PC to sleep on ‘takht’ in Tihar once CBI custody ends

By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chouhan New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance and Home Minister P. Chidambaram would be spending his next four nights in the plush CBI headquarters on Lodhi Road during the police remand, but his stay in his expected judicial custody would be rather harsh. Tentative arrangements[Read More…]

Andhra HC suspends pre-closure orders on Polavaram

Amaravati, Aug 22 (IANS) In a setback to the YSRCP government, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday suspended pre-closure orders to Navayuga Engineering Company for developing a hydroelectric station as part of the multipurpose Polavaram project. The court in its interim orders suspended the pre-closure orders issued by Andhra[Read More…]

No entry in S. Delhi for CVs sans RFID tag after Aug 23

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The deadline for pre-registration of RFID tags and recharge of tags has been decided for August 23, by both Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation. The commercial vehicles without RFID tags post this date will not be allowed to[Read More…]

SC asks NHAI to defend Salem-Chennai highway

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) as to how it will defend the Rs 10,000 crore eight-lane Salem-Chennai highway, a part of the ‘Bharatmala Pariyojana’, which is a scheme envisaged to cut the travel time between the two[Read More…]

Three arrested in a road rage case in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting two others in a case of road rage, the police said on Thursday. The accused — Prabhjot Singh, 27, Gagan Shegal, 29, both residents of Tilak Nagar, and Preet Singh, 31, a resident of Vikaspuri — allegedly[Read More…]

1 lakh LED streetlights in Kolkata, Bidhannagar

Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) In a bid to cut down on carbon emissions, the West Bengal government has decided to retrofit about one lakh smart LED streetlights in municipal corporation areas covering Kolkata and neighbouring Bidhannagar, a senior minister announced here on Thursday. Minister of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs[Read More…]

Plea in SC challenging amendments to UAPA Act

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Act, 2019, notified by the Centre, to designate an individual as a terrorist. The petition, filed the Association for Protection of Civil Rights, an NGO, has sought direction[Read More…]

Naik inspects Bharat Electronics Ltd facility in Bengaluru

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik inspected defence facilities at the Bengaluru-based Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) including the unit that develops critical high-technology electronic components and the coastal surveillance system, officials said on Thursday. Defence Ministry officials said that the inspection had been carried[Read More…]

Recession inevitable if protectionism rises: Goyal (Lead)

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday warned that the world economy will fall into a recession which will spare no country if the protectionist policies and “unilateral measures” being adopted by some developed countries continue. Addressing the South-South and Triangular Cooperation summit here, Goyal[Read More…]

CSC signs MoU with ministry to digitise panchayats

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Common Service Centre SPV (CSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to convert all gram panchayats into “digital panchayats”, a statement said. Besides supporting the over 2.5 lakh gram panchayats in data digitisation, the CSC will also[Read More…]

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