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Delhi Disaster Management Authority meet on Sep 22 to review Covid situation
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on Thursday to review the Covid situation here and conduct an assessment of dedicated resources deployed at hospitals to tackle the infection, officials said. In its last meeting in April, the DDMA had made it mandatory for people to wear face masks at public places and prescribed a fine of Rs 500 against defaulters.
Arrest in ABG Shipyard fraud case
CBI arrests former chairman of ABG Shipyard Rishi Kamlesh Agrawal in Rs₹22,842 crore bank fraud
Anil Khanna quits as IOA acting president, takes dig at IOC
Senior sports administrator Anil Khanna on Wednesday quit as acting president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), almost two weeks after IOC refused to recognise any “acting/interim president”. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had, on September 8, issued a suspension threat, saying the IOA must hold elections by December this year. Khanna took charge of IOA after a court ruling ended Narinder Batra’s reign as chief of the apex sports body in the country.
Charge sheets filed in Gujarat riots evidence fabrication case
Charge sheet filed against Teesta Setalvad, R B Sreekumar and Sanjiv Bhatt in Ahmedabad magistrate’s court in case of alleged fabrication of evidence in connection with Gujarat riots cases.
Adani Group to invest $3 billion in West Bengal port
The Adani Group will develop a $3 billion port in West Bengal as the conglomerate tightens its grip over the local infrastructure and logistics sectors, reports Bloomberg
Reliance Retail in talks to get India rights for beauty retailer Sephora
China calls for ‘ceasefire through dialogue’ following Putin address on Ukraine
China on Wednesday called for a “ceasefire through dialogue and consultation”, following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s address on Ukraine in which he announced a partial military mobilisation.
Anti-conversion bill passed in Karnataka assembly
Amid opposition Congress’ protest and walkout, Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed the “anti-conversion bill”, passed by the Legislative Council last week with minor amendments, seeking to replace the ordinance that was in place to give effect to the bill.
The ‘Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill’ was earlier passed by the Legislative Assembly in December last. As the bill was pending for passage in the Legislative Council, where the ruling BJP was short of majority then, the government had subsequently promulgated an ordinance in May this year to give effect to the bill.
Odisha civil services’ exam on Oct 16
The Odisha Public Service Commission announced on Wednesday that the preliminary examination of the civil services would be held on October 16. In a notice, the OPSC said it decided to conduct the exam in five zones — Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Balasore, Berhampur and Sambalpur — on the specified date, which falls on Sunday. The timings for the two papers of general studies are 10 am and 1.30 pm respectively and the duration is 2 hours for each exam. The persons with disabilities will be given 40 minutes extra for each sitting, it said.
Odisha to witness heavy rainfall in next 24 hrs: IMD
In next 24 hrs heavy rainfall is expected in 7 districts incl Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri & Sambalpur, along with thunderstorms & lightning in a few districts. Thereafter rainfall is expected to reduce, informed IMD Umashankar Das, Senior Scientist.
India examining allowing some rice export cargoes trapped at ports: Govt
India is examining allowing the export of some rice cargoes stuck at ports after a ban was imposed earlier this month, a government official said on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity. Indian exporters have requested the government to allow them to ship out 100% broken rice that has piled up at ports.
‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ update: Savarkar pic being covered by Gandhi in campaign poster
Picture of VD Savarkar being covered by a picture of Mahatma Gandhi on the campaign poster of ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ that was put up in Kochi earlier today
Raju Srivastava Death News Live: AIIMS doctor on comedian post-mortem
Raju Srivastav’s post-mortem has been done with a new technique called Virtual Autopsy. It does not require any dissection. The whole process took 15 to 20 minutes, after which the body was handed over to his family, said Dr Sudhir Gupta, Head, Department of Forensic Medicine, AIIMS.
Bhubaneswar sky turns dark
Sky turns dark in Bhubaneswar, Odisha as the region receives heavy rainfall. Under the influence of low pressure over the north-west area adjoining west-central Bay of Bay, Odisha to witness heavy to heavy rainfall in seven districts.
Amid Cong presidential polls buzz, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot meets party chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi
Another aide of AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, Kausar Imam Siddiqui alias Laddan apprehended from Telangana, said Delhi Police
SpiceJet to operate on 50% capacity till Oct 29
Aviation Regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) extends restrictions on SpiceJet to operate only 50% of departures till October 29, 2022.
Raju Srivastav’s nephew on comedian demise
Raju Srivastav’s nephew Mridul Srivastav said, “he was our family’s pillar…All big leaders, including PM called, CM Yogi is in touch daily. Postmortem being conducted as he was unconscious when brought in (at AIIMS Delhi) & no one was there by his side, MLC was made at that time.”
Market closing bell
Sensex falls 262.96 points to end at 59,456.78; Nifty declines 97.90 points to 17,718.35.
Rupee falls 26 paise to close at 80.00 (provisional) against US dollar
Cabinet brief Update:
Cabinet approved modifications in scheme for development of semiconductors, display manufacturing ecosystem, said Union Minister Anurag Thakur.
Cabinet brief: Cabinet approves National Logistics Policy
Cabinet approved National Logistics Policy. It’ll introduce ULIP, standardization, monitoring framework & skill development for greater efficiency in logistics services. Target is to improve Logistics Performance Index ranking,be among top 25 countries by 2030, said Union Min A Thakur.
World Test Championship 2023 Final to be hosted by The Oval in June 2023
The World Test Championship 2023 Final will be hosted by The Oval in June 2023 while the 2025 Final will be played at Lord’s. The two venues in London will succeed Southampton, which hosted the inaugural final b/w New Zealand and India in 202, announced International Cricket Council (ICC).
Cabinet approves PLI scheme for Solar PV modules
Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme on ‘National programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules’ for achieving manufacturing capacity of Giga Watt (GW) scale in High Efficiency Solar PV Modules, said Union Minister Anurag Thakur.
One-way flights out of Russia sell out fast after President Vladimir Putin ordered the immediate call-up of 300,000 reservists
Raju Srivastava Death News Live: Funeral to be held tomorrow
Funeral of comedian Raju Srivastav to be held tomorrow, September 22, at Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi, confirms his family.
Yasin Malik to physically present in next hearing on Oct 20
Yasin Malik will be physically present to cross-examine in the next hearing on October 20th (as he is his own lawyer), said CBI lawyer Monika Kohli.
Hijab row: Matter is simple case of discipline in edu institutions
ASG KM Nataraj said, all religious rights must be balanced and no one can say that they have an absolute right. The matter doesn’t require referring to a larger bench as the matter is a simple case of discipline in educational institutions.
PM Modi allots Rs 2,700 cr for retaining glory of Nalanda University: Nadda
Educational institutes are on the path to revival. Rs 2,700 crores has been allotted by PM Modi for retaining the glory of Nalanda University, announced BJP national president JP Nadda at the Professors Summit.
Raju Srivastava Death News Live: Mortal remains taken by family members
Mortal remains of comedian Raju Srivastava being taken out of AIIMS, where he passed away after being admitted there for over a month.
Assam CM meets Mizoram CM; discuss various border issue
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, he met Mizoram CM and discussed various issues concerning both the states, especially regarding the border issue. A team recently visited Aizawl to inspect the same. Both minister met at Assam House in Delhi today to resolve the long-standing border issues. Assam CM said, “We’re also in the process of forming a regional committee to discuss & resolve the border issues between the two states.”
Cabinet briefing preponed to 3:15 pm
Special PMLA Court takes cognizance filed by ED against Pankaj Mishra
Special PMLA Court, Ranchi took cognizance of the prosecution complaint filed by ED against Pankaj Mishra, the MLA representative of CM Hemant Soren, Prem Prakash and Bachchu Yadav. ED had filed a prosecution complaint against these persons in illegal mining case on September 16.
Businessman Robert Vadra apologies
Robert Vadra apologised over his Dubai stay for a medical emergency in August this year and as Delhi High Court had issued a showcause notice asking him why his fixed deposit (FD) submitted with the court should not be forfeited. The court noted that the itinerary and the travel tickets for his UK trip indicated that Robert Vadra all along intended to stay in Dubai from August 25 to 29.
Actor Mahesh Thakur files fraud case in Amboli police
Actor Mahesh Thakur filed a fraud case at Amboli police station in Mumbai against a person named Mayank Goyal, alleging that Mayank has cheated him of about Rs 5.43 crores. Case filed u/s 420 & 406; investigation underway, informed Mumbai Police.
Independent MLA and 14 legislators of Congress in Gujarat suspended
Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani and 14 legislators of Congress in Gujarat suspended for day by Assembly Speaker amid din and evicted by marshals.
Money Laundering case: Jacqueline Fernandez’s designer reaches EOW
Jacqueline Fernandez’s designer Leepakshi Ellawadi reached EOW office in Delhi in connection with the conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar money laundering case.
Hijab row news live:
Additional Solicitor General KM Nataraj, representing the State of Karnataka, said the state has not banned Hijab & has only prescribed a uniform that is religion-neutral. The state has neither prohibited nor promoted any religious activity.
LPU student suicide incident:
SP Sarabjit Singh on student’s death by suicide at Lovely Professional University said, the situation is peaceful at the university and police investigation is underway.
Cabinet approves change in PLI scheme for manufacturing of semiconductor- ET NOW
The cabinet approved change in PLI scheme for manufacturing of semiconductor. Besides, the government has announced PLI schemes for 14 sectors, including white goods, textiles and auto components on September 20th. The objective of the PLI scheme was to make domestic manufacturing globally competitive, create global champions in manufacturing, boost exports and create jobs.
Congress attacks Kerala Guv over visit to RSS chief
The Congress attacked Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan for paying a personal visit to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwant when the latter was in the southern state, saying that the former’s Constitutional office has become subordinate to that of the Prime Minister and Home Minister. AICC general secretary in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh also said that such a thing, where a Governor of a state goes and calls on the head of an organisation, has never happened before.
ISRO successfully tests hybrid motor, eyes new propulsion system for rockets
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully tested a hybrid motor, potentially paving the way for a new propulsion system for the forthcoming launch vehicles. The 30 kN hybrid motor tested at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday is scalable and stackable, the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency said. The test was supported by ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC).
President Droupadi Murmu offers her condolences on the demise of comedian Raju Srivastava
Congress president race:
“It is mentioned in the Constitution that anyone can fight for the Presidential election, on the condition that he/she be a (Congress) delegate,” said Madhusudan Mistry on Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s statement whether he can file his nomination and stay on his CM post.
Maha Cabinet to inc 12 days leave to 20 days
Maharashtra Cabinet has decided to increase the number of casual leaves from 12 days to 20 days every year, for police officials ranking from police constables to police inspectors.
Gautam Adani beats Mukesh Ambani to secure the top spot in Hurun’s Richest Indian List
Mukesh Ambani who was on top of the list last year secured the second spot with a net-worth of Rs 7,94,700 crore on IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2022.
Fresh tenders for redevelopment of Dharavi: Maha Cabinet
Maharashtra Cabinet has decided to invite fresh tenders for the redevelopment of Dharavi with some additional concessions for the developer.
T20I match between India & Australia on Sept 25
Cricket fans in large numbers gathered at Hyderabad Cricket Association complex, to purchase tickets for the T20I match between India & Australia to be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal on Sep 25, allege unavailability of tickets online & offline.
India govt extends its free food programme for poor: Reports
The Indian government is likely to extend its free food programme for the poor by three to six months, reported sources. India has spent nearly $43 billion since April 2020 on the programme.
WB BJP MLA asks for CBI inquiry in 5-year-old boy death
West Bengal LoP & BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari along with other party MLAs protest outside the state assembly against the state govt after a 5-year-old boy was found dead in Birbhum yesterday. “We demand a CBI inquiry. A BJP delegation will meet the family of the deceased,” he said.
Filing cases and arresting Opposition leaders seems flagship project of Centre: Sharad Pawar
Senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor meets Congress Central Election Authority chairman, Madhusudan Mistry
Two Naxals surrender in Maharastra
Two Naxals namely, Anil & Roshani carrying a reward of Rs 4 lakhs & Rs 2 lakhs respectively, surrendered before police today, said SP Gadchiroli, Ankit Goyal.
Niira Radia tapes case:
CBI informed SC that it has found no criminality in its inquiry initiated against former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia into the contents of the transcripts of tapped conversations between Radia, politicians, lawyers, journalists & industrialists.
HIjab row: Big development
Karnataka’s Advocate General Prabhuling Navadgi said, there is no restriction on wearing Hijab in school transport or even inside the school campus.
1989 kidnapping case
Rubaiya Sayeed, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s sister was presented today at TADA court, Jammu. Her cross-examination was done, along with rest of accused. Only Yasin Malik’s (chief of banned J&K Liberation Front) cross-examination left, said CBI lawyer Monika Kohli. Yasin Malik will be called again for his cross-examination on October 20th. Court has ordered production warrants to Tihar jail for Yasin Malik. He’ll be physically present for the hearing, as per his demands.
UP Assembly observes a 2-minute silence to pay respect to comedian Raju Srivastava
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Senior Congress leader & MP Shashi Tharoor reaches the AICC office in Delhi to meet the Central Election Authority members
CM Ashok Gehlot likely to contest Congress prez
“If people in the party think I’m needed in the role of party president or CM, then I won’t say no. I’ll again request Rahul Gandhi to become Cong president. If he conducts Bharat Jodo Yatra as party president, then it’ll create an aura for the party,” said A.Gehlot, Rajasthan CM & Congress.
Special PMLA Court to start hearing Raut’s bail plea from Sept 27
Special PMLA Court will start hearing on Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s bail plea from September 27. Court is likely to complete hearing on co-accused Pravin Raut’s bail plea by Sept 23 & then it’ll start hearing Sanjay Raut’s bail plea from Sept 27.