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SC to hear plea on pollution crisis in Delhi

Updated: Nov 08, 2016 08:52 IST      
SC to hear plea on pollution crisis in Delhi

New Delhi [India], Nov. 8 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear a plea on Tuesday on the rising level of pollution in Delhi.

The plea was filed by the Environment Pollution Control Authority which has sought a proper monitoring of worsening pollution levels in the national capital and adjoining areas.

Describing the situation as a public emergency, the EPCA urged the apex court to consider taking stringent action.

The Centre for Science and Environment and its director Sunita Narain has called on the apex court to monitor the Delhi government's emergency action plan to bring pollution levels down.

A bench led by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur has said it has already passed orders and they need to be implemented.

A thick blanket of smog continues to hover over the national capital. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced several measures to tackle the problem, including the closing of schools and halting of all construction and demolition activity till Friday.

The Centre convened a meeting of Environment Ministers of Delhi and neighbouring states yesterday to find a solution to the problem. (ANI)

Haryana: Rewari girls sit on strike again, demand teachers

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 11:54 IST     

Rewari (Haryana) [India], July 24 (ANI): Months after the Haryana Government upgraded a school in Gothda Tappa Dahina village of Haryana's Rewari district, students of the school on Monday again sat on a protest demanding teachers and staff for the school.

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New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Congress leader Ripun Bora on Monday filed an adjournment motion notice in the Rajya Sabha, following the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on shortage of arms and ammunition in the Army reserves.

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Thiruvananthapuram [Kerala], July. 24 (ANI): The Kerala High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of actor Dileep, who was arrested on conspiracy charges in the molestation case of a Malayalam actress.

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Few Kerala residents have joined ISIS: Sources

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 10:56 IST     

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 24 (ANI): Few residents of Kerala are reported to have joined the ISIS terror outfit, sources state.

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New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Backing party veteran M. Veerappa Moily's assertion that 'Indu Sarkar' will hurt sentiments of many Congressmen and that is what the "present Prime Minister wants", the Congress on Monday questioned if it will get same support if a movie is made on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alleged role in the 2002 riots in Gujarat.

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New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): In the wake of the Centre scrapping Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi's direct access to Patna Airport Tarmac, the party on Monday submitted a notice for adjournment motion in Lok Sabha.

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Army tank on campus will inspire students: JNU VC

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 10:09 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Vice Chancellor of Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) Jagdish Kumar said, that the presence of an Army tank in the varsity will remind the students of sacrifices and valor of the defence forces.

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Congress submits adjournment in Lok Sabha over 'mob lynching'

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 10:06 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): The Congress on Monday submitted a notice for adjournment motion on the issue of mob lynching in Lok Sabha.

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Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], July 24 (ANI): The Indian Air Force safely evacuated a woman, her new-born twins and another pregnant woman from Nana Matra village in Vinchia tehsil of Rajkot district of Gujarat, which was flooded due to heavy rains.

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Pune: NDA cadet found hanging, inquiry ordered

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 09:34 IST     

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], July 24 (ANI): A fifth term cadet from the National Defence Academy (NDA) was found hanging in his room yesterday.

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 24 (ANI): Accusing the government of making "zero" efforts in bringing back the 39 Indians abducted by the ISIS three years ago from Iran's Mosul city, the Congress Party on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "net result" for all his middle-east visits.

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Saddened by demise of ex- ISRO chief UR Rao: PM Modi

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 08:56 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the demise of former the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman and space scientist UR Rao, who passed away on Monday after suffering from heart ailments.

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Ex-ISRO chief U R Rao Passes away at 85

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 08:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman and space scientist UR Rao passed away on Monday after suffering from heart ailments.

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New Delhi [India], July. 24 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation today on the eve of demitting office.

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Iraq Foreign Minister arrives in India

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 05:48 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Iraq Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who is on a five day visit to India, arrived in New Delhi on Monday.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 24 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Monday demanded a strict action against Bihar's Aurangabad District Magistrate (DM) Kanwal Tanuj, who stated those who cannot afford a toilet, should sell off their wives.

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Krishnamoorthi's sleep more important than Azaan, mocks SP

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 04:20 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 24 (ANI): A day after singer-actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi labelled Azaan on loudspeakers 'uncivilised', the Samajwadi Party mocked the former saying her sleep is more important than the prayer.

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SC to hear cow slaughter ban case today

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 02:56 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a plea challenging the Centre's notification prohibiting sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter on the grounds that it violates the right to free trade.

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Delhi HC to hear DDCA defamation case today

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 02:54 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): The hearing in the plea by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking recording of evidence in a time-bound, fair, dignified, and bonafide manner in the defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) case will continue on Monday.

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ICC Women's WC: Kin of players proud of their daughters

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 02:02 IST     

Mumbai/Moga (Maharashtra/Punjab) [India], July 24 (ANI): Though the India Women's Cricket team could not mark victory in the ICC Women's World Cup final,their families back at their home were seen celebrating their daughters' brilliant performances.

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