Top news of the day: Ajit Pawar says backing BJP was no revolt; Nirmala Sitharaman says there is no recession, and more

NCP leader Supriya Sule greets Ajit Pawar at the entrance of the Vidhan Bhavan as newly-elected MLAs arrive to take oath of membership on November 27, 2019. Photo: Special Arrangement  

Supporting BJP-led government was no revolt, says Ajit Pawar

“It was not a revolt. I was the leader of NCP. Did NCP remove me? Did you read (about my removal from NCP) somewhere,” Mr. Ajit Pawar asked. | Maharashtra politics live

Growth may have slowed but there is no recession, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Replying to a discussion on the economic situation in the country in the Rajya Sabha, she says inflation was lower and growth higher under the Modi government. “Economic growth may have slowed but there is no recession, there can be no recession,” she said. Parliament proceedings live

Supreme Court reserves pleas challenging J&K retrictions

A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court, led by Justice N.V. Ramana, on Wednesday reserved the petitions filed by Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin against the restrictions on movement, communications and press freedom in Jammu and Kashmir.

Cartosat-3, 13 other nano satellites put into orbit by PSLV C-47

The Cartosat-3 is a high resolution imaging satellite that will be used for addressing uses for largescale urban planning, infrastructure development, coastal land use, land cover among others.

INX Media case: Delhi court extends Chidambaram’s judicial custody till December 11

Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar passed the order after the ED sought extension of Chidambaram’s judicial custody by 14 days saying probe in the case is on. The counsel for the 74-year old senior Congress leader did not oppose ED’s plea.

Deve Gowda hints at political changes in Karnataka after bypolls

Speaking to media persons in Mysuru before leaving for campaigning at Hunsur, he said it was unthinkable that the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress would cobble up a coalition and hence anything was possible in future.

Australian PM to return three National Gallery idols stolen from India

Two door guardians from Tamil Nadu and one serpent king from Rajasthan/Madhya Pradesh, purchased from idol smuggler Subash Kapoor, will be returned during Scott Morrison’s visit in January 2020.

Amnesty says Foreigners’ Tribunals created havoc in Assam for last 15 years

Amnesty’s India head Aakar Patel alleges that FTs were often dismissive, used derogatory language, controlled their own procedures and applied them in arbitrary ways.

Bangladesh sentences seven Islamic militants to death for 2016 cafe attack

More than 20 people, including an Indian girl, were killed in the brutal late-night attack after the attackers took diners and restaurant staff hostage.

How to get FASTag ahead of the December 1 deadline

A 'My FASTag' app is also available for customers to buy the tags online.

Sri Lankan spin king Muttiah Muralitharan offered governor’s post for Northern Province

The 47-year-old ace spinner, the record holder for highest wickets in Test cricket (800), is among the three new governors tipped to be appointed by Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who registered a thumping victory in the November 16 presidential election.

Pakistani cricketers take their Indian cabbie to dinner after he refuses fare

Spinner Yasir Shah recollects the story behind the viral photo of an Indian-origin taxi driver sharing a meal with Pakistani cricketers.

Twitter to remove dormant accounts, free up usernames: Report

Twitter users who have not logged in for six months or more will receive the email alert from the company.

Tamil actor-director Bhagyaraj on sexual assault: ‘You can’t only blame boys; women create the opportunity’

Kollywood actor-director faces criticism after his speech against victims of rape and sexual assault at the audio launch of movie Karuthukalai Pathivu Sei.

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