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BJP MPs Manoj Tiwari ride on bicycles to reach Parliament House on the first day of winter session on Monday. Several MPs made a statement against pollution by riding bicycles, sporting masks and even choosing electric vehicles over fuel guzzlers as they arrived the House. (Photo: G.N. Jha, PRITAM BANDYOPADHYAY)

Dip in air quality likely, EPCA asks states to step up vigil

The government will intensify its crackdown on those violating anti-pollution norms, environment secretary C.K. Mishra said on Monday.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

BJP, Congress protest over ‘poisonous’ drinking water

Delhi BJP leaders and workers also held protests at 400 places across the city slamming the AAP government.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union (JNUSU) has appealed to students of other universities to join its march to Parliament on Monday, to protest against hostel fee hike and other issues affecting higher education. (Photo: BIPLAB BANERJEE)

JNUSU appeals students of other varsities to join strike

JNUSU also appealed to students outside Delhi to organise agitations on Monday to mark a national day of protest.

In an attempt to strengthen its financial position, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on Monday proposed an increase in property tax, revision of unit area valuation, and introduced two new betterment and professional taxes.

NDMC Budget proposes 2 per cent hike in property tax

Ms Joshi also proposed introduction of betterment tax of 15 per cent of the annual value of property tax.

DPCC president Subhash Chopra

Central govt responsible for economic slump: Congress

An ‘Aakrosh rally’ was held at R.K. Puram Sector 1 in which besides Congress workers local people also participated.


With the onset of winter, flamingo boat rides have resumed along the Vashi-Airoli mangrove stretch. The rides had been stopped during the monsoon season.

Vashi-Airoli flamingo boat rides resume

The timings of the ride depend on the timings of the low tide.

The police arrested three men belonging to the Shiv Sena for rioting after the Uddhav Thackeray-led party staged a protest at the Metro 3 site near Thakurdwar in south Mumbai and vandalised few vehicles. (Representational image)

3 Shiv Sena workers held for ruckus at Metro site

Officials said that at least 200 party workers along with the local residents stormed and confronted the supervisor and labourers at the site.

Nearly 11 different types of snakes, including ve-nomous, non-venomous and semi-venomous we-re rescued from residential sites near Aarey within a span of two days.

Deadly snakes rescued from Aarey vicinity

The PAWS- helpline received a distress call from Rajesh Thakur, a resident of Bhandup, stating that a snake had been spotted behind his house.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena set to skip NDA meet, exit ‘just a formality’

The winter session of the Parliament will be held from November 18 to December 13.


Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee

Citizenship Amendment Bill a trap like NRC, says Mamata Banerjee

Ms Banerjee elaborated, “But we never enforced any condition that they would have to be in this country for six years.

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar (Photo: File)

TMC complains to Amit Shah on governor running ‘parallel admin’

On Sunday, it complained to Union home minister Amit Shah against Mr Dhankar of running “parallel administration” in the state.

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh

Dilip Ghosh threatens to send TMC MLAs to jail

The BJP MP of Midnapore added, “Those who have become MLAs will be sent to Alipore Central Jail.”

Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee to give job letters to slain 5 workers

The meeting venue has been chosen in view of its proximity to Bahal Nagar village from where the slain labourers had migrated to the valley for work.

Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy

Mukul Roy booked for taking bribe, moves Calcutta HC for anticipatory bail

Sources claimed that he played a crucial role behind the recent induction of a group of Tollywood actors into the BJP.

In Other Cities

SSS activists pour milk at the memorial of Maharashtra’s first chief minister late Y.B. Chavan in Karad, Maharashtra on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

Milk rate agitations intensify

Activists also emptied milk tankers in Solapur, Kolhapur, Nashik, Hadapsar, Buldhana, Amhednagar among many.

(Representational image)

Two minors raped in Pune, accused held

In another case, a 23-year-old man has been arrested for raping six-year-old girl by luring her with chocolates.

Former NCP leader and Sharad Pawar’s relative Rana Jagjitsingh Patil joined the BJP in the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in Solapur on Sunday. (Photo: Shripad Naik)

Amit Shah: Rahul, Pawar must clarify stance on Article 370

The Indian Parliament had on August 5 abrogated Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir special status, and 35(A) of the Constitution.

Narendra Dabholkar (Photo: PTI)

CBI invokes terror charges against Dabholkar’s accused

The CBI made a submission to this effect before Judicial Magistrate (first class) S.M.A. Sayyad in Maharashtra on Monday.