Following are the top PTI stories at 1700 hours:
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PM inaugurates Sardar Patel's 'Statue of Unity'
Kevadiya (Guj): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated an imposing 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel here and said the world's tallest monument will serve as a reminder about his courage to thwart conspiracy to disintegrate India.
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Govt seeks consultation with RBI on some issues under Sec 7; says RBI autonomy essential
New Delhi: The government has for the first time ever used a provision of law to ask the RBI for resolution of differences between them on stressed loans in power sector and other issues, sources privy to the development said.
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SC asks Centre to submit details of pricing of 36 Rafale fighter jets
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre for pricing details of the 36 Rafale fighter jets India is buying from France but agreed that "strategic and confidential" information need not be disclosed.
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sentenced 16 former policemen to life imprisonment for killing 42 people of a minority community in Hashimpura locality of Uttar Pradesh's Meerut in 1987.
'Systematic destruction' of India's institutions is treason: Rahul Gandhi
Modi govt's 'boat of corruption' will no longer sail: Cong on Rafale deal
New Delhi: The Modi government's "boat of corruption" will no longer sail, the Congress said on Wednesday after the Supreme Court asked the Centre for pricing details of the 36 Rafale jets India is buying from France.
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China again alerts India about possible floods in Brahmaputra
New Delhi: For the second time in a fortnight, China has alerted India of a possible flood-like situation in the Brahmaputra river in Arunachal Pradesh after a landslide blocked water upstream in Tibet, a senior Water Resources Ministry official said on Wednesday.
Kher resigns as FTII chairman citing commitment to international TV show
New Delhi: Actor Anupam Kher has resigned as the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India citing commitments to an international TV show for which he has to be stationed in the US.
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Chidambaram slams Centre for citing never-used clause in RBI Act
New Delhi: Slamming the government for citing a never-used clause of the RBI Act, former Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday alleged that the BJP dispensation is "hiding facts" about the economy and is "desperate".
Caught in naxal ambush, DD staffer records message for mother
Raipur: "Mummy, I love you. I may be killed in this attack." This was the message video recorded by Doordarshan staffer Mormukut Sharma for his mother during an attack by the naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Tuesday.
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Only 'green crackers' to be sold in Delhi-NCR this Diwali, other festivals: SC
New Delhi: The Supreme Court clarified on Wednesday that firecrackers other than green crackers will not be sold in the Delhi-NCR region this Diwali and other festivals.
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Akbar records statement in defamation case against journalist, calls #MeToo allegations scurrilous
New Delhi: Former Union minister M J Akbar, who has filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani, told a Delhi court on Wednesday that an "immediate damage" has been caused to him due to the "scurrilous", concocted and false allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against him.
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Delhi courts grants bail to CBI DSP in case involving Asthana
New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday granted bail to CBI DSP Devender Kumar arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving the agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
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ED seeks custodial interrogation of Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis money laundering case
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday opposed in a Delhi court the anticipatory bail plea of former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case and sought his custodial interrogation.
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Pakistan court acquits Christian woman on death row for blasphemy; protests sparked
Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court in a landmark verdict Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy, sparking protests in the Islamic nation. By Sajjad Hussain
Right to self-determination can't be abused to undermine territorial integrity: India
United Nations: India has slammed Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue at a UN General Assembly session, saying it has become Islamabad's habit to misuse any forum for "narrow political gains" and insisting that the right to self-determination cannot be abused to undermine a nation's territorial integrity. By Yoshita Singh
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