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  • The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Government of Maharashtra over the reported high number of deaths at the Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) in Akola district Women Hospital. The 4,170 infants had to be admitted to the SNCU out of them 1,472 died in 2016-17.



  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat visited Pithoragarh Region of Kumaon district in Uttarakhand to mark the centenary of Third Kumaon Rifles today. Speaking on the occasion, he said that Indian army is one of the strongest armies in the world due to its committed regiments and personnel 3rd Kumaon Rifles have a glorious tradition of bravery.



  • Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will arrive in New Delhi tomorrow on a one day visit to India. During his visit, President Ghani will meet with President Ram Nath Kovind and have detailed delegation level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.




  • The Centre has appointed former Director of Intelligence Bureau, IB, Dineshwar Sharma as its representative to hold dialogue on Kashmir issue. <...>



  • The FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final encounter between Brazil and England has been rescheduled from Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium to Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan due to pitch concerns.




  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has emphasized that the governing coalition parties will seek a broad consensus in revising the Constitution. Mr.



  • Samajwadi Party has said that it will not do anything in Gujarat Assembly Polls to weaken struggle against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.



  • Cricket icon and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar has sanctioned two crore rupees from his MPLADS fund for revamp of rail foot overbridges, FOB in Mumbai.It comes in the backdrop of the Elphinstone Road station stampede.



  • In Nepal, 807 candidates have filed nominations for the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections. According to revised figures released by the Election Commission of Nepal 323 candidates submitted their papers for 37 constituencies of House of Representatives and 484 candidates filed nominations for 74 Provincial Assembly constituencies.




  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties to increase international pressure on North Korea. The two leaders spoke over phone this morning after Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner won Lower House elections.



  • Japan's ruling coalition has won an overwhelming victory in yesterday's general election.The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito party won more than two-thirds of the Lower House seats, allowing them to propose the first amendment to the country's Constitution.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.


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