The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Central and the Uttar Pradesh governments to file their response on a petition seeking disqualification of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya for not vacating their parliamentary posts.
A Delhi Metro train was evacuated at Rajiv Chowk station around 10 am on Wednesday after reports of minor smoke from its air conditioning. The passengers were accommodated in another train while the train with faulty AC was sent to the depot for further analysis and investigation, as reported by news agency.
Uzma, the Indian woman, who alleged that she was forced to marry a Pakistani man, has been given the permission to travel to India, Pakistani news outlet Geo News reported on Wednesday.
The rescue mission for the missing Sukhoi-30 aircraft, which had two officers of the IAF on board, has been halted for now due to bad weather conditions, reported news agency on Wednesday. The fighter jet went missing after take-off from the Tezpur IAF base in Assam during a routine training sortie on Tuesday morning.
Senior BJP leaders on Tuesday advised the party’s Delhi unit to refrain from “leaking information to the media” which can harm the party. They also asked the unit to put a united front to face challenges. On the final day of the two-day executive committee meeting of the BJP’s Delhi unit, senior party leaders such as Piyush Goyal spoke to leaders and briefed them on several issues.
Union Home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi chaired a meeting on Tuesday to review the security arrangement for Amarnath Yatra, during which the threats of stone-pelting mobs and militants were discussed. The annual pilgrimage will start from June 29 and will continue till August 7. More than 27,000 security personnel will be deployed along the route, said the home ministry.
A day after BJP president Amit Shah spoke of the BJP coming to power in Telangana in 2019, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Tuesday called a meeting of the parliamentary party and legislature party on May 27. TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who will chair the meeting at TRS headquarters in Hyderabad, has asked all party MPs and MLAs to attend without fail.
While the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) sought written orders from the National Green Tribunal, the latter pulled up the Centre for delaying holding a meeting with all states and union territories to frame a national cattle policy. The green tribunal had last week asked the Centre to frame a policy to prevent the “rapid decline” in population of indigenous breeds of cattle across the country.
The Harda district administration on Tuesday externed former BJP minister Kamal Patel’s son Sudip, who is allegedly involved in at least 14 criminal cases, from the boundaries of five districts for a year. The former revenue minister alleged that the externment was the administration’s response to his campaign against illegal sand mining in the Narmada, launched two weeks ago. The former minister was camping in Bhopal for the last three days and met BJP president Nandkumar Chouhan.
With their wells running dry and the local municipality not supplying water, more than 200 women in western Odisha’s colliery town of Belpahar in Jharsuguda district on Tuesday stormed the office of the local municipal chairman and threw bangles at him. Chanting “municipality haaye haaye” and “choodi pindha” (wear bangles), the women from ward no 2 of Belpahara sat on a dharna inside Parsuram Sahu’s office and demanded water. “If you can’t supply (water), start wearing bangles. You are unfit to be chairperson,” a protester said. In Belpahar, the mercury has risen to 45 degrees Celsius since last fortnight.