Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Governance

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks in Akola | PTI

Fadnavis steps in to help after Saira Banu seeks meeting with PM on Dilip Kumar’s bungalow

A city-based builder had falsely claimed ownership of the two plots on which Kumar's bungalow has been built in Pali Hill, Mumbai.
Vijay Mallya | Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Special court to decide on ‘fugitive economic offender’ tag for Vijay Mallya on Dec 26

The Enforcement Directorate is seeking the declaration of the tag, and also the confiscation of Mallya's properties.
H.S. Phoolka, Nirpreet Kaur, R.S. Cheema and Jagdish Kaur | ThePrint.in

The 4 who never gave up the fight, and succeeded in putting Sajjan Kumar in jail

Lawyers H.S. Phoolka & R.S. Cheema, and 1984 victims Jagdish Kaur & Nirpreet Kaur were key in the legal battle that sent Sajjan Kumar to jail for life.
Sterlite

Tamil Nadu activists to appeal in Supreme Court against Sterlite order

NGT set aside Tamil Nadu govt order closing down the copper factory, which was at the centre of a violent protest over alleged pollution earlier this year.

13 trapped in Meghalaya coal mine feared dead as rescue efforts over 5 days remain futile

5 days on, Meghalaya's effort to trace trapped miners fails to yield results 13 miners are reportedly trapped in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.
Representational image of a prisoner

Hamid Ansari, Indian accused of spying, set free from Pakistan jail after 3 years

Ansari was convicted by a military court for possessing a fake Pakistani identity card on 15 December, 2015.
Delhi's air pollution

Slipped up on pollution in Delhi and other cities, admits government

Environment ministry official says the government couldn’t properly implement its plans on stubble burning and the SC ban on firecrackers.
Representational photo | Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Cyclone Phethai hits Andhra coast today, heavy rain forecast in Bengal and Odisha

Cyclone Phethai disrupted trains and flights along the northern Andhra coast as it made landfall.  Amaravati/Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Phethai' made land...
Image of a Rafale aircraft | Dassault-Aviation.com

Congress gives breach of privilege notices in both Houses of Parliament over Rafale deal

The Congress demanded an answer from the government, claiming it had provided incorrect information to the Supreme Court on Rafale deal.
An Akshaya Patra kitchen in Bengaluru

Karnataka civil society groups want govt to dump ISKCON NGO over onion-garlic row

ISKCON NGO Akshaya Patra, a partner in the midday meal scheme, is opposed to the use of kitchen staples onion & garlic in food. 
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.