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The Modi government will hold a meeting on National Population Register (NPR) in New Delhi today. However, the Kolkata Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee and the representatives from her government are not likely to attend the meet.

The Congress is likely to announce today its list of candidates for the ensuing Delhi polls. The candidates were finalised after a meeting of the Congress election committee late on Thursday evening, the party's Delhi unit president Subash Chopra said.

Here are the highlights of January 17:

16:12 pm: BJP Working President JP Nadda in Delhi: I challenge Rahul Gandhi to speak 10 lines on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). He talks without knowing. It is unfortunate for the nation. All those opposing CAA are making the nation weak.

15:31 pm: Delhi: The Union Council of Ministers are scheduled to meet at 5 pm today.

15:14 pm: Gold rises by Rs 32 to Rs 40,590 per 10 grams, silver up by Rs 116 to Rs 47,756 per kg in the national capital.

14:48 pm: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed its first Chargesheet against Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd in connection with money laundering case pertaining to an alleged bank loan fraud.

13:21 pm: Delhi: Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting to be held tomorrow, reports ANI.

12:50 pm: BCCI: The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named KS Bharat as the back-up wicket-keeper for the 2nd ODI in Rajkot against Australia. The call was taken after Rishabh Pant flew to Bengaluru to undergo his rehabilitation protocol in National Cricket Academy.

12:29 pm: Resolution against Citizenship (Amendment) Act moved in Punjab Assembly, reports ANI.

11:52 am: INX Media case: Supreme Court allows Congress MP Karti Chidambaram to withdraw Rs 20 crores which he had deposited with the Court's registry as a condition for being allowed to travel abroad.

11:37 am: Delhi: Meeting of Chief Secretaries of states and Census directors underway at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, to discuss next census and National Population Register. It is being chaired by MoS Home Nityanand Rai and Union Home Secretary AK Bhalla.

10:59 am: The much-awaited candidate list of the BJP for the Delhi Assembly Election 2020 will be out today, reports ANI.

10:06 am: MHA had sent the mercy petition of 2012 Delhi gang-rape case convict Mukesh to Rashtrapati Bhavan, last night, ANI quoted Ministry of Home Affairs sources as saying.

9:50 am: Gujarat: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal visited the 'Statue of Unity' at Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadia, earlier today.

9:27 am: 11 US troops wounded in last week's Iran attack on Iraq base, reports AFP.

9:26 am: Delhi: Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy meets External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

8:38 am: Lucknow: Economic Offences Wing has arrested an accountant Lalit from Delhi, in connection with alleged money laundering of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) employees' provident fund, reports ANI.

8:07 am: Amazon not doing any favour to India by investing USD 1 billion: Piyush Goyal

7:32 am: Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 206 & PM 10 at 201, both in 'Poor category, in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data.

7:20 am: The Congress is likely to announce today its list of candidates for the ensuing Delhi polls. The candidates were finalised after a meeting of the Congress election committee late on Thursday evening, the party's Delhi unit president Subash Chopra said.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma