Amid a hectic power struggle against ally-turned-foe Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday announced the dismissal of the 225-member Parliament. With the legislature being dissolved, the decks are cleared to hold snap elections.
On the second anniversary of demonetisation, intercepts from a key RBI Board of Directors meeting held four hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock address, has revealed that the central bank had approved the note ban but disapproved the government's claim on black money and counterfeit currency.
United States President Donald Trump lost his temper on another journalist -- two days after he lambasted senior CNN correspondent Jim Acosta during a press conference, which led to the scribe's credentials being revoked by the White House.
With just two days left for Chhattisgarh to go for polls for its first phase, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday released the party's manifesto in chief minister Raman Singh's home turf Rajnandgaon. Gandhi arrived in the state early on Friday and attended multiple events. The polling in the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will be held in two phases - on November 12 and November 20 - and counting of votes will take place on December 11.
In Sports, a combined effort helped India thrash New Zealand by 34 runs in the opening match of the Women's World T20 at the Providence Stadium. Opting to bat, first batswomen did a fantastic job especially centurion Harmanpreet Kaur (103) and Jemimah Rodrigues (59) then Indian bowlers kept the pressure right from the first ball and restricted them for 160/9 to seal the match. Chasing a mammoth 195, New Zealand never looked in contention as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
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