The 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, will sit in chamber and deliberate over the verdict in Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya case on Thursday. The Supreme Court on Wednesday concluded hearing in the politically sensitive case and reserved the judgment. The bench heard for 40 days the arguments of the Hindu and the Muslim sides. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will seek judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case. The ED had arrested him after interrogation in Tihar jail on Wednesday where he has been lodged since September 5. The judicial custody of Chidambaram in the INX Media Case being investigated by CBI is ending on October 17. Meanwhile, the election campaigning for Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections will continue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address rallies in Pune, Satara and Worli in Maharashtra today.
Live updates of top stories of today, October 17:
The Congregation of Oriental Churches in the Vatican has rejected appeal of Sister Lucy Kalappura against her dismissal from Franciscan Clarist Congregation. She is one of the nuns who had participated in the protest against rape accused Franco Mulakkal.
PM: A Congress leader had said,this decision will destroy the country,it's been 3 months,has the country been destroyed? Another Congress leader said that we've lost Kashmir by abrogating Art370,have we lost Kashmir?If you want to go to Kashmir let me know, I'll make arrangements.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parli, Maharashtra: A Congress leader had said that had there been Hindus in Kashmir, BJP Government would have never taken this decision (abrogation of Article 370). Do you see 'Hindu-Muslim' in the unity & integrity of the country?
Andhra Police Seize 280 kg of cannabis
Andhra Pradesh: Police seized 280 kg 'ganja' (cannabis) from two different vehicles & detained 13 people in two different cases, in Gannavaram, Krishna District today.
Does Congress want to internationalise Kashmir issue? Asks Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Haryana: Jammu & Kashmir is an internal matter of India. I want to ask the Congress party, do they want to internationalise the Kashmir issue?
Maharashtra: A delegation of 15 depositors of Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank will meet former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in Mumbai, today, to discuss their grievances and request his intervention in the matter.
West Bengal: Rescue operation by National Disaster Response Force underway for 3 people who got trapped in a coal mine in Asansol's Kulti area on October 13; The incident occurred when 4 people tried to dig the mine illegally, of which 3 got trapped in it.
West Bengal: Rescue operation by National Disaster Response Force underway for 3 people who got trapped in a coal mine in Asansol's Kulti area on October 13; The incident occurred when 4 people tried to dig the mine illegally, of which 3 got trapped in it. pic.twitter.com/mscddS0Bgf
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Rebel Shiv Sena leader Vishal Dhanawade along with around 300 party workers resigned from the party, yesterday. Dhanawade is contesting as an independent candidate from Pune's Kasba Peth constituency after he was denied a ticket by Shiv Sena.
PMC Case: Thomas Sent To Judicial Custody, Police Remand For Arora
Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank case: A Mumbai court on Thursday sent Joy Thomas, former Managing Director of PMC Bank, to judicial custody for 14 days. The court also sent former Director Surjit Singh Arora to police remand till 22nd October. Thomas and Arora were produced in Mumbai's Esplanade court on Thursday.
Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank case: Former Managing Director of PMC Bank, Joy Thomas and former Director S Surjit Singh Arora brought to Mumbai's Esplanade court.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish over the death of 35 people in a bus accident in Saudi Arabia.
"Anguished by the news of a bus crash near Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. Praying for a quick recovery of the injured," the prime minister tweeted.
Azam Khan-Jaya Prada Face-Off
Rampur: SP leader Azam Khan and BJP's Jaya Prada will campaign for their respective party candidates in the bypoll today. Azam Khan will lead a bicycle rally in support of his wife, who is the SP candidate. Jaya Prada, who was once considered close to Khan but later challenged him in the lok sabha election, will campaign in support of BJP's Bharat Bhushan.
Mumbai: Case Registered For Theft Of Groundwater
Mumbai: Azad Maidan police has registered FIR under sections 379 and 34 of Indian Penal Code against six persons for theft of groundwater valued around Rs 73.18 Crores over a period of 11 years.
President Ram Nath Kovind and wife Savita Kovind have embarked on a seven-day visit to the Philippines and Japan.
Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind embark on a 7-day visit to the Philippines and Japan. pic.twitter.com/M7FTrnprrL
— ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2019
The petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged for the second straight day on Thursday.