Uddhav in Ayodhya
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, accompanied by his wife Rashmi and son Aditya, arrived in Ayodhya on November 25.
Upon his arrival, he was greeted by senior Shiv Sena cadres and other officials to the slogans of “Jai Sri Ram”. He left for the Laxmi Fort from the air strip in a heavily guarded cavalcade of cars.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray arrives in Ayodhya on November 24, 2018. Photo: Twitter/@ShivSena
Earlier in the day, two trains full of Shiv Sena cadres had arrived in the temple town. The cadres first took a dip in the Saryu river and then prayed at Ram Lalla and Hanumagrhi.
Section 144 has been clamped in the town which prohibits the gathering of four or more persons at any public place.
PM attacks Cong
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Modi, in an apparent dig at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, said 125 crore people of the country were the “high-command” of his government, which was “not remote-controlled by a madam”.
He hit out at the Congress, days after its leader Raj Babbar compared the rupee’s slide with the age of his mother, saying those who did not have issues to talk about, resort to abusing someone else’s mother.
Doval in China
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held the 21st round of border talks in China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, officials said.
Drivers’ protest in France
France is deploying thousands of police to try to contain nationwide protests and road blockades by drivers angry over rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron’s presidency.
Tensions have been mounting around the grassroots movement that drew more than a quarter million people a week ago to protests across France, from Provence to Normandy and in between.
A new wave of protests is planned Saturday, including beneath the Eiffel Tower. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner called for calm and promised tough police measures against unruly crowds.
Paris alone is deploying some 3,000 security forces, notably around tourist-frequented areas like the Champs-Elysees, after an unauthorized attempt last week to march on the presidential palace.
Sri Lanka 74 for 1 in reply to England in third Test
Sri Lanka reached 74 for one in reply to England’s first innings total of 336 all out at lunch on day two of the third Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds on Saturday. Sri Lanka trail by 262 runs with nine wickets in hand.
Resuming from the overnight score of 311 for seven, it took Sri Lanka 24 minutes to bowl out the opposition.
England’s tail-enders had played a decisive part in their series win coming up with notable contributions with the bat, but the Sri Lankans were able to knock off the tail without much damage.
Taiwan votes in local elections
Taiwanese began voting in midterm local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the independence-leaning administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, amid growing pressure from the island’s powerful rival China.
Protesters clash with police in Haiti
Thousands of demonstrators are clashing with police in Haiti’s capital and demanding the ouster of President Jovenel Moise amid the sixth day of protests.
Police on Friday fired tear gas at the crowd as people threw rocks, tried to loot stores and broke car windows in Port-au-Prince. One group hurled Molotov cocktails at a gas station, but the flames were quickly extinguished.
At least 11 people have died in protests, including a man whose body was burning near a street barricade Friday morning. Another six people were killed Wednesday when a government car lost control.
(With inputs from Agencies)