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By INN, 3 November, 2022
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Odisha Assembly winter session from Nov 24

The winter session of Odisha Legislative Assembly will commence from November 24 and will continue till December 31.

As per a notification issued by the Assembly Secretariat on Thursday, the supplementary budget for the financial year 2022-23 will be presented before the House on the first day of the session.

The session will have 33 working days, of which, six days have been marked for private members' business days. There will be no meetings on five Sundays.

By INN, 3 November, 2022
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Rahul Gandhi turns Potharaju during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Telangana

 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi donned the role of Potharaju symbolically whipping himself during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Telangana's Sangareddy district on Thursday.

Participating in Bonalu, a traditional festival of Telangana, along with party MLA Jagga Reddy, Rahul Gandhi whipped himself.

Potharaju is a character in annual Bonalu processions taken out in Telangana. He is considered to be the brother of seven sister goddesses -- different forms of the goddess 'Mahankali'.

By INN, 3 November, 2022
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Infiltration bid foiled in J&K's Poonch, terrorist killed

 One terrorist was killed after the Army foiled an infiltration bid at the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.

"On 03 Nov 2022, at about 1000 hours, the alert soldiers of the Indian Army observed suspicious movement of some individuals along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector (J&K), wherein they were trying to infiltrate across the Line of Control, into the Indian side," the Army said.

By INN, 3 November, 2022
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SC accepts proposal to conduct IOA polls on Dec 10

The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted former apex court judge Justice L. Nageswara Rao's proposal to conduct elections to the executive committee of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on December 10.

A bench comprising justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Hima Kohli said: "Justice L. Nageswara Rao, former judge of this court, has submitted a note dated November 2. The note indicates the comprehensive exercise which has been carried out by the former judge of this court on an expedited basis.

By INN, 25 October, 2022
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Coimbatore car blast case: UAPA invoked against accused

 Sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) have been invoked against the accused in the Coimbatore car blast case that took place on Sunday early morning, killing the driver instantly, officials said on Tuesday.

The developed came after 75 kg of explosive material were seized from the homes of all the accused, including deceased Jameesha Mubin.

By INN, 25 October, 2022
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Goa to install CCTVs at jetties to stop LED fishing

In a bid to stop LED fishing for sustainable fishing activities, the Goa government has decided to install CCTV cameras at jetties in the coastal state, state Fisheries Minister Nilkanth Halarnkar said on Tuesday.

"LED fishing should be stopped for sustainable fishing activities. For this we will install CCTV cameras at all jetties. Already we had started at Vasco jetty, work of which had stopped for some reasons, but the process will soon start again," Halarnkar told the reporters in Panaji.

By INN, 25 October, 2022
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More wishes pour in for 'K'taka's son-in-law', UK PM Rishi Sunak

Congratulatary messages continued to pour in for Karnataka's son-in-law and first UK's Prime Minister of Indian origin, Rishi Sunak.

Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mines and Coal Pralhad Joshi stated on Tuesday that he feels it a proud moment as Rishi Sunak hails from India. He further stated that he wishes him all the success.

By INN, 25 October, 2022
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PM 2.5 level lower in Delhi after Diwali but above safe limits

 Every year air pollution levels spike in the Indo-Gangetic Plain a day after Diwali with grey skies and hard-to-breathe air.

This results from several meteorological factors, the stubble burning in neighbouring states and increased local emissions due to the firecracker use.

Analysis by the NCAP Tracker of data from Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) 33 monitors in Delhi showed that PM 2.5 levels in the capital city this year were lower than in 2021 but continued to be above the daily safe limits of 60 ug/m3.

By INN, 25 October, 2022
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Cracker explodes in man's pocket in Lucknow

 In a freak accident here on Tuesday, a man carrying a cracker in his pant pocket was seriously injured when it exploded accidentally.

The incident took place in Banthra on the outskirts of Lucknow when Babloo collided with another man coming from the opposite direction.

Babloo has been admitted to the Lok Bandhu hospital in a critical condition.