New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5:45 PM: NATION DEL47 UP-SCRIBE-FIR Journalist, 3 others booked for sedition two days after being held by UP police Lucknow/Mathura: Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday booked four persons including Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan on sedition and other charges at Maant police station in Mathura, two days after they were held while on their way to Hathras.
DEL45MEA-JAISHANKAR-LD INDOJAPAN India, Japan finalise pact for cooperation in 5G tech, AI and critical information infra New Delhi: India and Japan have finalised an ambitious agreement that provides for cooperation in 5G technology, artificial intelligence and an array of other critical areas as the two strategic partners vowed to further broadbase their ties including in the Indo-Pacific region.
DEL37 PM-PUTIN Modi greets Putin on his birthday New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin on his birthday and appreciated the personal role he has played in nurturing the 'special and privileged strategic partnership' between the two nations.
DEL31 MHA-DELHI RIOTS-RAI Delhi riots were 'big conspiracy' to disturb country, says MoS Nityanand Rai Gurugram: The riots in Delhi this year were a 'big conspiracy' to disturb the country but security forces like the Rapid Action Force (RAF) played an important role in 'suppressing the elements that spread anarchy' during the time, Union minister Nityanand Rai said on Wednesday.
DEL28 JK-LD ENCOUNTER 3 militants killed in encounter in JK's Shopian Srinagar: Security forces killed three militants in a 12-hour encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
BOM10 MH-HC-RHEA-3RD LD BAIL HC grants bail to Rhea in drugs case, rejects Showik's plea Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty in a drugs case in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, but with strict conditions including to appear before Mumbai Police for 10 days and before the NCB once in a month for next six months.
DEL48 MHA-REDDY-ACTOR Actor Payal Ghosh meets MoS Home after accusing filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault New Delhi: Bollywood actor Payal Ghosh on Wednesday met Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy and sought “speedy justice”, in the wake of her allegation of sexual misconduct against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
CAL8 BH-POLL-BJP-VIP BJP spares 11 seats to associate partner VIP from its quota in Bihar polls Patna: The BJP on Wednesday allocated 11 seats to associate partner Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) from its quota of 121 seats in Bihar assembly polls.
DEL52 MHA-GJM GJM delegation meets MoS Home; demands separate Gorkhaland state New Delhi: A delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Wednesday and demanded the creation of a separate state of Gorkhaland comprising Darjeeling and its adjoining areas in West Bengal.
DEL39 AVI-JEWAR-TRAFFIC Noida airport to have one runway and 90 per cent domestic traffic initially: Zurich airport official New Delhi: One runway of the Noida international airport will be built during the first phase of construction and around 90 per cent of the air traffic in the initial years will be domestic only, said a top official of Zurich Airport International on Wednesday. By Deepak Patel MDS6 TN-AIADMK-CM-LD NOMINEE Crisis blows over for AIADMK, OPS names Palaniswami as CM pick for 2021 polls Chennai: Incumbent Chief Minister K Palaniswami was on Wednesday named by the AIADMK as the party's Chief Ministerial candidate for the 2021 Tamil NaduAssembly elections, ending a brewing crisis triggered by differences between him and his deputy O Panneerselvam over the leadership issue.
LEGAL LGD16 RAJPUT-FAMILY-LAWYER Rajput's family writes to CBI alleging 'unprofessional conduct' by AIIMS director New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput's family wrote to the CBI on Wednesday alleging 'unprofessional conduct' by AIIMS director Sudhir Gupta in leaking a forensic report of the late actor and sought a new panel for fair and proper assessment of his death.
FOREIGN FGN27 US-H1B-LD RESTRICTIONS Trump admin imposes new curbs on H-1B visas to protect US workers ahead of presidential election Washington: The Trump administration has announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers, restoring integrity and to better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners, a move which will affect thousands of Indian IT professionals. By Lalit K Jha PTI AD