Quad countries sign Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Guidelines
The four-nationQuadgrouping signed the Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Guidelines at a meeting of their foreign ministers here on Friday, a move welcomed by India as “extremely timely”. (PTI)
Rain lashes parts of the national capital
Delhi | Rain lashes parts of the national capital. Visuals from Lodhi Estate area pic.twitter.com/UGaQEn8HVi
Italians will vote on Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from repercussions of Russia’s war in Ukraine
NASA spacecraft set to crash into asteroid next week in first -of-its-kind test mission
In the first-of-its kind experiment, NASA is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away to change its path slightly.
If successful, the test will show that if a killer asteroid ever heads for Earth, there’d be a fighting chance. https://t.co/H7rNKVWUdT pic.twitter.com/WTxrdLuSIZ
Australian rescuers race to save stranded pilot whales
Australian rescuers race to save stranded pilot whales. #AFP
📸 Glenn Nicholls pic.twitter.com/pJT5SqYIGv
Four killed in blast near Kabul mosque
A blast outside a mosque attended by Taliban members in the Afghan capital killed four people minutes after Friday prayers had ended, according to a hospital.
The explosion occurred near the entrance of Wazir Akbar Khan mosque, not far from the fortified former Green Zone that housed several embassies before the Taliban seized power in August last year.
The mosque is now often attended by senior Taliban commanders and fighters.
Italian non-governmental organisation Emergency, which operates a hospital in Kabul, said it had received “14 casualties” from the explosion.
ED conducts searches in Himachal in connection to illegal mining in Una district
Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted searches at the premises of Lakhwinder Singh Stone Crushers, Manav Khanna, Neeraj Prabhakar, Vishal and others at Una, Mohali, Panchkula and other places in connection with illegal mining in Una district of Himachal Pradesh: ED pic.twitter.com/jLnht1s7of
Powerful Hurricane Fiona roaring by Bermuda, then to Canada
Rahul Gandhi is a natural leader, he does not need any post: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Dilip Tirkey elected as Hockey India’s new president
NIA-led crackdown on PFI appropriate, based on group’s ‘track record’, says RSS leader Indresh Kumar
NHSRCL seeks bids for construction of 21-km-long tunnel, including India’s first undersea tunnel, for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project
At least 73 migrants have died after a boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria’s coast, Syria’s health minister said Friday, in the deadliest such migrant journey from Lebanon
Gehlot says Sonia, general secretary in-charge Ajay Maken will decide on Rajasthan CM face
After meeting Rahul Gandhi in Kerala, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that he will be filing the nomination for the post of Congress president, and added that Sonia Gandhi and general secretary in-charge Ajay Maken will decide on the CM face
Telangana govt must increase backward Muslim quota to 8-12%: AIMIM chief
“Telangana Government must increase backward Muslim quota to 8-12% as suggested by Sudhir Commission. The existing 4% reservation is inadequate when compared to the population & socio-economic status of Telangana’s Muslims,” tweets AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi pic.twitter.com/yY76o5He4d
BJP MLA from Karbook Constituency Assembly, Burba Mohan Tripura resigns from party
Tripura | BJP MLA from Karbook Constituency Assembly, Burba Mohan Tripura resigns from the party. pic.twitter.com/3AApMPXBTT
Interventions application of Eknath Shinde Faction MLA Sada Sarvankar rejected by Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court hears petitions of Shiv Sena factions seeking permission for Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park
BJP claims new Cong prez will be a ‘proxy’ of Gandhis
BJP claims new Congress president will be a “proxy” of Gandhi family and will be remote-controlled by them “like” former prime minister “Manmohan Singh was”
Publisher says acclaimed ‘Wolf Hall’ author Hilary Mantel has died at age 70
Police stop Magadh University students during their Raj Bhawan march demanding for regularization of the late academic sessions, in Patna, Friday, September 23, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Karnataka CM weighs in on Congress ‘PayCM’ poster drive
No allegations are true.They’ve given no evidence. It’s all politically motivated.I’ve challenged them to produce proofs.During their (Congress) tenure,there were many scams that should be inquired.QR code (‘PayCM’) is an evil design:Karnataka CM on Congress’ ‘PayCM’ poster drive pic.twitter.com/iHp2fPKxIR
Focus is on effective use of spectrum, says Vaishnaw on Telecom Bill 2022
The focus is on the effective use of spectrum. It has been given legal backing now. Existing rules & regulations to continue, some significant reforms brought in: Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union minister for Electronics & Information Technology on Telecom Bill 2022
CBI, ED no more ‘caged parrot’: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says CBI, ED no more “caged parrot” but have now become “jewels of law” that are performing their duties fairly without any bias
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya underlines need for de-politicising discussions on health policy and infrastructure, says new India prepared to deal with any threat in healthcare sector
Dr M Srinivas, Dean, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Hyderabad appointed as Director, All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
India asks its nationals in Canada to exercise caution in view of ‘sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes and anti-India activities’
BJP will form govt with full majority in Bihar after 2025 assembly elections: Amit Shah in Purnea
‘Nitish betrayed BJP,’ says Amit Shah in Bihar
Nitish has betrayed BJP by siding with Lalu. He has played a selfish game of politics.
New telecom bill is likely to be in place in next 6-10 months: Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwas’ book released with selected speeches of PM Modi
Honoured to release the book #SabkaSaathSabkaVikasSabkaVishwas a collection of 86 selected speeches of Prime Minister, Shri @narendramodi , brought out by @MIB_India .Every speech in the book mirrors Modiji’s eloquence & his connect with the masses.
@DPD_India @ianuragthakur pic.twitter.com/U3TpKaFIiY
Bhupinder Hooda to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi
In our meeting today, we spoke about the party and how to strengthen it. She said that she has a neutral stand regarding the congress president election: Congress leader Bhupinder Hooda in Delhi
Haryana Congress leader Bhupinder Hooda to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi, shortly
(file photo) pic.twitter.com/6IGEIG96f1
Where environment clearance used to take more than 600 days till 8 years ago, today it takes 75 days: PM Modi
Parivaar Portal is a single-window mode for all types of clearances related to the environment. It is also transparent and the rush for approval is also reducing. Where environment clearance used to take more than 600 days till 8 years ago, today it takes 75 days.
Our Government is committed towards enhancing ease of living while ensuring environment conservation: PM
I urge all state environment ministries to add pace to the progress of environment clearances. we need to work towards reducing carbon emission.We need to move towards the vision of a new Indiawith a holistic approach. Our Government is committed towards enhancing the ease of living while ensuring environment conservation in the country
Without modern infrastructure, development of country can never be successful: PM Modi
Nowadays we see that in the states where there was abundance of water, the ground water used to remain above, today there is a shortage of water. This challenge is not only for the water related department, but the environment department will also have to consider it as an equally big challenge.Without modern infrastructure, the development of the country, efforts to improve the standard of living of the countrymen cannot be successful. But we have seen how the construction of modern infrastructure in the country was complicated in the name of Environment Clearance
Every state should have a fire fighting mechanism of its own: PM Modi
We have been hearing about forest fires being spread around the world. If something like that takes place in India, how will we deal with it? Do we have the required resources?We need to make sure that every state has a fire fighting mechanism of its own. This mechanism should be technology driven. We need to train forest guards with the new developments that are taking place today.
Universities should also work towards protecting the environment: PM Modi
With a participative & integrated approach, state environment ministries can play an important role in strengthening India’s fight against climate change.Our universities should also work towards protecting the environment.
Need to promote healthy competition among states for accomplishing sustainability goals: PM Modi
We need to promote healthy competition amongst states for accomplishing sustainability goals. From turning agriwaste to fuel, ensuring LEDs are installed in all areas, states can lead various initiatives for a sustainable future.The Ministry of Environment needs to become the focal in policy making in the nation & work closely across departments to ensure that all new initiatives are in sync with India’s sustainable goals
Not only regulating policies but also preserving environment is environment ministry’s duty: PM Modi
The environment ministry shall not only regulate the environmental policies, preservation of environment should also be its aim. We have to preserve all our resource. Environment ministry is the one that can show the way to all other ministries, guide them and get best results for the environment.
Take inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi when it comes to conserving natural resources: PM Modi
We need to take inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi, who strongly advocated for water conservation. We need to reuse & recycle for environment conservation: PM Modi
Focus of country is on green growth, on green jobs: PM Modi
“India has set a target of net zero till the year 2070. Now the focus of the country is on green growth, on green jobs. And to achieve all these goals, the role of environment ministry of every state is huge.”
I urge all states present at this conference to learn best practices in environment conservation and implement successful solutions throughout India: PM
Today India is developing not just in terms of its economy but also ecology: PM Modi
Today India is developing not just in terms of its economy but also ecology. We have a track record of fulfilling our commitments which is why the entire world is ready to work with us. A new excitememt has emerged with the return of cheetahs in India.
Members of PFI hold protest against NIA raids in Kerala
Kerala | Members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) hold protest against NIA raids, in Kottayam and Kochi pic.twitter.com/b2NLOE5rb8
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot says, “It’s decided that I’ll contest (for the post of Congress President). I’ll fix the date soon (to file his nomination). It’s a need for the Opposition to be strong, looking at the current position of the country.”
Credit: PTI photo
Two police personnel were attacked by two bike-borne PFI supporters in Pallimukku of Kollam district during Kerala bandh over NIA raids, say police.
Noida schools to remain closed from classes 1 to 8 today due to heavy rain
Petrol-filled bottle hurled at BJP office in Coimbatore hours after NIA raids against PFI
Tamil Nadu: Petrol-filled bottle hurled at BJP office in Coimbatore hours after NIA raids against PFI
Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/PlljGwngsI#Tamilnadu #Coimbatore #BJP #NIARaidsPFI pic.twitter.com/rTUFIgXU37
Preparations under way in Purnea ahead of Amit Shah’s visit to Bihar today
Bihar | Preparations underway in Purnea ahead of the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to the state today. pic.twitter.com/KgOL1HG4BG
KSRTC bus allegedly vandalised by people supporting one-day bandh called by PFI today
Kochi, Kerala | A KSRTC bus was vandalised allegedly by people supporting the one-day bandh called by PFI today, in Companypadi near Aluva pic.twitter.com/XZqhiAxTDL
Maharashtra govt appoints TISS to study status of Muslims in the state
Maharashtra govt appoints TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) to study the status of Muslims in the state to bring the community into the mainstream of economic & educational development; sanctions Rs 33.92 lakhs for the project: Maharashtra Govt
EAM Dr S Jaishankar recalls his first meeting with PM Modi
#WATCH | “I frankly liked Mr Modi before I met Mr Modi because…,” EAM Dr S Jaishankar recalls his first meeting with PM Modi, in New York pic.twitter.com/VAQUd6A5cq
PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate the National Conference of Environment Ministers in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat through video conferencing
Severe waterlogging witnessed in several parts of Gurugram
Haryana | Severe waterlogging witnessed in several parts of Gurugram after incessant rain; visuals from Narsinghpur pic.twitter.com/JnOOzeXYkk
Amit Shah in Bihar to prepare ground for 2024 Lok Sabha polls
Amit Shah in Bihar to prepare ground for 2024 Lok Sabha polls as BJP comes up with new slogan
Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/zzRHkk8i7J#AmitShah #Bihar #BJP #2024LokSabhaelections pic.twitter.com/apNGAcPmNE
Cambridge University ‘benefited’ from slavery: Study
‘He is in coma’: Family keeps man’s body for 18 months
NASA to deflect asteroid in test of planetary defence
How Artificial Intelligence is used to save whales
DH Toon | ‘PayCM’ incorrect QR code!
Gehlot tries to deny Pilot chance to be CM
Nitish on Lalu’s lap: Amit Shah
Uddhav wins Dussehra rally fight
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