Parliament's winter session will begin while Justice SA Bobde will be sworn-in as Chief Justice of India today. Here's a look at these and all other big stories of Monday, November 18.
Parliament May Witness Heated Debates On Citizenship Bill, Economic Slowdown
Amid uncertainties in Maharashtra, Parliament's Winter Session starting on Monday is expected to witness much heat as the Opposition looks to corner the Union government over issues like economic slowdown and situation in Kashmir. The Modi government, however, seeks to push through the contentious Citizenship (amendment) Bill, a key part of the BJP's ideological agenda.
Justice Bobde To Take Oath As 47th Chief Justice Of India Today
Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde will be sworn-in as the 47th Chief Justice of India on Monday. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office of Chief Justice of India to Justice Bobde at 9.30 a.m, a statement reported. Justice Bobde, the second senior-most judge of the apex court was recommended by Outgoing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor on October 18. Justice Bobde will serve as CJI for around 18 months and retire on April 23, 2021.
JNUSU Protest March To Parliament Today
Protesting against hostel fee hike and other issues affecting higher education, the Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU) has appealed to students of other universities to join its march to Parliament on Monday. The students' union will be marching from the JNU towards Parliament on Monday, when the winter session will begin. It also appealed to students outside Delhi to organise agitations on November 18 to mark a National Day of Protest, "to safeguard education as a right, and oppose its transformation into a commodity". The police said they have made adequate security arrangements along the route of the march.
Congress MLA Tanveer Sait Attacked By Sharp Weapon At Mysore Event
Congress MLA Tanveer Sait was attacked by a youth using a sharp object during while attending a wedding ceremony in Mysore. Sait sustained injuries on neck. According to reports, the MLA was immediately rushed to a private hospital where he underwent a surgery. The attacker - a 24-year-old young man named Farhan - has been arrested.
Ayodhya Verdict: AIMPLB To File Review Petition Against Supreme Court Judgment
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday said that it has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court over Ayodhya verdict. The decision came after a meeting of AIMPLB to deliberate on whether or not to seek a review of the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit. In a unanimous verdict last week, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
ATP Finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas Defeats Dominic Thiem To Lift Title In London
Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player since John McEnroe 41 years ago to win the ATP Finals on his tournament debut on Sunday. The 21-year-old Greek beat Dominic Thiem 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) in two-and-a-half hours at the O2 Arena in London to lift the year-ending title. Tsitsipas also became the youngest winner of the tournament since Lleyton Hewitt, aged 20, won it in 2001.