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.
Rupani files nomination
"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.
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.
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.
Kenya top court upholds repeat presidential vote
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.
Police arrest 'Chalo Assembly' protesters
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.
Suu Kyi blames conflicts on illegal immigration
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.
Congress Working Committee meet
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.
Musicians unite at American Music Awards
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.”
India-Sri Lanka Test match
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.
When the bell rang for the 100th time
The National Stock Exchange celebrated 100th IPO listing in Mumbai. ANI Integrated Services became the 100th company to go public through the exchange.
Germany headed for another election?
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.
Gay parade in Rio
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.
It’s Pinera vs. Guillier in Chile
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.
Dimitrov walks away with ATP Finals title
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.
(With inputs from news agencies)