- Banerjee's achievement bigger and terrific: Ganguly(00:56)
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Congratulating Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee for winning the Nobel prize for Economics, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday called it a "terrific" achievement.
- Blacked-out at Puja carnival, recall Emergency: Bengal Guv(23:36)
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) In a fresh flashpoint with West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Tuesday that he was "totally blacked out" during the October 11 Durga Puja carnival here and called it "an unusual kind of censorship... reminiscent of the Emergency".
- PMC fraud: Praful Patel under ED lens for using Wadhawans' jet(23:10)
By Anand Singh
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Caught in the eye of the storm over 'Dawood-Mirchi' links, former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel faces yet another embarrassment for frequently using private jets of Wadhawans, accused in the Rs 4,355 crore Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative(PMC) bank scam.
- Unions cry foul, refute HAL's claims on wage hike (Lead)(22:08)
Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) Refuting the company's charge that their indefinite strike for wage hike was illegal, 9 unions of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Tuesday accused its management of indulging in double standards.
- E-platform to ease up clearance of sanction plan in SDMC(21:50)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) In a major relief to residents who are planning to construct a new house, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Tuesday announced that it has developed an online module for the sanction plan in respect of the low risk residential buildings up to 500sqm under Unified Building Bye Laws 2021.
- Hindu parties cite 1886 judge's observation of Ayodhya site(21:44)
By Sumit Saxena
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Hindu parties on Tuesday rebutted the Muslim side's contention that they never made claim on the title of the disputed land in Ayodhya between 1885 to 1989, by citing the observations of a judge who visited the disputed site on March 17, 1886.
- Centre to monitor food prices during festival season(21:34)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) In a bid to keep food prices in check during the festival season, the Centre on Tuesday directed the states to regularly monitor the supply and prices of staples like onions, pulses, tomatoes, edible oils and oilseeds.
- Surjewala moves EC, says gangster's kin intimidating voters(21:30)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Congress has expressed apprehensions of criminal intimidation by Bharatiya Janata Party supporters in Kaithal Assembly constituency where the party's media department chief Randeep Surjewala is contesting against the BJP's Leelaram Gurjar.
- Attitude more important than skills, talent: Malaysian chef Peter Chan(21:12)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) What is it that goes into making an ideal meal? More than skills and talent it's the right attitude that matters, says Malaysian Executive Sous Chef Peter Chan, an industry veteran of close to four decades and chairperson of the jury at the Indian Culinary Forum's annual Chef Awards 2019 underway at Greater Noida on the national capital's outskirts.
- No drastic fall in Delhi air quality in next two days(21:12)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Though the air quality in Delhi remains in the poor category and stubble-burning incidents have increased in Punjab, Haryana and even Pakistan, no drastic deterioration of air quality is expected in the next two days.
- HC pulls up Goa govt for failing to install digital meters(21:10)
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the High Court on Tuesday pulled up the state government for failing to facilitate the installation of digital meters in taxis, stating that prima facie the negligence amounts to contempt of the Bombay High Court.
- SDMC steps up efforts to curb pollution(21:04)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) With the increase in pollution, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has stepped up efforts to fight air and dust pollution in the national capital, taking stringent pollution control measures including action against burning of solid wastes, garbage, dry leaves, and plastics, rubber and construction activities.
- India hands over two Mi 24V choppers to Afghanistan(20:56)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India handed over two Mi 24V gunship helicopters to Afghanistan at a ceremony held in Kabul on Tuesday. The attack chopper, which is also capable of low-capacity troop transport, was handed over to Afghanistan's Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid by India's Ambassador Vinay Kumar.
- 'BJP's majoritarianism crippled Indian economy'(20:56)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Taking cue from an article by Finance Minister's husband in a newspaper, the Congress on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Modi government over the state of the Indian economy. The party asserted that P. Prabhakar, Nirmala Sitharaman's husband, is a senior economist and his views are based on facts.
- Three arrested in illegal Kochi flats case(20:36)
Kochi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Kerala Police's Crime Branch, probing if there was a nexus between officials and builders in the apartment complex whose demolition was ordered by the Supreme Court for violating the Coastal Regulation Zone rules, on Tuesday arrested three people, a top official said.
- Rajnath pushes for indigenisation of defence equipment (Lead)(20:36)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Pushing for indigenisation, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday urged scientists in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to establish a system in India where all defence equipment can be manufactured in the country.
- Trinamool leaders to visit over 2,000 villages, wards(20:26)
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Around 600 Block and Town Presidents of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress are visiting more than 2,000 villages and civic wards across the state from Tuesday following in the footsteps of party MLAs and other senior leaders as part of the mass reach out campaign 'Didi Ke Bolo', party sources said.