Yadav, 82, has been under treatment at the hospital since August 22 and was shifted to the ICU on October 2.
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India will stand out with 7 pc growth rate in FY23 amid global gloom, says EAC-PM member Sanyal
Amid fears of the world slipping into recession, India will perhaps emerge as the strongest major economy with 7 per cent growth rate in FY23, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) member Sanjeev Sanyal said on Sunday. Sanyal observed that India can grow at 9 per cent in an external conducive environment like in early 2000s when the global economy was growing.
PM Narendra Modi reaches Ahmedabad, to go to Modhera to inaugurate multiple projects & take part in various programmes
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Delhi to get mobile fire tenders at 50 sites, more fire stations
The Delhi Fire Service has formed an internal committee headed by the Chief Fire Officer to identify 50 mishap-prone spots in the national capital where mobile fire tenders can be deployed. It will also come up with locations where new fire stations could be set up, an official said on Sunday. The development comes days after Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena suggested a slew of measures to improve the national capital’s fire-fighting capability during a meeting with the Delhi Fire Service to review preparedness ahead of Diwali.
Car prices to rise as auto cos gear to comply with stricter emission norms
Passenger and commercial vehicle prices are expected to rise as automobile companies invest in upgrading vehicles to meet stricter emission norms that kick in from April next year. The Indian automobile industry is currently working to make their products meet the second phase of Bharat Stage VI, equivalent to Euro-VI emission norms, in real time driving conditions. Four-wheeler passenger and commercial vehicles will need more sophisticated equipment to be added to meet the next level of emission standards.
DNA mismatch won’t absolve accused: HC
The Karnataka High Court has said that non-matching DNA samples would not absolve a crime accused since it is only collaborative evidence. The court rejected the petition of a 43-year-old bus conductor who is accused of raping and impregnating a 12-year-old relative. He rushed to the High Court, seeking quashing of the case after a DNA test showed that his blood sample and that of the foetus did not match. The accused is a resident of Mysuru. He has been charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Gujarat Cong MLA attacked by BJP functionary; FIR registered
Gujarat Congress MLA and tribal leader Anant Patel was injured after he was allegedly attacked by a local BJP functionary and his supporters in Navsari district, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday evening and an FIR was registered at Khergam police station in the wee hours of Sunday in which Patel accused local BJP leader Babu Ahir, who is the district panchayat president, and his supporters of attacking him after being upset over a song sung in Patel’s support at a garba event. Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi condemned the attack on Patel, who has been leading an agitation against the Centre’s Par-Tapi-Narmada link project in Gujarat, and claimed it was a result of the “anger of the BJP government”.
We have all the documents and we have a majority. We will get justice & the symbol as well
– Min Deepak Kesarkar, Shinde faction of Shiv Sena on party symbol
French Nobel winner urges inflation, climate protest against Macron
French author Annie Ernaux, who was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize this week, signed an open letter Sunday supporting a mass protest against President Emmanuel Macron called by the country’s left-wing opposition. Organisers of the demonstration on October 16 accuse Macron of failing to tackle soaring prices for energy and other essentials, and insufficient action against climate change.
Western Arms flows unhindered into Ukraine alleges Russia
US decision to continue its arms supplies to Ukraine confirms its status of a participant in the conflict, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has alleged. “The administration’s decision to continue pumping the Kiev regime with heavy weapons only secures Washington’s status as a participant of the conflict,” Antonov said in a statement. “We perceive this as an immediate threat to the strategic interests of our country.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Gujarat’s Modhera
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat’s Modhera on Sunday. He will declare Modhera as India’s first 24×7 solar powered village. As the chief minister of Gujarat, Modi had taken revolutionary steps in harnessing solar power, including placing solar panels over canals, the government said. He will do visit the Modheshwari mata mandir and attend a special laser show at the ancient Surya mandir.
Drugs, liquor seized from different parts of Kerala
A large quantity of ganja and liquor were seized from different parts of Kerala on Sunday morning by the police in the wake of massive ‘No to Drugs’ campaign launched by the state government recently. A team from Thalayolaparambu police station in Kottayam district arrested two persons early in the morning allegedly with a huge quantity of ganja, an officer of the police station said. As the accused were yet to be presented before the court, exact details of the drug haul and where it was being brought from was not shared by the officer.
Yesterday, the highest rainfall was recorded at our station in Mayur Vihar. Tomorrow onwards there will be no rain in Delhi/NCR
– RK Jenamani, Senior Scientist, IMD, on weather update
Bharat Jodo Yatra will help strengthen Cong, new leadership will emerge from it: Digvijaya Singh
Former UP CM & Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav is quite critical today and is on life-saving drugs. He is being treated in the ICU of the hospital by a comprehensive team of specialists
– Dr Sanjeev Gupta, Medical Director, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram
SBI lines up NPAs over Rs 746 cr for sale in Oct-Nov
The State Bank of India (SBI) has lined up various non-performing assets up for sale this month and the next, including the fraud account of Sintex BAPL, to recover over Rs 746 crore. In an auction scheduled for November 4, SBI will put up NPAs for sale to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs)/ financial institutions (FIs), banks or Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs).The auction of NPAs will include accounts of Sintex BAPL with an outstanding of Rs 197.74 crore; Surat Hazira NH6 Tollway Pvt Ltd of exposure of Rs 335.54 crore and Shreebhav Polyweaves Pvt Ltd (Rs 20.20 crore).
China to release fifth batch of pork reserves to cool prices
China’s state planner said on Sunday it will release its fifth batch of pork reserves, as hog prices have been at a relatively high level recently. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in the statement that it would pay close attention to hog supply and demand, and continue to release pork reserves.
North Korea fires more missiles, seventh launch in two weeks
North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea early Sunday, Seoul’s military said, the seventh such launch in two weeks, just hours after a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier wrapped up joint drills off the Korean peninsula. Seoul, Tokyo and Washington have ramped up combined naval exercises in recent weeks, infuriating Pyongyang, which sees them as rehearsals for invasion and justifies its blitz of missile launches as necessary “countermeasures”.
We have never seen a liar like Arvind Kejriwal. Despite being a CM, he peddles lies. He called the people of Gujarat ‘Kansa’ & then he’s seeking votes from them. He should think before speaking.
– Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil
Washington Sundar replaces Deepak Chahar in India’s squad for rest of ODIs against South Africa
Off-spin all-rounder Washington Sundar on Saturday was named as the replacement for fast-bowling all-rounder Deepak Chahar in the remainder of India’s ODI series against South Africa, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In its official statement, BCCI added that “Chahar had a stiffness in his back after the third and final T20I against South Africa in Indore and did not feature in India’s Playing XI in the first ODI in Lucknow.”
Pregnant rape victim burnt alive in UP’s Mainpuri
A pregnant girl, who was allegedly raped three months ago, has been burnt alive in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri district. The police have lodged an FIR against three people and efforts are underway to arrest them. According to the girl’s mother, her daughter was raped by one Abhishek, who lives in the same village, three months ago, but the victim did not reveal her ordeal to her family. Later, the girl complained of severe stomach pain and it was found that she was pregnant. The village panchayat was informed and on October 6, the panchayat asked the accused to marry the girl. The mother of the accused then took the victim to their house, sprinkled petrol on her, and set her afire. The victim, who suffered severe burn injuries, was admitted to a district hospital in Mainpuri and later referred to Saifai for advanced treatment. The police have filed a case under sections 307, 376 of the IPC and relevant sections of the POCSO Act. The accused are being searched for and arrests will be made soon, the police said.
Thousands throng Myanmar’s Shwedagon to mark Buddhist festival of lights
Thousands of Buddhist devotees thronged Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda to mark the full moon of the Thadingyut festival on Sunday, some offering prayers for a country plunged into turmoil by last year’s coup. The three-day festival marks Buddha’s descent from heaven and is normally marked by riotous fireworks displays, with candles and colourful lanterns lighting up streets and homes. Early morning crowds lined up in commercial hub Yangon to pray at the towering, gold-plated Shwedagon pagoda, Myanmar’s most important Buddhist site. Local chronicles say it contains strands of the Buddha’s hair.
2nd ODI: South Africa win toss, opt to bat first against India in Ranchi
I challenge them (BJP, AIADMK) that even if a huge alliance is created, DMK can contest alone & defeat everyone in Lok Sabha polls….I want MK Stalin to be Tamil Nadu CM for next 20 years.
– DMK Deputy General Secretary, E Periyasamy, at party’s general council meeting
Thai police investigating CNN crew’s coverage of attack
Thai police are investigating a report that a CNN crew inappropriately entered the daycare center where more than 20 preschoolers were slain as they were reporting on the attack, authorities said Sunday. Danaichok Boonsom, head of the local township administration, told reporters as he left the Na Klang district police station that he had submitted his report on the incident alleging unauthorized entry onto the government property, and that police were investigating.
A 25-year-old Dalit woman raped by a priest and several others in Ajmer; was held captive for days and injected with sedatives: Police
Landslides snap road connectivity between Sikkim and West Bengal
Heavy rain early on Sunday triggered multiple landslides in Sikkim, snapping road connectivity between Gangtok and West Bengal. According to a senior official, huge boulders have jammed National Highway 10 at two places – 19 Mile and 20 Mile — between Singtam and Rangpo in East Sikkim. The road leading to Gangtok from Singtam also lay blocked at 32 Mile, he said.
PE investment in real estate up 40 pc in Apr-Sep to USD 2.8 bn driven by foreign fund inflows: Report
Private equity (PE) investment in real estate increased 40 per cent during the April-September period of this fiscal to USD 2.8 billion, with a huge inflow coming from foreign funds especially in office assets, says a report. According to the Anarock report, PE investment stood at USD 2 billion in the corresponding period of the last financial year.
This CEO wants people to be happy that he laid off 500 employees
US exercise and fitness equipment company Peloton CEO Barry McCarthy has announced to cut 12 per cent of the workforce (nearly 500 employees) in a latest lay-off round, and he does not understand why people are not happy with his decision. McCarthy was apparently surprised to learn that media reports “accentuated the negative” from his lay-off announcement. The Verge reported, citing an internal memo the CEO issued, that accused the Wall Street Journal of creating the wrong impression instead of praising the company.
Fresh missile strike on Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia kills 17: local authorities
Union Home Minister Amit Shah today offered prayers at Guwahati’s Kamakhya temple during his three-day visit to northeast
#WATCH | Union Home Minister Amit Shah today offered prayers at Guwahati's Kamakhya temple during his three-day vis… https://t.co/imIjpjfzUt
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India steel output up 2.5 pc at 30 MT in Jul-Sep: Report
India’s crude steel output rose by 2.56 per cent to 30.06 million tonne (MT) during the July-September period of the ongoing financial year. As per research firm SteelMint, the top six steel makers — SAIL, Tata Steel, JSW Steel, JSPL, AMNS India and RINL — produced 18.29 MT steel, the rest 11.77 MT came in from the secondary sector. The country had produced 29.31 MT of steel during the same quarter in the preceding 2021-22 financial year, according the data shared by SteelMint.
Muslims use condoms the most, population on decline, says Owaisi on RSS Chief’s remarks
The Muslim community uses family planning tool, condom the most in order to maintain a gap between two children, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi has claimed. He was responding to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s recent population imbalance remark. In his address at a public meeting, Owaisi said Bhagwat will not mention this, and he should keep data before discussing population growths.
Direct Tax collection grows 24 pc to Rs 8.98 lakh crore between April 1 – October 8, 2022
Asaduddin Owaisi has become ‘bayan purush’, he wants to create a controversy. A low population is beneficial for society. The more the population grows the bigger the problem it creates. That should be kept in mind.
– BJP spox Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
Congress leader Bhanwar Lal Sharma, 77, passes away
Senior Congress leader Bhanwar Lal Sharma passed away on Sunday at the age of 77 in the SMS Medical College, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took to Twitter to pay his “deepest condolence” to the veteran leader and said that Sharma was unwell for quite a long time.
DMRC seeks Rs 3,500 crore from govt to comply with court directions in DAMEPL case
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has sought a sum of Rs 3,500 crore from the Government of India in the form of grant/equity interest free subordinate debt to comply with High Court directions in the case of Delhi Airport Metro Express Pvt. Ltd (DAMEPL).
‘Freezing democracy’, Sibal slams EC over Sena symbol freeze
A day after the Election Commission of India froze the symbol of Shiv Sena amid a tussle between the two factions of the party, independent MP Kapil Sibal slammed the ECI for the action, saying that it amounts to “freezing democracy”. “Election Commission Behind the scenes is the Government’s submission Upfront they call it the Election Commission ! Shame on Institutions who do the Government’s bidding ! said. “Election Commission Freezes Sena Election symbol Amounts to “freezing” Democracy The “bow and arrow” belongs to the real Shiv Sena led by Udhav The “Defectors Platter” for serving the BJP belongs to Shinde’s faction,” said Sibal in his tweets on Sunday.
Road transport and highways sector has maximum number of delayed projects at 248: Govt report
The road transport and highways sector has the maximum number of delayed projects at 248, followed by railways at 116 and petroleum sector at 88, showed a government report. In the road transport and highways sector, 248 projects are delayed with respect to their original schedule out of the 831 monitored, as per the latest flash report on infrastructure projects for August 2022. Similarly in railways, out of 173 monitored projects, 116 are delayed, while for petroleum, 88 out of 139 projects are delayed.
Heavy to very heavy rain in TN till Oct 11: IMD
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in many parts of Tamil Nadu till October 11. The Nilgiris district, according to the IMD report, will get heavy to very heavy rain on Sunday. There will be heavy rain in Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Kallakurichi, Namakkal, Coimbatore, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Myladuthurai, Tirupattur, Ranipet, Vellore, Erode, Namakkal and Karur districts of Tamil Nadu. Heavy rain is also predicted in Karaikkal, Puducherry in the next few days.
Reliance’s brand new FPSO collides at the east coast, no one hurt
A brand new floating production system of Reliance Industries Ltd was involved in a minor collision with a barge off the east coast, but no one was injured and project work has not been impacted, the company said. The Ruby floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel destined for the deep-water MJ gas condensate development in the KG-D6 block in the Bay of Bengal, was involved in a collision with an accommodating barge, causing minor damage to the vessel.
Zuckerberg sets for ‘Meta Connect’ amid quality issues with VR project
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to announce the company’s progress towards building the $10 billion metaverse, as internal reports claim there are still several quality issues and those building the virtual reality (VR) social network at the company are barely using it. The company will organised ‘Meta Connect’ virtual conference on October 11 for developers, creators, tech enthusiasts and others.
Hyundai Motor India posts highest PAT in 4 years at Rs 2,861.77 cr in FY22
Hyundai Motor India Ltd recorded a 55 per cent rise in its profit after tax at Rs 2,861.77 crore in the fiscal ended March 31, 2022, its highest in four years, according to financial data accessed by business intelligence platform Tofler. The company, which is an unlisted entity, had posted a profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 1,847.16 crore in 2020-21, down from Rs 2,355 crore that it had recorded in 2019-20. The previous highest PAT of Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) was at Rs 2,581.73 crore in 2018-19.
M K Stalin elected unopposed as party president in general council meeting: DMK
Second highest rainfall since 2007 in Delhi brings day-night temperature margin to record low: IMD
The national capital received the second highest rainfall since 2007 in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am, according to the India Meteorological data on Sunday. The city weathered near ceaseless rains – measuring 74mm till 8.30 am Sunday – that brought the maximum temperature on Saturday down by 10 notches, closing in the day-night temperature gap to a record low.Incessant rains for the second consecutive day in the national capital improved the air quality on Sunday to “satisfactory” level. The air quality index recorded at 9 am was 54 which falls in the “good” category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board data.
Govt to kick off FY24 Budget making exercise on Monday
The government on Monday will kick off its annual Budget making exercise for financial year 2023-24, that is expected to look at measures to revive growth amid a gloomy global outlook. The meeting would start with consultations with various ministries and departments on the revised estimates (RE) of expenditure for ongoing financial year and the fund requirement for 2023-24. On the first day on Monday, RE meetings with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Labour And Employment, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports would take place.
Gadkari announces projects worth Rs 7,000 cr for Uttar Pradesh
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday announced projects worth Rs 7,000 crore for Uttar Pradesh and said that by 2024, the road infrastructure of the state will be at par with that of the US. After the inauguration of the 81st session of the Indian Road Congress (IRC), Gadkari said a total of Rs 5 lakh crore will be invested on roads in Uttar Pradesh before 2024, an official release said.
PM Modi greets the nation on Valmiki Jayanti. Prime Minister also shared a video of his thoughts on Maharshi Valmiki
Best wishes on Milad-un-Nabi. May this occasion further the spirit of peace, togetherness and compassion in our society. Eid Mubarak.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1665289663000
India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 218.97 Cr
Over 4.10 Cr 1st dose vaccines administered for age group 12-14 years. India’s Active caseload currently stands at 28,593. Recovery Rate currently stands at 98.75%
Rahul means Bharat, Bharat means Rahul: New UP Cong chief Brijlal Khabri
Buoyed by the response to the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra, newly appointed Uttar Pradesh party chief Brijlal Khabri has hailed Rahul Gandhi by saying “Rahul means Bharat, and Bharat means Rahul”, and asserted his aim is to “save” the country and the Constitution.
OPEC oil cuts bad for global economy, says U.S.’s Yellen
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said a decision by the OPEC+ grouping to cut oil production was “unhelpful and unwise” for the global economy, especially emerging markets, the Financial Times said on Sunday. “We’re very worried about developing countries and the problems they face,” Yellen told the newspaper in an interview. She also criticised allies for being slow to send financial aid to Ukraine.
Kharge vs Tharoor: 67 booths set up for Cong prez polls
After the date of withdrawal of nominations for the Congress presidential poll, the party now has two contestants — Shashi Tharoor and Mallikarjun Kharge — for the October 17 polls, in which 67 booths have been set up in all the states, the party’s central election authority (CEA) has said.
Odisha stadium spruced up with state-of-the-art amenities for Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup
Refurbished seats, new pitches and state-of-the-art facilities — the stage is set for Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup at Kalinga stadium of Bhubaneswar. The stadium will host five Group A matches, in which four countries — India, the US, Morocco and Brazil — will be facing each other, and one Group B match between Nigeria and Chile.The event will kick off at the venue from Tuesday with an opening ceremony and two matches.
Man-animal Conflict: MP villagers to be taught easy techniques to scare away wild elephants
In a bid to prevent human-elephant conflict and crop destruction by wild jumbos, residents of Madhya Pradesh villages adjoining Chhattisgarh will be taught techniques like making bee buzzing sound and burning chilly powder-laced cow dung cakes to drive away the elephants, forest officials said.
Create investor-friendly ecosystem, Union minister tells NE states
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy asked all states of the northeast region to create an investor-friendly ecosystem and suggested the authorities concerned to organise a global summit to attract investments. Reddy, the minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), also directed senior officials to prepare an action plan for the proposed global investors’ conclave in the coming months.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest in all 40 Assembly seats in the 2023 elections
– Mizoram BJP president Vanlalhmuaka in Aizwal
Time has come to become ‘ruler society’: Mayawati’s call to Bahujan Samaj
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on Sunday said that “Bahujan Samaj” has got tired of demanding its constitutional and legal rights and now they have to join the campaign to become “Hukmran Samaj” (ruler society). Mayawati made a series of tweets on the death anniversary of party founder Kanshiram and called on her followers to seek power.
Active Covid cases dip to 28,593
India added 2,756 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,46,12,013, while the active cases dipped to 28,593, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 5,28,799 with 21 fatalities which includes 16 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.
Five electrocuted during procession in UP’s Bahraich
Five people were electrocuted on Sunday morning in Bahraich district after they came into contact with a high-tension wire during a procession. The incident took place after the men, who were carrying an iron rod, accidentally touched a high-tension wire overhead. The iron rod was fitted on the procession cart. Four of the five victims died on the spot, while the fifth person, who was referred to Lucknow for treatment, succumbed to his injuries on the way.
At least 17 killed in Zaporizhzhia city shelling
At least 17 people were killed in an overnight shelling in Zaporizhzhia, a city in southeast Ukraine, local official Anatoliy Kurtev said early on Sunday.”As a result of an overnight missile attack on Zaporizhzhia, apartment buildings and roads in a residential area of the city have been damaged,” Kurtev, the secretary of the city’s administration, wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
Delhi recorded heavy rain on 8-9 Oct (24hours till 0830 hours today) – 74.3mm, 87.2mm and 85.2mm at Safdarjung, Lodhi Road & Ayaynagar observatories respectively. As per rainfall recorded today, it’s not record breaking rainfall for Oct in terms of daily 24 hours rain amount.
– India Meteorological Department (IMD)