The Times Of India
Low pressure systems to keep monsoon active till Sept end
Friday was the expected date for the start of monsoon retreat, but it is likely to stay energised till at least the end of this month. "The monsoon is not likely to withdraw by the end of this month due to the likely formation of two cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal and their west-northwestward movement across central and adjoining northwest India," said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, head of IMD.
A hint at alliance? Uddhav’s remark on BJP mantris sparks speculations
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray sparked fresh speculation across political circles about a possible remaking of the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance after he referred to Union ministers Raosaheb Danve and Bhagwat Karad from BJP as potential "future colleagues." Former CM Devendra Fadnavis, however, ruled out the possibility of the former saffron allies coming together.
In biggest-ever one-time rejig, SC recommends new CJs for 13 HCs
The SC collegium led by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Friday recommended appointment of eight high court judges as chief justices of various HCs and transferred five HC chief justices as head of other HCs, thus taking steps to put in place new chief justices in 13 states. The collegium also recommended transfer of 28 high court judges from their present HCs to other HCs.
Afghan govt not inclusive, don’t rush into recognising it, says PM Modi
India finally seemed to have shed some of its ambiguity on Afghanistan with PM Narendra Modi himself calling upon the international community Friday to not rush into recognising the Taliban government saying it was not inclusive and formed without negotiations.
Centre plans to administer 100 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses before mid-October
The Central government has started preparing for another historic landmark by administering 100 crore vaccine doses before mid-October and is expected to reach the target between October 5-10, sources said on Friday.