HC asks BMC to stop demolition work at Kangana's bungalow
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the demolition process initiated by the BMC for illegal construction at actor Kangana Ranaut's bungalow here and sought to know why did the city civic body enter the property when the owner was not present.
Justice S J Kathawalla was hearing a petition filed by Ranaut challenging the notice issued by the BMC for illegal construction at her bungalow. The petition also sought a stay on the demolition process.
The court sought to know from BMC how it entered the premises and directed it to file an affidavit in response to the plea.
The court has posted the matter for hearing on Thursday.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday undertook demolition of the illegal alterations at the Bandra bungalow of Ranaut.
Efforts on for online delivery platform for street vendors: PM
Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said efforts are being made to provide an online delivery platform to street food vendors on the lines of big restaurants.
Omar Abdullah to vacate govt accommodation in Srinagar
Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said he was voluntarily vacating the government accommodation provided to him 18 years ago due to the change in rules of entitlement in the union territory.
Maha Home Minister Anil Deshmukh again gets threat calls
Mumbai: Maha Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has again received threat calls over his stance in connection with the controversy involving actress Kangana Ranaut, sources close to him said on Wednesday.
UK PM plans law banning large gatherings as COVID-19 cases rise
London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning tougher new restrictions on social gatherings of more than six people in England starting next Monday, following a significant rise in the coronavirus cases.
'Biden's climate plan will give free pass to worst polluters like China, Russia, India'
Washington: US Prez Donald Trump has said the environmental policies of his Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden would "destroy" America''s middle class while giving a "free pass" to the world''s worst polluters like China, Russia, India, and many others.
Trump planning to withdraw more US troops from Iraq
The Trump administration will announce Wednesday that it is withdrawing additional troops from Iraq, as President Donald Trump tries to make good on his campaign promise to disentangle the country from endless wars. A senior administration official discussed the draw-down with reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday night, on condition of anonymity. The official said the administration is also looking to announce the withdrawal of additional troops from Afghanistan in the coming days.
India's child mortality rate declined between 1990 and 2019: UN
India''s child mortality rate has declined substantially between 1990 and 2019 but the country, along with Nigeria, still accounted for almost a third of all under-five deaths last year, according to a new UN report which warned that COVID-19 pandemic threatens to undo decades of progress in eliminating preventable child deaths globally.
US election: Republican campaign video featuring PM Modi woos Indian-American voters
A Republican campaign video that includes visuals from the two historic rallies of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last one year - "Howdy, Modi!" and "Namaste Trump" - is making waves in the US ahead of the November 3 Presidential election, particularly among Indian-Americans whose votes may be the deciding factor in some of the battleground states.
Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns
North Carolina caps outdoor gatherings at 50 people to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but don''t tell that to President Donald Trump. He basked in a largely maskless crowd of several thousand supporters during a Tuesday rally in this critical battleground state.
Rupee drops 13 paise to 73.73 against US dollar in early trade
Mumbai: The rupee depreciated 13 paise to 73.73 against the US dollar in opening trade on Wednesday tracking muted domestic equities and strengthening American currency.
Sensex falls over 250 points in early trade; Nifty drops below 11,300
Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark Sensex tumbled over 250 points in early trade on Wednesday tracking losses in index-heavyweights HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and ITC amid intense selloff in global markets.
More Indians in Singapore returning home due to job losses: Envoy
More and more Indian workers are returning home as Singapore businesses cut down on workforce following the severe impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, an official said.
SC seeks Centre's reply on plea for opening places of worship
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking to open all religious places of worship across country which have been closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
HC stays demolition of Azam Khan's resort
Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday stayed the demolition of a resort of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan in Ramgarh till a decision is taken on his appeal.
Surekha Sikri stable but still under observation in ICU, says her agent
Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood and television star Surekha Sikri, who was hospitalised after she suffered a brain stroke, is stable but still under observation in the ICU, her agent Vivek Sidhwani said on Wednesday.
AMPAS announces new diversity requirements for best picture nominees at Oscars
In yet-another move towards becoming more inclusive, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has unveiled new representation and inclusion standards for the best picture Oscar category.
Lahiri excited about new season; set to tee off at Safeway Championship
Napa (US): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will look to regain momentum as he embarks on his sixth season at the PGA Tour, teeing up at the Safeway Championship here on Thursday.
Ronaldo reaches century of international goals for Portugal
Stockholm: Add 100 international goals to the extraordinary list of milestones achieved by soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nowhere near guys like Kohli: Dawid Malan
England batsman Dawid Malan is not a sure starter despite averaging close to 50 in T20Is and says he can only be compared to guys like Virat Kohli if he played at least 50 games.
Belgium beats Iceland 5-1 in Nations League
Striker Michy Batshuayi scored twice and teenager Jeremy Doku marked his first international start with a goal as Belgium beat Iceland 5-1 to claim a second consecutive win in the Nations League.
Vikas Krishan gets SAI nod to train in US
Olympic-bound boxer Vikas Krishan has got the Sports Authority of India''s (SAI) approval to train in the USA, where he also plans to resume his career in the professional circuit.
GK snap shot on 9 September 2020
1. International Literacy Day 2020 – September 8
2. Kerala tops literacy rate chart with 96.2%; Andhra Pradesh worst performer at 66.4%: NSO
3. NITI Aayog constitutes Multidimensional Poverty Index Coordination Committee (MPICC) to be chaired by Ms Sanyukta Samaddar
4. Prime Minister Modi E-Inaugurates Patrika Gate in Jaipur
5. US-India-Israel summit held virtually; Decision taken for Trilateral Collaboration on 5G Tech
6. Himachal Pradesh, World Bank Sign $82 million Loan Deal for HP State Roads Transformation Project
7. Bank of India launched “Signature Visa Debit Card” for High Net Worth Individuals
8. RBI Accepted Kamath Panel Recommendations; Specifies Parameters for Loan Restructuring
9. Fitch Projected India’s Economy to Contract 10.5% in FY20-21 from -5%
10. India’s GDP to Contract by 11.8% in FY21; Rebound to 9.9% in FY22 : India-Ra
11. NSDC, LinkedIn partner to impart free digital skills training
12. Govind Swarup, Father of India’s Radio Astronomy & Padma Shri Awardee Passed Away at 91
13. Radha M Nair’s New Book Titled “Breaking the Cocoon @ 40”
17. 1st ever Cannabis Medicine Project to be Set up in Collaboration of Canada at CSIR-IIIM, Jammu: Jitendra Singh
18. ‘Operation Green’s TOP to TOTAL’ scheme to cover all Fruits & vegetables in J&K
19. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Launched 2 Nutrition Schemes to Provide Nutrition Food to Women & Children
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