Two labourers were killed and three others were injured after a wall collapsed during construction of a new one in Dombivli in Maharashtra’s Thane district. The injured are being taken to a hospital. Further details are awaited.
In view of safety concerns following the multiple incidents of technical glitches, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday extended restrictions on SpiceJet. The airline is only allowed to operate at 50 per cent of departures till 29 October. However, the DGCA noted that there is an appreciable reduction in the number of safety incidents.
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved National Logistics Policy which will introduce ULIP, standardization, monitoring framework, and skill development for greater efficiency in logistics services. “The target is to improve the Logistics Performance Index ranking, and be among the top 25 countries by 2030,” said Union Minister Anurag Thakur during a press briefing.
In other news, the Supreme Court is hearing a batch of pleas seeking steps be taken against hate speech, incidents where hate speeches delivered. Justice Joseph, who is heading the bench observed that “as far as mainstream TVs which still hold way, role of the anchor is very critical. Most of the times, those who want to speak are muted.”
Hearing in Supreme Court on various pleas against Karnataka High Court’s judgment upholding ban of hijab in educational institutes is underway. A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia is hearing the appeal against the Karnataka High Court judgment. Meanwhile, the CBI gave a clean chit to corporate lobbyist Niira radia in a case pertaining to 8,000 odd conversations taped by the Income Tax department, after preliminary enquiries were closed as no case was made out.
Comedian Raju Srivastava passed away in Delhi at the age of 58, news agency ANI quoted his family as saying. He was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10 after experiencing chest pain and collapsing while working out at the gym.
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge star had been critical. He had also suffered a brain damage after heart attack and had shown little improvement since then. Some also claimed doctors had declared him ‘almost brain dead’.
Meanwhile, the benchmark Sensex and Nifty indices started on a weak note on Wednesday morning after a two-day rally. Key indices Nifty50 was flat above 17,800 levels and the S&P BSE Sensex was flat at 59,707 levels.
Four people died and two were injured after an unknown truck mowed down six persons while sleeping on road divider in New Delhi’s Seemapuri area. Prime Minister Modi’s statement, made on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, stating “today’s era is not of war” and advocating for peace talks were lauded by France and US. Assam and Mizoram are slotted to discuss the inter-state boundary issue today.
Meanwhile, three more were killed in protests in Iran as the government cracked down on demonstrations over the death of Mahsa Amini. Gujarati film Chhello Show (Last Film Show) is India’s official entry for the Oscars. Market was on the rise on Tuesday with Sensex jumping 900 points and Nifty above, 17,850.
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