Assembly ruckus | High Court refuses to stay summons issued to Jayarajan and Jaleel

The Ministers were asked to appear before the court on October 28. The Kerala High Court on Tuesday declined to stay the summons issued by the Thiruvananthapuram Chief Judicial Magistrate Court directing Ministers E.P Jayarajan and K.T. Jaleel to appear before it on October 28 in a criminal case registered in connection with the ruckus … Read more Assembly ruckus | High Court refuses to stay summons issued to Jayarajan and Jaleel

Police rein in BJP leaders prompting them to approach EC

Senior party members decry ‘high-handedness’ and excessive use of force by police. BJP’s top brass, including city president and MLC N. Ramchander Rao, were put under house arrest while other senior leaders were detained at police station as police tried to thwart the party’s efforts to take up protests against the police raids on Dubbaka … Read more Police rein in BJP leaders prompting them to approach EC

Plans afoot to give Maddilapalem, Dwaraka bus stations a facelift

The Dwaraka Bus Station (DBS), popularly known as RTC complex, and the Maddilapalem bus complex of APSRTC will soon get a facelift, if the plans of the corporation are any indication. The RTC complex is the busy hub of the city, with buses moving in and out of the vast bus station-cum-shopping complex right from … Read more Plans afoot to give Maddilapalem, Dwaraka bus stations a facelift

Delhi riots | Court dismisses Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha’s bail plea

Tanha is arrested under the UAPA. A Delhi court has dismissed the bail plea of Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha, arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in connection with a case related to larger conspiracy in the northeast Delhi riots in February. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said in his order … Read more Delhi riots | Court dismisses Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha’s bail plea

Marginal improvement in Delhi’s AQI as wind speed picks up

An improvement in local wind speed will counter the effect. Pollution levels reduced marginally in the national capital on Tuesday morning but the air quality was still recorded in the very poor category. A senior scientist at the India Meteorological Department said the air quality index (AQI) is likely to improve with the wind speed … Read more Marginal improvement in Delhi’s AQI as wind speed picks up

Low-key immersion marks end of Durga Puja festival in West Bengal

Elaborate arrangements were made at the 21 ghats in Kolkata, where hundreds of idols were immersed in the river Hooghly A low-key immersion of idols on Monday marked the end of week-long Durga Puja festival in West Bengal that was held amidst the COVID-19 pandemic under extreme caution. No immersion procession was allowed at the … Read more Low-key immersion marks end of Durga Puja festival in West Bengal

Social distancing missing at flower market

The rush at the Gudimalkapur flower market was not surprising as flowers form a big part of Dasara celebrations in Telangana It was business as usual at Gudimalkapur flower market on Monday morning as hundreds of farmers, traders and buyers descended to make their Dasara purchases. The COVID-19 lockdown appeared like a distant memory as … Read more Social distancing missing at flower market

Target set for marshals to levy fines in Bengaluru

Marshals in Bengaluru have been empowered to levy fines on citizens who are not wearing masks or maintaining social distance. The marshals in south zone have been given a target to achieve every day. In an order issued to a marshal supervisor, Munish Moudgil, Secretary of Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, who has been … Read more Target set for marshals to levy fines in Bengaluru

Ash gourd smashed on roads despite warnings

In spite of the City Municipal Corporation’s warning that ash gourd and coconut should not be broken on roads as part of Ayudha puja celebration, violations continued causing inconvenience to pedestrians and motorists here on Monday. Though it is customary to break ash gourd and coconuts after the puja, the vegetable pieces left on the … Read more Ash gourd smashed on roads despite warnings

BJP leader seeks inclusion of private schools in medical quota

Letter to Governor was signed by BJP leader Nandakumar; party distances itself from representation The BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit faced embarrassment on Monday when it transpired that its education cell secretary, K.R. Nandakumar, in his capacity as an office-bearer of an association of private schools, wrote to Governor Banwarilal Purohit seeking inclusion of private school … Read more BJP leader seeks inclusion of private schools in medical quota