NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News EPG report foundation of Indo-Nepal relations in 21st century INT Nepal's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that Eminent Persons Group (EPG) report is a blueprint and foundation of Indo-Nepal relations in the 21st century. World Diabetes Day being observed today INT World Diabetes Day is being observed today. Hectic political parleys on after no-confidence motion passed against new PM Rajapaksa INT In Sri Lanka, hectic political parleys are on after the parliament passed a no-confidence motion against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Israel: Defence Minister resigns over Gaza ceasefire INT Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday and called for early elections after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal. US President Donald Trump says he is grateful for his friendship with PM Narendra Modi INT US President Donald Trump says he is grateful for his friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. British, EU negotiators reach agreement on terms of Brexit deal INT British and EU negotiators have reached an agreement on the terms of a Brexit deal on a "technical level". Coalition air strikes killed 28 in eastern Syria INT In Syria, air strikes by the US-led coalition have killed 28 people in an eastern holdout of the Islamic State group on the Iraqi border. Sri Lankan court stays President’s order dissolving Parliament; House convened today INT Sri Lanka's parliament has been convened today following Supreme Court decision to stay President’s Gazette for dissolution of parliament and holding of early elections. Brexit: UK says it has reached draft agreement with European Union INT British and EU negotiators have reached a framework Brexit agreement that will be examined by the UK cabinet at an emergency meeting tomorrow. US State Department declares Jawad Nasrallah as global terrorist INT The US State Department has declared Jawad Nasrallah, the son of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, as a global terrorist as it steps up pressure on the Lebanese militia group. Palestinian militant groups announce ceasefire with Israel after worst escalation in years INT Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel today after a severe escalation of violence threatened to descend into full-blown war. All school kidnapping captives freed, says Cameroon leader INT In Cameroon, all students and staff abducted more than a week ago from a school in restive North West region have been freed. Dubai ruler orders emergency airlift to help Jordan flood victims INT Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE has ordered the airlift of humanitarian aid to Jordan to help the people affected by the floods. UAE to participate in Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit for 2nd consecutive year INT UAE will participate in the 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit', as a partner country for the second consecutive year. The Summit is scheduled from 18th to 20th January, 2019. UN urges Bangladesh to halt Rohingya repatriation plan INT UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has urged Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. Amnesty International revokes highest honour given to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi INT Amnesty International revoked the Ambassador of Conscience Award given to Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Dassault CEO rejects allegations by Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal INT Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier has rejected allegations made by Congress president Rahul Gandhi that he had lied about the details of the Dassault-Reliance Joint Venture for offset contracts in the Rafale deal. Brexit deal almost within touching distance, says UK INT UK Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington, a close ally of Prime Minister Theresa May, has said that Britain and the European Union are almost within touching distance of a Brexit deal. RCEP Inter-Sessional Ministerial Meeting concludes INT The two-day RCEP Inter-Sessional Ministerial Meeting concluded in Singapore on Tuesday. American comic book writer Stan Lee dies at 95 INT American comic book writer and former chief of Marvel Comics Stan Lee has died in Los Angeles. US: California wildfires claim 42 lives; become deadliest in state’s history INT In the United States, the inferno that ravaged the wooded town of Paradise has become the deadliest wildfire in California state’s history. US Prez urges Saudi Arabia, OPEC not to cut oil production INT US President Donald Trump has urged Saudi Arabia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) not to cut their oil production. 17th AEC Council Meeting held in Singapore INT The 17th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting was held in Singapore yesterday as part of the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summit Meetings. Palestinian militants strike Israel with rockets, drawing Israeli retaliation INT Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells today while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip . Dharmendra Pradhan discusses prevailing global oil market with Saudi Energy Minister at sidelines of ADIPEC 2018 INT Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today discussed the prevailing global oil market with the Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih at the sidelines of ADIPEC 2018. Ethiopia arrests 63 arrested of rights abuses, corruption INT In Ethiopia 63 senior military and intelligence officers have been arrested for alleged corruption and human-rights abuses. 8 killed, 6 injured in suicide attack in Kabul INT At least eight people have been killed and six others injured in a suicide attack near a police checkpoint in Kabul. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih asks to cut global oil output INT Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih has asked Oil producing countries to cut output by one million barrels per day to re-balance the market,following a drop in crude prices. US President Trump discusses various issues in France INT The White House has said US President Donald Trump discussed a host of issues including Syria, trade, the situation in Saudi Arabia, sanctions, Afghanistan, China and North Korea during his meetings with the world leaders in France. Singapore FinTech Festival begins today INT The Singapore FinTech Festival, one of the biggest of its kind in the world began today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address in the Fintech Conference, which is a part of the fest, on Wednesday. India and Morocco sign agreement on mutual legal assistance INT India and Morocco have signed an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Yemen: 149 People including civilians killed in Hodeida INT At least 149 people including civilians were killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida. medics and military sources said Monday. Russia reacting calmly to military drills conducted by NATO: Putin INT Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is reacting calmly to the recent large-scale military drills conducted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and wishes to continue dialogue on this matter. Nigeria: 2 Top Boko Haram commanders killed in military offensive INT In Nigeria, two top Boko Haram commanders were killed yesterday in a military offensive in northeastern Borno state. Six people killed during Israeli operation in Gaza strip INT Six people including a local Hamas commander have been killed during an Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian officials say the clashes took place east of Khan Younis, in the south of the territory. VP Naidu represents India at WWI centenary commemoration in Paris INT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is on a three-day visit to Paris, represented India at the Armistice of World War I centenary commemoration in Paris yesterday. California wildfires: Fear of further damage and huge fires INT In the US, California firefighters face a possible further spread of several huge fires and more damage as winds strengthen. A lull on Saturday allowed some containment of the blazes, in the north and south of the state, but officials warned residents to stay away as they could again spread very rap To dissolve parliament was to prevent unrest, says Sri Lankan President Sirisena INT Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has said trading of MPs, lack of majority for any side in Parliament and speaker’s actions led to his decision to dissolve parliament. 2-day annual meeting of WEF Global Future Councils begins in Dubai INT In the UAE, the two day annual meeting of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Councils began in Dubai on Sunday. 16 killed in Taliban attack on army base in Afghanistan INT In Afghanistan, sixteen people, including 12 security personnel, have been killed in a Taliban attack on an army base. 33rd ASEAN summit begins in Singapore INT The 33rd edition of the ASEAN Summit began in Singapore today. Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong is the Chairman of the Summit, which will continue till 15th November along with other related summits like East Asia Summit (EAS), Regional Comprehensive Economic Summit, (RCEP) and ASEAN plus Death toll in wildfires raging through California rises to 25 INT The death toll in the wildfires raging through California has risen to 25. Sri Lanka: Political realignment starts taking place among political parties INT In Sri Lanka, political realignment has started taking place among political parties to face the elections. Yemen: At least 61 combatants killed in clashes in Hodieda INT In Yemen, at least 61 combatants have been killed in clashes in Hodeida. Medical sources reported that 43 Huthi rebels and nine loyalists were killed in clashes over the past 24 hours. More than 200 people died in latest outbreak of Ebola in Congo INT In the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 200 people have now died in the latest outbreak of Ebola. UN Chief Antonio Guterres expresses concern over Sri Lankan Political crisis INT UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament. World leaders to mark centenary of 1918 Armistice in Paris INT World leaders gathered in Paris will lead global commemorations today to mark 100 years since the end of World War one. California wildfires: Death toll rises to 23 INT The death toll from the most destructive fire to hit California has risen to 23 as rescue workers recovered more bodies of people killed by the devastating blaze.