This is a move that will surely give relief to consumers, farmers and all sections of society. Along with the excise duty cut, the Centre appealed to all state governments to reduce VAT on petrol and diesel accordingly.
Mamata Banerjee’s TMC made a clean sweep of all 4 assembly seats in Bengal, while Assam BJP led by CM Himanta Biswa Sarma scored emphatic wins for his alliance on all 5 assembly seats.
With the decline in the number of cases, cinemas, shopping malls, schools, and colleges have reopened, but caution is the need of the hour.
The Supreme Court had directed farmers’ organisations to remove their tents and other paraphernalia to ensure smooth flow of traffic on highways. But on Friday, there was no sign of farmers removing their tents. They continue to occupy large portions of the highway obstructing traffic.
Shahrukh’s fans, carrying posters ‘Welcome Home, Prince’ burst firecrackers outside his residence ‘Mannat’ in Mumbai on Thursday night as part of celebrations.
Questions are being raised whether, in Aryan’s name, old scores are being settled. Maharashtra’s political leaders and officers of union government are now at opposite ends of the spectrum. BJP and NCP, too, are at loggerheads.
Aryan has been facing the full brunt of law for the last 17 days. First, he was in NCB custody, and since October 8 he is in judicial custody, meaning, he is in Arthur Road jail.
China is deploying its army in a big way in the eastern sector too, apart from what it has been doing in Ladakh, in the western sector.
The first attack on a Durga Puja pandal and temple took place on October 13 in Comilla. Soon after, temples and puja pandals were attacked and vandalized in Chittagong, Chandpur and other cities.
Farmer leaders have been claiming for the last ten months that their agitation was peaceful, but this torture and killing of a man, for reason whatsoever, near their dais raises pertinent questions. These questions need to be answered.
Border Guard Bangladesh paramilitary force has been deployed outside temples and Puja pandals in 22 districts as a preventive measure. Rapid Action Battalion and armed police have also been deployed.
In some cases, Sikh youths have been offered money and other allurements like visas for US and Canada.
Pakistan has now decided to focus on creating turmoil in the Valley by taking help of jihadi groups from Afghanistan.
There is no doubt that our armed forces are capable of hunting and eliminating these killers. On Monday, two terrorists were gunned down in Anantnag and Bandipora.
On an emotional note, Air India under the leadership of JRD Tata had, at one time, gained the reputation of being one of the most prestigious airlines in the world.
In the last five days, terrorists have gunned down seven innocent civilians, out of whom four were non-Muslims. There were two Kashmiri Pandits among them.
Bindroo was a well-known Kashmiri Pandit businessman who did not migrate from the Valley during the onset of militancy, during the Nineties, when lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits fled after threats from terror groups.
The FIR filed by Lakhimpur Kheri police clearly mentioned the minister’s son Ashish Mishra as the prime accused. He has been accused of ramming his vehicle into a crowd of farmers and firing from his pistol.
The opposition has found an issue to corner Yogi Adityanath, because the death of so many people, including farmers, is, in itself, a sensitive issue.
"Citizens have a right to move freely. Have you thought about their rights getting violated because of road blockades? Supreme Court lashed out at farmer leaders for blocking highways.