Bihar: 18 killed in lightning strikes

Bihar: 18 killed in lightning strikes

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 | IANS | Patna

At least 18 persons were killed in lightning strikes in 10 districts of Bihar on Tuesday, even as the Meteorological Department cautioned people not to move about in open places due to fear of lightning and heavy rain in the next 24 hours. Lightning detection centres have been established in Madhubani,...

House nod to Bill for statutory status to aviation regulators

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed ‘The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020’ providing for statutory backing to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) and entailing increasing the fine for violations from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1crore....

LS passes Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Amid Opposition’s reservations about the possible entry of corporate houses, the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed amendments to the Essential Commodities Act and a Bill mooting 30 per cent salary cuts for MPs in the wake of economic constraints due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Though the MPs supported the salary...

Land acquisition for Gkp link e-way expedited

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh government has expedited the process of land acquisition for the flagship 91-km link expressway connecting Gorakhpur with the Purvanchal Expressway. The mega project spanning four districts viz. Gorakhpur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar and Azamgarh, is estimated to cost more than Rs 5,800 crore. It is estimated to...

UP CM to rename Mughal museum as Shivaji museum

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | IANS | Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday announced to name the under-construction Mughal museum in Agra after Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He made it clear that his government has always nurtured the nationalist ideology and anything which smacks of subservient mentality will be done away with. "How can our heroes be Mughals,"...

Punjab never been consulted on farm ordinances: Amarinder

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | IANS | Chandigarh

Categorically rejecting the Centre's claim that Punjab was taken on board before promulgation of the farm ordinances presented in Parliament on Monday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to go ahead with them. He also announced that he will lead an 11-member delegation of his party on...

Yogi orders action against black marketing of oxygen

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Amid the controversy over scarcity of oxygen in hospitals leading to hike in the prices of oxygen cylinders, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that oxygen plants should supply oxygen at the prescribed rate and there should be no shortage of oxygen cylinders. “The officials should take stringent action against black marketing...

Infection-wise, Maharastra with 10,77,374 cases surpasses Russia

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | T N RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Three days after it breached a million Covid-19 infections’ mark, Maharashtra with total 10,77,374 cases on Monday surpassed Russia 10,68,320 cases which is ranked on the Worldometer dashboard after USA, India and Brazil. Maharashtra earning the dubious distinction of surging ahead of Russia in terms of infections came on a day...

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20 September 2020 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Sunday Pioneer

PMO-led task force to tackle air pollution management in NCR

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20 September 2020 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Raj: 45-yr-old woman raped in Alwar; 5 held

20 September 2020 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

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