Indian taxi driver in Australia turns down fare from Pak cricketers
An Indian taxi driver in Australia showed friendly gesture with some cricketers from Pakistan and refused to take fare for a ride he gave them in Brisbane. The Indian driver took them to an Indian restaurant for dinner. Then Pakistani players invited him for dinner with them.
Jharkhand polls begin from today
The first of the five-phase polling in 13 assembly constituencies has started in Jharkhand today. The voting commenced at 7 am and it continued till 3 pm.
Related Link: Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019
52 teams set up to seal illegal borewells in Delhi
Delhi Pollution Control Committee has informed National Green Tribunal that at least 52 teams have been constituted to monitor the illegal borewells in the national capital. The target is to seal all the illegal boring works with a deadline by March 20, 2020.
DDA plans to create 100 new parking facilities in Delhi
Delhi is known for the shortage of parking space, even as the number of vehicles is growing. Seeing this, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been planning to create 100 new parking facilities. DDA is busy in identifying the sites in different parts of the city.
Delhi turns into a gas chamber: SC
The Supreme Court has stated that 45 per cent of Delhi’s garbage remained unattended and has piled up on roads, so the city has turned into a gas chamber. The apex court further said on Monday the city is not worth living, people are dying from various ailments and it is now worse than hell.
BJP set up 19 committees for Delhi polls
Assembly polls in Delhi are only a couple of months away, seeing its importance the BJP has set up several committees to reach out to voters of all sections of the society. Party sources revealed that 19 committees have been established keeping in mind Delhi’s demographic and socio-economic sections.
Hindu pilgrims arrived in Pakistan for a religious congregation
More than 50 Hindu pilgrims, including women from India, arrived in Sindh province of Pakistan to attend the religious festivities in Sindh province. They arrived in Pakistan via Wagah border.
The opposition boycotted PM’s Constitution Day speech
Opposition parties boycotted the Prime Minister’s Constitution Day speech outside the parliament on Tuesday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were present and showed their dissidence against the government.
Karnataka bypolls: Politicians raise caste and religion
The upcoming by-elections in Karnataka are another mini battleground for the leading parties. Political leaders are not only raising the political issues rather freely playing with the sentiment of the people and talking about religion and community. In the campaign, the display of caste politics is in full swing.
Sharad Pawar shows his bossism
NCP president Sharad Pawar once again showed his class as a leader and emerged as the kingmaker in the government formation in Maharashtra. The veteran leader’s nephew Ajit Pawar failed to break the NCP and once again returned to his uncle’s camp.
Rahul and Priyanka met Chidambaram at Tihar
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday visited Tihar Jail to meet former finance minister P Chidambaram. The meeting comes before the Supreme Court’s hearing on Chidambaram’s bail application in the INX Media corruption case. He is in jail since August 21 in the INX Media corruption case.
UP Congress leader dubbed Maharashtra governor a BJP agent
Senior Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Pradeep Mathur on Wednesday criticized the role of Maharashtra governor and called Bhagat Singh Koshyari a “BJP agent” and demanded his dismissal. He also slammed prime minister Narendra Modi for imposing president’s rule in the state without calling a cabinet meeting
ISRO launches CARTOSAT-3
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched its earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 other nano-satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
Dhawan’s injury makes way for Samson
Shikhar Dhawan was dropped due to knee injury on Wednesday in the upcoming T20 International series against the West Indies, which opened the gate for Sanju Samson, who was not a part of the team in the recently concluded series against Bangladesh.
Yediyurappa orders to remove lakes encroachments
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday assured the residents affected by the bund breach that encroachments will be removed from all lakes in the city within a specific time frame.
India set to purchase huge weapons
India on Thursday decided to purchase weapons and systems worth INR 22,800 crores to make its defence more potent, said a defence ministry spokesperson.
Court summons Fadnavis
A local court of Nagpur on Thursday summoned the former chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis for hiding information of two criminal charges against him in election affidavit. He is an MLA from Nagpur.
Children serve water in place of milk
Mid-day meal scheme is always in news for the wrong reasons. One more scam under the mid-day meal scheme repeated on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh. One liter of milk was poured in a bucket of water then served to 80 children at a government primary school in the Chopan area, of Sonbhadra district in the state.
Pharma companies offer bribes to doctors
The function of the medical representatives (MR) was to convince the doctors about the arrival of new medicines by the company. At present, the MRs are involved in widespread corruption, lured doctors with the bribe, foreign tours, jewelry, expensive household appliances and so on to write costly medicines to patients of the selected companies. This way many of the MRs completes their targets too.
Saamna drops Uddhav’s name as its editor
The moment Uddhav Thackeray took oath as the new chief minister of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Saamna’ dropped his name as its editor in its print line in the Thursday issue.
Pragya denies referring Godse as a patriot
Pragya Thakur, the BJP MP said on Friday that she never referred to Nathuram Godse as a patriot and apologizes, if her remarks have hurt anyone. She clarified this statement twice in the parliament.
PM announces financial aid to Sri Lanka to fight terrorism
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced a financial aid of USD 450 million to Sri Lanka including USD 50 million to cope with terrorism. He had “fruitful” talks with Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
RIL first Indian company to hit Rs 10 lakh crore market
Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Thursday achieved another milestone, becoming the first Indian company to hit INR 10 lakh crore market valuation level.
Govt defers implementation of FASTag to December 15
Union government has decided to postpone the mandatory implementation of FASTag to December 15. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways earlier decided that toll payments on highways will be accepted through only FASTags from December 1. The aim behind the FASTag is to promote a digital mode of payment at the toll plaza and decongest national highways.
Abhimanyu Mithun, the former India pacer was in the news for the wrong reasons. He was alleged in the recently concluded Karnataka Premier League’s spot-fixing scandal. But he left everything behind and mesmerized Haryana batsmen in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 semis clash. The 30 years old speedster captured 5 for 39 including a hat trick, which helped Karnataka to register an eight-wicket win over Haryana at the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium on Friday.
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