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    Already 'severe', Delhi's pollution likely to enter 'emergency' zone today

    New Delhi: The noxious haze returned to Delhi and its suburbs on Tuesday with raging stubble fires in neighbouring states, fall in the temperature and wind speed pushing the city's air quality in the "severe" zone. The government's air quality monitor, SAFAR, said pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are expected to enter the "severe plus" or...

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    SC's verdict on K'taka MLAs, bringing CJI office under RTI Act today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on petitions challenging the Delhi High Court decision bringing the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will pronounce the judgement at 2 pm. Other members of the bench are...

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    Donald Trump 'so extreme' on climate he's waking people up, says Greta Thunberg

    Hampton: Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump's climate change denialism was 'so extreme' that it had helped galvanise the movement to halt long term planetary warming. She spoke in an interview with AFP on the eve of her departure from North America where she has spent almost three months. 'He's so extreme and he says so...

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    Smriti Irani wants more research for inclusive India

    Chennai: Union minister for women & child development and textiles, Smriti Irani, called upon students to focus more on research to offer solutions to various problems and also strive in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi in developing the rural sector and thereby ensure inclusive future India. As students step into the job market, they should think of having their own start-ups and...

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    Warrant against Shashi Tharoor for comment on Modi

    NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has issued a bailable warrant against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for not appearing in a criminal defamation complaint against him over his alleged 'scorpion on Shivling' remarks referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chief metropolitan magistrate Naveen Kumar Kashyap on Monday issued the warrant against the Congress leader for November 27, noting that neither...

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    Kerala High Court orders probe on Maoists' killing

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday ordered an independent inquiry by the Crime Branch into the encounter killings of Ma-oists Manivasakam and Kannan Karthik at Man-jakkandy, Attappady, in Palakkad district. A single bench of the court also ordered to seize the guns used by the police to shoot Maoists and subject them to forensic and ballistic tests and submit a report to the Palakkad...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Lata Mangeshkar is critical but recovering

    Mumbai: Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of privately-run Breach Candy hospital Monday, is still 'critical' but her health is 'slowly improving', hospital sources said. Mangeshkar was rushed to the ICU in the wee hours of Monday after she complained of breathing difficulties. According to hospital sources, 'Her condition has significantly improved. She is...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Shiv Sena for urgent hearing of its plea

    New Delhi/Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday petitioned the Supreme Court challenging Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari's 'unconstitutional, arbitrary, illegal' decision not to grant it three days' time to produce letters from the NCP and the Congress in support of its claim to form the government even though he had given its erstwhile alliance partner, the BJP, two days to prove its numbers. But...

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    Asaduddin Owaisi ridicules Maharashtra impasse

    Hyderabad: MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi was sarcastic over the possibility of a NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress government in Maharashtra stating that the marriage should be performed first. On being asked if his party would support an NCP-led government, he said 'Pehle Nikah hoga, uske baad sochenge ke beta hoga ya beti hogi, abhi toh Nikah hi nahin huva.' (It is only after a marriage is solemnised that...

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    LJP to contest 50 seats in Jharkhand

    Patna: After Maharashtra crisis, the BJP is facing challenges from its allies All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) and the LJP over a seat-sharing deal for the Assembly elections which are to be held later this month. On Tuesday newly elected LJP national president Chirag Paswan created a flutter in Jharkhand politics by announcing his decision to contest 50 out of 81 seats. 'Our Jharkhand state unit has...

    • 7 hrs ago

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