MAHARASHTRA: President’s rule has been imposed in Maharashtra on Tuesday after governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in a report to the Centre stated that formation of a stable government was impossible in the current situation despite efforts. The Cabinet recommended that the President issue a Proclamation under Article 356(1) of the Constitution imposing President’s rule in Maharashtra and keep the state legislative assembly under suspended animation.
- Shiv Sena filed petition to SC challening the Prez’s rule in maharastra.
- Uddhav Thackeray said, “We asked for 48 hours, the President has given us six months.Yesterday we formally requested Congress-NCP for their support to form the government. We needed 48 hours, but the Governor didn’t give us time.”
- The Congress and NCP said on Tuesday evening that they had not taken any decision about supporting the Shiv Sena to form government in Maharashtra yet, but will hold further discussions.
INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT : A severe contraction in factory output has prompted observers of the Indian economy to downsize their estimate of the pace with which it could have grown in the July-September quarter (Q2 FY20).So much, that most of them have put the headline number at 4.2-4.7 per cent.
VODAPFONE: Vodafone said its future in India could be in doubt unless the government stopped hitting operators with higher taxes and charges, after a court judgment over license fees resulted in a 1.9 billion euro group loss in its first half. Chief Executive Nick Read said India, where Vodafone formed a joint venture with Idea Cellular in 2018, had been “a very challenging situation for a long time”, but it remained a sizable market where Vodafone had a 30% share.
GURU PRAKASH: The 550th Pakas parb or Birth Day celebration Guru Nanak Dev Ji has been observed through the country on Tuesday.
PAKISTAN: Pakistan Cabinet on Tuesday decided to allow former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for medical treatment if he agrees to sign surety bonds making a commitment that he would return after the treatment and face cases against him.
London: Britain’s Opposition Labour Party has stepped in to counter its perceived anti-India stance to urge that the Kashmir issue not be allowed to divide communities in the UK in the lead up to the December 12 general election, in the wake of protests from sections of the Indian diaspora.
SAUDI ARABIA: Through a promotional video published by Saudi Arabia’s state security agency categorises feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, even as the conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to promote tolerance and attract foreigners.
ISLAMIC JIHAD: Israel Defence Forces (IDF) tweeted it has targeted Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu Al Ata, accusing him of being directly responsible for hundreds of terror attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers.