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Rain alert again in Delhi after record showers

New Delhi: An orange alert has been issued in Delhi for today, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting heavy rain and strong winds in the national capital, days after the city witnessed a record spell that helped it breach the 1,000 mm mark for the first time in...

Sep 16 · >

Supreme Court slams Centre for ‘cherry picking’ tribunal names

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court today criticised the government for “cherry picking” from its recommendations for tribunals across the country. The government has been given two weeks to complete tribunal appointments with the Supreme Court sternly saying: “Return with the appointment letters.” “We are a democratic country. You...

Sep 15 · >

Diwali firecrackers banned in Delhi again

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday banned the storage, sale and use of firecrackers in the national capital due to concerns over hazardous air pollution levels during Diwali. The move mirrors that announced by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party last year, when the horrendous pollution levels were also linked...

Sep 15 · >

India criticises talk about Quad’s limited agenda

New Delhi: Ahead of a meeting called by US President Joe Biden in Washington later this month, India said Quad should not be perceived as a grouping with limited agenda as it has a broad and substantive agenda. Speaking to US-based academician Ashley Tellis on the Indian Ocean and...

Sep 15 · >

Indian organic eggs to cost more in US after trade spat

Americans could soon be paying more for organic eggs, and it’s largely because of a trade spat the U.S. is having with India. The U.S., which relies on the South Asian nation for more than 40% of its organic soy meal used to feed chickens, is investigating claims that...

Sep 15 · >

Amarinder asks farmers to move protest to Delhi

  Chandigarh: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today, for the first time since the farmers’ protest began last year, expressed serious concern over how it was adversely affecting Punjab’s economy. He asked those taking part in the agitation to focus on the “Union government” in New Delhi and leave the...

Sep 13 · >

Govt cites national security to refuse Pegasus affidavit

New Delhi: The government on Monday said “it had nothing to hide” but cited national security reasons to tell the Supreme Court that it would not file a detailed affidavit in response to multiple petitions seeking a formal inquiry into the Pegasus spyware scandal. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told...

Sep 13 · >

Security forces to get training modules on Taliban

New Delhi: Border forces and armed police units deployed in the counter-terrorism grid have been directed by the central security establishment to prepare and administer a new training module on the Taliban and its modus operandi to the troops in view of the “emerging” scenario following the Islamic militia...

Sep 13 · >

Judge steps out of courtroom to give relief to accident victim

Korba: A district court judge in Chhattisgarh’s Korba stepped out of the four walls of a courtroom to award Rs 20 lakh compensation to a 42-year-old man, who had suffered paralysis after sustaining multiple injuries in a road accident in 2018. The accident victim, Dwarika Prasad Kanwar, was unable...

Sep 13 · >