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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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%
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. pic.twitter.com/tL0rhtBlqy — GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) November 15, 2019 On F
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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.