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Rahul Gandhi to take command of Congress party as President today

Rahul Gandhi will take over as the President of the Indian National Congress today. Sonia, Gandhi will be retiring after serving as the President of the Congress for 19 years. The announcement of Rahul Gandhi's name was marked by celebrations outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi. All important dignitaries, including leaders like Manmohan Singh, MPs and senior Congress leaders, will be present at the handover ceremony.

Triple talaq bill passed in the Union Cabinet

The bill for considering instant triple talaq as a crime was passed in the Union Cabinet on Friday. The person who will be practising instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat will be sentenced to three years jail after the bill will be validated or taken into action. The government has intended to introduce the bill in the winter session of the Parliament. According to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, this bill is going to help women against this complicit activity and support gender justice.

Sonia Gandhi has retired as President of Congress but not from politics: Congress

Sonia Gandhi has resigned from her post of Congress party President on Friday and her son Rahul Gandhi is going to take charge of Indian National Congress on Saturday. After Sonia Gandhi's retirement, the question of her quitting from politics was doing the rounds. However, Congress party has shed light on the matter and said that she is going to continue as a member of the Parliament. She has left the post of President of the party but not politics.

Rahul Tells Modi not to Drag Pakistan in Gujarat Polls

In recent reports, Modi has accused Congress of meeting with the High Commissioner of Pakistan at the New Delhi residence of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar. The PM pointed that the very next day the party leader came out with the scandalous remark of 'neech' towards the PM. Retorting, Congress Vice President told Modi to not bring other countries into his rally speeches and concentrate more on the development of the poll-bound state.

Third test between India Sri Lanka ends in draw; India wins series 1-0

The third test between India and Sri Lanka ended in a draw. With this, India has won the series by 1-0. However, the test was a moral victory for Sri Lanka as the team's youngsters, led by Dhananjaya De Silva, took advantage of the ineffectiveness of the Indian spinners and ensured the match ended in a draw. During the test, which was held in Delhi, the Sri Lankan team had also to face the pollution.

Chinese Foreign Minister to travel to New Delhi

Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Minister, will attend the meeting of Russia, India and China (RIC) Foreign Minister in New Delhi on December 10. Media reports quoted Wang Yi's office as saying that the minitser would also hold talks with Indian officials. Following the Dokalam standoff, this would be the first high-level visit by a Chinese official to India.

MP assembly passes bill awarding death sentence to rapists of girls ages 12 and below

On Monday, the Madhya Pradesh assembly unanimously passed a bill whereby people who rape girls aged 12 and below will be hanged to death. This development followed the approval of the bill last week by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan Cabinet. The bill has been called Dand Vidhi (Madhya Pradesh Sanshodhan) Vidheyak. The bill, which needs the President's assent to become a law, will now be sent to the center.

Modi Rolls Back on Cattle Slaughter Notification


Modi government has withdrawn the notification regarding selling of cows and buffaloes, after meeting with criticism from opposite parties. The controversial notification prohibits the cattle sale unless one has a written declaration saying that the cattle won't be slaughtered. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee too joins those who slammed the move for forcing food habits and ideology on the citizens. Some even called the notification unconstitutional and undemocratic.

Ivanka Trump arrives in India to attend the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Daughter and adviser to the US President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump arrived in India on early Tuesday. She is in India to attend the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which is being held in Hyderabad from November 28 to November 30, 2017. Ivanka Trump is leading a US delegation at the summit. The event is co-hosted by India and the United States.

AAP dismisses IT Department's tax notice

The Aam Aadmi Party has termed as bogus and vindictive action, the Income Tax Department's Rs 30.67 crore tax notice. On Monday, the AAP stated that by using different government agencies, the party's revolution was being targeted. The AAP further maintained that the record of every donation has been maintained by the party.

CWC meets to charter roadmap for Rahul Gandhi's elevation to president

A meeting of the Congress Working Committee was held in New Delhi on Monday to charter a roadmap for the elevation of Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of the Congress, to the post of the President ahead of the Gujarat elections. Media reports quoted party leaders as saying that on December 16, an internal voting will be held to choose the new party president. Rahul Gandhi is expected to take over in the first week of December ahead of the elections.

IT officials raid Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence

In a late night development, IT officials carried out searches at the Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence. The search was conducted for more than five hours. Media reports quoted a senior IT official as saying that the search was carried out as they had received information that some important electronic devices were going to be removed from two rooms that were being used by Sasikala. The official stated that it was a limited mission and the entire premises was not searched.

Delhi air pollution: Arvind Kejriwal meets Manohar Lala Khattar
Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, met Manohar Lala Khattar, the CM of Haryana, at his camp office. The meeting had been arranged to discuss the problems related to air pollution. The Delhi CM had earlier requested Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, for a meeting; however, the latter turned it down on the grounds that he ‘did not have the same luxury of time’.
Thomas Chandy resigns from Cabinet

Thomas Chandy, NCP leader and Transport Minister of Kerala, has tendered his resignation from the cabinet. Chandy is facing charges of land encroachment. In the past 16 months, Chandy is the third minister to step down in Kerala. NCP state president TP Peethambaran Master handed over Chandy's resignation letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The letter has been forwarded to the Governor of Kerala P Sathasivam.

Haryana Jails Minister says Ram Rahim not getting VIP treatment

Krishan Lal Panwar, Haryana Jails Minister, has stated that Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the Dera Sacha Sauda chief who has been convicted for rape, is not getting any special treatment at Rohtak jail where he is lodged. Pawar made the statement in reaction to an allegation by an inmate who had stated that he has never seen Ram Rahim doing work at the jail. The inmate is currently out on bail. The minister has refuted the allegations of the inmate.

India re-elected member of UNESCO's executive board
India has been re-elected as the member of the UNESCO's executive board, its top decision-making body. The election was held at the 39th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in Paris last night.
The General Conference consists of the representatives of the States Members of the organisation. It meets every two years, and is attended by Member States and Associate Members, together with observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Himachal Pradesh to be the first state to use EVMs with VVPAT machines on all booths

Himachal Pradesh will be the first state to use EVMs with VVPAT machines on all booths during assembly elections 2017. The state will go to polls on November 9, in a single phase.

Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of Himachal polls. Additional police force has been deployed at vulnerable and critical polling stations. Multi-cornered contest is expected in all constituencies, except Jhanduta constituency in Bilaspur district.

The polling officials have reached in far flung areas of Pangi in Bharmour, Bara Bhangal in Baijnath and Dodra Kawar in Rohru assembly constituencies. In Kaa polling station, Kinnaur tribal assembly constituency has only six voters. In Dharmashala segment of Kangra district two polling stations will be fully handled by divyang officials.

Assembly election in Gujarat picks up pace

Political parties have started campaigning in Gujarat as the date for nomination of candidate is approaching for Assembly Election in Gujarat. Top political leaders are campaigning in Gujarat.

BJP president Amit Shah has launched Gujarat Gaurav Maha-Sampark Abhiyan from Naranpura area of Ahmedabad. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has launched the campaign from Rajkot, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel launched it from Mehsana, former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel launched it from Ghatlodia, while State BJP president Jitu Vaghani launched it from Bhavnagar.

Quoting party sources, our correspondent reports that Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Jitendra Singh, Parshottam Rupala, Jashwant Sinh Bhabhor, Haribhai Chaudhri and Mansukh Mandavia have launched the campaign from different districts. Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitaraman, Prakash Javdekar, Manoj Sinha, V.K.Singh and Thawarchand Gehlot are scheduled to join the campaign in coming days.

Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Dr. Manmohan Singh is in Ahmedabad addressing trade and business community. 

Govt to use technology evolution for doubling farmers Income

According to reports, Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today stated that the government will use technology evolution to transform Indian food economy and doubling farmer's income.

The Minister stated that the government is working towards easing the process of doing business for global and domestic industry players. The government is making all efforts to ensure food safety and security across the country. India is the second largest producer of food, leader in milk, fruits and vegetables, cereals and marine. The country has huge potential with 127 agro climatic zones and proximity to food importing nations. 

Himachal Pradesh Campaigning reaches its peak for the upcoming state assembly elections

In Himachal Pradesh, the campaigning has reached its peak for the ensuing state assembly elections. BJP has announced its senior leader Prem Kumar Dhumal as CM face in the election. Senior leaders of BJP, Congress and CPM are camping in various parts of the state. BJPs National President Amit Shah will address public meetings in Thunag area of Siraj constituency and Hamirpur town of Hamirpur assembly constituencies today.

Similarly, senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union state Minister V K Singh will also address nearly five rallies in different assembly segments of Mandi, Una and Hamirpur districts. On the other hand, senior Congress leader and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is scheduled to visit various constituencies in Kangra districts.

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