The big news: Kejriwal, Centre trade blame as Delhi pollution thickens, and nine other top stories
Other headlines: Sonia Gandhi called the WhatsApp surveillance controversy ‘shameful’, and Modi brought up Kashmir during his visit to Thailand.
A look at the headlines right now:
- Centre, Arvind Kejriwal continue blame game as Delhi smog thickens on Sunday: The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research showed an overall index reading of 410 on Sunday morning.
- Sonia Gandhi calls WhatsApp snooping ‘shameful’, BJP points to surveillance under UPA: Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged her phone was tapped by the government.
- India has decided to eliminate one of the root causes of terrorism, Modi says in Thailand: The prime minister added that his government wanted to develop North East India as the gateway for South East Asia.
- Centre releases new map of India showing Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh: The new map includes areas that were earlier under Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council president said the body will not discuss Kashmir matter this month.
- Reliance Communications withdraws $1.1 billion defamation case against Financial Times: The firm had filed a case against two reporters of the international daily for their articles on the difficulties faced by Anil Ambani’s businesses.
- Lawyers injured in fight between police and advocates at Tis Hazari Court in Delhi, say reports: Some reports said the argument began over a parking matter but others claimed it started after a police vehicle hit a lawyer.
- Amit Shah handled Karnataka MLAs’ resignations, Yediyurappa tells BJP workers in leaked clip: Yediyurappa said in the clip that the BJP chief ‘supervised and made all arrangements’ for the resignations of the legislators.
- India’s unemployment rate rose to 3-year high of 8.48% in October, says CMIE: While urban unemployment stood at 8.89% in October, the figure for rural unemployment was 8.28%.
- Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut says party will follow ‘coalition dharma’ in Maharashtra: However, Raut also welcomed Congress leader Hussain Dalwai’s letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi, recommending support for the Shiv Sena. Sharad Pawar, meanwhile, said the NCP can think of an alternative if BJP-Shiv Sena fail to form the government.
- Pakistan failed to limit terror groups like LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad in 2018, says US State Department: The report said the government and military acted inconsistently to eliminate safe havens for terrorists in the country.