The Times Of India
Teach medicine in Tamil, Amit Shah urges Tamil Nadu govt
Union home minister Amit Shah urged the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday to introduce Tamil as the medium of instruction for medical and other technical courses, saying it would help students understand their lessons better. Several states had already moved to offer medical and technical education in their native languages and Tamil Nadu should follow suit, Shah said. This would also help students pursue research in Tamil.
Don’t make coal lone villain, India asserts at climate meet
Amid growing demand to end use of coal, India here at the UN climate talks (COP27) on Saturday made a strong point saying making any one fuel the villain is not right as natural gas and oil also lead to emissions. Making its intervention during presidency consultation on the cover decisions of COP27, India also suggested certain points to be included in the decision text, saying the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement requires phasing down of all fossil fuels.
Long-term goal of Paris Agreement requires phase down of all fossil fuels: India at COP27
As negotiators from 194 parties started working out a draft cover text at the UN climate summit in Egypt, India on Saturday proposed that the talks wrap up with a decision to "phase down all fossil fuels" including oil and gas, sources said."Natural gas and oil also lead to emission of greenhouse gases. Making only one fuel the villain is not right," a source in the Indian delegation attending the climate talks told PTI.
'It is going on unabated': Army chief on infrastructure development by China along LAC
The situation in eastern Ladakh is stable but unpredictable, Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande said on Saturday. "In a larger context, we need to very carefully calibrate our actions on LAC to be able to safeguard our interests and sensitivities. As far as PLA's force levels are concerned, there has been no significant reduction," the Army chief said while addressing an event. Pande also said that the Indian Army's preparations along LAC for winter posture is under way.
EAM Jaishankar meets his counterparts from Canada, Indonesia and Singapore in Cambodia
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday discussed a range of issues with his counterparts from Canada, Indonesia and Singapore as they met on the sidelines of the ASEAN-India summit here in the Cambodian capital.
Earthquake in Delhi: Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Nepal, tremors felt in national capital, adjoining areas
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolted Nepal on Saturday evening with tremors being felt across Delhi-NCR and other parts of north India.Many users took to Twitter, saying they felt tremors around 7:57pm."An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred in Nepal, at around 7:57pm, today. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground," the National Center for Seismology said.
Caste consciousness is greater today than in 1950s: Tharoor
There is greater consciousness of caste in Indian society today compared to the decade after independence, Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday. Tharoor, the third-term MP from Thiruvananthapuram, noted that the political parties which are against discrimination or untouchability nonetheless seek votes in the name of caste.The caste system is "far from annihilated", he added.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Nalini Sriharan and three other convicts released from jail
Nalini Sriharan, her husband and three other convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case were released from Tamil Nadu prisons on Saturday evening. Earlier today, Nalini Sriharan was taken for her routine signature procedure at Katpadi Police station. Nalini Sriharan is among the seven persons accused of assassinating Rajiv Gandhi. This comes a day after the Supreme Court set free Nalini Sriharan, R P Ravichandran and four others serving life sentences in the assassination case.