A day after a massive avalanche barrelled into a group of 61 mountaineers of Uttarkashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) during a training expedition to the Draupadi ka Danda peak in Garhwal Himalayas, 15 of them were rescued by a joint team of ITBP and SDRF on Wednesday. However, 27 others, including climbers from across the country, still remain missing.
A day after the Election Commission released the proposed proforma for political parties to detail their electoral promises and disclose how they plan to fund them, law minister Kiren Rijiju told TOI on Wednesday that the government is in discussion with the poll watchdog and considering giving legislative backing to “major electoral reforms” through amendments in the Representation of the People Act (RP Act).
The “so-called minorities” face no danger and Hindutva organisations will continue to reach out to them to assuage their fears, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said in his first public statement on the Sangh’s attempt to extend its outreach after his meeting with several clerics and visit to a mosque and a madrasa in Delhi this September.
A bench of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Bela M Trivedi said provision for maintenance under CrPC Sec 125 is a measure of social justice that was specially enacted to protect women and children and refused to accept plea of a husband who submitted he had no source of income as his party business has now been closed.
The WHO on Wednesday issued a medical product alert on four ‘cough & cold’ syrups made by an Indian pharmaceutical firm — Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Sonipat, Haryana — warning they could be potentially linked with acute kidney injuries and the death of 66 children in Gambia.
Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed the 'Gupkar alliance' for «laying down a red carpet» for Pakistani terrorists in India as well as demanding that the Centre should talk to Islamabad. «I don't want to talk to Pakistan but I want to talk to the people of J&K,» he said, while addressing a public rally in Baramulla.
Britain's Indian-origin home secretary, Suella Braverman, has blamed the recent “riots” in Leicester following an India-Pakistan cricket match on uncontrolled migration into the UK and the failure of newcomers to integrate. “The unexamined drive towards multiculturalism as an end in itself combined with the corrosive aspects of identity politics has led us astray,” Braverman said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that previous governments used to lay stones and forget about completing projects after polls but his government lays stones and also inaugurates projects. Development in Himachal Pradesh, he said, has been possible as people have voted the BJP to power both at the Centre and in the state.
India on Wednesday reported 2,468 new Covid cases and 17 deaths. The country's active Covid caseload has declined from from 34,598 to 33,318, according to data updated at 8 am on the ministry of health. This is 0.07 per cent of total cases. The death toll in the country has jumped to 5,28,733.
«Saddened by many casualties when a bus fell into a valley in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this accident. I wish the injured a speedy recovery,» the President tweeted in Hindi.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that India needs a new population policy. Speaking at the annual Dussehra rally of the RSS in Nagpur, Bhagwat said that, the new population policy should be applicable to everyone equally. Touching upon issues related to women, the RSS chief said, «We need to treat women with equality and empower them with freedom of making their own decisions.»
Addressing RSS Swayamsevaks on the customary Vijayadashami celebration here on Wednesday at the sprawling Reshimbagh ground, Bhagwat pointed out that women, who are regarded as «jagat janani (mother of the universe)», but at home they are treated as «slaves». The empowerment of women should begin at home and they should be given their rightful place in the society, he said.
The Patna high court on Tuesday declared “illegal” reservations for Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Bihar urban local body (ULB) polls, observing that such quotas had “failed two out of three tests” set by the Supreme Court to determine the groups’ political backwardness.
Union home minister Amit Shah, who arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday evening, interacted with the family members of 24 martyred J&K police personnel and handed job letters to the kin of four at a function at Raj Bhawan.
The Election Commission on Tuesday proposed changes to its manifesto guidelines under the model code of conduct regarding poll promises, requiring political parties to specify how they would find resources for implementation of the pledges, the estimated impact on financial sustainability, and the number of beneficiaries expected to be targeted by schemes promised.