- Church Disputes: The Orthodox and Jacobite factions have been caught in a tussle over the possession of the church [St Mary’s church in Kerala’s Ernakulam district] , known as Piravom Valiyapalli, and matters only worsened after the Supreme Court ordered that the control of the place of worship be given to the Orthodox group. Ernakulam district collector S Suhas on Thursday took control of the Church at Piravom, known as Piravom Valiyapalli, using police force
- Ayodhya Case: The Muslim parties on Thursday took a U-turn on questioning the authorship of the 2003 report of the Archaeological Survey of India and apologised to the Supreme Court for wasting its time in the Ayodhya land dispute case. A 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, was told by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan that they do not wish to question the authorship of the summary of the ASI report, which had found artefacts, idols, pillars and other remains suggesting the existence of massive structure beneath the Babri Masjid.
- The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday arrested senior Indian Police Services officer SMH Mirza in the Narada tapes scandal, the first apprehension in the case since the footages surfaced in 2016, an agency official said. Mirza was produced before a special CBI court in Kolkata, which remanded him in the central probe agency’s custody till September 30.
- Not an extra day’ SC wants arguments in Ayodhya case to end by Oct 18. The Supreme Court on Thursday made it clear that it cannot give even an extra day for parties to complete their arguments in the Ayodhya title dispute case.
- IIT-The country’s premier engineering colleges, the Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs), are mulling an early exit option for academically weak students in undergraduate courses who will be allowed to opt out after three years — instead of the full four years — with a B.Sc. degree in engineering.
- JKLF BAN: A tribunal of the Delhi High Court has upheld the ban imposed on Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Home Ministry said.
- Karnataka bypolls: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will defer the bypolls in 15 Karnataka assembly seats as the hearing of the petitions challenging the disqualification of the rebel lawmakers remains pending in court.
- Pak FM boycotts SAARC meeting : Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday boycotted External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s opening statement at the meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Council of Foreign Ministers, saying his country will not engage with India ‘until and unless’ it lifts the ‘siege’ in Kashmir. The meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York started in his absence.
- Jamaat-ud-Dawah: Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has been allowed by an anti-terror committee of the United Nations Security Council to withdraw money from his bank account for basic expenses on Pakistan’s request.
- Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has said that he bears the responsibility of the killing of journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi as it ‘happened under my watch’, Frontline PBS reported. Salman’s comments will appear in a PBS documentary on the killing of Khashoggi last year as a result of a ‘rogue operation’ in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
- OIC-KASHMIR: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday asked India to “rescind” its actions in Kashmir and abide by the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions following New Delhi’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
- Israel: After preliminary attempts to negotiate a unity coalition between Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz failed, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday tasked Netanyahu with forming a new government in the country.
- Mehul Choksi: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Wednesday (local time) said that Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi is a “crook” and Indian officials are “free to interrogate him”.
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- RBI extends PMC limit: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday increased the withdrawal limit for Mumbai-based Punjab and Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank (PMC Bank) account holders. In a statement, the central bank said PMC Bank customers can now withdraw Rs 10,000 from their account, instead of Rs 1,000.
- OnePlus 7T, OnePlus TV launched in India
- No liquidity crisis: FM Sitharaman after bankers meet: As regards slowdown in the passenger vehicle segment, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told that it was driven by “sentiments” and will improve in near future.
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