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ALL News Headlines-2019 October 28TH

NEWS HEADLINES

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called urgent action against all those who support terrorism or use terror as a state policy. “There should be zero tolerance for terrorism,” the prime minister told the visiting group of EU lawmakers. A delegation of 25 Parliamentarians of the European Union is set to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to assess the ground situation thereafter abrogation of Article 370. They seek to talk to locals in Jammu and Kashmir and ask them about their experience.

NATIONAL

EU DELEGATION: A delegation of 25 Parliamentarians of the European Union are set to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to assess the ground situation thereafter abrogation of Article 370. They seek to talk to locals in Jammu and Kashmir and ask them about their experience.

JNU: Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Monday allegedly blocked an ambulance and prevented doctors from meeting an ailing professor on campus, PTI reported. Authorities later threatened to take “severe action” against the students. The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) denied indulging in any violent activities. JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar took to Twitter to condemn the incident by saying. “The university administration is contemplating on a severe action against some JNU students whose conduct today has been not only unbecoming, but dangerous and shameful. This kind of behaviour by a section of JNU students is highly condemnable and outrageous.”

ANDHRA SUICIDE: P Venkateswarlu, a plumber, said to be dependent on the construction sector for work, allegedly hanged himself at his house in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Police said he shot a video on his mobile phone saying he was taking the extreme step unable to look after his family due to lack of work. The deaths have been linked with Andhra’s construction sector following the cancellation of the free sand policy by the YSRCP government.

 ASSAM POPULATION CONTROL: An Assam Cabinet proposal to bar those with more than two children from getting government jobs is not aimed at targeting any particular community, but population explosion on account of illegal immigrants cannot be ignored, Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday. The law shall come into force from January 1, 2021.

KERALA NUN RAPE CASE: Sister Lucy Kalappura who has challenged the Franciscan Clarist Congregation’s decision to expel her, has written to the Vatican, alleging the ‘disciplinary action’ was taken for participating in protests by a group of nuns seeking the arrest of a bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a fellow nun. By writing a letter to Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect, Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Sister Lucy sought an opportunity to her to appear in person before a tribunal which would consider her appeal against the Congregation’s decision.

  • In Jammu- Kashmir 19 injured in grenade attack in Sopore ahead of EU lawmakers’ Kashmir visit
  • A truck driver shot dead by terrorists in Bijbehara in J-K’s Anantnag. It was the fourth case of a similar nature.
  • European lawmakers’ delegation meets PM Modi and Doval. The will visit J&K on Oct 29
  •  In Diwali bumper selling Tamil Nadu beats liquor sale target, earns ₹455 cr in three festive days.
  • UK’s Prince Charles to visit India for the second time in two years
  • Three suspected Maoists have been killed in a gun battle by the Thunderbolt commandos in Agali forests in Palakkad district early on Monday.

INTERNATIONAL

CHINA: The Central Committee of China’s ruling Communist Party will hold a closed-door Plenum meeting from Monday to Thursday to set the major policies for the year ahead and beyond, and probably discuss crises ranging from Hong Kong to the trade war with Washington.The meeting is the fourth time that China’s roughly 370-person Central Committee has gathered since the 2017 party congress, which ushered in President Xi Jinping’s second five-year term in office as party and military chief. Plenum attendees are traditionally confined to the venue for the duration of the meeting. All media reporting would be banned during plenum.

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  • Boris Johnson asks EU to rule out further Brexit delay after January 2020

ECONOMY TODAY

GOLD: Smuggling of Gold through special economic zones (SEZs) has attracted the attention of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), which has sought a report from the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).

E-COMMERCE-Mukesh Ambani moved a step closer to creating an e-commerce giant for India, unveiling plans to set up a $24 billion digital-services holding company that would become the main vehicle in his ambition to dominate the country’s internet shopping space.

US MARKET: US stock market witnessed an all-time high after three months, with the final leg coming on rising optimism for a trade deal with China. The S&P 500 broke its July record after President Donald Trump said the US is ahead of schedule to sign part of the trade deal.

  • Internet giant Google`s owner Alphabet is planning to buy wearable fitness device maker Fitbit