Stalemate continues in Maharashtra over government formation: Still no government in Maharashtra even after 14 days since the results; BJP expresses confidence of forming govt with alliance partner Shiv Sena soon; Shiv Sena still adamant about CM post; NCP says it will be sitting in the opposition.
SC slams chief secretaries on Air pollution in Delhi/NCR: Supreme Court pulls up Punjab, Haryana and UP for failing to implement the ban on burning of stubble; says Delhi government failed to stop garbage buring incidents; winds lead to improvement in Air Qualityin Delhi NCR, but it is still bad in UP and Bihar.
Appeals pour in to respect SC’s verdict on Ayodhya case: Appeal for peace before verdict on Ayodhya; Jamiat Ulema e Hind says it will respect Supreme Court verdict; many other organizations also urge communities to maintain social harmony and unity; Security tightened in Ayodhya.
Cyclone ‘Maha’ weakens; PM Modi holds high level review meeting: Cyclone ‘Maha’ weakens, unlikely to hit Gujarat coast, heavy rains are forecast in some areas, Cyclone Bulbul in Bay of Bengal gathers speed; Odisha government issued alert in 15 districts.
PM Modi reviews several projects through PRAGATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews several projects at the Pragati platform; Says young officers should be posted in aspirational districts; Says ‘time frame’ should be emphasized to raise aspirational districts up to the national average
India builds Mathadhis building for Shree Budhanilkantha Naryan Temple in Nepal: Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated Mathadhis building for Shree Budhanilkantha Narayan Temple in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘MAHA’ weakens into a Severe Cyclonic Storm: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm MAHA weakened into a Severe Cyclonic Storm with possibility to weaken further.
India to raise demand for clean technology at affordable cost at Madrid Summit: Prakash Javadekar:Union Minister for Environment, Forest and climate change Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that India will put forward the demand for clean technology at affordable cost and liberal financing from developed countries to developing countries during the forthcoming Madrid meeting on climate change.
RBI increases withdrawal limit for PMC Bank depositors to Rs 50,000: In a huge relief for the depositors of the fraud-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank, the Reserve Bank of India has increased the withdrawal limit to Rs 50,000. The earlier limit for withdrawal was Rs 40,000.
Delhi Police & lawyers Standoff: Delhi HC to hear Centre’s plea today: Delhi High Court will on Wednesday hear the Centre’s petition in connection with standoff between Delhi Police and lawyers in New Delhi.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu attends special session of Punjab assembly: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday attended the special session of Punjab assembly convened in Chandigarh to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak Dev.
1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: No SC Relief to Sajjan Kumar: Supreme Court after hearing 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict, Sajjan Kumar’s bail plea ordered for setting up a medical board to assess his health condition.
No green clearance needed for additional ethanol output: Govt: Giving further benefits to farmers and sugar industry, the Central Government has declared that no separate environmental clearance is required to produce additional ethanol from B-heavy molasses as it does not contribute to the pollution load.
Sikh pilgrims from India visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan: A large number of Sikhs from India have visited the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan and installed a golden palanquin at the shrine.
Defence Minister urges Russian defence industries to jointly manufacture in India: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on Tuesday called upon the Russian defence industry to work jointly to modernise India’s defence platforms and manufacture equipment to give a massive boost to the two nations’ exports to third countries.
550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at historic Sultanpur Lodhi underway: Week-long main celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at historic Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district of Punjab began on Tuesday.
Jharkhand assembly polls: notification for 1st phase to be issued: In Jharkhand, the process of nomination will begin on Wednesday with the issuance of notification for the first phase of assembly polls.
PM Modi inaugurates India International Science Festival 2019 in Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the 5th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 through video conferencing in Kolkata.
Suspense continues over Maharashtra CM: In Maharashtra, the stalemate over government formation continues even as the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday said that it has “not received any proposal” from Shiv Sena on forming the next government in the state.
Cyclone ‘Maha’ may hit Gujarat Coast tomorrow: Centre & the Gujarat govt have geared up to tackle Cyclone Maha which is likely to cross Gujarat coast around Diu as a Cyclonic Storm around Thursday morning.
PM Modi reviews several projects through PRAGATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews several projects at the Pragati platform; Says young officers should be posted in aspirational districts; Says ‘time frame’ should be emphasized to raise aspirational districts up to the national average.
Bangladesh bans Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dol’: Government of Bangladesh has banned the Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dol’ saying that it poses threat to public safety and security. The notification of the ban was issued on Tuesday. Earlier on Sunday, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan had said that the government would ban eight outfit based on inputs from the intelligence agencies.
Trump calls for ‘war’ on cartels as Mormons murdered in Mexico: U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to help Mexico hunt the killers of nine Mormon women and children shot dead in a lawless border area. In a tweet the President also said that the US stood ready to back its southern neighbour in a “war” on the drugs cartels.
Yemen govt, southern separatists sign power-sharing deal: Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists signed an agreement on Tuesday to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s crown prince hailed as a step towards a wider political solution to end the multi-faceted conflict.
Srilanka Polls: Hundreds of SLFP workers pledge not to support Gotabaya Rajapaksa: In Srilanka, hundreds of party workers of Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga pledged not to support former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the elections next Saturday.
Cabinet approves ‘Special Window’ for funding of stalled Housing projects: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a ‘Special Window’ to provide priority debt financing for the completion of stalled housing projects that are in the Affordable and Middle-Income Housing sector.
PNB Q2 profit at Rs 507 cr for Sept. quarter: Punjab National Bank on Tuesday reported a net profit of Rs 507.05 crore for the September quarter.
Asian Shooting: Manu Bhaker bags gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event: Manu Bhaker won gold in women’s 10m air pistol event while Vivaan Kapoor and Manisha Keer won the yellow metal in junior trap mixed event at the Asian Shooting Championships.
China Open: Off-colour Saina Nehwal exits; P Kashyap advances to Rd. 2: There was no end to Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal’s lackluster run of form as the Olympic bronze-medallist crashed out of China Open on Wednesday following a straight-game opening-round defeat to local favourite Cai Yan Yan.
Italian Film ‘Despite the Fog’ to open 50th IFFI: The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is all set to spellbound audiences with the Opening Film of the Festival, which is ‘Despite the Fog (Nonostante La Nebbia)’, directed by Goran Paskaljevic, one of Europe’s most respected filmmakers.
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma arrives in Dhaka on 700 km long road trip: Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday on 4 day long road trip of Bangladesh; The 700 kilometre long road trip which started on Tuesday is named ‘Connecting Borders’. Chief Minister Sangma has embarked on the tour with a delegation comprising cabinet ministers, government officials and entrepreneurs.