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Express daily briefing: S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture; Review pending, scope widened in Sabarimala verdict; and more

From the Shiv Sena attending the first joint meeting with the Congress and the NCP to evolve a common minimum programme (CMP) to Supreme Court ruling on the Sabarimala case, here are top news on Friday morning.

Horoscope Today, November 15, 2019: Taurus, Aries, Leo, Libra, Cancer, Scorpio, Gemini and other signs – check astrological prediction

Horoscope Today, November 15, 2019: The Moon is a friendly planet for Taureans, prompting, as it does, the sort of delicate and lazy mood which you find so comfortable and reassuring. Aside from over-sensitivity there is little to disturb your equilibrium.

S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture: Not going to see change in Pakistan without holding feet to fire

S Jaishankar said the 1972 Shimla agreement resulted in a revanchist Islamabad and further problems in Jammu-Kashmir. "That it has taken us so long to link talks with Pakistan to cessation of terrorism speaks for itself," he said.

Sonia Gandhi at Nehru memorial lecture: Those in power today blind to truth

Jawaharlal Nehru's vision stood for four pillars -- democratic institution-building, staunch secularism, socialist economics and a non-aligned foreign policy -- and remain at the core of true India, she said.

Vodafone Idea posts massive Q2 loss at Rs 50,921 crore, highest-ever quarterly dip in India

This is the highest ever quarterly loss posted by any Indian company in recent memory.

Kailash Satyarthi urges PM Modi to amend Air Act 1981, develop 5-year plan to tackle pollution

"All of us, the policymakers, businesses, consumers, common people have to step up to take urgent and drastic steps to ensure that air, water and land remain clean and sustainable for the future," the Nobel laureate said.

Rushdie, Atwood among authors to urge PM Modi to review Aatish Taseer’s OCI card revocation

The letter says "We write to respectfully request that the Indian government review this decision, to ensure that Aatish Taseer has access to his childhood home and family, and that other writers are not similarly targeted."

‘No deal with India, will implement ICJ ruling as per Constitution’: Pakistan on Jadhav case

The remarks made by Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal come a day after Pakistan Army said that various legal options for review and reconsideration of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case were being considered.

S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture: ‘Who doesn’t want good neighbours, but holding feet to fire important’

Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture: Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Pakistan, Article 370, India's withdrawal from RCEP, and the need to challenge the status quo in an ever-changing global order.

Swami Vivekananda statue at JNU campus vandalised

JNU Students' Union representatives denied their involvement and said they would issue a statement soon. The varsity administration is yet to react on the vandalism.

Delhi air pollution: With schools shut on Children’s Day, students write letters to PM Modi

A student was quoted as saying in the letter, "At this point we need a strong directive from the government of India and the governments of the states affected to control this serious condition. We do have belief in our beloved Prime Minister who will surely take strong decision on this."

Centre not providing funds that are due to Bengal: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hit out at the Centre saying that it is not releasing funds that are due to the state. She also asked people to refrain from playing politics in relief distribution for Cyclone Bulbul.

Rafale verdict: Congress says BJP shouldn’t celebrate, Rahul demands JPC probe into deal

An SC bench, comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SK Kaul and K M Joseph, dismissed petitions seeking review of its December 14, 2018 verdict, where it rejected a court-monitored investigation into the Rafale deal.

BRICS 2019: PM Modi calls for counter-terror cooperation, woos business leaders to invest in India

During his meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, PM Modi invited him to be the chief guest at the Republic Day 2020. Bolsonaro accepted the invitation with pleasure. The Prime Minister was also invited for the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bengaluru college student takes video of man flashing her; helps police arrest him

According to the police, the incident took place on Monday afternoon, when the woman had gone to the Pattandur Agrahara lake for a college assignment.

SpiceJet slips nearly 6 per cent post September quarter results

The scrip of the low-cost carrier declined as much as 7.33 per cent to Rs 105.50 on the NSE and on the BSE it fell as low as 6.95 per cent to Rs 105.80 during the intraday trade on Thursday. It pared some losses to settle nearly 6 per cent lower.

Priyanka Gandhi recalls ‘favourite story’ about great-grandfather Nehru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru. "Tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary," he tweeted.

Modi govt vindicated, Rahul Gandhi must apologise to India: BJP on SC Rafale verdict

Calling the judgment a "victory of truth," Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Opposition lost in the court as well as in polls."

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Rafale verdict: SC gives govt second clean chit, says no grounds to order inquiry

The apex court rejected pleas which had sought re-examination of December 14 judgment seeking a court-monitored investigation into the India-France deal for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft.