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Major News and Events of 18 November 2018

What Happened on 18 November 2018


18 November 2018 Current Events Grenade attack in Punjab killing three and injuring ten

On Sunday afternoon, two unidentified masked men forced their way into a weekly Nirankari prayer gathering, lobbing a grenade. With over 250 people present into the prayer hall, 3 have lost their lives, two in critical condition, with at least 20 injured.

The incident took place in Rajasansi branch of Nirankari Bhawan, Adliwal village in Amritsar. The two people fled the scenes, with the police now probing the matter. CM of Punjab, Amrinder Singh has cited the possibility of it being the work of Khalistani terror group. Compensation of Rs 5 Lakh each to the families of deceased have been announced by the state.


Cyclone Gaja: At least 22 dead in Tamil Nadu

Turning into a severe cyclonic storm, Gaja has already claimed 22 lives in Tamil Nadu, according to official estimates.

The coastal regions from district Nagapattinam to Point Calimore are said to have faced the wrath of Gaja, bearing the brunt. Midst the chaos, exams of Anna University, Chennai have been postponed.


CBI feud: Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal bar the agency

The CBI tussle has now spilled into a deeper level, with two states, namely- Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal barring CBI.

The fight now turning into a BJP vs non-BJP governments seems to have no near end. Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu had recently blamed the BJP government for using central agencies to destabilize his government.

Now, the TDP-ruled state has withdrawn the general consent given to CBI by states, meaning the agency will no longer be able to carry out searches, raids etc in the state without permission. Praising Naidu's move, Mamta Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal has declared that they "will do the same" in their state.


Grenade attack in Punjab killing three and injuring ten

On Sunday afternoon, two unidentified masked men forced their way into a weekly Nirankari prayer gathering, lobbing a grenade. With over 250 people present into the prayer hall, 3 have lost their lives, two in critical condition, with at least 20 injured.

The incident took place in Rajasansi branch of Nirankari Bhawan, Adliwal village in Amritsar. The two people fled the scenes, with the police now probing the matter. CM of Punjab, Amrinder Singh has cited the possibility of it being the work of Khalistani terror group. Compensation of Rs 5 Lakh each to the families of deceased have been announced by the state.

Cyclone Gaja: At least 22 dead in Tamil Nadu

Turning into a severe cyclonic storm, Gaja has already claimed 22 lives in Tamil Nadu, according to official estimates.

The coastal regions from district Nagapattinam to Point Calimore are said to have faced the wrath of Gaja, bearing the brunt. Midst the chaos, exams of Anna University, Chennai have been postponed.

CBI feud: Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal bar the agency

The CBI tussle has now spilled into a deeper level, with two states, namely- Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal barring CBI.

The fight now turning into a BJP vs non-BJP governments seems to have no near end. Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu had recently blamed the BJP government for using central agencies to destabilize his government.

Now, the TDP-ruled state has withdrawn the general consent given to CBI by states, meaning the agency will no longer be able to carry out searches, raids etc in the state without permission. Praising Naidu's move, Mamta Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal has declared that they "will do the same" in their state.




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