Delhi Police reopen road at farmers’ protest site in Tikri
Delhi Police on Saturday reopened the road at the farmers’ protest site in Tikri.
DCP Parvinder Singh said: There are still some temporary structures on the road. As per farmers’ request, only 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers, and emergency vehicles will ply on this road.
PM Modi, other leaders participate in session on Global Economy and Global Health at G-20 summit
The first session of the G20 Rome Summit kicked off on Friday as World leaders including Prime Minister narendra Modi gathered to discuss the global economy and health.
PM Modi will discuss the global economic situation, Covid-19 pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change with G20 leaders.
Mumbai court issues non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh
Mumbai’s Esplanade court issues a non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two others in the alleged extortion case.
Earlier on Thursday court in Maharashtra’s Thane issued a non-bailable warrant against him in connection with an alleged extortion case.
IMD issues orange and yellow alerts for various districts of Kerala for the next four days
In its latest weather bulletin, the India Meteorological Department has issued orange and yellow alerts for various districts of Kerala for the next four days.
The spell of Heavy rain is likely to continue for next few days.
Several parts of the southern districts of the state continued to receive widespread rainfall and waterlogging was reported in low-lying areas
Virat Kohli comes to Mohammed Shami’s defence, a week after Pakistan thrashing
India Cricket team captain Virat Kohli comes to Mohammed Shami’s defence and said that attacking someone over religion is most pathetic.
He said: “We’re playing on the field, we’re not a bunch of spineless people on social media. This has become a source of entertainment for some people which is very sad. All this drama created on the outside is based on people’s frustrations.”
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti writes to PM Modi over arrests of Kashmiri students in Agra
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti wrote to PM Modi regarding the arrests of 3 Kashmiri students in Agra for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s win over India in a T20 World Cup cricket match.
She says: “I request you to intervene so that future of these youngsters is not destroyed.”
Actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s last rites in Bengaluru tomorrow, says Karnataka CM Bommai
Karnataka Chief Minsiter Basavaraj Bommai said that actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s daughter has reached Delhi from the United States and will arrive in Bengaluru by 7 pm and as per our tradition, we don’t perform funeral after sunset. His last rites will be performed at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru tomorrow, he added.
PM Modi reaches at G20 summit venue in Rome, received by Italian PM Mario Draghi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the G20 summit in Italy on Saturday and hold discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change.
PM arrived in Rome on Friday to participate in the G20 Summit.
Goa’s environment, fishermen’s interest top priority, says Rahul Gandhi in Goa ahead of 2022 assembly polls
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached Goa on Saturday ahead of next year’s assembly elections in the state. The Congress leader drove to the fishing village of Velsao where he met with the fishermen.
Rahul hit out at the BJP on increasing fuel prices. He pointed out that crude oil prices were much higher when the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in power and yet, people are forced to pay more now when fuel prices in the international market are lower.
Karnataka Governor, CM Basavaraj Bommai pay final respects to Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar
Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Gehlot and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai this morning paid their final tributes to actor Puneeth Rajkumar, who died yesterday of a heart attack.
Rajkumar is likely to be cremated with full state honours at 6.30 pm at the Kanteerava Stadium, where his body has been lying in state so tens of thousands of grieving fans can pay their respects.
By-elections underway in 30 assembly constituencies in different states
By-elections are being held in three parliamentary constituencies and 30 assembly constituencies in different states today.
Voting for bypoll to Kusheshwar Asthan assembly seat in Darbhanga, Bihar underway. 21.79% voter turnout recorded till 11am in Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur assembly seats.
Negative RT-PCR test mandatory for entry into Tripura
The Tripura government has made it mandatory for travellers entering in the state to produce a negative RT-PCR report.
The decision case after a surge in Covid-19 cases is witnessed in a few states.
This rule will be applied specifically to passengers travelling to Tripura from states where more than one district has positivity rate of 5% or more irrespective of Covid-19 vaccination status.
PM Modi accompanies NSA Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to meet Pope Francis
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Rome to attend the 16th G20 Summit, will shortly hold a one-on-one meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican City.
This comes ahead of the delegation-level talks during which PM Modi and Pope Francis are expected to discuss a range of areas of interests, in terms of the general global perspectives and issues such as Covid-19.
After spending 26 days in custody, Aryan Khan reaches Mannat
Aryan Khan, the son of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, today left Arthur Road Jail after spending 26 days in custody.
The 23-year-old was granted bail on Thursday by the Bombay High Court in the drugs-on-cruise case but spent two additional nights in jail as his bail papers missed the 5:30 pm deadline on Friday after an anxious wait that went down to seconds.
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.