New Delhi, October 4 : Describing environment protection as a “pressing challenge”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for the need to spread public awareness about the issue and said it is vital to encourage research and innovation on subjects relating to the environment. Modi, in a column published on Wednesday for some dailies, said people needed to talk, write, debate, discuss and deliberate as much as possible on questions relating to the environment. “At the same time, it is vital to encourage research and innovation on subjects relating to the environment.
Mumbai, October 4 : After needling the BJP for its “failure” to construct the Ram Temple at Ayodhya despite winning absolute majority in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Shiv Sena has announced a ‘Chalo Ayodhya’ march later this month. According to Sanjay Raut, editor of party mouthpiece Saamna and Member of the Rajya Sabha, party chief Uddhav Thackeray will lead a march to Ayodhya after the Dusshera festival which falls later this month.
New Delhi, October 4 : In the backdrop of Centre on Thursday slashing the excise duty on fuel, and asking the states to do the same, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has convened an urgent meeting of state’s officials of Excise and Taxation and Finance Department on Friday at Chandigarh to take stock of the development.
New Delhi, October 4 : Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to hold the annual bilateral summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Putin, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation, was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
New Delhi, October 4 : BJP president Amit Shah said Thursday that the reduction in petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2.50 a litre shows the Narendra Modi-led government's sensitivity towards people's welfare. Soon after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the cut, Shah tweeted his response in which he also welcomed the decision.
Chandigarh, October 4 : Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr has been admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here after he experienced difficulty in breathing. Balbir Sr, 94, is currently admitted in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) of the PGIMER, Chandigarh. A doctor attending on Balbir Sr Thursday that an endotracheal tube has been inserted, which serves as an open passage through the upper airway.
Mumbai, October 4 : The rupee collapsed to a fresh low of 73.77 against the US dollar Thursday, as global oil prices continued to rise, deepening concerns about the current account deficit and capital outflows.
Mumbai, October 4 : The rupee collapsed to a fresh low of 73.77 against the US dollar Thursday, as global oil prices continued to rise, deepening concerns about the current account deficit and capital outflows. Consistent dollar demand from importers, mainly oil refiners, following higher crude oil prices, kept the rupee under pressure.
Washington, October 4 : The US has urged its allies to forgo transactions with Russia, warning that the S-400 missile defence system that India intends to buy would be a "focus area" for it to implement punitive sanctions against a nation undertaking "significant" business deals with the Russians.
New Delhi , Oct 3 : Ministry of Women and Child Development is mulling over increasing the time limit for lodging complaints of sexual harassment to 30 years. Speaking to reporters, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, said, "What we would like to do is to get this government to raise the age to file a complaint in the matter so that those who were molested as children can complain till 30 years of age."