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Top news of the day: Pragya Thakur nominated to parliamentary panel on defence, Sena-NCP-Congress government formation in final stages, and more

Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur arrives to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting at Parliament House on November 19, 2019.

Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur arrives to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting at Parliament House on November 19, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Pragya Thakur finds a place in parliamentary panel on defence

Ms. Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case and currently on bail, had courted controversies with her remarks on a number of occasions. | Farooq Abdullah, in detention under PSA, is part of House defence panel | Pragya’s appointment to parliamentary committee on defence unfortunate for the country: Congress

Congress says ‘complete unanimity’ with NCP, to meet Shiv Sena tomorrow

The Congress and the NCP to meet pre-poll allies in Mumbai before meeting Sena.

Economists, academics demand release of NSSO consumer spending data

The government on November 15 put the household consumer expenditure survey results of 2017-18 on hold due to data quality issues, after a media report said consumer spending had slowed down for the first time in more than 40 years.

Answer every question raised on restrictions, Supreme Court tells J&K administration

Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta said he has a status report with him but he has not filed it in the court as the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is changing every single day.

India trying to convince U.S. that tapping into Indian talent is in mutual benefit: Jaishankar

The Minister said the number of HI-B visas have gone down and that denial rates have gone up not only for Indian companies but for all companies.

Four Indian-origin lawmakers inducted in Canadian PM Trudeau’s new Cabinet

Anita Anand, a former law professor, is the first ever Hindu minister in the Cabinet.

Five Indians held for trying to enter U.S. illegally

The U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ogdensburg Border Patrol Station in New York apprehended the five Indian nationals and a suspected smuggler on November 15 after the smuggler attempted to evade a temporary immigration checkpoint.

6 bank unions call for dharna before Parliament on December 10

“Experience of mergers has clearly shown that no benefit accrues to any of the stakeholder,” the unions said.

India, U.S. in talks to resolve trade issues: Raveesh Kumar

“Discussions have been going on between the two sides,” the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson says.

ISSF World Cup Finals: Manu, Elavenil win gold medals

The 17-year-old Bhaker shot 244.7 to notch up the top prize in the prestigious season-ending tournament of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). In the same event Manu’s compatriot, Yashaswini Singh Deswal finished sixth in the final. Elavenil shot a score of 250.8 to edge past Taiwan’s Lin Ying-Shin (250.7). Elavenil had qualified second for the finals with a score of 631.1 behind Ying-Shin (632.3).

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