Abhijit Banerjee, Nirmala Sitharaman share similar views in JNU
Indian-American Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee’s remark on the current Indian economy has been criticised by some of the leaders from the BJP. Banerjee told that finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was his contemporary at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. He further added they shared almost similar views on specific issues.
India inks on Kartarpur corridor
The Indian government on Thursday inked an agreement with Pakistan to operationalise a cross-border corridor to Darbar Sahib gurdwara in Kartarpur. Both the countries are adamant about opening the passage on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion. Pakistan has imposed a controversial $20 fee from per pilgrimage.
India condemns Pakistan for scrapping postal services
India on Monday condemned Pakistan for scrapping the postal services between the two nations. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Pakistan “without any prior notice or information has stopped sending postal department’s letter to India”.
SC accepts govt’s plan to rebuild Ravidas Temple on the same spot
The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday approved the central government’s proposal to reconstruct Guru Ravidas temple in Tughlaqabad forest area which was demolished by the DDA following the court’s order.
Murder cases dip: NCRB record
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Monday finally unveiled the country’s crime statistics for the year 2017. This report is a welcome sign as murder cases have been dipped by 5.9% over the previous year.
Govt announces to reopen Siachen for tourists
The government on Monday announced that Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region would be re-opened for tourism. Defence minister Rajnath Singh said, “The entire area has been opened for tourism purposes”.
Veterinary surgeons remove 52 kg of waste from a cow’s stomach
Veterinary surgeons in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday removed 52kg of plastic and other waste materials from the belly of a cow. The cow had problems in eating, defecating and urinating. Tanuvas clinic director C Balasubramnian performed the surgery of the cow and removed all the waste materials. The cow is now recuperating
TN govt announces 23 holidays in 2020
Tamil Nadu (TN) government on Tuesday declared 23 public holidays for 2020 for government offices and commercial banks along with cooperative banks.
61% of milk samples fail to pass quality test in Ahmedabad
Adulteration in milk is common in India. Of late in a sample survey in Ahmedabad, it is found that 61 per cent of milk samples collected from several parts of Ahmedabad failed to pass in quality test. National Milk Safety and Quality Survey stated this.
Nitish speaks in favour of full statehood of Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal’s government has been demanding full statehood of Delhi for a long time, got a booster from on unusual quarter on Wednesday with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar spoke in favour of full statehood of Delhi. Nitish also stressed on the ban of alcohol.
Officials to explain on dengue control in Telangana HC
Telangana high court (HC) has issued a notice to the top officials of the state government’s health and municipal administration department to be physically present in court on Thursday and explain about their efforts in controlling dengue in the state.
British-era printing press set to renovate
The British-era Government Printing Press on Mint Street in Chennai is set to be renovated. Sources of Public works department (PWD) said that the ‘renovation work of the 33,000 sqft building, which is more than 130 years old, will begin in January next year and be completed in two year.’
Union govt sanctions money to set up six medical colleges in TN
The Union government has sanctioned a huge amount 1,950 crores to Tamil Nadu (TN) to set up six new medical colleges in the state. With this, the total number of government support medical colleges in the state will go up to 29.
Yediyurappa leaves flood-review meet within minutes
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday was in a hurry showed more interest to attend BJP meet for the December 5 by-elections, which would take place in 15 assembly constituencies. He did not take an interest in flood-review meeting and left it within minutes.
Court extends Chidambaram’s ED remand till Oct 30
Former finance minister P Chidambaram has not got any respite on the occasion of Diwali. A special court in Delhi on Thursday extended the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody of the senior Congress leader till October 30. Chidambaram was accused in the INX Media money laundering case.
Fire department to deploy more personnel in this Diwali
The fire department doesn’t like to take any risk in this Diwali, in spite of slow sale of firecrackers in this season. Officials of fire department have decided to increase the deployment of its personnel around the festival of light this year. Last year Chinese electrical lights were responsible for more fire incidents than firecrackers.
A man books ticket in CM’s name to draw fare attention
To bring the attention of Karnataka government towards private bus operator’s high fare, a man booked a ticket in the name of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in non-AC seater from Bengaluru to Honnavar. The man booked a ticket from a private SRS Travel, which cost Rs 1,520. While government-operated bus services KSRTc’s fare from Bengaluru to Honnavar is Rs 420 to 580.
Incessant power supply in parts of Bengaluru for 4 months
Some areas of south-east Bengaluru will see incessant power cut for the next four months, beginning from Friday. KPTCL has decided to convert the existing single-circuit power line between Somanahalli and Yarandahalli line into a multi-circuit one.
Ray of hope for Congress in Gujarat
The results of by-elections in Gujarat has given a ray of hope to the Congress. The ruling BJP and Congress both secured three seats each in the state’s six assembly bypolls.
The suicide of TSRTC employees’ not my responsibility: Rao
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees’ strike has been continuing. Meanwhile several protesters have committed suicide. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has categorically stated that suicide is not my responsibility.
Rebels ready to face public wrath in Karnataka by-polls: Siddaramaiah
Karnataka rebels should be prepared to meet the same fate as their compatriot in Maharashtra. Many Congress rebels who switched side before the polls in Maharashtra lost the elections. Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Thursday said ”defectors” in Karnataka would face similar outcome in the coming by-elections in the state.
BJP leader demands to remove Tipu Sultan from book
The Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Madikeri in Karnataka, Appachu Ranjan, on Wednesday said that the lesson on Tipu Sultan, the 18th-century ruler of Mysore should be removed from textbooks because it carries wrong information.
AP tops in crime against women among south Indian states
Crime against women in Andhra Pradesh (AP) has gone up in recent time. The state is on the number one spot in the list of crimes against women among the south Indian states with 17,909 cases, followed by Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
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