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Top News Headlines Today: While Amit Shah stated in the Rajya Sabha that the J&K situation is “normal", NCP chief Sharad Pawar met PM Modi to discuss the issue of farmers’ crisis amid the logjam in Maharashtra over government formation.  

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2019 3:46:04 pm
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From the latest political developments in Maharashtra to instant updates on Parliament session, we bring you the LIVE updates on the top news of the day. While Home Minister Amit Shah stated in the Rajya Sabha that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “normal”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue of farmers’ crisis amid the logjam in Maharashtra over government formation.

Elsewhere, UAE-based Lulu Group snubbed the YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh, saying that it will never invest in the state again. The group statement came a month after the government cancelled the allotment of land in Visakhapatnam to build an international convention centre.

Veering towards the sports segment, there is a growing murmur in the Indian camp over the pink ball that will be used against the country’s first day-night Test in Kolkata, against Bangladesh starting Friday. The worry is that the ball might end up negating key strengths of the Indian bowling attack, especially in home conditions: reverse swing and spin.

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    15:41 (IST)20 Nov 2019
    Pawar meets PM to discuss farmers’ crisis

    Amid talks on government formation with the BJP’s former ally in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday to discuss the issue of farmers’ crisis. Top Congress leaders are expected to meet their NCP counterparts later in the day to discuss a three-party coalition with Shiv Sena in the state. Read more

    15:41 (IST)20 Nov 2019
    NRC across India, won’t exclude people on basis of religion, says Amit Shah

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    15:39 (IST)20 Nov 2019
    J&K situation ‘normal’, internet to be restored at apt time: Shah

    Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday asserted that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “normal contrary to widespread belief” and that internet services will be resumed in the region at an appropriate time. Read more here

    11:00 (IST)20 Nov 2019
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    10:53 (IST)20 Nov 2019
    Key bills to be discussed in Parliament

    The Rajya Sabha will take up the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill and the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill for further consideration. The Surrogacy Bill that bans commercial surrogacy and allows only altruistic surrogacy by close relatives for married, infertile couples was tabled on Tuesday, but discussions could not be completed on the matter. In Lok Sabha, where ruckus prevailed on Tuesday on issues like removal of SPG cover of the Gandhi family and the JNU protest, discussions will be held on the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill and The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill.

    10:32 (IST)20 Nov 2019
    Pawar to meet PM Modi ahead of Cong-NCP talks

    Amid talks of government formation with Shiv Sena and the Congress in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament at 12 pm today. "Sharad Pawar will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Parliament, over the issue of Maharashtra farmers. We will demand some relief for the farmers, from the Prime Minister," NCP leader Nawab Malik was quoted as saying by ANI.

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