Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
Increased efficiency: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that after a long time the Upper House witnessed "narrowing of divergence" in terms of Bills passed by both the Houses of Parliament and termed the 249th session as "best" in the last 17 years.
Ayodhya case hearing: Hearing in the Ayodhya case in the Supreme Court continued for the second consecutive day on Wednesday when it heard arguments from senior lawyer K Parasaran, advocate for deity Ram Lalla and Sushil Jain, the counsel for Nirmohi Akhara.
Doval's visit to J&K: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday visited Shopian and met with some local people as part of his visit for an assessment on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir
Mamata meets South: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesay unveiled a statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in Kodambakkam here on Wednesday on his first death anniversary.
HDK's dig at Yeddy: Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday slammed his successor BS Yediyurappa for his 'absence' when parts of the state are hit by floods as he sought to counter the social media campaign that mocked at his son Nikhil during the Lok Sabha polls.
CWC on 370: After Congress Working Committee's (CWC) meeting on Tuesday, the key Congress leaders said that 'No government has the power to change it's status or divide it or reduce it to any part of a UT.'
Kerala nun dismissed: One of the nuns who had participated in the protest against rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, was dismissed from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) on Wednesday for violating the rules laid down by it.
Contradictory reports arise over Article 370: US state department said on Wednesday that India did not inform the US about its intention to scrap special status to Jammu and Kashmir, disputing media reports that New Delhi had kept Washington in the loop.
Pakistan takes retaliatory action: Pakistan has officially stated that it will downgrade diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with India following the government's move to end special status for Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two union territories. Islamabad also said it would approach the United Nation's Security Council against the move. Pakistan has also expelled Indian envoy to the country, as reported by news agency AFP.
The 'motherly' figure: Sushma Swaraj, Former Minister of External Affairs, passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67, after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. Sushma Swaraj was known for having brought a rare empathy and a human approach to India's diplomacy and also in politics in general....