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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.



  • 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.



  • A trilateral meeting between leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran was held in Russian city of Sochi, to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria. In the joint statement after the talks, Russian President Valadmir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the launch of political talks.




  • 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.




  • Zimbabwe Parliament speaker today said, former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as President on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power. Earlier, Mnangagwa returned home after fleeing to South Africa.




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




  • US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump today said, she was looking forward to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad.She asserted that the event was a testament to the strong friendship between India and the US.




  • Hours after a Pakistani court ordered the release of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed from detention, the Trump administration today said, he is a terrorist leader designated by both the United Nations and the United States. The banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah head, who carries a bounty of 10 million dollars announced by the US for his role in terror activities, has been under detention since January this year.



  • 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.




  • Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has ordered an enquiry into the death of a child during treatment at the Fortis Hospital, Gurugram and alleged overcharging by the hospital. The hospital reportedly slapped a bill of 18 lakh rupees for treatment of the child suffering from dengue.




  • In Uttar Pradesh, voting for the first phase of three phased Urban Local Bodies elections passed off peacefully today. No untoward incident was reported from any poll-bound 230 local bodies spread over 24 districts.


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