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Top news of the day: Supreme Court finds no 'commercial favouritism' in Rafale deal, Rahul Gandhi picks Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan CM, and more

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant dives to catch a wayward ball during the first day of the second cricket test against Australia in Perth on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant dives to catch a wayward ball during the first day of the second cricket test against Australia in Perth on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AP

Here are the important news stories of the day

Rafale case: SC refuses to intervene in jets procurement

Court holds that there is no substance to the allegation that the government showed any "commercial favouritism" as the choice of IOP is not in government's realm.

Ashok Gehlot to be Rajasthan Chief Minister, Sachin Pilot Deputy CM

After hectic discussions, the Congress on Friday announced that senior leader Ashok Gehlot will be the chief minister of Rajasthan and the other aspirant, Sachin Pilot, his deputy.

IB and RAW chiefs get six months extension

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved six-month extension in service of Intelligence Bureau Director Rajiv Jain and Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) Secretary A.K Dhasmana

Anil Ambani welcomes SC judgment on Rafale

Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani on Friday welcomed Supreme Court judgment on Rafale deal, as the apex court dismissed all petitions seeking probe into the deal.

SC dismisses curative petition challenging Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Spl CBI Director

The Supreme Court has dismissed a curative petition seeking to re-examine its verdict upholding the appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as special director of CBI.

K. Chandrashekar Rao names son K.T. Rama Rao as Telangana Rashtra Samithi working president

irm on playing a key role in the national politics, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)president and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) appointed his son and Sircilla MLA K.T.Rama Rao (KTR) as the party’s working president.

India bounce back but Australia still on top in Perth Test

ndia recovered from a patchy start to reduce Australia to 277 for six on the opening day of the second Test but the hosts still walked out with advantage considering the bowler-friendly conditions, here on Friday. A 112-run opening stand between Marcus Harris (70) and Aaron Finch

Install Sita’s statue alongside Lord Ram’s in Ayodhya: Congress leader Karan Singh

Veteran Congress leader Karan Singh has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to give Sita her “rightful place in Ayodhya” and install her statue alongside the proposed grand statue of Lord Ram.

Badminton player Saina Nehwal ties the knot with Parupalli Kashyap

Ace badminton player and former world No. 1 Saina Nehwal married fellow badminton player and Arjuna awardee Parupalli Kashyap on Friday in Hyderabad.

Swiggy, Zomato, others delist 10,500 restaurants for not having licence

As many as 10,500 restaurants have been delisted by e-commerce firms like Zomato and Swiggy for not having licence or registration under the food safety law, Parliament was told on Friday.

Author Amitav Ghosh honoured with 54th Jnanpith award

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with this year’s Jnanpith Award, a literary award given to an author for “outstanding contribution towards literature”, Bharatiya Jnanpith announced Friday.

Former Tamil Nadu Transport Minister Senthil Balaji quits AMMK, joins DMK

Ending days of speculation, V Senthil Balaji, former Transport Minister and key functionary of the TTV Dhinakaran-led Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam, on Friday joined the opposition DMK in the presence of party president M.K. Stalin and other senior leaders.

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