Top news of the day: Supreme Court allots disputed Ayodhya site for Ram temple; Kartarpur Corridor inaugurated, and more

Mahant Dharam Das of the Nirwani Akhara along with advocates flashes the victory sign as he comes out of the Supreme Court on November 9, 2019 after the verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute case.

Mahant Dharam Das of the Nirwani Akhara along with advocates flashes the victory sign as he comes out of the Supreme Court on November 9, 2019 after the verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute case.   | Photo Credit: PTI


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Ayodhya verdict | Temple at disputed site, alternative land for mosque, says Supreme Court

In a unanimous judgment, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi asked the Centre, which had acquired the entire 67.73 acres of land including the 2.77 acre of the disputed Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid premises in 1993, to formulate a scheme within three months and set up a trust to manage the property and construct a temple. | Reactions | Video | Highlights of the verdict | I&B Ministry issues advisory to news channels

Ayodhya verdict | Don’t tamper with other places of worship, says apex court

The Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India delves deep into Parliament’s objective in enacting the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act of 1991. The Act prohibits the conversion of religious places of worship as it existed at the time of Independence.

Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya has brought a new dawn for us, says Narendra Modi

“SC heard everyone, with great patience, and to everyone’s satisfaction the verdict was unanimous,” says Mr. Modi. | ‘Ram bhakti or Rahim bhakti, strengthen the spirit of Rashtra bhakti’

I stand vindicated, feel deeply blessed, says L.K. Advani

“I stand vindicated, and feel deeply blessed, that the Supreme Court has given its unanimous verdict paving the way for the construction of a magnificent temple for Lord Ram at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya,” he added.

We respect verdict, welcome temple, says Congress

A unanimous resolution adopted by Congress Working Committee (CWC) said: “We appeal to all parties concerned and all communities to abide by the secular values and spirit of fraternity enshrined in the Constitution and to maintain peace and harmony”.

CPI (M) calls for expediting case on Babri Masjid demolition

The party said the Ayodhya verdict should not be seen as a victory or defeat of any community.

Ayodhya verdict: UP Sunni Waqf Board not to go in for review

“We will not go in any review of the SC verdict or file any curative petition.” | Supreme Court is not infallible: Owaisi | ASI reports cited in Ayodhya verdict to be made public: Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel

Ayodhya verdict: Supreme Court observation akin to Liberhan Commission finding on ‘calculated’ demolition

“The Muslims have been wrongly deprived of a mosque which had been constructed well over 450 years ago,” a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi noted in its judgement.

Imran Khan inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor, welcomes first batch of pilgrims

The historic inauguration of the corridor comes in the midst of frayed ties between India and Pakistan following New Delhi’s decision in August to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcate the State into two Union Territories.

With no new govt. in sight, Maharashtra Assembly to be in ‘suspended animation’

There is no specified period for which Assembly can be put in suspended animation.

Sonia Gandhi thanks SPG for its service, terms it ‘outstanding’ force

In a letter to SPG Director Arun Kumar Sinha, Ms. Gandhi expressed her deep appreciation and gratitude to the force for protecting her and her family with “dedication, discretion and personal care”.

Bangladesh on alert as cyclone approaches Bay of Bengal

Authorities in Bangladesh have put more than 50,000 volunteers on standby. | Cyclone Bulbul to make a landfall in Sunderban delta

RBI moots dropping NEFT transaction charges

The RBI has also proposed that ‘FASTags’ may be enabled to pay for parking fee and transactions at fuel stations.

Please leave Rishabh Pant alone, says Rohit Sharma

Pant, whose shot selection has come under the scanner on several occasions, became the centre of unwanted attention due to his poor glovework in the second T20 against Bangladesh in Rajkot.

Mahmudullah had a hint of MS Dhoni in his captaincy, says Irfan Pathan

The Mahmudullah-led Bangladesh defeated India in the series opener last week to register its first-ever T20 win over the hosts.

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