Action against DD official for not telecasting PM’s Speech
Prasar Bharati, India’s public broadcaster service has decided to act against R Vasumathi, an Assistant Director of Program in Chennai, for not telecasting live the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Singapore-India Hackathon 2019 held at IIT Madras’ research center in Chennai on September 30.
BJP and Shiv Sena release candidates’ names
The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena on Tuesday announced 125 and 68 candidate names, respectively. The two parties earlier announced that they would jointly contest Maharashtra elections. In 2014 polls they parted ways after failing to secure a seat sharing formula.
On duty cops joy of movie turns into disaster
Watching a movie on duty proved disastrous for seven Sub-inspectors of police in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh. They bunked their duty to watch the new release of ‘Megastar’ Chiranjeevi Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy on Wednesday. Their joy has soured because disciplinary action has been taken on their irresponsible actions.
Hyderi Manzil turns into Mahatma Gandhi museum
Hyderi Manzil isa single storied house in Kolkata, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the important day of Indian Independence, August 15, 1947. This site was the symbol of his battle against abolishing communalism and was opened on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to the public as a full-fledged museum. Government of West Bengal had taken the decision to covert Hyderi Manzil into the Gandhi Bhawan Museum.
Modi announces open defecation-free country on Gandhi Jayanti
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the announcement of a defecation-free country and access to toilets for all. “I am satisfied that on Gandhi Jayanti, we are witnessing the fulfillment of his dream of ‘Swachh Bharat’. I feel lucky that on this occasion, when India has successfully stopped open defecation, I’m here at the ashram,” the Prime Minister wrote in the visitor’s book at Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram on Wednesday.
AP government to set up Village Secretariat system
Andhra Pradesh (AP) became the first state in the country to set up a Village Secretariat system at Karapa village near Kakinada on Wednesday. This step is taken to provide speedy progress in rural areas. Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said it was a happy coincidence with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who firmly believed that the country would perish if development eluded villages.
KSRTC bans plastic water bottles on premier buses
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has banned the supply of single-use plastic water bottles to passengers travelling in its premier services. The corporation took this decision on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday. Managing Director of KSRTC Shivayogi C. Kalasad said plastic water bottles will be off their services from October 3. Every year, the corporation procures 1.2 Crore water bottles (single-use plastic) and provides them to passengers.
Amit Shah flags off Vande Bharat Express
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday flagged off the Vande Bharat Express at the New Delhi Railway Station. This train will run from New Delhi to Shri Vaishno Devi; it is expected to reduce travel time to four hours.
Hyderabad Nizam wins UK court battle against Pakistan
The UK High Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of the eighth Nizam of the erstwhile province of Hyderabad in a case against Pakistan. With this victory the London based court has granted Mukarram Jah and his younger brother the titular Nizam of Hyderabad and the ownership of a fund which has been in dispute for over 70 years. The £35 million dispute has been going on against Pakistan for over 70 years.
Vehicles owners make beeline to get PUC certificate
The 10-fold increase in traffic fines for not carrying a valid pollution under control (PUC) certificate has proved to be a boon. Owners are trying their best to check the pollution of their vehicles at the earliest. From September 1 the fine for not carrying a valid PUC certificate has increased from INR 1,000 to INR 10,000.
Noida hoarders fined INR 86,500
Soaring prices and declining stocks have opened doors to black marketing of onions in Noida and its surroundings. The district administration acted and raided several shops in the city where onions were hoarded. Three culprit traders were fined a total of INR 86,500.
War gets tremendous response, breaks all record
High drama and action-packed movie ‘War’ directed by Siddharth Anand has been getting a tremendous public response. Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff are in the leading roles in ‘War’ This film was released on October 2 and shattered all the previous records. This film got the maximum opening day collection of INR 51.50 Crore. This left Aamir Khan’s ‘Thugs of Hindostan’, which was released previous year far behind.
Rajasthan’s 6 railway stations declared the cleanest among top 10
The survey of the top 10 cleanest railway stations has been published. Rajasthan has left other states behind because 7 of 10 railways stations were found in this state. Andheri station in Mumbai, Virar and Naigaon stations were declared the cleanest, as per the report released by the railway minister Piyush Goyal. The other stations that made their name in the top 10 were Jammu Tawi, Suratgarh, Vijaywada and Haridwar.
List of top 10 clean railway stations in India:
1) Jaipur (Rajasthan)
2) Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
3) Durgapura (Rajasthan)
4) Jammu Tawai
5) Gandhinagar-jp (Rajasthan)
6) Suratgarh (Rajasthan)
8) Udaipur City (Rajasthan)
9) Ajmer (Rajasthan)
Women extract 6 men’s teeth in witchcraft case in Odisha
Police arrested 29 people, including 22 women on Tuesday in a witchcraft case. They allegedly extracted the teeth of six men and forced them to consume human excreta at Gopapur village in Odisha’s Ganjam district. All victims were above 60 years of age; they were taken to a hospital after the incident. All of them are well and said to be stable now.
Mask robbers loot jewels worth Crores from TN shop
Robbers in Tamil Nadu imitated a Bollywood style robbery by using wearing tiger and bull masks on their faces. They stole nearly 30 kg of jewels from a popular jewelery showroom in Tiruchirappalli on Tuesday. They entered the Lalithaa jewelery showroom like professional robbers by drilling a side wall, and sprinkled chilli powder in the surroundings to confuse the guard dogs. The masked robbers looted jewelery worth INR 13 Crore
DMK demands to make Tamil an official language after PM’s speech
DMK Chief MK Stalin on Tuesday demanded to make Tamil the official language after Prime Minister Narendra Modi heaped rich praise on it. Stalin and his supporters took a leaf from Modi’s speech and stressed that Tamil should be made one of the central government’s official languages. Stalin, the leader of the opposition in assembly, said his party wholeheartedly welcomed the Prime Minister’s statement on Tamil’s antiquity.
IIT Madras convocation scripts a new history
A new script was written at the 56th annual convocation ceremony of IIT Madras on Monday, the institute prescribed Indian dress for graduating students and research scholars instead of old traditional gowns worn worldwide. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wore a similar dress while delivering the convocation address.
January month of exams for gov’t jobs in AP: Reddy
Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday fixed state government exams for all departments; these will be held in January, every year. “Month of January, every year will be the month of examinations. All departments will fill their vacancies through exams in January,” Reddy said at an event in Vijayawada.
Metro official should be in POK to destroy terror camps, not Mumbai trees: Thackeray
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday criticized Metro Mail officials for cutting of trees at Mumbai’s Aarey Colony. This is where Metro Rail authorities are trying to construct a car shed for its trains. He said that Mumbai Metro officials be “sent to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)” to destroy terror camps rather than trees in Mumbai.
Shooting down own chopper on Feb 27, a mistake: IAF chief
Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday acknowledged that a major mistake happened on February 27, when the Indian Air Force (IAF) shot down its own chopper in Kashmir, killing six IAF officials and a civilian. Action will be taken against the responsible officers.
Zero tolerance towards terrorism: Shah
Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday asked forces busy guarding border to identify issues affecting security and then submit solutions. He emphasized on the Modi government’s plan of “zero tolerance” for terrorism, insurgency, corruption, smuggling of weapons, narcotics and cattle.
Super 30 and War restore confidence in Hrithik
Hrithik Roshan is now in seventh heaven after two back-to-back hits Super 30 and War to his credit. The 45-year-old star on Friday said he feels encouraged as an artist and aims to do better work. He further added that the success of his previous two movies have motivated him to trust his instincts.
Indiana Pacers edge past Sacramento Kings in a thriller
The much-awaited National Basketball Association (NBA) India game was held on Friday, in which Indiana Pacers took on Sacramento Kings. The sensational match ended just like a photo finish. Indiana Pacers in the end defeated the Sacramento Kings by 132-131 in a breathtaking match. It was NBA’s maiden preseason game ahead of the forthcoming season.
Avinash qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
India’s Avinash Sable created a history in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase event at the world athletics championship in Doha. Although he finished 13th in the event he shattered his own national record clocking 8 minute 21.37 seconds. This excellent performance has confirmed his ticket for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
FIR against several celebrities
A FIR was lodged in Muzaffarpur on Thursday against almost 49 noted personalities, including Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam and Aparna Sen, who had recently written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi showing their concern over increasing incidents like mob lynching across the country.
Parag Shah, the richest candidate in Maharashtra polls
In the upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls to be held on October 21, BJP candidate from Ghatkopar East, Parag Shah was officially declared the richest contestant fighting elections in the state. His total assets are worth Rs 500 crore.
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