Aryan Khan will spend one more night in Mumbai prison as the release papers did not reach on given time. The jail officials said that there will not be any special treatment for anyone.
While in Gurugram, Muslims offering namaz in a locality were again faced with protesters, many reportedly from right-wing groups, shouting slogans against the prayers and holding up placards that read Gurugram administration, wake up from your sleep.<br>Police were deployed in large numbers in Sector 12-A; around 30 protesters were detained. After vociferous protests earlier this month in Sectors 12-A and 47, police acted quickly today.
In other news, Former Indian tennis champion Leander Paes joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Goa. TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee made the announcement on Friday and said Leander Paes is like her younger brother.
Delhi government to allow cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes to reopen with 100% capacity from November 1
Delhi government announced on Monday that cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes can be opened with 100% capacity. While Marriage ceremonies, funerals and last rites-related gatherings will be allowed with a maximum of 200 people.
JioPhone Next to be available from Diwali for Rs 6,499
Reliance on Friday announced the launch of their much anticipated JioPhone Next. The smartphone has been made in a collaborative effort of Jio and Google. The smartphone will be available from November 4th, worth Rs 6,499 apeice.
Aryan Khan bail order out, HC sets 14 bail conditions
In the latest development in Aryan Khan’s case, the bail order of Shah Rukh Khan’s son and two others are out. In the bail order, High Court set 14 conditions in which the HC said that Aryan needs to surrender his Passport and also needs to appear before NCB every Friday.
In the order, it was also mentioned that each of the applicants should pay a bond of Rs 1 lakh with one or more sureties in the amount.
Bangladesh win toss and opt to field, as Roston Chase makes his T20I debut
In their do or die match in T20 World Cup 2021, Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to field first against West Indies. Roston Chase will be making his T20Is debut for Windies.
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
Calcutta HC orders complete ban on sale and use of firecrackers this Diwali
The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered a complete ban on sale and use of firecrackers this Diwali/Kali Puja/Chhath Puja/Christmas/New Year due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the state.
Only wax or oil-based diyas are permitted to be used.
Police instructed to keep a strict vigil on use/sale of firecrackers.
30 detained after protests disrupt namaz in Gurugram for third successive week
Muslims offering namaz (or daily prayers) in a Gurgaon locality were again faced with protesters, many reportedly from right-wing groups, shouting slogans against the prayers and holding up placards that read Gurugram administration, wake up from your sleep.
Police were deployed in large numbers in Sector 12-A; around 30 protesters were detained. After vociferous protests earlier this month in Sectors 12-A and 47, police acted quickly today.
Schools, colleges to reopen on November 16 in West Bengal, notification issued
In an official notification issued by the West Bengal government schools and colleges in West Bengal will reopen for offline classes on November 16.
The schools will reopen for students of Classes 9 to 12, according to a notice issued by the School Education Department on Thursday evening.
PM Modi meets European Council President Michel Charles
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a joint meeting with Charles Michel, President of the European Council and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission in Rome, Italy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Rome, Italy and Glasgow, UK, from Friday to November 2 to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26 respectively.
Tennis champion Leander Paes joins Trinamool Congress in Goa
Former Indian tennis champion Leander Paes has joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Goa. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee made the announcement on Friday and said Leander Paes is like her younger brother.
Mamata Banerjee reached Goa on Thursday at a time when the TMC is camping in the poll-bound state with the hope of making inroads into the BJP bastion.
IRCTC shares rebound after Railway Ministry withdraws decision on Convenience Fee
Shares of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) saw a marked recovery on Friday morning after the government reversed a decision wherein the company was asked to share 50 percent of the convenience fee revenue with the Ministry of Railways.
IRCTC shares plunged as much as 29 per cent to hit an intraday low of Rs 650.10 on the BSE after the company informed exchanges that Railway Ministry asked it to share half of all the convenience fee revenue it earns.
Sensex tanks by over 700 points in early day trade today
Domestic stocks on Friday continued to slide, following a selloff in the previous session.
Investors were concerned over relentless foreign outflows seen in the last six sessions amid cuts in India equity rating by many foreign brokerages citing expensive valuations vis-a-vis other emerging markets.
PM Modi reaches Rome to attend G20 Summit
In another top news of the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Rome to attend the G20 Summit. PM Modi reached Rome after he was invited by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. It is reported that he will also call on Pope Francis in the Vatican during his two-day Rome visit.
PM Modi’s going to have a tight schedule in these two days. And, on the first day of his visit, he is going to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his first day in Rome.
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das gets three-year extension
In today’s top news, the Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das has got a three-year extension and he will remain in office till 2024. In the official statement, it was mentioned that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the reappointment of Shaktikanta Das as Reserve Bank of India Governor for a period of three years beyond 10.12.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh arrested in connection with money laundering case linked to Delhi liquor policy
The Enforcement Directorate has mentioned Sanjay Singh’s name in its charge sheet. According to the investigating agency Dinesh Arora a middle man said he had met Singh during a party in his restaurant. The name of the restaurant is Unplugged Courtyard.
The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh after searches were conducted at his residence in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. The central investigating agency questioned Sanjay Singh for 10 hours before arresting him.
Houses of several people close to the AAP MP were also searched. The Enforcement Directorate had named Sanjay Singh in its charge-sheet. According to the investigating agency, Dinesh Arora, a middle-man, said he had met Singh during a party in his restaurant, Unplugged Courtyard.
Before leaving his home with the ED officers, Sanjay Singh touched his mother’s feet to take her blessings. Sanjay Singh’s father said they would cooperate fully with ED officials. He added he told his son Sanjay not to worry. He said the future was positive for them as the government will change soon.
AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the move showed BJP’s desperate measures as it stares at defeat in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Delhi Education Minister Atishi tweeted the BJP’s fear of losing to the INDIA alliance is clearly visible. She said Sanjay Singh worked for the people of Delhi and wondered why they don’t open an ED office in the AAP headquarters itself. Atishi added the BJP is surviving by making false allegations against AAP.
The Enforcement Directorate had arrested then Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. Large number of comments from different political leaders of different parties started coming immediately. BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said the way the AAP leaders used to write letters it seemed there was no one as honest as them. Tiwari added the AAP leader’s co-accused have turned approvers. He said the flame will not end with Sanjay Singh, Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain but will reach Arvind Kejriwal as well.
Government hikes subsidy for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries from Rs 200 to Rs 300 per LPG cylinder
Ujjwala beneficiaries are paying Rs 703 per 14.2 cylinder as against the market price of Rs 903. After this announcement they will pay Rs 603.
Union Minster Anurag Thakur announced the Central government has hiked the subsidy amount for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries from Rs 200 to Rs 300 per LPG cylinder on Wednesday. Anurag Thakur said the subsidy will bring an additional financial implication of Rs 7680 crore for the financial year 2023-24.
Ujjwala beneficiaries are paying Rs 703 per 14.2 cylinder as against the market price of Rs 903. After this announcement they will pay Rs 603. The decision has been made one month after the central government reduced the price of the price of cylinders for domestic cooking gas by Rs 200 for all customers.
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched by PM Modi on May 1, 2016 in UP’s Ballia. The scheme aims to provide cooking gas like LPG to the people of rural India. The scheme focuses on offering LPG connections to women from disadvantaged groups, forest dwellers, Antyoday Anna Yojana (AAY), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), SC/ST communities and BPL households.
The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of PMUY for release of 75 lakh LPG connections over three years from the financial year 2023-24 to 2025-26. The 75 lakh additional Ujjwala connections take total number of PMUY beneficiaries to Rs 10.35 crore.
The decision to give additional subsidies for Ujjawala beneficiaries has come ahead upcoming elections in Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Congress has repeatedly attacked the BJP government at the centre as it is an important issue. It was also a part of BJP’s election campaign in 2014 when Congress was in power at the centre. The decision has been taken by the Union government at a time when domestic LPG cylinders are available at a retail price of Rs 1103 per LPG cylinder.
Rasabali: Famous sweet dish of Odisha’s Kendrapara district gets GI tag
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to X (formerly twitter) and said it is a matter of pride for Odisha to get the GI tag for Kendrapara Rasabali. Patnaik added Rasabali has special importance to tradition and food culture of Odisha.
The Geographical Indications Registry, Chennai under the ministry of Commerce and industry gave the GI tag to the sweet dish, which is known as Kendrapara Rasabali. Kendrapara Rasabali Mistanna Nirmata Sangha and the rural infrastructure development and employment department had applied for GI tag for Rasabali. They had submitted the supporting documents to the registry.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to X (formerly twitter) and said it is a matter of pride for Odisha to get the GI tag for Kendrapara Rasabali. Patnaik added Rasabali has special importance to tradition and food culture of Odisha. The origin of the sweet dish is from the 262 year old Sree Baladevjew temple. The presiding diety of the shrine is offered Rasabali as bhog. Rasabali finds its place among the chappan bhog at Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri.
The tag is a matter of pride for the sweetmakers. The recognition gives the product its own identity and image. Baishnab Panda, president of Kendrapara Rasabali Makers association was delighted and said the sweet will get better exposure now. Kendrapara’s Rasabali is one of the most delicious sweets in India. But it is not getting marketed properly due to poor export facilities and poor promotion.
Kendrapara Rasabali Mistanna Nirmata Sangh had prepared a dossier in the year 2021 in order to claim geographical identification tag for the sweetdish. Basudev Das a researcher of Kendrapara said the request had been submitted to the state government. The government further forwarded the request to the office of Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai.
The GI tag will help Kendrapara Rasabali to get more prominence in the market. This will in turn help the makers to fetch a better price for the sweetdish. According to NandaKishore Parida This GI certification will help in stopping the adulteration of Kendrapara Rasabali. As a result the sweet dish will fetch better prices in the market.