Top news of the day: Muslim parties to seek review of Ayodhya verdict, Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected Sri Lanka President, and more

All India Muslim Personal Law Board member and Hyderbad MP Asaduddin Owaisi leaves after the meeting of the board’s working committee in Lucknow on November 17, 2019.

All India Muslim Personal Law Board member and Hyderbad MP Asaduddin Owaisi leaves after the meeting of the board’s working committee in Lucknow on November 17, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI


The major news headlines of the day, and more.

AIMPLB to seek review of Ayodhya verdict

Declines to accept grant of land as it “will not in any manner heal the wounds”. | Main litigant Iqbal Ansari against seeking review | Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind to file review petition | Ram Naam Bank announces ‘bonus’ for account holders | Sacred games — Supreme Court verdict breathes fresh life into Ayodhya

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lankan presidential election

Mr. Rajapaksa secured 52.25% votes while his rival Sajith Premadasa received 41.99%, according to official results. Mr. Premadasa conceded even before the official results were announced by the Elections Secretariat. | Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Controversial ‘war hero’ who ended Sri Lanka’s 3-decade-long bloody civil conflict

All-party meeting: Opposition raises Farooq Abdullah’s detention ahead of Parliament’s winter session

At the government-convened meeting, the Opposition demanded that the issues of economic slowdown, job loss and farm distress must be discussed during the session. | Govt set to push Citizenship Bill | Lok Jan Shakti party stresses need for an NDA convener for better coordination

Rajnath Singh holds talks with U.S. Defence Secretary with focus on Indo-Pacific

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus), a platform comprising ASEAN and its eight dialogue partners including India, officials said.

Soldier killed, two more injured in explosion near LoC in J&K’s Akhnoor

The explosion took place when an Army team was patrolling the Pallanwalla area, they added.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires as CJI

Justice Gogoi’s tenure as CJI was not free of controversy as he faced allegations of sexual harassment, of which he was cleared. However, he is more likely to be remembered for the Ayodhya verdict.

India Post releases special cover on Gandhi’s Young India

The special cover was released at an ongoing philatelic exhibition in Kolkata.

Hong Kong protesters shoot arrows, hurl petrol bombs in campus clash

Police countered with dyed jets of liquid from water cannon after several protesters were seen firing bows from rooftops at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University amid some of the most dramatic scenes in over five months of protests.

Confederation of All India Traders asks government to implement minimum selling price

“Under the circumstances and visualising it as a price war, we suggest that it is the high time when Government must step in and enforce the fundamental of ‘Minimum Operating Price’ (MOP) which is the price consisting of landing price, operational cost and reasonable profit margin and below the MOP no product should be sold in the market,” the traders body said in a letter to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy | Tamil Nadu trounces Vidarbha, emerges group topper

Three teams — Rajasthan, Vidarbha and Kerala — finished with 16 points.

My focus is on scoring runs, rest depend on selectors: Prithvi Shaw on India comeback

Shaw was banned from all forms of cricket by the BCCI for a period of eight months in July after failing a dope test during the Mushtaq Ali Trophy in March and his ban ended on November 15.

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