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Exclusive: Chidambaram Bail Denial, A Repeat Order

On Friday, November 15 the Delhi High Court denied bail to former Finance Minister and Senior Congress leader, P Chidambaram, in the INX Media money laundering case. The order on Chidambaram’s bail petition had been reserved by Justice Suresh Kait on November 8. The denial of bail came on the basis of hearing arguments of Chidambaram’s counsel and the Enforcement Directorate (ED). However, a study of the High Court order in the Chidambaram case is shocking in that large parts of the

17 Nov 2019 12:26 pm
Rescuing Lahore And Delhi

My husband has an unfailing belief in humanity. Every time I start worrying about the problems of climate change, he says, “When people realise there is no other way forward, except to work together to solve the dilemma that threatens to wipe them out, they will.” I have worked on climate change issues for most of my professional career since 1992. While it is true that the world has come a long way since then, I often wonder how bad it has to get before our actions shift into a diff

17 Nov 2019 10:28 am
Sabrimala Temple Opened Today, 10 Women Sent Back

Sabarimala temple was opened today for pilgrims celebrating the Makaravilakku festival, which lasts for two months. Various arrangements were made for the devotees and a large number of police forces were deployed. Meanwhile, Kerala police barred 10 women from entering the temple.  

16 Nov 2019 7:26 pm
Sabarimala Temple Opens Today, No Protection For Women Devotees

Amid row over women of all ages visiting the shrine, the gates of the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala were thrown open to devotees at 5 pm on Saturday for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season. However, the Kerala government had refused to provide special security to women devotees going to Sabarimala temple. The government on Friday had said that women devotees are free to go to the temple after showing the Supreme Court order but they will not be given police prot

16 Nov 2019 7:25 pm
Om Birla Chairs All-Party Meet Ahead Of Winter Session

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla chaired an all party-meet on Saturday ahead of the winter session of Parliament where PM Modi was also present  

16 Nov 2019 7:21 pm
Protests Continue In Fathima Latheef Case

Demand for justice has gone from Chennai to Delhi for Fathima Latheef, a 19-year-old student who committed suicide in an IIT Madras hostel. AISA demonstrated outside Shastri Bhavan in Delhi and demanded a fair investigation into Fathima's death.  

16 Nov 2019 6:49 pm
'Joker' Inches Away From Billion Dollar Club

The worldwide collection of the film ‘Joker’, which released on October 2, is set to reach $1 billion. This film has broken several records with its performance. Made under the direction of Todd Phillips, ‘Joker’ is about to earn $1 billion across the world. With this, the film will become the world’s first R-Rated film with such huge earnings. This will also be the fourth Warner Brothers film to have earned more than $1 billion, that too, despite being produced at

16 Nov 2019 6:30 pm
Delhi Congress Prez Flays Kejriwal Over Rising Pollution

Delhi Congress president Subhash Chopra flays Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over rising air pollution in the capital and says he is not fit to rule and has done nothing to tackle the problem but to blame others  

16 Nov 2019 6:18 pm
Sharad Pawar To Meet Sonia Gandhi Tomorrow

Mumbai Congress president Eknath Gaikwad says NCP Chief Sharad Pawar will meet Sonia Gandhi tomorrow and a Common Minimum Program is being finalised between NCP, Shiv Sena & Congress  

16 Nov 2019 5:56 pm
Congress To Hold Bharat Bachao Rally On Nov 30

Congress to hold 'Bharat Bachao' rally on 30th November at Ramlila Maidan, in Delhi targeting the Government over economic slowdown, unemployment & farmer distress across the country. Ajay Jha reports  

16 Nov 2019 5:39 pm
Sambhar Lake Bird Deaths Cross 15,000: Court Seeks Report

Rajasthan Court seeks report from the State Government over the mysterious deaths of 15,000 migratory birds in Sambhar lake, Jaipur. Experts say the cause of death could be a disease named Avian Botulism  

16 Nov 2019 5:32 pm
UP Taking Lead As Social Media Watchdog

On National Press Day, a look at how the government and the Uttar Pradesh administration in particular plan to tackle fake news on social media and in the digital domain

16 Nov 2019 4:38 pm
Unseasonal Snowfall Damages Apple Crop In Kashmir

The unexpected heavy snowfall in J&K's Pulwama & Shopian districts, which are famous for their apple orchards, has damaged up to 70% of apple crop in the valley.  Electricity and water supply also remains shut in these areas due to the sudden and above-average snowfall in the month of November. Some people have also lost their lives in the snowfall.  The Horticulture Department is engaged in finding out the extent of damage to crops.  People in the Valley hav

16 Nov 2019 4:06 pm
Harvard Students Walk Out Of Talk By Israeli Envoy

Israeli Consul-General to US, Dani Dayan, was left embarrassed as at least a hundred students staged a walkout before he begins his talk at Harvard Law School on the Israeli settlement projects  

16 Nov 2019 3:44 pm
Farmers & UPSIDC Officials Clash Over Land Acquisition

Clash broke out between UP farmers and Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation officials in Unnao over land acquisition for Trans Ganga City project

16 Nov 2019 3:41 pm
Heavy Snowfall Destroys Apple Crop In J&K

Unexpected heavy snowfall in J&K's Pulwama & Shopian, famous for apple orchards, has damaged several apple crops in the valley

16 Nov 2019 3:37 pm
Get To The Oxygen Bar For Some Fresh Air

The menace of air pollution has opened up a business opportunity as Delhi gets its first ‘Oxygen Bar’. Here, in this unique bar, customers can get high on fresh air which comes in multiple flavours. On weekends, people often go to clubs or bars to enjoy themselves. But people in Delhi-NCR are now heading to an ‘Oxygen Bar’ to protect themselves from the growing pollution. People in Delhi-NCR, who face difficulties in breathing in fresh air due to the rising pollution, can

16 Nov 2019 3:22 pm
Voting Underway In Sri Lanka To Elect New President

Voting is underway on Saturday in Sri Lanka to elect a new President. A record number of 35 candidates are in the fray including former defence minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Polling stations opened at 7:00 am local time.  The voting is underway since 7 a.m. and around 1.6 crore people are voting in the presidential polls. This is the first big election in Sri Lanka after the Easter attacks on churches and hotels in April this year.  Security has been beefed up across the country in view

16 Nov 2019 3:06 pm
Sabarimala: All Arrangements In Place For Pilgrims, Say Authorities

JUST IN: Pathanamthitta District Collector P.B. Nooh says all arrangements are done for the smooth visit of pilgrims visiting the Sabarimala temple today and precautionary security measures are in place for the safety of pilgrims  

16 Nov 2019 2:34 pm
Pollution In Delhi-NCR Remains In 'Severe' Category, AQI Above 500 In Many Areas

Pollution in Delhi-NCR is once more at the ‘hazardous’ level. For the sixth consecutive day on Saturday, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi is in the ‘hazardous’ category. The Supreme Court has asked the government to install air purifier towers in the city to combat the air pollution problem. The situation remains critical due to rising levels of pollution in Delhi-NCR. On Saturday morning, entire Delhi-NCR was covered in a blanket of smog and the AQI remained abo

16 Nov 2019 2:15 pm
Bihar: Four Dead After Boiler Blast

Four people dead, several injured after a boiler blasted in an NGO in Motihari, Bihar.   

16 Nov 2019 1:08 pm
Delhi's First Oxygen Bar Finally Opens Amid Choking Pollution

The air pollution menace has opened up a business opportunity as Delhi gets its first ‘Oxygen Bar’. Here in this unique bar, customers can get high on fresh air which comes in multiple flavours

16 Nov 2019 12:59 pm
Sri Lanka Presidential Election Underway

Voting underway in Sri Lanka to elect a new President today. A record number of  35 candidates are in the fray including former defense minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Polling stations opened at 7:00 am local time and 15.9 million Sri Lankans are eligible to vote at 12,845 polling stations across the country.  

16 Nov 2019 12:46 pm

Traffic police recorded a total of 4885 violations of the odd-even rule put in place from November 4 to 15. The Delhi Government will decide on Monday, November 18 if the rule will be further extended after looking at the pollution levels in the city.   

16 Nov 2019 12:43 pm
Delhi's Air Quality Remains In 'Severe' Category

Delhi continues to grapple with severe air pollution with AQI over 500 in most areas. Supreme Court has directed the government to install air purifier towers to combat the air pollution problem.  

16 Nov 2019 12:36 pm
Women Play Larger Role In Growth Of Digital Videos

According to a report, women in Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities watch more Subscription-based Videos On Demand (SVOD) than men. It has been revealed that women from small towns have a larger role in the growth of digital videos than men and millennials. In the past two years, the consumption of digital videos has doubled. The time spent on digital videos in a day has increased from 11 minutes to 24 minutes. This has come to light in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report presented at the CII Big Pict

16 Nov 2019 12:34 pm
Women In Tier 1 And 2 Cities Driving Growth Of OTT Platforms

In the middle of a consumer meltdown, there is growth of OTT platforms or Subscription-Based Video On Demand (SVOD) driven by women users in tier 1 & 2 cities.  

16 Nov 2019 12:32 pm
Go Headlines: Top News Of The Hour

Delhi Air pollution: AQI crosses 500 in several areas Supreme Court orders government to construct air purifier towers  NCP, Shiv Sena, Congress delegation to meet Maharashtra Governor BJP launches countrywide protests demanding Rahul apology All eyes on Sabarimala temple opening today 4 dead in Bihar kitchen boiler blast  Sri Lanka goes to polls to elect a new President Bangladesh on the mat in Indore Test

16 Nov 2019 12:29 pm
No Money For Daily Needs, Consumer Spending Falls For First Time In 50 Yrs

Figures from the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) are narrating a tale of economic slowdown in the country. According to NSO, consumer spending has seen a huge fall for the first time in the past five decades. It clearly means that the common person has no money to spend and poverty is increasing in the country. According to new statistics from NSO, compared to 2011-12, there has been a fall of 3.7% in consumer spending per household in 2017-18. In 2011-12, this expenditure was Rs 1,501,

16 Nov 2019 12:20 pm
High-Level Meet On Delhi Pollution Flops

Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir along with 24 other MPs skipped meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ministry of Urban Development on Pollution in Delhi    

15 Nov 2019 7:00 pm
SC: Odd-Even Scheme Half-Baked, Not A Long Term Solution

Supreme Court says the odd-even scheme is 'half-baked' and not a long term solution in controlling air pollution in Delhi-NCR and asked Centre for roadmap towers which expert claim can reduce pollution by 65%  

15 Nov 2019 6:57 pm
Odd-Even In Delhi Ends Today, CM To Review Extension On Monday

The odd-even scheme for vehicles ends in Delhi even as pollution levels remain grim. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the road-rationing scheme will not be extended for now and a final call will be taken on Monday.  Friday is the ninth and final day of the Odd-Even Scheme, launched on November 4 for 12 days in the national capital which is struggling to combat very severe levels of pollution. — GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) November 15, 2019 On F

15 Nov 2019 6:14 pm
Delhi-NCR: A Toxic Gas Chamber

Residents of Delhi-NCR remain trapped in a haze of toxic air. The Met department has warned that this condition will prevail till Saturday after which the AQI may register a slight improvement. On Friday, for the fifth consecutive day, the Air Quality Index (AQI) once again reached the 'hazardous' category in Delhi. AQI in most areas of Delhi-NCR was in ‘very poor’ category and remained above 500. Entire Delhi-NCR was covered in a blanket of smog. Also, the lay

15 Nov 2019 6:04 pm
Prashant Bhushan: CBI Must Investigate Rafale Deal

CBI must investigate the Rafale deal says Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who was one of the petitioners in the Rafale case. Government must grant CBI permission to conduct an investigation if they have nothing to hide, he added  

15 Nov 2019 6:02 pm
Odd-Even is Half Baked, Need Long Term Solutions: SC

Delhi on Friday became the most polluted city in the world with its air quality index (AQI), according to the world air quality rankings. Measures such as the forced rationing of vehicles on the road through the odd-even scheme have done little to make a dent in the thick layer of smog which has descended on India's capital. On Friday, the country's Supreme Court, which has suo motu taken up the case of.air pollution told the Delhi government that its Odd-even scheme was 'half b

15 Nov 2019 6:00 pm
Mandir Trust Plan Triggers Holy Mess

Infighting in Ayodhya amongst saints after Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict, directing Centre to set up a trust to construct the Ram temple  

15 Nov 2019 5:11 pm
Consumer Spending Falls First Time In Over 4 Decades

Monthly consumer spending falls for the first time in over four decades with a major dip in rural India, government data reveals  

15 Nov 2019 4:25 pm
Congress: PM Has Ignored Delhi's Toxic Air Crisis

Odd-even scheme for vehicles ends in Delhi even as pollution levels remain grim. Meanwhile, the Congress questions the PM's commitment to addressing the capital city's toxic air crisis  

15 Nov 2019 3:58 pm
Farmers Are Suffering In Power Game Of Maharashtra

As a bitter political tussle and uncertainty over government formation continues in Maharashtra, the state finds itself engulfed in an acute agrarian crisis. Farmers in large numbers gathered near the Raj Bhawan in Mumbai on Thursday demanding compensation for their crops which were damaged during the recent unseasonal rains and floods.  Over the years, the state's farmers have traditionally borne the brunt of acute water scarcity and droughts, but this time around&n

15 Nov 2019 3:43 pm
Mass Deaths Of Migratory Birds In Rajasthan Could Have Been Caused By Avian Botulism

Over 1,000 birds from migratory species which were found dead around Sambhar Lake in Jaipur on Nov 12 could have died of avian botulism, it now appears. "Symptom of paralyses in wings suggest death of birds could be due to avian botulism”, says AK Katariya, Professor, Apex Centre for Animal Disease, Bikaner. The bird species included the Northern Shoveler, Pintail, Common Teal, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Coot Gadwall, Ruff, Black-headed Gull, Green Bee Eater, Black Shouldered Kite, Caspia

15 Nov 2019 3:28 pm
An Organic Seeds Bank In Chhattisgarh To Help Needy Farmers

An organic seed bank has been set up in Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur to protect farmers from the fraud and loss caused in procuring seeds.  With the start of the seed bank, while on one hand farmers will not fall prey to cheating, on the other, vegetables, paddy and pulses can be saved from extinction. Given the awareness related to health among people these days, organic farming is being encouraged. For this, governments and the administration are making all possible efforts. Keepin

15 Nov 2019 2:29 pm
Chitrakoot: Harvesting Rain To Fight Water Scarcity

Chitrakoot is a district in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and shares its borders with Uttar Pradesh. Water scarcity has been a major challenge for Bundelkhand and it's getting even worse. Despite Chitrakoot being one of the most water-scarce areas of the country, residents have found a way out of the crisis by conserving rainwater. Watch this report This is the fourth & concluding part of a special series on "Water Safety and Sustainability" in collaboration wit

15 Nov 2019 2:15 pm
Mallikarjun Kharge: BJP Has A History Of Horse-Trading

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on rebel MLAs immediately joining the BJP says they have a history of horse-trading and now those on BJP ticket will be permanently ex-MLAs  

15 Nov 2019 2:02 pm
Chhattisgarh's Organic Seeds Bank To Help Farmers

An organic seed bank has been started in Balrampur, Chhattisgarh to protect farmers from seed losses and fraud   

15 Nov 2019 1:54 pm
Maharashtra Politics: A Land Of Topsy-Turvy Opportunities

All four parties - BJP, Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress are negotiating for government formation in Maharashtra. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that politics is just as unpredictable as a gripping game of cricket. Just wait and watch...  

15 Nov 2019 1:50 pm
2 Students Dead In California School Shooting, Gunman Shoots Shelf

A student on Thursday opened fire at Sangus High School in Santa Clarita, California, killing two of his classmates and wounding three others before turning the gun on himself on his 16th birthday. The shooting began around 7.30 a.m. local time and the suspect took just 16 seconds to pull out the weapon from his backpack, shoot five people and then himself in the head. The suspected gunman is hospitalised in critical condition who used the last bullet from a 0.45-caliber pistol on himself, autho

15 Nov 2019 1:27 pm
Delhi: Students Lag Behind Syllabus As Schools Remain Shut

In a bid to avoid children getting exposed to toxic air, schools in Delhi have been open only for six days after Diwali which has seriously affected their studies  

15 Nov 2019 1:09 pm
Climate Change Is Killing Our Children

New research show extensive health damage from climate change for a child born today, says the latest Lancet report.

15 Nov 2019 1:03 pm
London To Sydney Flight Breaks World Record

Qantas has kicked off 12 months of centenary celebrations as it marks a fresh milestone in aviation with a non-stop London to Sydney flight. Flown by the latest addition to the national carrier’s fleet, a brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in Sydney at  12:28pm, 19 hours and 19 minutes after leaving Heathrow. It follows the non-stop New York to Sydney flight last month as the second of three research flights aim at improving crew and passenger wellbeing on ultra lon

15 Nov 2019 12:45 pm
Last Day Of Odd-even Rule In Delhi !

There was no decision was taken on Thursday on extending the odd-even vehicle scheme, which enters its final day today. The anti-pollution measure kicked in on November 4 and ends today if not extended by the Delhi government later in the day.  

15 Nov 2019 11:54 am