Greta Thunberg Hitches Low-Carbon Ride Across Atlantic
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference, and then home for the holidays.
Thunberg tweeted as she took to the sea on the 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran of an Australian family that answered her urgent appeal for a low-carbon way back home after the United Nations climate meeting she had planned to attend in Chile was moved due to political unrest there. She encouraged followers to track their journey online.
Mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh Passes Away
Mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh passed away at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH). He was 74 years old.
Lt Col Jyoti Sharma Appointed 1st Female Judge Advocate Gen Officer for Foreign Mission
Indian Army officials said, “Lieutenant Colonel Jyoti Sharma appointed as Indian Army’s first female Judge Advocate General officer to be deployed on a foreign mission. She will be appointed as the military legal expert with the Government of Seychelles.”
Fire Breaks out in Kotwali Police Station, No Injury
A fire broke out in the Kotwali police station of Patna today morning but there was no report of any injury, a police officer said.
The fire broke out in the first floor of police station probably due to short circuit around 7:30 am, Kotwali police station SHO Ram Shankar Singh said.
Two Dead as Car Falls Into Gorge in Kullu
Two persons were killed as their pick-up vehicle fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, police said.
The accident took place at Ghiyagi on Wednesday evening, Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said.
Wholesale Inflation Eases 0.16% in Oct From 0.33% in Sept: Govt
Wholesale inflation eases further to 0.16 percent in October from 0.33 percent in September, stated Government data.
Amethi DM Prashant Sharma Removed, Arun Kumar to Take Over
District Magistrate (DM) of Amethi, Prashant Sharma has been removed. Arun Kumar, the Vice Chairman of Moradabad Development Authority is the new Amethi DM.
Moody's Reduces India's GDP Growth Forecast to 5.6% From 5.8% This Year
Moody's cuts India's GDP growth forecast for current year to 5.6 percent from 5.8 percent earlier.
Court Defers Judgement in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case Due to Lawyers' Strike
A Delhi court deferred by a month its judgement in the case of alleged sexual and physical assault of several girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur.
Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha deferred the verdict till 12 December as the accused, who are currently lodged in Tihar central jail, could not be brought to court premises due the ongoing lawyers' strike in all six district courts in the national capital.
Dalit Youth Strangulated to Death in UP
Dalit youth was strangulated to death at Kamalpur village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Thursday.
The body of the youth, identified as Pankaj Kumar alias Guddu, was found near a tubewell in Kamalpur village under Shahpur police station, Circle Officer Vijay Pratap Singh said, adding that the victim was missing since Wednesday night. The victim was strangulated to death, he said.
Two people have been taken into custody for interrogation, Singh said, adding that the body has been sent for post mortem examination
EC Announces Bypolls to Two Rajya Sabha Seats
The Election Commission announced bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats - one each from Karnataka and UP — on 12 December. Karnataka vacancy caused by resignation of former Congress MP KC Ramamurthy who joined the BJP and UP vacancy due to resignation of Tazeen Fatma who was elected to the UP assembly.
Lt Col Jyoti Sharma Appointed Indian Army’s first female Judge Advocate General on a Foreign Mission
Lieutenant Colonel Jyoti Sharma has been appointed as Indian Army’s first female Judge Advocate General officer to be deployed on a foreign mission. She will be appointed as the military legal expert with the Government of Seychelles.
Swami Vivekananda Statue Vandalised in JNU
A statue of Swami Vivekananda inside Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) was vandalized by miscreants. More details are awaited.
Tear Gas Grenades Kill 4 Protesters in Baghdad: Medics
Four protesters were killed by tear gas canisters in Baghdad on Thursday, medics told AFP, the latest deaths from what rights groups have slammed as a "gruesome" misuse of the weapon.
The medical sources said the protesters were hit near Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the epicentre of the weeks-long movement for sweeping political reform.
Flight from Nagpur Misses Runway at Bengaluru Airport, Lands on Grass
In a near mishap, a GoAir flight arriving in Bengaluru from Nagpur landed just off the runway at the Kempegowda International Airport on Monday. The flight immediately took off again and landed on the runway in its second attempt.
Flight G811 flight departed early Monday morning from Nagpur, and was set to reach Bengaluru at 7.15 am. Preliminary reports suggest that severe fog conditions in Bengaluru resulted in poor visibility, which led to the incident.
Passengers and crew on board did not report any serious injuries, sources said.
(Source: The News Minute)
Four Students Killed After Being Hit by Train in Tamil Nadu
Four students, who were walking along the railway track near Irugur here reportedly under the influence of liquor, were killed after being hit by a Chennai-bound express train early on Thursday, police said.
Five youth had consumed liquor near a college in the city on the night of Wednesday and were walking on the railway track when the incident occurred, they said.
They failed to notice the Alappuzha-Chennai train coming towards them, resulting in the death of four of them on the spot.
Delhi Court Stays Bailable Warrant Issued Against Tharoor
A Delhi Court has stayed the bailable warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor in connection with a defamation case pertaining to his alleged “scorpion sitting on Shivling” remark against PM Modi.
Bharti Airtel September Quarter Net Loss at Rs 23,045 Crore
Bharti Airtel September quarter net loss at Rs 23,045 crore; total revenue rises 4.7 percent to Rs 21,199 crore.
Coal Scam: Court Awards 3-Year Jail Term to 2 Directors of Company
A Delhi court on Thursday awarded varying jail terms to three persons in a coal scam case related to irregularities in the allocation of the Jharkhand-based North Dhadhu coal block.
Two directors of Pawanjay Steel and Power Limited (PSPL), Gyanchand Prasad Agarwal (70) and Umesh Prasad Agarwal (58), were sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for a period of three years each for the offences of criminal conspiracy (120-B of IPC) and cheating (420 of IPC), while 65-year-old S K Kanungo, Chief Manager (Marketing) of Hari Machines Ltd (HML), was jailed for a period of two years for the offence punishable under 120-B of the IPC.
Special judge Bharat Parashar also imposed a fine of Rs 75 lakh on the company, while Rs 40 lakh each was imposed on the Agarwals. Besides, the court also directed Kanungo to pay a fine of Rs one lakh.
ED Arrests Malvinder Singh, Sunil Godhwani in RFL Case
ED arrests ex-Fortis Healthcare promoter Malvinder Singh, ex-CMD of Religare Enterprises Ltd Sunil Godhwani in RFL case, says lawyer.
Bengal Celebrates 'Rosogolla Day' to Mark GI Tag Granting
'Rosogolla Dibas' (Rasgulla Day) was celebrated in West Bengal on Thursday to mark the granting of Geographical Indication (GI) tag of 'Banglar Rosogolla' (Bengal's Rasgulla) to the state on this day two years ago.
The statue of Nabin Chandra Das, inventor of the Bengal variant of the sweetmeat, at Bagbazar area of north Kolkata was garlanded in the presence of state minister Sashi Panja, said Dhiman Das, a descendant of Nobin Chandra Das and owner of K C Das Private Ltd.
Street children and inmates of shelter homes near the residence of K C Das (Krishna Chandra Das), son of Nobin Chandra Das, at Gourimata Udyan Park in the northern part of the city were treated with Rosogollas on the occasion, Dhiman Das said.
HC Refuses Interim Protection from Arrest to Navlakha
The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant immediate protection from arrest to civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha, who has moved the court seeking anticipatory bail.
The court said it would consider on Friday the issue of granting interim relief to Navlakha by way of protection from arrest.
Justice P D Naik posted on Friday Navlakha's plea seeking anticipatory bail in the 2018 Koregaon Bhima violence case and for having alleged Maoist links.
Navlakha was given interim protection from arrest since August last year when he approached the high court seeking to quash the case lodged against him by Pune police.
IT Department Raids on BMC Contractors
Income Tax Department conducted search action in Mumbai and Surat on 6 November on entry providers and beneficiaries who have been engaged in execution of civil contracts mainly in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. 37 premises were covered under search action and seven premises were covered under survey.
MH17 Probe Reveals Close Ties Between Russia, Ukraine Rebels
An international team of investigators piecing together a criminal case in the July 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine says evidence suggests links between Russia and separatists in the region were closer than previously believed.
The Joint Investigation Team issued a fresh appeal for witnesses Thursday and revealed details of secure communications between Russian officials and rebels in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) rebel group in eastern Ukraine.
Boy, Who Fell Into Borewell in Maharashtra Rescued, Undergoing Treatment
A six-year-old boy, who had fallen into a 300-feet deep borewell, earlier on Thursday, has been rescued by NDRF personnel in Kalwan Taluka of Nashik district. The child is undergoing treatment at a hospital, and his condition is normal.
Vodafone Idea Q2 FY20 Losses at Rs 50,921 Crore
Vodafone Idea Q2 FY20 losses at Rs 50,921 crore; revenue up 42 percent at Rs 11,146.4 crore.
Delhi Court Allows Shashi Tharoor to Travel Abroad
A Delhi court Thursday allowed Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, accused in the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, to travel abroad.
Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar granted permission to Tharoor to visit Dubai from November 14 to 18. Tharoor had told the court that he was invited there to attend a meeting of Sir Bani Yas Forum.
Judge Kuhar directed him to furnish a fixed deposit of Rs 2 lakh, which shall be returned to him after he returns back to India.
1 Killed and Several Injured in Shooting at California High School
The Los Angeles County Fire Department says one person has been killed and serveral other are injured following a shooting at Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita.
Department spokesman Christopher Thomas says initial accounts of at least six victims Thursday morning may have been because of duplicate reports.
State of Emergency Declared in Flood-Hit Venice
Italy's government has declared a state of emergency in flood-ravaged Venice, to help swiftly secure the historic city funds to repair damage from the highest tide in 50 years.
A cabinet meeting approved a special decree including the first measures aimed at helping the city’s recovery.
Sheriff Says 2nd Teen Dies in California School Shooting
Authorities say a second victim of a Los Angeles area high school shooting has died.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says a 14-year-old boy died at a hospital. Earlier, a 16-year-old girl died from the shooting at Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita.
Bolivian Interim Leader Says Morales Can't Run in New Vote
Bolivia's former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country's interim leader has said, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico.
Senate deputy leader who claimed the interim presidency, was struggling to establish her authority in the turbulent country. She announced that Morales, who resigned Sunday after allegations of election fraud, could not participate in elections again and also criticized Mexico's government for allowing Morales to rally support from Mexico City.