Bihar Education Minister Mewa Lal Choudhary | Photo: @ANI
Bihar education minister Mewa Lal Chaudhary, whose appointment to the post had triggered a controversy on account of a corruption taint, on Thursday tendered his resignation, barely three days after being sworn in as a member of the Nitish Kumar cabinet.
The Supreme Court today restored a PIL, which was dismissed earlier, challenging the constitutional validity of Centre's newly enacted three farm laws on a ground that Parliament lacked power to make legislations on the subject as 'agriculture' is a state subject in the Constitution.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced hiking fines for not using face masks from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000 and increasing the number of beds for Covid-19 patients at hospitals amid a massive Covid-19 surge. He also appealed to the people not to celebrate Chhath at ponds and other water bodies in the city.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart from Luxembourg Xavier Bettel held a virtual summit today, covering a wide spectrum of bilateral relationship.
US general says IS in Iraq and Syria still long-term threat
Although the Islamic State extremist group is battered and scattered, it cannot be fully defeated until the world finds a way to reconcile and resettle the thousands of people displaced by years of war in Iraq and Syria, the general overseeing American military operations in the Mideast said on Thursday.
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of US Central Command, said there is no military means of solving the problem of Mideast refugees and internally displaced persons, or IDPs, who await repatriation or resettlement and represent what he called an unfortunate byproduct of armed conflicts. Today, across vast swaths of Syria and Iraq, the systemic indoctrination of IDP and refugee camp populations who are hostage to the receipt of ISIS ideology is an alarming development with potentially generational implications, McKenzie said in remarks to the National Council on US-Arab Relations.
He said a solution must come from a joint effort by diplomatic, security and humanitarian organizations.
Facebook estimates hate speech seen in 1 out of 1000 views on its platform
Facebook Inc for the first time on Thursday disclosed numbers on the prevalence of hate speech on its platform, saying that out of every 10,000 content views in the third quarter, 10 to 11 included hate speech.The world's largest social media company, under scrutiny over its policing of abuses, particularly around November's U.S.presidential election, released the estimate in its quarterly content moderation report.
On a call with reporters, Facebook's head of safety and integrity Guy Rosen said that from March 1 to the Nov. 3 election, the company removed more than 265,000 pieces of content from Facebook and Instagram in the United States for violating its voter interference policies.
Rajasthan govt to give Rs 6,000 to women becoming mothers for second time
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said Rs 6,000 will be given to women becoming mothers for the second time under a new government scheme. He said the beneficiary women will get the amount directly in their bank accounts in five phases.
On the birth anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, Gehlot launched Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana through a video conference. The scheme will not only help fight malnutrition, but will also increase awareness among the people about the importance of a mother's health and her nutrition level for proper development of children, he said in a statement.
"If a pregnant woman gets adequate nutrition, then the baby will also be born healthy," Gehlot said, adding that the scheme was announced in the state budget on March 13.
Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers merge; VIL gets Rs 3,760 cr for Indus holding
The merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers to create a mega tower company has been completed, and Vodafone Idea has received Rs 3,760.1 crore cash for its 11.15 per cent holding in Indus, a regulatory filing said on Thursday.
Vodafone Group will hold 28.12 per cent stake in the merged entity, while the holding of Airtel Group will be about 36.7 per cent. Read More...
2020 US elections: Donald Trump's campaign says they are withdrawing lawsuit in Michigan, says Reuters
PM Modi pitches for strong economic relations in India-Luxembourg summit
Asserting that there was a huge potential to further ramp up economic engagement between India and Luxembourg, the third largest source of Foreign Portfolio Investments (FPI) for the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while adressing the first summit in two decades between the two countries on Thursday pitched for strengthening of cooperation in a range of areas like financial and digital technologies.
Addressing the summit, held through videoconferencing, Modi also talked about the common values like democracy, rule of law and freedom which have strengthened the bilateral ties.
"There is a huge potential to expand economic engagement between the two countries. We have good cooperation in areas like steel, financial technology, digital domain, but there is a massive possibility of taking it forward," Modi said at the meeting with his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bette. READ ON...
Loan moratorium is fiscal policy matter, required steps taken: Centre to SC
The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that issue pertaining to loan moratorium in view of the COVID-19 pandemic is a fiscal policy matter and the government has taken various proactive steps keeping in mind different sectors.
While apprising the apex court about the steps and measures taken so far by the Union Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Centre told a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan that it is not a case of no action and no further indulgence may be given even if the petitioners say that there could be better option on this issue.
The bench, also comprising Justices R S Reddy and M R Shah, was told by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that to ask for sector specific reliefs from the top court now is perhaps not a remedy available under Article 32 of the Constitution. READ ON...
Technology will help us vaccinate large population in short time: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told India Inc including top industry leaders, technologists and startup founders that the country is uniquely positioned to leap ahead in the information era. He said it is time for tech-solutions designed in India to be deployed for the world.
“We have the best minds as well as the biggest market,” said Modi at the Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020, which was held virtually. “Our local tech solutions have the potential to go global.”
He said that technology is the prime reason that the government’s schemes have gone beyond files and have changed the lives of Indians at speed and at scale. This includes providing electricity to almost all households. He said technology gives India the confidence that it would be able to vaccinate a large population of people against the Covid-19 virus in a short period of time. “When it comes to technology, the way ahead lies in learning and growing together,” said Modi. Inspired by that approach, a number of incubation centres are opening in India. He said the government is providing support to the vibrant startup community. Over the last few years, a great culture of hackathons has developed in the country. READ ON...
Farmers protesting against agri laws to take highway route to Delhi on Nov 26
Farmers who are protesting against three new farm laws will reach Delhi on November 26 through five highways connecting the national capital as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' march call. The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh and various factions of Bharatiya Kisan Union have joined hands and formed a 'Samyukta Kisan Morcha' to press the central government to scrap the three farm laws.
The 'morcha' has the support of over 500 farmers' organisations. Various farmer leaders met here on Thursday in connection with the November 26 'Delhi Chalo' march.
A seven-member committee has also been formed to coordinate the operations of the 'morcha'.
Will forge an alliance with Samajwadi Party to defeat BJP in 2022 Assembly election: Shivpal Yadav
New Development Bank approves Rs 3,700 crore for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut rail corridor
The New Development Bank (NDB) has approved $500 million (approx. Rs 3,700 crore) for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), which aims to significantly reduce in pollution and congestion.
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS is an 82.15 km long, under-construction, semi-high speed rail corridor connecting Delhi with Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
The RRTS corridor will have a total of 24 stations and will be elevated for around 70.5 km while 11.5 km of its stretch will be underground. Civil construction work is in progress on more than 50 km of this corridor. The 17-km long priority section of this corridor between Sahibabad and Duhai in Ghaziabad district is scheduled to commence operations in 2023, while the entire corridor will be opened to the public by 2025.
Four JeM terrorists killed in 3-hour-long gunbattle on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Four suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed and two policemen injured in a gunbattle on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway after a truck carrying newly infiltrated militants was intercepted on the outskirts of Jammu city on Thursday. The terrorists had come to execute a "big plan" which has now been foiled, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh, said.
Reacting to the success of the security forces, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said, "No outside force can derail us from our mission of peace and progress."
In Srinagar, IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the four terrorists were on their way to the Kashmir Valley to disturb the District Development Council (DDC) polls scheduled later this month, as Pakistan has been trying to cause trouble in the political process.
Delhi govt orders 90 private hospitals to reserve 60% of total bed capacity for treatment of Covid-19 patients
Delhi govt has ordered 90 private hospitals to reserve 60% of their total bed capacity for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
This will increase 2644 beds in pvt hospitals for covid treatment. pic.twitter.com/D44BSkDoPE
SC orders Uttarakhand govt to demolish four illegal religious structures in Haridwar
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave time till May 31, next year to Uttarakhand government to demolish the four illegal religious structures built on public land in Haridwar in view of upcoming Kumbh Mela' which is scheduled to be held in the city from January, 2021.
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah said, For the reasons given in the application and especially that Kumbh Mela' is to commence in 2021 and will end on April 15, 2021, we are of the view that the State should be permitted to demolish the illegal structures by May 31, 2021.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Uttarakhand government, submitted that the State has undertaken to commence proceedings for demolition of the four illegal structures in Haridwar and will remove them by May 31, 2021.
Belief in democracy, rule of law, freedom strengthens India-Luxembourg partnership: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the belief in democracy, rule of law and freedom is the strength of the partnership between India and Luxembourg.
Speaking at the first stand-alone India-Luxembourg summit via video conferencing, PM Modi said, "India-Luxembourg's partnership amid the COVID-19 pandemic can be beneficial for the recovery of both the countries. Our bilateral belief in democracy, rule of law and freedom strengthens our relation and partnership." Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel greeted PM Narendra Modi as "Hello my friend" after welcoming him with folded hands.
"On the behalf of 130 crore Indians, I send my condolences to the people who died of COVID-19 in Luxembourg. I also congratulate the Prime Minister for his efficient dealing with the coronavirus," he said.
MoUs signed between Luxembourg Stock Exchange with SBI and India International Exchange: MEA
MoUs signed between the Luxembourg Stock Exchange with SBI and India International Exchange. Agreement between Luxinnovation and Invest India also signed. Very good prospects of India and Luxembourg on financial collaboration: MEA on India-Luxembourg Virtual Summit pic.twitter.com/PyUIUXXDcu
Farmers will reach Delhi on Nov 26 to protest against agriculture laws
Up in arms against the three agriculture-related Acts enacted by the Centre in September, representatives of farmers across the country on Thursday unanimously decided here to rally in Delhi on November 26 to lodge their protests.
Representatives of all-India farmer unions decided on this issue after their parleys with Union Ministers remained inconclusive.
The farmer leaders warned the respective state governments that if they were stopped from proceeding towards Delhi, they would stage indefinite protests en route. They also demanded permission to rally at Ramlila Maidan, failing which they threatened to block entry points to Delhi from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The meeting of representatives of All India Kisan Mahasangh, All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, and a farmer forum led by BS Rajewal and Gurnam Singh Chanduni was called to chalk out the 'Delhi Chalo' programme.
Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi govt over high Covid-19 mortality, low GDP
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday targeted the Narendra Modi government over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy, saying while the number of COVID-19 deaths was among the highest in the world, its GDP growth was also among the lowest.
"Modi government's report card: At the forefront in corona mortality, the lowest in GDP rate," he said in a tweet in Hindi.
He also tagged a chart showing India among the highest at 95 COVID deaths per million population and the lowest at -10.3 per cent in the GDP growth rate as compared to other countries in the world. Gandhi and the Congress party have attacked the Modi government over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and accused it of "destroying" the country's economy due to its policies.
PM Modi to inaugurate ReInvest 2020 virtually for investment in clean energy on Nov 26
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the third edition of Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-INVEST 2020), virtually on November 26, in a bid to provide an international forum for investment promotion in renewable energy sector.
Along with Prime Minister Modi, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK and President COP-26 and the Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark will also address inaugural session.
"It will also send signals to the global renewable community about India's commitment to the development and scaling up of renewable energy to meet its energy requirements in a sustainable manner. In India during the last 6 years, over Rs 4.7 lakh crore were invested and India has become a favoured destination for investment in renewables," RK Singh, Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy said here on Thursday.
Sebi demands Rs 62,600 crore from Sahara in Supreme Court petition
India's market regulator has filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to direct embattled Sahara conglomerate chief Subrata Roy and two of his companies to deposit Rs 62,600 crore ($8.4 billion) that it said was due to its investors.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) told the Supreme Court that Sahara had failed to comply with 2012 and 2015 court orders to deposit the entire amount it collected from investors along with 15% annual interest, according to a copy of the petition filed on Wednesday and seen by Reuters.
Sahara, once the sponsor of India's national cricket team, has been embroiled in a battle with SEBI over repaying billions of dollars to investors who put their money in a bond scheme that was later ruled to be illegal. READ ON...
Supported and welcomed India's election to UNSC for term 2021-22: Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel
LIVE: PM Narendra Modi takes part in India-Luxembourg Virtual Summit
India's overall spending on health sector 'low', says Niti Aayog member
India's overall spending on the health sector is "low" and the situation must be "corrected", Niti Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said on Thursday.
Emphasising that there is a need to request both the union and state governments to enhance spending on health, he said the COVID-19 experience will justify an increase in expenditure on health sector.
"India's overall spending on the health sector is low. It has been coming from constrained resources... many many competing priorities. It is low and must be corrected," he said while addressing a virtual event organised by industry body CII. In 2018-19, India's spending on health sector was 1.5 per cent of GDP, somewhat an improvement over the last decade, Paul said. READ ON...
Pakistan court sentences Hafiz Saeed to fresh jail term in terror cases
Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan in two more terror cases.
Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has placed a USD 10 million bounty on, was arrested on July 17 last year in the terror financing cases. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in February this year in two terror financing cases. He is lodged at the Lahore's high-security Kot Lakhpat jail.
"The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Lahore on Thursday sentenced four leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa, including its chief Hafiz Saeed, in two more cases," a court official told PTI. READ ON...
Widow of CRPF jawan killed by terrorists in 2002, gets ex-gratia payment after 18 years
The widow of a CRPF jawan, who died fighting terrorists during the 2002 Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls, has received ex-gratia payment from the Election Commission after 18 years following the intervention of the top brass.
Anguished by the delay, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora wrote a letter to Pramila Devi, personally apologising on behalf of the administrative machinery. The Commission decided to provide her Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia as an exception, which is the present admissible amount.
In 2002, the admissible amount for ex-gratia was Rs 5 lakh. The amount has been transferred to her bank account.
Bihar education minister resigns over corruption charges
Bihar education minister Mewa Lal Chaudhary, whose appointment to the post had triggered a controversy on account of a corruption taint, on Thursday tendered his resignation, barely three days after being sworn in as a member of the Nitish Kumar cabinet.
Chaudhary, who was allocated the portfolio on Tuesday, a day after taking oath, sent his resignation immediately after assuming charge at 1 P.M., informed sources said.
Chaudhary, who belongs to the JD(U) headed by the chief minister, had been named an accused in a five-year-old case relating to alleged irregularities in appointment of teachers and technicians at Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur, where he was the Vice Chancellor.
Parliamentary panel grills Twitter over 'obscene' tweets by Kunal Kamra targeting SC, CJI
A parliamentary committee questioned Twitter on Thursday over the recent "obscene" tweets by stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra targeting the Supreme Court and the chief justice of India (CJI), and sought reply from the social media giant over the matter within seven days, said the panel's chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi.
This came close on the heels of Twitter apologising in writing to the same parliamentary panel for wrongly showing Ladakh in China and promising to correct the error by the month-end. Twitter India representatives deposed before the Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill on Thursday.
"It is shameful that Twitter is allowing its platform for obscene remarks like the one by stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra against the Supreme Court and the CJI," Lekhi told reporters.
Pakistan's court sentences Hafiz Saeed to 10 years in jail in two more cases
Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan in two more terror cases. Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has placed a USD 10 million bounty on, was arrested on July 17 last year in the terror financing cases. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in February this year in two terror financing cases.
He is lodged at the Lahore's high-security Kot Lakhpat jail.
"The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Lahore on Thursday sentenced four leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa, including its chief Hafiz Saeed, in two more cases," a court official told PTI.
Moody's calls stimulus measures positive, revises GDP forecast upwards
Moody's Investors Service has lowered the contraction rate for India's gross domestic product to 10.6 per cent for 2020-21 from its earlier 11.5 per cent. It also revised upwards its expectation for GDP growth rate to 10.8 per cent for 2021-22 from the earlier 10.6 per cent.
The rating agency also said the stimulus measures announced last week by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman were aimed at increasing manufacturing competitiveness and creating jobs, while supporting infrastructure investment, credit availability to stressed sectors.
"As such, they present potential upside to our current forecasts, a credit positive," Moody's said in a statement. READ ON...
SC restores dismissed PIL challenging validity of Centre's farm laws
The Supreme Court Thursday restored a PIL, which was dismissed earlier, challenging the constitutional validity of Centre's newly enacted three farm laws on a ground that Parliament lacked power to make legislations on the subject as 'agriculture' is a state subject in the Constitution. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, on October 12, had issued a notice to the Centre on a batch of petitions against the three contentious farm laws and had sought its reply in four weeks.
However, it had dismissed the PIL filed by lawyer M L Sharma against these statutes by asking him to approach the High Court instead.
"We will restore and keep your matter for admission after two weeks," the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, said when Sharma claimed on Thursday that he couldn't argue his case on the last date of hearing.
In a hearing conducted via video conferencing, the lawyer sought restoration of his dismissed PIL by saying "if I could not appear before the court and argue myself, then it amounts to non-appearance". The bench said it remembered as to what had transpired on the last date of hearing in the case.
Registration of construction workers through door-step delivery begins today in Delhi
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that the registration of construction workers for government schemes will be done through door-step delivery. The door-step delivery service has started today on '1076' helpline, aiming that no construction worker will have to stand in long queues at government offices.
"It has now been decided that registration of construction workers (for govt schemes) will be done through door-step delivery. The service begins today on '1076' helpline. No construction worker will have to stand in long queues at govt offices now," Sisodia said in a press briefing here today.
Under the service, a government executive will go to the construction worker's house at a time suitable and all his or her documents will be uploaded there.
LVB's swift resolution by RBI to help maintain financial stability: S&P
Global rating agency Standard and Poor's ( S&P) today said Reserve Bank of India's move to consider Singapore-based DBS Bank to bail out Lakshmi Vilas Bank demonstrates its willingness to put control of banking assets in foreign entities.
Previously, empahsis had been to look at homegrown institutions. In the bailout of private sector YES Bank earlier this year, the RBI called upon government-controlled State Bank of India and other large Indian banks for capital support.
The swift resolution of troubled Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) will keep contagion at bay and help maintain stability in the banking system. Reserve Bank of India has proposed merging LVB with DBS Bank India Ltd ( DBIL). As part of the proposal, DBIL, the wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based DBS Bank will inject Indian rupee Rs 2,500 crore into the merged entity to support its financial position. READ ON...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addressing press conference on Covid-19 containment
Loan moratorium case in SC LIVE: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta citing measures such as IBC suspension
SG: Resolution can't be invoked before Dec 31, 2020. Pre-COVID defaulters can't benefit from a fresh resolution framework. Resolution can't be invoked before Dec 31, 2020. Committee studied the commercial situation, spoke to stakeholders Committee assessed stress in various sectors. Disaster Management Authority has done whatever it could. NDMA has already done what it could under law.
Loan moratorium case in SC LIVE: Banks are approaching loan holders through mails and SMS etc., SG says
"They are under directions to do so," says SC.
Banks fully empowered to resolve Covid-19 related stress to individual borrowers, says SG
Banks fully empowered to resolve Covid-19 related stress to individual borrowers which have various concessions such as interest haircuts, loan restructuring, rescheduling payments etc, says SG
Loan moratorium case LIVE: Kamath Committee was appointed for Loan Restructuring, SG tells SC
This committee took several stakeholders into account and came out with their report, SG says and points to it on the affidavit.
All accounts which are not big accounts have been covered by RBI circular, SG says.
Loan moratorium case LIVE: Loans can be extended, interests reduced, says Centre
Over and above sector specific relief, we as the government not oblivious to it. No room available to do anything beyond the constraint of finance. Loans can be extended, interests can be reduced, says SG
Loan moratorium case LIVE: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta takes the bench through the additional affidavit of October 9, filed on behalf of Centre
SC was initially approached on question of interest on interest and several petitions came to filed by various sectors under Article 32. I am not on maintainability right now, says SG.
Pandemic-related relief extended via Atmanirbhar scheme, sector specific pandemic related relief already provided by government. 90,800 crore sanction for power distribution companies to pay their outstanding dues, says SG.
Tamil Nadu: State Sea Workers Association members allege fishermen from Rameswaram were attacked by Lankan Navy
"They threw stones, cut fishing nets & chased our fishermen away. They had to return home empty-handed," says CR Senthilvel, State Secy, TN Sea Workers Association.
Today, we are able to build homes, provide electricity to households because of technology, says PM Modi
Today, when we're able to help the poor build their homes at an unprecedented scale, speed and transparency, it is thanks to technology.
Today, when we're able to provide electricity to almost all households, technology has played a key role: PM Narendra Modi
At the peak of Covid-19 lockdown, it was technology that ensured India's poor received quick and proper assistance, says PM Modi at Bengaluru Tech Summit
At the peak of Covid-19 lockdown, it was technology that ensured India's poor received quick and proper assistance.
The scale of this relief has few parallels. If India is successfully operating the world's largest healthcare scheme, it is due to a big role of technology.
Digital India is no longer being seen as any regular govt initiative. It has become a way of life: PM Modi
We launched the Digital India Mission five years ago. Today, I'm glad to say that Digital India is no longer being seen as any regular govt initiative. It has become a way of life, particularly for the poor, marginalized and for those in government: PM Narendra Modi
Varavara Rao shifted to Nanavati Hospital from Taloja jail
81-year-old undertrial in Bhima Koregaon case Varavara Rao shifted to Nanavati Hospital from Taloja jail for 15 days following the directions of Bombay High Court.
PM Modi to address Bengaluru tech summit shortly
Loan moratorium case in SC
On the last date of hearing, RBI had informed top court that it was facing difficulties due to the interim order which had imposed restrictions on classifying those accounts as NPA’s which were not classified thus as on August 31, 2020.
Supreme Court will today take up pleas seeking extension of Covid-induced loan moratorium
Supreme Court’s Justice Ashok Bhushan led bench will today take up plea(s) seeking extension of the Covid-19 induced loan moratorium & waiver of accruing interest.
Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud will resume hearing plea against Sudarshan News channel
Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud will resume hearing plea against Sudarshan News TV for its Bindaas Bol - UPSC Jihad show on Muslims infiltrating the Civil Services.
West Bengal: 12-hour Bandh call given by state BJP
12-hour Bandh call given by state BJP after their party worker was allegedly beaten to death in Cooch Behar.
"Our workers are constantly being killed by TMC but police is not doing anything. So, today's bandh is our protest against such killings," says a BJP worker.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 today through video conferencing.
The Tech Summit is scheduled from 19th to 21st November.
Jammu and Kashmir: An encounter is underway near Ban toll plaza in Nagrota, Jammu
#WATCH Jammu and Kashmir: An encounter is underway near Ban toll plaza in Nagrota, Jammu. Security tightened, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed. More details awaited.