Top news of the day: SC to fix date for Ayodhya title suit hearing in January, Indonesian plane with 189 on board crashes, and more

SC Bench to fix in January date for hearing Ayodhya title suit appeals

A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, on Monday posted the Ayodhya title suit appeals in January before an appropriate Bench to fix a date for hearing the case.

A Lion Air plane carrying 189 people crashed into the sea in Indonesian

A Lion Air plane carrying 189 people crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday in a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S.

Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Minister, arrested over fatal shooting amid political crisis

Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Minister and former cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested on Monday for the first violent incident amidst the on-going political crisis in the country that killed one person, police said.

Ayodhya: we want law to buld temple, can’t wait eternally for court verdict, says VHP

The Supreme Court’s decision to postpone till January the issue of fixing a bench to hear the title suits in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case has resulted in a demand from the Sangh Parivar that an ordinance for the construction of a Ram Temple be brought in by the Union government.

HC directs CBI to maintain status quo on proceedings against Rakesh Asthana till Nov 1

The Delhi High Court on Monday ordered the CBI to maintain status quo on proceedings against its Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was sent on leave by the government, till November 1.

Angela Merkel to step down as Chancellor after 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she would step down at the end of her term in 2021 after a series of political crises and regional vote debacles rocked her fragile coalition.

#MeToo: Chennai sabhas constitute ICC against sexual harassment of performing artistes

The Federation of City Sabhas has constituted an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to receive complaints of sexual harassment from any performing artiste in the field of music, dance or drama. Complaints could also be given to ICC regarding any other person involved in the field of performing arts which shall be dealt according to the law.

Arjuna Awardee boxer sells kulfis to repay debt

Dinesh Kumar, an international boxer and Arjuna Awardee with several medals on his shelves, is selling kulfis on the streets of Haryana’s Bhiwani.

States of poverty: an exploration of the Multidimensional Poverty Index

While overall poverty in India has come down in 2016 compared to 2006, the progress has been uneven among States and communities. A look at the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), calculated by Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative and UNDP reveal the variations.


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