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Panaji

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has urged the Union environment ministry not to give the nod to a proposal of Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) to enhance its coal handling capacity, pending the air ambient study of its surrounding areas, an official has said.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on November 6 a plea of a group of industries seeking "reasonable time" to implement the apex court order banning use of furnace oil and pet coke to curb pollution.

Lucknow

The rise in wholesale and retail prices of different vegetables in Lucknow was maximum across over 25 cities in the country this month owing to festive demand, Assocham said in a study.

NEW DELHI

Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan Tuesday termed the rise in onion and tomato prices as "seasonal factor", saying the situation will normalise in a week or so on improved supplies of the fresh crop.

NEW DELHI

Can former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan head the US Federal Reserve? Yes, he would be an ideal choice to lead the American central bank, says global financial magazine Barron's.

NEW DELHI

Eight core sectors grew to a six-month high of 5.2 per cent in September, helped by a robust performance in coal, natural gas and refinery segments, official data showed on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI

The country's largest telecom company Bharti Airtel on Tuesday posted 76.5 per cent plunge in consolidated net profit to Rs 343 crore for the September quarter, hit by disruptive pricing of newcomer Reliance Jio and the resulting tariff war.

Kolkata

A micro retailers association Tuesday staged a protest against the Centres advisory to state governments, proposing a ban on tobacco and paan shops from selling food items.

Panaji

Delegates from about 65 countries are expected to participate in the Vibrant Ceramics Expo and Summit (VCES)-2017, scheduled to be held from November 16-19 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, the organisers have said.

Mumbai

Global ride-hailing company Uber Tuesday announced the launch of two new products uberACCESS and uberASSIST in Bengaluru, supported by Mphasis, a leading cloud and cognitive services provider, as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

Kolkata

IIT Kharagpur and Arka Renewables Energy College have submitted a plan to the Department of Science and Technology for setting up solar e-vehicles charging station on a commercial scale in the state.

Mumbai

Gold edged lower in listless trade at the bullion market here on Tuesday due to lack of buying interest from stockists and retailers.
However, silver maintained its rising trend and firmed up by Rs 55 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units.

Mumbai

Consolidating strong recovery for the second-straight day, the rupee edged higher by 10 paise to end at a fresh two-week high of 64.75 against the dollar owing to sustained selling of US currency by exporters.

NEW DELHI

Markets regulator Sebi has sought clarifications from merchant bankers of 10 firms, including Lemon Tree Hotels and CMS Info Systems, regarding their proposed initial public offers (IPOs).

NEW DELHI

The rupee is expected to be around 66 per US dollar by the year end because of rising current account deficit and muted FPI equity inflows amid rich valuations in domestic stock markets, says a report.

NEW DELHI

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) is likely to acquire Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals (MRPL) in a share-swap deal to become Indias second-largest oil refiner.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today directed the Election Commission (EC) not to post any official against whom disciplinary proceedings have been initiated in key positions for poll duty during the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today sought to know the rate of conviction of politicians in criminal cases and asked whether its direction to complete trial against them within a year was being effectively implemented.

NEW DELHI

In a crackdown on the city's hookah bars, the Delhi government today asked the police and municipal corporations to cancel the licences of restaurants, eateries and hotels where hookah smoking is allowed.

NEW DELHI

How many vehicles have been checked and fines imposed for causing pollution since August, the Delhi High Court asked the traffic police and transport department of the AAP government today.

NEW DELHI

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today opposed a move to make Aadhaar compulsory, saying it would be a threat to national security and be struck down by the Supreme Court. Swamy said in a tweet he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

NEW DELHI

Veteran journalists Sam Rajappa and Sarat Mishra have been jointly chosen for the 'Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award', presented by the Press Council of India, for their outstanding contribution towards journalism, the council announced today.

Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today criticized the central government s decision to rope in the Indian Army for rebuilding the Elphinstone bridge in Mumbai, terming it as "deplorable" and "an admission of the failure" of the government and the Indian Railways.

NEW DELHI

The CPI today alleged that the Centre had not challenged the NGT's ruling banning all protests at the Jantar Mantar as it wanted to gag the opposition voices. "Democracy is at risk.

NEW DELHI

An IPS probationary officer, arrested for allegedly cheating in the UPSC examination in Chennai, is facing possible dismissal if he fails to give a proper explanation for his conduct, an official said today.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

Jharkhand’s PDS Minister Saryu Roy, though acted late, however in one stroke demolished the myth of the government diktat of Aadhaar card being indispensable. On September 28 Santoshi, the girl belonging to an extremely poor family from Simdega, died of starvation after chief secretary Rajbala Verma’s directive to render the ration card of the family ineligible as they were not linked to Aadhaar. The family had not received any ration since February but subsisted on doles from villagers and the mid-day meal Santoshi got at her school.

Author: 
Amritananda Chakravorty Mihir Samson

i. Ill-Equipped fake hospitals to be granted harsher punishments – The Andhra Pradesh High Court has observed that as per provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, the punishment  for running a medical establishment without a license is only a fine, which is not deterrent enough. The Court pointed out that the act does criminalise abortions not performed in accordance with the Act but there are no consequences for the hospital that allows for such abortions to be conducted in it. [Sri Krishna Nursing Home v State of Telangana, Writ Petition No.

China is reportedly contemplating to dig a thousand kilometre long tunnel to divert the waters of Brahmaputra in Tibet (where the river is called Yarlung Tsangpo) to irrigate and turn green the Taklamakan desert in its Xinjiang province. The Brahmaputra is an international river. It originates in Tibet, flows down through India into Bangladesh. In India it covers two States – Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, the larger part of the river lying in Assam where it serves a hinterland of 56,000 sq. kms.

Washington

President Donald Trump dressed up as himself, complete with his trademark red tie, for his first Halloween in the White House.

Houston

An Indian-origin woman, whose name closely resembles to that of Sherin Mathews's mom, has received a barrage of unwanted attention on social media in a case of mistaken identity after the 3-year-old Indian girl was found dead.

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