Counting of votes for assembly election results is underway in five states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram. In the multi-phase polling, Chhattisgarh voted on November 12 (18 seats) and November 20 (72 seats); Madhya Pradesh (230 seats) and Mizoram (40 seats) on November 28; and Rajasthan (199 seats) and Telangana (119 seats) on December 7. Here are the key highlights:
The US military has declared five missing crew members dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and halted search and recovery operations.
A Chinese court has ordered a ban on the sale of several older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, although Apple said all of its phone models remained on sale in the mainland.
Trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five per cent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.
Bangladesh's telecoms regulator shut down dozens of online news portals for several hours on Monday, citing security reasons, as officials scrutinise hundreds of sites before a parliamentary election this month.
As the Congress galloped ahead in three big states ahead of the 2019 general election -- Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan - its leadership cheered but kept fingers firmly crossed.
A case has been filed in a local court at Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh against the Bollywood film Kedarnath, which is set against the backdrop of the 2013 Uttarakhand flash floods. In his petition filed before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM-II) Dhananjay Mishra on Monday, the petitioner Siddhartha Singh, has named the main lead Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan and director Abhishek Kapoor.
The rupee fell sharply against the US dollar on Tuesday after RBI governor Urjit Patel abruptly announced his resignation on Monday. The rupee was trading at 72.46 against the US dollar, down 1.5%, as compared to Monday’s close of 71.32. The dollar also gained other currencies, putting further pressure on the rupee.
The Supreme Court Tuesday directed that names and identities of victims of rape and sexual assault should not be disclosed or revealed.
A magnitude 7.1 quake struck on Monday in the southern Pacific Ocean, close to the South Sandwich Islands north of Antarctica, the U.S. Geological Survey said.