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PB’s twisty take on the top five headlines of the day.
1. Pakistan opposes India’s bid for permanent UNSC membership
India had said at the meeting that the problem lies in the “imbalance of influence” within the Security Council between the permanent and non-permanent members and expanding members only in the non-permanent?category is not going to solve the problem.
2. PM Narendra Modi Bans Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000 Notes In War On Black Money
Remember Chandra Babu Naidu has written to PM a few weeks ago calling for the ban of 500 & 1000 notes. Later he has declared the income of all his family members in which he carefully mentioned around 20 crores as the asset value of his grand son who is 2 years old!
Like this all the inner coterie of top leaders have moved there own cash into safe assets before declaring this step. Poor people who’re paid day-to-day and who may not be up to date on the latest developments may be hit hard.
3. 3 diplomats leave for Delhi, Pak summons Indian envoy to protest LoC firing
Islamabad’s move to release the name and photographs of the officials came within days of India ordering out a Delhi-based Pakistani diplomat for running a suspected spy ring. The situation becomes complex by the day and extraction seems to be the only option.
4. Blast kills child, injures 32 Indian peacekeepers in east Congo: UN Mission
Attacks with explosive devices are extremely rare in Congo and it was not immediately clear who might have been responsible. The blast hit the peacekeepers while they were out on a morning run in the city of Goma.
5. 2016 Presidential Election: The latest developments
After that it is largely a nervous waiting game for the rivals, who have spent several bitter months at each other’s throats. Clinton has enjoyed a bounce in her poll standing in recent days and leads her rival by 3.3 points nationally in the rolling Real Clear Politics poll average.