Top news of the day: October 29, 2022


Today’s top news headlines and more.

Today’s top news headlines and more.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor asks AAP Govt to reconsider ‘Red light on, Gaadi off’ campaign and returns case

The AAP government in Delhi had previously attacked the lieutenant governor, alleging that the delay in approving the proposal forced him to postpone the launch of the campaign on October 28, but sources in LG’s office claimed that the the city’s environment minister, Gopal Rai, had lied in the filing. sent by the CM mentioned the launch date as October 31. The month-long “Red Light On, Gaadi Off” campaign aims to encourage drivers to switch off their vehicles while waiting at traffic lights. “The LG has sent the dossier to Chief Minister Kejriwal with the advice to reconsider the proposal,” a source said. The LG opposed the “inhumane use” and “exploitation” of Civil Defense Volunteers (CDVs) at intersections and heavily polluted sites, a source said.

Supreme Court to hear plea to replace party symbols on EVMs with candidates’ age and educational qualifications on October 31

The motion is expected to be heard before a bench consisting of Chief Justice UU Lalit and Justices SR Bhat and Justice Bela M Trivedi, according to the Oct. 31 list of causes uploaded to the supreme court‘s website. The plea filed by Attorney Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay also sought instructions to declare that the use of the party symbol on EVM is illegal, unconstitutional and unconstitutional. He further stated that the best solution to eradicate corruption and criminalization in politics is to replace political party symbols on ballot papers and EVM with candidate’s name, age, degree and photograph. .

Meeting of State Interior Ministers | Flags of Amit Shah increase in number of mazaars in Bet Dwarka of Gujarat

Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged in red the disproportionate increase in the number of mazars (shrines) at Bet Dwarka, an island off Dwarka in Gujarat to highlight coastal security challenges during the state home ministers conference which ended on October 28. Mr Shah learned to have raised the issue during the closing session of the two-day conference when he allegedly informed delegates that the small island had more shrines and tombs than its population.

Internet and social media platforms are now the toolkits of terrorist groups: Jaishankar

Terrorism remains one of the “most serious threats” to humanity, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said, highlighting terrorist threats related to the use of emerging technologies on the second day of the Committee Against Terrorism (CTC) of the United Nations Security Council held on Saturday in Delhi. The meeting began, like the first day in Mumbai, with a minute’s silence for the victims of terrorism, and officials and ministers from various countries made interventions on the use of the Internet, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs ) including drones, cryptocurrency and other online means of financing terrorism.

Gujarat Government to Form Committee for Implementation of Uniform Civil Code

Gujarat State Minister for Home Affairs Harsh Sanghvi said the state cabinet approved a proposal to form the committee during its meeting held on Saturday. This is believed to be the last meeting of the cabinet led by Bhupendra Patel, as the timetable for national elections is expected to be announced next week.

AAP to Declare CM Face for Gujarat Assembly Polls on Nov 4 and Seeks Public Opinion

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would announce on November 4 the name of its main ministerial face for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections based on the opinion given by the people of the state. Addressing a press conference, the national AAP organizer urged people to contact the party via SMS, WhatsApp, voicemail and email to give their views on who the party’s CM candidate should be.

Security blanket of 25 MVA leaders withdrawn by Shinde-Fadnavis government

The Maharashtra government has removed “categorized” security cover from 25 leaders of the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition of the Shiv Sena, NCP and Uddhav Thackeray-led Congress, an official has said. This means that these leaders would have no permanent police security outside their homes or escort. The decision was made after further assessment of their perception of security, the official said. Those who have lost their security blanket include several former cabinet ministers. Security cover for Uddhav Thackeray, the former chief minister, and his family was retained.

Heatwaves cost poor countries the most, exacerbating inequality

Heat waves, intensified by climate change, have cost the global economy billions of dollars over the past 30 years, according to a study released Friday, with poor countries paying the heaviest price. And these lopsided economic effects are contributing to deepening inequality around the world, the research finds. The reason for this disparity is simple: poor countries are often located closer to the tropics, where temperatures are warmer anyway. During heat waves, they get even hotter. The study comes days before the start of the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, where the issue of compensation for countries that are disproportionately vulnerable but least responsible for climate change is expected to be one of the key topics.

Bangladesh Commits to Safety and Security of Hindu Minorities: Information Minister Hasan Mahmud

Bangladeshi Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said on Oct. 29 that Sheikh Hasina’s government was committed to the safety of its Hindu minorities and the country’s peaceful Durga Puja celebrations this year bear witness to this. Mr Mahamud, who is in Kolkata to inaugurate the Bangladesh Film Festival, said the India-Bangladesh relationship does not depend solely on the Teesta water sharing agreement between the two nations.

Islamabad police ban hotels from accommodating Imran Khan’s Long March participants

In an unusual move, Islamabad police on October 29 banned hotels and guesthouses in the federal capital from providing accommodation to participants in the long march led by former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to force the government to announce a date for an early general election. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has also ordered TV stations not to broadcast live speeches by PTI leaders and the Long March, according to its notification. PEMRA said it observed during a speech that “statements against state institutions were broadcast live” in violation of the code of conduct and court orders. He warned that legal action, leading to suspensions and revocation of licenses, would be initiated in the event of non-compliance.

Gunman who attacked Shia shrine in Iran dies; a guard warns protesters

Iranian authorities have not released details of the attacker, who died in a hospital in the southern city of Shiraz from injuries sustained during his arrest, according to semi-official Iranian news agencies Fars and Tasnim. At the funeral of the shooting victims in Shiraz, the head of the Revolutionary Guards, General Hossein Salami, called on Iranians to stop protesting. His threat came as the Guard and other security forces violently suppressed protests with live ammunition, riot pellets and tear gas. “Today is the end of the riots. Don’t take to the streets anymore!” Salami said on Saturday. “We say to our young people, the minority of you who have been deceived, stop the evil deeds.”

Indian Oil Corporation announces ₹272 crore loss in second quarter due to sale of gasoline and diesel below cost

State-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Saturday announced a net loss of ₹272.35 crore for July-September – the second consecutive quarter of loss resulting from the sale of gasoline, diesel and LPG cooking gas to rates below cost. The net loss of ₹272.35 crore compared to a profit of ₹6,360.05 crore in July-September 2021, according to a company’s filing with the exchanges. IOC along with other state-owned fuel retailers had suffered heavy losses in the first quarter of the current fiscal year as they failed to revise prices for gasoline, diesel and cooking gas on a cost basis to help the government contain runaway inflation.

French Open Badminton Super 750 | The Satwik-Chirag duo in the final

Commonwealth Games champion Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty scored a decisive win over Korean pair Choi Sol Gyu and Kim Won Ho to advance to the men’s doubles final of the Roland-Garros Super 750 badminton tournament, in Paris on 29th Oct, 2022. The world number 8 Indian pair delivered an attacking play to outsmart the Korean combination 21-18 21-14 in the semi-final which lasted 45 minutes.

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