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  • A senior Trump administration official has said the US wants Myanmar to set conditions for the return of Rohingya Muslims as it believes that this "humanitarian catastrophe" can be used by some as a way to foment hatred along religious lines and then violence. The official told PTI that it is a very significant humanitarian and security concern.




  • In Japan, four people have died and one went missing after a typhoon struck the country.Typhoon Lan made landfall at Shizuoka, 175 kilometres south-west of Tokyo, early today.




  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hit out at the Congress for questioning the Election Commission over the delay in announcing the poll schedule for Gujarat. He was addressing a public meeting at Vadodara yesterday after dedicating and laying foundation of various development works worth over 1,140 crore rupees.




  • The 3-day grand finale of Paryatan Parv, a nation-wide celebration of tourism, will begin in New Delhi today.Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be the Chief Guest at the formal inaugural function of the event, while Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will grace the closing ceremony on Wednesday.



  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj opened the new chancery complex of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka today on the last day of her Bangladesh visit. Mrs.




  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj opened the new chancery complex of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka today on the last day of her Bangladesh visit. Mrs.




  • Sri Lanka Coast Guard has commissioned the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), CG 60 provided by Indian coast guard last month as ship 'Suraksha'. The ship was commissioned at a ceremony held at the Colombo Harbour on Saturday amidst presence of state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Shri Taranjit Singh Sandhu and other dignitaries.



  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that government has so far opened more than nine thousand Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra to impart skill training to youth. Inaugurating one such a Centre at Mandir Marg in New Delhi, Mr Singh said, government has earmarked 12 hundred crore rupees so that youth belonging to economically weaker section could be trained in skill training.




  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that government has so far opened more than nine thousand Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra to impart skill training to youth. Inaugurating one such a Centre at Mandir Marg in New Delhi, Mr Singh said, government has earmarked 12 hundred crore rupees so that youth belonging to economically weaker section could be trained in skill training.




  • The cross LoC ‘Karvan-e-Aman’ weekly bus service between Srinagar and PoK’s capital Muzaffarabad, resumed today after remaining suspended last week due to Diwali festival. Official sources told AIR that passengers from this side and from Muzaffarabad will travel through LoC via Kaman Post in Uri sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.



  • At the stock markets, after a strong opening, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange swung between losses and gains, and had advanced 21 points, to 32,411 a short while ago.




  • At the stock markets, after a strong opening, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange swung between losses and gains, and had advanced 21 points, to 32,411 a short while ago.




  • In Yemen, three soldiers and five assailants were killed in an attack on a military base in the southern province of Abyan today. A security source said a car rigged with explosives carrying five men pulled up to a military base in the district of Mudiya in Abyan.



  • Congress today hit out at the BJP for allegedly bribing Patidar leaders.Briefing media in New Delhi, party spokesperson Manish Tewari said, BJP is nervous and desperate to win the Gujarat Assembly elections.



  • Central Industrial Security Force will analyse the Social media trends and data for the first time in monitoring security.The data will be used to monitor the country's most vital assets such as airports and nuclear and aerospace installations.



  • Police in the US today discovered the body of a child, which they say is "most likely" of a three-year-old Indian girl who went missing two weeks ago. Sherin Mathews, who has developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, was last seen outside her family's backyard in Richardson city in Texas on October 7.



  • A senior US official has said the Trump administration wants India to help strengthen Afghanistan's capacities and institutions so that the war-torn country can take on a resurgent Afghan Taliban based in neighbouring Pakistan. The official said where the help is needed by India primarily is in areas of ensuring that Afghanistan can be strengthened as a state.



  • President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will be on a one day visit to India tomorrow.During his visit, President Ghani will meet with Rashtrapati and have detailed delegation level talks with the Prime Minister, who will also host lunch in the honour of the visiting dignitary.



  • Slovenian President Borut Pahor will face a second-round election on the 12th of next month after he fell short of a majority in yesterday's first round.Mr Pahor is trying to win a second five-year mandate.



  • In Football, Brazil and Spain have joined England and Mali in the semi-finals of the Under-17 FIFA World Cup being held in India.


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