Morning digest: Coalition takes shape in Maharashtra as Thackerays meet Pawar; violence, shutdown again in Srinagar, and more

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray (right) and his son Aaditya leave NCP leader Sharad Pawar’s residence in Mumbai late on November 21, 2019.

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray (right) and his son Aaditya leave NCP leader Sharad Pawar’s residence in Mumbai late on November 21, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini


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Uddhav Thackeray meets Sharad Pawar; coalition takes shape in Maharashtra

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya held a meeting with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar at his residence in Mumbai late on November 21 as final discussions on government formation in Maharashtra moved to the State capital.

Violence, shutdown again in Srinagar

The Kashmir Valley witnessed a sudden bout of violence and a shutdown by shopkeepers on Thursday, just a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah told Parliament the situation in J&K was “absolutely normal.”

Despite graft charges, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he won't resign

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an “attempted coup”.

Mamata Banerjee to meet Sheikh Hasina today

The Bangladesh Prime Minister will land in Kolkata in the early hours to watch the first day and night test match on Friday.

Candidate for Chief Minister will be decided during elections, says Rajinikanth

Tamil film superstar and aspiring politician Rajinikanth, who recently said he was open to working with actor-politician Kamal Haasan “in the interest of Tamil Nadu” on Thursday said if such an eventuality occurred, the Chief Ministerial candidate would be decided based on prevailing circumstances.

Congress stalled Ayodhya judgment, kept J&K issue hanging for 70 years: Amit Shah

Raking up the Ayodhya issue, BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday accused the Congress of stalling the case in the Supreme Court. He also alleged that the Congress Party kept the Kashmir problem hanging fire for 70 years in its “greed” to protect its vote bank.

U.S. rejected one-fourth of H-1B visa petitions: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister Subrahmaniam Jaishankar said in Parliament on Thursday that he had raised the issue of the changes in the H-1B visa programme that are impacting Indian professionals twice with the United States administration in the past few months.

India asks Sri Lanka to boost reconciliation

India expects the newly-elected President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa to boost the national reconciliation policy with the Tamil community of the country, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday.

India and Bangladesh venture into uncharted territory with day/night Tests

India, cricket’s biggest market, finally shed its reluctance and welcomed day/night Tests. The iconic Eden Gardens will host the second and final India-Bangladesh Test under lights from Friday.

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