Top news of the day: Supreme Court clears ArcelorMittal’s India foray; NCP clears Shiv Sena’s path to Maharashtra Chief Minister post, and more

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thacleray meets farmers at Karad in Maharashtra on November 15, 2019. Photo: Twitter/@ShivSena

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thacleray meets farmers at Karad in Maharashtra on November 15, 2019. Photo: Twitter/@ShivSena  


The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Supreme Court paves the way for ArcelorMittal to enter India after two years of legal battle

While approving the ArcelorMittal resolution plan of ₹42,000 crore for Essar Steel, the apex court ruled that operational creditors can’t be treated at par with financial creditors.

Maharashtra CM post will go to Shiv Sena, says NCP

“The Chief Minister will be from the Shiv Sena. It walked away from the Mahayuti on the issue of the Chief Minister’s post. It is our responsibility to respect its sentiment,” NCP leader Nawab Malik said. | No mid-term polls; Sena-NCP-Congress government will last 5 years, says Sharad Pawar

No special protection for ‘women activists’ at Sabarimala, says Kerala Minister

Sabarimala no place for people with vested interest to display their activism, says Kerala Devaswom Board Minister Kadakampally Surendran.

School booklet in Odisha claims Mahatma Gandhi died due to ‘accidental reasons’

Congress wants Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s resignation; State School and Mass Education Department orders probe.

CBI searches Amnesty’s Bengaluru premises

The move came months after ED served a show-cause notice on Amnesty International India for alleged violation of the FEMA involving ₹51.72 crore.

Delhi air pollution: Supreme Court summons Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana, U.P., Delhi

The apex court questioned the Delhi government over granting exemptions, including to 2-and-3 wheelers, during its odd-even scheme and said that pollution level in Delhi is increasing in spite of the vehicle rotation scheme being in force.

China objects to Rajnath Singh’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

China has objected to the visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Arunachal Pradesh, saying the Chinese government never acknowledged the “so-called” northeast Indian state, which it claims to be a part of South Tibet.

Mehbooba Mufti shifted to government house in Srinagar

The move was necessitated as the approaching winters and frequent power cuts made it difficult to stay in a tourist hut located at the foothills of Zaberwan range, which was converted into a jail after she was detained on August 5. | Situation in J&K getting normal, detained leaders will be released but no time-frame: Home Ministry to parliamentary panel

Student death: IIT-Madras says it stands by its faculty, staff

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras said it was “deeply saddened and extremely perturbed by the unfortunate and untimely demise of our student, Ms. Fathima Lathief, and the events that unfolded thereafter”, and appealed to the media to desist from coming to conclusions till the enquiry is completed.

Bird deaths near Jaipur due to botulism, says preliminary report

A 70-member disaster management team is at Sambhar Lake.

Sri Lanka to elect new President

The election will see a close contest between former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa. Anura Kumara Dissanayake from the National People’s Power (NPP) coalition is also a strong candidate.

India vs Bangladesh | Mayank Agarwal smashes 243 to deflate Bangladesh on day 2

Agarwal’s second Test double-hundred, formed the cornerstone of India’s 493 for 6, which gave the home side a sizeable lead of 343 runs.

Syed Musthaq Ali Trophy: Meghalaya stuns Mumbai by 6 wickets

This is Mumbai’s first loss in the tournament and the result is also seen as a huge upset in cricketing circles.

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