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The big news: Court says Centre must be sensitive to Rohingyas’ plight, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: The top court upheld its ban on firecracker sales in Delhi, and the Talwars will not be released from Dasna Jail today.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Do not deport any Rohingya refugee till the next hearing on November 21, Supreme Court tells Centre: The bench said the government needs to strike a balance between national security and protecting the human rights of the refugees.
  2. Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on firecrackers sale in Delhi-NCR before Diwali: The bench dismissed a plea filed by traders and said it will check the air quality in the region after the festival.
  3. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar will not be released from Dasna Jail on Friday, says lawyer: The court order acquitting them in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case had not reached the prison yet.
  4. Constitution bench will decide on rule banning women’s entry into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple: The Supreme Court referred the matter to a five-judge bench, which will have to rule on whether the restriction is gender discriminatory.
  5. Amicus curiae in Murthal case says there were nine rapes during the Jat agitation in Haryana: Anupam Gupta also urged the Punjab and Haryana High Court to let the CBI take over the inquiry from the Special Investigation Team.
  6. Not announcing dates for Gujarat polls creates ‘ground of suspicion’, says former EC chief: The Congress also attacked the decision and said it would help the prime minister announce new sops when he visits Gujarat for a rally on Monday.
  7. ‘Not even close to being out of this emergency,’ says official as California fires toll rises to 31: About 1,90,000 acres were damaged by Thursday afternoon.
  8. Chandigarh Court frames abduction charges against Vikas Barala and Ashish Kumar in stalking case: They were arrested on August 9 for attempting to abduct and chasing Varnika Kundu in an SUV.
  9. Actor Rose McGowan’s suspension from Twitter prompts #WomenBoycottTwitter: Supporters of the movement will stay off the social media site for a day, in protest against its move to block the actor who spoke up against Harvey Weinstein.
  10. Pakistan troops free family held hostage by Afghan Taliban for five years: The couple, Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman, were kidnapped when they were backpacking in Afghanistan in October 2012.
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