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Delhi NCR air quality continues to remain severe

The Air Quality Index of the adjoining areas of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida, Gurugram and others have also shown a deteriorating air quality as most of them fall under the severe category. Air quality in the city was severe yesterday as well. With the onset of winter, a dip in the ... Read More »

Sabarimala case: SC refers matter to larger bench

The Court referred all review pleas to a larger seven-judge bench. The Apex Court said, the larger bench will decide all such religious issues relating to Sabarimala, entry of women in mosques and practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi read ... Read More »

SC rejects review petitions seeking Rafale probe

A three-judge bench also rejected the contention that there was a need for registration of FIR in connection with the deal. The pleas had sought re-examination of Apex Court’s  14th December 2018 verdict which said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process.   A batch of petitions, including ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger Named FIFA’s Development Chief

Legendary Coach Arsene Wenger has been appointed FIFA’s new chief of global football development. According to FIFA Wenger would be responsible for the growth of the game “for both men and women around the world”, and would also be the “leading authority on technical matters”, including potential changes to the ... Read More »

Delhi schools to be shut till Nov 15 due to rising pollution levels

The Delhi government’s decision follows an order from Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority as the air quality hovered close to emergency levels. The Authority has also extended the ban on hot-mix plants and stone-crushers in Delhi-NCR till Friday. All coal and other fuel-based industries, which have not shifted to ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Campaigning for Presidential elections ends

Polling will be held on Saturday. Sri Lanka People’s party (SLPP) contender Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressed confidence of his election victory and  urged his supporters to be respectful when celebrating the victory once the results are officially declared. Mr. Rajpaksa said they expect to establish a quality and efficient government and ... Read More »

39th India International Trade Fair begins today

The theme for this edition of the fair is ‘Ease of Doing Business’. The fair will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari. First five days will be reserved for business and the Fair will be open to the general public from the 19th ... Read More »

PM Modi calls business leaders from BRICS nations to invest in India

Prime Minister Modi said, India is the world’s most open and investment-friendly economy due to political stability, predictable policy and business-friendly reforms. Prime Minister Modi was addressing the closing ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, last night. Prime Minister Modi said, the BRICS has ... Read More »

President of Bangladesh Md. Abdul Hamid is on a four day visit to Nepal

During the meeting, matters pertaining to cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, energy, connectivity, waterways, aviation, education, transportation and agriculture were discussed. Both the leaders also shared views on enhancing cooperation on matters of regional and global interests, including climate change. President of Bangladesh also visited famous Bhaktapur Durbar ... Read More »

Lata Mangeshkar admitted to ICU of Breach Candy Hospital

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai in early hours on Monday after she complained of breathing problems, suggested media report. The iconic playback singer, who turned 90 on September 28, is suffering from “viral chest congestion” and would be discharged ... Read More »

50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Theme song unveiled

The Information and Broadcasting ministry on Wednesday launched the official anthem and radio jingle for the golden jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), scheduled to take place in Goa from November 20 to 28. The anthem, inspired by the nine ‘rasas’ (emotions) of the Natya Shashtra and ... Read More »

Bangladesh President Md. Hamid meets his Nepali counterpart in Kathmandu

According to a press release issued by the Nepal President’s office, matters relating to friendly relations existing between the two countries, mutual interest and matters of concern were discussed in the meeting. They also discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral relations between Nepal and Bangladesh. President Bhandari also hosted State ... Read More »

Supreme Court tough on Air Pollution in Delhi-NCR

Entire North India including Delhi/NCR is reeling under the wave of severe pollution. The air has become toxic. The air quality index, which remained in the very severe category for the last three days reached 500 mark in many areas on Wednesday. The Air Quality Index at Anand Vihar in ... Read More »