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Demolition at Kangana Ranaut's bungalow: Activists slam BMC for 'selective' action against illegal construction
India

Demolition at Kangana Ranaut's bungalow: Activists slam BMC for 'selective' action against illegal construction

The Shiv Sena-controlled BMC on Wednesday undertook demolition of alleged illegal alterations at Kangana Ranaut's bungalow at Pali Hill in Bandra before the Bombay High Court stayed the action

Historic space reforms by DoS, ISRO set in motion to empower private space sector, academia
India

Historic space reforms by DoS, ISRO set in motion to empower private space sector, academia

Private companies can now build their own facilities in Department of Space premises, and work on space tech alongside ISRO.

Community radio stations across India brave lockdown, severe fund crunch to ensure last-mile awareness on COVID-19
India

Community radio stations across India brave lockdown, severe fund crunch to ensure last-mile awareness on COVID-19

Had it not been for the proactiveness of the community radio stations across India, the crisis would have exploded even more for the Centre and the state governments, particularly in rural India.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hrithik collaborates with NGO to facilitate 1.2 lakh meals for daily wage earners, senior citizens
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hrithik collaborates with NGO to facilitate 1.2 lakh meals for daily wage earners, senior citizens

The foundation, Akshaya Patra, shared the news on Twitter, thanking Hrithik Roshan for extending support for the coronavirus relief efforts

ED questions PFI officials in connection with PMLA probe, 'links' with Delhi politicians and anti-CAA protests
Politics

ED questions PFI officials in connection with PMLA probe, 'links' with Delhi politicians and anti-CAA protests

ED questioned some Popular Front of India (PFI) officials in connection with a money-laundering probe against it and an NGO linked to it, officials said

Supreme Court agrees to consider NGO's plea seeking stay on electoral bond scheme in January
India

Supreme Court agrees to consider NGO's plea seeking stay on electoral bond scheme in January

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would consider according hearing in January a plea of an NGO seeking a stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for collection of funds by political parties to contest polls

UP: Dead rat found in midday meal; 8 students, a teacher hospitalised in Muzaffarnagar, principal and four others booked
India

UP: Dead rat found in midday meal; 8 students, a teacher hospitalised in Muzaffarnagar, principal and four others booked

Principal Vinod Kumar, teachers Sanjive Kumar, Munnu Persad and Babita, and supplier of the midday meal, NGO Janklyan Samiti of Hapur, were booked after eight students and a teacher of Janata Inter-College in Mustafabad Panchenda village was taken ill and sent to hospital after the rat was found in one of the plates on Tuesday

RBI slaps Rs 2.50 cr fine on Bank of Baroda for non-compliance of directions on Bihar NGO
Business

RBI slaps Rs 2.50 cr fine on Bank of Baroda for non-compliance of directions on Bihar NGO

Bank of Baroda on Tuesday said the RBI has imposed Rs 2.50 crore fine for non-compliance of directions issued to it with regard to Bihar-based NGO Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Ltd

One of a kind study provides roadmap for protecting oceans in keeping with UN goal
science

One of a kind study provides roadmap for protecting oceans in keeping with UN goal

The United Nations are had set a goal that 10 percent of the oceans are made MPAs by 2020.

Ahead of Maharashtra polls, civil society groups release ‘citizen’s manifesto’; minimum wage, housing for poor among demands
Politics

Ahead of Maharashtra polls, civil society groups release ‘citizen’s manifesto’; minimum wage, housing for poor among demands

The manifesto was collectively prepared by 39 NGOs and other groups in the state, including Pani Haq Samiti, Maharashtra Beghar Abhiyan, Centre For Promoting Democracy and Right to Pee. Members of around a dozen of these NGOs on Wednesday held rallies in western suburbs of Mumbai and distributed copies to voters.

Bolivian wildfires destroy 10 million acres of forest since August, govt declares red alert
science

Bolivian wildfires destroy 10 million acres of forest since August, govt declares red alert

Beni is the second-worst affected area, with nearly 900,000 hectares destroyed so far by the fires so far.

Bombay HC directs BARC to expeditiously look into harassment plaint of woman employee, deliver decision in three months
India

Bombay HC directs BARC to expeditiously look into harassment plaint of woman employee, deliver decision in three months

Bombay High Court has asked the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre to expeditiously look into complaint of sexual harassment made by a woman employee and place it before its internal complaints committee.

Report released by Child Well-Being Index ranks Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand at bottom, while Kerala bags top spot
India

Report released by Child Well-Being Index ranks Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand at bottom, while Kerala bags top spot

According to the index, Kerala bagged the top spot due to its exceptional performance in health, nutrition and education facilities.

SC to hear pleas challenging implementation of 10 percent quota for General category poor on 16 July
India

SC to hear pleas challenging implementation of 10 percent quota for General category poor on 16 July

SC on Monday fixed for 16 July hearing on a bunch of pleas challenging the implementation of the Constitution Amendment that gives 10 percent reservation in jobs and education for EWS of the General category. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde will start hearing arguments to decide whether interim order should be passed to stay the implementation of the Constitution Amendment. One of the petitions, filed by Tehseen Poonawala, has challenged the 103rd Constitutional Amendment saying it was against the basic structure of Constitution.

Tribal affairs ministry launches e-governance website DBT Tribal to track and fulfill welfare schemes
News & Analysis

Tribal affairs ministry launches e-governance website DBT Tribal to track and fulfill welfare schemes

Arjun Munda, minister for tribal affairs launches e-governance initiatives for welfare of schedule tribes

Leopard cub reunited with mother in Satara following 7-day operation; forest officials call for more awareness
India

Leopard cub reunited with mother in Satara following 7-day operation; forest officials call for more awareness

In the span of seven days, rigorous efforts were made by wildlife professionals to reunite a leopard cub with her mother.

WhatsApp still hasn't provided a timeline for data localisation says RBI
News & Analysis

WhatsApp still hasn't provided a timeline for data localisation says RBI

WhatsApp payment feature called WhatsApp Pay has been in a beta mode since last year.

Sanjay Sachdev, owner of NGO 'Love Commandos' arrested for confining, extorting money from runaway couples
India

Sanjay Sachdev, owner of NGO 'Love Commandos' arrested for confining, extorting money from runaway couples

The owner of the popular 'Love Commandos' NGO, who gained popularity after appearing in actor Aamir Khan's television show Satyamev Jayate, has been arrested for allegedly confining, intimidating and extorting money from couples, police said on Wednesday.

Selection Committee that removed Alok Verma as CBI chief to meet on 24 Jan, set to choose his successor in investigation agency
India

Selection Committee that removed Alok Verma as CBI chief to meet on 24 Jan, set to choose his successor in investigation agency

The selection panel which is to decide on the new CBI director will meet on 24 January to take its decision. The panel comprises of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.