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PM MODI CONGRATULATES NEW SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa for winning of the Presidential elections in Sri Lanka.

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MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY ABDUCTING A WOMAN AND RAPING HER

ANM News Desk:  A taxi driver has been arrested at Kolkata’s southern outskirts in connection with the alleged abduction and rape of a shelter home inmate. The accused was nabbed from Narendrapur in South 24 Parganas district during a raid on Saturday night.

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COURT SEEKS RESPONSE FROM ED ON RATUL PURI’S BAIL PLEA

ANM News Desk:  A Delhi court has sought response from the Enforcement Directorate on the bail plea of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in a money laundering case related to the VVIP chopper scam.

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I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DEPRIVED: SOBHANDEB

He is one of the senior most right leaning political leader in Bengal. Initiated into politics from an early age by Congress old guard, the priest turned boxer turned rugby player turned politician, Sobhandeb Chattopadhayay has tried to work and live with simplicity and humbleness. But he claims his biggest disappointment in life is that he has always been deprived. He was sacrificed his seat for a senior during his early days in politics and then despite being one of the senior political leaders, he was again bypassed and junior were made ministers in the first term of TMC rule. Sobhandeb reveals a lot about unknown facets of his life in a candid open interview over kabab and coffee in The Astor Hotel in Kolkata.

ARMY

PAKISTAN VIOLATES CEASEFIRE IN POONCH

Manjeet Singh, Poonch: Pakistan violated ceasefire in the Shapur Karni Kasba sector of Poonch on Sunday. There have been no reports of any injuries and the Indian army is retaliating befittingly.

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7 OUT OF 60 TEST PILOTS SELECTED FOR GAGANYAAN MISSION

ANM News Desk: 60 air force test pilots applied to become Gatcans or Gaganaut candidates for Gaganyaan, India’s first human space mission.

Out of these 60, only 12 were shortlisted with the help of  Russian experts. They underwent generic training as astronauts at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training centre in  Russia’s Star City over the last 45 days.

 

7 have completed the stint till now. The final selection will consist of only three astronauts for the proposed launch by 2022. 

According to officials, dental problems were one of the major reasons because of which many candidates got rejected during the screening test in July and August

KASHMIR COLD

SEVERE COLD GRIPS VALLEY, COPIOUS SUNSHINE IN BOTH UTS NEXT WEEK

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: In what will bring cheer on the faces of people, the weatherman on Saturday said that the weather will improve in Jammu and Kashmir from November 17.

Newly formed UT’s MeT department said that the skies will clear up from Sunday.

“There is likelihood of rain in plains and snow in higher reaches. However, weather will improve from. November 17 onward,” MeT officials added.

On Friday, the upper reaches in Kashmir, including tourists resorts such as Gulmarg and Yusmarg received fresh snowfall while rains lashed Srinagar and other plains since Thursday night.

A MeT Department spokesperson said a Western Disturbance is active over the region which could result in further snow and rain during next 24 hours. Further they stated that the night temperature would increase but the day will become colder.

However, he said, the weather will improve from November 17 which will bring some relief to people.

Meanwhile, Kashmir Valley witnessed onset winters and snowfall across the region bringing life to standstill on November 7. At least 9 people were died due to untimely and disastrous snowfall in Kashmir including Srinagar city. Enormous of property were on cards with most affected section was Horticulture.

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THE GRAND HIGH COURT OF RAJASTHAN, VASTER THAN THE PARLIAMENT

Lokesh Vyas, Jodhpur: The new grand High Court of Rajasthan is ready and will possibly be inaugurated in the first week of December. Preparations are going on in full swing as President Kovind has been invited for the ceremony.

The Rajasthan High Court is set to be inducted into one of the Top 5 architectural marvels of India. It is situated in Jodhpur and is built on 167 bighas of land at a cost of 300 crores. Shifting of documents and files from the old to the new high court has already begun. The court is more vast that the nation’s parliament. 24 high court judges will have their  separate sitting places. The court will be centrally air-conditioned and is eqipped with WiFi and CCTV cameras. There is a crèche if lawyers bring in their children while working.

The architectural marvel is sure to catch one’s eye with huge pillars and traditional artwork on the stones.

KASHMIR TOURIST

ANM NEWS SPECIAL; AS SNOWFALL CROPS UP IN VALLEY, TOURISTS ENJOY THE SPELL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Undoubtedly recent snowfall in Kashmir proves disastrous with 9 deaths and huge loss of properties. However, in health resort Pahalgam, Sonmarg and Gulmarg tourist flow is quite visible. Scores of tourist came to Kashmir to sum up their life experience with the snow covered land.

Tourists from Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujrat started coming to Kashmir. Some of them said that they are not scared about the prevailing situation valley as the people of Kashmir are truly humble towards them.

Pertinently,The uncertainty triggered by August 5 announcement of Government of India about roll back of Article 370 and bifurcation of erstwhile state into two Union Territories (UTs) has cast a shadow on the tourist arrival in Kashmir. The official figures have painted a grim picture of tourist influx in Kashmir as it reveals 90 per cent dip in tourist arrival to Kashmir.

The data compiled by the Department of Tourism, discloses that the tourist arrivals this year decreased by 88.41 percent compared to 2018.

As per figures, a total of 841202 tourists came to Kashmir in 2018 due to the campaign launched by the department last year. Of these, 56029 were foreigners and 785173 foreign tourists. However, the number of tourists arriving in Kashmir for entertainment this year till October 2018 is 475830 including 30293 foreigners and 445537 domestic tourists. 

The total number of tourists arriving in Kashmir by August 5 is 456525. There were 28398 foreigners. Tourist arrivals have declined significantly since the state of Jammu and Kashmir canceled its special status in August and issued advisories to tourists returning to the valley.

“The number of foreign tourists coming to Kashmir in August this year is 845, 604 in September and 446 till October 18, while in 2018 the number is 5839 in August, 6672 in September and 4239 in October. Speaking of which, 9285 tourists arrived in August this year, 3958 in September, 4167 tourists in October,” reveals the data. “In 2018, there were 79695 domestic tourists. Of which 96523 in September, 51712 tourists visited Kashmir in October.”

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PM MODI ANNOUNCES FULL SUPPORT TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS DURING BRICS MEET

ANM News Desk: India has offered full support to the multilateral finance institution in promoting global growth. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at BRICS in Brasilia. He urged the Council to create a roadmap to achieve the 500 billion dollar intra-BRICS trade target by the next summit. Prime Minister stated that the identification of economic complementarities among member countries will be important in this effort. The prime minister called for an early opening of the Regional branch of the New Development Bank in India.