Top news of the day: SC orders financial support to farmers who don’t burn stubble, BSNL rolls out VRS scheme for nearly one lakh employees, and more

A farmer burns paddy stubble at a farm on the outskirts of Amritsar on November 6, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Delhi pollution: Supreme Court orders financial support to farmers who don’t burn stubble

Court directs governments of Punjab, Haryana and U.P. to provide Rs. 100/quintal within seven days to small and marginal farmers.

BSNL rolls out VRS scheme; nearly one lakh employees eligible

“This is the best VRS given by the government and BSNL employees should see it in a positive frame of mind,” says BSNL CMD P.K. Purwar.

Maharashtra government formation | Uddhav Thackeray hasn’t received any proposal from BJP: Sanjay Raut

“We met the Governor. Republican Party of India leader Ramdas Athawale also met him. And if BJP leaders are meeting the Governor (to stake claim to form the government), then they should form the government as they are the single largest party,” he said.

J&K case hearing: What happened during the Emergency, asks Justice Ramana

“Seven million people have never been paralysed like this ever before in this country,” Kapil Sibal, representing Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, submitted. “What happened in the 1970s? The Emergency?” Justice Ramana asked with a smile.

PNB fraud case: U.K. court rejects Nirav Modi’s new bail application

Dressed in a blue sweater and freshly shaved, the 48-year-old was produced before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London to make another attempt at being let out on bail until his trial in May next year.

Cyclonic storm ‘Maha’ may fizzle out, not hit Gujarat coast on November 7: IMD

The earlier prediction that ‘Maha’ would make a landfall on the Gujarat coast near the Union Territory of Diu on November 7 morning as a cyclonic storm had prompted the authorities to step up preparedness.

Chinmayanand case: SIT files 4,700-page charge sheet

Mr. Chinmayanand is lodged in the jail following the case lodged against him by the law student under Section 376C of the IPC, an offence pertaining to the abuse of one’s position by a person in authority to “induce or seduce” a woman under his charge to have “sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape”.

Over 11,000 scientists worldwide declare global climate emergency

In a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal BioScience, 11,258 signatories, including 69 from India, presented climate change trends and provided a set of methods to mitigate the threat.

Knife-wielding man attacks Hong Kong pro-Beijing lawmaker

Legislator Junius Ho, his assistant and the alleged attacker were taken to hospital with unspecified injuries following the assault, police said.

Talks of co-founders’ role in whistleblower complaints appalling: Infosys

Chairman Nandan Nilekani said the co-founders have served the company “selflessly” and remain committed to the long-term success of the company.

Kolkata gets set for country’s first-ever day-night pink ball Test at Eden Gardens

Play will start each day at 1 p.m., and by the time it resumes at 3.40 p.m. after lunch break at 3, floodlights will come on, says CAB secretary Avishek Dalmiya.

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