Highlights at 1700 hours

New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1700 hours: NATION DEL29 AYODHYA-LD AIMPLB AIMPLB to seek review of SC verdict in Ayodhya case, against taking alternative 5-acre plot Lucknow: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) decided on Sunday that it would file a petition seeking review of the Supreme Court's judgement in the Ayodhya case and said it was against accepting the five-acre alternative land given for a mosque.

DEL33 AYODHYA-JAMIAT-LD REVIEW Ayodhya judgment: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind to file review petition, says verdict 'not based on evidence' New Delhi: The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind will file a review petition challenging the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict as it is 'not based on evidence and logic', the prominent Muslim organisation's chief Maulana Arshad Madani said on Sunday.

BOM6 MH-FADNAVIS-LD SLOGANS Fadnavis heckled at Bal Thackeray's death anniversary function Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday heckled by some slogan-shouting workers of the Shiv Sena as he left Shivaji Park here after paying tribute to Bal Thackeray on his ninth death anniversary.

DEL31 AYODHYA-ANSARI Main Ayodhya litigant Iqbal Ansari against seeking review of SC judgement Ayodhya (UP): Iqbal Ansari, the main litigant in the Ayodhya land dispute case, on Sunday distanced himself from the decision of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) to file a petition seeking review of the Supreme Court verdict.

DEL14 PAR-ALL PARTY-LD MEETING All-party meet: PM says open to discussing all issues; Oppn raises Farooq Abdullah's detention New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament's winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured at the all-party meeting that the government is ready to discuss all issues, while the opposition strongly raised Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah's detention and demanded that he be allowed to attend the House.

MDS2 KL-SABARIMALA-MINISTER There is a 'de facto' stay on SC Sabarimala verdict: Ker Minister Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Law Minister A K Balan on Sunday said there was a 'de facto' stay of the Supreme Court's September 28 order on Sabarimala women's entry issue and the state government could act only on the basis of the court's verdict.

DEL8 JH-SOREN-INTERVIEW BJP allies deserting the 'sinking ship' in Jharkhand: Hemant Soren New Delhi: With the BJP facing alliance trouble in Jharkhand ahead of assembly polls, the JMM-led opposition coalition's chief ministerial candidate Hemant Soren said on Sunday the allies of the saffron party are deserting the 'sinking ship' as they know which way the wind is blowing. By Asim Kamal DEL34 NDA-CHIRAG PASWAN NDA convener should be appointed for better coordination: Chirag Paswan New Delhi: An NDA convener should be appointed for better coordination among alliance partners, newly appointed Lok Jan Shakti party chief Chirag Paswan said on Sunday.

DES13 DL-JNU-FIR FIR registered in connection with 'vandalism' of JNU's admin block New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered an FIR in connection with the 'vandalism' of administration block of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) last week, officials said on Sunday.

DES11 PB-DALIT-PROTEST Protests held in Sangrur district after Dalit, who was forced to drink urine, dies Sangrur (Pb): Activists of some Dalit outfits, social organisations and the BSP sat on a protest in Sangrur district of Punjab on Sunday, a day after a 37-year-old Dalit man died after being mercilessly thrashed and forced to drink urine earlier this month.

LEGAL LGD2 GOGOI-RETIREMENT Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires as CJI New Delhi: Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the first person from northeast to reach the top of judiciary and credited for bringing the curtains down on the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land dispute, retired as the chief justice of India on Sunday. By Ranjit Kumar Sinha FOREIGN FGN30 LANKA-POLL-LDALL RESULT Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lankan presidential election: Official results Colombo: Sri Lanka's controversial wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will lead the country after ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa conceded the hotly contested presidential poll on Sunday, marking the return of the powerful Rajapaksa dynasty known for its pro-China tilt, amidst security challenges following the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed 269 people.

SPORTS SPF8 SPO-CRI-ICC-RANKINGS Shami, Agarwal rise to career-best Test rankings Dubai: Speedster Mohammed Shami and opener Mayank Agarwal on Sunday achieved their career-best positions in the latest ICC Test Rankings after contributing in India's innings and 130-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore. PTIHMB