshamahal Constituency wrote a letter to Chief Minister K.



  • Haryana Health Department has notified the policy for cashless medical services for State Government employees and pensioners from the end of this month. This limited cashless medical facility would be applicable only for six life-threatening conditions namely cardiac emergency, accidents, third and fourth stage of cancer, coma, brain haemorrhage and electrocution.


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