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Theresa May Secures Cabinet Backing for Brexit Deal as Critics Rage
British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she won her Cabinet's backing for a draft divorce deal with the European Union after a "long, detailed and impassioned" marathon meeting on Wednesday.
The breakthrough came as pro-Brexit lawmakers raged against a draft agreement they said would make the UK subservient to the bloc indefinitely.
May's Cabinet debated whether to support the deal after negotiators from Britain and the European Union broke a months-long logjam and reached agreement on divorce terms.
May referred to the support from her Cabinet as a "collective agreement," but didn't say whether the deal received unanimous backing.
Indian Navy Ships on Standby in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
Indian Naval ships ‘Ranvir’ and ‘Khanjar’ are on standby to proceed to undertake Humanitarian Aid Distress Relief, evacuation, logistic support and medical aid. Ships will be embarked with additional divers,doctors, inflatable rubber boats,integral helicopters and relief material.
Eastern Naval Command is monitoring the developments closely and Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Naval Area is in constant communication with State Administration. One P8I aircraft, Dornier aircraft & helicopters are also standing by to undertake rescue operations.
Delhi Police Takes Congnisance Of 'Obscene Video' At Signature Bridge
Taking cognisance of an "obscene video" that went viral on social networking sites, Delhi Police have registered a case of "obscenity in public place" & started an investigation. The video shows some eunuchs dancing nude & clicking selfies at the Signature Bridge: Delhi Police
Snowfall Warning Issued in Shimla, Lahaul-Spiti, Among Other Regions: IMD
Severe thunderclouds formed over Shimla, Solan, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Mandi, Una and Kangra. Rain and thundershower very likely at many places over these districts during next 2-3 hours. Snowfall very likely to occur in districts of Lahul & Spiti, Kullu & Kinnaur during next 3 hours, said IMD.
AP Govt Finalises New Emblem For Official Use
Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday, 14 November, finalised its new emblem for official use, after the state bifurcation in 2014.
Hyderabad DRI Arrests 3 Passengers Carrying US Currency Notes
Hyderabad Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Wednesday, 14 November, intercepted three passengers, at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad, and recovered 1,380 notes of US Dollars 100 denomination. The passengers were subsequently arrested. Further investigation underway.
Yemen Govt's Loyal Forces Halt Offence on Hodeida
Forces loyal to Yemen's government have halted an offensive on the lifeline port of Hodeida as the UAE, a key member of the pro-government coalition, threw its weight behind the 'early convening' of UN-led peace talks.
'Honourable Governor' Not 'His Excellency The Governor', Orders Uttarakhand Governor
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya has issued an order to use the term "Honourable Governor" instead of "His Excellency The Governor" for greeting the Governor.
Fox News To Join CNN in Legal Battle To Restore Jim Acosta's WH Access
Fox News says it will join rival CNN in its legal battle to restore the access of White House reporter Jim Acosta, maintaining that press credentials 'should never be weaponized'.
Meanwhile, White House claimed it has 'broad discretion' to curb press access to the president in CNN case.
Keep A Close Watch in Avalanche Prone Areas: MHA
In the wake of Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) warning, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir to keep a close watch, monitor the situation in prone areas regularly and take appropriate precautionary measures.
Palestinian Killed By Israeli Fire in Gaza Strip
A Palestinian has been killed by Israeli fire in the border area of the northern Gaza Strip, the enclave's health ministry and a security source said.
'Nipun', E-Learning Portal of Delhi Police Launched
Delhi Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik on Wednesday, 14 November, launched 'Nipun', the e-learning portal of Delhi Police which will be using advanced technology to impart in-service to its personnel.
1 Dead, 8 Injured in Accident in Delhi
One person was killed and eight were injured in a collision between multiple vehicles near Meera Bagh in New Delhi’s Pashchim Vihar. More details awaited.
Driver of an SUV lost control over the vehicle & hit a cycle, a scooty, a motorcycle, a rickshaw, & a minibus before coming to a halt.
Theresa May Defends Divorce Deal
British PM Theresa May has defended her anguished divorce deal with the EU before rowdy lawmakers before trying to win the backing of her splintered cabinet, while a Brexit summit between Britain and the EU was slated for November 25.
BMC Imposes 10% Water Cut for Mumbai
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) imposes 10 percent water cut for the city of Mumbai.
2 Arrested in J&K for Possessing Weapons
Two persons arrested were arrested in Poonch in possession of weapons.
Tourist Movement To Tamil Nadu's Dhanshkodi Restricted
In the wake of Gaja Cyclone, apart from civil administration preparedness, we have also got help from Indian Coast Guard who have all the required equipment to deal with such situations: District Collector Veera Raghava Rao, Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram.
Tourist movement to Dhanushkodi restricted from 5 pm Wednesday, 14 November. “We'll not allow anybody to visit Dhanushkodi and as far as Pamban Bridge is concerned, we'll take appropriate decision on Thursday, 15 November, taking into account wind speed, said Rao.
Temple Will Be Grand, But Rahul Gandhi Will Tell the Date: Maurya
Temple will be constructed where Ram was born, no building on Babur’s name will be constructed there. The matter is in Supreme Court, that’s why I say, ‘mandir bhavya banayenge lekin tareek Rahul Gandhi batayenge’ (We will construct a grand temple, but Rahul Gandhi will tell the date), said Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya.
UAE Supports 'Early Convening' of UN Yemen Talks
UAE supports 'early convening' of UN Yemen talks, said minister.
Gautam Singhania Resigns as Raymond Apparel Chairman
The company has appointed Nirvik Singh as the non-executive chairman and Anshu Sarin has non-executive director along with Gautam Trivedi, who has joined as an independent director. Commenting on the new appointments, Singhania said, "I have always believed in setting the highest standard of governance and have always advocated running the business professionally."
Modi, Amit Shah Attend Committee Meeting For Upcoming Elections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah hold committee meeting for Telangana Assembly Election, along with Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday, 14 November.
(Source: Twitter/Amit Shah)
ATS Maharashtra Apprehends Kashmir Youth With Cannabis
ATS Maharashtra apprehended a Kashmiri youth carrying 1800 gm (approx) of cannabis from Shil-Kalyan road on 12 November. A case has been registered. The accused was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court, Thane and sent to police custody for 10 days. Probe is underway.
One Terrorist Eliminated, Explosives Recovered
In a joint operation conducted by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) & Indian Army on Tuesday, 13 November, one terrorist was eliminated and a huge cache of explosives, arms, ammunition & narcotic drugs was seized from Gigrial village in Akhnoor region of Jammu and Kashmir.
Palestinian Killed By Israeli Fire: Gaza Ministry
Palestinian killed by Israeli fire, said Gaza ministry on Wednesday, 14 November.
Theresa May Says Draft Brexit Deal Delivers on Britain's Vote
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, 14 November, draft Brexit deal delivers on vote of British people.
EU Brexit summit could take place on November 25: Irish PM Leo Varadkar.
NIA Files Chargesheet Against Asia Andrabi
NIA on Wednesday, 14 November, filed chargesheet in Delhi's Patiala House Court against Asiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen of Dukhtaran-e-millat, a proscribed terrorist organisation.
Theresa May Leaves For Cabinet Meeting Over Brexit
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament after British and European Union negotiators reached a draft agreement on Brexit.
Winter Session to be Held From 11 Dec
Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has decided that next Winter Session will be held from 11th December, 2018 to 8th January, 2019, said Union Minister Vijay Goel.
Hamas Dubs Defence Minister's Resignations As 'Victory of Gaza'
Hamas calls Israeli Defence Minister's resignation a 'victory for Gaza', as rpeorted by AFP.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he is resigning in protest over the cease-fire reached with Gaza militants.
ACB Officials Catch Madugula Revenue Officer Accepting Bribe
Village Revenue Officer (VRO) of Madugula, Ram Krishna, caught by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Wednesday, 14 November, while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 9,000 from a person for doing an official favour.
RCEP Negotiation Suggestions Should Be Modern: Ministry of Commerce
Prime Minister urged all leaders to give required mandate so that RCEP negotiations could be concluded at the earliest in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting. Finalised agreement should be modern, comprehensive, balanced and mutually beneficial, said Sudhanshu Pandey, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce.
In services most of trade happens online, movement of people is very limited. Most of the trade in digital economies is going to happen online. India has competence and is willing to share the experience and expertise, he added.
Israeli Defence Minister Resigns After Disagreement
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he is resigning in protest over the cease-fire reached with Gaza militants.
Lieberman’s resignation Wednesday, 14 November, significantly weakens Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition government and could bring about an early election.
Hima Das Appointed as UNICEF India's Youth Ambassador
Indian sprinter Hima Das appointed as UNICEF India's Youth Ambassador.
Justice Govind Mathur Takes Oath as Chief Justice of Allahabad HC
Justice Govind Mathur takes oath as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court in Prayagraj.
Civilian Injured in IED Blast in Sukma
A civilian sustained injuries in an IED blast at around 02:10 pm on Wednesday, 14 November, in the forest area of Chintagufa in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma. He has been shifted to CRPF Field Hospital, Chintagufa.
More details awaited.
Delhi HC Issues Notice to Delhi Govt as Chief Secy Alleges Assault
Delhi High Court has issued notice to Delhi government, Assembly Speaker and the 4 committees of Delhi assembly on the application by Delhi government Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash where he has alleged harassment and repeated summons from the committee.
Court has posted the matter for 27 November with the main application.
Leopard Found Dead in Pune, Cause Not Known Yet
A leopard was found dead today early morning near Loni Kalbhor village in Pune district. The cause of the death of the leopard is being ascertained.
India’s Wholesale Inflation Hits Four-Month High In October
Inflation based on wholesale prices rose to a four-month high of 5.28 percent in October, mainly due to a spike in petrol and diesel prices, even as food prices softened. The Wholesale Price Index-based inflation stood at 5.13 percent in September and 3.68 percent in the same month last year.
Hurriyat Chief Geelani's Eldest Son-In-Law Passes Away
Syed Ali Geelani's eldest son-in-law, Ghulam Hassan Makhdhoomi passed away at a hospital in Srinagar on Tuesday, 13 November after remaining admitted there for a week.
A large number of people braving rains reached Dooru village of Sopore on Wednesday to take part in his last rites and the funeral prayers of the deceased held in the premises of a local school were led by his father Geelani.
(Source: Greater Kashmir)
SC to Hear Zakia Plea in 2002 Riots on 19 November
The Supreme Court will hear a plea by Zakia Jafri, widow of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, on 19 November challenging the decision of a Gujarat court to accept the report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that gave a clean chit to several people, including then Chief Minister Narendra Modi, after probing her complaint on the 2002 post-Godhra riots.
(Source: The Indian Express)
Pt Nehru 129th Birth Anniversary: President Kovind, PM Modi Pay Tributes
On 129th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru – country's first prime minister, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress party paid tributes to the former prime minister on Wednesday, 14 November.
Both President and the PM recalled the role of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the country's struggle for freedom and his contributions and the first prime minister of India.
''Remembering our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary. We recall his contribution to our freedom struggle and during his tenure as Prime Minister,'' the PM tweeted on Wednesday.
Irish Woman Abuses Air India Crew After Refused Wine
An Irish national on board Air India London-Mumbai flight verbally abuses the crew after she was refused more wine, reported ANI. The incident took place on November 10.
PM Modi Delivers keynote address at the Fintech Festival in Singapore
Addressing a gathering of approximately 30,000 people, Modi spoke about financial inclusion linked to inclusive development and boasted about India’s growth in digital transactions.
Modi is in Singapore to attend the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit and East Asia Summit (EAS) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit. “India strongly values the close ties with ASEAN nations,” Modi had tweeted ahead of the visit.
All-Party Meeting by Kerala CM to Discuss Sabarimala Furore
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will called an all-party meeting on Thursday, 15 November, to discuss the issues related to Sabarimala temple ahead of pilgrim season, reported ANI.
PM Modi in Singapore for ASEAN & East Asia Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Singapore. He is on a two-day visit to the country to participate in the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits. He will also participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Leaders' Meeting.
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