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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 31, 2017, 03:37 AM(IST)

PM Modi addressing 'Run for Unity' event marking the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

 

WION Morning News Brief Oct. 31, 2017

 People tried to ensure contribution of Sardar Patel is ignored: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that people tried to ignore Sardar Patel's contribution in nation building, but the youth of India respects him and his contribution.  

Supreme Court to hear plea challenging Salman Khan's acquittal in hit-and-run case today

 The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea filed by the Maharashtra Government, challenging the acquittal of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case.On July 5, 2016, the apex court admitted the Maharashtra Government's plea, challenging the Bombay High Court's verdict.

Hardik Patel wants clarity on Patidar reservation issue by November 7

Patel`s statement came just hours after the first formal meeting of the Patidar community and the Congress leaders ahead of the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections."I am not with or against anyone (Congress). I need clarity by November 7 on an issue of reservation to our community", he told the reporters.

Bhutanese King arrives in India for four-day visit today

King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, will arrive here on a four-day visit today. On November 1, he will meet Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. The Bhutanese King, Wangchuck, will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day.

Met office forecast heavy rains in Chennai; schools, colleges shut 

After instructing schools to shut an hour earlier on Monday, the government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges on Tuesday as the met office forecast heavy to very heavy rains in some areas of coastal districts, including the capital city and its neighbourhood, in the next 24 hours. 

In defeat for Trump, US judge blocks transgender military ban

A federal judge in Washington on Monday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the US military, handing a victory to transgender service members who accused the president of violating their constitutional rights.

 

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