• | Wednesday | 17th August, 2022

New Delhi, Aug 17 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 PM: NATION DEL50 BJP-2NDLD BOARD Gadkari, Chouhan dropped from BJP parliamentary board, Yediyurappa among six new members New Delhi: In a major shake-up, the BJP on Wednesday dropped Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from its parliamentary board, its apex organisational body, and brought in six new members, including Karnataka leader B S Yediyurappa and Iqbal Singh Lalpura, first Sikh representative. DEL51 ROHINGYA-2NDLD MHA MHA says no move to shift Rohingyas to EWS flats, contradicts Hardeep Puri"s tweet New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday denied any move to shift Rohingya Muslims in Delhi to economically weaker section (EWS) flats and directed the Delhi government to ensure the "illegal foreigners" remain in detention centres pending their extradition. DEL44 CUET-LD FOURTH PHASE CUET 4th phase: Technical glitches continue, several students claim exam cancelled at their centres New Delhi: Technical glitches continued to mar the fourth phase of the Central University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG on Wednesday with several students claiming that the exam was cancelled at their respective centres. BOM13 MH-COUNCIL-FADNAVIS Fadnavis appointed Leader of House in Maharashtra Legislative Council Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been appointed the Leader of the House in the state Legislative Council, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced on Wednesday. DEL47 CONG-BILKIS-2NDLD PM Bilkis case: Cong asks if PM Modi approved of Guj govt decision New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday stepped up its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the release of the convicts in the Bilkis Bano case, asking whether he approved of the Gujarat government"s decision. DEL24 ED-JACQUELINE-LD CHARGESHEET ED to name Jacqueline Fernandez as accused in conman money laundering case New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has decided to name Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in a multi-crore money laundering case linked to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and others, official sources said on Wednesday. BUSINESS DEL26 BIZ-FOODGRAINS Govt projects record foodgrain production, lower wheat output in 2021-22 crop year New Delhi: India"s wheat production is projected to have declined nearly 3 per cent to 106.84 million tonnes while the overall foodgrain production is estimated to have touched record 315.72 million tonnes in the 2021-22 crop year. LEGAL LGD12 SC-JHARKHAND CM-MINING LEASE Mining lease row:SC reserves verdict on pleas of Soren, J"khand govt against HC order for probe New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on separate pleas of the Jharkhand government and Chief Minister Hemant Soren against an order of the high court that accepted the maintainability of a PIL for a probe against the JMM leader who has been accused of granting himself a mining lease as the state"s mining minister. FOREIGN FGN18 LANKA-CHINA-SHIP Chinese research ship on "mission of peace and friendship" to Sri Lanka; to boost bilateral space, S&T exchanges: Captain Colombo: China"s high-tech research vessel "Yuan Wang 5" is on a "mission of peace and friendship" and its docking at a Sri Lankan port will deepen bilateral relations in the field of space, science and technology, according to the controversial ship"s captain. FGN11 THAI-JAISHANKAR Jaishankar holds "productive" conversations with Thai counterpart Bangkok: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held "productive" conversations with his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai during which they discussed advancing bilateral contacts in political, economic, security and defence, connectivity and health domains. FGN14 THAI-JAISHANKAR-RUSSIA-LD OIL India has never been defensive about its stand on buying Russian oil; wanted the "best deal" for the people: EAM Jaishankar Bangkok: The US and some others may not appreciate India buying Russian oil, but they have accepted it as New Delhi has not been defensive about its stand but made them realise that the government had the "moral duty" to ensure that the people got the "best deal", External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said. PTI NB SMN

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