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At Least 11 Injured in Explosion Inside Assam Intercity Express Train

At least 11 people were injured in an explosion inside one of the coaches in Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Assam’s Udalguri, ANI reported.

Fire Breaks Out in West Bengal Clothes Market

A fire broke out in four garment shops in Tula Patti, Bidhan market in West Bengal’s Siliguri. Four fire tenders are the spot fighting the fire, ANI reported.

Protests in Germany Over Forced Disappearances of Baloch Activists

The Germany Chapter of the Baloch Republican Party organised a protest in solidarity with relatives of missing Baloch activists and to highlight forced disappearances in Pakistan’s Balochistan.

US Consulate in Mexico Attacked Ahead of Vice President Visit, No Casualties

The US consulate in Mexico's second city, Guadalajara, was attacked with explosives hours before a visit to the country by Vice President Mike Pence and first daughter Ivanka Trump, authorities said to AFP on Saturday, 1 December.

The explosion late Friday night damaged a wall but caused no injuries, they said.

"The investigation has been handed over to federal authorities, who will give information on developments in due time," the prosecutor's office for the western state of Jalisco, where Guadalajara is located, said on Twitter.

Next Trump-Kim Meet in January or February 2019

The next meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un is likely to take place in January or February 2019, AP reported. The report added that 3 locations are being considered for the potential meeting.

Sunil Arora Takes Charge as New Chief Election Commissioner

Sunil Arora has taken charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India, ANI reported. He succeeded OP Rawat, who took on the role in January 2018.

Also Read: Sunil Arora Replaces OP Rawat as New CEC, To Take Charge on 2 Dec

No Evidence to Link Saudi Crown Prince to Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Murder: USA

United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said that there is no "direct evidence" which could link Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, ANI reported.

Fire Breaks Out at Plastic Factory in Patna

A fire broke out out at a plastic factory in Patna, ANI reported. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.

Netanyahu Denies Bribery Allegations

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu denies bribery allegations after police recommend indictment, reported AFP.

Taliban Abducts At Least 40 Passengers in Afghanistan

Taliban abducted at least 40 passengers in Dara-e-Soof district in Samangan province on Sunday morning, Mohammad Munir Rahimi, Samangan police spokesman, confirmed.

The passengers were reportedly on their way to Balkh province.

(Source: ANI)



Black money: Swiss Government Agrees to Share Details of 2 Indian Firms

As Switzerland continues to shed its image as a safe haven for alleged black money, the Alpine nation has agreed to share with Indian authorities the details about two companies and three individuals who are facing multiple probes back in India.

As per separate gazette notifications of the Swiss government, the country's federal tax department has agreed to provide 'administrative assistance' to India on requests made about Geodesic Ltd and Aadhi Enterprises Private Ltd.

(Source: PTI)

NC to oppose any change in procedure to grant PRCs: Omar Abdullah

National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Sunday said his party would oppose any move aimed at changing the procedure for granting permanent resident certificates (PRCs) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Abdullah described the reported directions of Governor S P Malik-led state administrative council (SAC) in this regard as "an attempt to distort the demography of the state" and "detrimental to J-K's special status".

(Source: PTI)

US, China Put Brakes on Trade Dispute

The United States and China reached a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth.

The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires.

(AP)

Also Read: Trump, Xi showed optimism about dinnertime talk on trade war

5 Killed, 50 Injured as Truck Falls into Ditch in Assam

At least five persons were killed and 50 others injured, many of them seriously, when the truck in which they were travelling fell into a roadside ditch in central Assam's West Karbi Anglong district on Sunday, police said.

(PTI)

Erdogan Demands Saudis Extradite Suspects in Khashoggi Killing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded on Saturday, 1 December, that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the kingdom was not cooperating.

At a summit of the Group of 20 in Buenos Aires, the Turkish leader took a firm tone on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who boldly flew to the gathering to show he remains firmly in charge.

(PTI)

China Agrees $9 Billion Currency Swap with Argentina

China and Argentina signed a $9 billion currency swap deal to boost the crisis-stricken South American country's foreign currency reserves, its central bank announced Sunday.

(AFP)

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