LS members demand national plan to deal with pollution(19:56) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Cutting across the party line, lawmakers on Thursday demanded in the Lok Sabha for a "national action plan" to deal with air pollution while emphasizing that farmers should not be blamed for the deteriorating air quality in Delhi as they are also the victims of climate change.
Japan unveils nearly completed venues for Tokyo 2020(19:56) Tokyo, Nov 21 (IANS) The construction of the Aquatics Center, the main venue for the swimming competitions of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and the Ariake Arena, which will host volleyball and wheelchair basketball events, is progressing smoothly towards completion.
Sena floats new names for CM but NCP insists on Uddhav(19:54) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) After Shiv Sena youth leader Aditya Thackeray's name did not find any takers for the Chief Minister's post, the party proposed the names of Subhash Desai and Eknath Shinde but the NCP has rejected them and insisted that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray takes over the top post, sources said.
Pakistan students announce countrywide protest on Nov 29(19:52) Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) In the midst of fee hikes, harassment scandals and arrests from campuses, students in Pakistan will come together for a Student Solidarity March on November 29 to demand better education and a fair academic environment, according to Pakistani media reports.
Indians account for 93% of H4 visas in US: Jaishankar(19:52) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Indians today account for 93 per cent of the total number of visas under H4 visa category, which is meant work permit for the spouses, in the US, said External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Punit Goenka to ZEEL staff: Stake sale as per debt repayment plan(19:42) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Punit Goenka, the MD and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) has written to the employees of the company saying the proposed sale of 16.5 per cent stake by the Essel Group is in line with the overall debt repayment plan.
Andhra ropes in IIM, Ahmedabad to check graft(19:38) Amaravati, Nov 21 (IANS) In a significant move to curb corruption in various government departments, Andhra Pradesh has roped in Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) to work with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
11 senior UP Congress leaders served show cause notice(19:36) Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Congress has issued a show cause notice to 11 senior party leaders who recently held a meeting and expressed concern over the manner in which the veterans were being sidelined in the party.
Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project may hit roadblock(19:34) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's highly ambitious Bullet train project of the National High Speed Railway Corp (NHSRCL) between Mumbai-Ahmedabad may hit a roadblock if the Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena combine comes to power in Maharashtra.
'Secularism' rephrased in Maha CMP after Sena objection(19:34) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Leaders of Shiv Sena and Congress had to contend with the most controversial word, secularism, as they sat down to decide on the Common Minimum Programme (CMP), sources said. After hectic parleys, the two sides came around to "avoid" the word and rephrase it, which will now be a part of the CMP's preamble, sources said on Thursday.
566 highway projects delayed for various reasons: Gadkari(19:32) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) As many as 566 national highway projects are running behind schedule owing to issues ranging from land acquisition, forest and wildlife clearances to poor performance of contractors, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told Parliament on Thursday.
'We have been urging govt to control economic slowdown'(19:28) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday hit out at the central government over the economic slowdown in the country and said that conditions are very critical and we are regularly urging the government to do something about it.
Musk set to launch Tesla's first-ever electric 'Cybertruck'(19:20) San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk was all set to unveil his first electric pickup truck on Thursday night with a "heart-stopping" design, with better utility than a Ford F-150 and superior performance to a basic Porsche 911.
Dare-devil Maharashtra cop nabs thief even after being shot(19:18) Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) In a scene straight out of films, two dare-devil Maharashtra policemen - including one who was shot and bleeding profusely - managed to nab a notorious thief in this Maharashtra district on Thursday, police said.
NTPC may shell Rs 10k cr for Centre's stake in NEEPCO, THDC(19:04) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Country's largest power producer NTPC may make an aggressive bid of about Rs 10,000 crore to buy out the Centre's stake in two hydro power producing companies - NEEPCO and THDC, two persons having knowledge of the development said.
On World TV Day, telly stars want drastic changes in medium(19:02) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) November 21 is World Television Day and, at a time Indian television is at a crossroad facing the threat of being overtaken by OTT, many actors who shot to fame thanks to the small screen, feel the medium needs a reality check. Hindi TV shows have often been slammed for being regressive and unintelligent, and actors such as Vivian Dsena, Ssara Khan and Smita Bansal opened up on the changes they wish to see in Hindi TV shows.
Salim Merchant claims YRF haven't paid royalties for 4 years(18:50) Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Salim Merchant, of the composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, shocked Bollywood buffs on Thursday by alleging that the prestigious production house Yash Raj Films (YRF) has not paid him royalties despite having collected the same. He added that this was the reason he has not worked with YRF over the past four years.
Snapchat introduces new 'Time Machine' lens(18:46) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat on Thursday launched a new lens called 'Time Machine' that allows its users to change the appearance of their age simply by dragging a slider across the device's screen.