SC directs Kejriwal govt to redirect ad budget to RRTS project

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court directed the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi to transfer its advertisement budget for the current year to the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project.  However, the order is slated to be suspended for a week.  The order was passed by a two-judge bench led by Justices Sanjay […]

CAQM revokes GRAP Stage-IV in Delhi-NCR following improved AQI

KOLKATA: Following the improved Air Quality Index in New Delhi, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) revoked Stage-IV of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in the National Capital Region on Saturday. “The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) Sub-Committee unanimously decides to revoke Stage-IV of GRAP in the entire NCR with immediate effect, however, […]

AAP’s Gopal Rai accuses BJP of allowing crackers amid Delhi’s ‘severe’ pollution

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai attributed the ‘severe’ air quality index in the national capital to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He asserted that leaders from the party were encouraging the bursting of crackers, despite the Supreme Court’s prohibition. Rai highlighted that the police forces in Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh […]

Delhi flouts Diwali cracker ban, wakes up to hazardous AQI

NEW DELHI: As Delhi witnessed a dip in the Air Quality Index on Sunday, the national capital’s air turned hazardous once again as Delhiites flouted the cracker ban on Diwali night. The air turned heavy as a thick blanket of smog engulfed the national capital on Monday, turning the air hazardous and reducing visibility. The […]

Left to protest against Centre for non-payment of GST dues in Delhi

ERNAKULAM: Kerala’s Left Democratic Front government has decided to take its protest to New Delhi against the Centre over alleged negligence towards state development by refusing to release sufficient funds, on Saturday.  “The state is not receiving the benefits it deserves, with Rs 58,000 crore of aid yet to be made available,” alleged EP Jayarajan, […]

SIA stands as a bastion against terror funding, conducts search ops in 10 locations across Kashmir

SRINAGAR:  The State Investigtion Agency of the Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted the second round of searches at 10 locations in Srinagar, Pulwama and Anantnag districts, seizing incriminating gadgets and documents, on Friday.  A statement issued by the SIA said, “In continuation to searches conducted on 08.11.2023 , State Investigation agency Kashmir conducted searches at […]

NCP rebel Ajit Pawar visits Amit Shah for Diwali after visiting Sharad’s residence

NEW DELHI: Amid the power struggle between the Nationalist Congress Party uncle-nephew duo of Sharad and Ajit Pawar, the latter found his way to Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence in Delhi on Diwali, alongside other NCP MPs Sunil Tatkare and Prafful Patel.  Ajit was earlier seen at Senior Pawar’s residence in Mumbai for a family […]

Centre calls for heightened healthcare readiness in Delhi and 4 northern states amid pollution surge

KOLKATA: In response to the alarming levels of hazardous air affecting the well-being of residents, the Union Health Ministry has issued a critical health advisory to five states. The affected states include Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. The advisory, delivered by the Union Health Ministry, urges these states to enhance their preparedness measures. […]

Environmentalists question Delhi’s ineffective pollution control as AQI drops

KOLKATA: Environmental activists questioned the “poor” implementation of Supreme Court orders to stop stubble burning, as Delhi’s air quality plummets beyond “stable categories”, on Friday.  While speaking with The New Indian, activist and co-founder of the Warrior Moms initiative, Bhavreen Kandhari said, “The SC’s order to stop stubble burning is encouraging and it feels good […]

Canada’s capitulation of Khalistani elements

In a world where aviation safety remains a major concern, threats against airlines and airports cannot be taken lightly. The recent threat issued by Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a pro-Khalistan separatist, against Air India flights is deeply affecting. While the safety and security of passengers must always be the top priority, it is essential to take […]