LIVE News Updates: BJP's only development is to change colours and names says Akhilesh Yadav

"This Samajwadi Purvanchal Expressway was built by Samajwaadis. The public is giving credit to SP. BJP's only development is to change colours & names", says Akhilesh Yadav in Ghazipur, ANI reported

Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav
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17 Nov 2021, 7:53 PM

BJP's only development is to change colours and names says Akhilesh Yadav

"This Samajwadi Purvanchal Expressway was built by Samajwaadis. The public is giving credit to SP (for building the expressway). BJP's only development is to change colours and names", says Former UP CM & SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in Ghazipur, ANI reported.

17 Nov 2021, 7:22 PM

CBI arrests 7 in case related to alleged online child sexual abuse & exploitation

CBI arrested 7 accused from various places including Delhi, Dhenkanal, Noida, Jhansi, Tirupati in ongoing investigation of case related to alleged online child sexual abuse and exploitation, ANI reported.

17 Nov 2021, 6:15 PM

Bombay HCto hear plea by Nawab Malik in defamation suit filed by father of Sameer Wankhede

Bombay High Court to hear tomorrow plea by Nawab Malik seeking leave to file additional documents in the defamation suit filed by father of NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede.

Hearing before Justice Madhav Jamdar who has reserved interim application for orders.


17 Nov 2021, 5:39 PM

4 militants killed in encounters at Pombai&Gopalpora villages, Kulgam district: IGP Kashmir

Four militants killed In Pombai and Gopalpora villages of Kulgam district. At both these places, encounters are going on: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, reported ANI.

17 Nov 2021, 5:39 PM

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan admitted to AIG Hospital after showing 'minor Covid symptoms': Raj Bhavan

ANI reported, Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan was admitted to AIG Hospital in Hyderabad after he showed 'minor Covid symptoms': Raj Bhavan


17 Nov 2021, 4:46 PM

Fire breaks out at a residential complex Sampige Nagar area, Bengaluru

According to ANI, fire broke out at a residential complex in Sampige Nagar area of Bengaluru. Fire brigade reached the spot; no casualties reported.

17 Nov 2021, 4:07 PM

MLA Tapas Roy moves breach of privilege motion in WB Assembly against ED&CBI in Narada scam

ANI reported TMC MLA Tapas Roy moves breach of privilege motion in West Bengal Assembly against ED & CBI for filing charge sheet in Narada scam without getting the sanction of the Assembly speaker.


17 Nov 2021, 3:18 PM

Had a successful meeting with farmers' unions, says Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi

Had a successful meeting with farmers' union rep; 18 points were discussed, we agreed on 17. Their demand for debt waiver will be discussed. We asked them to provide list of people who died during (farm) protest. Compensation,job for next of kin: Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, according to ANI.

17 Nov 2021, 2:44 PM

Akhilesh Yadav claims safety has been compromised in Purvanchal Expressway construction

Safety has been compromised in Purvanchal Expressway construction. We promise to create mandis along the expressway: SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav targeting Yogi Govt, News18 reported.


17 Nov 2021, 2:38 PM

Maha Congress to take legal action against Kangana Ranaut for allegedly defaming Mahatma Gandhi

ANI reported, Maharashtra Congress to take legal action against actor Kangana Ranaut for her alleged defamatory statement against Mahatma Gandhi. Congress will register an official complaint against her with Mumbai police: Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole.

17 Nov 2021, 1:57 PM

SC issues notice to Tripura Govt for invoking UAPA against 2 lawyers & journalist

Supreme Court issued notice to the Tripura government on a plea against its decision to invoke the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against two lawyers, and a journalist, IANS reported.


17 Nov 2021, 1:20 PM

Rahul gandhi seeks quashing of defamation complaint proceedings in bombay high court

Congress leader RahulGandhi approaches Bombay HighCourt seeking quashing of proceedings arising out of defamation complaint of 2019 filed by a BJP leader. Gandhi was summoned to personally appear before Magistrate Court, Bar and Bench reported.

17 Nov 2021, 12:59 PM

SC appoints Rakesh Kumar Jain, former judge of the Punjab and Haryana HC to monitor the investigation

Lakhimpur Kheri case: Supreme Court appoints Rakesh Kumar Jain, former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to monitor the investigation to ensure transparency, fairness, and absolute impartiality.

Lakhimpur Kheri case: Supreme Court reconstitutes the Special Investigation Team (SIT); names 3 senior IPS officers, SB Shirodkar, Deepinder Singh and Padmaja Chauhan in it; SC to hear the case next after the chargesheet is filed and a report is received from the retired judge


17 Nov 2021, 12:49 PM

Businessman Raj Kundra anticipatory bail hearing adjourned for Monday

Businessman Raj Kundra anticipatory bail hearing adjourned for Monday (November 22) in connection with a pornography case

17 Nov 2021, 12:48 PM

SC restrains Tripura police from arresting lawyers Mukesh Kumar, Ansarul Ansari & journalist Shyam Meera Singh

Supreme Court restrains Tripura police from arresting lawyers Mukesh Kumar, Ansarul Haq Ansari & journalist Shyam Meera Singh, booked under UAPA, over their social media posts regarding recent communal violence in Tripura

Supreme Court also issues notice to Tripura Police on the plea challenging UAPA invoked against lawyers Mukesh Kumar, Ansarul Haq Ansari & journalist Shyam Meera Singh


17 Nov 2021, 11:45 AM

Indian Army troops in Uri sector foil an infiltration bid by Pakistan Army-backed terrorists

Indian Army troops in the Uri sector have foiled an infiltration bid by Pakistan Army-backed terrorists. The firing took place after suspicious movement was noticed by troops in the area. Search operations have been launched by the forces. Details awaited: Army sources

17 Nov 2021, 11:30 AM

Mizoram reports 495 new COVID-19 cases, 4 fatalities

Mizoram on Wednesday reported 495 new COVID-19 cases, 152 less than the previous day, pushing the tally to 1,29,845, a health department official said.


17 Nov 2021, 11:11 AM

Model document should be prepared for uniformity of rules: LS Speaker Om Birla

Decisive steps will be taken after consulting political parties to enhance dignity of legislative bodies: LS Speaker Om Birla

Model document should be prepared for uniformity of rules and procedures in all legislative bodies: LS Speaker Om Birla

17 Nov 2021, 10:44 AM

Delhi govt taking all measures to take pollution seriously: Delhi Transport Min Kailash Gehlot

Delhi govt taking all measures (to curb pollution); appeal neighbouring states to take pollution seriously. Pollution problem is not Delhi-centric, it has to do with NCR,UP, Haryana &other adjoining states. Concrete steps should be taken by them:Delhi Transport Min Kailash Gehlot

Centre in its affidavit points out directives issued by Commission for Air Quality Management for Delhi-NCR & adjoining areas that included ban on entry of trucks in Delhi till Nov 21 except trucks carrying essential commodities, closure of thermal plants, ban on construction


17 Nov 2021, 10:43 AM

Centre expresses unwillingness before SC to ask its employees to work from home

Air pollution in Delhi-NCR | Centre expresses unwillingness before the Supreme Court to ask its employees to work from home and instead it has advised its employees in Delhi to resort to carpooling to reduce the number of vehicles used by them for commuting.

Centre tells Supreme Court, through an affidavit, that number of vehicles used by Central government is a minuscule fraction of the total vehicles in the national capital and stopping their plying would not make much impact towards improving the air quality of Delhi.

Centre in its affidavit points out directives issued by Commission for Air Quality Management for Delhi-NCR & adjoining areas that included ban on entry of trucks in Delhi till Nov 21 except trucks carrying essential commodities, closure of thermal plants, ban on construction

Centre in its affidavit points out directives issued by Commission for Air Quality Management for Delhi-NCR & adjoining areas that included ban on entry of trucks in Delhi till Nov 21 except trucks carrying essential commodities, closure of thermal plants, ban on construction

Solicitor General tells Supreme Court that the Commission for air quality management for Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas meeting was held and all Chief Secretaries of NCR states and Central ministries senior officials and certain mandatory directions were issued to States

Solicitor General tells SC that the Commission issued direction to Delhi and other NCR States to ensure that all industries having gas connectivity run only on gas as fuel failing which the industry has to be close.

Industries using unapproved fuels should be closed with immediate effect and industries having gas connectivity should be immediately shifted to gas, SG tells Supreme Court.

On vehicular pollution, SG informs SC that Commission ordered (state) authorities to ensure diesel vehicles that are over 10 years old &petrol vehicles over 15 years old shouldn't be allowed to ply; asked Delhi govt to put on road adequate no. of CNG buses at the earliest

Commission directed the NCR states to strictly ban the use of Diesel Generator sets except for emergency services, SG tells Supreme Court

Solicitor General tells Supreme Court that all construction activities except four exempted categories hasve to be stopped till November 21. Commission also directed use of smog towers, sprinklers, and dust suppressants in vulnerable hotspots at least three times a day.

SG tells SC that Commission suggested NCR States allow WFH for at least 50% employees till November 21. It (States) should also encourage the same for people working in private establishments.

SG tells Supreme Court that Centre's stand is that instead of Central Government employees being asked to WFH, it has issued a direction to carpool so that the number of Central government vehicles on road is reduced.

The Commission also directed all NCR States to close all schools, colleges, and educational institutions and to hold classes via online mode until further orders, Solicitor General tells Supreme Court.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for Delhi Govt tells Supreme Court that if stubble burning is 3-4%, it need not be addressed. We want to say it is a cause

Supreme Court tells Singhvi that its focus is pollution, and he is raising issues that are not relevant. We have taken care of this and said in our order to request farmers to not be involved in stubble burning for two weeks

Debates on TV are creating more pollution than everybody. They don’t understand, statements are taken out of context. Everyone has their own agenda, says Supreme Court.

Singhvi tells Supreme Court that the figures on stubble burning would be much higher in November and asks Supreme Court to not ignore them. Delhi government says source-based breakup of contribution to pollution is yet to be done.

Delhi government tells Supreme Court that 90% of what the Centre proposed has been done by Delhi government and the suggestions are modelled on Delhi government's measures.

SC says what it's seeing is the plight of farmers. People sitting in Delhi in 5, 7-star hotels criticise how they contribute 4, 30 or 40% to pollution. Have you seen their (farmers) earning per landholding?CJI says we ignore the fact that firecrackers are burning despite the ban?

On SC asking Delhi govt over steps to curb air pollution; Delhi government says construction sites are being vigorously looked at with day and night patrolling and anti smog guns have been installed. Anti-dust campaign being organised as well

On sweeping mechanized machines and steps taken for a new purchase order apart from the 69 machines it has, Delhi govt tells Supreme Court that it will give any amount to buy sweeping machines

On whether it is possible for it to increase the supply of CNG buses, Delhi govt informs SC that it can increase metro and bus frequencies; requests SC to order work from home, ban in vehicles in periphery (adjoining states) too, since no point of such ban only in Delhi.

Haryana government tells Supreme Court that it has implemented whatever was suggested by the Commission and that whatever is ordered will be followed.

On what it has done for farmers on stubble burning, Haryana government tells Supreme Court that Chief Secretary and District Magistrates are taking stock of the situation so that no stubble burning takes place in these (next) two weeks.

Counsel appearing for Punjab government tells Supreme Court the State doesn't fall under Delhi-NCR region but has taken measures (for stubble burning)

CJI NV Ramana says that there has to be some responsibility, not everything can be done through judicial order; asks the reason for the burning of firecrackers in Delhi in past 10 days after Diwali.

Solicitor General tells Supreme Court that meteorological scientists were also there in the emergency meeting and according to them the wind flow will be there after November 21; says "Would this court not consider waiting till Nov 21 before implementing harsh measures."

You all say vehicle is the main cause, but gas guzzlers, hi-fi cars run on Delhi roads. Who'll encourage them to stop this? Delhi says no point in banning vehicles or have WFH if not implemented in neighboring states. We thought Commission will give us steps to stop this, SC says

SC asks SG about how many vehicles are there and how are Central government officials traveling; says "You don't need all 100 officers in the office, you can instead call 50 officers. There are several government localities, can't they travel in public transport?

SG says WFH in a state like Delhi will have an impact in Delhi but if we (Central employees) go WFH, it'll have pan-India ramifications. Can the minimum impact it has on pollution outweigh the impact it will have on Pan India functioning; thus we've suggested car-pooling, SG adds

Supreme Court suggests that Central government officers living in government colonies travel in public transport.

SC to hear the matter on air pollution next Wednesday. CJI observes "Bureaucracy has gone into inertia and they don't want to do anything. Like using sprinklers or water buckets we have to say, this is the attitude of the executive,"

17 Nov 2021, 10:42 AM

Complaint received against actor-comedian Vir Das at Tilak Marg Police Station

Delhi: Complaint received against actor-comedian Vir Das at Tilak Marg Police Station in connection with a viral video in which he is allegedly using derogatory language against the nation during an event in US


17 Nov 2021, 9:57 AM

Kartarpur Sahib Corridor reopens from today

Punjab: Kartarpur Sahib Corridor reopens from today. A jatha at Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) ready to cross over to Pakistan to pay obeisance.

17 Nov 2021, 9:56 AM

India reports 10,197 new cases & 301 deaths

India reports 10,197 new cases, 12,134 recoveries & 301 deaths in last 24 hrs.


17 Nov 2021, 9:48 AM

Sensex drops 245.50 pts to 60,076.87 in opening session

Sensex drops 245.50 pts to 60,076.87 in opening session; Nifty declines 72.40 pts to 17,926.80

17 Nov 2021, 9:24 AM

Maharashtra: Thane district sees 117 fresh COVID-19 cases, four fatalities

With the addition of 117 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 5,67,903, an official said on Wednesday.


17 Nov 2021, 9:24 AM

8 wagons of a container train from Allahabad to Pt. DDU JCT derailed

Chandauli: 8 wagons of a container train from Allahabad to Pt. DDU JCT derailed around 6:40 this morning. Restoration work underway; services interrupted on the said route. Trains on the route will either be diverted or will be coming via Vyas Nagar to DDU: Rajesh Kumar, CPRO,ECR

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