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What Happened on 23 November 2018


23 November 2018 Current Events Senior Congress leader Raj Babbar's remark on Narendra Modi's mother, sparked controversy

Senior Congress Leader, Raj Babbar referred to the fall of rupee as much as the age of Narendra Modi's mother - Heeraban Modi, in a public meeting at Rajasthan. This has sparked widespread criticism. BJP's national spokesperson Sambit Patra has condemned this comment and told that it is unconstitutional to drag anyone's mother in the interests of parties. 


Jammu and Kashmir: State assembly dissolved

The Governor of J&K, amid confusions and contrasting claims, dissolved the state assembly on Wednesday.

The statement came after Mufti's People Democratic Party (PDP) surprisingly teamed up with its rival, National Conference and Congress- reaching a combined support of 56 out of 87 assembly seats. On the other hand, Peoples Conference (PC) put in a separate claim, saying it had a total backing of 25 legislators, including those from BJP.

The Governor, Satya Pal Malik, later reasoned that it was impossible to form a "stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies".


Pictures of two terrorists released by the Delhi Police: Suspected to be in the city

An advisory has been issued by the Delhi Police, releasing pictures of two terrorists who are suspected to be in the capital. The public has been asked to be on a lookout for them.

The photograph released is of the two men standing in front of a milestone in Ferozepur, situated on the Indo-Pak border in Punjab. The Punjab police have been alerted, with the suspicion that six to seven terrorists from Jaish-e-Mohammad "could be moving towards Delhi" via the state.


Chhattisgarh phase two polling: 72% turnout, says EC

Held in 72 out of the total 90 constituencies, the second and final phase of polling in the state concluded on Tuesday. According to the Election Commission, the turnout was 71.93, making the average turnout in the state 74.17%.

About 1.5 lakh personnel had been appointed around the state to ensure a smooth and secure functioning, with special focus on Naxal-affected areas. The counting of votes will take place on December 11, along with the other four states.


Cyclone Gaja: Heavy rain alert; schools and colleges to remain closed in Chennai

Schools and colleges will remain closed today across seven districts of Tamil Nadu, post alerts regarding heavy rain in the area.

Last evening, Chennai, along with its neighbouring districts saw a heavy rainfall. the Chennai collector declared a holiday for colleges and schools. Madras University has cancelled exams that were scheduled for today, as well as tomorrow. The rescheduled dates will be out soon.


Senior Congress leader Raj Babbar's remark on Narendra Modi's mother, sparked controversy

Senior Congress Leader, Raj Babbar referred to the fall of rupee as much as the age of Narendra Modi's mother - Heeraban Modi, in a public meeting at Rajasthan. This has sparked widespread criticism. BJP's national spokesperson Sambit Patra has condemned this comment and told that it is unconstitutional to drag anyone's mother in the interests of parties. 

Jammu and Kashmir: State assembly dissolved

The Governor of J&K, amid confusions and contrasting claims, dissolved the state assembly on Wednesday.

The statement came after Mufti's People Democratic Party (PDP) surprisingly teamed up with its rival, National Conference and Congress- reaching a combined support of 56 out of 87 assembly seats. On the other hand, Peoples Conference (PC) put in a separate claim, saying it had a total backing of 25 legislators, including those from BJP.

The Governor, Satya Pal Malik, later reasoned that it was impossible to form a "stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies".

Pictures of two terrorists released by the Delhi Police: Suspected to be in the city

An advisory has been issued by the Delhi Police, releasing pictures of two terrorists who are suspected to be in the capital. The public has been asked to be on a lookout for them.

The photograph released is of the two men standing in front of a milestone in Ferozepur, situated on the Indo-Pak border in Punjab. The Punjab police have been alerted, with the suspicion that six to seven terrorists from Jaish-e-Mohammad "could be moving towards Delhi" via the state.

Chhattisgarh phase two polling: 72% turnout, says EC

Held in 72 out of the total 90 constituencies, the second and final phase of polling in the state concluded on Tuesday. According to the Election Commission, the turnout was 71.93, making the average turnout in the state 74.17%.

About 1.5 lakh personnel had been appointed around the state to ensure a smooth and secure functioning, with special focus on Naxal-affected areas. The counting of votes will take place on December 11, along with the other four states.

Cyclone Gaja: Heavy rain alert; schools and colleges to remain closed in Chennai

Schools and colleges will remain closed today across seven districts of Tamil Nadu, post alerts regarding heavy rain in the area.

Last evening, Chennai, along with its neighbouring districts saw a heavy rainfall. the Chennai collector declared a holiday for colleges and schools. Madras University has cancelled exams that were scheduled for today, as well as tomorrow. The rescheduled dates will be out soon.




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