✔ Modi, Trump hold talks on sidelines of ASEAN summit
A day after India held official level talks with the U.S., Japan, and Australia on a quadrilateral process of greater cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with United States President Donald Trump in Manila on Monday. The two leaders are understood to have discussed the security scenario in the region besides several other issues of mutual interests.
✔ Iran, Iraq quake death toll rises to over 350
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region killed over 350 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities reported on Monday.
✔ Southeast Asia nations to start talks with China on sea code
Southeast Asian leaders were to announce on Monday the start of negotiations with China on a so-called “Code of Conduct” in the disputed South China Sea in what they regard as a milestone but some experts dismiss as a non-starter.
✔ SC issues notice to Centre, 3 States on plea to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR
The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Union government and the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab on a plea seeking to curb rising pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).
✔ Municipal areas across country exempt from highway liquor ban, Supreme Court further clarifies
The Supreme Court on Monday came out with an explanation of its July 11 order, which clarified that stretches of highways running through municipal areas were exempted from the December 2016 ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres along national and States highways. It said the exemption from ban applies to municipal areas across the country.
✔ Krishna boat capsize toll mounts to 21
The death toll in private boat mishap at Pavitra Sangamam went up to 21 on Monday with the rescue teams fishing out more bodies of victims. One of them died while undergoing treatment at a hospital. Four persons including two crew members are still missing and search operation is on, according to authorities.
✔ Haryana CM hits out at Kejriwal over stubble burning
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has hit out at his Delhicounterpart Arvind Kejriwal over stubble-burning, asking him what he has done to check stubble-burning in Delhi, as many parts of country’s northern states continue to battle dense smog.
✔ Retail inflation rises to seven-month high of 3.58% in October
Costlier food items, particularly vegetables, pushed up retail inflation in October to seven-month high of 3.58%. The Consumer Price Index-based inflation was 3.28% in September. It was 4.2% in October last year. The previous high was 3.89% in March this year.
✔ Tejashwi Yadav questioned by ED in railway hotels allotment case
Tejashwi Yadav, son of Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad, on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering probe in the railway hotels allotment corruption case, official sources said.
✔ Saina, Prannoy eye China Open to seal berth at Dubai Final
Newly-crowned national champions Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy will look to enhance their chances of qualifying for the Dubai Super Series Finals with a good performance at the $ 700,000 China Open Superseries Premier starting in Fuzhou on Tuesday.