Enforcement task force, 17 flying squads for measures to reduce air pollution, SC told

Enforcement task force, 17 flying squads for measures to reduce air pollution, SC told

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court's rap, the Commission for Air Quality Management in Delhi-NCR has told the apex court that it has constituted a five-member enforcement task force to monitor implementation of its directions to curb air pollution in the national capital. The commission also constituted 17 flying squads for taking punitive measures against defaulters.



Twitter removes 3.465 state-linked info ops, Twitterati bemoans bigger 'losses'

Twitter removes 3.465 state-linked info ops, Twitterati bemoans bigger 'losses'

New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Ask a Twitter jock and youll hear metrics like "engagement" and "quality". Dig deeper and it comes down to the crude number of follows. "Oh, she has just xyz follows (and they are bots), I have a thousand more" might be the predictable metric.

Covid orphans' illegal adoption: J&K Chief Secretary reviews progress of probe

Covid orphans' illegal adoption: J&K Chief Secretary reviews progress of probe

Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta on Thursday reviewed the progress in the probe into alleged illegal adoption and sale of Covid orphans in the Union Territory's Pampore town and tracking down the culprits.

'Not judging UPA on 26/11': Tewari in damage control mode at book launch

'Not judging UPA on 26/11': Tewari in damage control mode at book launch

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Congress MP Manish Tewari's book "10 Flashpoints: 20 years - National Security Situations That Impacted India", in which he stirred up a row by stating that the then UPA government should have acted in the wake of the 26/11 attacks, was released by former NSA Shiv Shankar Menon on Thursday.

Biden vows boosters for all, expands war to Omicron, augments plan on schools, biz, winter surge

Biden vows boosters for all, expands war to Omicron, augments plan on schools, biz, winter surge

New York, Dec 2 (IANS) US President Joe Biden announced a country-wide plan to administer Covid vaccine booster doses for all adults, keep schools and workplaces open, expand free-at-home testing, new protocols for international travel, and bolster response and supply of treatment pills to prevent hospitalisation and deaths.

Maha suspends ex-Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh

Maha suspends ex-Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh

Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) In a significant decision, the Maharashtra government has suspended former Mumbai Police Commissioner and current Commandant-General, State Home Guards, Param Bir Singh, it was announced on Thursday evening.

'Carry out fair investigation': SC tells police to complete Shivinder probe by Dec 15

'Carry out fair investigation': SC tells police to complete Shivinder probe by Dec 15

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it expects a fair investigation and investigating agencies should be neutral, as it asked Delhi Police to conclude the probe in a case against former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh by December 15.

'What's sauce for the goose...': SC reminds Trinamool of its 2018 order on rural polls

'What's sauce for the goose...': SC reminds Trinamool of its 2018 order on rural polls

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reminded the Trinamool Congress its 2018 order, where it put on hold the Calcutta High Court order, directing the State Election Commission (SEC) to permit online filing of nominations by candidates for the rural polls in West Bengal, while hearing its pleas alleging violence in recently- concluded Tripura civic polls.

Omicron reaches India, two cases detected in Karnataka (Ld)

Omicron reaches India, two cases detected in Karnataka (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Two persons in Karnataka have tested positive for Omicron, the newest variant of Covid-19, after genome sequencing, Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said here on Thursday.

Omicron a setback for international travel: Scindia

Omicron a setback for international travel: Scindia

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The latest coronavirus variant, Omicron is certainly a setback for resuming international travel, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia told the Lok Sabha on Thursday.