Top news of the day: Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke win Literature Nobels, four J&K politicians released from detention, and more

A combination of file photos shows Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke, who were awarded the Literature Nobels for 2018 and 2019 respectively.

A combination of file photos shows Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke, who were awarded the Literature Nobels for 2018 and 2019 respectively.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

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Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke win Literature Nobels

Ms. Tokarczuk won the award for the year 2018 for works that explore the “crossing of boundaries as a form of life”, the Swedish Academy said . The Prize for 2019 was awarded to Mr. Handke “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience”. TheNobel Prizes for literature are awarded after a year’s hiatus due to sex abuse allegations that rocked the secretive Academy, which selects the laureates.

J&K administration releases four politicians from detention

Among those released is Abid Hussain Ansari, a prominent Shia leader and senior member of Sajad Lone’s party Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference (JKPC). He is a former MLA from Zadibal and the uncle of top Shia cleric Imran Ansari who was released in September. The other three middle rung leaders who were released are Noor Mohammad, a National Conference worker; Yawar Dilawar Mir, PDP spokesperson and former MLA; and Shoaib Lone from the Congress. All of them were lodged at Centaur hotel in Srinagar that was turned into a subsidiary jail.

Analysis | The contrasting optics in the run-up to Chennai and Wuhan summits

The atmospherics have clearly been much worse before Chennai as compared to the Wuhan summit.

BJP keeps Chair of five out of 11 Parliamentary panels for itself

From Ethics to Privileges, these panels are mostly for housekeeping work of the Parliament.

Rahul Gandhi pleads not guilty in defamation case over Modi surname remark

After Mr. Gandhi pleaded not guilty, the court deferred the case for further hearing on December 10. At a campaign rally at Kolar in Karnataka on April 13, Mr. Gandhi said, “Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Narendra Modi... how come they all have Modi as common surname? How come all thieves have Modi as common surname?”

I-T raids at former Karnataka Deputy CM Parameshwara’s Siddhartha Group of Institutions

The raids came hours before the Karnataka Legislative Assembly convened for a three-day session.

Former Fortis promoter Shivinder Singh arrested in fraud case

The Delhi Police arrested the former promoter of Fortis Healthcare and three others for allegedly diverting public money and investing in their companies.

More than 60,000 displaced by Turkey assault on Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said large number of residents from the border areas of Ras al-Ain, Tal Abyad and Derbasiyeh had fled their homes, mostly east towards the city of Hasakeh.

Scotland Yard charges MQM founder Altaf Hussain with encouraging terrorism

Mr. Hussain delivered a fiery speech on August 22, 2016, after which his party workers vandalised a media office in Karachi and chanted anti-Pakistan slogans. The MQM supremo had not only raised slogans against Pakistan but also called the country “a cancer for entire world”.

Will speak to RBI Governor, Nirmala assures PMC bank depositors

The Finance Minister says a committee will look into the issue pertaining to cooperative banks.

Huawei to present 5G use case at India Mobile Congress

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has assigned telecom service providers with spectrum in the 3400-3600 Mhz band range to demonstrate India-specific 5G technology-use cases along with their vendor partners, which include Huawei as well, a source confirmed.

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