• Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that former director of Intelligence Bureau, Dineshwar Sharma will be the Government's representative in the dialogue. The Home Minister said that the Government is serious about the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Dineshwar Sharma will initiate a sustained interaction and dialogue to understand legitimate aspirations of people in J&K
  • According to revised figures released by the Election Commission of Nepal 323 candidates submitted their papers for 37 constituencies of House of Representatives and 484 candidates filed nominations for 74 Provincial Assembly constituencies. Candidates can withdraw their names on Wednesday and final list of candidates will be published on the same day.  Former Prime Minister and Naya Shakti Party Nepal, Coordinator, Baburam Bhattarai, Nepali Congress leader and Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet, Senior leader of CPN (Maoist Centre) Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Prajatantrik Chairman Pashupati Shumsher Rana and CPN(UML)Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai  are among prominent candidates filed nominations on Sunday. Polling for the first phase will be held in 32 districts on November 26. Nominations  in remaining 45 districts will be filed on November 2 and voting for second and final round will take place on December 7.  As per the new constitution of Nepal it is necessary to complete, local, province and parliament elections by January 21 next year. Local elections have been successfully completed last month. 
  • The formalities to file the chargesheet have been completed and it will be submitted before a special court this week. Naik is being probed under terror and money-laundering charges by the NIA after he fled from India on July 1, 2016, after terrorists in neighbouring Bangladesh claimed that they were inspired by his speeches. The NIA had on November 18, 2016, registered a case against Naik at its Mumbai branch under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. His Mumbai-based NGO, Islamic Research Foundation has already been declared an unlawful association by the Union Home Ministry.