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Live news updates for November 25, 2017

Here are the stories which are making the headlines on Friday.

ISRO to help monitor suspicious vessels approaching coasts through satellite imageries

ISRO will provide 1,000 transponders by March next year as part of the coastal security ring, being set up to thwart terrorist attacks on the lines of the 26/11 Mumbai carnage.

S&P retains India`s rating at BBB, Centre says report `very satisfying`

S&P Global Ratings comes days after Moody's Investors Service raised India's sovereign rating for the first time in over 13 years. 

India sends relief material for displaced persons in Myanmar`s Rakhine State

An Indian Air Force aircraft with relief material for distribution among the displaced persons in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State landed in Yangon on Friday. 

RSS chief wants Ram temple in Ayodhya; Muslim bodies say he`s not above law

The RSS chief made this remark while addressing a "Dharma Sansad" in Udupi.

Muslim outfits slams Mohan Bhagwat`s `Ram Mandir` remarks, says it challenged SC

The RSS chief recently said that after years of efforts and sacrifice, building the Ram temple seemed possible now.

Centre promises strict action on lynching of Muslims, Dalits

The Central government on Friday promised strict action against those involved in incidents of lynching of the Muslims and Dalits in the country, but also asked the opposition parties to refrain from giving "criminal cases communal colours".

India warns JuD chief Hafiz Saeed over `Kashmir jihad` remarks

India on Friday warned Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed to be prepared for a "resounding response" as he pledged to continue "jihad" in Jammu and Kashmir after a Pakistani court ended his 10 months of house arrest.

Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise: In Pics

The main objective of the exercise was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces aimed at defending Andaman & Nicobar Islands.  

Padmavati row: `He has been killed`, claims brother of man found hanging at Nahargarh Fort

The brother of the man who was found dead said that his death appears to be a case of murder.

BJP only on media and social media, nowhere in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that democracy is under threat in the country under the BJP rule and called upon Opposition parties to work together for the greater interest of the people before the next Lok Sabha polls.

Rajnath Singh to chair 12th Standing Committee meet of Inter-State Council

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 12th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council here on Saturday to discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-state relations, a Home Ministry statement said.

Looking forward to next chapter in strengthening relations with India: New US ambassador

New US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster will part in the2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit from November 28-30 in Hyderabad.

Over 30 lakh houses sanctioned, 4 lakh constructed for urban poor: Govt

The Union Housing Minister added that more than 15 lakh houses of those sanctioned are in various stages of construction.

`My appeal was not for or against any party,` says Gandhinagar Archbishop Thomas Macwan on election letter controversy

The Archbishop's November 21 letter to clergymen had sparked controversy for its appeal to save the country from 'nationalist forces'.

Winter Session of Parliament from Dec 15 to Jan 5; Government appeals to Opposition for cooperation

Sonia Gandhi had attacked PM Modi and his government, accusing them of sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds by "locking the temple of democracy".

More trouble for Indrani Mukerjea, Enforcement Directorate questions in her in money laundering case

A team of Enforcement Directorate reached Byculla women's prison in Mumbai to question her.

RK Nagar by-election on December 21, counting on December 24

The constituency was won by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the 2016 elections.

Protests against `Padmavati` in Delhi outside Azadpur Metro station

The group, Rashtriya Chetna Manch, burnt Bhansali`s effigy.

In Porbandar, Rahul Gandhi has PM Narendra Modi in his cross hairs

Rahul Gandhi is in Gujarat for a two-day visit to campaign for the upcoming assembly elections. 

Body found hanging at Jaipur`s Nahargarh Fort, anti-Padmavati message nearby

Padmavati, based on the life of a Rajput Queen Rani Padmavati, is in the eye of the storm following protests from right-wing groups over alleged tampering with historical facts.

Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derails near Uttar Pradesh`s Banda, 3 dead; compensation announced

The incident that took place near UP's Banda left another eight people injured.

Railway safety in focus: At least 15 trains have derailed in less than three months

There has been a spate of derailments in the recent past which has raised concerns over the safety of railway operations in the country.

November 24, 2017: News at a glance

SC to hear plea today seeking complete ban on firecrackers in Delhi, NCR

The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea seeking a complete ban on firecrackers in Delhi and NCR.

Uttar Pradesh: Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derails near Banda, 3 dead

The incident that took place near UP's Banda left another eight people injured.

Doklam standoff: Army takes steps for swift troop movement along China border

Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day-long standoff in Doklam since June 16 after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army.

PM Modi to lead BJP poll campaign in Gujarat on Nov 27, 29

PM Narendra Modi is slated to address eight rallies across Saurashtra and south Gujarat on  Nov 27, 29.

Centre grants `Y` category security cover to Hardik Patel

The CISF has been entrusted with the task of safeguarding the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel.

Hoax letter threatens bomb attack on Ahmedabad railway station

The bomb detection unit has been pressed into action along with sniffer dogs.

After Congress, sidelined BJP MP Shatrughan invokes `chaiwala` jibe

The Patna Saheb MP was responding to his criticism for speaking on the economy as he comes from a film background. 

Assam Health Minister issues unconditional apology for `Cancer is divine justice` remark

Pointing out that he had lost his father and best friends to Cancer, Himanta Biswa Sarma said his intentions were not to hurt sentiments of patients and that his words were taken out of context.

Padmavati` passes British censor test; makers await CBFC nod

 Viacom 18, the producer of Padmavati, said there was no plan to release the film globally without it being cleared by the CBFC.

Rajput Samaj of UK launches boycott of `Padmavati`

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film has landed in troubled waters over allegations of distortion of historical facts. 

`Shotgun` Shatrughan Sinha fires another salvo at Modi, Shah

BJP's Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib has said that the ministers in the Modi government are a "bunch of sycophants"

NDA govt delayed Winter Session to avoid discussion on GST, Rafale deal: Owaisi

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi had alleged that the ruling BJP wanted to avoid discussion on GST, demonetisation and Rafale deal.

Amid `Padmavati` din, Alauddin Khilji`s tomb shrouded in silence

Alauddin Khilji has become a household name, thanks to the swirling row over 'Padmavati', but not many know that Delhi Sultanate's most powerful ruler lies buried in the Qutub complex.

Fallout of Doklam standoff: Army to ramp up road infrastructure along China border

Better road infrastructure along the Sino-India border is needed to ensure swift movement of troops whenever necessary

Security threat at Ahmedabad railway station, bomb disposal squad rushes in

The bomb detection unit has been pressed into action along with sniffer dogs.

HC seeks to know the status of probe in 2016 NEET illegalities

The Delhi High Court today sought to know the status of the probe into the alleged illegalities in the 2016 National Eligibility Entrance Test to admit students in post-graduate medical courses.

India seeks sovereign guarantee from Pakistan on safety of Kulbhushan Jadhav`s wife: MEA

Pakistan has recently said that it will allow Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife to meet him purely on ''humanitarian grounds.'' 

IC 814 Kandahar Hijacking case: SC dismisses bail plea filed by accused

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the bail application filed by the accused in the IC 814 Kandahar Hijacking case, Abdul Latifa Adam Momin.

Did demonetisation hurt Maoists? Anti-Naxal forces may have the answer

Maoist activities in Chhattisgarh continued even after the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

`Neighbourhood first`: PM Modi meets his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday.

Outraged a self-confessed terrorist is allowed to walk free: India on Hafiz Saeed`s release

India said that the Mumbai attack mastermind's release confirms that Pakistan lacks seriousness in bringing perpetrators of terror to justice.

Too late for PM Modi to stay silent: Shatrughan on `Padmavati`

Never one to mince words, actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha feels it is "too late" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain silence on the blazing row over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bollywood film "Padmavati".

Sonia Gandhi`s role will be undiminished even after Rahul`s elevation: Moily

Sonia Gandhi's role in the Congress will remain "undiminished" even after Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president and she will continue to guide it, senior party leader M Veerappa Moily said.

Indian Navy gets its first woman pilot, 3 women NAI officers

In a first, a woman has been inducted as a pilot in the Indian Navy. Shubhangi Swaroop, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft.

India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

Sushma Swaraj holds meet with Governors of northeastern states under Act East Policy

As India boosts its trade, connectivity and people-to-people ties with southeast Asia under the Act East Policy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday held an interactive meeting with the Governors of the northeastern states and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.