MORNING NEWS

1. National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to start a sustained dialogue process and advocated an Ireland-type settlement model to resolve the Kashmir issue.

2. Diwali was celebrated in Kashmir with religious fervour and gaiety amid prayers for peace in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel in the icy terrain near the India-China border Wednesday and said their devotion to duty in the remote heights is enabling the strength of the nation.

4. The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets and greetings on the occasion of Diwali at the Attari-Wagah border Wednesday.

5. A thick haze engulfed the national capital Wednesday night with the air quality deteriorating to the "very poor" category as Delhiites continued to burst firecrackers long after the deadline set by the Supreme Court.

6. Four Indian-American Congressmen from the Democratic party were re-elected to the US House of Representatives and more than a dozen others won various other races across the country in the highly polarised midterm elections held on Tuesday.

7. Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is ready to face the bypolls for 20 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu whenever they were held.

 

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Gaurav Sharma