Bhakta Charan Das, on Tuesday, expressed gratitude toward the Supreme Court (SC) for conceded the apprehension of agitating farmers and said the party would take out a march to Raj Bhavan in Patna on January 15 in support of the cause.
Conversing with media people after a meeting of the party’s farmer wing, Das, also a former Union Minister, catechize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s quietness on the issue.
The AICC leader thrashed the Central government for subverting constitutional institutions and said it didn’t have any regard for the RTI Act.
Uttar Pradesh: SEC communicates reservations over govt timeline for the panchayat election
The SEC has told the government that it probably won’t be conceivable to hold rural polls according to the government’s plan because of the scarcity of time needed to finish the revision of the electoral roll.
Minister of Panchayati raj Bhupendra Chaudhary has publicly said the government will issue its poll notification around mid-February for the commission to begin voting by mid-March.
The SEC feels it might require more time to be poll ready regardless of whether the government finishes arrangements on its part.
25 states/UTs have less than 5,000 active Covid-19 cases: Health ministry
The Union health ministry on Tuesday said that 25 states/Union Territories have less than 5,000 active cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
The ministry said that India has recorded 12,584 new cases of Covid, the most minimal in around seven months, taking the nation’s Covid-19 caseload to 1,04,79,179.
There are 2,16,558 active Covid infections in the nation which comprises 2.07 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.
Vaccine delivery by GoAir begins; operates flight to Chennai from Pune
Budget carrier GoAir has operated a flight to Chennai from Pune, containing 70,800 vials of Covid-19 vaccines as the much-awaited rollout of the vaccine.
According to GoAir, the flight took off for Chennai from Pune early morning on Tuesday, carrying 70,800 vials (7,08,000 doses) of the vaccine.
Centre moves SC to stop farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day
The home ministry moved the Supreme Court on seeking to restrain protesting farmers from taking out a tractor rally on Republic Day.
It would be a huge embarrassment to the nation if the constitutional ceremony was disrupted in any manner or a law and order situation arose.
PM Narendra Modi’s address on 2nd National Youth Parliament
The National Youth Parliament Festival is organized as part of celebrations on the National Youth Day which is observed to commemorate Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary.
Dynastic politics is the biggest enemy of democracy said Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday addressing the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival via video conferencing.
Shivalik : Uttarakhand HC stays denotifying order
The Uttarakhand HC stayed the government order (GO) denotifying Shivalik Elephant Reserve.
The bench held that the government’s notification goes against the provisions of the Forest Conservation Act 1980.
NEP task force is ready with action plan for parents, teachers
The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) is the first step towards demolishing the restrictive, repetitive, regimented processes of learning in schools, enabling students to have an edge over others in this competitive world, said Ashok Ganguly, former CBSE chairman.
Union minister Shripad Naik injured in road mishap; wife killed
Union minister Shripad Naik was injured while his wife and personal assistant were killed in a road accident in Karnataka.
The 68-year-old minister was being brought to Goa Medical College for further treatment.
Indonesia crash: Sriwijaya Air plane’s flight data recorder retrieved
The flight data recorder was brought ashore, but the teams are still trying to locate the cockpit voice recorder.
The authorities hope that data from the black boxes can give vital clues on the possible cause of the crash.
The Boeing 737 plunged into the sea shortly after take-off, with 62 people on board. There were no survivors.
China: Make-up wipes ad pulled over victim-blaming claims
The ad by Purcotton, which has gone viral, shows a woman wiping away her make-up to scare off a male stalker.
Social media users condemned it as it insinuated women were to blame for unwanted sexual attention.
Others said it was offensive as it suggested that women were unattractive without make-up.
Florida manatee with ‘Trump’ etched on back prompts investigation
The marine mammal was spotted on Sunday in Florida’s Homosassa River, with the US president’s surname on its body.
Officials told AP news agency that the animal does not appear to be seriously injured, and the word was scraped onto algae growing on its skin.
But a video of the West Indian manatee has led to public outcry.
Manatees, nicknamed “sea cows,” are protected under US law, and anyone found guilty of harassing them faces up to a year in prison and a $50,000 (£37,000) fine.
Diary Sow: Talented Senegal student disappears in France
Diary Sow did not return to school after the Christmas holidays, causing concern in Senegal and France.
Described as “the best student in Senegal”, Ms Sow won several national academic prizes and published her first novel last year.
Aged 20, she has not been seen since 4 January.
Wood wins £88m Chinese refinery expansion deal
Under the deal, Aberdeen-based Wood will provide Chinese group Sinopec with engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services in Hainan.
Once completed, the ethylene renovation and expansion project will produce up to one million tonnes of ethylene derivatives and refined oil annually.
Output will serve ethylene demand across China and globally.
Pipework and cables for power, telecommunications and lighting will be delivered by Wood’s engineering and project management teams based in Shanghai and on site.
As RIL, HDFC Bank rally Sensex closes in on 50,000
Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank powered Indian stocks to another record high due to the strong gains in market heavyweights.
The gross non-performing assets of Indian banks might increase from 7.5% in September 2020 to 14.8%, as reported by RBI, under a severe stress scenario.
Retail inflation returns to RBI’s comfort range, declines to 4.59% in December
As vegetable prices plunged sharply, retail inflation declined to 4.59 percent in December last year; it’s calculated on the basis of Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Marking a return to the comfort range prescribed by RBI for the first time in nine months this is the lowest point in retail inflation since March last year, when it was pegged at 5.84 percent.
India’s industry output buck’s revival trend, contracts 1.9% in November
Measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IP), India’s industrial output contracts 1.9 percent year-on-year in the month of November as per MoSPI’s data release.
The government data showed that the country’s industrial output had grown by 2.1 percent in November 2019 and 4.2 percent in October 2020.
SEBI penalty on SBI, LIC, Bank of Baroda over UTI MF overturned by Securities Appellate Tribunal