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The former Union finance minister called the sliding GDP as a ‘man-made disaster’

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13 Nov 2019, 8:15 PM

In man-made catstrophe, our GDP sliding below 5% and lower: Chidambaram

Blaming the Narendra Modi led central government over the abysmal state of India's economy, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said that in two weeks all will know that the country's GDP is gpoing below 5% and underlined that it is a "man-made catastrophe".

"In two weeks, we will know how catastrophic the second quarter (July-Sept) of 2019-20 has been for the economy. And when the catastrophe is known, please remember it is a man-made catastrophe," Chidambaram said in a tweet, posted by his family on his behalf.

"We will go below 5%, the question is how much lower?" he added.

Chidamabaram is currently lodged in the Tihar jail in INX media case, with the courts repeatedly rejecting his bail pleas.

13 Nov 2019, 8:21 PM

Schools closed for next two days in Delhi-NCR

Schools will remain closed for the next two days in Delhi-NCR due to pollution, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority has said

13 Nov 2019, 5:59 PM

MP govt to bear expenses of Kartarpur pilgrims from the state

The Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government has added Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan, to list of pilgrimage sites under the 'Mukhya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojna' scheme, ANI reported.
Under this scheme, the Madhya Pradesh government provides senior citizens (aged 60 years or above) of the state free travel to any one of pilgrimage sites included in the list.

13 Nov 2019, 5:30 PM

Protests in Jantar Mantar for Kashmir

It has been 100 days since Kashmir has been under a shutdown. To ensure that the shutdown of J&K as a result of the abrogation of Article 370 is not forgotten, several members of the civil society came together at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

“In case of all the other states which were bifurcated, there was always a dialogue in the state Assembly before it happened. In this case, it was simply done. It was nothing but an agenda to clamp down on people. If the government had nothing to hide why are they not allowing people to go there. There are restrictions on travel,” explained Subhashini Ali, President of the All India Democratic Women's Association.

“They have taken away the right of the Kashmiris to decide their future. Both Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah were in the BJP government itself. What they have done has no justification. This government will ruin the country,” asserted Sharad Yadav, Loktantrik Janata Dal party

13 Nov 2019, 5:25 PM

We are committed to implementing SC verdict: Sabarimala temple management

Travancore Devaswam Board President A. Padmakumar on Wednesday said that the Board is committed to implementing the Supreme Court order and protect the interests of devotees. The Board manages the temple.

The apex court will pronounce its verdict on a review petition in the case on Thursday. The review petition was filed against the SC verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple.

13 Nov 2019, 4:41 PM

Education Secretary announces the JNU partial fee hike rollback

13 Nov 2019, 4:36 PM

CBI Court extends P Chidambaram’s judicial custody till November 27

13 Nov 2019, 4:36 PM

CBI Court extends P Chidambaram’s judicial custody in the INX Media money laundering case till November 27

13 Nov 2019, 4:17 PM

Mamata pegs loss due to cyclone 'Bulbul' at Rs 50,000 crore

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, after conducting an aerial survey of cyclone 'Bulbul'-hit areas in North 24 Parganas, said on Wednesday that the loss incurred by the state due to the natural calamity might go up to Rs 50,000 crore.

Banerjee handed over a cheque of Rs 2.4 lakh each to the family members of five people from the district who lost their lives in the calamity.

Taking note of the fact that at least 15 lakh hectares of agricultural land was damaged due to the storm, she said the affected farmers would get all help from her government.

13 Nov 2019, 4:09 PM

Karnataka CM should resign immediately, after SC verdict, BJP stand exposed, says Surjewala

13 Nov 2019, 3:51 PM

Sensex drops 229.02 points to close at 40,116.06; Nifty down 73 points at 11,840.45

13 Nov 2019, 3:46 PM

Indian rupee plunges to breach 72-level against US dollar

13 Nov 2019, 3:26 PM

P Chidambaram to be produced through video conferencing in a Delhi court shortly

Former union minister P Chidambaram to be produced through video conferencing in a Delhi court shortly. His judicial custody is ending today in the case

13 Nov 2019, 3:00 PM

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2018 to be awarded to Centre for Science and Environment

The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2018 will be presented by Shir Hamid Ansari, Former Vice President of India to Centre fo Science and Environment, New Delhi on November 19, 2019 at 5PM

13 Nov 2019, 2:49 PM

Office of Chief Justice of India is a public authority under RTI, says SC

13 Nov 2019, 2:19 PM

Disqualified MLAs will be joining BJP on Thursday morning in Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan

13 Nov 2019, 1:19 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says, ‘If necessary, Odd Even will definitely be extended

13 Nov 2019, 11:55 AM

Supreme Court to pronounce judgment in Sabarimala Review Petitions on Thursday

13 Nov 2019, 11:47 AM

SC agrees to hear Madhu Koda’s plea challenging disqualification by EC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea filed by former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda challenging his disqualification by the Election Commission in 2017 for not submitting poll expenses.

A bench headed by CJI designate Justice S A Bobde took note of the submission that Koda's petition needed an urgent hearing in view of the fact that the last date for filing nomination for the upcoming Assembly polls was concluding on November 18.

13 Nov 2019, 10:51 AM

We were sure that disqualification will be upheld. The Supreme Court has come down on expected lines, says Dinesh Gundu Rao

13 Nov 2019, 10:51 AM

SC, however, strikes down portion of Speaker's order which said MLAs would be disqualified till end of tenure of 15th Karnataka Assembly

13 Nov 2019, 10:47 AM

Supreme Court upholds disqualification of Karnataka MLAs but MLAs can recontest

13 Nov 2019, 10:16 AM

Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri

13 Nov 2019, 10:16 AM

Shiv Sena not to mention its petition in SC challenging Maha governor's decision of not granting it time for govt formation:lawyer

13 Nov 2019, 10:03 AM

7 killed, 7 injured after car bomb explosion in Kabul

13 Nov 2019, 9:58 AM

BJP deriving ‘sadistic pleasure’ out of Maha logjam, says Shiv Sena

In a vitriolic attack on the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it was deriving "sadistic pleasure" out of the struggle of other political parties to form government in Maharashtra.

Without taking any names, the Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', said those who talk of ethics in politics are currently the "most disruptive".

President's rule was imposed in the state on Tuesday after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to the Centre, stating that formation of a stable government was impossible in the current situation despite all his efforts.

13 Nov 2019, 9:15 AM

Fresh petition seeks election of Fadnavis set aside

In a fresh petition filed in Bombay High Court, a lawyer petitioner has prayed for the election of former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to be set aside, alleging discrepancies in the affidavit he filed with his nomination papers.

Another case against Fadnavis for allegedly omitting to mention details of two pending cases in his election affidavit in 2014 is also expected to come up before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, November 13. The petitioner has requested for permission to place on record subsequent facts.

13 Nov 2019, 8:54 AM

Hong Kong faces third day of chaos after night of rage

Hong Kong awoke to a third straight day of chaos Wednesday following a night of intense battles between pro-democracy protesters and riot police on a university campus that saw some of the most violent scenes in more than five months of unrest.

Morning commuters were faced with closed metro stations, a suspended rail line and dozens of cancelled bus services a day after police warned that the rule of law in the territory was on "the brink of total collapse".

On Tuesday, the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus was the epicentre of the protests. The clashes raged well into the night, despite faculty and staff trying to mediate, with flames lighting up the night sky and dense clouds of acrid smoke.

13 Nov 2019, 8:53 AM

A layer of smog covers Delhi on Wednesday

13 Nov 2019, 8:53 AM

Kamala Harris promises to lift existing per country caps for employment based green cards

Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris is in favour of lifting the existing per-country caps for employment based green cards, her presidential campaign has said, asserting that 95 per cent in line for legal permanent residency are primarily from China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Harris' presidential campaign, which started early this year, in recent weeks is not doing well and has been polling low among more than a dozen and half Democratic presidential aspirants

13 Nov 2019, 8:30 AM

Air Quality Index (AQI) at 447 (Severe category) in RK Puram area.

13 Nov 2019, 8:23 AM

SC verdict to bring CJI office under RTI Act today

The Supreme Court will pronounce judgement on Wednesday on the petitions challenging the Delhi High Court verdict bringing the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) within the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act.

A notice in connection with the judgement was uploaded on the Supreme Court website on Tuesday afternoon. A five-judge headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices N.V. Ramana, D.Y. Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, will pronounce the judgement at 2 pm.

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