Kerala HC asks PFI to deposit Rs 5.20 crore for damage caused during bandh

Kerala High Court has directed the Popular Front of India (PFI), general secretary Abdul Sattar, to deposit an amount of Rs 5.20 crores to the state Home Department for the damages incurred during its hartal on September 23. Court has directed to deposit this amount within a period of two weeks. … Read more

Twin towers: Noida Authority asks officials to clear debris by Nov 28

The removal of debris of Supertech’s twin towers from the site in Sector 93A should start from Thursday and end by November 28, the Noida Authority directed officials on Wednesday. It also directed Edifice Engineering, the company hired to demolish the twin towers, to construct a portion of boundary wall of ATS … Read more

UP govt asks banks to strengthen security systems, digital transactions

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to upgrade the security system in the banking sector. Principal secretary, home, Sanjay Prasad said, surveillance systems and data storage would be made more effective to strengthen the security system of banks. Following a meeting with the bank officials, Prasad said bank officers have been … Read more

FM asks taxmen to focus on faster processing of ITRs, grievance redressal

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday asked income tax officers to focus on quick processing of ITRs, speedy refund issuance and grievance redressal. Addressing tax officers, the minister said that collections from direct taxes exceed indirect tax and that has brought in equity in mop up. “That has brought in equity … Read more

tata: Export duty is unfortunate. Why should people begrudge an industry or a company making profits? Tata Steel’s TV Narendran asks

“We grew from 10 million to 20 million tonnes in the last seven-eight years. We want to get to 40 million tonnes by 2030 but I am assuming that the export duty will not be there for long because we have always assumed 10-15% will be exported. So 35-40 million tonnes is where we will … Read more

Mamata asks mayor to rename Kolkata road, park after Pranab Mukherjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday directed Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim to rename a road and a park in the city after former president Pranab Mukherjee. Speaking at the inauguration of Chetla Agrani’s Durga Puja pandal in south Kolkata, Banerjee remembered Mukherjee. “I will ask Bobby (Firhad Hakim) to name a … Read more

Why can’t Haryana have separate gurdwara panel, asks CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday asked when a separate gurdwara committee can formed for Patna Sahib and Delhi, then why the same cannot be done in Haryana. Khattar made the statement in the wake of the Supreme Court upholding the validity of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act enacted … Read more

Uber asks its India drivers to ensure rear seatbelts in their cars work

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies has asked its drivers in India to ensure backseat seatbelts in their vehicles are accessible to passengers and they work, days after a local business tycoon died in a crash involving his private car. The move comes amid a growing road-safety push in India, the world’s fourth-largest car … Read more

china: Top Chinese epidemiologist asks citizens not to touch foreigners to avoid monkeypox, faces backlash

A top Chinese health official has warned citizens against having skin contact with foreigners and recent returnees from abroad to avoid contracting monkeypox, triggering a social media backlash for his “racist and discriminatory” remarks. China on Friday reported its first case of monkeypox in Chongqing city after a person who arrived from abroad developed rashes … Read more

CJI U U Lalit asks law graduates to devote time, energy to legal aid work

Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit urged law graduates on Saturday to devote their time and energy to legal-aid work. Speaking at the ninth convocation of National Law University Odisha here, Lalit called upon the graduates to have absolute passion for the profession and show compassion for people of the country. … Read more