Top news of the day: BJP delays staking claim in Maharashtra as Shiv Sena sticks to its stand, Centre sounds high alert ahead of Ayodhya verdict, and more

Rapid Action Force and Uttar Pradesh Police personnel patrol a street in Ayodhya on November 6, 2019.

Rapid Action Force and Uttar Pradesh Police personnel patrol a street in Ayodhya on November 6, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AFP


The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Don’t want to break alliance, but BJP should keep its word: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut says there is no change in the party’s stand on government formation. | BJP against forming minority govt. in Maharashtra: Mungantiwar

Centre dispatches 4,000 armed personnel to Ayodhya

The Ministry of Home Affairs also sent an advisory to all the States to maintain “law and order” as the Ayodhya verdict is set to be announced in few days. | Railway police issues advisory, cancels leaves of its personnel

Sidhu given political clearance to visit Kartarpur inauguration ceremony

Mr. Sidhu had sought permission of the External Affairs Ministry to attend the event following an invitation by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Centre clears Justice Kureshi appointment as Chief Justice of Tripura High Court

Supreme Court Collegium initially recommended his name as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

India should allow U.N. observers to assess Kashmir situation: Finland Foreign Minister

India should allow U.N. observers and diplomatic missions to visit Kashmir, says Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto. In an interview to The Hindu Mr. Haavisto rejected last week’s MEP visit to Kashmir for not being representational enough, and also spoke about the difficulties in restarting India-EU talks.

Pune court reserves ruling on Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea

Additional Sessions court judge S.R. Navandar heard the advance bail application of Gautam Navlakha, accused of having Maoist links, and reserved his judgment for November 12.

Lawyers of Delhi district courts continue to abstain from work, litigants offered flowers

“We have also arranged for lunch for around 1,000 people including lawyers and clients. We are protesting peacefully. The private guards of the Bar are taking care of the security today,” said advocate D.S. Kasana, General Secretary of Coordination Committee of All District Courts Bar Associations

Kerala govt. to provide free Internet to over 20 lakh BPL families

It will provide free high speed Internet connection for the poor. | Data: Where does Kerala’s Internet access stand compared to other States?

Our map is accurate, MEA says on Kalapani dispute with Nepal

Nepal formally protested over the issue on November 6.

Trade war: China says it has agreed with U.S. to cancel tariffs in phases

Tariff cancellation was an important condition for any agreement, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said, adding that both must simultaneously cancel some tariffs on each other’s goods to reach a “phase one” trade deal.

IRDAI tells Reliance Health Insurance to stop selling new policies

The regulator said it would like to assure RHICL policyholders that “all their interests have been adequately protected and all genuine claims will continue to be duly honoured.”

Day-night test | Anand-Carlsen duo on Ganguly’s wishlist to ring Eden bell

According to CAB sources, Viswanathan Anand has already accepted the invitation and they are now awaiting a nod from Magnus Carlsen.

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