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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all the 18 petitions seeking review of its November 9 Ayodhya land dispute verdict, all but casting in stone its 1,045-page judgement awarding the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site for a Ram Temple and five acres at an alternative location to the Sunni Wakf Board for construction of a mosque.
Two youths were killed and nine others injured in police firing on protesters defying the indefinite curfew and Army presence in Guwahati on Thursday to rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill across the city, including at a playground opposite the high court that saw a gathering running into thousands.
Industrial output contracted for the third successive month in October, dragged down by a sluggish manufacturing sector, while retail inflation soared to a near three-and-a-half year high in November on the back of double-digit food inflation, largely led by vegetable prices.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, turning it into an Act. According to an official notification, the Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday.
Suspension of mobile Internet services was extended for another 48 hours on Thursday in 10 districts of Assam due to protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
Operations at Delhi airport on Thursday were suspended for a brief period and 17 flights were diverted as heavy rains lashed the national capital, according to an official.
A day after PSLV, in its 50th flight, successfully placed RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites in orbits, Isro released a video with clips captured from the cameras onboard the launch vehicle. The video, edited to 1.58-minute duration, begins with the final countdown followed by clips of PSLV-C48 lifting off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
A day after opposition members raised the issue of lotus being printed on new passports, MEA on Thursday said it was part of the enhanced security features to identify fake passports and involves using other national symbols as well on rotation. These features have been introduced as part of the International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines, MEA said.
Portfolios in the Maharashtra government were announced on Thursday, with Shiv Sena getting the important home ministry. NCP has got finance, housing, public health, co-operation ministries, said a release from the chief minister's office. The Congress, 3rd partner in the coalition, got revenue, energy, education, PWD, textiles, women and child welfare ministries.
Assam, the hotbed of anti-CAB protests, was on edge on Thursday as thousands of angry protesters came out on streets defying curfew, thumbing their nose at Army contingents staging flag marches, and clashing with police across cities.
Assam continued to be in flames on Thursday as anti-Citizenship Amendment Bill protesters set ablaze the house of an MLA, torched vehicles and burnt down the circle office as the government removed two key police officers, including the Guwahati police commissioner Deepak Kumar. Munna Prasad Gupta was appointed the new Guwahati police chief.
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all the petitions seeking review of its November 9 verdict in Ayodhya land dispute case. The SC, which took these review pleas for consideration in-chamber, rejected them after finding no merits. The top court considered the review pleas of only those who were parties to the 4 lawsuits filed initially in the vexatious dispute.
The Tihar Jail in Delhi has asked Uttar Pradesh to provide two hangmen on short notice, amid reports that four men convicted in the Nirbhaya rape-and-murder case may be executed soon.
Bangladesh foreign minister A K Abdul Momen has cancelled his 3-day visit to India beginning on Thursday over the situation arising out of the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, diplomatic sources said. According to an earlier advisory issued by the ministry of external affairs, Momen was scheduled to arrive in Delhi at 5:20 pm on Thursday.
Thousands of people defied curfew in Guwahati on Thursday and took to the streets, prompting police to open fire, even as protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill intensified in Assam.
Hafiz Saeed's indictment comes amidst growing pressure on Pakistan to rein-in terror groups and bring to justice terror group leaders. The indictment comes less than a week after Islamabad submitted a report to the FATF, which, in October, had kept the country on the Grey List, asking that it take more concrete steps to avoid being put on the Black List.
The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed a three-member inquiry commission headed by former SC judge V S Sirpurkar to conduct probe into alleged encounter killing of four gang-rape accused in Hyderabad.
India captain Virat Kohli said the best aspect of the series-clinching win over West Indies in the third and final T20 International here was that his team finally managed to post a big score while batting first.
The people defied curfew in Guwahati on Thursday morning to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as the situation remained tense throughout Assam, with the Army conducting flag march in the city.