Farmers' agitation in Delhi and other news in pictures

The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee organise the ‘Kisan Mukti Sansad’ demanding loan wavier and good price for their crop, in New Delhi.

The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee organise the ‘Kisan Mukti Sansad’ demanding loan wavier and good price for their crop, in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

One hundred and eighty farmer organisations from over 20 States organised a ‘Kisan Mukti Sansad’ protest march from Ramlila Ground to Parliament Street in New Delhi on Monday. Their primary demand is that they should be freed from all kinds of debts and they should be given remunerative prices for their yield as recommended by the Swaminathan Committee.

Published at 8.00 p.m.

Rupani files nomination

Vijay Rupani files nomination

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani filing his nomination in Rajkot on Monday, November 20, 2017. Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley is seen at the right.  

 

"With the 'son of Gujarat' Narendra Modi helming the central government, the state will scale new heights under the BJP", Mr. Rupanihe said after filing his nomination for the next month's Assembl polls.

Published at 7.30 p.m.

IFFI opens

Goa IFFI

Actor Shahrukh Khan performs at the 48th International Film Festival of India opening ceremony at Shyama Prasad Mukherji Stadium in Goa on Monday, November 20, 2017.   | Photo Credit: Atish Pomburfekar

Apart from Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood stars such as Shahid Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Anupam Kher, Rajkummar Rao, Radhika  Apte, Diana Penty Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi Kapoor,  Vishal Bhardwaj, A R Rahman, Ishaan Khatter and Malavika  Mohanan attended the IFFI opening ceremony.

Published at 6.15 p.m.

Mass wedding

OPS at mass wedding programme

Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam with Ministers K. Pandiyarajan, and V. Saroja during the mas wedding programme organised by Commissionerate for Welfare of the Differently-abled in Chennai on Monday.   | Photo Credit: M. Karunakaran

 

 

Published at 4:30 p.m.

Kolkata : 20/11/2017: Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century during the fifth day of the first test match between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on November 20, 2017.

Kolkata : 20/11/2017: Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century during the fifth day of the first test match between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on November 20, 2017.   | Photo Credit: K.R. Deepak

 

Virat Kohli celebrates his 18th Test century during the fifth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens. It is his 50th international century, to go with his 32 ODI centuries. He is also the joint-fastest to 50 centuries, tied with Hashim Amla who also took 348 innings to get there.

Sachin Tendulkar took 376 innings to achieve that milestone.

Published at 2.00 p.m.

Kenya top court upholds repeat presidential vote

Kenyan Supreme Court judges hearing the petitions filed by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month's election was not conducted according to the law, in Nairobi.

Kenyan Supreme Court judges hearing the petitions filed by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month's election was not conducted according to the law, in Nairobi.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the Opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a month-long political drama never seen in Africa that has left dozens dead. The court dismissed challenges by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month's election was not conducted according to the law.

Published at 01:00 p.m.

Police arrest 'Chalo Assembly' protesters

Activists being detained by police during a “Chalo Assembly” rally in Vijayawada on Monday. They were demanding demanding the Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh

Activists being detained by police during a “Chalo Assembly” rally in Vijayawada on Monday. They were demanding demanding the Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh   | Photo Credit: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

 

Opposition parties organised a “Chalo Assembly” rally in Vijayawada demanding the Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh. CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat on Sunday said the people of Andhra Pradesh were being deceived both by the State and Union governments. “Now, it [Union government] isn’t even bothering to keep its word on the special package promised for the State. As per reports, the Union government isn’t granting any sensible quantum of money for the construction of the Polavaram project,” she said.

Published at 12:15 p.m.

Suu Kyi blames conflicts on illegal immigration

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi with her counterparts from the Asia Europe Foreign Ministers (ASEM) at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in capital Naypyitaw.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi with her counterparts from the Asia Europe Foreign Ministers (ASEM) at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in capital Naypyitaw.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

In a speech that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism. Ms. Suu Kyi did not directly mention the refugee exodus in her speech to welcome European and Asian foreign ministers in Myanmar capital Naypyitaw. But her speech highlighted the views of many in Myanmar who see the Rohingya as illegal immigrants and blame the population for terrorist acts. The Rohingya exodus is sure to be raised by the visitors at the meetings on Monday and Tuesday.

Published at 11:15 a.m.

Congress Working Committee meet

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior party leaders A.K. Antony and Mallikarjun Kharge at the Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Monday.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior party leaders A.K. Antony and Mallikarjun Kharge at the Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

 

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has called a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet on Monday to notify the schedule for the election of the next president of the party. The CWC is the highest decision-making body of the party.

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Published at 10:30 a.m.

Musicians unite at American Music Awards

Pink (left) and Kelly Clarkson perform “Everybody Hurts” at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre, in Los Angeles on November 19, 2017.

Pink (left) and Kelly Clarkson perform “Everybody Hurts” at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre, in Los Angeles on November 19, 2017.   | Photo Credit: AP

The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics. Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the three-hour show on Sunday with a performance honouring those affected by tragic events of the year, from hurricanes to hate crimes. First responders stood behind Jamie Foxx, who gave a heartfelt speech before the pop stars sang R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.”

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Published at 10:o0 a.m.

India-Sri Lanka Test match

Coach Ravi Shastri with the Indian team ahead of the fifth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata.

Coach Ravi Shastri with the Indian team ahead of the fifth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata.   | Photo Credit: K.R. Deepak

 

India declared their second innings on 352 for eight, setting Sri Lanka a target of 231 in a little more than a session to post their maiden victory on the fifth and final day of the opening Test. Captain Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 104 for his 18th test hundred and immediately declared half-an-hour before Tea after hitting a six to get to three figures. Suranga Lakmal was the pick of Sri Lanka's bowlers and picked up 3-93 after his four-wicket haul in the first innings.

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Published at 9:30 a.m.

When the bell rang for the 100th time

Minister of Commerce and Industries Suresh Prabhu and CEO of NSE Vikram Limaye, ring the bell at National Stock Exchange.

Minister of Commerce and Industries Suresh Prabhu and CEO of NSE Vikram Limaye, ring the bell at National Stock Exchange.   | Photo Credit: Prashant Nakwe

 

The National Stock Exchange celebrated 100th IPO listing in Mumbai. ANI Integrated Services became the 100th company to go public through the exchange. 

Published at 8:45 a.m.

Germany headed for another election?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a news conference about the results of their exploratory talks on a coalition of their parties in Berlin, Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a news conference about the results of their exploratory talks on a coalition of their parties in Berlin, Germany.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

Germany’s Liberal Party (FDP) decided to call off talks about forming a new government coalition with the conservative bloc of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Greens in Germany, leaving Europe’s biggest economy into a fresh crisis. Ms. Merkel was forced to seek an alliance with an unlikely group of parties after September's elections left her without a majority. After more than a month of gruelling negotiations, FDP’s Christian Lindner here was no "basis of trust" to forge a government with Ms. Merkel.

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Published at 8:15 a.m.

Gay parade in Rio

A scene during the Gay Pride Parade on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A scene during the Gay Pride Parade on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

Thousands participated in a gay pride parade in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach despite the ultra-conservative Mayor's opposition to the event. With Mayor Marcelo Crivella — an evangelical Christian — in office, it was the first time in 22 years that city funds were barred from paying for part of the parade.

Published at 7:45 a.m.

It’s Pinera vs. Guillier in Chile

A woman prepares a polling station prior to the arrival of voters, during the presidential election in Santiago, Chile.

A woman prepares a polling station prior to the arrival of voters, during the presidential election in Santiago, Chile.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera held a big lead in returns from Chile’s presidential election, buoyed by support from Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, though he didn’t get enough votes to avoid a runoff. Pinera needed to get 50 per cent of the votes to win outright. He will face the No. 2 finisher, which seemed likely to be Guillier, in a runoff election Dec. 17.

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Published at 7:10 a.m.

Dimitrov walks away with ATP Finals title

Grigor Dimitrov celebrates winning match point against David Goffin during the ATP World Tour Finals.

Grigor Dimitrov celebrates winning match point against David Goffin during the ATP World Tour Finals.   | Photo Credit: AP

The sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov claimed the title at the season-ending ATP Finals, prevailing on his fifth match point to beat David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the final. It wasn’t the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal matchup many fans had hoped for, but they were left satisfied as  Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin delivered the longest final since the tournament returned to a three-set format in 2008. Dimitrov won in 2 hours, 30 minutes, 15 seconds, adding 11 minutes to the mark set by Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2011.

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(With inputs from news agencies)

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