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Today, we will focus on the ongoing power tussle in Maharashtra where a President’s Rule has been imposed after parties couldn't stake claim to form government. Since then, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress had held several rounds of meetings to build consensus on a common minimum agenda and power sharing.

Apart from it, we will focus on all the other top-rated news items of the day to help our readers stay updated and well informed.

Here are the highlights of November 17:

16:44 pm: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Party Meeting to be held at Parliament Library Building, on 19 November.

16:16 pm: The seating arrangement of Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant (who recently resigned as Union Minister) has been changed from first row to third row in Lok Sabha. Other Shiv Sena MPs will be allocated new seats soon.

16:00 pm: Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires as Chief Justice of India; Justice Bobde to take over on Monday

15:59 pm: Ayodhya Verdict | ‘We know it’ll be dismissed’: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind to file review petition against SC's judgment

14:56 pm: All-party meet | "Shiv Sena is not coming to NDA meeting. Their minister Arvind Sawant has resigned. They're trying to work with Congress, so naturally, they've opted to sit in opposition and we've agreed to that. We're allotting them seat in opposition both in LS and RS," says BJP leader Pralhad Joshi

14:56 pm: The meeting of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has now concluded.

14:55 pm: All-party meet | "Farooq Abdullah Sahab (National Conference President) who is under detention since over 3 months, should be allowed to attend winter session of Parliament. Past precedents are such that MPs have been allowed to attend Parliament sessions even if their cases were being heard. So, P Chidambaram should also be allowed to attend the winter session," says Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad 

14:21 pm: Delhi: BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee Meeting begins at Parliament library building.

14:21 pm: Maharashtra Impasse | "To give benefit to BJP, Guv didn't allow enough time to Shiv Sena/NCP. Congress wasn't even called to stake claim. Shiv Sena wasn't allowed even 48 hrs. The whole thing was done to pretend that they're following constitutional procedure," says Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge

14:00 pm: 

13:34 pm: ‘He’s like Malcolm Marshall’: Sunil Gavaskar hails Mohammad Shami, calls him ‘world’s best Test bowler’

13:32 pm: Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah launches the supply of 'Special Grade Diesel' in Ladakh, via video conferencing. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and BJP MP from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal are also present at the launch.

13:03 pm: Delhi: The all party meeting called by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, ahead of winter session of Parliament, has now concluded. The Winter Session of the Parliament begins tomorrow, reports ANI.

12:48 pm: Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray pays tribute to Balasaheb Thackeray on his death anniversary, today.

12:47 pm: Sri Lankan Presidency Elections | "Congratulations Gotabaya Rajapaksa on your victory in the Presidential elections. I look forward to working closely with you for deepening the close and fraternal ties between our two countries and citizens, and for peace, prosperity as well as security in our region," said PM Modi in a tweet. 

12:44 pm: Maharashtra Impasse | "We will do anything for Balasaheb, govt will be formed. The promise which Uddhav ji made to Balasaheb, that there will be a Chief Minister from Shiv Sena...you will soon see that Maharashtra CM will be from Shiv Sena," says Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut 

12:27 pm: Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Parliament Library Building for the all party meeting called by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, ahead of winter session of Parliament. The Winter Session of the Parliament begins tomorrow.

12:07 pm: Mumbai: Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray pay tribute to Balasaheb Thackeray on his death anniversary, today.

11:44 am: Mumbai: Shiv Sena leaders Sanjay Raut and Arvind Sawant pay tribute to Balasaheb Thackeray on his death anniversary today.

11:12 am: Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Shahpur of Poonch district today at 10:15 AM. Indian Army is retaliating.

10:41 am: As far as India is concerned, we consider ASEAN important for our 'Act East' policy. Undoubtedly, this ASEAN meeting is more important for India than any other country: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) in Thailand

10:40 am: There is no doubt that this forum is very significant to build strategic trust. Besides this, all participating nations can cooperate with each other to ensure sustainable security: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) in Thailand

10:35 am: Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot, Arjun Ram Meghwal arrive for the all party meeting called by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, ahead of winter session of Parliament which begins tomorrow.

10:02 am: Lucknow: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and others arrive for the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) meeting, over the Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya case.

9:54 am: JNU Protests: Delhi Police register FIR against unidentified people in vandalism incident

9:22 am: Delhi Air Pollution: After days of ‘severe’ pollution, AQI improves to ‘very poor’ in national capital | Key Points

9:11 am: 

8:50 am: Delhi Police has registered an FIR in connection with the "defacement of public property" at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

8:26 am: Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 218 & PM 10 at 217, both in 'poor' category in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data.

8:26 am: Maharashtra Impasse | Shiv Sena to sit Rajya Sabha opposition, Sanjay Raut says ‘exit now formality’

7:54 am: Thailand: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, in Bangkok. The Defence Minister is in Thailand to participate in ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) & attend the opening ceremony of Defence & Security 2019 Exhibition.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma