AYODHYA VERDICT: Supreme court on Saturday delivered Ayodhya Ram Mandir Judgment, dismissing the Allahabad High Court Judgment and decreed in favour of Deity Ram Lala Virajman. It also by the same judgment granted alternative 5 acres of land to the Muslims for building Masjid elsewhere to be decided by the Centre, who shall hold the land for time being and form a Trust to construct Ram Mandir.
PM MODI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Ayodhya verdict should not be viewed as a victory or defeat for anyone. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the message of unity coming through the historic Ayodhya verdict and Kartarpur Corridor inauguration was similar to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
ADVANI: After the supreme court verdict on Janmabhumi, BJP leader and key architect of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement LK Advani said.”I stand vindicated, feel deeply blessed at the Supreme Court verdict paving way for construction of magnificent Ram temple in Ayodhya.”
AYODHYA VERDICT: Supreme Court invoked its special power under Article 142 of the Indian constitution for granting 5 Acres of land to the Muslims for constructing masjid.
MANIPUR DELEGATION: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh Saturday led a delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss issues concerning the Naga pact. The committee of delegation includes Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Y. Khemchand Singh, Education Minister Th. Radheshyam and Public Works, Rural Development Minister Th. Bishwajit Singh.
MAHARASTRA: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday invited the single largest party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to form the government in the state. The Governor by a letter to Devendra Fadnavis, the leader of the elected members of BJP, asked to propose his willingness to form the next government.
- The Central government on Saturday decided to import 1 lakh tonnes of onion to control prices that have shot up to about Rs 100 per kg in the retail market.
- Cyclone bulbul: Kolkata airport shut for 12 hours, 120,000 evacuated in WB.
- The Centre has notified a scrap recycling policy to promote circular economy in the steel sector and utilise scrap emanating from vehicles and white goods that have reached their end of life.
- PM Modi inaugurates Kartarpur corridor.
ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT: NASA unveiled its first Electric aircraft. It is an early version of all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell.” The Maxwell is the latest in a line of experimental aircraft the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has developed over many decades for many purposes, including the bullet-shaped Bell X-1 that first broke the sound barrier and the X-15 rocket plane flown by Neil Armstrong before he joined the Apollo moon team.
HONG KONG : China has slammed radical protesters in Hong Kong as “mobsters” using violence to influence upcoming local elections, after a pro-Beijing lawmaker was injured in a stabbing. Xu Luying, spokeswoman for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China’s central government, said radical protesters in Hong Kong “intend to create a ‘chilling effect’ by threatening and intimidating their candidates and their supporters”, in order to “affect the election results of the district councils and realise their purpose of seizing political power”. Xu also called for “strong punishment” against violence in Hong Kong and for a “fair, just, safe and orderly environment” for the district elections, set to be held on November 24.
PAKISTAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor at a colorful ceremony on Saturday from the Pakistani side, paving the way for Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit one of their religion’s holiest sites in Pakistan without needing a visa. Indian Prime Minister oped it from the Indian side. “First of all, I congratulate the Sikh community on the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak and welcome you all,” the Pakistan premier said.
PAKISTAN FO:On the eve of Ram Mandir Verdict, Pakistan Foreign office expressed concern by saying that “a process of re-writing history is underway in India in order to recast it in the image of a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ in pursuance of the Hindutva ideology”, adding that the trend is also fast affecting India’s major institutions. The Supreme Court’s verdict in Ayodhya Title appeal has decreed the ‘title suit’ in favour of Hindus.