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In New Pro-Israel Shift, US No Longer Calls Settlements Illegal
The United States no longer believes that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are illegal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday, in the latest pro-Israel shift by Washington.
China Slams Hong Kong Court Decision on Face Masks
China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution, slams court decision on face masks.
Petrol, Diesel Prices Hiked Across 4 Major Cities
Petrol prices hiked by 15 paise, diesel prices hiked by 5 paise across the four major cities.
Israel’s Gantz Races to Form Government
After weeks of talks over a new Israeli government have gone around in circles, Benjamin Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz had just two days left Monday to form a coalition and become prime minister.
Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party and Gantz's centrist Blue and White coalition achieved near parity in September's repeat elections, but even with allied parties both fell short of the 61 seats needed to form a majority in parliament.
Netanyahu was first given 28 days to form a coalition government but failed, so President Reuven Rivlin granted Gantz a similar timeframe.
15 People Killed in Coal Mine Blast in China
At least fifteen people were killed and nine others injured in a coal mine gas explosion in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said on Tuesday.
The incident happened on Monday when 35 miners were working underground at the coal mine in Pingyao County when the blast happened, the Shanxi Administration of Coal Mine Safety said.
SC to Hear Constitutional Validity of Maratha Reservation in January
The Supreme Court posts the hearing of constitutional validity of Maratha reservation for January 2020.
The law that grants reservation to the Maratha community in education and jobs.
Former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Leaves for London
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departed for London for medical treatment.
Chhattisgarh: Three Naxals Arrested in Bijapur
Three Naxals, including a woman, were arrested on Monday from a field in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, a senior police official said.
He identified the three as Podiyam Nagesh (26), Kadti Chandaiyya (45) and Madvi Mase (22), and said the arrests were made by a team of the CRPF and local police near Polampalli village under Basaguda police station limits.
Pak Court Reserves Order on Musharraf Treason Case, Verdict on 28 Nov
Court reserves judgement in Pervez Musharraf treason case, to announce verdict on 28 November, Pak media reports.
TN Fishermen Attacked by Sri Lankan Navy, Claims Association Leader
Tamil Nadu fishermen attacked, chased away by Sri Lankan Navy, claim Fishermen association leader.
Urdu Can Become International Language : NCPUL Director
Urdu has the potential to become an International language for communication like English, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) director Aquil Ahmad said.
In the United Arab Emirates, where earlier court proceedings were used to be done in Arabic only, advocates are now allowed to plead cases in Urdu also, he said.
Ailing Former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Leaves for London for Treatment
Pakistan's ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left for London in an air ambulance to seek better medical treatment for multiple diseases, days after a court here allowed him to travel abroad for four weeks after he legally challenged the Imran Khan government's condition of furnishing an indemnity bond worth Rs 700 crore.
T'Gana Techie Among 2 Indians Arrested in Pak; Missing Since 2017, Says Family
One of the two Indians arrested in Pakistan for allegedly travelling without valid documents is a software engineer from Telangana and had gone missing from Hyedarabad two years ago, his family said.
Prashant Waindham (31) had been suffering from “depression,” his father Baburao said.
Man Killed as Mudslide Hits House in J&K's Pulwama
A 65-year-old man died when his house was buried under a mudslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
The house came under a mudslide at Shaletakna village of Awantipora, the police said.
Tremors in Delhi
Mild earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi and adjoining areas on Tuesday evening.
Teenager Killed, 8 Injured in Clash in UP's Pratapgarh
A teenager was killed and eight injured after two groups clashed over a land-related dispute, police said.
The two factions used sticks and rods in the fight in which Manjit Patel, 16, was killed, Assistant Superintendent of Police Dinesh Dwivedi said.
Fourth of Five Gang-Rape Accused Held: Noida Police
A fourth accused in the gang rape and assault of a 21-year-old woman in the city last week was arrested, the Noida police said.
Guddu, in his early 20’s, was held near Parthala Chowk after days of intensive search since the incident took place near a park in Sector 63 on 13 November, the officials said.
Sri Lankan Pres Rajapaksa Accepts PM Modi's Invite to Visit India on 29 Nov
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, “Sri Lankan President, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to visit India on 29 November.”
Suniel Shetty Wins Excellence Award in UK for Contribution to Indian Culture
Bollywood actor and entrepreneur Suniel Shetty is among a group of achievers to be awarded for excellence in their respective fields at an annual Indo-European Business Forum (IEBF) summit in the House of Lords complex in London.
Shetty, the Bollywood action icon and founder of FTC Talent Media and Entertainment, was felicitated with the Award for Excellence for his Contribution to Indian Art and Culture.
Goods Worth Over Rs 1-L Stolen From Sena Bhavan in Aurangabad
Goods worth over Rs 1 lakh have been stolen from partially used premises of Shiv Sena Bhavan in Maharashtra's Aurangabad city in the past six months, police said.
Items such as television sets, window frames etc, stored in the premises of Shiv Sena Bhavan, located in Aurangpura, have gone missing between 24 May and 18 November this year, assistant police inspector Rahul Suryatal said.
Rajinikant, Haasan Hint at Joining Hands for TN's Welfare
Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have enacted myriad characters on screen, but it now seems the two titans of Tamil film industry will join hands for the state's welfare if their remarks are any indication, triggering speculation about a new political alignment in Tamil Nadu.
18-Hour Strike Against Cab Cripples Life in Manipur
Normal life was crippled in Manipur in an 18-hour shutdown called to protest against the proposed Citizenship Ammendment Bill (CAB) which is likely to introduced in the ongoing winter session of Parliament.
Four Mill Worker Killed by Miscreants in Assam
A worker of a flour mill was killed by miscreants while he was returning home from work in Dibrugarh town, police said.
The deceased has been identified as Om Prakash Agarwal and he was attacked by the miscreants while returning home on Monday night, the police said.
UP Govt Targets Priyanka Gandhi Over Video Highlighting Police 'Cruelty'
The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday attacked Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for posting a portion of a video to highlight "cruelty" of the police.
"The tweet was deleted by Priyanka after the entire video came, in which the person she termed 'semi-conscious' was seen running. We know lies have no base," Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's adviser Shalabh Mani Tripathi said.
Nawaz Sharif Arrives in UK for Medical Treatment
Pakistan's ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in London on Tuesday in an air ambulance to seek better medical treatment for multiple diseases.
Amnesty Says at Least 106 Killed in Iran Protests
Amnesty International, citing credible reports, said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over a rise in government-set gasoline prices. Iran's government, which has not made nationwide numbers available for the toll of the unrest that began Sunday, did not immediately respond to the report.
US Welcomes Release of Hostages by Taliban in Afghanistan
The US on Tuesday welcomed the release of two hostages by the Taliban in Afghanistan, describing it a hopeful sign for efforts to end the decades-long conflict in the country. American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, both professors at the American University in Kabul, were kidnapped at gunpoint in August 2016. Both men were successfully recovered on Tuesday and are currently receiving medical care and other support from the United States Government.
Dutch Find 25 Migrants Alive in Refrigerated Truck on UK Ferry: Police
A Dutch ferry crew found 25 migrants in a refrigerated container on a boat sailing to Britain on Tuesday and forced the vessel to return to port in the Netherlands, police and emergency services said.
The stowaways received medical attention at the port of Vlaardingen, near Rotterdam, with two being transferred to hospital for more care, they said.
Hong Kong Court Rules in Favour of Extradition of Nabha Jailbreak Mastermind: Punjab Govt
A Hong Kong court on Tuesday ruled in favour of the extradition of Nabha jailbreak mastermind Ramanjit Singh, alias Romi, a Punjab government release said.
Romi was the key conspirator in the Nabha jailbreak incident in 2016, in which six hard core criminals, including two terrorists, were freed.
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