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10 Nov 2023


Balconies at Gurugram's Chintels housing complex collapse, raises safety concerns

Balconies on Tower D of the Chintels Paradiso housing complex in Gurugram's Sector 109 collapsed on Thursday at around 9:30PM. While no casualties or property damage were reported in the incident, it has raised further safety concerns for residents.

10 Nov 2023

Manish Tewari

'I work on Sundays': Manish Tewari advocates 70-hour work week

Congress veteran Manish Tewari, on Friday, endorsed the suggestion made by Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy for young individuals to commit to a 70-hour work week in order to enhance India's productivity.

10 Nov 2023

Delhi Government

Odd-even reduced fuel consumption, road congestion: Delhi government tells SC

The Delhi government has submitted an affidavit to the Supreme Court defending the odd-even scheme, in which it cited independent studies indicating that the policy serves as an effective emergency measure against air pollution.

SC upholds key IBC provisions on RP role and moratorium

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, upheld provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016, relating to the appointment of a resolution professional (RP), the adjudicatory process, and the interim moratorium.

09 Nov 2023


Winter Session of Parliament to begin on December 4

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi announced on Thursday that the Winter Session of Parliament will take place from December 4th to 22nd.

09 Nov 2023

Congress Party

SC grants Randeep Surjewala 5-week protection in 23-year-old case

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted Congress MP Randeep Singh Surjewala a five-week stay on a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him by an MP/MLA court in Varanasi in a 23-year-old case.

09 Nov 2023

Mahua Moitra

Ethics panel votes 6:4 to expel Mahua Moitra from Parliament

The Lok Sabha Ethics Panel has approved the recommendation to expel Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra from Parliament in a 6:4 verdict.

09 Nov 2023

Yogi Adityanath

'New chapter added to UP history': CM Adityanath in Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday that a new chapter has been added to the history of the state.

09 Nov 2023


Bihar passes bill to increase reservation from 50% to 75%

The Legislative Assembly of Bihar unanimously passed the Reservation Amendment Bill on Thursday to raise the ceiling of reserved quotas in the state from 50% to 75%.

09 Nov 2023


Tamil Nadu: Monsoon prompts school holiday in 5 districts

Five districts in Tamil Nadu declared a school holiday on Thursday as the northeastern monsoon continues to intensify.

09 Nov 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Terrorist killed in Shopian, Pakistani firing kills BSF personnel

A terrorist of the proscribed outfit, the Resistance Front (TRF), was eliminated during a clash with security forces in the Kantohalan area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in the early hours of Thursday.

08 Nov 2023


5th India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi on Friday

The fifth India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue is set to take place in New Delhi on Friday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced.

08 Nov 2023

Mahua Moitra

Lokpal orders CBI probe into Mahua Moitra's corruption allegations

The anti-corruption body, Lokpal, has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to look into corruption charges against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra.

08 Nov 2023


Delhi bans entry of app-based cabs registered in other states

The Delhi government placed a ban on app-based taxis registered in other states from entering the city on Wednesday.

08 Nov 2023

Suvendu Adhikari

BJP leader found hanging from tree, party demands CBI probe

In a shocking incident in West Bengal's Bankura, a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Subhadeep Mishra, was found hanging from the branch of a tree on Wednesday.

08 Nov 2023


Not all firecrackers are banned. Here's what you can buy

Diwali is just around the corner, and cracker shops are witnessing gigantic queues.

NIA conducts raids in human trafficking case, Rohingya refugee arrested

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out raids across 10 states in connection with human trafficking cases.

08 Nov 2023

Air India

Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight delayed over 'unavailability of pilots'

Air India has come under severe criticism again after passengers were left stranded at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport due to a flight delay and subsequent mismanagement.

08 Nov 2023


Delhi pollution: Early winter break for schools from November 9-18

Amid severe air pollution in Delhi, the government has announced an early winter break for schools from November 9 to 18.

08 Nov 2023

Assam Police

Assam Congress MLA arrested for derogatory remarks against Hindus priests

The Assam Police has arrested Congress MLA Aftabuddin Mollah on accusations of making offensive comments about priests, namgharias, and holy persons.

08 Nov 2023

Gopal Rai

Delhi AQI in 'severe' category again, government calls emergency meeting

Delhi's air quality deteriorated on Wednesday again, as the overall air quality index (AQI) reached 421 at 7:00am, marking a return to the "severe" category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

07 Nov 2023


Diwali 2023: Everything to know about green crackers

Amid deteriorating air pollution levels and a ban on firecrackers in several Indian cities, green crackers have emerged as a popular eco-friendly alternative to celebrate Diwali.

07 Nov 2023


Chhattisgarh: Paramilitary personnel injured in Maoist encounter as polling begins

Four paramilitary personnel were injured on Tuesday after an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh, where polling for assembly elections in the first phase was underway.

07 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Aligarh likely to get this new name soon

The Aligarh Municipal Corporation has unanimously cleared a proposal to rename the city to Harigarh, per NDTV.

07 Nov 2023


Visitors banned at Delhi, Punjab airports following Pannun's threat

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has reportedly asked airport operators in Delhi and Punjab to stop issuing airport entry passes to visitors.

07 Nov 2023


Delhi's air quality improves slightly but remains toxic 

Delhi continues to remain engulfed in toxic air even as its air quality index (AQI) saw a slight improvement on Tuesday.

'Schemes like odd-even mere optics': SC on Delhi's air pollution

The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on the Delhi government over the deteriorating air pollution, saying the national capital cannot go through such grievous issues every year.

07 Nov 2023


Torrential rains pound Bengaluru, disrupting traffic and flooding roads 

Heavy rainfall pummeled Bengaluru on Monday as the northeast monsoon strengthened in South Interior Karnataka (SIK), resulting in widespread waterlogging and hampering rush-hour traffic throughout the city.

07 Nov 2023


Don't know how, but stop stubble burning: SC to Punjab

Amid the rising air pollution across North India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Punjab government, asking it to stop stubble burning.

07 Nov 2023


Pannun's threat to blow up Air India flight serious: Report

Canada-based Khalistani outfit Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun's purported warning to blow up an Air India flight on November 19 cannot be taken lightly, News18 reported, citing intelligence sources.

06 Nov 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC stays summons to CM Kejriwal's wife Sunita

The Delhi High Court on Monday put on hold the summons issued to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife, Sunita Kejriwal, for allegedly violating the Representation of People's Act (RPA).

Governors need soul searching: SC on delay in clearing bills

The Supreme Court said on Monday that governors must stop the trend of acting on legislature-passed bills only when state governments approach the court.

06 Nov 2023


Central government team to evaluate Mumbai's air quality

A central government team is set to visit Mumbai soon as the city continues to battle the worsening air quality.

SC to hear NewsClick founder, HR's bail pleas after Diwali 

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing on pleas by NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and its HR head Amit Chakravarty challenging their arrest under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

06 Nov 2023

Air Pollution

Gurugram air pollution: Primary schools to remain shut from tomorrow

In view of the rising air pollution levels, authorities in Gurugram, Haryana, have ordered the closure of primary schools in the city from Tuesday.

06 Nov 2023

Piyush Goyal

What's 'Bharat Atta' that government is selling at subsidized prices

The central government has launched subsidized wheat flour under the Bharat Atta brand to tackle rising prices amid the festive season.

06 Nov 2023


5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, rocks Delhi-NCR; 2nd in 3 days

Strong tremors were felt across North India, including Delhi and neighboring areas, on Monday after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal at around 4:14pm.

06 Nov 2023

Droupadi Murmu

Heeralal Samariya sworn in as chief information commissioner of India

Senior bureaucrat and Information Commissioner Heeralal Samariya was on Monday sworn in as the chief of the Central Information Commission (CIC) by President Droupadi Murmu.

06 Nov 2023


India not planning to ban Hamas, radicalization a concern: Sources

India has no plans to ban the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, News18 reported citing top intelligence sources.

Why BSF is 'deploying' bees on the India-Bangladesh border

The Border Security Force (BSF) has installed beehives on the India-Bangladesh border fence in West Bengal in a first-of-its-kind project, PTI reported.