New Delhi, Oct 3: The Momo Festival is back in the capital. The two-day carnival, starting on Saturday, will give momo lovers a chance to indulge in as many as 300 variants from around the country. In this edition of GoBuzzinga Momo Festival by Maggi Hot & Sweet Sauce, to be held at Ansal Plaza mall, there will be a variety to choose from -- Thai to Prawn momos, chocolate to Afghani momos, or from pizza momos to vodka momos, one will see different kinds of it in steamed, fried, tandoori, gravy, vegetarian and non-vegetarian avatars.
New Delhi , Oct 3 : Following a day-long agitation, the Delhi Police late on Tuesday night opened the barricades at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border allowing the entrance of farmers, who were stopped during 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra'. The farmers are now heading towards Kisan Ghat, the memorial of Chaudhary Charan Singh, a renowned farmer leader. On Tuesday, the protesting farmers were stopped at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border by the Delhi Police.
New Delhi , Oct 3 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday asserted that honouring Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the United Nations 'Champions of the Earth' award is a fitting recognition of his leadership towards making the planet a cleaner place. On September 26, Prime Minister Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were recognised in the Policy Leadership category of the world body's highest environmental honour, Champions of the Earth.
New Delhi, October 3 : Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Padma Shri and the Arjuna Award recipient Bachendri Pal on Wednesday announced to launch a 25 day-long rafting expedition on the Ganges to help spread awareness on cleanliness of the river from October 5-30. Pal was the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984. The 40-member team for the expedition will be led by Pal.
New Delhi, October 3 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party wants the police and the MCD to take care of cows and ignore people's security and cleanliness.
New Delhi, October 3 : Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He is India's 46th Chief Justice succeeds Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who demitted office on October 2, with Monday being his last working day in the top court.
New Delhi, October 3 : A clean and green environment is at the root of his government's policies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Wednesday as he was presented the UN's Champions of the Earth Award by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
New Delhi, October 3 : Coming out in support of the Rafale fighter jets, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said on Wednesday it will be a game changer in the sub-continent due to its capabilities and advanced weaponry and ruled out its present price being costlier than agreed upon in the earlier negotiations.
Thiruvananthapuram, October 3 : The Kerala government Wednesday made it clear it has no plan to file a review petition against the Supreme Court order allowing women of all age groups into the Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala. The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages the hill shrine, has also not taken any decision to go for any review in this regard, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters here. The TDB president had stated that the Board may examine the possibility of filing the review petition, while the opposition Congress and BJP had asked the government to do the same holding that traditions and belief of the temple have to be protected. Terming the recent developments connected with Sabarimala a "serious" matter, Vijayan said as a government, it has to abide by directives of the top court and make necessary arrangements for women devotees visiting the shrine. "It is the responsibility of the government to implement the court order without any compromise. We will ensure to make necessary arrangements for the women devotees in the upcoming season itself," he said. He also took exception to TDB president A Padmakumar's recent remark that they were not expecting large number of women devotees at the shrine in the wake of the court order. The Sabarimala Temple had restricted the entry of women belonging to the age group between 10-50 due as part of its age-old tradition. On October 28, a five-judge constitution bench headed by the then Chief Justice Dipak Misra lifted the ban on entry of women of menstrual age into the shrine. With regard to the protest launched by various outfits against implementing the court verdict, the Chief Minister said no one has the right to prevent women devotees if they want to go to the shrine and offer worship. "When the Supreme Court has taken a stand after considering all aspects on the matter, people have to accept the law of the land. The government is for implementing it," he added. Hundreds of Ayyappa devotees, including women, Tuesday had blocked state and national highways in various parts of Kerala protesting the Supreme Court verdict. BJP state President S Sreedharan Pillai had said the party plans to launch state-wide agitations to protect the interest of Sabarimala devotees. Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala had urged the TDB to file a review petition and also asked the government to arrive at a consensus on the issue.
Hyderabad, October 3 : Claiming that there is "no Modi-wave today" in the country, former Union minister Shashi Tharoor said Wednesday the BJP will "be lucky to win 10 seats" in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, if the Congress, SP and BSP come together. The Congress MP from Thiruvanathapuram termed the 2019 polls as "a battle for India's democratic soul" and said his party would certainly bring the opposition parties on a single platform "though it is not simple and easy".