India may not be in a position to stop the use of new coal-based power generation for the next couple of decades like many other nations who have signed “no new coal power compact”, but the country’s strong renewable push may show results at sub-national levels. This as it encourages states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra and Bihar, besides the Union territory of Ladakh to work towards a carbon-neutral future in due course.
Kishtwar police of Jammu and Kashmir have arrested a former terrorist of Hizbul Mujahideen who had been evading arrest for 19 years. A police spokesman said on Saturday a special police party carried out raids at various locations on the basis of specific information, and arrested the former terrorist, identified as Dulla alias Jameel, at Kundwar village in Chatroo area of Kishtwar district.
The ministry of external affairs in a one-line communique, which reached the secretariat during the day said the «event is not commensurate for (attendance at) the level of chief minister,» a secretariat official said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted a large number of Indian-Americans, who gathered to meet him outside his hotel in New York on Friday evening (Local Time) during his visit to the United States. PM Modi is in New York to address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). PM Modi enjoys huge popularity among the Indian diaspora in the US, who constitute around 1.2 per cent of the country's population.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot was apparently called for discussions, in which Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra both were present. A cabinet reshuffle in the Gehlot government is pending for a while now. The state government is to be rejigged by including MLAs loyal to Pilot, while the party is also to appoint district presidents and chairmen of state corporations.
Triloki Nath Pandey, who was bestowed with the ownership of 2.77 acres of Ramjanmabhoomi (birth place of Lord Ram) by the historic Supreme Court decree of November 9, 2019, by virtue of his stature as “Fast Friend of Ram Lalla”, passed away late Friday. He was 75.